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dealing with sneaky spam advertisements

So if you look at this user's current two answers, you'll see links posted back to the site in her profile (which I can safely assume is a for-profit motivation). I find it a little lame because a ...
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Why am I in danger of being blocked!? I have only ever asked 1 question and it has even recieved 1 upvote

Here's my history: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/users/3266/laggingreflex I haven't deleted any questions either. The deleted questions page is not visible to others so here's a screenshot http://...
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Disambiguate `weightlifting` tag

Weightlifting is generally taken to mean Olympic weightlifting, whereas weight lifting means lifting weights generally. Should we split this tag up? It seems to create confusion and misuse of the term ...
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The Health proposal is in commitment phase

Since health and nutrition are closely related to physical fitness, some might be interested in the Health proposal, which is now in commitment phase.
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Medical advice and injuries related to exercise

I don't understand why https://fitness.stackexchange.com/q/19252/3806 was closed as off-topic. The question deals with an exercise-related injury, which is on topic according to https://fitness.meta....
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 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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Why are nutrition questions off limits? [duplicate]

This site seeks to promote physical fitness. Obviously aerobic exercises and lifting weights can help someone achieve fitness, but so can improved nutrition. Why are we preventing questions centered ...
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Can I ask about internships?

I want to ask this question in this site. I didn't know where else to ask this. "I have decided to switch my career. I want to enter into the fitness world. I see myself as a fitness instructor. Can ...
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How do you mark a duplicate that isn't “quite” a duplicate?

Specifically, these two recent questions: Chubbyness from the face and body Slimming legs with exercise and diet Both are asking how to spot reduce a body area, which is essentially a duplicate of "...
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How do I delete my account from this stack exchange site?

I want to continue to use my account on other stack exchange sites, but want to delete it from this one. How can I do that?
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How does this site handle drug use

There was a question asked, where a user mentioned he was taking 'magic pills' that he got from a trainer. Obviously, these could be anabolics that he/she is unaware of - is it okay to point that out? ...
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On Topic: Questions about effectiveness of equipment

I am looking for information on equipment specifically what works and what doesn't eg. does TRX work. I can read reviews but in general I find that SE gives better answers. I know how to ask in that I ...
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Are questions about FitBit etc. considered off-topic? [duplicate]

I'm a frequent user of fitness.se for ~3 months now and in that time I've come across many questions about specific fitness gadgets, that I feel just don't belong. I'm not even talking about 'do you ...
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How do we react to people commonly advertising a specific brand?

I'm not talking about those "use the HCG diet, it will change your life!" people that bluntly advertise their product all over the site whenever some says "calories". The case I'm referring to is a ...
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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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Is a question about increasing my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation on topic?

I'm considering asking the following question: How can I increase my pain tolerance for electronic muscle stimulation? I'm participating in a research study about strength training. As part of the ...
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Definition for what is on/off topic

I am fairly new to this site, but have been answering questions for the past 2 weeks. I would like to know where i can find out what is on/off topic? As a fitness Professional you get asked all ...
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Asking for good books on Physical Fitness?

I'm looking for good books about medical aspects in Physical Fitness and on how the body reacts on products like BCAA, creatine and so on. Can I ask this kind of questions on Physical Fitness without ...
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How to attract more well known experts as new users?

Comparing this site to other sx sites I noticed that there are very few internationally known coaches, athlets, exercise scientists or sports physicians which contribute to this site. For example in ...
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Is this a health improvent towards usable equipments or just a recommendation thing?

I have been sedentary for years now and here is how my life goes basically: wake up elevator car drive to work elevator desk small breaks after 2 to 3 hours of working in front of a PC get up do some ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 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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What makes this still a “beta”?

I am fairly new here to Physical Fitness stack exchange. I was just wondering what makes this a beta site compared to the other stack exchange sites?
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Policy on diet questions

There are a lot of questions in the review queue that are marked with the nutrition off topic reason. Questions on nutrition are off-topic unless they relate directly to exercise. Some of those ...
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Do you like hats?

UPDATE: Since there is a net positive upvote and no opposition, I will notify the Stack Exchange staff that we will opt in for the Winter Bash. It's that time of year again. It's time for the Winter ...
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Is this question I want to ask, off topic?

I can't seem anywhere else (currently active or even from a quick glance, in Area51?) more closely related than here to ask this question. I actually intend to answer it myself, as an info resource ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 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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What must be included if you want to get individualized help?

As our site ages, questions are necessarily going to focus on very individual suggestions, as the broad general questions will tend to be duplicates. What should be included in an individualized ...
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Writing a tag wiki for sports

I just tried to write up a tag wiki for sports I can't wrap my head around the term, it is sooo endlessly broad. I have no idea if it is even a good tag… Every physical activity is a sport, and even ...
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Relationship Anytime Health Q&A - Physical Fitness?

While doing some research for a client meeting, I came across http://www.anytimehealth.com/questions Looks like SE has licensed its Q&A model to Anytime Fitness What is the relationship between ...
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Burninate beginnner tag

beginnner no seriously, three n's. I removed it from the questions using it, as beginner (even when written correctly) is a meta-tag. As it is still in the system and usable by other questions in ...
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Why Edits must be at least 6 characters?

I noticed a small typo: "diggest" instead of "digest" in this answer: This is exactly one character. No more changes are needed. Why is this simple fix unsupported? Why can't we just fix one small ...
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How borderline do we want to allow in questions?

Specifically, I'm referring to questions like these: Carbs for weight gain High heart rates Both are considered by a couple of good contributors to be on topic, while I (and a few others that voted)...
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Avatar not picked up

I'm a long time user of other StackExchange sites and recently signed up with fitness. For a change I succeed in using the right way to sign up to get my accounts linked and all the information (bio ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 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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Should gender be specified in question or answer?

One of the main issues with this stack environment in my opinion is the gender bias. I have only been active for about a month but I see that answers are often biased towards men. Often there is a ...
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How to unlock a locked (not 'closed' but 'locked') question?

My question here has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat. Does it mean that it will not be able to receive any answer? ...
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Synonyms Water, Hydration and Dehydration

The questions under those tags basically are all the same in my eyes. water hydration dehydration I think we should at least merge the last two, but honestly I think we can include water, too, as ...
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How do we treat very individual routine questions?

This is a question, that sort of bugs me, and I have voted to close, but would be interested in other opinions. Increasing Weight : Plateau stage In essense this is a shopping question - "my routine ...
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Can't do the chat on fitness stackexchange

When I attempt to chat on I get turned into a different user and it says I don't have enough rep (20 rep is required, on fitness I have 136) to chat. Does anyone know why this would happen. P.S. ...
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Reduction in reputation

Magically some 10 reputation points disappeared from my account. I don't know how. Is there any known explanation? Or something has gone wrong with my eyes.
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Where did the vote for close as spam option go?

I was sure we had "flag as spam" and vote to close as spam options, but they seem to have gone. I'm only as concerned, as I see a few obvious supplement blogspam posters come and go, and I feel a ...
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Tag sitting and questions about sitting

I raised tag sitting: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/tags/sitting/info Use tag sitting for questions about ergonomics, ergonomic chairs, sitting positions and questions about potential damage ...
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Tag Wiki Plagiarism

There were a lot of tags in the last few days that plagiarized content from Wikipedia without correct attribution. rock-climbing WP: Rock_Climbing tendons WP: Tendons ironman WP: ...
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Off topic question - reason?

This particular question was marked as off topic on Physical Fitness -https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/12899/increasing-heartrate I read the Helpcenter link for Physical Fitness at https://...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 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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Promoting site on MOOC

Currently, it seems like there are too few questions asked on the site So it seems like the site should be promoted (unless all that can be asked has been answered). Given the rising popularity of ...
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Call for blog post volunteer: Why BMI is unreliable

I noticed a comment today by BackInShapeBuddy that body mass index (BMI) is not a reliable measurement of someone's physical fitness level. I've been seeing comments like that here and there that all ...
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Shall we create a skiing tag in our site?

Here is a question about skiing? How would it be to create a new tag on Skiing?
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Is our sites title justified?

Wikipedia on Physical Fitness: Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being), and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ...
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How to treat Links in Spam?

We had some nice Spammers around, that gave pretty decent answers, but always included a spam link at the end. After some posts, I started invalidating the links, either by removing them or by ...

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