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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

In order to better gauge support by voting, it would be useful to have an answer that unambiguously says "yes, let's have a banner". Since at the time of writing we have one that says "no", and one ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

The problem that WSE has - people ignoring country tags - isn't particuarly a problem here. In general, in fact, I don't think adding little flags solves any problems we have. But it looks nice, and ...
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

I am fairly well convinced by JoErNanO's answer that a banner would probably stoke controversy. I would suggest that a less controversial way of calling attention to the pandemic would be a banner ...
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Tag sea is used for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and for Seas (ie big salty waters)

Why not add a suffix? for example, lax-airport and cdg-airport. Just like what we did with citizens tags.
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

I noticed https://academia.stackexchange.com/ has sort of a banner, that can be turned off by clicking the X mark at the right. Works on Chrome browser on PC, but not sure about mobile May be ...
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Adding "post this on Expatriates" guidance to the ask page

Some details could be used from the expats what's on-topc help page. Shortening the first few of the "what to ask" points might be good enough and not too long: If your question is about ...
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Tag sea is used for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and for Seas (ie big salty waters)

Network-wide, and written in the help centre: When creating your new tag bear in mind that tags … must be shorter than 25 characters must use the character set a-z 0-9 + # - . Uppercase letters in ...
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Reorganize the "mountain-climbing" and "climbing" tags

Please upvote this answer if you agree with the suggestion to make "mountain-climbing" and "climbing" two separate tags and down-vote if you disagree. For other suggestions please post another ...
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

The travel tag has travelled straight onto the blocklist as an intrinsic tag - users trying to tag a post with the travel tag will now receive the message: The 'travel' tag is not allowed. Safe ...
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Add Aviation to migration targets for off-topic questions

One of the key criteria for default migration paths is the level of migration occurring. There's no "right" level for establishing a migration path, but tens or hundreds of migrations with a single ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

I agree with the flags in country tags and I would also like them in 'citizen of ... country' tags. I use other sites, and in some of them flag are or have been used. In case of Yahoo Answers 'have ...
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Close for trivial?

My view is that if a truly trivial question can be answered trivially, it takes less time to answer it than to close it (or to move on and focus on a different question; there's no obligation to spend ...
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Unban the goo.gl URL shortener?

General goo.gl-shortened URLs are still banned in post bodies network-wide (and also in titles, comments, tags and flags on SO). However, I've added an exception for goo.gl/maps only that will allow ...
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Merging [tag:hotel] with [tag:hotels]

Thanks for bringing this up. It's done updating post history, 9 rows affected (pipe delimited) posts, 7 rows affected (pipe delimited) destroying 'hotel': [hotel] removed from Tag Synonym hotel -> ...
JoErNanO's user avatar
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Too many users post questions in the Answer frame (and many never return)

There are many measures in place on SE already. However, the system is pretty good at detecting new from old users so most users don’t see them anymore and forgot they existed (if they even existed ...
Jan's user avatar
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Google plus - can we add this for sharing the site content

I suggest delete this Q. (a) it has been implemented and (b) although not rolled out simultaneously IMO was a question for META (SE) (where indeed it had already been asked).
pnuts's user avatar
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New (re)design?

This design is not new. It's skin we use for non-desktop devices. You may want to tap on 'full site' link in footer if you want to see desktop design. FYI: I'm one of designers on Stack team.
Paweł's user avatar
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This spammer should be deleted

Moderators are notified when a sustained flag is generated. There's no need to post to remove a given spam user. Mods will see it and take action accordingly. Just red-flag the post.
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Notify on comment moderation

I did delete the 8 x city name comment, as useless, filling space but not adding anything to the discussion. Yes, I did see it was getting upvotes, but I did not feel that upvotes were given for the ...
Willeke's user avatar
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

I totally agree with the idea to block-list this tag. I have removed the travel from the 5 questions mentioned in the meantime.
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Please create a tag, preferably pink, for 'announcements'

The pink tags have been created for very specific meanings. The faq tag is probably the most special of them since it is meant to replace the previous FAQ sections the site had (and that were ...
Jan's user avatar
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Can visa related questions can be re-asked after minimum time lapse?

No, that's not how things are supposed to work on StackExchange. If you have new information or you think the current information is outdated, you can: Ask the authors of the current answers to ...
JonathanReez's user avatar
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Tag sea is used for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and for Seas (ie big salty waters)

Just posted as a comment but it's also an answer. Rename the airport tag to seatac or seatac-airport if you want. We locals call it SeaTac anyway.
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

I would love to place a visible banner somewhere on the site. Although I believe that we should have physical planes flying around the world pulling the banner saying "DO NOT TRAVEL" behind them, this ...
JoErNanO's user avatar
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Can we have a big fat DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FUN RIGHT NOW banner?

Now there seems to be a banner.
Mikael Dúi Bolinder's user avatar
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Can we get a "Move to outdoors.SE" option?

So far we have only one migration target: Meta.Travel.SE. IMHO this is far too minimalistic. I think we could add Outdoors to the list of target sites, since we do share some scope and we've had ...
JoErNanO's user avatar
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Google Maps if someone enters coordinates in the chat

very sexy to me does not seem a very strong argument. And again there is the issue, only for Travel or across all sites? GIS might want it if we got it but SO might not and SE in general do not seem ...
pnuts's user avatar
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Pertinent questions description in the tour - obscure term

It never crossed my mind that this might be considered an obscure term. I've changed it to ...frequent flyer or other loyalty/rewards programmes... which should cover more bases and also provide ...
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Add Aviation to migration targets for off-topic questions

It makes a few tons of sense to me, but I think this can be added by SE staff only, not by admins. So can the admins please chat with the staff to do so if it's approved?
Nean Der Thal's user avatar

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