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Bounties offered.by me

Can bounties offered by me can turn out to be disadvantageous for me?
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Participate in meta privilege

Why can't I post a question on the meta site even though I earned "Participate in meta privilege"? This is true for all sites. For how many days do these privileges remain valid?
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Should we close this question as a duplicate or attempt to answer it?

It's similar to other questions (which philip and I have linked). Do we think it is sufficiently different to stay open? Ways to incapacitate an opponent with little force?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Rename name of this Forum, or gain more web activity

Why is this StackExchange called Martial Arts? Western Boxing, Dutch Kickboxing, and others are not traditional martial arts from the east. See dictionary terms below specifying Far East and East ...
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If the premise of one's own question is badly mistaken, is it useful for it to remain open/visible?

I asked this question and have since come to the conclusion that the book I'm reading, which this was based on, is not particulary helpful if it doesn't even use basic terminology correctly. While I ...
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What if there is no eligible answer for awarding a bounty?

I set a bounty on a question but no-one's answered. It says I have 23 hours to award a bounty. What happens next?
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Martial Arts has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are... the same team you've already had! Please thank them for volunteering and ...
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What is the difference between the [entertainment] and [choreography] tags?

Basically, how are the tags entertainment and choreography different? When should a question be one of these, but not the other? Is there a case where a question is about choreography but not ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Martial Arts Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Announcing an upcoming election

Summary: Martial Arts Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on October 4, as your "graduation" election (as a result of having lost your beta label a while back). ...
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Would a question on how to approach self-defense when intoxicated be viable?

I wrote most of the question before finding myself not certain of whether it was actually a good fit for the site. I think it's a viable question overall as to how one should best defend when your ...
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where to post questions about history, language, and culture of karate

I'm a karate instructor looking to supplement my instruction on skills and techniques with knowledge about the history, culture, and language. For instance, I found this snippet from Wikipedia ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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