Skip to main content
19 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
  • 6,075
15 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
15 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
15 votes

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.
Mark Mayo's user avatar
  • 160k
15 votes

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 ...
Willeke's user avatar
  • 60.8k
13 votes

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 ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
13 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user56reinstatemonica8's user avatar
13 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Zach Lipton's user avatar
  • 86.3k
12 votes
Accepted

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 ...
CMaster's user avatar
  • 13k
12 votes

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, ...
choster's user avatar
  • 43.1k
11 votes

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 ...
Zach Lipton's user avatar
  • 86.3k
11 votes

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 ...
Zach Lipton's user avatar
  • 86.3k
10 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Relaxed's user avatar
  • 107k
9 votes
Accepted

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. ...
Gayot Fow's user avatar
  • 85.1k
9 votes
Accepted

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 ...
JonathanReez's user avatar
  • 82.7k
9 votes

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 ...
Thorsten S.'s user avatar
  • 16.6k
8 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Jan's user avatar
  • 16k
8 votes

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 ...
Jan's user avatar
  • 16k
8 votes
Accepted

Are questions asked by locals about local transit on topic for travel.se?

Yes. Commuting questions are on-topic here, and I see no reason that doesn't include public transit. I can't promise you that anyone here has detailed knowledge of the ticketing rules in a particular ...
Zach Lipton's user avatar
  • 86.3k
8 votes

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 ...
Zach Lipton's user avatar
  • 86.3k
8 votes
Accepted

Is a question trying to remember the name of a place I've been to during a trip on-topic?

I would say that yes, it is on topic.
JonathanReez's user avatar
  • 82.7k
8 votes

Can I ask for recommendations for a place in a picture?

A general rule for all Stack Exchange sites is that we do not do recommendations. Besides, all questions are supposed to have one 'right' answer or at least a small number of good answers and your ...
Willeke's user avatar
  • 60.8k
8 votes

Can I ask about why you don't travel to ...?

Please don't ask questions like that, they're exactly the ones mentioned in the Help Center article What types of questions should I avoid asking?: To prevent your question from being flagged and ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
  • 6,075
8 votes
Accepted

Should "where was this picture taken" posts be allowed?

The suitability of questions like this has been discussed before, more than once (I'm fairly certain there were more than that, but those are the ones I found quickly). I was quite vocal about the ...
Chris H's user avatar
  • 12.4k
8 votes
Accepted

Would a question on how to clean/maintain scuba goggles be on topic?

It will not be on topic on Travel, neither on Home Improvement. I am not sure about Sport, as I never go there. There are several scuba questions on The Great Outdoors, again it might be not really on ...
Willeke's user avatar
  • 60.8k
8 votes

What is our stance on questions asking whether traveling to some area is safe?

In itself it is acceptable to ask about safety of an area, but the actual wording of said question will make the difference, as well as the mood of people voting to keep open or close of course. The ...
Willeke's user avatar
  • 60.8k
7 votes

Adding detail to existing "encyclopedic" questions - a proposal

Summary: SE explictly encourages having lots of questions ("millions of questions... [so] someone types a question into Google and finds their exact question already answered"). It also allows "...
user56reinstatemonica8's user avatar
7 votes

Is asking to identify a flag on-topic?

Yes, the context matters. Any 'identify this' questions should give as much detail as possible, to help others figure out what it is. If it is a picture of a flag, say where that picture is from. Is ...
vclaw's user avatar
  • 2,205
7 votes
Accepted

Why is this question off topic after staying on topic for two years?

I have cast the fifth reopen vote, question open. I also voted to close the first time around, but I'll admit that I could have read both questions more thoroughly. It's funny, wording can often ...
Fiksdal's user avatar
  • 15k
7 votes

When is price-shopping a valid reason to close and when isn't it?

The reason Shopping questions are discouraged, it seems to me, is because the answers will be out of date so quickly; one shop lowers its prices and another stops selling whatever it is, and the '...
Tim Lymington's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible