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Why isn't there a Bujinkan tag?

Bujinkan (?) seems to be a martial art that appears in different flavors with regularity. Is there a reason why there is not a tag for it? Is Bujinkan already a subset of an existing tag?
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How should questions about kiai/kihap be tagged?

How should questions about kiai/kihap be tagged? Strangely, there is a kihap that was designated as a synonym of kiai, but both of these have zero questions tagged. Is there an English language word ...
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Should we merge the [training] tag and the [practice] tag? How are they different?

I am trying to clean up our "tags" a bit; I am bored and unemployed. I have edited two tags and added some explanation. I came across this now: there is a training tag and a practice tag. ...
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Shouldn't a question trying to solicit opinions and/or discussion be closed?

I logged on one or two days ago to find this question in the "close votes" review queue. After looking at it a few times, I decided that I agreed with the previous accusation of it being opinion based....
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Should we close this question about “hard martial arts”?

Styles associated with Hard style martial arts? To me, this question fails on two points. First of all, it's got two separate questions, what martial arts styles are "hard" and how to figure out if a ...
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Shouldn't this question about area-specific training be closed as off-topic?

About the same question talked about here. This question is asking for help looking for a school in one area. Isn't that specifically off-topic? It also looks like both attempts to answer it have ...
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Why doesn't a question with a close vote appear in the close review queue?

This question currently has a vote to close. Why doesn't it appear in the close review queue?
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Should we prefer English language for tags? (falling v. ukemi)

We currently have the ukemi, which is the Japanese martial arts term for falling technique. To be more English language friendly, should we make a falling and make ukemi a synonym? The current ...
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Lowering required votes for community ads

I asked this question on meta, and they told me to ask it here and have a moderator raise it to S.E. If anyone has noticed, the community promotion ads post has been sitting in meta for a while. ...
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Should downvoting an answer on a question where you have an answer cost more reputation?

I have had this happen a couple of times, or at least that's what I can gather. Someone, usually a relatively new user that has been on just long enough to downvote, answers the same question as me. ...
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Shouldn't this question be marked as off topic?

The question Why does Wrestling and BJJ exist when Sambo and catch-wrestling are more complete arts? is off topic and needs to be closed. Opinion based The question compares multiple arts and talks ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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So long and thanks for all the fish

Due to this farewell and associated persistent abusive behaviour from SE, I will no longer participate in any sites until such a time as SE becomes less abusive. My thanks go to all users of this (...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What do we do to get our custom theme?

So, now that we are no longer in Beta, what is the next step for getting a custom theme? From what I understand, this used to be an automatic thing when sites graduated, with Stack Overflow's official ...
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Challenge - Post questions about an aspect of an art we've always been curious about but have never gotten around to asking about

As per https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/52160896#52160896, we're trying to get this Stack Exchange more active by getting some of our frequent posters posting more frequently. In this ...
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Isn't legality off-topic?

Why is this question about legality still open? Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense? The on-topic help says Questions that should not be asked on Martial Arts include: ... Legalities of martial ...
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Why is a question about the UK get closed yet a question about Japan not get closed?

Question about etiquette in Japan Can someone tell me why this is not considered too localised? It's only relevant to one country. Yet if I post anything about the UK (another small island nation) ...
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Definitive hand conditioning answer?

We get a question about hand conditioning every few months. Over and over again, we've told people to not do it, that it's no longer necessary (if it ever was) to cripple yourself to make your hands a ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Sexism tag on question about semen retention

Should this infamous question have a sexism tag or not?
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Do we want to exclude questions from the hot network questions list?

A common criticism of the Stack Exchange hot network questions list is that questions that make it onto the list are often not representative of the their parent sites. I would certainly argue that is ...
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Are there school-management questions that are not off-topic?

From help for on-topic questions: Questions that should not be asked on Martial Arts include: ... Business aspects of running a martial arts school (legal advice, retention, location, advertising, ...
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What is the difference between the power and strength tags?

I am working on filling out tag wikis and descriptions, but I am running into problems where I am not able to articulate differences. I have the vague sense that we use power and strength differently, ...
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What is the position on capitalising martial art styles?

As someone who occasionally looks to edit questions and answers, I'd like to know if there is a community consensus on whether to capitalise the name of a martial art, or not? For example: I have ...
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How to deal with answers in comments?

There are lots of comments that are short answer, generally under the guide of "I don't know for sure but here is some stuff" or "here is some advise" or "I think that" or "how about…". This is not ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Bad line wrapping in title when editing a question

I edited a question and noticed the wrapping of the title on the edit screen was a bit odd. Have a look at the screenshot; the word 'two' is split after the 't'. I resized my browser window, which ...
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Stretching for the split …

This question has been closed as off topic. While I agree with the closing, I am uncomfortable with it as it is not in keeping with other questions: two refer to the splits and have 21 up voted at the ...
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Wondering about the theme change?

Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites This is a new responsive theme that has been rolled out. If you have problems, or want to adjust some of your preferences (Such as ...
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Research on self defence question

This question had me wondering if questions along the lines of the ones below would be on topic or not? What is the minimum research instructors should do to claim being able to teach self defence? ...
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Revisiting topicality of stage combat

According to our help page, Questions that should not be asked on Martial Arts include: Theatrical or stage combat that focus more on theater or entertainment (for role-playing, re-enactments, etc.) (...
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Additional Moderators Needed

THE REPLACEMENT HAS BEEN PICKED, AND THE ORIGINAL META ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE PRO-TEM SELECTION HAS BEEN UPDATED Thanks to all that volunteered to take the position. Ideally Moderators are elected by ...
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Answers in comments…

From the help centre: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a question or providing an alternate solution to an existing answer; instead, post an actual answer (or edit to expand an existing one)...
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What should be done with bad answers to bad questions?

Several questions currently on the home pages are terrible. They have down votes and are "on hold"/closed with little hope of getting something of value there. Yet, there are answers. Most are ...
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Create tag for “Historic European Martial Arts”

I suggest historic-european. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_European_martial_arts I found it missing for this question.
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Sourcing quotes scope question

There is currently this question on the main site, regarding the source of a quote attributed to Bruce Lee. It has (currently) two upvotes, one downvote, and one vote to close (VTC) as "not related to ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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Medical question are unclear in [help]

The only thing that the help centre (in on-topic section) state about medical advice is: General injury treatment or medical advice (off-topic) This does not state why these are a bad idea nor ...
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Why do flags for this similar yet different question persist?

For the sake of learning, some debate, and at the encouragement of a reputable user, I humbly present to the community... I have asked a question. What is the etymology and meaning of Oss? My intent ...
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Spreading information that has been proven scientifically to be false?

Another user has been replying to an answer of mine (and downvoted it) based on false information. What he is arguing against is something that isn't up for debate, and has been scientifically proven ...
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Do we entertain questions about fake martial arts or practices?

This question (among others) led me to post this. I want to start off by saying how dangerous it is to entertain false martial arts practices. Untrained folk can see these techniques and think they ...
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Martial art recommendation answer guidelines

Questions for martial art recommendation are likely to have answers skewed by what the answerer is familiar with. This is inevitable, so it's best to structure the answer in a positive way, that ...
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Why is wrestling often not seen as a martial art?

The question Why is wrestling often not seen as a martial art? has led to some discussion in comment which should have been moved here instead. Is this a bad question?
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A good martial art recommendation question guidelines

Since martial art recommendations are on-topic: What should the community's guidelines for a good martial art recommendation question be?
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Should martial art recommendations be off topic?

There are a lot of questions which boil down to someone asking: I want to learn a martial art, here are some criteria I want X, Y, and Z. Nearly all are answered by My style is super cool, ...
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Should the Shodokan tag exist?

There are 3 questions tqagged as shodokan, all to do with the Aikido style that Tomiki developed. Previously, it was agreed that breaking down Aikido styles in tags was unnecessary. However, shodokan ...
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How is the community doing?

We are still in beta, still not growing at an amazing rate, and while we have a core of good questions/answers, it is always good to challenge one's views. So, what are we doing right? What are we ...
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What is wrong with a shopping question?

This is the question under discussion: Old school leather bag gloves I would interpret this question as being on-topic based on this item: Martial arts equipment (including use, maintenance, and ...
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Mental health and suicide TKD questions

We have two questions, one about suicide, the other about mental illness which started as being about all possible martial arts. I left comments that the questions needed to be focused on one martial ...

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