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Just how specific do we want our questions to be?

There are a number of questions like this one: I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it? where the base answer has been given multiple times, ...
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Is a question about increasing my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation on topic?

I'm considering asking the following question: How can I increase my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation? I'm participating in a research study about strength training. As part of the ...
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Definition for what is on/off topic

I am fairly new to this site, but have been answering questions for the past 2 weeks. I would like to know where i can find out what is on/off topic? As a fitness Professional you get asked all ...
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Asking for good books on Physical Fitness?

I'm looking for good books about medical aspects in Physical Fitness and on how the body reacts on products like BCAA, creatine and so on. Can I ask this kind of questions on Physical Fitness without ...
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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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Is this a health improvent towards usable equipments or just a recommendation thing?

I have been sedentary for years now and here is how my life goes basically: wake up elevator car drive to work elevator desk small breaks after 2 to 3 hours of working in front of a PC get up do some ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 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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What makes this still a “beta”?

I am fairly new here to Physical Fitness stack exchange. I was just wondering what makes this a beta site compared to the other stack exchange sites?
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Policy on diet questions

There are a lot of questions in the review queue that are marked with the nutrition off topic reason. Questions on nutrition are off-topic unless they relate directly to exercise. Some of those ...
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Do you like hats?

UPDATE: Since there is a net positive upvote and no opposition, I will notify the Stack Exchange staff that we will opt in for the Winter Bash. It's that time of year again. It's time for the Winter ...
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Is this question I want to ask, off topic?

I can't seem anywhere else (currently active or even from a quick glance, in Area51?) more closely related than here to ask this question. I actually intend to answer it myself, as an info resource ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 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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What must be included if you want to get individualized help?

As our site ages, questions are necessarily going to focus on very individual suggestions, as the broad general questions will tend to be duplicates. What should be included in an individualized ...
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Writing a tag wiki for sports

I just tried to write up a tag wiki for sports I can't wrap my head around the term, it is sooo endlessly broad. I have no idea if it is even a good tag… Every physical activity is a sport, and even ...
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Relationship Anytime Health Q&A - Physical Fitness?

While doing some research for a client meeting, I came across http://www.anytimehealth.com/questions Looks like SE has licensed its Q&A model to Anytime Fitness What is the relationship between ...
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Burninate beginnner tag

beginnner no seriously, three n's. I removed it from the questions using it, as beginner (even when written correctly) is a meta-tag. As it is still in the system and usable by other questions in ...
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How borderline do we want to allow in questions?

Specifically, I'm referring to questions like these: Carbs for weight gain High heart rates Both are considered by a couple of good contributors to be on topic, while I (and a few others that voted)...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 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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Should gender be specified in question or answer?

One of the main issues with this stack environment in my opinion is the gender bias. I have only been active for about a month but I see that answers are often biased towards men. Often there is a ...
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Synonyms Water, Hydration and Dehydration

The questions under those tags basically are all the same in my eyes. water hydration dehydration I think we should at least merge the last two, but honestly I think we can include water, too, as ...
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How do we treat very individual routine questions?

This is a question, that sort of bugs me, and I have voted to close, but would be interested in other opinions. Increasing Weight : Plateau stage In essense this is a shopping question - "my routine ...
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Reduction in reputation

Magically some 10 reputation points disappeared from my account. I don't know how. Is there any known explanation? Or something has gone wrong with my eyes.
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Where did the vote for close as spam option go?

I was sure we had "flag as spam" and vote to close as spam options, but they seem to have gone. I'm only as concerned, as I see a few obvious supplement blogspam posters come and go, and I feel a ...
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Tag sitting and questions about sitting

I raised tag sitting: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/tags/sitting/info Use tag sitting for questions about ergonomics, ergonomic chairs, sitting positions and questions about potential damage ...
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Tag Wiki Plagiarism

There were a lot of tags in the last few days that plagiarized content from Wikipedia without correct attribution. rock-climbing WP: Rock_Climbing tendons WP: Tendons ironman WP: ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 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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Promoting site on MOOC

Currently, it seems like there are too few questions asked on the site So it seems like the site should be promoted (unless all that can be asked has been answered). Given the rising popularity of ...
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Call for blog post volunteer: Why BMI is unreliable

I noticed a comment today by BackInShapeBuddy that body mass index (BMI) is not a reliable measurement of someone's physical fitness level. I've been seeing comments like that here and there that all ...
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Shall we create a skiing tag in our site?

Here is a question about skiing? How would it be to create a new tag on Skiing?
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Is our sites title justified?

Wikipedia on Physical Fitness: Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being), and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ...
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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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Tag [Aerobic] is ambiguous

I think we should make the ambiguous tag aerobic more clear as it might be used for aerobics describing the sport. aerobic-exercise describing all exercises also known as cardio The last point ...
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How should we treat greetings and salutations?

This question is based on: Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? Here are examples at this site: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/a/11938/4644 ...
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Is this an appropriate forum to ask questions about personal health?

E.g. body cleanliness, birthing/pre-natal, sex, child health, etc.
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Deleted answer for “commercial” response

I sent this question about barefoot running to a friend at work - mostly because we've both been transitioning to "five-fingered" type running this past year. (naturally, I also wanted to promote the ...
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Are questions on Exercise Physiology on topic here?

Are questions based on Human Exercise Physiology on topic here, and if so, is expanding knowledge on exercise physiology a sufficient practical reason for asking, or not?
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What constitutes shopping questions?

I recently stumbled across this question: What should I look for in a jump rope?, which was given 2 up-votes and reasonable answers. Should this be closed as a shopping question?
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Are questions about choosing specific martial arts disciplines for fitness purposes in scope?

Are questions about choosing specific martial arts disciplines for fitness purposes in scope? E.g. choosing one for a young child to improve hand-eye coordination and cardio fitness, with minimal ...
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Are people mis-interpreting the FAQ?

The FAQ currently contains the clause: practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face which people are using on this site to mark theoretical questions as off-topic. For ...
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Meta Tag: [high-intensity]

I just did some retagging and stumbled over high-intensity. It is a meta tag and should be removed: The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They ...
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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 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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Tag [weight] ambiguous

I just checked some tags and found weight to be pretty popular but yet very ambiguous. It is used in the context of (and in most cases combined with): weight-gain weight-loss bodyweight weights (or ...
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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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Is it OK to ask questions about the economics of gym equipment? If not, where?

Clearly if the question is about exerise, Questions about Fitness Equipment it is on-topic. My question: Why are kettlebells so expensive? was considered off-topic (and that's OK!) because I wasn'...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

Citing from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: 5. What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely ...
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Why has the 'Exercises for a programmer' question never been closed?

Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day Why has this question never been closed? It is far too broad, highly unspecific, there is no way to reasonably answer this question. It has some ...
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Tags [soreness] [muscle-soreness] [doms] are quite the same

muscle-soreness(26 tagged), soreness (6) and doms (3) are pretty all about the same thing. There are two questions under soreness that don't seem to be directly related to muscles. The others could ...
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When has enough research been done?

The question "How can you do a BMI test?" brought me to the question how we – here on fitness.SE – define the minimal research effort a user should do before asking a question on this site. I for ...
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Pluralize [pull-up] and [chin-up] tag?

pull-up is one of the few tags that is singular without a good reason. Contrary we have most others in plural. Comparable tags like sit-ups and push-ups are plural. Unrelated tags like abdominals ...