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July 2024 Photo Contest: Flowers

The topic is "flowers", so photos containing at least one flower. All the way from one flower to a massive field of flowers is great! The contest will end at the end of July (UTC time). The ...
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June 2024 photo competition Kites

The topic is "Kites", suggested by Bernhard. Photos with one or more kites are welcome. This can be the big festival kites, big enough to lift several people, small ones kids play with, even ...
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Are public contact details allowed on a TSE profile?

IIRC, in a now deleted comment on this question, user Saransh Sharma appeared to be a) encouraging personal contact between themselves and the OP and b) offering to recommend immigration advice ...
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May 2024 photo competition, Standing out

I'll be running the photo contest this month (May '24). The topic is "standing out", meaning photos with one item which dominates the photo, like a solo stands out in a piece of music. ...
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Why was this question about whenever the old passport is returned if one has a valid e-visa using the old passport's number closed?

I asked French passport renewal: Must the old passport be returned if one has a valid e-visa using the old passport's number?. It was closed as: This question does not appear to be about ...
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April 2024 Photo Contest: Sunsets/sunrises

Note: Yes, this is late. Sorry about that y'all! I'll be running the photo contest this month (April). The topic is "sunrises & sunsets", meaning photos with sunrises or sunsets in them ...
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March 2024 Photo Contest: Breakfast around the world

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (March). The topic is "breakfast around the world", meaning photos containing breakfast from a variety of places in the world. Feel ...
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Posting in-between questions here vs. Expatriates.SE

In trying to figure out where to ask things that lie somewhere in between tourism and permanent moving, I'm confronted with dozens of meta QA and hundreds of back-and-forth comments on them re. ...
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How many days have you visited Travel.SE?

How many days have you visited in total? can you beat my number? Share your number and let's see.
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February 2024 Photo Contest: Night photos

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (February). Sorry for the delay on this - I was busy with other things IRL and didn't post it. Anyway, the topic is "Night Photography",...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Request to appeal the lock on Travel Stack Exchange

I have initially posted that here. After a long time, I have decided to request for the appeal here because I have promised not to make useless changes to questions. I am requesting for the unlock not ...
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Does Travel.SE have a shadow ban capability?

Recently I have seen some questions (that I have added comments to) completely disappear from the main page. I have previously attributed this to the question being deleted. But I noticed today that ...
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January 2024 Photo Contest: Horizon Lines

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (January). The topic is "Horizon Lines", meaning photos that contain a horizon line of some sort - sunsets and landscapes are two ...
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Definitive Saudi self-transfer Q&A

Ever since Saudi started opening up, we're getting a lot of questions about people (mostly but not entirely Indian) doing self-transfers on LCCs via Riyadh. Can we draft a canonical answer to these?
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Why was this question on the kinds of places in Singapore that require visitors to present their physical passport closed as a list question?

The question What kinds of places in Singapore require visitors to present their physical passport? was closed because it is a list question. However, from my understanding What qualifies as a "...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Why was this question on buying a SIM card at Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore closed?

I see many questions about buying SIM cards at places typically frequented by travelers, such as: Is it possible to get and activate a SIM card after 23:00 in Tallinn (Airport)? Can I get a Mexican ...
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How does the selective "Comments have been moved to chat" work here? (Why are some comments not moved to chat?)

On other Stackexchange sites, usually when a moderator performs the "Comments have been moved to chat" action, she moves all of the comments (under a particular Q or A) to chat. Here though, ...
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What happened to the new contributor's answer in my question?

My question Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view received a new contributor's answer, which I found rather analytical, upvoted and commented positively underneath it; however I accepted another ...
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December 2023 Photo Contest: Festive

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (December). The topic is "Festive", meaning photos that are celebratory - anything from a glass of champagne to an outdoor display are ...
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November 2023 Photo Contest: On the trail

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest this month (November). The topic is "On the trail", meaning photos taken on a trail or in a forest of some type. Plants, animals, perhaps a ...
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Censorship of comments

In the last few days, the top question on Travel.SE has involved carrying a vibrator through the UAE: Where to put vibrator when transit flight goes through UAE and dubai The OP's somewhat unfortunate ...
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October 2023 Photo Contest: Unexpected Perspective

I'll (cocomac) be running the photo contest for this month (October). The topic is "Unexpected Perspective", meaning photos where the perspective of the image is unexpected or confusing in ...
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September 2023 photo contest: on the water

I’m cocomac, and I'll be running the photo contest for September. The topic is "on the water", meaning anything that’s on the water, including (but not limited to) buoys, boats, wildlife, ...
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Geographical distribution of Travel Stack Exchange users?

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, but I just wonder where the users of this site, Travel StackExchange, are located. Is there an official/unofficial statistics or user ...
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"This edit deviates from the original intent of the post" for correcting an inaccuracy

My edit at https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/152809 was refused by @Willeke with the reason This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make ...
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Can someone please move this question to this site?

I have asked this question on the Language Learning website. It has not yet received an answer. But a user told me in a comment that Travel site is more suitable for my question. I asked there for a ...
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June 2023 photo competition: Road and water crossing

The theme for the June photo competition is "Road and water crossing" (proposed by Willeke). This covers any photo of all kinds of ways for roads to cross a waterway, bridges, tunnels, ...
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July 2023 photo competition, theme of 'pets traveling'

The theme is 'Pets traveling'. I see pets quite wide in this, like in all animals that are likely to be traveling other than to be expected. Like a dog in a bag, backpack or a traveling cage. Chickens ...
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May 2023 photo competition: Places of worship

The theme for the May photo competition is "Places of worship" (proposed by Dirty-flow). This covers any photo of all kinds of holy places, buildings people come to pray, open-air religious ...
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What is wrong with "What should I not do in [country] to avoid getting arrested?"

Examples: USA China. Both are closed as off-topic, opinion-based. (I note that voters are much more accepting of the idea of unreasonably harsh punishments happening in China than in the USA, but that'...
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Is there a version of this website for digital nomads or perpetual travelers?

Is there a version of this website for digital nomads or perpetual travelers
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April 2023 Photo Competition: Fountains

The theme for the April photo competition is "Fountains" (proposed by Willeke). This covers any photo of something designed to pour or jet water for artistic effect. You may make your ...
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What can we do to increase participation in our photo competitions? Should they be retired?

Since September 2018, we've had monthly photo competitions on this meta site. However, in recent months, after a year of them being very popular with over a dozen submissions each, the ones held this ...
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Can we close some identify-this questions for being stalkery?

Some identify-this questions are interesting and answerable. Where did I take this picture in Similkameen Valley in 2010? Where are these cliffs? Others are weird and not valuable. Where's this ...
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February-March 2023 Photo Competition: Renovated

This month's competition will be run combined with next month's competition. The theme for this competition is "Renovated". This means any piece of travel infrastructure that was previously ...
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2022: 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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Why was this question on understanding what services self-service transfer kiosks at Amsterdam Schiphol provide closed as unclear?

The question Can the self-service transfer kiosks at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport be used even if one hasn't missed a flight or lost one's boarding pass? was closed because "needs details ...
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Are questions about receiving social security benefits while abroad on topic?

I have a question I would like to ask regarding eligibility of receiving social security as a citizen of the USA while abroad in Sweden for a given period of time. Are such questions on topic for the ...
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January 2023 Photo competition: New

The theme for the January photo competition is "New". Acceptable are all photos that show something new. Think baby animals (human babies only if you have their legal guardian approval to ...
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Do we want to do a 'promotion'?

Eg pick some of the top most valuable questions and share them on social media, news sites and the like. It'll drive awareness, get some people some gold badges, and even bring in more visitors.
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What kind of questions about vacation can I ask on StackExchange?

It looks like I asked two questions on 20th December 2022, and both of them were closed. And then, I have tried editing my question and none of my edits worked. I feel that I have to ask some travel ...
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Should we point people to non-Stack Exchange sites?

Some people ask questions that are against the Stack Exchange rules, like asking for touristic information, hotel prices and recommendations for whatever. We can and should close the questions as they ...
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Photo Competition Theme List to vote on

After reading these posts: Upcoming 2022 photo competitions, themes not decided yet and Possible topics for the photo competition I was wondering, how to present the most appealing competition ...
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ChatGPT on Travel.stackexchange

On StackOverflow, the use of ChatGPT is not allowed. I was wondering if we shouldn't do the same here. I came across these and although the text is nicely written, I would think a simple "yes&...
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December 2022 Photo Competition: "Borders"

The theme for the December photo competition is "Borders". This covers any photo that shows a demarcation between any two borders, political or physical. The border may be anything, such as ...
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Safety of third parties identified in questions

The question Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi) is asking for advice on extracting an individual (not the asker) from a situation in which ...
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Is it safe to mention flight numbers in questions?

While browsing the questions about short connections, I noticed that few if any gave flight numbers. From an identify theft perspective (such as someone wanting to steal my flight), is there a risk ...
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November 2022 Photo Competition: "Lights"

The theme for the November photo competition is "Lights". This covers any photo that involves large displays of lights (e.g., electric Christmas lights, large displays of candles, etc.). I'm ...
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Why did a mod close this question on indemnity forms as opinion-based?

A mod closed the question What is the point of indemnity forms if the ICAO rules state the airlines can recover the costs for removing inadmissible persons? as opinion-based. The accepted answer shows ...
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