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Was this question about train schedules closed appropriately?

This question has been put on hold: Traveling from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe The reason is "Questions covering tasks normally performed by travel agents such as constructing travel and tour ...
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locate-this v. identify-this vs. where-on-earth

How do these 3 tags differ? There are 15 questions tagged with the first two, among which two are mine. Note that I initially tagged mine just identify-this; someone else added the locate-this.
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Why does this thread's title appear faint?

Here's a screenshot of the Travel SE page, taken just now. Look at the middle entry: Why is the listing so faint?
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Closure: 'Does Japan have resort towns like Banff and Jasper?'

I'm uncertain why Does Japan have resort towns like Banff and Jasper? was closed for this reason: "Questions covering tasks normally performed by travel agents such as constructing travel and tour ...
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Why closed? “How can I find out efficiently when an airline is flying a route?”

I don't get why How can I find out efficiently when an airline is flying a route? is closed as "as unclear what you're asking". itai understood it. Thanks Itai for supporting me! I've come up ...
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Why was this question closed?

Any plans to ban body scanner opt out after Brexit? I asked a very specific question: whether plans exist or not. I did not ask what will happen. How on earth can the existence of these plans be a ...
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How should I ask about how to handle a situation in a particular country when a question exists about that exact situation in another country?

Someone asked about how to deal with bus stops adjacent to cycling lanes in Germany: Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?, where the accepted answer explicitly refers to the German ...
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Should we close “What would authority/company X do” as primarily opinion based or as off-topic?

Not too long ago, I reached the reputation level necessary to access the Close Votes review queue. This has been a rewarding journey so far; one of the things that puzzled me is the prevalence of ...
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July 2019 photo competition. Bridges

Theme for July 2019, bridges. Any bridge you can drive or walk over, or use whatever other method of crossing. And that includes natural bridges which have no human access and miniatures. ...
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Tag synonyms standard-visitor-visa and standard-visitor-visas

We seem to have two separate tags: standard-visitor-visa - 85 followers standard-visitor-visas - 569 followers Should we set one of them as a synonym for the other?
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Why not just fix this answer instead of trying to nuke it?

https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/139204/4188 took me about ten seconds to copy-paste Victorinox Spectra into Google Images and drop an image into the answer. There are four upvotes on the mod's ...
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please help me to rephrase that my question is accepted by male only moderators

I have a question about my Travel Stack Exchange post: Where is female public urination common in Europe? Please help me formulate the questions differently. Please do not change the content, it's ...
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We're testing advertisements on Travel

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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Why was Chicago chosen as the center point for the world map zoom effect in chat?

I noticed a small Easter egg in chat rooms parented to this site: the "world map" figure on the bottom bar zooms in and out depending on how far the page is scrolled. As I was using this Easter egg, ...
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June 2019 photo competition, Animals interacting with humans

In the words of the person who proposed it: gparyani Theme: animals, interacting with humans or human-made objects, pets and zoo animals disallowed. Animals should be alive and well and the ...
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Canonical question on Indian passport damage

We have a plethora of questions on this site asking for advice about damaged Indian passport. The damage comes in wide varities - threading coming off, torn pages, water/other smears or detached cover....
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Accepted answer not at top

In my recent question I got a lot of answers that gave relevant information, but didn't answer the actual question asked. I collated the useful information from those answers, made it a community ...
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2019: Trending our answered percentage ranking to 1st

I'd like to track this with the goal of getting the answer rate up to 100% (with rounding, at least), and our rank site-wide at 1st for answering, and as such will occasionally update below with ...
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Where is the most [adjective] in [place] questions

With reference to What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?, but also to other formulations of the same idea (biggest sausage in Germany, loudest annual city festival, biggest ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I suggested an edit to a post and I don't see why it was rejected, can someone please explain? https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/116594 The justification was This edit ...
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Why closed - Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren?

I'm trying to understand the socioeconomic allusions in the quote at Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren.
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Rename gps-navigation to be gnss-navigation

Essentially all questions currently tagged gps-navigation are not specific to GPS, but apply to all GNSS, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and others. Many users may not even be aware which one of ...
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May 2019 Photo competition, Staircases

The theme for May is Staircases, and in the words of the person who proposed it first, Bernhard: I would say we can keep the scope a bit wide, i.e., as long as it consists of steps and is used by ...
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Why allow unregistered users?

Why are unregistered users allowed to post? This only creates a plethora of accounts who post a question and never come back to provide feedback or accept answers.
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Can we actually merge questions along with their answers, rather than marking one as a dupe of another?

Sometimes a newer question gets a better answer before it's discovered that a similar question was answered previously. If the newer question is marked as a dupe of the older question, most people ...
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I consider this delete improper

It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself? asks if it is possible to avoid automatic check-in on kiwi.com My answer is that I have done ...
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Possible topics for the photo competition

In the past few months the photo competition has gained some popularity here on Travel Meta. You can find all previous editions back via photo-competition. Do you have suggestions for topics for the ...
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Why is this question not too broad?

How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage? covers every airline and all the time in the world. The number of answers also indicates there is something wrong with it IMO. I ...
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Why is the question asking for SIM recommendation marked as off-topic?

I came across a question about recommending a "good" cellular operator for mobile internet across North India. This question has been put on hold as "off-topic", specifically as a question about price ...
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Can we add travel-card tag?

There could be multiple questions regarding travel cards of various states in various countries. For example in Washington DC it's the SmarTrip card, in New York City it is the MetroCard in the USA. ...
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Does this count as a duplicate?

So I was able to answer Does having a TSA Pre-Check member in your flight reservation increase the chances that everyone gets Pre-Check? from Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck? . The ...
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Deleted answer breaks inbox menu?

A question I asked long ago got migrated to "web apps."  Today, the inbox showed it had an answer "19 hours ago" that mentioned Guadalajara.  When I clicked on it, I got my profile page instead.  When ...
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April 2019 photo competition, “Road trip” (Read, rules are different.)

For April I would like to change the rules a bit. The theme will be 'road trip' as suggested by one user on the site. One post per person but up to 5 photos in that one post, all about the 'same' ...
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I couldn't find a tag for vaccination, though it should have been used in some questions

Is this the right place to ask for someone to create a new tag: vaccination
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While link only answers are discouraged, what about this sheet?

I believe this sheet about baggage sizes should be on the main site especially because second baggage size information is extremely scarce elsewhere. There is no markdown to create tables so it would ...
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Are Brexit questions off-topic?

This well-researched question about the impacts of Brexit on travel was recently closed, apparently on the grounds that the best answer to the question is not immediately available at the time the ...
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March 2019 Photo competition. Bus stops +

For March 2019 the theme for the Travel Stack Exchange photo competition will be Bus stops and other places where people start (or finish) communal travel. Inspiration: Bus and train stations, car ...
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Is “Fastest possible route” an allowed class of questions?

There are a number of interesting Q&As on the site about whether it's possible to get from X to Y within a tight window of time. However, this question was closed for violating the WANTA rule: ...
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Review queue buttons aren't visible, can't be scrolled to when browser window not full-screen (Chrome)

Since the redesign, I have a problem. I use Chrome on Linux principally, and can test on Windows and OS X if desired. I use the browser window at less than full screen size because I have other ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels It states Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. ...
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Please merge the “child” tag into the “children” tag

Since the beginning we decided here on plural tags (with some caveats). Also tag wikis should not be definitions of common words, they should describe the kids of questions the tag is intended for. I'...
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User experience for new users who post questions as answers

Often new users of the site will somehow miss the "Ask question" button and instead post their question as an answer to another vaguely related question. The "answer" gets flagged as not-an-answer and ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we flush the [toilet]?

There's currently seven questions tagged toilets, while there's at least 47 questions in the hygiene tag about toilets. toilet-usage was previously merged into hygiene, as noted in Merge 'toilet-...
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Why wasn't this seemingly unnecessary comment deleted?

I read this comment on Mount Everest climb cost and total time: If you are asking this question on a generic travel forum like this, one has to wonder if you have enough climbing experience for ...
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February 2019 Photo competition

The theme for our February competition will be: Water as (or being) influenced by humans. To inspire people, this includes bird baths, people active on rivers, water features in cities and much more. ...
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Are questions about languages and language barriers on-topic?

Good day, beautiful and smart people of the Travel.SE! I've recently asked a question about using Modern Standard Arabic in the Arabic-speaking countries and, I've got the feeling that it was a ...
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Travel Winterbash 2018 - join us!

Winterbash is back for 2018, and there's always some friendly travel competition to see who can get the best/most awesome/most hats. The Travel Leaderboard Currently, the rankings are as follows: ...
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How to handle the [ist] tag after the IATA code IST is transferred to Istanbul Airport?

The IATA code IST and the ist tag are currently used for Istanbul Ataturk Airport. This airport will be closed on 31 December 2018 and its IATA code will be transferred to Istanbul Airport, which is ...

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