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Correcting question grammar and spelling

Is there a general feeling here about correcting a question's spelling and grammar? We seem to get a lot of questions from obviously non-English speaking users and although the questions can be ...
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What to do about all the close votes (and offering a little help when closing)

Yes, I know this has been covered more or less before, but especially since it's January and I can foresee a fair amount of new questions from people who've decided to get in shape in the new year, I ...
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How do close votes work from the point of view of a moderator?

Let's say some close votes roll in on a question. If regular members cast a close votes, it will take 5 such votes for the question to get closed. However, it looks like if a moderator casts a close ...
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What happened to the blog?

Do we care about it any more? Is it worth continuing? How can we promote it to get more clicks? How can we prevent it becoming as neglected as it is currently?
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Synonymise [measurements] and [mass]

The tags [measurements] and [mass] seem to be duplicates of [body-measurements] and [muscle-mass].
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Two questions asked. One answered by two people before it was removed

random unscheduled jogging? The querent asked about how effective unscheduled jogging was and also about nausea they were experiencing. Two of the three answers are about the nausea and only the ...
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Migrated question loses points

Recently, I answered a question that earn some points. The question was then migrated to Biology and I lost those points. I'm trying to understand the logic behind this. Can anyone explain the loss ...
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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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Why did I earn reputation

I made a misinformed answer, and upon further investigation, deleted it. I made a comment on the existing answer to indicate what I had found. Which of these actions would've earned reputation?
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How prominant is the year/week-cycle's effect on the number of questions?

Come January the gym is packed. Now we are in July I find that I can get through all my workout without having to wait for a single machine or bench. Is the same true of the SE site yet? Do we have a ...
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Do we need to create a Wiki/FAQ?

Outside the scope of our FAQ currently are the questions we keep having to answer, often slightly 're-branded'. I am X and I want to be-fit/be-toned/lower-body-fat What exercise routine should I use? ...
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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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Editing bounties would be nice, can that be added?

I just made a bounty and didnt specify a distance of 4000' as being elevation...now its an excuse for a lazy answer. Simple edit to the comment in the bounty would be nice.
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There should be a “Silence”, “Shut up”, or “Ferme!” badge

Anything that gets 5 or more downvotes after counting any accidental up votes before getting closed and all within a short time period should be a badge. Unless its not that rare of course... Im ...
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Psychological Fitness-linked topics

This may be a first, question, answer and meta topic all from the same person. I wanted to ask about the relevance of: Should I tell people about my fitness goals for better accountability? This ...
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Digging up old topics by copy-paste answers

Brought into my mind today by these posts: Calves hurt in the front (the tibialis anterior muscle) from walking fast? Jogging: Tibialis anterior muscle tense up whenever I jog What can I do to ...
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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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Why is there voting when all questions must be directly answerable with facts? [closed]

The most voted question on this site is locked because its opinion bait. Why vote at all if questions must be answerable with a short blurb of facts? What is the value or lure of seeing or voting on ...
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What should we do with very specific questions that cannot be made general?

Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running This is a very specific question I'm not sure to what extent it is suitable for SE as it is extremely unlikely that anyone would benefit from the answer apart ...
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Do you feel there is a lot of misinformation provided?

I've only just joined this StackExchange community, but browsing through some questions (particularly tagged as [bodybuilding]) I'm seeing a lot of advice that could be classified as "broscience", or ...
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PSA - Nutrition proposal on Area 51

For all those interested in straight nutrition questions, there is now a nutrition proposal in Area 51. I would encourage people to follow it, as there have been a few sites (Cooking, Health, Fitness, ...
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Inclusion of “what is your goal”

Something that occurs a surprising amount in posts of late is that users are asking questions about improving the way they exercise but are not outlining what their fitness goals are. While outlining ...
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How should we handle questions about unsafe behavious?

Leading on from: Should we allow academic questions about drug use and other obviously poor health choices? I feel that drug use was covered pretty well but poor health decisions was not. A ...
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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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Are questions regarding TENS units (like this specific one) on or off topic?

I just posted this question regarding TENS units for pain caused by physical fitness activity on the Health SE: Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units? I wanted to post ...
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What is the “definition” tag for?

The definition tag has currently 8 questions, and I have no idea what this tag is for. Ironically, this tag has no definition. So what is this tag for?
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did our chatroom get removed?

Regarding: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/324/the-locker-room I was the last guy to post in it ~4 months ago, it looks like it got frozen/unfrozen, and then this happened 9 days ago. Also, I ...
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Can someone explain why is my question opinion based?

I posted a question a couple of days ago, and it was closed as "opinion based", I have my answer, and I'm satisfied with it. But I would like some enlightenment as to why it has been considered as ...
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What is the difference between Phsyical Fitness SE and Sports SE?

I'm having trouble understanding this difference, if anybody could help me out a bit it would be appreciated. For instance there are many questions and tags on this site about sports, including (two) ...
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PSA: Review queue jumped in size

This is due to a change in the reputation limit for entering the queue: Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?
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Does the [functional-strength] tag need further consideration?

The tag [functional-strength] currently has no usage guidance. One may imagine that this could be because the phrase's definition is not well established. One can find numerous discussions on the ...
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can't vote to migrate to a different stackexchange site

I've had this problem in the past, and sat around wondering if it would magically fix itself. There are a few times when I think something would be a great fit on another site. Like below, which ...
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the “medical issue” closing is really getting weak

So here's a question from a few years ago that touches on pain while exercising. There are good answers, and it's great content for our site. Here's another from just now, that is already gathering ...
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Does closing posts earn reputation points?

Wondering why a vote to close occurs more often then comments or feedback to improve a question. Down voting costs points right so why not closing posts?
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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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What's the Deal with Nutrition questions?

So Are questions regarding the assessment of nutritional products considered on-topic? was for some reason closed as a duplicate of Should title be "Fitness" instead of "Fitness and ...
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Accountability is the problem I have with this exchange

There's no accountability. Who are the people answering questions? Are they experts? Can they outperform me? Only person I saw has stats in their profile to give any sort of indication about their ...
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11 open review cases, none shown?

Are any of you familiar with these "ghost review cases" which show up in the header counter, but not in the list of reviews?
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Clarification of lifetime beta sites like this

Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites Looks like we should be in the clear. We stay pretty active and we keep the board clean. Yay us!
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For weight loss questions, how valid is advice to mainly watch their diet?

I'm bumping this up again because I just answered another question that boiled down to "calculate your BMR and focus on reducing calorie intake instead of increasing exercise". Do we have a standard ...
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Are opinion based questions allowed?

For instance if I ask questions concerning how good is a training program compared to others etc... Is it allowed?
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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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“unclear what you're asking”, really?

squatting barefoot, bad reputation for gym! One of his questions in the last sentence, and clearly the intent of the overall post: Is it really bad to squat in barefoot? And the close votes were ...
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What's up with the voting pattern?

How to increase push ups As best I can tell, it looks like the answers here are being consistently downvoted with few upvotes. I know that we have a fairly quiet community here, but this seems oddly ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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linking to sports.stackexchange.com

Curious why this option isn't enabled when close voting. Currently I can only select "meta.fitness.stackexchange.com" for closing a question that belongs somewhere else, like this one. This is the ...
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What's the demographic that mainly uses this site?

I am beginning to become frustrated with this exchange, as it seems that I am never able to have a question answered. Based on other questions from other users, it seems as if the demographic is a ...
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Including fitness electronics and gadgets

Curious if others think these should be added in scope. There are weekly questions about it, and right now we'd be happy to include a Q&A on barbell collars, but not on wearable fitness gadgets. ...
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Links to Starting Strength

There are many questions on this site like the following. I want bigger (X). When should I do (thing that does not really make a difference because it is a minutia detail)? There are 2 ways ...
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Should we start directing people to the Health SE for general nutrition/health questions?

We've had a number of questions regarding general unrelated to exercise. I just recently learned that there's a Health SE in Area 51. Should we start direction people over there when we vote to close ...

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