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Why don't we have the “blatantly off-topic” option as a close reason?

This question seems to be closed as opinion-based, however the comments indicate that the question is not related to travel. I have the "cast close and reopen votes" privilege on TSE only, maybe I'm ...
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April 2020 photo competition: “Hotels” (and other accommodations)

The theme for the April photo competition is "Hotels". While the name of this competition specifically refers to hotels, this doesn't necessarily mean hotels per se: this means any sort of place where ...
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I think a question is off-topic but it's been under bounty for three weeks. What can I do?

Recently, I learned it is not possible to either vote or flag a question as off-topic when it has a bounty. Normally the advice is to flag it for moderator attention, but this question was asked by a ...
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

Now is a bad time to travel, but not everybody has got the memo. In almost all places, the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better. The more we travel the worse it will get in the short ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question?

What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question? Examples of questions asking for a percentage related to traveling:...
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What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral?

What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral ("the answer may change many times as airlines/governments ...
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What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific?

What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific? I'm asking as I saw that there exists some questions specific to one airport (probably why many ...
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Why was this question on onward ticket policies closed as opinion-based?

The question If an airline or immigration policy requires an onward ticket, is it ok to purchase it at the last minute / after being refused check-in/entry? was closed as opinion-based and comments ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What self-defense weapons are legal in England?

I still don't cotton why What self-defense weapons are legal in England? was closed but not What self defense items are allowed in India?. I've tried to focus on one possibility here - when there's ...
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March 2020 Photo Competition - Travel Favorites

The March photo competition is now closed! The theme for March 2020 - Travel Favourites A favourite photo from your travels - maybe it's your favourite because it looks amazing, or maybe there's a ...
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Why was this question on airport fee administration closed as opinion-based?

The question Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? was closed as opinion-based. However, none of the close-voters left a ...
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Coronavirus designation

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has designated the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan as SARS-CoV-2, replacing its working designation of 2019-nCoV. The related respiratory ...
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This spammer should be deleted

This user: https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/108323/baby-doll has posted a two spam answers. The spam answers are probably the only contribution they will ever make. I think this user should be ...
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Announcing my return to Travel.SE

it's Daniil Manokhin, ex-user (89966). Most of you will probably know me. I was an active contributor to Travel.SE and a few other SE sites till I got destroyed on 11th November on 2019 on all SE ...
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Why did I just get the close privilege?

Someone just upvoted one of my questions, and I got a notification. At the same time (likely due to that action) I also got a notification that I was awarded the close/reopen voting privilege. That's ...
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February 2020 Photo Competition - Lighthouses

The February photo competition is now Finished! Congratulations to jason.kaisersmith for the winning entry! Entered later than most but pulled ahead very quickly, well done! And the virtual prize ...
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“marshrutkas” tag wrongly written

As I was just looking for a marshrutka in Ukraine in noticed the tag: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/marshrutkas It's a Russian word commonly used in all countries of the former ...
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What tags do we have related to [the-netherlands]?

As a Dutch citizen, I like to follow tags related to The Netherlands. As such, I think an overview of all tags related to The Netherlands may come in handy, not just for me. So far, I've found ...
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Moderation principle

I have many issues with what happened to Why is the subway in Seoul so cheap? I see absolutely nothing in the question that is objectionable or in need of moderation. There is a mildly (but only ...
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Why was this question about tipping closed?

Why close https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/151871/76132? there's a Tipping tag with 112 questions. Chris H says I didn't address his question. Apologies – I thought this was obvious. I typed out ...
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Is there a policy on multiple accounts?

There's a certain small group (maybe 4 or 5) of users who I very strongly suspect (due to the combination of a very distinctive writing style, a shared affinity for particular very specific question ...
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If I travel to Osaka, Tokyo Feb 1-10, can I view plants and nature?

Why If I travel to Osaka, Tokyo Feb 1-10, can I view plants and nature? closed off-topic? It undeniably is NOT constructing travel and tour itineraries because I already said I can go just to Osaka ...
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2019: a year in moderation on Travel.SE

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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January 2020 Photo Competition - Countries

Entries for January have now closed. Congratulations to Dirty-flow for their winning entry! Theme for January, 2020 - Countries . Describe your experience with a certain country with a set of ...
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Should questions on aviation regulations be posted on aviation, law or travel Stack Exchange website?

Should questions on aviation regulations be posted on aviation, law or travel Stack Exchange website? Assume the question is of interest to commercial airplane passengers, e.g. For which planes do ...
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A broad question about identity card tags

Our primary identity card tag is identity-cards. I had a hard time finding it because I typed id-card. Could we add id-card as a synonym? Maybe state-id too? The EU specific tag is eu-id-card. It ...
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We just reached 9000 visa questions [duplicate]

We just reached 9000 visa questions. visa is by far the most popular tag on Travel.SE, followed by usa with 4618 questions at this moment. If 39,637 is the count of questions on Travel.SE, questions ...
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Questions about visiting unrecognized states are acceptable? Most of them inevitably lead to law infringement

I searched all the Meta but it seems the issue hadn't been discussed thoroughly yet. Let me start with an example. Here are two questions presented on Travel SE: What is the correct way of visiting ...
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Is “denied-entry” a synonym of “denial-of-entry”?

denied-entry has 1 question and denial-of-entry has more. denied-entry has a long description though but it seems it's just a duplicate. Should they be synonyms?
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Why does the question list show “0” for this already-answered question?

An answer has been posted to this question. The Travel list of questions, however, shows "0" in the "Answers" box. Here's a screenshot: Is this because it's been migrated? Some other reason?
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Spam items that can't be found in suggested edits review queue?

The suggested edits queue showed me an edit that looked "community wiki" had created an empty answer, which was two years later replaced with spam by a user whose profile says "has not posted yet." ...
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Is a question trying to remember the name of a place I've been to during a trip on-topic?

In 2012 during an Euro-trip I spent some days in Vienna (Austria's capital). During that trip I got a recommendation for a restaurant from a local citizen. I really liked the restaurant and memorized ...
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Purging details from question edit history

In this question the OP uploaded an image chock full of personal information. User outflak edited the question to remove that information, but of course the original information is still visible in ...
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December 2019 photo competition: “Winter or near winter public holidays”

The theme for the December photo competition is "Winter or near winter public holidays". I'm looking for photos that depict a public celebration of a holiday that is celebrated either during the ...
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For anyone wondering about Daniil

---content from him below, approved by CM in TL to post. It’s Daniil from Travel. My accounts were destroyed by a CM so I had to go. Please post this message from me on meta: Hello Travel ...
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Who is 'Monica' and why should we support her (changed user names with added 'support Monica') [duplicate]

This has nothing to do with traveling, just as 'supports Monica' has nothing to do with traveling, but I have noticed in the last days many user names suddenly have this extra 'supports Monica' added ...
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Why are our questions per day going down?

Here are some statistics: Over the last 90 days we have had an average of 19 questions per day Over the last 30 days we have had an average of 14.8 questions per day Over the last 14 days we have had ...
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How did a question get migrated to IoT from here?

I saw a dubious question, and it went on hold which is fine, but it ended up at https://iot.stackexchange.com/questions/4657/how-rude-is-it-to-put-feet-on-a-table-in-public And that's really ...
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Was my answer downvoted due to anti-semitism?

My answer: Where is a celebration-free, little-to-no Christmas skiing destination during the holiday season? received 3 downvotes with no explanation. It also received comments complaining about "...
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November 2019 photo competition: “How Did That Happen?”

The theme for November 2019 is: "How Did That Happen?" When asked for more information Mark Mayo gave these samples: a tank upside down next to the road, or a guy flying in the air above a bull (...
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Support of Monica

There's a big debate / kerfuffle going on over at Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it! and it's a real shame that it's gone on for over a month without a satisfactory ...
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Photo competition series needs a new person to run it!

Having run the photo competition for about a year I am stepping down. I am not sure if it is permanent or whether I will come back. But for now November will be the last one I will run. This does ...
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'Identifying destinations that meet certain criteria is not the same thing as constructing a travel itinerary.'

User phoog commented, and was upvoted 20 times by others: I'm uncertain then why my questions below were closed? They pertain to identifying destinations that meet certain criteria. Deleted ...
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Do spam posts’ personal information need to be redacted?

I recently flagged this spam post (visible to 10k+ users) with a in need of moderator intervention flag with the following message: Redact post history please It was declined with the following ...
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Regent of the Castle November competition [closed]

In an effort to change up the monthly answering competition, I introduce the 'King of the Castle' format. Rules: Day 0: Nobody is Regent. The Game of throne begins. Continuous: Answer a question ...
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Why was this question on why Myanmar got removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit put on hold?

Why was this question Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019? on hold? Knowing the reason(s) why ...
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Posters' Reluctance to Name the Countries Involved

The answers to travel questions often depend on the traveler's (or proposed traveler's) citizenship and itinerary. Frequently this information is not disclosed in the question, or is obscured in ...
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Purpose of the [fuel] tag

When I came across the fuel tag, I assumed it related to automotive fuel, like finding diesel stations, or about fuel pre-purchase options for rental cars. The actual questions tagged are rather ...
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October 2019 photo competition: “Musical instruments, buskers and travel related playing of music.”

The theme for the October 2019 photo competition is: "Musical instruments, buskers and travel related playing of music." In a line of text please add location, date and why this for you is a travel ...

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