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How travel-ish do questions have to be?

Without seeing your specific questions, I'd guess that Expatriates Stack Exchange is a better choice for them. Their help center states: Expatriates Stack Exchange is for people living or intend to ...
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Is asking hypothetical questions considered trolling on SE Travel?

Regardless of whether it is trolling, the help center clearly states, "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" (my emphasis). Hypothetical questions ...
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Is asking hypothetical questions considered trolling on SE Travel?

It's worth considering that to troll is to deliberatley provoke a reaction - not necessarily to be rude or offensive. Several of your questions do not appear to be a genuine concern for a reasonable ...
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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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Is asking hypothetical questions considered trolling on SE Travel?

The comments you mention aren't addressed at the hypothetical nature of your questions. Rather they target the somewhat peculiar and sometimes weird topics they bring up. So yes hypothetical questions ...
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Question interested in illegal prostitution

The question is fine, the guy was asking if there's a "red light district", the way he asked implied that he is after a legal place, such as the one in Amsterdam. The answer also is fine, it made it ...
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Is asking to identify a flag on-topic?

If a flag is a symbol of a place, land or a country then it's directly related to travel. No doubt about that, whether you are travelling there, or just asking for pure curiosity. I do not know ...
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Are questions about traveling while under legal disabilities acceptable for this site?

I think they'd be fascinating and very valid questions. We have had questions about intentionally getting deported from the US, revoked visas, and more.
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please help me to rephrase that my question is accepted by male only moderators

I am your female moderator and while I have not voted to close it, I fully agree with the people who voted to close. This is an university research topic and not a travel question. Besides, the topic ...
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What to do with questions where the real answer is to change the OPs behavior?

Telling the OP to stop behaving childishly isn't very nice, and doesn't take into account the genuine feelings they're expressing about this. So we shouldn't do that. I'd just answer the question ...
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Is commuting on topic?

In my opinion, commuting questions are 100% about travel and should be accepted on the site. Of course like any other topic there will still be questions that are bad for the site for other reasons. ...
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Answer advocating breaking laws in a foreign country

I am sorry that you feel my answer is "advocating breaking the law", that was not my intention. The principle of "law" is quite different from one community to another, as a person from the middle ...
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Buried wheelie bins versus writing on churches. Clearly defined criteria?

"Local customs" questions are about understanding how things are done in your destination - those things locals "just know" but visitors aren't in a position to figure out on their own. It's not (as ...
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"why is something the way it is" travel questions

Clearly, asking about visiting the White House should be acceptable. It's a travel question in the same way than many earlier questions about tourist destinations. But, at the same time, “why” ...
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Are deep passenger flight's details-like question on topic here?

That sounds on-topic to me. If it's a journey you want to do, as a traveller, then it seems askable here. We've even got a bunch of factoid questions, which do get a mixed response, but are generally ...
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Is asking for personal experience on topic (and if not, under what category is it excluded)?

Questions that are answered by personal experience are great. Not everything in the world can be sourced back to an authoritative source online (and not everything you can link to online is up to date ...
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Are historical questions about travel allowed?

The traditional SE model is to pose questions about real-world problems and attract practical answers from experts. But what is a "real-world problem" on, say, SciFi varies from what one on, say, ...
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Visitor Attraction questions

I think it ought to be on-topic. There are a few questions like that already, some of them quite successful like Are there any analogs of the Malbork castle in Poland or Germany?, Scenic restaurant ...
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Since when SE allow such accusations?

Personally I do find that comment offensive. Not the part circled in red, but the "stupid shit" and "pay attention to me" parts cross a line for me. I am not even completely sure about the "obviously ...
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Should questions about attaining and potentially losing passports be allowed?

Passports are documents that were invented to control travel and that's what they are used for so the connection does not seem thin to me at all. The question is fully on-topic and should remain so in ...
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Are weather questions on topic?

Generally, weather questions should be fine, unless OP asks for the weather on a particular day/week, which is of course too localized. The closed question you link to gets into the nitty-gritty ...
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Are questions about regular travel within a home city on-topic?

If you word the question to be unequivocally identifiable as a local commuter question, it may not be strictly off-topic, but would be sure to gather down-votes. Depending on the perceived topicality, ...
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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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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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Layover-like questions -- on topic or not?

I have just now looked at both questions you cited and the problem became immediately obvious. But I agree that it would be less obvious for someone that had not spent a [tragic] amount of time here. ...
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Are questions about corruption on topic?

The key point that decides whether a question is on-topic or not is typically whether it affects travellers. ‘Corruption’ is a broad topic that can be split into two, still very broad sub-topics: the ...
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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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Why were my questions based on Thomas Kinkade unilaterally deleted or closed?

Let's say I am asking that I want to see a vista like this in the picture. World of Avatar in Nighttime by Jedi94, CC BY-SA 4.0 Why it is a bad question? Several reasons: We want to have an ...
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Why was the question "Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close?" closed as primarily opinion-based?

I have not voted to close your question, and think it's an interesting one, but I can understand why it's attracting close votes as opinion-based. Different airlines have clearly chosen to design ...
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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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