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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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January 2022 Photo Competition - water-based modes of transport

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is water-based modes of transport! This theme was suggested by me in chat. Here is a further description of the topic: ...
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Would a question on how to clean/maintain scuba goggles be on topic?

My question is along the lines of how to properly clean and maintain scuba goggles so as to avoid them fogging during use. I considered asking here on Travel, Home Improvement, and over on sports. I'm ...
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Why was this question about early check-in closed as opinion-based?

The question What's the point of checking in several days before a flight? was closed as opinion-based. Why? The existing answers show there exist objective reasons, e.g. seat selection or ...
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Too many questions in close vote queue

Since last couple of days, I have seen too many questions in the "Close Votes" queue. Many of these questions are old, have multiple upvotes, lenghty comments and no answers. E.g US visa ...
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How do we create a canonical "pitfalls of booking with 3rd parties" for airline tickets?

This is a very common question. People use a search engine, find an attractive price, book, looks great. Then things happen -- from a pandemic to a broken plane -- and then they have the textbook ...
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How to handle posts from the 'covid-times' going forward?

We have a lot of questions, understandably, around covid. Eg how to travel from x to y with restrictions, or do I have to quarantine when entering country c? Post covid, whatever/whenever that is, we'...
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Winter Bash 2021!

Continuing the tradition: Winter Bash started today and will run into the new year. Useful links: Official site Travel leaderboard Unofficial hat list Final standings: Mark Mayo (12 hats) Xnero (11 ...
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Expatriates is leaving beta. Should we finally get a migration path from here to there?

There have been longstanding requests for a migration path from here to Expatriates, because we get a lot of questions here asked on a frequent basis that are off-topic here but on-topic there. The ...
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Should "where was this picture taken" posts be allowed?

Travel.SE often features "where was this picture taken" posts, and there's a horde of well-practiced regulars who quickly find even the most obscure locations. I find this to be generally ...
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December 2021 Photo Competition - Places/buildings/scenes that no longer exist

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is Places/buildings/scenes that no longer exist! This theme was suggested by Greg Hewgill in this post. A description ...
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Exploring the [restricted-areas] of our tag space

The tag restricted-areas (currently three questions, no tag wiki) is a mess. In theory, the phrase brings to mind places such as military bases and nature preserves that often require special permits ...
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November 2021 Photo Competition: Photos gone wrong

The theme for the November photo competition is "Photos gone wrong". Like blurs, light seeped in, night photos where you had the camera moving so the lights make a kind of lines, focus on ...
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Why was this question whether there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the US closed as opinion-based?

The question Is there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the United States via Sentri lanes, and if so, what's the limit? was closed as opinion-based. From the ...
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Why was this question about making sure one's car doesn't get impounded/ticketed closed as off-topic?

The question How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? was closed as off-topic, which ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected? Should I quit submitting (some kind of) edits?

I noticed a suggested edit of mine got rejected by Willeke♦, and he says "The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the content are unnecessary or make the post more confusing....
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Link to question leads nowhere

I have not understood how everything works on this site, fully. Yesterday, in the afternoon, I clicked on a question that seemed to ask something about this site's logo. I include a screenshot. I was ...
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October 2021 Photo Competition: Local parks

The theme for the October photo competition is "Local parks" (i.e. city/neighborhood parks). This covers any place that is located within an urban or suburban area, which is set aside for ...
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Why was this question about whether airlines check the weight of the passengers' clothes closed as off-topic?

The question Do airlines sometimes check the weight of the passengers' clothes? was closed as off-topic, whereas there exist many questions pertaining to item weight when checking-in or boarding that ...
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Have we done something wrong, that we get such totally travel-unrelated question?

Another question randomly posted on Travel.SE: Asked to send emergency travel money by MoneyGram, is this a scam? Or maybe not so randomly? Correct me if I'm wrong, but recently a lot of travel-...
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Why was this question about why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports closed as a duplicate of whether they do it?

The question Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports? was closed as a duplicate of the question When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US ...
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Why was this question about free parking closed whereas many other free parking questions are open (and typically upvoted)?

Why was the question Where can one park one's car for free for a few weeks reasonably close to Seattle (SEA) airport? closed whereas there exist many other free parking questions that are open and ...
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Rename [mexican-citizens] to [mexican-nationals]

Everyone born in Mexico is considered a Mexican National, and foreigners who have resided in Mexico for (typically) 5+ years, and fulfil a number of requirements, can obtain Mexican Nationality. ...
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September 2021 Photo Competition: "Places" (different rules)

The theme for the September photo competition is "Places". This competition is a multi-photo contest, much like the past competitions on road trips and castles. Each answer should consist of ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #5 on Travel has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Why [where-on-earth] questions are downvoted heavily?

I have asked this question recently: Where did the Hungarian PM travel to & take this picture? Based on the [where-on-earth] tag's description, I think it is a perfectly legitimate question. I ...
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Why is this question closed?

Why is Can an airline prevent a passenger from boarding the plane during a layover because they left and re-entered the transit area? closed? I took the comments into account to improve the wording ...
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What to do with outdated questions?

Should we close old questions? dealt with old questions but this is a different topic: What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul? ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Travel Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-...
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August 2021 Photo Competition: Beaches

The theme for the August photo competition is "Beaches" (proposed by Tomerikoo). This covers any photo of or near a large body of water (ocean or very large lake) that meets land at a shore ...
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Can the community be less hostile to new questions?

My First Question on TSE I recently asked my first question (Is it objectionable to carry someone else's passport across the UK Border?) on TSE. While watching a show where UK Customs confiscated ...
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July 2021 Photo Competition: Ten-Year Anniversary

In honor of this site's ten-year anniversary, the theme for this competition is any travel-related photo taken in summer 2011 or earlier, preferably prior to the site's private beta beginning on June ...
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Thank you Mark Mayo!

Today, Mark Mayo resigned as a moderator, claiming to be burned out on multiple fronts. I'd like to thank him for his service to the site as a moderator. Mark was one of the site's initial beta ...
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Comment flag declined, but comment removed. Why?

This happened to me several times on this SE, even though I don't raise many flags: I raise a comment flag, it gets declined, but the comment is removed (at about the same time the flag got declined). ...
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When migrating to expatriates, can you check that the question has not already been asked there?

Scott here. I am one of the moderators of expatriates.SE, and I have seen twice recently that a question has been asked in expats.SE and also in travel.SE by the same person at around the same time, ...
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Warning. Question about a health problem

In this forum theree is a question originally about lactose intolerance later in the title changed to allergy. The answers contain a lot of misconceptions about the problem, especially the most voted ...
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June 2021 Photo Competition - Castles and similar structures

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is castles and similar structures! This theme was suggested by Dirty-flow in this post and then later broadened by ...
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May 2021 Photo Competition - Architecture

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is architecture! This theme was suggested by me in chat. A further description of the topic was provided by me in the ...
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Opinion-based questions

We often close questions for being opinion based. But apparently Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular? is too interesting to get that treatment. Inconsistent?
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Are country- and form-specific questions allowed?

I would like to ask a very specific question for a specific form from a specific country since the competent Embassy is not getting back to me with the information I need. Is this allowed or is it too ...
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Travel-specific badges

I actually don't know if any other SE sites have this, but hypothetically what bronze, silver and gold badges would you add to Travel.SE if you could? Bear in mind it'd need to be something ON-SITE, ...
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The Upcoming 10 Year Travel.SE Anniversary

Travel.SE is turning ten years old! (If you’re curious, you can see our very first question here - unfortunately it was closed, not a great start, but our first non-closed question is here.) To ...
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Mods shouldn't close a question with 1 single vote as unclear without giving a chance to the OP to clarify the question

The question Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers? was closed by one moderator as unclear. The question hadn't received any other close vote.. No comment were left by the moderator. ...
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April 2021 Photo Competition - Trees

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is trees! This theme was suggested in this post by Bernhard. A futher description of the topic was provided by Willeke:...
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March 2021 Photo Competition: "Decorated walls"

The theme for the March photo competition is "Decorated walls" (proposed by Willeke). This covers any flat or curved wall, indoor or outdoor, that has been decorated (made to look artistic, ...
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What is our stance on questions about roads/driving that anyone will face anyone (citizen, expat, traveler)?

Does the introduction of paid fast lane as replacement of the carpool lane increase or decrease the traffic speed? was closed because: the same issue will face anyone (citizen, expat, traveler) on ...
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February 2021 Photo Competition: "Close to home"

The theme for the February photo competition is "Close to home". This covers any subject that is located within a ~50-kilometer (~30-mile) radius of where you're currently residing (or have ...
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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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