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Can we get Youtube support turned on?

I think getting proper Youtube support would help a lot when explaining how to perform certain things. Like: the proper squatting technique, how to perform a cartwheel with no hands, how to run ...
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Please avoid very broad, beginners' questions during the beta

After going through several dozen Stack Exchange betas so far, if there's one thing I've learned, is that nothing hurts a young Stack Exchange more than appearing to be a place for those who only have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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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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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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Are questions on recipes aceptable?

It seems to me these could be related to nutrition, but there is a question that has been downvoted - does anyone have an opinion on whether they should be closed or not?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we ask questions about P90X? Or is just mentioning it the equivalent of spam?

P90X is a DVD-based workout system that is heavily advertised in the States in print media, sports radio, and infomericals. It presents a compelling 90-day exercise and diet regimen that results in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Are the exercise and fitness tags meta-tags?

Are the exercise and fitness tags like the cooking tag on Cooking.SE (i.e. useless meta-tags)? I can see a point to the  nutrition tag: if this site is meant to cover the Nutrition proposal, then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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