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November 2020 Photo Competition - Nature/Wildlife

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is nature and wildlife! This theme was suggested in this post by Mark Mayo. The photo can relate to any part of nature....
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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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October 2020 photo competition, Impossible Travel

The theme for our October competition is: Impossible Travel. Locked gates, blocked roads, abandoned stations, wrecked boats, etc suggested by my friend Mike (who is not on TSE.) (Put on the topics ...
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Why wouldn't a comment saying ~"avoid travel during COVID" be deleted after flagging it?

I flagged a comment for deletion. The comment is essentially stating ~"avoid travel during COVID". Full comment (that was the first comment added on the question): Maybe you should just be ...
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Why was this question asking on how to get from a given location to a given area closed as not focus enough?

I see that How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? was closed as: Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. ...
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My question about prepaid roaming billing was closed. I've improved it. Perhaps we could reopen it, or perhaps I could somehow improve it more?

My question about prepaid roaming billing was closed. Perhaps it was too carrier-specific. I've now edited it to make it non-carrier-specific. Is it ready to be reopened? If not, is there some way I ...
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September 2020 photo competition, Something Small, from or for your travels

The theme for the September photo competition is "Something Small" (proposed by Willeke). Essentially, this covers any photo of something that is small. I would say as a guideline, it should ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to treat an out of date community wiki answer?

In particular I am asking about What (if any) countries are either open to or have set definitive plans to allow international tourism? In Mid-May, I asked a question about where one could travel now ...
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August 2020 photo competition: Mountains

The theme for the August photo competition is "Mountains" (proposed by Mark Mayo). Essentially, this covers any photo of a feature of land that meets the definition of a mountain: a natural ...
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When "Where In the World" Is Overdone or Collides with WANTA

We have just seen a spate of "Where In the World" questions from one person, distinguished by little independent research. Given their wide-spread locations, the justification of "I'm ...
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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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Is this question on topic?

This question seems off-topic to me: How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities? While it has to do with an ...
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July 2020 photo competition: "Human- or animal-powered vehicles"

The theme for the July photo competition is "Human- or animal-powered vehicles". Essentially, this covers any object used for transporting people or goods, that receives all or most of its ...
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Can anything be done to prevent askers from deleting their question once answered?

I've just had a very weird experience with the following question: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/157748/apostille-two-times-of-the-same-document-with-a-translation-added Moments after I ...
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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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A google-maps tag?

Should we make a google-maps tag? It is a map so hence it is on-topic here as it relates to Travel. The search term google maps has 400+ results and is used in quite a lot of q's: https://travel....
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Why wasn't my deletion flag on this unconstructive comment approved?

I asked the question Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB? and received the following comment: Maybe just enjoy your immense privilege ...
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Why do so many identify-this questions feature odd or archaic words for landscape features?

Consider: Where's this skiier on snow hills with tors behind? by Ghreu Where's this cwm and mountains in Nunavik, northern QC? by Accounting Where's this tarn in Mt Garibaldi? by Mark ...
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June 2020 Photo Competition - Local Markets

I will once again be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is local markets! This theme was suggested on this post by obligated to keep his content. A description of ...
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Can I ask this as a question on the main site: "Enough detail to identify this picture?"

In pandemic, family's flicking through old pictures. Because my first two questions here were closed and downvoted, I just wanted to run this draft by you before posting on main site. If this is OK, I'...
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Can I ask this question on the main site: "Where's this parking lot in front of a white building in the US?"

Because my first two questions here were closed and downvoted, I just wanted to run this draft by you before posting on main site. If this is OK, I'll post it. I cut out my dad's head from this ...
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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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Why was my comment simply thanking a commenter and quoting a definition deleted as not being nice?

After posting Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?, someone commented "is this even relevant for "travel"?", to which I replied (mirror): thanks, travel =...
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May 2020 Photo Competition - Waterfalls

I will be hosting this month's photo competition. The theme chosen for this month is waterfalls! This theme was suggested on this post by obligated to keep his content. According to the dictionary, a ...
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Where's girdled look out, above coast, in Oregon?

This post is hidden. It was flagged as spam or offensive content and deleted 1 hour ago by Community♦. I posted four questions yesterday Apr 21 2020 on video uploaded May 22 2015, so no use ...
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Spring Tag Rename 2020

Since it's no longer Summer 2016 and the predecessor to this question contained a reference to a specific point in time, it's time for a new Tag Renaming topic. So let's once more compile a list of ...
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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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Is it okay to add off-site links to cross posted questions?

I have noticed a few questions recently where the author of the question has manually added links to other Q&A sites on the internet where they have asked the identical question. I didn't think ...
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Why don't we have the "blatantly off-topic" option as a close reason?

This question seems to be closed as opinion-based, however the comments indicate that the question is not related to travel. I have the "cast close and reopen votes" privilege on TSE only, maybe I'm ...
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April 2020 photo competition: "Hotels" (and other accommodations)

The April 2020 photo competition is now over! The theme for the April photo competition is "Hotels". While the name of this competition specifically refers to hotels, this doesn't necessarily mean ...
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I think a question is off-topic but it's been under bounty for three weeks. What can I do?

Recently, I learned it is not possible to either vote or flag a question as off-topic when it has a bounty. Normally the advice is to flag it for moderator attention, but this question was asked by a ...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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March 2020 Photo Competition - Travel Favorites

The March photo competition is now closed! The theme for March 2020 - Travel Favourites A favourite photo from your travels - maybe it's your favourite because it looks amazing, or maybe there's a ...
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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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Coronavirus designation

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has designated the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan as SARS-CoV-2, replacing its working designation of 2019-nCoV. The related respiratory ...
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This spammer should be deleted

This user: https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/108323/baby-doll has posted a two spam answers. The spam answers are probably the only contribution they will ever make. I think this user should be ...
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Announcing my return to Travel.SE

it's Daniil, ex-user (89966). Most of you will probably know me. I was an active contributor to Travel.SE and a few other SE sites till I got destroyed on 11th November on 2019 on all SE sites due to ...
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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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