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Edit history bug

When you, as OP, edit a question/answer in the first minutes after posting, the edit will not be registered in the edit history Steps to reproduce : Post a question/answer Edit it, while leaving the ...
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Upcoming 2022 photo competitions, themes not decided yet

As there is very little feedback about the competitions before they are posted and I am running out of inspiration, I wonder if you regulars are willing to post comments or edit into this question ...
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Should "esta" and "us-visa-waiver-program" be synonyms?

Should we merge the esta and us-visa-waiver-program tags? While there is a technical sense in which they are not exactly the same thing, many questions about "traveling to the US on an ESTA" ...
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June 2022 Photo competition, Statues and other pieces of Art or 'art' that decorate fountains, streets, squares or the middle of a roundabout

This month's photo competition theme is Statues and other pieces of Art or 'art' that decorate fountains, streets, squares or the middle of a roundabout. You can post up to three photos of the same ...
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Aren't "local geography" topics missing in the Help Center?

I had a look at What topics can I ask about here? and I could not find anything about local geography. These would be questions such as is there a walking path between X and Y in city Z? is the 16 ...
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How to include chart or table

Screenshots within questions or answers are disfavored because their content isn't indexed. That makes good sense. In my answer to this question, I nevertheless included screenshots of two charts, as ...
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(Closes in one day) Updating our "price-shopping for specific goods or services" close reason to use the new close reason system

As I stated in a prior discussion, our current community-specific close reasons (off-topic sub-reasons) haven't changed much at all since they were defined in 2013, and since then, the closing system ...
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May 2022 photo competition, Doors, Gates and other Portals

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Doors, gates, or other portals, suggested by choster The following rules apply: Please do not post photos until 00:...
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Updating the "immigration or moving for extended periods of time" community-specific close reason to use the new five-field close reason system

Our community-specific close reasons (off-topic sub-reasons) haven't changed much at all since they were defined in 2013. Just last year, a massive revamp took place to the closing system. As part of ...
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April 2022 Photo competition, Signs of change of season

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Signs of change of season. This theme has not yet been suggested so it is by Willeke. Here is a further description ...
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Merging [tag:hotel] with [tag:hotels]

hotel and hotels seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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March 2022 Photo Competition, Unusual modes of transportation

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Unusual modes of transportation, as suggested by JJJ. Here is a further description of the topic: A photo of any ...
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Before migrating questions to expat.SE, please check they were not asked there already

I am a moderator of expat.SE, and I am sorry that I have to ask this again. Last time I asked was in Jun 2021, but it just happened again. Please can you check before migrating a question to expat.SE ...
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Historical answers: Is historical (but now offensive) language allowed?

This post relates to How do hotel housekeepers know if a room is in use?, which underwent an “edit war” regarding the term “maid” before being locked. I noticed that a “historical answer” to that ...
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February 2022 photo competition, Foreign Food

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Foreign Food, as sugested by Mark Mayo. Here is a further description of the topic: A photo of any form of food, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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January 2022 Photo Competition - water-based modes of transport

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is water-based modes of transport! This theme was suggested by me in chat. Here is a further description of the topic: ...
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Would a question on how to clean/maintain scuba goggles be on topic?

My question is along the lines of how to properly clean and maintain scuba goggles so as to avoid them fogging during use. I considered asking here on Travel, Home Improvement, and over on sports. I'm ...
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Why was this question about early check-in closed as opinion-based?

The question What's the point of checking in several days before a flight? was closed as opinion-based. Why? The existing answers show there exist objective reasons, e.g. seat selection or ...
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Too many questions in close vote queue

Since last couple of days, I have seen too many questions in the "Close Votes" queue. Many of these questions are old, have multiple upvotes, lenghty comments and no answers. E.g US visa ...
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How do we create a canonical "pitfalls of booking with 3rd parties" for airline tickets?

This is a very common question. People use a search engine, find an attractive price, book, looks great. Then things happen -- from a pandemic to a broken plane -- and then they have the textbook ...
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How to handle posts from the 'covid-times' going forward?

We have a lot of questions, understandably, around covid. Eg how to travel from x to y with restrictions, or do I have to quarantine when entering country c? Post covid, whatever/whenever that is, we'...
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Winter Bash 2021!

Continuing the tradition: Winter Bash started today and will run into the new year. Useful links: Official site Travel leaderboard Unofficial hat list Final standings: Mark Mayo (12 hats) Xnero (11 ...
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Expatriates is leaving beta. Should we finally get a migration path from here to there?

There have been longstanding requests for a migration path from here to Expatriates, because we get a lot of questions here asked on a frequent basis that are off-topic here but on-topic there. The ...
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Should "where was this picture taken" posts be allowed?

Travel.SE often features "where was this picture taken" posts, and there's a horde of well-practiced regulars who quickly find even the most obscure locations. I find this to be generally ...
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December 2021 Photo Competition - Places/buildings/scenes that no longer exist

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Places/buildings/scenes that no longer exist! This theme was suggested by Greg Hewgill in this post. A description ...
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Exploring the [restricted-areas] of our tag space

The tag restricted-areas (currently three questions, no tag wiki) is a mess. In theory, the phrase brings to mind places such as military bases and nature preserves that often require special permits ...
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November 2021 Photo Competition: Photos gone wrong

The theme for the November photo competition is "Photos gone wrong". Like blurs, light seeped in, night photos where you had the camera moving so the lights make a kind of lines, focus on ...
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Why was this question whether there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the US closed as opinion-based?

The question Is there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the United States via Sentri lanes, and if so, what's the limit? was closed as opinion-based. From the ...
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Why was this question about making sure one's car doesn't get impounded/ticketed closed as off-topic?

The question How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? was closed as off-topic, which ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected? Should I quit submitting (some kind of) edits?

I noticed a suggested edit of mine got rejected by Willeke♦, and he says "The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the content are unnecessary or make the post more confusing....
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Link to question leads nowhere

I have not understood how everything works on this site, fully. Yesterday, in the afternoon, I clicked on a question that seemed to ask something about this site's logo. I include a screenshot. I was ...
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October 2021 Photo Competition: Local parks

The theme for the October photo competition is "Local parks" (i.e. city/neighborhood parks). This covers any place that is located within an urban or suburban area, which is set aside for ...
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Why was this question about whether airlines check the weight of the passengers' clothes closed as off-topic?

The question Do airlines sometimes check the weight of the passengers' clothes? was closed as off-topic, whereas there exist many questions pertaining to item weight when checking-in or boarding that ...
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Have we done something wrong, that we get such totally travel-unrelated question?

Another question randomly posted on Travel.SE: Asked to send emergency travel money by MoneyGram, is this a scam? Or maybe not so randomly? Correct me if I'm wrong, but recently a lot of travel-...
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Why was this question about why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports closed as a duplicate of whether they do it?

The question Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports? was closed as a duplicate of the question When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US ...
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Why was this question about free parking closed whereas many other free parking questions are open (and typically upvoted)?

Why was the question Where can one park one's car for free for a few weeks reasonably close to Seattle (SEA) airport? closed whereas there exist many other free parking questions that are open and ...
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Rename [mexican-citizens] to [mexican-nationals]

Everyone born in Mexico is considered a Mexican National, and foreigners who have resided in Mexico for (typically) 5+ years, and fulfil a number of requirements, can obtain Mexican Nationality. ...
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September 2021 Photo Competition: "Places" (different rules)

The theme for the September photo competition is "Places". This competition is a multi-photo contest, much like the past competitions on road trips and castles. Each answer should consist of ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #5 on Travel has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Why [where-on-earth] questions are downvoted heavily?

I have asked this question recently: Where did the Hungarian PM travel to & take this picture? Based on the [where-on-earth] tag's description, I think it is a perfectly legitimate question. I ...
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Why is this question closed?

Why is Can an airline prevent a passenger from boarding the plane during a layover because they left and re-entered the transit area? closed? I took the comments into account to improve the wording ...
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What to do with outdated questions?

Should we close old questions? dealt with old questions but this is a different topic: What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul? ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Travel Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-...
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August 2021 Photo Competition: Beaches

The theme for the August photo competition is "Beaches" (proposed by Tomerikoo). This covers any photo of or near a large body of water (ocean or very large lake) that meets land at a shore ...
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Can the community be less hostile to new questions?

My First Question on TSE I recently asked my first question (Is it objectionable to carry someone else's passport across the UK Border?) on TSE. While watching a show where UK Customs confiscated ...
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

See this related question: Is the tag “travel” a little broad?. Or more specifically, its accepted answer by Michael Hampton: The travel tag already has zero questions (and strangely, two followers). ...
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July 2021 Photo Competition: Ten-Year Anniversary

In honor of this site's ten-year anniversary, the theme for this competition is any travel-related photo taken in summer 2011 or earlier, preferably prior to the site's private beta beginning on June ...
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Thank you Mark Mayo!

Today, Mark Mayo resigned as a moderator, claiming to be burned out on multiple fronts. I'd like to thank him for his service to the site as a moderator. Mark was one of the site's initial beta ...
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