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Google Maps if someone enters coordinates in the chat

Similar to the feature request I placed in this question, I would like to propose another feature request. Whenever someone enters coordinates like that in the chat: 49° 14′ 0″ N, 7° 0′ 0″ E It ...
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37K views in 2 days, a deletion prospect?

I was going to post this comment: I really hope everything goes well for you. I think this could be a very useful post to many people, but I also think there might be enough information/context on ...
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Migration path between Travel and Expatriates

I know we've been down this road a few times before, but the lack of a migration path has been really bothering me, because it provides an awful experience for people asking questions who wound up in ...
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Are questions about shopping forbidden?

In Shopping in Los Angeles , a diamond mod closed the question, saying "Please feel free to ask other questions about Los Angeles, cruises, or Hawaii, but just not shopping - sorry!" As I understand ...
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Preview of Google Map links in chat

If you paste a link to travel wiki or other SE questions into the chat, a preview image is automatically created. I would really like the same for Google map links. A lot of time we're discussing ...
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Repeated Travel.SE design update request please?

Back in August, @Jin showed us new designs for the promotion of Travel.SE. We hadn't heard from him in a while. We posted a question then back in November last year, at which Jin replied that: I'm ...
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Purging details from question edit history

In this question the OP uploaded an image chock full of personal information. User outflak edited the question to remove that information, but of course the original information is still visible in ...
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How do I upload an image?

Sometimes we have to ask the OP to scan and upload an image. But it turns out there's apparently a rep hurdle for doing that. Earlier this week we told an OP that we needed an image and one of the ...
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Link to the chat has disappeared?

Is it only me or was the link to the chat removed from travel? Right now, the only way that I see is to scroll to the bottom, where the site-wide chat is listed, click on that, search for the travel ...
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Spam: keep an eye out, please?

I have a friend who's a travel agent. Right now, if you go to Google and search for international tickets, the #1 result is her site. This is a huge honking deal to her; that placement alone earns her ...
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Number of votes on the election

The Constituent Badge was awarded 149 times and also according to the Travel SE election page : 784 voters were eligible, 330 visited the site during the election, 231 visited the election page, ...
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Travel.SE design support request

A while back @Jin showed us new designs for the promotion of Travel.SE. We've not heard from him in a while. Any chance of an update of where we're at - it's been three months and we're excited about ...
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Closed questions - should we keep them?

Several questions have been closed since the site started, generally because they don't meet our [FAQ] terms. My internal debate is - should we just let them be, or should we delete them as they aren'...
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When will Travel SE be available for querying at data.stackexchange.com?

I just tried some queries on http://data.stackexchange.com, and noticed that despite graduation, Travel SE database cannot be searched yet. Any idea when that will be possible?
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Specific guidance for tagging

One of the answers to Do we need to use the 'Europe' tag even when discussing just one European country? is Good plan. Use "Europe" if the question is really about Europe, the continent, not just ...
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We should call it "Uluru" but let people find it when they search for "Ayers Rock"

Not trying to pick on anyone but we have another backwards pair of tag synonyms. The big red rock in the Centre of Australia has been officially and correctly called "Uluru" for some time now. But ...
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Will Travel be included in the next "Creative Commons Data Dump"? (And when can we expect it?)

Most of us might be unaware that Stack Exchange does public releases from time to time of the data on its Q&A network sites for all interested parties to analyse and play with. - Stack Overflow ...
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Can I undo an accept?

I asked a question about mobile data plan in France. One of the answers seemed to be good, alas I accepted. However, while travelling in France I learnt that the answer is incorrect. Both solutions ...
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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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Dear Stack Exchange people, could you tell us our "weekend slump" time window?

Hi there to the people who run Stack Exchange. I know us humble contributors don't get access to the traffic data but I'd like to file an official request for one bit of that data. We're trying to ...
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What time was a recent question asked?

Can I apply for a France visa while I'm visiting in the UK was "asked yesterday" as was Want to apply for France visa while visiting the UK. Older questions show you the date and time of the post ...
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Mile High Club Revisited

This is not the first META question about the 'mile high club'. See Why was "Joining the Mile High Club (MHC) - Can I get into trouble?" closed? Is it OK to ask this question... A friend ...
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HTML title is still "Travel Stack Exchange"

On the main site, the HTML title is still Travel Stack Exchange. <title>Travel Stack Exchange</title> Since it's graduated to its own site, shouldn't it be "Travel Answers"? For the ...
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Can I accept an answer after some lenghty period of time?

I have recently asked this question: Tips to avoid forgetting a bag It received quite a few good answers, however I am really not in a position yet to accept any one of them - these are tips that I ...
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User was removed

In my reputation list, there is an odd entry: -65 18:42 removed User was removed What doest this mean? Why am I down 65 rep.? I'm curious how I can find out what happened and why it costed ...
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Spammers are targetting my answer

It seems spammers are targeting one of my answers. Basically, they are submitting edit requests that is just filler text, with links. What can I do to remedy this? Should I just delete my answer? I ...
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Are anonymous views counted among view count?

Are the anonymous people who view posts add to the view count? is it unique to IP address or to the browser signature?
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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How can I make a Google map of all questions asked here?

Does TSE have an API, from where I can obtain tags, city names, countries, etc.? The idea is to make a Google map to project all locations on which a question has been asked here. If an API exists, ...
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A little bit confused about the negative perception of my question

I've asked this question about different kinds of lighters on Gran Canaria. Meanwhile it is put on hold as unclear what I'm asking. I think about a way to edit the question but can't really figure out ...
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How does an accepted answer become unaccepted?

Japanese destination airports with lower costs? (from US airports) had one answer, and it was a good one. A day or two ago, I added a little detail to it, and clicked to accept it. The green check ...
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Do 'children' and 'minors' mean the same thing?

I have seen the two words being used over and over again here but don't know whether they are synonyms of each other or not. The Usage guides for the two tags seem not to help very much: children ...
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When should answers be deleted?

So, obviously when answers clearly don't answer the question (like actual comments or new questions, often from people who think SE is a forum) they should obviously be deleted. However, what if ...
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Can't close as suitable for other sites on SE?

I've been meaning to raise this for a while, and it got to me today. I'm sure previously you used to be able to vote to close, choose "more suitable for another site on the SE network" and select the ...
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Massive view spike on a single question?

How to avoid drinking vodka? This question was only asked yesterday but as of time of writing, it'd received 2509 views - about 6 times that of any other question on Travel.SE (that I know of). In ...
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Cell phone questions in two separate countries are considered duplicates

I posted a question about using cell phones in Japan and now want to post the exact same question except being for South Korea. It is regarded as a duplicate. So how do I go about getting answers to ...
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Rise of the singular tags

Haven't spotted one in ages but now along comes biometric-passport. But maybe it's better just to merge it into passports? If not then please could a mod rename it to biometric-passports? (Can't do ...
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How do you fix a mispelled tag?

The cultural-awarness tag is missing an e. Is that something a high rep user (like me) can fix? If so, how?
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Is there a way to get notifications when (and only when) questions with a favorite tag appear?

I live in Israel, so if someone needs help with questions about Israel I want to help. But I don't want to need to enter the site periodically to check if new questions were posted. Is there a way to ...
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Please fix the spelling of the "seychelles" tag

There was a Seychelles tag created with the misspelling of seichelles. While I have recommended a wiki/excerpt, could someone please correct the spelling?
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Who ate my comment?

In this question: The most difficult countries to travel in? I wrote a rather lengthy comment in reply to mouviciel explaining why pilgrimage visas aren't a realistic option, and hippietrail ...
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Problematic links in a locked answer

This answer to a locked question of historical significance contains links (plural) to www.londonelegance.com. Upon clicking one of the links I was asked to upgrade my Java although it looked more ...
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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?
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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Is there a way of silencing bounty notifications?

Every time I post a bounty, StackExchange starts annoying me with useless notifications: "Your bounty ends in 3 days", "Your bounty ends in 1 day", "Your bounty is over", etc. Is there a way of ...
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Asking questions about disabled travel and immigration

I'm disabled, on wheelchair, I would like to ask 2 questions, one about visiting a country, another about immigrating. Is it okay or would they be closed as off topic? It's about requirements and ...
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A bug in some links

This question had a long link, which was not showing correctly after saving, it was showing ok in preview while editing.. but after posting it doesn't. Check the history to see how does it look like. ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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What happens to beta sites that don't achieve certain goals?

Our proposal page lists some goals. I think we will have some trouble with the question quantity and visits-per-day measures (maybe I am a pessimist, but for now I don't see any huge progress in these ...
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Why are certain URLs forbidden to use?

I tried to use this URL today in a post as a reference but the editor did not want to let me: china highlights.com (remove space to make link work) said explicitly that chinahighlights.com is not ...
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Why does this thread's title appear faint?

Here's a screenshot of the Travel SE page, taken just now. Look at the middle entry: Why is the listing so faint?
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How do I get my rep points from a question I asked as an unregistered user?

I asked this question on Travel.SE as an unregistered user last year. Since then I became a regular visitor here and created this account. Recently, I stumbled upon that old post which is now one of ...
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Confused about moderators decisions about flags

Earlier, I got the yellow icon in top bar indicating a flag to be review. It showed me a flag about an answer, the flag was "not an answer", I got the option to either confirm the flag, or flag it as ...
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