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For questions designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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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Photo competition February 2019

The theme for our February competition will be: Water as influenced by humans. The actual wording may change and the precise details of the competition rules will be posted in this question before ...
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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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Photo competition January 2019

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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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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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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Any SE for “Why does the Shanghai Maglev train cabin have a power bar and a portable fan?”

Where would Why does the Shanghai Maglev train cabin have a power bar and a portable fan? be on-topic?
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Are historical questions about travel allowed?

Are historical questions about travel allowed? By historical questions about travel, I am not talking about visiting historical sites, but questions on travel requirements, logistics, etc. of the past....
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Are questions about traveling while under legal disabilities acceptable for this site?

Are questions about traveling while under various forms of specific legal disabilities acceptable for this site? Legal disabilities can include: Criminal justice supervised release, including ...
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Problems solved by a second passport

We are getting questions along the lines of "my passport is in the consulate for a visa, but I need it now for ...". As I understand it, this is exactly why countries issue multiple passports to their ...
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Are questions on cultural stereotypes and behaviour (unrelated to travel) on topic?

My question is inspired by the ridiculously popular question here, titled: How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?. It has no direct connection to traveling, so I wonder ...
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Why did my flag on a comment that seemed irrelevant to the question got denied?

On the question Is the Golden Gate Bridge toll fee indicated before entering the bridge?, I flagged the comment (mirror) as irrelevant: As I approached the London congestion zone (which I was ...
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Smelly fart question (un)locked. Was my suggested edit at fault?

The title of the popular question: My seatmate has digestive problems causing unpleasant smell. What ought the cabin crew do? is, to my mind, stilted, and needlessly ambiguous. Someone with flatulence ...
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How to flag questions about import/export?

How to flag questions that are about import/export, not travel, such like this one: Bringing computer hardware to Albania crossing several Balkan countries ? It is out of topic on Expatriates, ...
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What is the stance on unfamiliar English words?

This question used the word prepone which I had never heard of and initially thought was a typo. I was going to edit it based on the context1, but on a hunch I googled the word and found that it is a ...
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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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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Travel's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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How to handle people editing questions for nefarious reasons?

I've noticed a disturbing (to me) trend of people based in Ukraine searching the travel site for anyone who asks a question about Kiev, who upon encountering such questions perform an edit to change ...
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What to do with questions where the real answer is to change the OPs behavior?

We have a question How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs? which seems legit on the first look. However, looking deeper we see that what the OP will to achieve (...