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A friendly reminder that this is meta. Questions here do not have to be questions

Apparantly, somebody attempted a meta clean up. At least, I just experienced five questions in the close vote review queue. That in itself is a tad weird considering the number of questions per day ...
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Reminder: 95% of all Schengen questions have already been answered

I often see Schengen questions being answered without first checking if a duplicate exists. This harms the structure of the website as instead of linking to a single canonical we're seeing several ...
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My thoughts on moderating and the community on Travel.SE

Since I'm the only moderator not campaigning for the next round, I thought I'd take a moment to share my thoughts of the last 20 or so months during which I've been a pro tem moderator. I hope it's ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback and patience. If you're still seeing the ...
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Rude, pointless or lengthy chats in comments

We've been getting a TON of mod notifications recently for rude, abusive, pointless (chatty) or lengthy chats in comments. We get auto notifications for lengthy ones and will clean them up, but we ...
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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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Don't forget to vote to close unclear questions!

We have a lot of questions (often several per day) which are too vague to answer. These are the ones I see in the last 24 hours: Cross Border Canada with B1/B2 Visa https://travel.stackexchange.com/...
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Valid question, but asked in a way which invites controversy. How to proceed?

I am referring to the question How to politely ask people from East Asia to give way. Essentially the question is valid, it seems that a normal "Excuse me" is misinterpreted by someone growing up in ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Travel Stack Exchange's first ever moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: That's two new faces joining Ankur Banerjee — please thank them all ...
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Up voting redux

Mark posted about this maybe two or three years ago, but we seem to be regressing and he told me it's ok to post a reminder. If you take the time and effort to answer a question, then the strongest ...
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Please help with tag wikis if you have some spare time

We had an event in the chat last night, and while not many where there, @Roflcopter and myself spent some time updating tag wikis. We welcome ANYONE with the required reputation levels to click on ...
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Prominent tags needing descriptions - want to get your tag editor badge?

Are you a good writer? Do you have a few minutes to spare? Why not update some tags and get the tag editor badge! Our tags generally have some pretty good descriptions. However, we could do with a ...
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How did temporary stays longer than a tourist visa become off-topic?

I found a question about a student visa that was closed as off-topic. Someone commented “your question is about immigration and thus off-topic”. I would agree with that sentence — but the question isn'...
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Can we add "worth" to the list of terms which trigger the subjective question warning?

The Stack Exchange engine has a pretty simple little filter to see if the title of a new question being entered is subjective. Apparently it usually looks for any of these keywords: Best Worst ...
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Reverse "mobile-phone" and "cellphone" tag synonyms

Currently, cellphones is the primary topic, with mobile-phone (as well as iphone and simcard) as synonyms. I propose that mobile-phones should be the primary term instead. The device has many names ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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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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Voting on-topic questions off-topic

At least a couple of people openly voted a question today as off-topic, despite noting that they considered it on-topic here as well. After I posted about this in the chat, @hippietrail suggested I ...
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Now that we're in holiday travel season, help promote Travel Stack Exchange

We're entering a season of many harvest, beginning-of-winter/calendar turnover, and religious/commercial holidays. Millions of people will be traveling to spend these holidays with friends, family, ...
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2019: a year in moderation on Travel.SE

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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New goal - show some love - 3200 answers by Valentine's Day!

We reached our goal of 1000 questions AND 1100 questions by New Years. Now show those questions some love - let's try for a big goal of 3200 answers by February 14th, 2012! Don't forget to do at ...
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Halloween answer-a-thon

I created an event: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/591/you-are-here?tab=schedule for an answer marathon, after Martin commented in 'You Are Here' that it'd worked on the TeX site. ...
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Netherlands and Holland tag synonym?

We currently have this as a synonym - but Holland is actually an area within the Netherlands; the two are not one and the same. Thoughts? Should we remove this synonym?
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What self-defense weapons are legal in England?

I still don't cotton why What self-defense weapons are legal in England? was closed but not What self defense items are allowed in India?. I've tried to focus on one possibility here - when there's ...
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Accepted answers are not display with green coloured circle

When seeing the questions from the main page the accepted questions has the green coloured circle. Like the below: But in the Questions page, the accepted questions are doesn't have the green ...
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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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Consider the advantages/disadvantages of tweeting your answers

The TSE software will tweet questions and answers on (I assume) a periodic basis. This is fine for people who follow TSE on Twitter, but may not reach your followers. You can tweet using the 'share' ...
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Question does not get answered by duplicate

This question: I have booked a flight from the USA to China and am a dual national. How do I avoid China getting to know this? It got marked as a duplicate, but as I pointed out in the comments, the ...
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Active tab on Travel.SE has a giant offset circular background?

I've just noticed something very odd on the Travel StackExchange site - the active tab has been given a giant and slightly off-centre blue circle around it: That doesn't look correct to me, but a ...
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Expatriates proposal is into the Commitment stage, signups needed!

We've had a lot of debate, both recently and over the years, on what to do with Immigration and Expat style questions. As part of that, people were originally suggested to support the Immigration ...
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Why is the # of tag followers increased when I subscribe AND follow a tag

At for example the tag amsterdam I can hover over the tag name itself in the right corner and a small pop-up will appear showing the amount of followers and a short description of the tag: If I click ...
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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. ...
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Proposal for high-rep users to write tag wikis for new tags they create

I've mentioned this in the chatroom before but I think it's worth making a real proposal now that tagging is somehow topical here at travel.SE. If some concept is so important that it needs a new tag,...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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1000 questions by New Years?

I think it'd be a magnificent effort to reach 1000 questions by the start of 2012. Even better if we have at least one answer for every one of them. At current rates we need about 2.5 new questions ...
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2011 EVENT - Sorting out tags, wiki excerpts

Yes it's a boring topic for most, but for those amongst us who really want to get this sorted out, it's time to have an event. Last month (Oct 31) we had an answering event, and did a massive ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why did I just get the close privilege?

Someone just upvoted one of my questions, and I got a notification. At the same time (likely due to that action) I also got a notification that I was awarded the close/reopen voting privilege. That's ...
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Questions where someone actually went out of their way to provide an answer?

I just bountied https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/67340/4188 and https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/30181/4188 and I intend to do so with any other similar answer because I want to encourage where ...
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Noob has the rep but has been suspended from chat. What's that about?

Check this comment Refusal of UK Standard Visitor visa under v4.2(a)(c), v4.2 (e) and v4.3(a)(c) and note that the user has been suspended from chat. You can try to invite her to chat and you'll ...
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Go-to questions for visa refusal

Would it make sense to compile a canonical question and answer to advise people on what to do if their visa is refused? As far as I can see there are a set of reasons which are always quoted by ...
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Travel.SE meetup: London, Oct 11

Anyone in the London, UK area is invited to the Parcel Yard Pub, inside the King's Cross station (info here) at 5:30pm, Friday 11th October, 2013. Walk to platform 9 3/4 (no really!) and the pub is ...
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Announcement: new mobile ads

We wanted to let you know that we are currently testing some new ads on the mobile version of Travel. They are shown in two places right now: the bottom of the home page, and the question page (...
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Some more unanswered questions

Trick to breaking down air routes Can Serbian dinars be exchanged in the Republic of Macedonia? What supporting evidence is required for a Moroccan travel visa? Pass in the Alps that can be crossed ...
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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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Is it time for a canonical engagement ring question?

We have: Bringing engagement ring to singapore which was bought in germany Buying an engagement ring in the US and bringing it to Australia If I don't declare a not-yet-used engagement ring at ...
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Question draft: I have been denied a visa several times in a row. How does one deal with such serial refusals?

Over the course of time here on TSE, I have observed individuals whose pattern of visa applications best described as 'serial refusals'... serial refusals - Two or more consecutive visa refusals ...
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Should we dupe-close questions that are older than their duplicate?

In my review queue I recently find a lot of old questions (> 2 years say) that are to be closed as duplicates. With most of them I agree in principle, but the relevant text when closing questions as ...

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