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Are Questions About Treating Injuries Off Topic?

Thinking specifically of Whats the best way to stop a nose bleed quickly? which raises the question: At what point does the treatment of injuries (as opposed to the prevention of injuries) get to be ...
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Pushing out the FAQ

Since there has been a lot of discussion regarding the scope of the site in the past, I think it is time to push out something concrete and organize what has been presented thus far. Based on what ...
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Question about running/jogging?

I am looking at improving my cardio work outs and am looking at running -- not a shocker so far. However, I am interested in the most time efficient way to improve cardio and avoid injuring myself in ...
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Keeping track of our statistics

Aug 7, 2019: Now that Martial Arts SE is no longer a beta website its Area51 statistics are not updated anymore which means this post won't be updated either. We cannot see any history of this site's ...
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Asking Questions on MartialArts.StackExchange.Com

Recently, some questions have arisen about why questions are closed. This is intended to give an overview from the moderators as to... How to Ask Questions Take a Look Before you dive in and ask ...
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What are the boundaries for topicality?

I'm worried about some of the questions that are being closed. I'm all for closing questions if they merit it but I'd hope we could exercise some caution when closing questions. I've been a part of ...
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Closed Questions on MartialArts.StackExchange.Com

Recently, some questions have arisen about why questions are closed. This is intended to give an overview from the moderators as to... Why Questions Are Closed Stack Exchange sites are a unique type ...
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Answering Questions on MartialArts.StackExchange.Com

Recently, some questions have arisen about why questions are closed. This is intended to give an overview from the moderators as to... How to Answer Questions Give an Answer Constructive answers ...
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Is martial arts history on-topic of off-topic?

In the same nature of whether firearms are on-topic or not, are questions about the history of martial arts on-topic or off-topic? I feel that for a niche subject, questions about history should be ...
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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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Topicality of “What martial art should I practice” (and similar suggestion questions)

One thing that we are starting to see are variations of the question of "what martial art should I practice." For example: Is aikido a good addition to Karate? Or shoud I go for jiu-jitsu? Which ...
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Are we going to enforce same-style answers?

I think a fundamental question to the future and health of this SE is how we will deal with answers from non-practitioners. I do not think downvoting alone is sufficient. Examples: A specifically ...
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What questions about firearms are on topic?

Title says it all really. I have no strong opinion either way but since it's likely to come up, we should have a meta question about it.
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What is the definition of martial art?

This is an open thread (so to speak) so we can define what we understand as a martial art. The "best" answer should probably go to the FAQ. Linked question: Do we need to define martial art?
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Are western martial arts on topic?

Say, I had a question about fencing. Would that be on topic? What about rapier fighting? What about medieval sword work for re-enactment?
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Are questions related to running martial arts classes on-topic?

We seem to have determined that training advice is on topic, but what about questions related to the running of your own dojo? I don't mean questions of book keeping or similar, but specific problems ...
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Acronym tags should be synonyms of full spelled-out tag

There is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu question tagged with bjj and brazilian-jiu-jitsu with the former pointing to the latter. Likewise, mma (no questions are tagged with this) should also point to mixed-...
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Proposal for a Topic of the Week Contest - Tai Chi

Update (May 14, 2012): We have the go-ahead from Stack Exchange to proceed with this contest (they will be sponsoring the prize). Check out the latest meta post regarding the rules and format of the ...
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Are questions of Boxing and Wrestling considered on-topic?

Generally when you see a question and answer board or a forum, martial arts are generally lumped under a category sports and separated from boxing and wrestling. With both being common components of ...
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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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Tai Chi Week - A Martial Arts.SE Contest [closed]

The contest is now over. Thanks to everyone for participating in this. We'll be choosing the winner shortly and then letting Katey know about it soon. In the meantime, there is a new meta post ...
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What exactly constitutes “general” versus “specific” injury treatment?

This is a narrower extension of my previous question on injuries based on further some of the further discussion around this question on a specific injury received during sparring, and the content of ...
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“What [style] schools are there in [location]?”

Is it acceptable to ask which schools teach a specific style in a certain area, or is that too localized? e.g. "What Wing Chun schools are there in Yorkshire, UK?" or "Recommendations for Hapkido ...
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What do we need in our Martial Arts FAQ?

This is going to be quite tricky, a lot of it revolves around giving quick easy guidance on whats on topic and whats offtopic. The main thing is to give the broad topic areas, eg Things related to ...
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Lion dancing - on topic or not?

Chinese martial arts schools also perform lion dance in addition to practicing their style. It is a cultural dance in which two performers mimic a lion's movement underneath a lion costume. I've seen ...
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Amend the FAQ to allow for high-quality style comparison questions

A recent question from a brand-spanking-new member got closed for being 'not constructive'. At the time of closing, it was because he violated a specific edict in the FAQ: that one must not ask which ...
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Downvote Etiquette: Shouldn't we care _why_ an answer is downvoted?

For the sake of helping to improve the answers it really helps to understand what someone is objecting to. Perhaps the answer can be amended to address the concerns. Reference: https://parenting....
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Should the `self defense` tag be burninated?

At the time of writing, the definition of the tag is: Self-defense or private defense is a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one's property or the well-being of another from harm. ...
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Does the site need a “martial-arts” tag?

I've already removed the tag from the following questions: Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch Where can I find critical comparisons of various martial arts? DIY and ...
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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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What Questions Will We Be Great At?

I'd like to start a discussion around the sorts of questions that really can inspire excellent answers on this site. Not just what is on topic or what is a good fit, but what can really make this site ...
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What can we do to encourage advertising of this site?

One thing that we seem to need, looking at our stats so far, are simply more avid users. So the question is: How can we direct more traffic here? Not just at the level of keyword advertising, SEO, or ...
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Who wants hats?

UPDATE: Since there is a net positive upvote and no opposition, I will notify the Stack Exchange staff that we will opt in for the Winter Bash. It's that time of year again. It's time for the Winter ...
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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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Should different disciplines of the same art have their own tag, or share tags

Some martial arts have different disciplines that can be radically different arts, based on their regional and instructional origin. Should these have separate tags? Example: Shidokan can refer to ...
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When does a question stop being about martial arts?

Specifically, I asked Which muscles do I use to stand, which was closed as not being about martial arts, even after I related it to the major internal arts which focus heavily (no pun intended) on ...
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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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What is the expected relation of self-defense to real-life?

We have the self-defense, which a bit hazy in its definition. What is the relation of real-life to self-defense? Is there any self-defense situation that is not also real-life?
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Do we need to define martial art?

Several questions and answers have defined their own interpretation of what a martial art should be. Should there be a question "What is the definition of martial art"? Should it go into the FAQ -- ...
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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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Extent of Equipment Questions

We now have a few different equipment questions, and I'm wondering the extent to which we want to allow these. There are a few categories of question, e.g.: Maintenance/Repair (Proper way to take ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Should we create a medical advice tag?

I've seen quite a few questions that have asked about accomodating martial arts practice to various medical conditions: What are good martial arts for aging bodies? Should I learn karate if I had a ...
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Martial Arts self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Are questions about specific martial arts matches on-topic?

Related to, but I think reasonably distinct from, Is martial arts history on topic?: are questions about specific martial arts matches on-topic? For example, an SE about chess might reasonably allow ...
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Are questions about martial arts films on topic?

Are questions concerning martial arts films, their stars, their directors, etc. on topic for this site? My gut feeling is that some would be a better fit here and others would be a better fit for ...
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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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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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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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Examples of Good Subjective in MA.SE

(In reference to question closed for being Bad Subjective.) What examples are there of Good Subjective questions in MA.SE? Existing questions or hypothetical ones both. If the answer to Trevoke's ...