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Regent of the Castle November competition

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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Should visa questions be tagged with [country] or [city]?

I came across a question today, about a user asking if Indian citizens need a transit visa for Thailand (Bangkok). The questions revisions can be viewed here. It was tagged with all the necessary ...
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How did we get an [italy-weather] tag?

That seems highly specific. Two questions, both already tagged italy and weather-and-climate. https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/italy-weather can we just get rid of it?
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October 2019 Old Question Answerathon! Winner Willeke

To give people time to enter, this will start on October 1st, UTC at midnight. Rules: To stay in the competition, you must: answer an unanswered question asked ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 2019 not asked ...
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Cross posting and morphing from answer to question?

I just saw this How do I find out what areas to avoid to minimize an attack like the murders of the hikers Jespersen and Ueland in Morocco? in the travel site which starts off with: I am a citizen ...
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How much do I cut and how much do I leave

https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/131096/4188 this is a highly upvoted answer but it is now outdated because DT 564 / 565 now exists between Lagos and Luanda M/W/F. This makes most / all of the ...
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Do we need an [october] tag

We don't have any "month" tags except for october. I am struggling to work out when such a tag would ever be useful. Should we delete it?
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Inconsistent tag naming for insurance

There is inconsistent tag naming between insurance and travel-insurance-claim. Travel-insurance is a synonym of insurance but travel-insurance-claim doesn’t have an insurance-claim synonym. We need ...
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Putting on hold until OP clarifies some of the questions in the comments

Travel Stack Exchange. comment Aug 30 at 0:04 Seat aisles blocked by baggage 'Putting on hold until OP clarifies some of the questions in the comments'. How am I supposed to clarify the ...
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September 2019 Old Question Answerathon! Winner Willeke

To give people time to enter, this will start on September 1st, UTC at midnight. Rules: To stay in the competition, you must: answer an unanswered question asked ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2019 not asked ...
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September 2019 photo competition, Towers

Theme for September 2019 is Towers In the Travel Stack Exchange chat we came to the following wording: Any natural or human-made structure that rises beyond 100 feet (30 meters) and should be ...
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Tag Frankfurt ambiguity

Looking at a question I just see there's a tag Frankfurt. As a German everytime someone says Frankfurt I ask which one, as there is another town in far east Germany Frankfurt an der Oder. I'm ...
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Shengen-visa and Schengen-visas tags [duplicate]

Why do we have two tags: one for Schengen-visa, and another for Schengen-visas? The latter is used far more often than the former. Wouldn't a single tag suffice? EDIT: This topic has already ...
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Renaming the tag “schengen-visa” to “schengen-visas”

Currently the tag is named schengen-visa but all (most) of the other visa tags are named visas. Shouldn't the Schengen Visas tag be named schengen-visas?
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Where's this rentable house in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo? Has staircase and at least 2 floors

Why close Where's this rentable house in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo? Has staircase and at least 2 floors? I don't have exterior pictures, but this house can be rented and thus be located? Peradventure on ...
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Visa refusal-related tags

There are several tags relevant to visa refusals but (and apologies if I’ve missed it, or this question has been asked and answered before) there is no tag for ‘proof of ties’. Since this is one of ...
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What is the difference between the ‘customs & immigration’ and ‘entry’ tags?

The ‘entry’ tag has no definition associated with it. Intuitively I can see there must be a difference between ‘customs & immigration’ and ‘entry’ but I’d be hard-pressed to put it into words. ...
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What is the proper procedure for asking questions around here?

Yesterday I ran into a snag trying to set up a travel package with a specific, slightly unusual requirement: my destination is nowhere near an airport. I asked a question on here about how to set it ...
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Can these questions be re-opened?

This question What documents should I take to the interview for my US B2 visa application? was closed as ‘opinion-based’ but part of it asked for advice on documents to take to the visa interview. ...
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An edit that changed a question into an advertisement

Solo Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp OP's question was closed, and I agree with that. But I don't understand why someone edited it to remove any hint of a question and make it look like an ...
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Should downvotes count as upvotes for the photo contests?

In the August 2019 photo competition: 'Seen through a train window.', there is the following text in the rules: All votes count as upvotes, (to decide the winner.) I asked Willeke, the ...
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August 2019 photo competition: 'Seen through a train window.'

Theme for August 2019 is 'Seen through a train window' by mdewey. As trains are not everywhere and at least some users are unable to use them, I want to widen the theme. The photo has to be taken ...
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What self-defense weapons are legal in Hong Kong?

I'm so sorry for What self-defense weapons are legal in Hong Kong?!!! Pls don't suspend me. How can I rewrite it to make it on-topic? HK is way smaller than Mainland China and India. Why are What is ...
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US visas overview community wiki to avoid duplicates

We see quite a few questions on B1-B2 visas, would it be helpful to create a community wiki along the lines of the existing wikis for Schengen and the UK? Schengen overview community wiki to avoid ...
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August 2019 Answerathon! Winner Willeke

To give people time to enter, this will start on August 1st, UTC at midnight. Rules: To stay in the competition, you must: answer an unanswered question not asked by you AND receive an upvote for ...
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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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locate-this v. identify-this vs. where-on-earth

How do these 3 tags differ? There are 15 questions tagged with the first two, among which two are mine. Note that I initially tagged mine just identify-this; someone else added the locate-this.
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Closure: 'Does Japan have resort towns like Banff and Jasper?'

I'm uncertain why Does Japan have resort towns like Banff and Jasper? was closed for this reason: "Questions covering tasks normally performed by travel agents such as constructing travel and tour ...
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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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How should I ask about how to handle a situation in a particular country when a question exists about that exact situation in another country?

Someone asked about how to deal with bus stops adjacent to cycling lanes in Germany: Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?, where the accepted answer explicitly refers to the German ...
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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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July 2019 photo competition. Bridges

Theme for July 2019, bridges. Any bridge you can drive or walk over, or use whatever other method of crossing. And that includes natural bridges which have no human access and miniatures. ...
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Why not just fix this answer instead of trying to nuke it?

https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/139204/4188 took me about ten seconds to copy-paste Victorinox Spectra into Google Images and drop an image into the answer. There are four upvotes on the mod's ...
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please help me to rephrase that my question is accepted by male only moderators

I have a question about my Travel Stack Exchange post: Where is female public urination common in Europe? Please help me formulate the questions differently. Please do not change the content, it's ...
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We're testing advertisements on Travel

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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Why was Chicago chosen as the center point for the world map zoom effect in chat?

I noticed a small Easter egg in chat rooms parented to this site: the "world map" figure on the bottom bar zooms in and out depending on how far the page is scrolled. As I was using this Easter egg, ...
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June 2019 photo competition, Animals interacting with humans

In the words of the person who proposed it: gparyani Theme: animals, interacting with humans or human-made objects, pets and zoo animals disallowed. Animals should be alive and well and the ...
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Canonical question on Indian passport damage

We have a plethora of questions on this site asking for advice about damaged Indian passport. The damage comes in wide varities - threading coming off, torn pages, water/other smears or detached cover....
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2019: Trending our answered percentage ranking to 1st

I'd like to track this with the goal of getting the answer rate up to 100% (with rounding, at least), and our rank site-wide at 1st for answering, and as such will occasionally update below with ...
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Where is the most [adjective] in [place] questions

With reference to What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?, but also to other formulations of the same idea (biggest sausage in Germany, loudest annual city festival, biggest ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I suggested an edit to a post and I don't see why it was rejected, can someone please explain? https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/116594 The justification was This edit ...
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Why closed - Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren?

I'm trying to understand the socioeconomic allusions in the quote at Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren.
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Rename gps-navigation to be gnss-navigation

Essentially all questions currently tagged gps-navigation are not specific to GPS, but apply to all GNSS, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and others. Many users may not even be aware which one of ...
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May 2019 Photo competition, Staircases

The theme for May is Staircases, and in the words of the person who proposed it first, Bernhard: I would say we can keep the scope a bit wide, i.e., as long as it consists of steps and is used by ...
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Why allow unregistered users?

Why are unregistered users allowed to post? This only creates a plethora of accounts who post a question and never come back to provide feedback or accept answers.
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Can we actually merge questions along with their answers, rather than marking one as a dupe of another?

Sometimes a newer question gets a better answer before it's discovered that a similar question was answered previously. If the newer question is marked as a dupe of the older question, most people ...