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Reviewing the site scope: balance between Fitness and Nutrition?

Lately I've been getting more worried about the scope of our site. First there's the problem with medical and general health questions popping up regularly and second the balance between Fitness and ...
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Where does Fitness stop and General Health start?

We've been getting several questions that I believe are more about General Health than on Fitness & Nutrition. It might make me look like a jackass for closing questions from users who just joined ...
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Should title be “Fitness” instead of “Fitness and Nutrition”?

I think we should remove "and Nutrition" from the title. 7 out of my 11 flags have been for off-topic nutrition questions "nutrition as it relates to exercise" is just one of the 6 bullet points that ...
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Should we allow academic questions about drug use and other obviously poor health choices?

How do we want to handle questions about drug use ("hard drugs", steroids, prescription drugs, etc.) when asked in the context of academic performance enhancements? See examples: https://fitness....
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Please avoid very broad, beginners' questions during the beta

After going through several dozen Stack Exchange betas so far, if there's one thing I've learned, is that nothing hurts a young Stack Exchange more than appearing to be a place for those who only have ...
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Are ergonomics on topic for fitness?

I've been searching for a new chair to sit in at home, and I'm wondering if Fitness is the best place to ask ergonomic-related questions. I've search other Stack Exchange sites, and there doesn't seem ...
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Medical questions

There have been quite a few medical help related questions recently, e.g., Clicking and clicking noise with bench presses. And I, for one, have a problem with this. They cannot be answered the way a ...
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Does Nutrition really deserve top billing on this site?

I deliberately asked this question: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/448/crash-2-3-hours-after-eating-pasta-is-this-unusual just outside of what seems comfortably on topic, aiming for "...
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Should the scope be expanded to Fitness & Sports?

Rhea proposed changing the name of the site to Fitness & Well-being. However, after looking at some of the discussion on Area51 I suggested a different title: Fitness & Sports I'll reiterate ...
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Recover from injuries/illness posts are these considered fitness & nutrition?

Recovering from injuries or illness seems more like a medical condition than actual fitness & nutrition. Should these be filtered out? Just seems like post like these require medical attention ...
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What is our intended user base?

There's been some discussion of scope lately. Looking at the lousy number of questions and middling user numbers) it occurs to me that we're not really arguing about questions or scope. It's that ...
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Questions about Fitness Equipment

Is it acceptable to ask fitness equipment related questions on Fitness.SE? I'm specifically referring to my treadmill and my question would be along the lines of why does my treadmill do X at certain ...
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What to do with dangerous answers?

Will EPO increase my running ability? The "accepted" answer in this question is what I'm looking at, I flagged it for a moderator's attention, but I wanted to know the general opinion of answers like ...
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Proposal for New Site Name

A previous discussion was on the "Nutrition" portion of this site and how questions may not necessarily be about sports nutrition, not that specificity is necessary to me. There are some questions ...
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Fitness and Nutrition is now Physical Fitness

There's been much discussion about the name of this site (most recently here) and at the end of it all we have decided to go ahead and rename Fitness & Nutrition to ... *drumroll* ... Physical ...
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What should Main (F&N) FAQ say about health/medicine questions & answers?

The FAQ is not specific about the extent to which medical-advice questions are appropriate at Fitness & Nutrition. The FAQ does prohibit vague or unanswerable questions, overly local (personal) ...
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Splitting fitness and nutrition

Many people ask here questions about nutrition that are not fully related to fitness but it's clear that nutrition is related topic. It seems there is no other possibility where nutrition questions ...
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Are questions on recipes aceptable?

It seems to me these could be related to nutrition, but there is a question that has been downvoted - does anyone have an opinion on whether they should be closed or not?
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Are the exercise and fitness tags meta-tags?

Are the exercise and fitness tags like the cooking tag on Cooking.SE (i.e. useless meta-tags)? I can see a point to the  nutrition tag: if this site is meant to cover the Nutrition proposal, then ...
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What do you think about these site promotion ideas?

As most of you know, I've been working to promote Fitness & Nutrition for a couple of weeks now, and I figured it would be worthwhile to get some input on my ideas thus far. Most of the events I ...
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We now have RunKeeper's Healthy Button on our site - use it!

I’m excited to announce that Fitness.SE is among RunKeeper‘s initial launch partners for the release of their new Healthy Button! Much like the buttons that allow you to share a post on Facebook, ...
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Are questions specifically about nutrition on-topic?

I joined this site because it says "Fitness and nutrition" and I care about the nutrition aspect. Specifically - I am going to play with the paleo diet. Unfortunately, this SE seems to be about ...
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Should “general weight loss advice” be on-topic?

As a follow-up to What should our FAQ contain?, should "general weight loss advice" be included in the off-topic list? It seems to me that weight control is an essential part of fitness, and ...
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Do you want to blog about becoming fit and working out?

We're actively looking for users who want to write blog posts! I'm looking for help from users who want to help breath life into a Fitness.SE blog! On Super User we got officially blessed by Jeff and ...
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What do we want to ask Nutrition Diva?

We're going to be interviewing Nutrition Diva of Quick and Dirty Tips prior to being mentioned in her podcast. This will be happening pretty soon, so now we need some questions! The top-voted ...
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Should the FAQ be amended to address drug use?

What to do with dangerous answers? From this question, a topic for discussion. A few points that I can see that would be problematic: Not illegal everywhere - Examples are marijuana and a few other ...
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What Can We Do to Encourage People to Ask More Complex Questions?

Many times, on many different SE sites, I see people complain about the Fastest Gun in the West problem. However, in private beta, we tend to see a completely different kind of problem. I don't yet ...
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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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What should our FAQ contain?

As you all know there has been some discussion regarding what the scope of our site should be, therefore we would like your opinion on what our FAQ should contain. I've posted the draft several users ...
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How to attract more well known experts as new users?

Comparing this site to other sx sites I noticed that there are very few internationally known coaches, athlets, exercise scientists or sports physicians which contribute to this site. For example in ...
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Ideas for a fitness tagline?

SamTheBrandΨ (another CHAOS team member) had the awesome idea to order custom water bottles for the mods and top users on Bicycles, so I'm stealing it! In order to make this happen, I need a good ...
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Is this nutrition (not fitness) question on-topic here?

I'm deciding whether to migrate this question from Seasoned Advice or just close it as off-topic: What is responsible for the recent (last 5-10 years) increase in attention to gluten-free foods? It'...
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Including fitness electronics and gadgets

Curious if others think these should be added in scope. There are weekly questions about it, and right now we'd be happy to include a Q&A on barbell collars, but not on wearable fitness gadgets. ...
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Fitness 101 - Seeking a writer for “finding the right exercise for you”

If you haven't been reading the blog, we are starting a Fitness 101 series to kick off 2012 and offer information and tips for people looking to fulfill their New Year's fitness resolutions. To get ...
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Are questions regarding the assessment of nutritional products considered on-topic?

I'm seeing quite a bit questions that are asking: Is nutritional product X bad for me? Just how bad is soda for you? So what's the deal with aspartame? Effect of eating McDonalds and other fast food ...
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How does this site handle drug use

There was a question asked, where a user mentioned he was taking 'magic pills' that he got from a trainer. Obviously, these could be anabolics that he/she is unaware of - is it okay to point that out? ...
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Are questions about FitBit etc. considered off-topic? [duplicate]

I'm a frequent user of fitness.se for ~3 months now and in that time I've come across many questions about specific fitness gadgets, that I feel just don't belong. I'm not even talking about 'do you ...
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How to treat Links in Spam?

We had some nice Spammers around, that gave pretty decent answers, but always included a spam link at the end. After some posts, I started invalidating the links, either by removing them or by ...
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What do we want to ask Get Fit Guy?

We're going to be interviewing Get Fit Guy of Quick and Dirty Tips prior to being mentioned in his podcast. This will be happening pretty soon, so now we need some questions! The top-voted questions ...
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Should an answer to a website recommendation request contain screenshots and a complete review?

In this question, Ivo Flipse threatened to convert all answers to questions, unless the answer follows the standard he set in another question. Is this an accepted policy? If the question only ask for ...
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Is this site in a state of chaos?

There are consistent meta questions about the scope of this site. Even the mods ask questions in meta too. It seems to me that even a mod can't judge the scope of this site. What's the matter with the ...
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How should fitness games be tagged?

I'm currently playing Zumba Fitness 2 on my Nintendo Wii and asked a question regarding an accessory that came with the game. What tags should games like these have? I've added the zumba, games, belt ...
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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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What's the demographic that mainly uses this site?

I am beginning to become frustrated with this exchange, as it seems that I am never able to have a question answered. Based on other questions from other users, it seems as if the demographic is a ...
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linking to sports.stackexchange.com

Curious why this option isn't enabled when close voting. Currently I can only select "meta.fitness.stackexchange.com" for closing a question that belongs somewhere else, like this one. This is the ...
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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, in ...
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How to deal with personal recommendations?

We get a lot of questions where people post their training plan and diet and want us to improve it. Examples are: How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength? How to ...
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2019: 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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Make FAQ narrower and more exact

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. The FAQ of Fitness and Nutrition (F&N) says that ...
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Does the “running” tag need to be more granular?

There is one question about first aid kits for long distance running. The user added a request in the question for a long-distance-running tag. P.s. please, create label long-distance-running. ...