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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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Should there be a sister physical security stackexchange?

A fair number of the questions to the martial arts StackExchange are about self defence. It makes some sense, often martial artists practise self protection skills and methods. However martial arts ...
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Where can I get feedback on my martial arts workout video?

I was wondering where is the best place to post a video of my MA workout and get some feedback on it? I've got it on youtube, but just need to find some audience with constructive feedback. I didn't ...
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Specifically asking questions about martial arts mysticism?

There's been some spirited discussion in Systema: "Beyond the physical" force generation about "relaxed energy generation" and what parts of the system consider "non-physical" (presumably ...
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Gi and dogi should be synonyms of uniform

The tags gi and dogi should be synonyms of the English version uniform. These are all the same concept, and all current questions tagged uniform are also tagged gi. Revisiting this years later now. ...
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How to make a club more inclusive?

In this question, I mentioned that asking a question along the lines of How to make a club more inclusive? Would be downvoted and closed as too broad. Am I right? My reasoning goes that it would ...
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There are broken links in the help on-topic page

The help page https://martialarts.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic contains at least three broken links. "ask and answer your own question" "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" "look ...
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Martial arts off-topic?

Recently asked a question on Marital arts. It has already had votes to be closed however I feel that closing types of questions that may very on school, instructor, or "may" be a "personal view" is ...
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Kick should be a synonym of kicking

This is an easy one. Please vote for synonym.
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How do protection, defense, and blocking relate?

We do not currently have any tag guidance for protection, defense, and blocking. These concepts overlap, and it's not clear when one of these should be applied rather than another. My best guess ...
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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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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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Are there romanization preferences for tags?

Are there romanization preferences for this site's tags? Do we have a system at all? Ju v. Jiu These are how site tags are currently defined: 柔術 jiujitsu (active), jujutsu (active) <- jujitsu (...
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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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What is the process by which a technique gets accepted as viable by a community such as SE?

I learn a Martial Art called Shorinji Kempo. The emphasis of this art is on wrist and fine joint Manipulation and strikes to 'vital points'. Whenever I answer a question relating to these areas I ...
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What is the difference between the flexibility and stretching tags?

Is there a purpose for stretching other than flexibility? Is there a way to achieve flexibility other than stretching? Both of these tags have empty wiki entries and are rarely used. I propose ...
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How Evidence Based must an answer be? And how open ended can a question be?

I joined this community because I had seen this question and felt able to answer it. However even though I had a textbook on martial arts vital points to hand AND had used the methods from the book ...
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Increasing the site's activity

I'm a new user on this site, but I've been following what's happening here for maybe a year (or two?) and I've seen that it seems to site lacks activity. On Area51, there's an average of one question ...
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How difficult is it to find martial arts instruction?

A frequent subject of questions on this site is how to train martial arts without any instruction. How difficult is it to find martial arts instruction? I live in the US. In my experience, in most ...
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Is Kanji no longer allowed on this site?

Can we still use kanji? I get a Body cannot contain "<>" when I try to paste some in either comments or question/answer edit.
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Let's get critical: Jul 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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We should close this StackExchange

I was very excited about this site when it first came up, and tried my best to participate with questions and answers. This website has failed. It is not MA.SE's fault. It is our fault. We as ...
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What are the best ways to maintain civility in a martial arts discussion

Martial arts can be tricky to discuss. There are many arts out there, and many of them have dramatically different opinions about what are "good skills to know." Some arts don't teach grappling, ...
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Are we equating absence of evidence with evidence of absence?

The good: this website has gathered answers to a large amount of questions, and keeps getting traffic, which means it is fulfilling its role as a source of answers for the public at large. The bad: ...
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Artificial Claws, Good Question?:

I think this might be appropriate question for Main... but I think it belongs more on History.SE or something... Am I wrong? Have artificial claws, as in those that appear in video games and the like,...
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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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