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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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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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Proposal for a Topic of the Week Contest - Urban legends

We all have heard many silly urban legends in our time. We could ask questions about them and answer them so that to dispel them. Things like black belt being black because no one washed them, or ...
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Style spellings?

Since many styles that are/will be discussed on this site are named using essentially Anglicized approximations of spoken words from Asian languages, how do we (or should we?) consolidate tags ...
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FAQ says, “You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face”

I haven't found anything that really relates to this. actual problems that you face My situation is very simple. I know, offline, people who can and will answer the questions for the actual problems ...
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The argument for letting a video do the speaking for you, when the question makes this an appropriate medium to convey the information

Here is my fear: people hide behind English because they do not understand the question being asked. How do you teach someone to do a technique? You might say "Now I'm going to teach you the ...
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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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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 ...
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Major difference between MA.SE and, say, SO

StackOverflow has a big readership. There are many skills which can be discussed, and it is very easy to specify exactly what skills are discussed. Example: "I'm using Rails 3.1.2 and rspec and I am ...
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Revisiting the Question of Firearms

Especially now that Firearms.SE is shutting down, I think this topic is worth looking at in a little more detail. In some respects this is revisiting What questions about firearms are on topic?, but ...
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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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Why is this community so critical?

This is something I've noticed of this community more than the other SE communities I've been a part of. It's a very critical community. For example: the downvote is on a hair trigger everyone ...
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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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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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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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“Closed as not a real question” when there is an answer

mods, what on earth is up with that? The question HAS AN ANSWER. : Which muscles do I use to stand? .... And yet, apparently, it's not a real question. Look - because I'm asking a question beyond ...
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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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Tagging questions for kicking and flexibility

There are a few questions regarding kicking and flexibility. However, they are tagged with: flexibility kicking kicking-flexibility I propose to eliminate that last tag and only use the first two as ...
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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....