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Do we identify equipment or exercises?

I know from other StackExchange sites, that please identify this questions are unwanted. The most cited reasons are from the Let's Play the Guessing Game blog entry. You should only ask practical, ...
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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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It is [cold] outside so I caught a [cold]

There is cold out there and it is currently in dual use. cold as in it's cold outside or cold food. cold as in common cold. What to do?
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Front page flooding due mass edits

Fitness.SE isn't as active as other sites where this problem might not be as recognizable as it is here. Whenever mass edits are necessary, retagging for example, new questions get pushed off the ...
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What's the difference between the [games] and [video-games] tags?

Both the tags games and video-games seem to be used solely for video games right now, and neither tag has a description. There was some previous discussion in How should fitness games be tagged?, but ...
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Downvoting bad answers from one time users

I think we have a lot of bad answer on this site that I would downvote. Not because I disagree with them, thats no reason for me personally to downvote, but they are inherently bad. For example ...
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Better fitness through link integration

Edit reviewers might have already seen it. At the moment I am going through some questions that have bare links them. check this marklar on how to marklar: http://example.com/marklar/marklar.html ...
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Shopping recommendation ban doesn't apply to HRMs

The reason for banning shopping recommendations is that the recommendation might become obsolete. There aren't any HRMs going off the market. All the ones that I see for sale today were available 5 ...
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Rename tag burn-fat?

I propose to rename the tag burn-fat to fatburning it just sounds odd to me. I am not sure if there are any naming rules for verbs on StackExchange sites, but it would come in line with tags like ...
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Merge jogging with running

I propose to merge jogging with running. Although jogging is mostly talking about running at a slower pace there is no real difference between them. I think making jogging a synonym of running would ...
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Burninate exercise tag

The question has been asked before, but as the scope of the FAQ changed I am proposing to remove exercise again. Every question on fitness.SE could be tagged with exercise as the FAQ states that ...
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Questions Needing Edits

There are a couple questions needing edits to line them up with the scope defined within the FAQ. The questions here are some good questions that have been flagged as off-topic, and it would be nice ...
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Pseudo exercise questions

I was on a small flagging run, checking for older pure nutrition based questions which are off topic now since the changes to the FAQ. There were a few, good questions with some really good answers, I ...
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Physical Fitness Self-Evaluation: Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Can we/should we be monitoring obviously poor planning?

I'm referring to this question: Marathon - How to train for a marathon in 12 weeks? It is in all likelihood, a recipe for disaster/injury. The poster accepted a very risky plan as an answer, what is ...
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How to give feedback on workout routines?

What is the best way of giving feedback on workout routines? In most cases, there is no feedback at all from the OP to AP (Answer Post). In some cases, there is a comment in the answer. Given that ...
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Goals should be mandatory for questions about picking routines/exercises

We should amend the FAQ to strongly recommend or gently demand that people asking about routines or picking exercises explicitly state their goals. In fact, it's probably a good requirement for nearly ...
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So we have an assumed experience level now?

This recent pull up grip question is getting a lot of comments suggesting it's somehow inappropriate to ask what muscles each exercise targets because he won't know what those muscles are. Is there ...
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Sleep is a valid fitness topic

I strongly disagree with this question being closed. https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/7112/is-it-good-to-listen-to-very-relaxing-music-right-before-sleep You don't make fitness gains while ...
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A useful userscript for uploading images

One of our fellow SE-mods created a nice little userscript that gives you some additional options when uploading images. When you upload an image using the SE uploading dialog, it gets uploaded ...
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Are questions about gym etiquette considered on topic?

Well pretty much as the title states, I was wondering if it's ok to ask about the code of conduct in the gym.
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My question, your website

edit: After reading through your meta it is obvious that you have just renamed, so this post is more of a reminder for you to make sure everything else gets updated to stop confusion! This is not a ...
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Physical Fitness self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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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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Sharing of training programme?

I wonder if posting about sharing of fitness programme relevant? As we could share and learn from each other that way. With the sharing of our personnal training we will be able to learn what type of ...
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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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Shopping questions

Are questions about where to purchase things (either equipment or ingredients or supplements or meals or anything else related to fitness and nutrition) on-topic or off-topic?
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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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What to do with unverifiable, pseudoscientifc information?

As this site is aiming to be a verifed reputable source of information I think we need to discuss what to do with answers that are clearly not based on science, but rather on some spiritual guru's ...
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What do you do about someone who is just being an @ss?

In the comments to my answer here: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/a/3018/879 The guy @Merritt is posting comments that are pretty asinine. (note: I added the emphasis) Oh and thanks for the ...
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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Pull the RunKeeper share button?

A little more than a month ago we added a RunKeeper "healthy" button to Fitness.SE posts as an experiment. We were interested in seeing if targeted social sharing would pay better growth dividends ...
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A proposal to allow non professionals to use this site

As some of you know the StackOverflow.com site is for programmers who what to be more professional. There are lot's of simple questions there, as well as answers. I belive this was a great idea to ...
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Site self-evaluation - how are you doing? [closed]

Here at Stack Exchange we are all about making the Internet better by giving great answers to awesome questions. We do our best to create self-sufficient, self-organizing communities of experts and ...
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A Proposal to Merge Sports Stack Exchange and Fitness & Nutrition Stack Exchange

The Fitness & Nutrition Stack Exchange and Sports Stack Exchange are two separate child sites that both exist on the Stack Exchange network. Each site’s purpose is to provide high-quality ...
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Question has disappeared (been deleted)?

I have just noticed that the question "How do I find new long-distance running routes?" has been deleted. But I have absolutely no ideas why that should be the case. Can somebody please tell me. For ...
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Unconstructive Book Questions

There are a few questions regarding books (actual books, not answers that could stand on its own as a book) which are either closed as "not constructive" or still up for debate (and might possibly be ...
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Cleaning up the fitness tag

There are currently 65 questions tagged fitness. This tag is vague and general and can encompass a variety of meanings. Here is a high-level proposal to clean up the fitness tag: Go through each ...
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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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Next Fitness 101 Blog Topic - Intro to Nutrition

One of the next topics in the Fitness 101 blog series is doing a "nutrition 101" type post. Instead of enumerating things of "don't eat X (because it's bad), eat Y (because it's good)" which will just ...
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Tag merge suggestion: biking and cycling

It looks like cycling and biking are consistently used to mean the same thing (pedaling exercise). I think the tags should be merged (all instance of one changed and one made a synonym of the other).
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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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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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Health-Themed Food Tasting with Noom in NYC!

On Wednesday January 18th, from 7-9pm EST, Stack Exchange will be co-hosting a health and nutrition-themed food tasting with Noom Weight Loss. The event will take place at the Noom Headquarters in ...
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Installing a “Healthy” button on our site, as a partnership with RunKeeper

I've been in communication with RunKeeper off and on for the past couple of months, and they recently approached me about a new "Healthy" button they're trying to launch. The idea is similar to a ...
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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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Open “Are artificial sweeteners potential harmful?” -question?

Question here. It is about Fitness&Nutrition. We have already similar open threads, see the related. Now the issue is the slant. I propose its change to "historical" where questioner makes it ...
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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. ...
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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 ...