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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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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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