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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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Fitness Site & Brand proposed design

My name is Sean and I'm the Art Director here at Stack Exchange. I've been awarded the Fitness and Nutrition identity and communications development. I'm happy to meet everyone and look forward to ...
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Creating a list of fitness/nutrition/health bloggers to interview

We recently did an interview of Nutrition Diva and wrote it up on our blog. The interview was really well-received, and we even got her to come over and answer a question! I think it would be cool to ...
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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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People in the NYC area - want to come to a Health Tech meetup?

I'm talking with WorkSmart Labs about organizing a Health Tech Meetup, and we want to do an informal meet and greet at a bar in order to gauge interest. I think it could be really cool to start a ...
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Creating a compendium of fitness and nutrition apps?

There have been a few question regarding website for tracking fitness and monitoring running workouts. Numerous websites have been mentioned in a bunch of answers. What do people think blogging about ...
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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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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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Interviewing Get Fit Guy and Nutrition Diva of Quick and Dirty Tips

I'm thinking about doing a promotion with Get Fit Guy and Nutrition Diva of the Quick and Dirty Tips network. The promotion would involve mentions in their podcasts and newsletters as well as on ...
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Asking compound questions?

Are questions that ask multiple topics okay? I'm thinking of these two particular ones. Is 5 min fast running better then 30 min. walking? and Is it better to run/walk on treadmill then in open air ...
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Are questions about tanning on or off topic?

Gyms in my region usually offer tanning services as well and they also try to sell it as a package. They want to create the impression that a fit body also needs a good tan. How do we handle this on ...
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Removing ergonomics questions

I recently posted a question about choice of chair. I have subsequently deleted it after checking around meta and coming across this answer: I actually think it would be a bad idea to let the site ...
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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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What do you think about a joint meetup between fitness startups in NYC?

This is another site promotion idea - but I'm making it a new post because this one was getting kind of long. Anyway, I've been communicating with some health and fitness startups such as Runkeeper, ...
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Is it appropriate to change someone else's answer when you have edit privileges?

I assert that the reason for the edit privilege is for fixing grammar and spelling. Removing sections of someone's answer you disagree with or even think is off topic is both bad etiquette and an ...
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Questions about maintaining healthy eyesight welcome here?

Inspired by this answer, I was about to ask a question about how to maintain or improve my eyesight, especially as a Database Admin/Dev who spends plenty of time in front of the computer. However, it ...
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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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Help the moderators and use your flags and votes?

I'm going on a holiday for three weeks and since Nathan is fairly busy at work, Greg needs your help to moderate the site. So to anyone with 500+ rep: vote to close questions when they are off-topic,...
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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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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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What fitness supplies would you like to try out and ask about on this site?

As some of you know, my job as a member of team CHAOS is to promote the Fitness & Nutrition site. Part of that means rewarding our current users with awesome fitness swag! So I wanted to go ...
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Bringing CHAOS to Fitness & Nutrition

Hey Fitness & Nutrition enthusiasts! I'm Lauren, one of the members of team CHAOS at Stack Exchange. You may know me if you ever go on the English Language and Usage site. I've been hanging around ...
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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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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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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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I want to ask something about best shaving solution, Can i ask here?

I want to ask something about best shaving solution for men, Can i ask here? It's not related to fitness and Nutrition. if fitness.stackexchange.com is not a right place for this then is there any ...
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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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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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What should we do with very specific questions?

Recently there was a supplement question about the differences between two versions of the same product. While I don't have any problems with questions about supplements (I just bought Soya Proteins ...
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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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Regarding diet, is this site providing information, or spreading disinformation?

Diet is a subject that everyone is interested in, but no one really knows about. I keep seeing questions like "will X cause me to gain or lose weight" and answers like "no, it's calories in calories ...
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This site should be taking a lot users away from bodybuilding.com

Why arent we? Bodybuilding.com is a giant mess of a site stuck about 6 years in the past. It does have a lot of useful information if you are willing to wade through the mess of trolls and spam, ...
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Subjectivity & Scope: Where is the line on this site?

A large slice of the questions on here are subjective. Given the nature of the subject I don't think that can be avoided and I don't have a problem with it. I guess I'm just having a harder time ...
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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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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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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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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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Will form check videos be allowed?

Something very useful that many fitness forums support is a place where users can post their form check videos for others to critique (such as the technique subforum of the Starting Strength forum). ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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How much detail should I provide in my question?

I'm used to asking questions on technical sites like stackoverflow. On those forums, it's appreciated if you create the smallest possible example required to recreate your issue. But how does it ...
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Answers accepted too soon?

Recently, I've seen something that just doesn't fit right with me. There have been quite a lot of cases recently, where an answer has been accepted very soon after it has come in, in some cases ...
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Including copyrighted images in answers

This site lends itself to answers that contain quoted sections of materials from other sources, and in particular embedded images. However, I have been leery of including images in my own answers that ...
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What should we do with “how long is a piece of string” type questions

There are several questions now which are not poorly written, however they have no definitive answer. Questions like these are very easy to answer and if you are first can get some upvotes. Examples: ...
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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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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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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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Let's give some examples of Great Questions or Answers!

I figured since we're in the private beta stage, that we can use some more 'refining' of what's good and bad for this site. I suggest placing questions and/or answers that are of high quality as '...
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Let's give some examples of Bad questions and answers.

I figured since we're in the private beta stage, that we can use some more 'refining' of what's good and bad for this site. I suggest placing questions and/or answers that are of low quality, on the ...
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Should fastfood tag be fast-food

When doing my edit on this question I changed the tag fastfood to fast-food. The next person to edit it changed it back to fastfood. Considering fastfood is an incorrect spelling shouldn't it be fast ...