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Let's get critical: Jan 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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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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Are legal question regarding martial arts on topic?

Just to clarify something... Do we want to accept legal question with regards to martial arts? So, would a question on the legality of training in art X or carrying weapons or what court X said ...
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The "injury" tag

Drake03 raised an interesting point regarding the injury tag in his question Can I attend my MMA class with a palm sprain?. What should it for? Note that we are not health professional experts, so ...
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Is this question okay or is it redundant?

Alright. So right now I'm reading Peyton Quinn's novels. Are there any other important novels I need to read? I want to get to know the common ones people read. I mean what are the top ten that people ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Would it be bad to ask these questions?

I wanted to ask if anyone knows how long before WTF changes its rules. Apparently, I heard that they are trying to make it more like MMA, by doing things like allowing punches to the face. If anyone ...
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Can I ask which martial art is the most popular?

Is it possible to ask this kind of questions on Martial Arts SE? I want to investigate which martial art is the most popular at the moment. How can I start investigating and which factors should I ...
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Defence agaisnt X martial art type question

Based on the question Defence agaisnt Wing Chun. Are we really going to allow questions of this type on this site?
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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The hats are here!

Who wants hats? YOU want hats!!! It's hat season. They're here. It's underway. Everyone is buckled in and the rubber has hit the road. Pretty soon you'll start to notice the new WinterBash ...
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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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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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the kenpo tag wiki

Recently I made a contribution to the site. I added some information about the kenpo tag wiki. I noticed that both of my contributions where rejected by a certain user with the following reason ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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How do we get users to ask more questions?

The number of questions/week is now at an all-time low. It's currently at 0.2 questions/day. This means that we only got 3 new questions in the last 2 weeks, despite the fact that the number of users ...
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Is archery considered a martial art?

The title pretty much says it all. There are a lot of interesting techniques when it comes to archery, but are they considered on topic around here?
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Martial Arts Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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What questions would be on the Greatest Hits list?

It would be great if there was a way to see the questions from Martial Arts that would be on the all time "Greatest Hits" list. Is there a way to order the questions like this? If the list existed ...
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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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Multiple user accounts

It seems a user called 'Rafal Burchard' is making multiple accounts, about 1 every 2 days. User 1065 User 1069 User 1073 User 1075 Is this allowed? Should the accounts be merged?
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It should be possible to ask questions about Martial arts texts

One guy asked a question about a book written by the founder of Aikido, and the question was closed. Unsurprisingly, that question had been closed on a language-based stackexchange... And then it was ...
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First aid kit question suggestion

The concensus appears to be that this is a not a good fit. Would What items are good to have in your martial art club first aid kit box? a question that would be good? On one hand, it is not ...
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Can we merge with "Martial Arts" with "Sports"?

In the past several sports have been merged with Sports@SE. I for sure do not intend practicing martial arts as a sport (but some people might practice what I call sport with the spirit with which I ...
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Auto-remove of little used tags?

I noticed three questions which where tagged untagged What characteristics should I look for in a sensei? How does Bartitsu's "foot hook with a cane" technique work? What's the ...
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Should questions on meditation be on topic?

I am wondering if this question is on topic or not? If so, would zazen questions be acceptable even if they have only a tenuous link to martial arts? Where do we draw the line?
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Question about Iaijutsu organisation within the US

I wonder why this question has not been closed on the ground that it is too localised. Would the same question if it were looking for an organisation within Mongolia be left open?
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Do you want hats?

EDIT: Please provide feedback on the Winter Bash over on Meta Stack Overflow: What do you think of Winter Bash? If you participated in Arqade, you may have noticed the Holiday 2011 Hat Dash last ...
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tomiki-aikido tag

Tomiki named his "style" (in as much as he named it) Shodokan -- References here and here. So, I suggest we add a couple of synonymous tags: tomiki-aikido, sports-aikido, and shodokan-aikido. Or ...
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Is Martial Arts SE dead?

Seeing the site's states on Area51, should we throw in the towel? If not, what should we do to make this site more popular? Clearly, I am all for improving things... Just to be clear.
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What is the standard for "researched"?

I visited the review queue today and found this answer: How to drop weight. That resulted in a chain of meditation that I thought I'd move to review, because it certainly wasn't appropriate for a ...
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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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Will SE.MA be damaging to our martial training?

Martial training doesn't work if you don't get out of your armchair (though there are the well-known armchair martial-artists, those who practice tongue-fu!). Only connecting the brain is bad. The ...
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Gorilla vs Shark isn't an appropriate straw man for Martial Arts

MA.SE FAQ has a point in don't ask, If martial artist A would beat martial artist B (not constructive) Linking to Gorilla vs Shark, now on the surface it looks like SE has made a clear stance on ...
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A lighter moderation touch with regards to comments?

I recall a rich and productive comment thread underneath this answer, which seems to have been purged for an unknown reason. As a subjective Stack Exchange site, comment threads are well-recognized ...
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In what universe is a potential duplicate question not a good fit for Q&A?

Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose? David closed it on both or either grounds, but that's completely illogical. If it's possibly a duplicate, then how could it not be a good fit?
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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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There's a problem with moderation in MA.SE

The first new member this site has had in a while, has asked his account to be deleted, because his question got closed for being 'not constructive' (a justification which is without merit, as it ...
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What is wrong with localised questions?

Localised questions are banned, but why? What justification is there for requiring questions to be geographically applicable to everyone, but not requiring them to be stylistically applicable to ...
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A set definition of 'effective'

In the Kalaripayattu question Matt Chan asked 'effective for what?', Dave Liepmann made a very good comment in response that by default we should assume that it means effective at fighting. I think it ...
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has anyone here read the summer of love blog post?

You should. This place is new and is the perfect example of it. I was pretty excited about this community when i found it in area 51. but i'm finding myself coming here less and less, and answering ...
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Reducing Number of Answers

One of the things that is emphasized in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective is the idea that "opinion, by itself, is noise" and talks about the "Back it Up!" Principle and avoiding purely subjective ...
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Why is this question generating so much discussion instead of answers?

What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation? Why don't we take a minute and list out everything that's wrong with this question? A lot of answers and comments are picking it apart, and ...
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Add to the FAQ that martial arts can't be compared through two people fighting?

Can we add to the FAQ that you can't compare two martial arts or fighting style by watching two people fight - because you're only comparing the skills of the respective fighters (and possibly the ...
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meetup for martialarts.stackexchange

The topic was brought up in the chatroom to have a meetup in NYC in July. It's rather short notice; is anyone interested in this happening? Is this even a good idea? Can we make the argument that ...
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Are "Martial Arts remedies" on topic?

Is "Any 'Martial Arts' Secrets to avoid/relieve soreness" on-topic? It seems to fall either in general medicine and health or in alternative/Chinese/herbal medicine. These have historically related to ...
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Questions AND Discussions

I propose the ability for the COMMUNITY (ie, not the author) to have the ability to vote to reopen/reassign a "Question" into a "Discussion". Much of what we ask here on MA.SE.com (and SE in general ...
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Transforming "what is your favorite fight scene" into an acceptable question

There are lots of great minds here. I would love to know which movie fight scene is their favorite -- through the lens of realism. However, I know that I can't ask questions like that because, well, ...
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Reflections on the Tai Chi Topic Contest

Now that the Tai Chi topic contest is over, this is a good time to reflect and discuss what went well and what can be improved should we try to organize another contest like this. Here are some items ...
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When is it appropriate to flag an answer / leave a comment?

Question inspired by this answer I left. Dave Liepmann left a comment explaining his choice of a -1 vote. My initial answer was, "my answer is my answer and I won't change it". Then I gave it another ...
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