Questions tagged [scope]

What's on topic and what's not. How should we define or change our scope as we find topics that are currently off topic but shouldn't be, and vice versa.

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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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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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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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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 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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Why is this question not too broad?

How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage? covers every airline and all the time in the world. The number of answers also indicates there is something wrong with it IMO. I ...
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Why is the question asking for SIM recommendation marked as off-topic?

I came across a question about recommending a "good" cellular operator for mobile internet across North India. This question has been put on hold as "off-topic", specifically as a question about price ...
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Why was a question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question?

Why was this question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question? As indicated in the question and illustrated in the comments and the the only answer, this question is ...
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Why was the question “International vehicle registration sticker” Put On Hold?

Why was the question International vehicle registration sticker put On Hold as being related to emigrating (Expat Stack Exchange)? While it's true that the OP was emigrating to the Czech Republic (it ...
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Why was the question “Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close?” closed as primarily opinion-based?

Why was the question Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close? closed as primarily opinion-based? I would assume that airlines must have objective reasons to do so, as the few ...
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What is our stance on “where can I rent X in location Y” questions?

What is our stance on "where can I rent X in location Y" questions? Are they on-topic or off-topic? I see many such questions on https://travel.stackexchange.com/search?q=Where+can+I+rent+, which ...
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Are questions asked by locals about local transit on topic for travel.se? [duplicate]

Consider a person who lives in location X and has a monthly transit pass which allows them to travel to location Y. That person wants to travel from X to location Z. The transit pass allows them to ...
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How to respond to Travel questions about doing legal things while being out of status in a country?

Lately i see a lot of questions where people ask if they would be fine travelling from one city to another while they are illegal residents in a country. On the face value the act they are asking for ...
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Are historical questions about travel allowed?

Are historical questions about travel allowed? By historical questions about travel, I am not talking about visiting historical sites, but questions on travel requirements, logistics, etc. of the past....
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Are questions about traveling while under legal disabilities acceptable for this site?

Are questions about traveling while under various forms of specific legal disabilities acceptable for this site? Legal disabilities can include: Criminal justice supervised release, including ...
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How to flag questions about import/export?

How to flag questions that are about import/export, not travel, such like this one: Bringing computer hardware to Albania crossing several Balkan countries ? It is out of topic on Expatriates, ...
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Is there any nuance to the price-shopping policy?

I recently asked Cost a local would expect to pay for a short Indian elephant “safari” [closed] [...] I don't care about the "cheapest" option, nor do I care about a specific location or ...
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What to do with questions where the real answer is to change the OPs behavior?

We have a question How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs? which seems legit on the first look. However, looking deeper we see that what the OP will to achieve (...
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Is this a travel or expats question?

I'm an Australian living in the US and I need to renew my Australian passport, which (as of July 1st 2015) requires me to visit an Australian embassy in person for a face-to-face interview. My spouse ...
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Topicality: Reasons for delays

Might we be able to come up with a consensus on the topicality of requests for reasons for delayed travel (esp. for compensation purposes)? For an example, What caused the delay of DL49 AMS-JFK 08-08-...
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Should customs questions that don't involve actual travel be on-topic?

There is a recent question in the close-votes queue that is asking about how to deal with a customs issue for a package that was shipped to the OP, rather than one the OP attempted to bring through ...
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How travel-ish do questions have to be?

I often work overseas for periods of a year or two & have long term residence questions which would not be applicable to holiday travellers. Are such questions allowed?
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Travel Recommendations allowed on this stack?

I do apologise for potentially asking two questions here, but I am looking for some travel advice for my upcoming trip to Norway (what to see on my specific route of travel). Is this allowed on this ...
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'Are there any free phone plans in the Toronto area?': closed?

https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/92617/13759: why was this closed? It is analogous to Prepaid SIM card in France with Free mobile.
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Why were my questions based on Thomas Kinkade unilaterally deleted or closed?

Where can vistas per Thomas Kinkade's 'High Country Christmas', be found in Canada? is closed allegedly for being 'too broad'. https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/94985/13759, https://...
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Is “Where and how to safely buy X drug in Y city?” off-topic?

As most of you already know, in many countries, doing drugs are parts of their culture and rituals and is considered healthy even if it's declared illegal by the authorities. e.g. Psilocybin mushrooms ...
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Are questions about missing users on-topic?

Looking through the list of users I recognized that one high ranking member of TSE is missing completely on SE since August 16th, 2016. Could we ask here on meta if someone knows something about a ...
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Are specific traffic comparisons on-topic

I previously asked Are questions about ideal travel/arrival times on-topic about trying to find the best arrival time to a specific location. I have a semi-related follow up about comparing traffic ...
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Are questions about corruption on topic?

While traveling in Southeast Asia, I often was told that corruption was going on here & there. But none of the information could be double checked online. For instance, I would get different ...
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When is price-shopping a valid reason to close and when isn't it?

One of the options you're presented with when nominating a question for closure on the basis of being off-topic is as follows: Questions on price-shopping for specific goods or services are off-...
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How does one determine the “consensus view”?

Where there are questions about the Community's 'consensus' view (many of which relate to tagging as the tag most often applied on meta TSE in conjunction with discussion) users may refer to decisions ...
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Are questions about amusement park rides on topic?

I recently asked a question about an amusement park ride and it was closed because it was "unclear what I was asking". In one of the more up-voted comments people were also saying that my question had ...
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Is it ok to ask a question about customs in my city or country?

How do people here feel about someone asking questions about local customs in their own city or country. I mean what if I ask a question about a custom in my own city that I am genuinely curious about ...
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Lessons Learned

Often one will attempt to learn / familiarize with a subject matter. For example, planning a trip to visit the Washington Monument in DC. I like to ask a specific questions and cap it with a request ...
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Should showing zero research be a close-reason?

Someone voted to close a question: I'm voting to close this question as lacking necessary research. This is the first time I've seen that be a close-reason on TSE. (Perhaps that's just me, though.)...
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Asking on specific Backpack fitting specific laptop?

I want to buy a specific backpack but the only thing that keeps me - I am not sure it will fit my specific laptop (which usually does not fit normal laptop sleeves). I was wondering would such a ...
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Is asking for personal experience on topic (and if not, under what category is it excluded)?

By their nature personal experiences cannot be confirmed (they might be fabricated!) and with 32k users at present there could be rather a lot of Answers provided to a single Question (and some users ...
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Should questions about attaining and potentially losing passports be allowed?

There are at least two (old) questions about passports asked by Indian citizens. Apparantly, it is illegal under Indian law to posess two passports, which is what these questions circle about. One ...
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Should we migrate all non-site-specific, general questions about how SE works to the main Meta SE?

I just posted a suggestion to Meta SE that questions that are non-specific to particular site-meas should be migrated to Meta SE. Here's the text I posted there: On the various sites I participate ...
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Are deep passenger flight's details-like question on topic here?

Since I'm a passenger flights and general airlines enthusiast, I'd like to plan my travels and trips also depending on information on which kind of aircraft I'll be or can travel from point A to point ...
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Buried wheelie bins versus writing on churches. Clearly defined criteria?

"Why are wheelie bins half-buried in parts of Luxembourg?" has four close-votes now and will likely be closed as off-topic soon. I was about to cast the fifth vote, but then I thought about it a ...
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Why is this question off topic after staying on topic for two years?

How can a question that asks about travelling, visa status and reapplying for a visa be off topic ? I do not fully understand how this question : Legal status in the US if flights are delayed by a ...
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Is asking to identify a flag on-topic?

A user posted a question asking to identify a flag. A discussion started in the comments as to whether or not this is on-topic. As the identify-this description says: Finding the name of some ...
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Are questions about ideal travel/arrival times on-topic

After recently returning from a family vacation to Corolla, NC on the Outer Banks in which we encountered significant traffic just getting to our destination (especially a family member's hour-later ...
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Is it on topic to ask about Uber app?

I am a heavy Uber customer, and I am facing a problem in changing the phone number in the app when visiting new countries. Is it on topic to ask here about it or should I ask in webapps.se?
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Answer advocating breaking laws in a foreign country

This answer to "UAE now banning VPN access - fines of up to $545,000? Any workarounds?" advocates breaking the law in a foreign country. Does it require deletion or a disclaimer stating it is not ...
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Are pros and cons questions opinion based?

I recently asked this question about the pros and cons of the different St-Jacques-de-Compostelle routes. In my opinion, this isn't really opinion based as I am not asking about any judgement of ...
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Layover-like questions — on topic or not?

Why my question is closed, while very similar one is not? What makes the other one so exceptional? (would be great to get this answer from CMaster or Mark Mayo, since they marked my question as off-...
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Adding detail to existing “encyclopedic” questions - a proposal

We seem to have some "encyclopedic" question on the site, that are intended to cover a wide variety of situations. I see a strong tendency to close questions even remotely related to these "...
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Is this question better for Travel or Expats SE?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...