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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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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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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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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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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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Question about feasibility of fantasy weapons

Is it off topic to ask whether certain weapons common to fantasy RPGs (e.g. battleaxes with extremely large blades) would make feasible real-world weapons?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Topicality of martial arts for stage[d] combat?

We've discussed this in comments in a number of different topics, and it's come up time and again, so we should explicitly cover this: Are questions about stage combat (or re-enacting [Ren Fair, SCA, ...
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UFC, MMA, BJJ - Rules questions

There is a sports stackexchange. Should we redirect questions about 'rules' and such to that stackexchange... ? Or do we accept that, while not martial-arts-questions, they are martial-arts-related ...
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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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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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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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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 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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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