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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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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 I use? ...
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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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Psychological Fitness-linked topics

This may be a first, question, answer and meta topic all from the same person. I wanted to ask about the relevance of: Should I tell people about my fitness goals for better accountability? This ...
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Digging up old topics by copy-paste answers

Brought into my mind today by these posts: Calves hurt in the front (the tibialis anterior muscle) from walking fast? Jogging: Tibialis anterior muscle tense up whenever I jog What can I do to ...
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How can we push ourselves out of Beta?

This is probably one of the hardest questions for PF in my mind. We don't have a lot of questions per-day and the questions we do get are very similar (in most, not all, cases). Based on A51, it ...
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Why is there voting when all questions must be directly answerable with facts? [closed]

The most voted question on this site is locked because its opinion bait. Why vote at all if questions must be answerable with a short blurb of facts? What is the value or lure of seeing or voting on ...
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What should we do with very specific questions that cannot be made general?

Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running This is a very specific question I'm not sure to what extent it is suitable for SE as it is extremely unlikely that anyone would benefit from the answer apart ...
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Do you feel there is a lot of misinformation provided?

I've only just joined this StackExchange community, but browsing through some questions (particularly tagged as [bodybuilding]) I'm seeing a lot of advice that could be classified as "broscience", or ...
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PSA - Nutrition proposal on Area 51

For all those interested in straight nutrition questions, there is now a nutrition proposal in Area 51. I would encourage people to follow it, as there have been a few sites (Cooking, Health, Fitness, ...
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Inclusion of “what is your goal”

Something that occurs a surprising amount in posts of late is that users are asking questions about improving the way they exercise but are not outlining what their fitness goals are. While outlining ...
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How should we handle questions about unsafe behavious?

Leading on from: Should we allow academic questions about drug use and other obviously poor health choices? I feel that drug use was covered pretty well but poor health decisions was not. A ...
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Are our moderators still interested in being moderators? If not, are there others interested?

Over time, I've seen less and less active participation from our current moderation group (Which is understandable). I don't want to take anything away from the job they did helping the site define ...
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Are questions regarding TENS units (like this specific one) on or off topic?

I just posted this question regarding TENS units for pain caused by physical fitness activity on the Health SE: Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units? I wanted to post ...
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What is the “definition” tag for?

The definition tag has currently 8 questions, and I have no idea what this tag is for. Ironically, this tag has no definition. So what is this tag for?
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did our chatroom get removed?

Regarding: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/324/the-locker-room I was the last guy to post in it ~4 months ago, it looks like it got frozen/unfrozen, and then this happened 9 days ago. Also, I ...
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Can someone explain why is my question opinion based?

I posted a question a couple of days ago, and it was closed as "opinion based", I have my answer, and I'm satisfied with it. But I would like some enlightenment as to why it has been considered as ...
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PSA: Review queue jumped in size

This is due to a change in the reputation limit for entering the queue: Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?
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Does the [functional-strength] tag need further consideration?

The tag [functional-strength] currently has no usage guidance. One may imagine that this could be because the phrase's definition is not well established. One can find numerous discussions on the ...
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the “medical issue” closing is really getting weak

So here's a question from a few years ago that touches on pain while exercising. There are good answers, and it's great content for our site. Here's another from just now, that is already gathering ...
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Does closing posts earn reputation points?

Wondering why a vote to close occurs more often then comments or feedback to improve a question. Down voting costs points right so why not closing posts?
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Getting a bit harsh with the close votes

When it comes to giving general cooking advice, I agree that this is not the right place. But take this one for instance. He's asking advice on how to proceed with his food intake in direct relation ...
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What's the Deal with Nutrition questions?

So Are questions regarding the assessment of nutritional products considered on-topic? was for some reason closed as a duplicate of Should title be "Fitness" instead of "Fitness and ...
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Accountability is the problem I have with this exchange

There's no accountability. Who are the people answering questions? Are they experts? Can they outperform me? Only person I saw has stats in their profile to give any sort of indication about their ...
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Clarification of lifetime beta sites like this

Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites Looks like we should be in the clear. We stay pretty active and we keep the board clean. Yay us!
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For weight loss questions, how valid is advice to mainly watch their diet?

I'm bumping this up again because I just answered another question that boiled down to "calculate your BMR and focus on reducing calorie intake instead of increasing exercise". Do we have a standard ...
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Are opinion based questions allowed?

For instance if I ask questions concerning how good is a training program compared to others etc... Is it allowed?
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Time to change one of our “not about” topics?

See for reference: Questions about the practice of medicine: Questions about CEU's, and a good response with other site examples. Our own meta on attracting experts Both of these embrace expert ...
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“unclear what you're asking”, really?

squatting barefoot, bad reputation for gym! One of his questions in the last sentence, and clearly the intent of the overall post: Is it really bad to squat in barefoot? And the close votes were ...
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What's up with the voting pattern?

How to increase push ups As best I can tell, it looks like the answers here are being consistently downvoted with few upvotes. I know that we have a fairly quiet community here, but this seems oddly ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Physical Fitness 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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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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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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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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Links to Starting Strength

There are many questions on this site like the following. I want bigger (X). When should I do (thing that does not really make a difference because it is a minutia detail)? There are 2 ways ...
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Should we start directing people to the Health SE for general nutrition/health questions?

We've had a number of questions regarding general unrelated to exercise. I just recently learned that there's a Health SE in Area 51. Should we start direction people over there when we vote to close ...
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dealing with sneaky spam advertisements

So if you look at this user's current two answers, you'll see links posted back to the site in her profile (which I can safely assume is a for-profit motivation). I find it a little lame because a ...
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Why am I in danger of being blocked!? I have only ever asked 1 question and it has even recieved 1 upvote

Here's my history: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/users/3266/laggingreflex I haven't deleted any questions either. The deleted questions page is not visible to others so here's a screenshot http://...
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Disambiguate `weightlifting` tag

Weightlifting is generally taken to mean Olympic weightlifting, whereas weight lifting means lifting weights generally. Should we split this tag up? It seems to create confusion and misuse of the term ...
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The Health proposal is in commitment phase

Since health and nutrition are closely related to physical fitness, some might be interested in the Health proposal, which is now in commitment phase.
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Medical advice and injuries related to exercise

I don't understand why https://fitness.stackexchange.com/q/19252/3806 was closed as off-topic. The question deals with an exercise-related injury, which is on topic according to https://fitness.meta....
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Physical Fitness 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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Why are nutrition questions off limits? [duplicate]

This site seeks to promote physical fitness. Obviously aerobic exercises and lifting weights can help someone achieve fitness, but so can improved nutrition. Why are we preventing questions centered ...
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Can I ask about internships?

I want to ask this question in this site. I didn't know where else to ask this. "I have decided to switch my career. I want to enter into the fitness world. I see myself as a fitness instructor. Can ...
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How do you mark a duplicate that isn't “quite” a duplicate?

Specifically, these two recent questions: Chubbyness from the face and body Slimming legs with exercise and diet Both are asking how to spot reduce a body area, which is essentially a duplicate of "...
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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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On Topic: Questions about effectiveness of equipment

I am looking for information on equipment specifically what works and what doesn't eg. does TRX work. I can read reviews but in general I find that SE gives better answers. I know how to ask in that I ...
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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 do we react to people commonly advertising a specific brand?

I'm not talking about those "use the HCG diet, it will change your life!" people that bluntly advertise their product all over the site whenever some says "calories". The case I'm referring to is a ...