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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 2020 Photo Competition - Waterfalls

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is waterfalls! This theme was suggested on this post by obligated to keep his content. According to the dictionary, a ...
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April 2020 photo competition: “Hotels” (and other accommodations)

The April 2020 photo competition is now over! The theme for the April photo competition is "Hotels". While the name of this competition specifically refers to hotels, this doesn't necessarily mean ...
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March 2020 Photo Competition - Travel Favorites

The March photo competition is now closed! The theme for March 2020 - Travel Favourites A favourite photo from your travels - maybe it's your favourite because it looks amazing, or maybe there's a ...
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February 2020 Photo Competition - Lighthouses

The February photo competition is now Finished! Congratulations to jason.kaisersmith for the winning entry! Entered later than most but pulled ahead very quickly, well done! And the virtual prize ...
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January 2020 Photo Competition - Countries

Entries for January have now closed. Congratulations to Dirty-flow for their winning entry! Theme for January, 2020 - Countries . Describe your experience with a certain country with a set of ...
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December 2019 photo competition: “Winter or near winter public holidays”

The theme for the December photo competition is "Winter or near winter public holidays". I'm looking for photos that depict a public celebration of a holiday that is celebrated either during the ...
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November 2019 photo competition: “How Did That Happen?”

The theme for November 2019 is: "How Did That Happen?" When asked for more information Mark Mayo gave these samples: a tank upside down next to the road, or a guy flying in the air above a bull (...
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Regent of the Castle November competition [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2019 photo competition, “Road trip” (Read, rules are different.)

For April I would like to change the rules a bit. The theme will be 'road trip' as suggested by one user on the site. One post per person but up to 5 photos in that one post, all about the 'same' ...
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March 2019 Photo competition. Bus stops +

For March 2019 the theme for the Travel Stack Exchange photo competition will be Bus stops and other places where people start (or finish) communal travel. Inspiration: Bus and train stations, car ...
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February 2019 Photo competition

The theme for our February competition will be: Water as (or being) influenced by humans. To inspire people, this includes bird baths, people active on rivers, water features in cities and much more. ...
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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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January 2019 Photo competition

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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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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The 2018 Easter Bounty Bonanza!

The 2018 Easter Bounty Bonanza Rules For the whole month of April we will be running a bounty giveaway. Users sign up and agree to place and keep three bounties live during the entire month. In other ...
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Hats are back!! Get into the annual Winterbash! 456 users have earned 1354 hats thus far!

The annual Winterbash is on again, so grab your hats while you can! Overall, Travel is currently ranked 26th. Travel's own leaderboard is visible here. Current top 5: JonathanReez - 26 hats. Mark ...
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Travel Badge Ranking List

In a fun attempt to try to add some competition other than just rep, let's look at the number of badges earned on the site. I'll list some of the higher ones, but feel free to add / update rankings - ...
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April answerathon competition

To give people time to enter, this will start on April 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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2017: 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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Proposal: Voting Bonanza

We just ended the The Great 5 Year Anniversary Bounty Bonanza - CLOSED - mts won and it was a great success. However one thing I personally found discouraging is the low number of votes attracted ...
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Bounty Bonanza impact

First, Congrats to @mts who won the 5 Year Bounty Bonanza with 24 offered bounties. And congrats to all who gave a grand total of 157 bounties in June. Here I added some stats (from data.SE) on the ...
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2016 - Maintaining our '100%' answer rate and trending our answer rank to 1st

At time of writing (June 28th, 2016) we have: 166 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers 146 questions with no answers a 99%ish answer rate, which puts us at 16th overall on the network I'd ...
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The Great 5 Year Anniversary Bounty Bonanza - CLOSED - mts won

The Great 5 Year Anniversary Bonanza Our 5 year anniversary falls on the 28th of June this year, if we consider our birth date to be the date our public beta went live. Time to celebrate this Travel....
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Bounty Bonanza Interest Gauging and Commitment Levels

June 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the TSE site, to mark the occasion we can run a "Bounty Bonanza". This is a month long event where bounties are offered at an unprecedented level! Regular ...
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PROPOSAL - The Great 5 Year Anniversary Bounty Bonanza

The Proposals Our 5 year anniversary falls on the 28th of June this year, if we consider our birth date to be the date our public beta went live. Time to celebrate this Travel.SE style - with a ...