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Are “identify my bike” postings on topic here?

Every week or two there is an "identify my bike" post on bicycles.stackexchange.com, typically with no other information besides a picture and the wording from labels on the bike. Is this considered ...
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Should questions that used to be defined as “too localized” be off-topic?

After asking this question about the disappearance of the "too localized" label, it was suggested by freiheit that we discuss whether or not those type of questions should be on or off topic. The ...
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Adding shopping recommendations to the vote-to-close page?

There seems to be some consensus that shopping requests are often off-topic, particularly those that ask for recommendations for products rather than recommendations about what to look for in ...
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Why was this question not removed as off topic?

I was cruising through my flag summary today (because that's the kind of thing I do when I'm bored). I noticed that I had flagged this question about why bicycles are considered vehicles instead of ...
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Are questions about how to handle bike thieves on topic?

I came across this question about how to deal with a bike thief who was caught in the act. To sum up, the OP caught a girl in the act of stealing his bike, stopped her, and got his bike back. His ...
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I asked a snow-related question. Why was it closed and deleted?

I don't like biking in deep snow. I asked and self-answered a question: "Will it snow in my city? If so, when, and how much?". I am curious: Why was it closed and deleted?
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Can I ask which bicycle I can buy?

I am very new to cycling and I don't know which cycle best suits me. I live in India. My doubt is whether, I can ask which MTB cycle I can buy? I will state my budget. Please let me know soon, I am ...
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Are law questions OK?

The answer to Are country-specific questions OK? was basically "let's see if it works". Pushing a bit further, I have a question about a particular bicycle accessory that is authorized in some ...
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Are tricycles, recumbents and velomobiles on-topic?

Recumbents and velomobiles are banned from international bicycling championships, because they are too fast. Many are tricycles and therefore technically not bicycles. Is it on-topic to ask questions ...
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Time to update our FAQ?

The basic text in our FAQ describing what's on topic comes from the original Area 51 proposal for our site. In the first few months of our beta, we added a bit referring people to on-off-topic on meta ...
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Quality standards

Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster? Looks like a discussion to me. If I had asked this last year....Neil and Freiheit would have knocked this off. Oops! Your question couldn't be ...
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Regional questions revisited: Should we have them? How do we handle them?

Back in September of 2010, this site decided to allow regional questions: Another regional specific question - are these OK or not? However, Stack Exchange has changed somewhat since then, and I ...
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On or off topic: watching racing

Should questions about following racing such as these: Why can't Yellow Jersey change hands on last day of Tour De France? road racing: why no team breakaways? be on topic or off topic here? ...
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Bike building questions

With winter coming/already here for some of us, as stated in the winter post here on meta, some people will be at work building a new bike or modifying their ride. This question was closed quite ...
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Bicycle Jokes: on or off topic?

In particular, referring to this question: What's the best bicycle joke, story or tale? Are jokes on topic, or off topic? Do we want to allow some silliness, or keep this site for serious questions ...
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Are Country specific Questions too localized?

If I wanted to ask something along the lines of: Where should I order X online that will ship to Canada? Can you be charged with DUI on a bike in Canada? I think that these would be relevant ...
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Issues of advocacy

While the site is learning about itself and growing, it's becoming clear that there are obvious matters which will incite much debate. SO has grown up as a place for Q&A, explicitly steering away ...
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On or off topic: Medical advice

Have a look at this question: What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash? This question has had problems of its own, but the community should decide if we should give medical ...
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BMX on Bicycles?

I ride most forms of bikes, but mainly BMX. I understand there is little talk on this Biclyces around BMX. (Search gave me 2 Questions, one which an answer I gave). (I cant add the new tag BMX, as im ...
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Bicycle Safety: On and Off topic

Bicycle safety is certainly on-topic. For example: How to find a helmet that fits Safety vests and visibility strategies Lighting But what about potentially inflammatory topics such as: Should ...
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Bicycle Racing Topics?

Are racing / racing-training questions ok for this site?
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Another regional specific question - are these OK or not?

Ian has posted a question specific to renting bikes in the UK. Where (UK) can we rent an adult tricycle or recumbent tricycle I voted to close as its region specific (UK) which stack exchange sites ...
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Commuting question — why is this on-topic? Or is it?

How to clean up at work after a commute? This question has very little to do with riding itself, but it is a common question, and an important one to bike commuters. One could argue that this is a ...
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Avoiding 'Just Buy A New One' or 'Here's A Link' Answers

I've started to notice a growing trend with some answers which I'd like to expose and try to stem early on: It's very easy to answer a question with a link to an online product retailer, or with a ...
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Bike touring and camping

I assume questions about bicycle touring are on topic, as long as we keep to cycling and not camping or journaling. (geoffc put up a separate question up about routing.) Thoughts?
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Suggesting bike routes, allowed?

Did we get a consensus as to whether discussing bike routes in a region falls into this space or not? Having read some of the answers to date, it seems that two issues come up. Routes are somewhat ...