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Is it possible to require specific background info in questions?

We get a lot of questions like this, which give essentially zero relevant details about the trainee's workout program, abilities, or recovery, yet ask how to fix their programming and recovery so that ...
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This question was closed as not appropriate on this site; so why can't I delete it?

After strenuous exercise, can my heart rate stay elevated even while sleeping? Well, the title says it all, really. I asked the question. It got one answer. The answer got one upvote. Yet the ...
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What’s up with all the deleted accounts? Is there anything we can do?

I’ve noticed a trend over the past several months where we get new accounts making questions and then just deleting their accounts (or maybe their account are terminated by admins). This leaves ...
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Citing one's own work in an answer

I have written a handful of sport-and-fitness-related articles outside the bounds of Physical Fitness Stack Exchange, one of which I have thought would be particularly relevant to a some of the ...
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depression and anxiety

In reference to this question, I'm not really into the close: Building muscle with depression and anxiety There are piles of questions asking how to exercise with injuries. I'll just be blunt: it's ...
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How to deal with indiscriminate and spiteful down-voting (trolling)

I am rather new to Physical Fitness Stack Exchange, but it initially seemed that this forum was less affected by the trolling and childish behaviour that plagues other fora such as those on Reddit. ...
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Why do many people here think that stimulating growth by lifting heavy and a right diet will increase muscle mass and strength? [closed]

I am underweight. How do I gain weight and muscle? This thread for example. Triggers me so hard. If someone else asks why they are not gaining anything or just very slowly, staff comes and marks it as ...
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Bodybuilding.com's New Paywall

Recently, it seems that bodybuilding.com has been putting more and more of its content behind the BodyFit Plus paywall. For example, I was looking at this answer while searching up some ideas for ...
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Straight “recommend this” questions - On topic or not?

This is related to this question related to finding a personal online trainer. In the past, questions like these have been considered to be off topic (See this meta as an example), as they are very ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Creating [form-check]?

A community that I've been using to help me at the gym is Reddit's r/formcheck. It is a subreddit dedicated to novice/intermediate lifters posting form check videos and getting feedback. I was ...
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What do we need to do to get a cool looking banner?

From my understanding, Fitness.SE recently left BETA status. The rest of the stacks that are not in BETA usually have some cool looking banners (as well as symbols in the network questions list). ...
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Change required number of close votes?

I've had a suspicion for a while that there are simply not enough active users (or users with enough rep) on Fitness.SE to pass a community close vote. It looks like I might be correct. Shog9's ...
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Should questions that address the same issue in different ways be marked as duplicates?

At the moment, we have the question "Why do women have more lower body strength than upper body strength?". Seems like a fairly clear cut question. Several years back, I answered the question "...
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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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Is mentioning the word 'exercise' enough to make nutrition on topic?

I was looking at this question on glucosamine and initially closed it as being off topic, as I did not notice the word exercise included in parentheses. I reopened it pending the outcome of this meta ...
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Are questions on what-is-this-exercise on topic?

Often times, you can just look up what an inverse curl is, or how to do a decline pushup. Sometimes though, there are weird terms like a Hail Mary lunge (sometimes used in mass/military training; it'...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Question about fitness equipment migrated to sport where it was deemed to be closed as off topic

My question about stand-up paddles was migrated to Sport, although it was said that fitness equipment, including water sport equipment, is generally on topic. I find it very problematic to migrate ...
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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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Getting off the ground: outside opinion

Tl;Dr: Just kidding, there's really no Tl;Dr for this post. Basically, I'm new here, but experienced elsewhere (more or less), and I really like this site. However, I see some problems here that ...
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Where can I ask questions about nutritional info?

I tried to post a question about the nutritional information for a specific food but apparently that violates the rules of this area of Stack Exchange. Can someone please point me to a place where I ...
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Unsure why this question was off-topic

This question was put on hold as off-topic because it was a nutrition only question (the same reason that all questions that are to the effect of "should I do X diet plan?") However, since it's ...
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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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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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Recent spate of user300xx accounts

There seems to have been a lot of accounts created with the username user300xx (xx being a numerical value) which post once or twice, then as far as I can tell, get deleted (the user profile doesn't ...
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Accepted answer doesn’t answer question?

How can a man grow his chest early without gym? So having sat down and written out an answer for this question I feel somewhat invested in it. That being said, the accepted answer clearly doesn’t ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

In order to help set a high base-level for voting, we need to get as many early votes in as we can. It should be everyone's goal to try to earn that Suffrage badge as soon as possible (without ...
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Extra Tags are required

More Tags are required for few postures in "Yoga". There are many more postures. But currently required tags are mentioned as below, 1) Wheel-pose 2) Head-Stand 3) Dead-Body-pose There is at least ...
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Why are using 'Yoga' tag if only want physical fitness?

Yoga word is generated from sanskrit language word 'yuj'. It means combining the things. i.e. mind+body+spirit. If anyone don't accept mind or spirit involvement in yoga. They only want physical ...
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This site is nothing like other SE sites

Some weeks ago I've asked a question in this site and when I tried to mark an answer as accepted I noticed something odd: Both of the answers I got were quite helpful and I followed guidelines from ...
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Wondering about the theme change?

Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites This is a new responsive theme that has been rolled out. If you have problems, or want to adjust some of your preferences (Such as ...
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How can I find the chat rooms of the Fitness stackexchange?

Every other SE I participate in has a link to the chat rooms on the main page. It doesn't seem to be the case on the Fitness SE. So where are the chat rooms? How can I find them?
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Is asking question about how muscles work a question for Health SE or Fitness SE?

Is asking question about how muscles work a question for Health SE or Fitness SE? e.g. question: https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/17055/what-is-the-physical-reason-that-a-weak-muscle-means-...
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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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Can we get more mods?

The mods we have do great work and this is in no way intended as criticism. But I think the frequency of new content on this site outweighs the frequency of moderation work due to there being too few ...
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Are questions asking for an off site resource on topic?

This question was recently asked and on most stack exchange sites would be considered off topic as it's asking for an off site resource. However, in your off topic guidelines that is not mentioned (...
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Fitness device clarification

There is a question on the main site about best smart watch to sync with a phone. I closed it as off topic, as my interpretation of the "gear and gadgets used during exercise" has been how to use the ...
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Deleting the accepted answer

Specifically this question Bending knees in reverse hyperextension Having read around the subject, I agree that Mike-DHSc's answer is correct and mine was taking more a physics view rather than an ...
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Is recommending specific brands a bad thing?

Is recommending specific brands a bad thing, or is it situational? (“Brands” referring to anything branded; Programs, products, etc.)
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Software and site scope

There have been a couple of questions recently regarding websites and software on the main site that I interpret as being off topic. Namely these two questions: Body animation - Asking for a software ...
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Just wanted to share some recent software that might be of use to PF

I asked a question recently on Physical Fitness (PF) wanting to know if there was a way to show animations of physical human movements within questions, so they can be shared within the PF community, ...
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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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Comment as accepted answer… by the querent

Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff So, the person who asked the question came back and posted an "answer" that he'd lost weight and was doing fine, and even accepted it. The thing is......
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Closing Questions - there has to be a better way

I’d like to constructively figure out a way we can answer users that have reasonable medical or injury related questions. One of the biggest problems in the medical and fitness industries is the lack ...
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How did the traffic for this particular question explode?

In less than 24 hours this question got 7k views and shot up to my highest rated answer. My second highest rated answer has 2.5k views and it took over two years to get to that view count. What ...
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Referencing yourself

Being the friendly chap that I am I have worked on fitness wiki's on other sites to produce well rounded answers that are well researched. I spent a lot of time doing these and am happy with the ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for datasets?

What is our stance on questions asking for datasets? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Dataset of bodybuilding exercises I am looking for a dataset of bodybuilding exercises ...
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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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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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