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Is mentioning the word 'exercise' enough to make nutrition on topic?

I was looking at this question on glucosamine and initially closed it as being off topic, as I did not notice the word exercise included in parentheses. I reopened it pending the outcome of this meta ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Question about fitness equipment migrated to sport where it was deemed to be closed as off topic

My question about stand-up paddles was migrated to Sport, although it was said that fitness equipment, including water sport equipment, is generally on topic. I find it very problematic to migrate ...
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What fitness equipment is on topic?

What fitness gear and equipment is actually on topic? One important category of equipment that would be off topic are bicycles, because they have their dedicated site. So we should assume, every ...
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Getting off the ground: outside opinion

Tl;Dr: Just kidding, there's really no Tl;Dr for this post. Basically, I'm new here, but experienced elsewhere (more or less), and I really like this site. However, I see some problems here that ...
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Are questions on what-is-this-exercise on topic?

Often times, you can just look up what an inverse curl is, or how to do a decline pushup. Sometimes though, there are weird terms like a Hail Mary lunge (sometimes used in mass/military training; it'...
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Where can I ask questions about nutritional info?

I tried to post a question about the nutritional information for a specific food but apparently that violates the rules of this area of Stack Exchange. Can someone please point me to a place where I ...
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Unsure why this question was off-topic

This question was put on hold as off-topic because it was a nutrition only question (the same reason that all questions that are to the effect of "should I do X diet plan?") However, since it's ...
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depression and anxiety

In reference to this question, I'm not really into the close: Building muscle with depression and anxiety There are piles of questions asking how to exercise with injuries. I'll just be blunt: it's ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Recent spate of user300xx accounts

There seems to have been a lot of accounts created with the username user300xx (xx being a numerical value) which post once or twice, then as far as I can tell, get deleted (the user profile doesn't ...
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Accepted answer doesn’t answer question?

How can a man grow his chest early without gym? So having sat down and written out an answer for this question I feel somewhat invested in it. That being said, the accepted answer clearly doesn’t ...
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Extra Tags are required

More Tags are required for few postures in "Yoga". There are many more postures. But currently required tags are mentioned as below, 1) Wheel-pose 2) Head-Stand 3) Dead-Body-pose There is at least ...
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Why are using 'Yoga' tag if only want physical fitness?

Yoga word is generated from sanskrit language word 'yuj'. It means combining the things. i.e. mind+body+spirit. If anyone don't accept mind or spirit involvement in yoga. They only want physical ...
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Wondering about the theme change?

Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites This is a new responsive theme that has been rolled out. If you have problems, or want to adjust some of your preferences (Such as ...
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How can I find the chat rooms of the Fitness stackexchange?

Every other SE I participate in has a link to the chat rooms on the main page. It doesn't seem to be the case on the Fitness SE. So where are the chat rooms? How can I find them?
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This site is nothing like other SE sites

Some weeks ago I've asked a question in this site and when I tried to mark an answer as accepted I noticed something odd: Both of the answers I got were quite helpful and I followed guidelines from ...
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Is asking question about how muscles work a question for Health SE or Fitness SE?

Is asking question about how muscles work a question for Health SE or Fitness SE? e.g. question: https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/17055/what-is-the-physical-reason-that-a-weak-muscle-means-...
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Can we get more mods?

The mods we have do great work and this is in no way intended as criticism. But I think the frequency of new content on this site outweighs the frequency of moderation work due to there being too few ...
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Are questions asking for an off site resource on topic?

This question was recently asked and on most stack exchange sites would be considered off topic as it's asking for an off site resource. However, in your off topic guidelines that is not mentioned (...
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Deleting the accepted answer

Specifically this question Bending knees in reverse hyperextension Having read around the subject, I agree that Mike-DHSc's answer is correct and mine was taking more a physics view rather than an ...
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Is recommending specific brands a bad thing?

Is recommending specific brands a bad thing, or is it situational? (“Brands” referring to anything branded; Programs, products, etc.)
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Fitness device clarification

There is a question on the main site about best smart watch to sync with a phone. I closed it as off topic, as my interpretation of the "gear and gadgets used during exercise" has been how to use the ...
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Software and site scope

There have been a couple of questions recently regarding websites and software on the main site that I interpret as being off topic. Namely these two questions: Body animation - Asking for a software ...
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Just wanted to share some recent software that might be of use to PF

I asked a question recently on Physical Fitness (PF) wanting to know if there was a way to show animations of physical human movements within questions, so they can be shared within the PF community, ...
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Comment as accepted answer… by the querent

Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff So, the person who asked the question came back and posted an "answer" that he'd lost weight and was doing fine, and even accepted it. The thing is......
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How did the traffic for this particular question explode?

In less than 24 hours this question got 7k views and shot up to my highest rated answer. My second highest rated answer has 2.5k views and it took over two years to get to that view count. What ...
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Closing Questions - there has to be a better way

I’d like to constructively figure out a way we can answer users that have reasonable medical or injury related questions. One of the biggest problems in the medical and fitness industries is the lack ...
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Referencing yourself

Being the friendly chap that I am I have worked on fitness wiki's on other sites to produce well rounded answers that are well researched. I spent a lot of time doing these and am happy with the ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for datasets?

What is our stance on questions asking for datasets? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Dataset of bodybuilding exercises I am looking for a dataset of bodybuilding exercises ...
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Is it okay to suggest an edit adding a link to a mirror?

Overtime, some links get broken (some data for stack overflow). Is it okay to suggest an edit adding a link to a mirror? Example: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/17892
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What does Physical Fitness SE actually stand for?

This question has been edited to reflect a wider applicability to the Fitness SE however it has been closed without due consideration to those edits. The question is in the same vein as the ...
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Is cold/heat exposure on topic

Cold showers can increase metabolism and saunas can have a blood doping effect. Are questions along these lines on topic?
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Blurred lines between health SE and Fitness SE

Looking at the site stats of the two sites, fitness needs a lot more work than health to become a healthy beta. Why don't we merge the sites when health has a lot of fitness themed questions and vice ...
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Are steroids on topic?

Are illegal steroids/SARMs and other substances which are sport related and illegal to ingest on topic? Can't see many questions on them.
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Tag request: benchmark (or: benchmark-workout)

A 'benchmark' tag would be appropriate when discussing workout routines that focus on measuring performance. Doing a search on benchmark, 25 questions/answers are found (examples: [1, 2, 3, 4]) which ...
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Correcting question grammar and spelling

Is there a general feeling here about correcting a question's spelling and grammar? We seem to get a lot of questions from obviously non-English speaking users and although the questions can be ...
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What to do about all the close votes (and offering a little help when closing)

Yes, I know this has been covered more or less before, but especially since it's January and I can foresee a fair amount of new questions from people who've decided to get in shape in the new year, I ...
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How do close votes work from the point of view of a moderator?

Let's say some close votes roll in on a question. If regular members cast a close votes, it will take 5 such votes for the question to get closed. However, it looks like if a moderator casts a close ...
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What happened to the blog?

Do we care about it any more? Is it worth continuing? How can we promote it to get more clicks? How can we prevent it becoming as neglected as it is currently?
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Synonymise [measurements] and [mass]

The tags [measurements] and [mass] seem to be duplicates of [body-measurements] and [muscle-mass].
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Two questions asked. One answered by two people before it was removed

random unscheduled jogging? The querent asked about how effective unscheduled jogging was and also about nausea they were experiencing. Two of the three answers are about the nausea and only the ...
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Migrated question loses points

Recently, I answered a question that earn some points. The question was then migrated to Biology and I lost those points. I'm trying to understand the logic behind this. Can anyone explain the loss ...
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What is this question asking about different exercise strategies opinion-based?

I asked a question on exercise strategies (see question below). Specifically, I presented three strategies to exercise. The question got closed on the grounds that it is opinion-based. In the comment, ...
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Why did I earn reputation

I made a misinformed answer, and upon further investigation, deleted it. I made a comment on the existing answer to indicate what I had found. Which of these actions would've earned reputation?
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How prominant is the year/week-cycle's effect on the number of questions?

Come January the gym is packed. Now we are in July I find that I can get through all my workout without having to wait for a single machine or bench. Is the same true of the SE site yet? Do we have a ...
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Do we need to create a Wiki/FAQ?

Outside the scope of our FAQ currently are the questions we keep having to answer, often slightly 're-branded'. I am X and I want to be-fit/be-toned/lower-body-fat What exercise routine should ...
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Proposal: Opinion Based Answers

I'm often torn when faced with providing an answer to a question that is clearly asking for an opinion based response. We've all seen those types of questions that ask: “What's the best...” “...
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Editing bounties would be nice, can that be added?

I just made a bounty and didnt specify a distance of 4000' as being elevation...now its an excuse for a lazy answer. Simple edit to the comment in the bounty would be nice.
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There should be a “Silence”, “Shut up”, or “Ferme!” badge

Anything that gets 5 or more downvotes after counting any accidental up votes before getting closed and all within a short time period should be a badge. Unless its not that rare of course... Im ...

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