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 is our stance on questions asking whether traveling to some area is safe?

What is our stance on questions asking whether traveling to some area is safe? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example of closed question: Is it safe for a foreigner to travel to Russia these days? ...
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Aren't "local geography" topics missing in the Help Center?

I had a look at What topics can I ask about here? and I could not find anything about local geography. These would be questions such as is there a walking path between X and Y in city Z? is the 16 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I ask for recommendations for a place in a picture?

Where can I find this red sunset in winter, with snow and evergreen trees? and Where can I find similar vista from hotel room like Costa Rica looking out Whale Tail National Park? were closed as "...
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What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question?

What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question? Examples of questions asking for a percentage related to traveling:...
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What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral?

What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral ("the answer may change many times as airlines/governments ...
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What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific?

What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific? I'm asking as I saw that there exists some questions specific to one airport (probably why many ...
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Why was this question on onward ticket policies closed as opinion-based?

The question If an airline or immigration policy requires an onward ticket, is it ok to purchase it at the last minute / after being refused check-in/entry? was closed as opinion-based and comments ...
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Why was this question on airport fee administration closed as opinion-based?

The question Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? was closed as opinion-based. However, none of the close-voters left a ...
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Should questions on aviation regulations be posted on aviation, law or travel Stack Exchange website?

Should questions on aviation regulations be posted on aviation, law or travel Stack Exchange website? Assume the question is of interest to commercial airplane passengers, e.g. For which planes do ...
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Is a question trying to remember the name of a place I've been to during a trip on-topic?

In 2012 during an Euro-trip I spent some days in Vienna (Austria's capital). During that trip I got a recommendation for a restaurant from a local citizen. I really liked the restaurant and memorized ...
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Why was this question on why Myanmar got removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit put on hold?

Why was this question Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019? on hold? Knowing the reason(s) why ...
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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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