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For questions designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.
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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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How tags should be used.
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Which existing pairs of tags should be merged, which not yet existing tags should be created as synonyms, policies regarding synonyms.
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Why were certain questions closed? Which questions ought to be closed? What to do with questions that have been closed.
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Questions specifically about the answers rather than the QA-chain as a whole.
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Questions about how moderation works on our site, about how to moderate, about particular moderation events, etc.
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The set of reasons available to give when closing a question, including which to use when and proposed new reasons.
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The look, feel, style, layout, and overall design of our site, especially as it progresses from the beta to the launched phase.
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About the actual editing of posts, both the questions and their answers.
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About questions on the main site that have no answers at all.
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For questions about what counts as a duplicate, identification of duplicates, their implications and how to reduce their incidence. Note the tag [exact-duplicates] may be more appropriate for some que…
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Questions about community elections for Travel Stack Exchange moderators.
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Questions about all the qualities that go toward making a question on our site a good one.
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About migrating questions to or from other Stack Exchange network sights and Travel Stack Exchange.
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A user can cast a ballot to close a question for a number of reasons like it's a duplicate of another question or off-topic.
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Questions about the comments that users and moderators can attach to questions and answers.
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Questions about the chat room and what takes place there.
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to be used on photo competitions organized in Travel Meta.
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Events scheduled for the site and the chat room, and ideas for future such events.
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Questions about questions related more to expatriates and immigration than they are related to travel. We consider them off-topic here but the subject comes up regularly.
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Questions about more or less official site policies on how we should use and behave on the site.
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Questions about how and when to flag questions, answers, and comments for moderator attention and review.
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Indicates that a submitted issue rather erroneous behaviour is actually due to the existing design of the system.
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Questions about immigration and expatriates are a specific recurrent class of off-topic questions on our site. What should we do about them?
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For questions about the site's bounty system as described at: http://travel.stackexchange.com/help/bounty
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Questions about answers which have now been deleted.
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For questions about the sites badge awards, as described at: http://travel.stackexchange.com/help/badges
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For questions about what constitutes abuse of the system by way of self-promotion, advertising and failure to disclose affiliation and how to react to that abuse. Although when used by the general pub…