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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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Updating the "immigration or moving for extended periods of time" community-specific close reason to use the new five-field close reason system

Our community-specific close reasons (off-topic sub-reasons) haven't changed much at all since they were defined in 2013. Just last year, a massive revamp took place to the closing system. As part of ...
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Merging [tag:hotel] with [tag:hotels]

hotel and hotels seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Expatriates is leaving beta. Should we finally get a migration path from here to there?

There have been longstanding requests for a migration path from here to Expatriates, because we get a lot of questions here asked on a frequent basis that are off-topic here but on-topic there. The ...
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

See this related question: Is the tag “travel” a little broad?. Or more specifically, its accepted answer by Michael Hampton: The travel tag already has zero questions (and strangely, two followers). ...
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How do I reopen a question wrongly closed by someone

I asked this question: Work for a company in a different country while on tourist visa in Austrlia? My question is related to Australia but someone (without reading the question) marked it as ...
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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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Covid-19-virus tag

I was surprised to discover that the tag regarding the current pandemic is covid-19-virus. As the blurb describing the tag correctly explains, “Covid-19” is not the name of the virus but the name of ...
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

Now is a bad time to travel, but not everybody has got the memo. In almost all places, the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better. The more we travel the worse it will get in the short ...
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Is "denied-entry" a synonym of "denial-of-entry"?

denied-entry has 1 question and denial-of-entry has more. denied-entry has a long description though but it seems it's just a duplicate. Should they be synonyms?
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How did a question get migrated to IoT from here?

I saw a dubious question, and it went on hold which is fine, but it ended up at https://iot.stackexchange.com/questions/4657/how-rude-is-it-to-put-feet-on-a-table-in-public And that's really ...
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Purpose of the [fuel] tag

When I came across the fuel tag, I assumed it related to automotive fuel, like finding diesel stations, or about fuel pre-purchase options for rental cars. The actual questions tagged are rather ...
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Not all tags show up in question overview

I just did a search on is:q wheelchair. This is one of the questions that shows up: This shows tags air-travel and aircraft. However, when I click through to the question this shows three tags: air-...
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Should visa questions be tagged with [country] or [city]?

I came across a question today, about a user asking if Indian citizens need a transit visa for Thailand (Bangkok). The questions revisions can be viewed here. It was tagged with all the necessary visa ...
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How did we get an [italy-weather] tag?

That seems highly specific. Two questions, both already tagged italy and weather-and-climate. https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/italy-weather can we just get rid of it?
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Have a feed for Hot Network Questions in Chat or Seperate Room

Can we have a feed in chat for Hot Network Questions? This could help us: See what questions are hot just out of interest Pay special attention to edging them An example of what this could look ...
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Do we need an [october] tag

We don't have any "month" tags except for october. I am struggling to work out when such a tag would ever be useful. Should we delete it?
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What is the difference between the ‘customs & immigration’ and ‘entry’ tags?

The ‘entry’ tag has no definition associated with it. Intuitively I can see there must be a difference between ‘customs & immigration’ and ‘entry’ but I’d be hard-pressed to put it into words. ...
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Tag synonyms standard-visitor-visa and standard-visitor-visas

We seem to have two separate tags: standard-visitor-visa - 85 followers standard-visitor-visas - 569 followers Should we set one of them as a synonym for the other?
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Deleted answer breaks inbox menu?

A question I asked long ago got migrated to "web apps."  Today, the inbox showed it had an answer "19 hours ago" that mentioned Guadalajara.  When I clicked on it, I got my profile page instead.  When ...
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Please merge the "child" tag into the "children" tag

Since the beginning we decided here on plural tags (with some caveats). Also tag wikis should not be definitions of common words, they should describe the kids of questions the tag is intended for. I'...
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How to handle the [ist] tag after the IATA code IST is transferred to Istanbul Airport?

The IATA code IST and the ist tag are currently used for Istanbul Ataturk Airport. This airport will be closed on 31 December 2018 and its IATA code will be transferred to Istanbul Airport, which is ...
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Unban the goo.gl URL shortener?

All URL shorteners are now banned on SE sites. However, this includes goo.gl, which is used by default by Google Maps for sharing both directions and points of interest. Can we get this unbanned on ...
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Minor design issue with flag summary page

There's something slightly wrong with the header on the flag summary page (on your profile page, click the "x helpful flags" link); the dotted line coincides with some of the descenders (e.g. the g of ...
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Merge tags "baltic-sea" and "ostersjon"

The tag östersjön is a localized version of the tag baltic-sea and should be added as a synonym of the baltic-sea. Other (rare) synonyms of the baltic-sea include: baltiska-havet baltiska-sjon ...
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Should I re-ask my question on expatriates?

My question regarding working as a software developer in Addis Ababa was closed as off-topic, and the close reason stated that Expatriates SE might be a better place to ask. Should I re-ask my ...
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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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Do we delete answers just because they are wrong?

I am writing about https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/29029/19400. The answer is perhaps wrong, but its position is defensible, and I don't think it should have been deleted; that's what downvotes ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Travel's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering,...
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What price to pay for tag consistency?

Citizenship and residence tags at present use the adjectival form. For example italian-citizens and italian-residents rather than [italy-citizens] and [italy-residents]. There are lots of citizenship ...
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The "nudge someone to run for moderator" thread

Got a user in mind who you think would be a great moderator? Do they need a little encouragement? This thread is a place to gently poke someone in the hope that they consider nominating themselves if ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Travel Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, February 13th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an opportunity ...
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The tagging system appears to be broken

With many thanks to RoflcoptrException a lot of tags have recently been renamed or synonymised. These include, for example, renaming drone to drones and ecuador-citizens to ecuadorian-citizens. ...
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Is Travel now as good as it gets?

Travel, slightly older, has seen more Questions, sees more each day, has given more Answers, has a higher Answer proportion, and has more users than Movies & TV. Movies & TV however receives ...
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Winterbash 2016 - Yay or Nay? Hats!

So the Winterbash season is upon us already (still feels weird when it's summer in Australia), and we need to vote on whether travel.SE gets it. Please vote accordingly below. For everyone who wasn't ...
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How to delete an old Closed Question that is spread across two sites?

Inexpensive beach locations to learn surfing as a newbie? [closed more than a year ago] is both on TSE and The Great Outdoors, with the latter seemingly having rejected migration there. How might ...
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Why is Open question not answerable?

Can you hold two working visas for two separate countries at once? has 'history': Post Reopened by Ankur Banerjee♦ occurred Jul 28 '15 at 15:01 Post Locked by Community♦ occurred Jul 28 '15 at ...
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Overachieving badge notifications

So I'm happy to add another bronze badge to my collection for this stupendously awesome question... but not quite this happy: They don't all fit in the screenshot, but at time of writing I have 26 (...
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Why was this highly upvoted answer deleted?

This answer got a score of 134 (10k users can see the deleted answer), only handful of answers reached that in travel.SE, yet it was deleted by a mod. Some might think of the answer as a sarcastic ...
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"Next tag badge" progress bar does not update

When you are on the "Activity" tab of your user profile you can choose to track the progress towards tag badges. This however does not update when you get new rep/answer more questions, unless you un-...
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The tag [rationale] has no rationale

I just noticed the tag rationale. It seems to be applied to a random-looking selection of questions whose title starts with “why”. It doesn't reflect anything about what the question is about, or who ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Travel's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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 ...
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Broken link, local or global?

I am not sure if it's only SE travel or all SE sites
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Now have tag "ski" - should fix?

Even though we have a real English skiing tag synonym as part of winter-sports somebody has created a pseudo English* tag ski that has now been used three times. Since only a moderator can make ski a ...
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Active bounties for X reputation layout bug

When viewing the active bounties from the user activity page, the h1 header saying "Active bounties from X reputation" is too close to the separator line below it. I'm guessing this happens when the ...
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Pertinent questions description in the tour - obscure term

The term "loyalty programme" used in the list of pertinent questions is somewhat obscure; or rather, only used in some countries rather than in others (including the secondary-language English of ...
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