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Are internal tourists tourists?

The comments on (and migration of) my question https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/50836/how-can-us-citizens-not-residing-in-the-us-visit-the-white-house seem to suggest that a person who is a ...
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inconsistent standards for what qualifies as a travel question

Recently Obtaining a Library of Congress reader ID card as a souvenir was closed because it's "not about travel". There was also some discussion of whether or not Where to look up times for shows in ...
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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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About those tipping questions...

asalamon74 asked: Where can I find information about tipping etiquette in different countries? That question was closed, mainly because Stack Exchange is not a search engine... we're here to ...
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What is 'too broad' about the question about firearms in the USA?

The question How common are firearms in USA exactly was put on hold today as being 'too broad.' However, I didn't see any comments from any of the users who voted to close explaining what was too ...
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Why is this question about entering the UK marked as a duplicate of a layover question?

How to enter the UK during a layover as a Filipino citizen? is marked as a duplicate of Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK? The first one is about ...
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Another "question closed wrongly" complaint

Okay... I was going to just not come back to this site, but, I can't let this go. It's gnawing at me. (And I want to ask another question.) A couple weeks back, I asked Can non-EU residents request ...
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Closed questions - should we keep them?

Several questions have been closed since the site started, generally because they don't meet our [FAQ] terms. My internal debate is - should we just let them be, or should we delete them as they aren'...
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Closure of 'Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay?'

Why was Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay? closed, when it resembles these questions?
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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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Are down votes on closed questions reclaimed?

Sometimes I need to down vote a question because it is inappropriate or misconceived or just plain off-the-wall. When I do this I will also initiate a close vote. I have had the understanding that,...
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Should we close old questions?

There are many old questions that would be closed, if they get asked again. But what should we do with them? Some new users asked too broad or subjective questions and use these old questions as a ...
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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 could I have asked my question about Korean better?

"Speaking" Korean without really speaking Korean, as a tourist in South Korea got 2 downvotes, and put "On Hold" as "Too Broad". On the other hand, it also got 8 upvotes and three great ...
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Can we get a "Move to outdoors.SE" option?

Travel.SE and outdoors.SE have overlap. Some question may fit on either site, or may be a better fit on one than on the other. For example, I wanted to propose to move this question on skiing to ...
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Why was the man from seat 61 put on hold?

I made a question here: How up to date is the Man from seat 61? For some reason the question was put on hold. I can even understand that at a first glance the question might considered too broad. But ...
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Are pros and cons questions opinion based?

I recently asked this question about the pros and cons of the different St-Jacques-de-Compostelle routes. In my opinion, this isn't really opinion based as I am not asking about any judgement of ...
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Is a hard-to-answer question off-topic?

I fail to understand why the question Can browsing some websites cause someone to land on the US no-fly list? was closed. Some people mentioned that the "question as off-topic because any answer can ...
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How is the traffic in York opinion based?

I got my question on traffic in York closed because it's apparently "primarily opinion-based", but didn't get any suggestions on how exactly that was the case. I would have thought a question about ...
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Is there any nuance to the price-shopping policy?

I recently asked Cost a local would expect to pay for a short Indian elephant “safari” [closed] [...] I don't care about the "cheapest" option, nor do I care about a specific location or ...
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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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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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Questions closed should require discussion

This question: Why do the Japanese wear masks like Surgeons in Tokyo? was closed with no down-votes, no discussion, no attempt to clarify for the user how to ask it appropriately, and an incorrect ...
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How is my question opinion-based?

This question of mine: Where have people gone when CouchSurfing became subscriber-only? has been closed as opinion-based. But - it's a factual question and I explicitly said I'm not interested in ...
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Why was this considered off-topic: '...online community with StackExchange's features to discuss travel?'?

Why was https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/40052/13759 deemed off-topic, but not Is there an online community to find travel partners (for mountains, sightseeing etc.)? or What online communities ...
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How can I make this question not opinion-based?

First of all, I'm very comfortable with the fact that the answer to this question may be "there isn't a way", but if it all possible I'd like to reword my question so that it can be answered in a way ...
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Immigration once again: What makes something an “expat” question?

I think I have said it before but I still have difficulties understanding the hostility to “immigration” questions on Travel S&E. I think there is a lot of overlap and just merging/welcoming the ...
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mail related question randomly closed

Can someone explain why my post-related question was closed, but another nearly identical one is alive and well? How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA? Can I combine two French ...
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How can I get recommendations for places of a specific type without getting my question closed?

How can I ask fellow travelers to contribute places satisfying a narrow set of criteria? Here's an example.
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Closure: 'How long will online flight search engines need to feature and include NewLeaf?'

Can my question be reopened please? I emphasise the reasons generously stated by user 'mts'.
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How do we migrate "on hold" to "closed"?

I'm not sure where to ask this since it is applicable to all sites, but I believe we need a way to migrate "on hold" to "closed". I'm encountering questions that are clearly not redeemable - usually ...
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What is our stance on questions on people traveling with F1 visas?

What is our stance on questions on people traveling with F1 visas? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Sometimes they get closed, sometimes they stay open: Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with ...
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Are reopen votes longer valid on Beta sites?

Recently a question on the main site was reopened because of the reopen votes. I think on non-beta sites those reopen votes are only valid for a short time period. So it is more difficult to collect ...
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Should the duplicate flag be removed if the target question doesn't answer the same thing?

I came searching for the question what should a North American driver know when driving in Europe for the first time, and the following question: What should someone from the US know when driving in ...
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Remove a hold from a question

How do you remove a hold from a question that has been edited? Who removes the hold? The user? I posted a question is was put on hold I have since edited to remove the "opinion" nature of the ...
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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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Is "Where and how to safely buy X drug in Y city?" off-topic?

As most of you already know, in many countries, doing drugs are parts of their culture and rituals and is considered healthy even if it's declared illegal by the authorities. e.g. Psilocybin mushrooms ...
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Creating a CW checklist of prep tasks that apply to any international trip, regardless of destination

EDIT: I have edited the question severely so that it better conforms to the format of a more successful CW question: What problems and solutions arise with data access when travelling through ...
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Why close/downvote so quickly?

Could someone explain to me why this question is open and has 6 votes, whereas this question is closed? To me they are highly similar (subjective) questions. I have the impression that there are ...
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Why is this camping question considered off-topic?

I just discovered this site when a question here... What are my options for accommodation whilst travelling by bicycle ...was closed and migrated to Bicycles. (I saw the question there.) ...
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How to delete an old Closed Question that is spread across two sites?

Inexpensive beach locations to learn surfing as a newbie? [closed more than a year ago] is both on TSE and The Great Outdoors, with the latter seemingly having rejected migration there. How might ...
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Please reopen this erroneous closure as a duplicate?

Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas? was unilaterally closed as a duplicate of Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-...
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Question about domestic tolls in India was wrongly closed as a duplicate

This question was marked (or closed?) as a duplicate of this question. But it's not a duplicate at all. The marked question is about toll regulations domestically in India, not involving any foreign ...
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Could phrasing the adultery law question better have saved it from being closed?

The question https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7172/whats-required-to-avoid-being-charged-with-adultery-in-south-korea , asking about anti-adultery laws and their application in South Korea, ...
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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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What's the problem with question about number of guests in single hotel room?

Can someone explain me, what is the problem with this question? Why it was closed as too broad? It is absolutely specific and by no way too broad in my opinion. And the direct, precise answer to it ...
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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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Can the question on “Which sights are open late in Paris?” be reopened?

Could the following question be reopened? I'd like to turn a comment I posted there into an answer: Which sights are open late in Paris? The question was already edited to turn it from just “What to ...
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Incorrect dupliicate closure by "community"

This question about somebody who has been refused a visa once has been marked as a duplicate of this question about dealing with multiple visa refusals. It was closed by "community", whatever that ...
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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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