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Do we insist on using month names instead of numbers?

I support the proposal, so that the recommended notation is 6 December 2015 (GB) December 6th, 2015 (US format) or 2015-12-06 (ISO) because the US slash notation 12/06/2015 is not well known ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

My problem with these questions is that I have significant concern they're not being asked in good faith sometimes. For example, consider Where's this yellowish building in Texas? The photo is cropped ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

I say that this kind of question is acceptable as long rules are met. I try to word the rules in the rest of my answer, but they are a proposal and open to editing or being ignored for a different set ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

I see two options here: An outright ban on these questions, completely offtopic Measuring the answerableness of these questions with measurable limits and closing those without detail Option 1: An ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

At willekes suggestion I’ll take the thoughts I’d expressed in some comments and turn them into an answer. My preference is that: Such questions should not be allowed The help section already says, ...
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Remove shopping aspect from question?

Done. I have removed the list-type question asking for other discounted sites.
JoErNanO's user avatar
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3 votes

Do we insist on using month names instead of numbers?

If "insist" means one more thing for curmudgeons to harass newbies about, I vote no. That said, I really do wish people would avoid ambiguous formats.
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

For me, two simple pieces of information will determine if the question is on-topic: The place is accessible, the general public can access it or see it. ie. not something inside a private house or ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

“I want to know so I can go there” seems to me to make it on-topic, even if no one else wants to go. (And how would I know whether anyone else is interested?) I once sent a picture of such a place ...
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2 votes
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How can I make this question not opinion-based?

The Q has been reopened so I suggest what you have already done is all that is required.
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