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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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question was wrongly closed as opinated

the question What location in Europe is known for its pipe organs? was closed incorrectly as opinion based. I edited (peer review applies) the title to "Which are the locations of Europe's ...
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January 2021 Photo Competition: Best of Travel 2020

The theme for the January photo competition is "Best of Travel 2020". The photo must be taken in 2020 and be somehow travel related. Travel in 2020 was not easy due to COVID-19. If your ...
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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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Can someone think up a new kind of competition?

We have our photo competition, which is still going after more than 2 years. We have had a few answerathons, which are great but do require daily activity and do not suit all of our users. (Answer an ...
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Winterbash 2020 is live!

Time to get those hats. Network leaderboard Travel leaderboard Unofficial list of hats on Meta.SE
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Winterbash 2020! Join us on Travel!

It'd be really cool to see Travel members compete on the Winterbash this year! It starts in a few days and if you can especially target hats that improve the website, that'd be fantastic. We also ...
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December 2020 Photo Competition: Retired means of travel

The theme for the December photo competition is "Retired means of travel". This covers any object that was once used by people for traveling, but is no longer in commission today (e.g. a ...
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Should questions about dangerous travel be closed?

We've recently had the following question Where is this Utah triangle monolith located? and received a comment from @phoog: This is not an excellent question. It is a terrible question. Some people ...
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November 2020 Photo Competition - Nature/Wildlife

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is nature and wildlife! This theme was suggested in this post by Mark Mayo. The photo can relate to any part of nature....
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Why Rio de Janeiro question open and upvoted, but not South East Asia seaside golf course?

Why is Identify a city by the mountains and water body (probably Rio de Janeiro) open and upvoted, when Google found the location in 10 seconds? I screen shot just page 1 cause it already has ...
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October 2020 photo competition, Impossible Travel

The theme for our October competition is: Impossible Travel. Locked gates, blocked roads, abandoned stations, wrecked boats, etc suggested by my friend Mike (who is not on TSE.) (Put on the topics ...
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Why wouldn't a comment saying ~“avoid travel during COVID” be deleted after flagging it?

I flagged a comment for deletion. The comment is essentially stating ~"avoid travel during COVID". Full comment (that was the first comment added on the question): Maybe you should just be ...
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Why was this question asking on how to get from a given location to a given area closed as not focus enough?

I see that How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? was closed as: Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. ...
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September 2020 photo competition, Something Small, from or for your travels

The theme for the September photo competition is "Something Small" (proposed by Willeke). Essentially, this covers any photo of something that is small. I would say as a guideline, it should ...
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Area 51 Proposal for Where is This, Identifying Places?

Has anyone tried to start an Area 51 proposal just for identifying where a picture was taken? To separate https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/locate-this, https://travel.stackexchange....
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May I request a second opinion on this edit rejection?

I recently edited this question: Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card? The suggested edit can be seen here: https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/134533 My ...
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Can I ask about why you don't travel to …?

Can I ask questions like why you don't travel to ...? what do you think about traveling to ... country? etc.
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What is the best way to treat an out of date community wiki answer?

In particular I am asking about What (if any) countries are either open to or have set definitive plans to allow international tourism? In Mid-May, I asked a question about where one could travel now ...
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August 2020 photo competition: Mountains

The theme for the August photo competition is "Mountains" (proposed by Mark Mayo). Essentially, this covers any photo of a feature of land that meets the definition of a mountain: a natural ...
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When “Where In the World” Is Overdone or Collides with WANTA

We have just seen a spate of "Where In the World" questions from one person, distinguished by little independent research. Given their wide-spread locations, the justification of "I'm ...
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Should questions whose answer may depend on the airline or the check-in airline clerk be closed as “opinion-based” or be left open?

I asked the question If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? and it got closed on the grounds that ...
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Are questions looking for a business that sells a specific item on- or off-topic?

What is our stance on questions looking for a business that sells a specific item? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I see that there exist 200+ questions such questions in shopping, e.g....
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What is our stance on questions on how to use Google Maps for travel purpose?

What is our stance on questions on how to use Google Maps for travel purpose? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I see that there exist such questions: Road numbers' colors/shapes in ...
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Is this question on topic?

This question seems off-topic to me: How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities? While it has to do with an ...
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July 2020 photo competition: “Human- or animal-powered vehicles”

The theme for the July photo competition is "Human- or animal-powered vehicles". Essentially, this covers any object used for transporting people or goods, that receives all or most of its ...
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Can anything be done to prevent askers from deleting their question once answered?

I've just had a very weird experience with the following question: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/157748/apostille-two-times-of-the-same-document-with-a-translation-added Moments after I ...
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What is our stance on questions on curfews requiring individuals to return to and stay in their houses or homes?

What is our stance on questions on curfews requiring individuals to return to and stay in their houses or homes? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I would have guessed that such ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

This question has just appeared on Travel. It's the latest in a series of posts by the same author featuring poor photographs and asking for a location. This one differs, though, in that the ...
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A google-maps tag?

Should we make a google-maps tag? It is a map so hence it is on-topic here as it relates to Travel. The search term google maps has 400+ results and is used in quite a lot of q's: https://travel....
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Why wasn't my deletion flag on this unconstructive comment approved?

I asked the question Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB? and received the following comment: Maybe just enjoy your immense privilege ...
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Why do so many identify-this questions feature odd or archaic words for landscape features?

Consider: Where's this skiier on snow hills with tors behind? by Ghreu Where's this cwm and mountains in Nunavik, northern QC? by Accounting Where's this tarn in Mt Garibaldi? by Mark ...
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June 2020 Photo Competition - Local Markets

I will once again be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is local markets! This theme was suggested on this post by obligated to keep his content. A description of ...
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Can I ask this as a question on the main site: “Enough detail to identify this picture?”

In pandemic, family's flicking through old pictures. Because my first two questions here were closed and downvoted, I just wanted to run this draft by you before posting on main site. If this is OK, I'...
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Can I ask this question on the main site: “Where's this parking lot in front of a white building in the US?”

Because my first two questions here were closed and downvoted, I just wanted to run this draft by you before posting on main site. If this is OK, I'll post it. I cut out my dad's head from this ...
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Can I ask for recommendations for a place in a picture?

Where can I find this red sunset in winter, with snow and evergreen trees? and Where can I find similar vista from hotel room like Costa Rica looking out Whale Tail National Park? were closed as "...
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Why was my comment simply thanking a commenter and quoting a definition deleted as not being nice?

After posting Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?, someone commented "is this even relevant for "travel"?", to which I replied (mirror): thanks, travel =...
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May 2020 Photo Competition - Waterfalls

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is waterfalls! This theme was suggested on this post by obligated to keep his content. According to the dictionary, a ...
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Where's girdled look out, above coast, in Oregon?

This post is hidden. It was flagged as spam or offensive content and deleted 1 hour ago by Community♦. I posted four questions yesterday Apr 21 2020 on video uploaded May 22 2015, so no use ...
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Spring Tag Rename 2020

Since it's no longer Summer 2016 and the predecessor to this question contained a reference to a specific point in time, it's time for a new Tag Renaming topic. So let's once more compile a list of ...
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Covid-19-virus tag

I was surprised to discover that the tag regarding the current pandemic is covid-19-virus. As the blurb describing the tag correctly explains, “Covid-19” is not the name of the virus but the name of ...
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Is it okay to add off-site links to cross posted questions?

I have noticed a few questions recently where the author of the question has manually added links to other Q&A sites on the internet where they have asked the identical question. I didn't think ...
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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 April 2020 photo competition is now over! The theme for the April photo competition is "Hotels". While the name of this competition specifically refers to hotels, this doesn't necessarily mean ...
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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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