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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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Travel SE Logo / Graphic [duplicate]

Does the Travel SE logo /graphic look like a turkey or some kind of bird? Or am I wrong? I assume it's supposed to resemble a directional marker for a map or mapping app.
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Use of back ticks vs quotes

I just answered a question and as per being beaten into submission multiple times in the past by people editing my previous missives, I used back ticks to highlight some text. (See my answer here) ...
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Is “Does ryanair allow an extra bag if bought at the airport shops” a duplicate?

I am creating this question in Meta to bring attention again to this question. I would like it to open reopened. Does ryanair allow an extra bag if bought at the airport shops? I am the OP, and ...
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Please help me find user **uncovery**!"

I am very sorry to upset your protocol for asking questions. I came across the site about three hours ago while researching Japanese customs for a Master's degree in Forensic Nursing. Although I have ...
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Is “What 4WD vehicle is necessary for Waipoli Road?” really a duplicate?

Why was What 4WD vehicle is necessary for Waipoli Road? closed as a duplicate of How much does an SUV help, for driving popular but poorly paved roads on Big Island?? The former's about a road in Maui;...
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Answer edited to complain about downvotes and declare them “wrong and misleading”

An answer to a recent question attracted a handful of downvotes, prompting the answerer to comment that the downvotes are "misleading" and as they were not accompanied by a comment were also "invalid"....
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What to do if an answer is false?

A question was asked, and an answer was provided. It has 60 upvotes, when no other answer has a score of 0 or higher. However, this answer is false, and if the OP follows this advice, they are very ...
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January 2019 Photo competition

Over the three months December 2018 - February 2019 I want to run a photo competition, (it can run longer if well accepted and active, but three months is guaranteed.) The highest voted answer will ...
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Photo competition December 2018

Over the next three months I want to run a photo competition, (it can run longer if well accepted and active, but three months is guaranteed.) The highest voted answer will get the fame and bragging ...
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Are “visa” questions taking over?

I'm basically really sick of all the visa questions. I thought his site was meant to be questions about roads, restaurants, and diseases in exciting foreign lands. But there's a huge number of ...
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Changing the meaning of a question

Short summary: Is it acceptable to edit a question, so that it differs from what OP originally asked with the purpose of getting a presumably off-topic question on-topic? Especially, when there are ...
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Adding own experience as follow up on the question?

A while back I asked a question about my holiday to Italy. I was wondering what the common etiquette towards dogs in restaurants in Tuscany was. I got a lovely answer and we went ahead and followed ...
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Why was a question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question?

Why was this question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question? As indicated in the question and illustrated in the comments and the the only answer, this question is ...
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Is it OK to have the same content in two different answers, if it is relevant to both?

I wrote an answer to the question Is tipping mandatory at Restaurants and Bars in Germany? that got a reasonable amount of upvotes. I then wanted to add more reasoning to my answer and found that it ...
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Unban the goo.gl URL shortener?

All URL shorteners are now banned on SE sites. However, this includes goo.gl, which is used by default by Google Maps for sharing both directions and points of interest. Can we get this unbanned on ...
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Could a `scam` tag on a question be useful even when it turns out not to be a scam?

Someone recently asked a legitimate question about transferring money to a friend stranded abroad. This rightfully caused the alarm bell to ring in everyone's head: RUN, this is a scam! Because it ...
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Would meta be a good place to ask for a update on old question

Would meta be a good place to ask for an update on an old question? Example: Is there anyone from India that could update this question on electronic payment methods, I am sure there has been ...
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Questions from the side of service providers, guest house owners, etc

For example, This question (now deleted, needs 10k rep to read) is a question made by a guest house owner regarding acceptance of certain types of payments. Are these kind of questions on topic? if ...
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Is this question still unclear?

The question below received a comment stating that it's unclear. Then OP updated the question and it became totally clear (at least to me), however it was put on hold 2 days after the edit. Options ...
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Strange outlines on Edge (old theme)

There is a strange issue on travel (not seen on stackoverflow) that affects the old (non-beta) theme on Edge. Anytime you move your mouse over a target (like up/down arrows) an outline is drawn that ...
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Travel's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Why was the question “International vehicle registration sticker” Put On Hold?

Why was the question International vehicle registration sticker put On Hold as being related to emigrating (Expat Stack Exchange)? While it's true that the OP was emigrating to the Czech Republic (it ...
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Why is a question about the process of entering the US on an international flight ok, but the equivalent about entering Japan too broad?

This question is now trending in the 'hot questions' so it's getting lots of upvotes though it clearly shows no research effort: What happens when entering the U.S. on an international flight?. This ...
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How should we treat people who announce attempts of illegal behavior?

Very similar to this question, but in this case the problem is that someone threatens to attempt something illegal. The trigger for the question is this comment under the question: inland removal ...
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September 2018 - Photo competition

Competition for September - theme: travelling selfie / photo of you. You must be in it. Rules: 1 post per answer. May submit more than 1 answer per user. try and keep it non offensive User posting ...
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Why was the question “Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close?” closed as primarily opinion-based?

Why was the question Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close? closed as primarily opinion-based? I would assume that airlines must have objective reasons to do so, as the few ...
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What is our stance on “where can I rent X in location Y” questions?

What is our stance on "where can I rent X in location Y" questions? Are they on-topic or off-topic? I see many such questions on https://travel.stackexchange.com/search?q=Where+can+I+rent+, which ...
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Are questions asked by locals about local transit on topic for travel.se? [duplicate]

Consider a person who lives in location X and has a monthly transit pass which allows them to travel to location Y. That person wants to travel from X to location Z. The transit pass allows them to ...
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How should I ask a question about a short connection?

I have a question about a short connection. I am flying from airport A to airport C, and I have a connection at airport B where I have to change planes. I want to ask about whether the flight ...
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How to respond to Travel questions about doing legal things while being out of status in a country?

Lately i see a lot of questions where people ask if they would be fine travelling from one city to another while they are illegal residents in a country. On the face value the act they are asking for ...

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