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Ideas for a fitness tagline?

SamTheBrand╬Ę (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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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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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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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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Are ergonomics on topic for fitness?

I've been searching for a new chair to sit in at home, and I'm wondering if Fitness is the best place to ask ergonomic-related questions. I've search other Stack Exchange sites, and there doesn't seem ...
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What should Main (F&N) FAQ say about health/medicine questions & answers?

The FAQ is not specific about the extent to which medical-advice questions are appropriate at Fitness & Nutrition. The FAQ does prohibit vague or unanswerable questions, overly local (personal) ...
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I want to ask something about best shaving solution, Can i ask here?

I want to ask something about best shaving solution for men, Can i ask here? It's not related to fitness and Nutrition. if fitness.stackexchange.com is not a right place for this then is there any ...
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Is this nutrition (not fitness) question on-topic here?

I'm deciding whether to migrate this question from Seasoned Advice or just close it as off-topic: What is responsible for the recent (last 5-10 years) increase in attention to gluten-free foods? It'...
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Opt-in to display post images?

Browsing over this thread here: How to lose manboobs? Massive page-wide image of a topless fat guy. Nothing "wrong" with that, but given the fact about 10 other people can see my screen at any time, ...
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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 should we do with very specific questions?

Recently there was a supplement question about the differences between two versions of the same product. While I don't have any problems with questions about supplements (I just bought Soya Proteins ...
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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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Regarding diet, is this site providing information, or spreading disinformation?

Diet is a subject that everyone is interested in, but no one really knows about. I keep seeing questions like "will X cause me to gain or lose weight" and answers like "no, it's calories in calories ...
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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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appropriateness of a certain question

I would like to know whether a question about the nutritional value and effects of digesting semen, is suitable for this site.
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Subjectivity & Scope: Where is the line on this site?

A large slice of the questions on here are subjective. Given the nature of the subject I don't think that can be avoided and I don't have a problem with it. I guess I'm just having a harder time ...
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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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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 an answer to a website recommendation request contain screenshots and a complete review?

In this question, Ivo Flipse threatened to convert all answers to questions, unless the answer follows the standard he set in another question. Is this an accepted policy? If the question only ask for ...
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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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Proposal for New Site Name

A previous discussion was on the "Nutrition" portion of this site and how questions may not necessarily be about sports nutrition, not that specificity is necessary to me. There are some questions ...
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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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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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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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How much detail should I provide in my question?

I'm used to asking questions on technical sites like stackoverflow. On those forums, it's appreciated if you create the smallest possible example required to recreate your issue. But how does it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 questions regarding the assessment of nutritional products considered on-topic?

I'm seeing quite a bit questions that are asking: Is nutritional product X bad for me? Just how bad is soda for you? So what's the deal with aspartame? Effect of eating McDonalds and other fast food ...
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Let's give some examples of Great Questions or 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 high quality as '...
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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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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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How does reviewing work?

I'm unclear how to "review" a new user post (at https://fitness.stackexchange.com/review). The instructions say Please review these posts and vote, comment, or flag them appropriately. How can I ...
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Should the recovery and muscle-recovery tags be marked as synonyms?

I guess muscle recovery would be a subset of recovery, or is there not a substantive difference?
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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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Recover from injuries/illness posts are these considered fitness & nutrition?

Recovering from injuries or illness seems more like a medical condition than actual fitness & nutrition. Should these be filtered out? Just seems like post like these require medical attention ...
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Who reviews edits during closed beta?

I'm wondering who is doing the edit approvals during the closed beta? Robert and Rebecca?
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Should exercise tag really be a synonym of exercises

I tried to tag my question with exercises, however this tag was replaced by the exercise tag. I'm not sure if it's the same in other countries, but in Australia, exercise refers to any general ...
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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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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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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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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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