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Apr
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awarded  Constituent
Mar
24
comment How do emergency cash services work?
You can get an emergency card while travelling but that is a separate/additional/different service - also, while you could get family/friends to wire you money through WU if that's an option, this is a good fallback for those who don't have or can't get in contact with family/friends who can help.
Mar
24
awarded  Revival
Mar
24
answered How do emergency cash services work?
Mar
23
comment Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date?
@joe Hmm. meta.stackexchange.com/a/10844/260340 suggests that it's based on answers, not questions. "This includes not only word-for-word duplicates, but also the same idea expressed in different words."
Mar
23
comment Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date?
@joe The question might not be a duplicate but the question is answered in the proposed dupe, right? " ... if the start date they give is wrong for you then you can return your passport and request another start date.
Mar
23
answered Bringing a lightsaber / staff through Singapore airport from Germany
Mar
23
comment
Finally, @mts, and in general, as a postscript: You'll see me ramping up my participation on TSE - there's no question about it. But I feel it would be disingenuous to try to do so merely to earn the badges considered in the candidate score, and in fact if I did, I believe it would be a good sign that I wouldn't be fit to hold the position. So, again- regardless of the outcome, hope I'll see all of you around sometime :)
Mar
23
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@mts ... As for the ties and contributions, you'll see that my primary contributions are those made in relation to travel-related finance/banking questions or travel questions relating to Sydney and Australia, being the areas that I have the strongest and . Could I have done more since I joined? Almost certainly. As I've previously mentioned, it is completely understandable that it would be a dealbreaker for some users, and I accept that as an evaluation of my contributions, as well as others' - even if it's not something that disqualifies me itself, stronger candidates may present themselves.
Mar
23
awarded  Commentator
Mar
23
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@mts ... I know that I'm a relative newcomer to the site, but there are things that I can offer, as I've had real experience using the actual moderator tools on Law. I have insight into when and how this should apply in general, and seen how it is applied on TSE. Could I find a duplicate for most UK visa questions? I would say most likely I could, but if what you mean is "do I have in the back of my head a list of UK visa questions that are often the target of duplicate closures?" then no, I don't. ...
Mar
23
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@mts Thanks for that - these are important considerations, and I didn't throw my hat in without considering them, though I did run out of room in my nomination. For a little more backstory: before I joined Travel SE I'd read it. A lot. Of course, this isn't something that I can show because, well, I hadn't created an account there, and in fact prior to that I wasn't very active on SE sites in general - this was only the third network account I'd created, and I'd been lurking around for a long time before that, and unfortunately, I've been lurking a reasonable amount since then. ...
Mar
22
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@David, I of course understand that for many people, lack of activity on this site will be a dealbreaker, and of course that's entirely their prerogative to vote for someone who is here more often. However, I feel that I set myself apart from other candidates in that, in addition to being a moderator on Law, I spend quite some time on Meta Stack Exchange, even if my contributions are sparse - I generally try to consume as much content as possible, and intervene where I feel I have something of value to contribute. It's not always the case that high rep users make the best mods.
Mar
22
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Thanks, I was hoping someone would ask because I literally could not fit any more into my nomination. I believe that moderators should at least be frequent readers of, if not participants on, their sites because the site effectively belongs to its users, and moderators merely steward it for those users. For example, on Law, I have voted on approximately 1/3 of the posts. Also, I like travel, so I'll be more active around here anyway, but being a moderator would (for lack of a better word) oblige me to do so.
Mar
22
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22
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Oct
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awarded  Enlightened
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered Donating unwanted foreign coins in Sydney