19 votes
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Are down votes on closed questions reclaimed?

You get your points back if the question is deleted not if it's closed. •Reputation changes from bounties and votes (both up and down) on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) ...
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16 votes

Are internal tourists tourists?

Migrating this question to Expats wasn't a terrible decision. The asker certainly seems to qualify as an expat — or, at the very least, has a problem that would be common to expats — and ...
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14 votes
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Why is this question put on hold?

It is at once both far too specific to be of use to others, and too broad. The number of people in the world who want to travel and see squirrels specifically is, I would suggest, far smaller than the ...
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13 votes

Are Brexit questions off-topic?

The problem with such questions is that you are asking us to speculate on what 'deals' may be in place on specific policy matters even if there is no deal overall (a so-called 'no-deal' scenario). ...
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12 votes

What is 'too broad' about the question about firearms in the USA?

My vote to close as too broad was simply due to the OP not identifying where in the US he would be traveling. While he chose not to identify his country of origin, I could reasonably hypothesize it is ...
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12 votes

Another "question closed wrongly" complaint

I am with you here. I feel a strong urge to hit rollback and revert the post to its former state. I also strongly disagree with the question being closed as a duplicate. Here’s my reasoning: The ...
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9 votes

inconsistent standards for what qualifies as a travel question

For what it's worth I just cast the last reopen vote on the card question. But, it's pretty clear why it was closed if you look at the edit history. The part about it being a souvenir was only added ...
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9 votes

inconsistent standards for what qualifies as a travel question

I voted to close the 'reading card question', but I answered the question about show times in London. TSE is a self-regulating site. It means the notion of what's on topic is determined by multiple ...
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9 votes
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Is "Where and how to safely buy X drug in Y city?" off-topic?

Okay to ask: How do I buy marijuana in Colorado? (legal at state level) How do I buy weed in Amsterdam? (officially tolerated by the government) How do I buy medical marijuana in Canada? (legal for ...
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9 votes

Why was this question about tipping closed?

A comment under your question seems to explain the reasoning: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's purely about tipping decisions, not about tipping culture. – Nean Der Thal 2 ...
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8 votes
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Closure: 'How long will online flight search engines need to feature and include NewLeaf?'

Yes — but please be patient! Much like closing, reopening takes five explicit votes from users to occur. Typically, users will browse the newest or active questions which will mean that they quickly ...
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8 votes

Please reopen "How to search catalogues and evade interlibrary loan fees, for libraries outside the London Libraries Consortium?"

I'll let somebody else (OP?) put the case for re-opening this question but for the sake of something to vote on to indicate pros and cons I say not suitable to re-open. I see negligible 'Travel' in ...
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Why is a question about the process of entering the US on an international flight ok, but the equivalent about entering Japan too broad?

The significant difference is that the person going to Japan seems to want detailed instructions for every single step from the moment they first enter the airport in the US, through three flights to ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

Stack Exchange sites do not want long list answers with very many options, they want answers where one fairly short list, or even better some text without a list, gives a good answer and only one good ...
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7 votes

inconsistent standards for what qualifies as a travel question

To me, what is a "travel question" is all the topics that have been covered by "travel guides" for years before we came along. If it's in things like Lonely Planet or WikiTravelVoyage, then it's on ...
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7 votes

Why was the man from seat 61 put on hold?

I voted to reopen. For starters the question isn't broad. It might be opinion-based since the answers would rely on anecdotes by people who actually used the website and found it reliable/not reliable....
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7 votes

Another "question closed wrongly" complaint

I love that xkcd! Exactly what I am doing right now ;) So yes, I agree with you (and the answer of @Jan). Others (and me) have raised that point already frequently on here. See A friendly reminder ...
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7 votes
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What's the problem with question about number of guests in single hotel room?

Personally, I think that asking "Do Hotel receipts show number of guests?" is too broad since it will inevitably depend on the country, the establishment and a combination of both. Reducing the scope ...
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6 votes

mail related question randomly closed

As it stands, the question is about mail, not travel. The reason is that nowhere does it say anything about travel, only stamps and envelopes. :) Therefore I think you should mention the reasons ...
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6 votes

mail related question randomly closed

I voted to close when it came up in the queue (which means somebody else put it there). Your question was off-topic for the reasons given. There was nothing 'random' about it. While it may seem ...
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6 votes

What is 'too broad' about the question about firearms in the USA?

My vote is based on the fact that there are (too) many diversities among state laws which render this question too broad to answer. Even with the scope of the question being narrowed to open-carry, I ...
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6 votes
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Is a hard-to-answer question off-topic?

Update: Franck linked to an answer on this from a senior SE staffer, which appears to be an official answer for all sites based on the part I've bolded: ... it is not reasonable to require a user ...
6 votes

Are pros and cons questions opinion based?

Update after the edit: wow, perfect, and it got a great answer too. Nice! Before the edit: The essence of the question looks fine to me, but: 1) the criteria aren't clear, and 2) it's phrased in a ...
6 votes

Are Brexit questions off-topic?

I disagree with the closure/putting on hold of the question here and of all Brexit questions in general. We have a history of responding also to rapidly changing events (I believe there even is a ...
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6 votes

What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific?

Questions about one airport can be fine. How do I get from Venice airport to actual Venice? Are there restaurants after security at [small airport]? Yes, in theory someone could come and ask variants ...
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5 votes

What is 'too broad' about the question about firearms in the USA?

I did not vote to close the question and probably would not have. Like yourself, I feel that the quality of answers and the sheer number of up-votes should count for something. That said, DCTLib ...
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Why is a question about the process of entering the US on an international flight ok, but the equivalent about entering Japan too broad?

I have noticed that a lot of TSE questions are close voted, later reopened and go on to become popular questions with good and popular answers. So, if you do not agree with a close vote, vote to keep ...
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5 votes

Why closed - Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren?

Asking for a ranking by prestige is inherently off-topic. Prestige (or reputation, renown, cachet, clout, etc.) cannot really be quantified; any ranking would be based primarily on personal priorities ...
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5 votes

What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral?

Our stance should be based on a combination of the existing Travel.SE rules and common sense. In addition, the Covid-19 situation is so fresh, rapidly-evolving, unclear that it would be impossible to ...
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