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Splitting fitness and nutrition

Many people ask here questions about nutrition that are not fully related to fitness but it's clear that nutrition is related topic. It seems there is no other possibility where nutrition questions ...
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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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What do you do about someone who is just being an @ss?

In the comments to my answer here: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/a/3018/879 The guy @Merritt is posting comments that are pretty asinine. (note: I added the emphasis) Oh and thanks for the ...
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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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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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How do I merge SE accounts?

Normally, when accessing a new SE site, my new account is merged with my old accounts when I first login, though for some reason this appears to have had issues when I created my Fitness.SE account. ...
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A proposal to allow non professionals to use this site

As some of you know the StackOverflow.com site is for programmers who what to be more professional. There are lot's of simple questions there, as well as answers. I belive this was a great idea to ...
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RunKeeper Healthy button for the Fitness blog?

Since we have a RunKeeper Healthy button on the Fitness Stack Exchange site, I thought to myself, "Why not have the button on the Fitness blog too?" I managed to put some time aside and wrote a small,...
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Site self-evaluation - how are you doing? [closed]

Here at Stack Exchange we are all about making the Internet better by giving great answers to awesome questions. We do our best to create self-sufficient, self-organizing communities of experts and ...
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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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Question has disappeared (been deleted)?

I have just noticed that the question "How do I find new long-distance running routes?" has been deleted. But I have absolutely no ideas why that should be the case. Can somebody please tell me. For ...
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Unconstructive Book Questions

There are a few questions regarding books (actual books, not answers that could stand on its own as a book) which are either closed as "not constructive" or still up for debate (and might possibly be ...
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Cleaning up the fitness tag

There are currently 65 questions tagged fitness. This tag is vague and general and can encompass a variety of meanings. Here is a high-level proposal to clean up the fitness tag: Go through each ...
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RunKeeper button mashed next to Twitter text

I just posted an answer, and the RunKeeper button shows up on the social sharing links, but the Twitter text is mismatched with the RunKeeper button.
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Parse numbers or add syntax for automated metric/imperial conversions

Could you either parse the text or add a syntax for converting numbers(kg/lb, liter/gallon, etc.) between metric and imperial? Possibly by showing the original input, but if I hover it with the mouse, ...
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Tried to add a marathon tag but kept getting replaced by half-marathon

Is there a way to sort this out? Half marathon and marathon training are quite different, imho, which is why I'm starting to tag things that way.
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We now have RunKeeper's Healthy Button on our site - use it!

I’m excited to announce that Fitness.SE is among RunKeeper‘s initial launch partners for the release of their new Healthy Button! Much like the buttons that allow you to share a post on Facebook, ...
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Next Fitness 101 Blog Topic - Intro to Nutrition

One of the next topics in the Fitness 101 blog series is doing a "nutrition 101" type post. Instead of enumerating things of "don't eat X (because it's bad), eat Y (because it's good)" which will just ...
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Tag merge suggestion: biking and cycling

It looks like cycling and biking are consistently used to mean the same thing (pedaling exercise). I think the tags should be merged (all instance of one changed and one made a synonym of the other).
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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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Fitness 101 - Seeking a writer for “finding the right exercise for you”

If you haven't been reading the blog, we are starting a Fitness 101 series to kick off 2012 and offer information and tips for people looking to fulfill their New Year's fitness resolutions. To get ...
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Health-Themed Food Tasting with Noom in NYC!

On Wednesday January 18th, from 7-9pm EST, Stack Exchange will be co-hosting a health and nutrition-themed food tasting with Noom Weight Loss. The event will take place at the Noom Headquarters in ...
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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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Make FAQ narrower and more exact

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. The FAQ of Fitness and Nutrition (F&N) says that ...
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Open “Are artificial sweeteners potential harmful?” -question?

Question here. It is about Fitness&Nutrition. We have already similar open threads, see the related. Now the issue is the slant. I propose its change to "historical" where questioner makes it ...
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Does the “running” tag need to be more granular?

There is one question about first aid kits for long distance running. The user added a request in the question for a long-distance-running tag. P.s. please, create label long-distance-running. ...
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How should fitness games be tagged?

I'm currently playing Zumba Fitness 2 on my Nintendo Wii and asked a question regarding an accessory that came with the game. What tags should games like these have? I've added the zumba, games, belt ...
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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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Site not saving my number of times visited/logged in

I have noticed over the past several weeks that my logins seem to not be registering. I have visited every day for almost a month trying to work on my consecutive day badge. And yes, my name is at ...
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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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Does Necromancer make sense if I answered a new question, then it was merged with an old question?

I answered a new question and also flagged it as a duplicate of an existing question. A moderator expertly merged it with the existing, somewhat old question. I subsequently received the Necromancer ...
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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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Is it appropriate to ask a question concerning problems with - scrotum - during running exercise?

What should I have in mind when asking this kind of quite a delicate question? Any suggestions? Is it appropriate at all?
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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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