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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: ... ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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,...
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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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Films and martial arts

I ask a question about Aikido and films. I asked because I was interested and thought it would be on-topic. I was (for a different reason) looking at the list of questions we should be asking in the ...
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Should we blacklist the medical-advice tag?

This particular tag was originally discussed here: Should we create a medical advice tag? Questions asking for medical advice are specifically mentioned as off topic, so to me it makes no sense to ...
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Close an old question that was recently edited

There is an old question (about speeding up recovery of a bruise). It was originally asked on 31 May 2012; it has been up-voted (11 times) and has 10 answers, several of which have also been up-voted. ...
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Why is there a `united-kingdom` tag?

Why does the united-kingdom tag exist? I would think that makes any question tagged with it "too localised"…
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Why do people want to close my questions about assault injuries?

I have asked two questions recently regarding injury rates and severity in martial arts. These questions compare the injury rates and severity to those in actual situations where physical self defense ...
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Do you all talk about MMA fights here? Or is…it illegal?

So yeah that's just my question. I don't want to ask about MMA fights and stuff and then get banned into non existence.
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What kind of historical questions on topic?

What are the guide lines for historical questions to be on topic on this site? This is clearly inspired by the Story from “Hagakure: Book of the samurai” question. Where do we draw the line?
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What kind of philosophical questions on topic?

What are the guide lines for philosophical questions to be on topic on this site?
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What counts as sufficient prior research when asking a question?

On Martial Arts Stack Exchange, people asking questions are expected to demonstrate that they've put a certain amount of effort into answering the question themselves. What exactly counts as ...
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Specific question on devices should be closed and deleted

Regarding the question "Which devices might help against an attack?"… I consider this question a prime example of a bad question: It is a shark vs gorilla. It asks for a list of things. It shows an ...
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Two similar questions; why is one on hold but the other has been upvoted?

This question has been put on hold as too broad; other similar questions have been closed as off-topic or too broad. A similar question, although it is better written/formatted, etc., has not been ...
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Is “too localized” a reason to close a question or not?

I wanted to close Where to find a training partner for home based practicing? based of it being too localized to be of any use to wide audience. JohnP kindly pointed out in a comment that Too ...
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Mc Dojo warning signs…

Would a community wiki be useful for warning signs of a Mc Dojo? In general, I would close any such question as "asking for a list". However, in this particular case, it might be a good idea to have ...
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Good Question, Badly Worded

I have seen this question basically asked twice. Both time are badly worded but the question itself is a good one. https://martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/6670/which-parts-of-the-body-will-...
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Real life tag burnination

Can we burninate the real-life tag? It serves no usefulness here since fictional martial arts are off topic. The real-life tagged questions.

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