The move of this thread is the impetus. In general fitness and exercise discussions have been IMHO (or even GQ) threads and not moved. This time an exercise question (about barbell squats) was moved to Game Room, I presume interpreting exercise as “sports.”
Does this move represent a new policy or just an individual interpretation of a single thread?
No problem or complaint either way, just clarification requested.
Individual interpretation. I suppose it could just as well have gone to IMHO, since it was asking about “proper form.” A question on exercise physiology, on the other hand, I would probably leave in GQ.
I am asking as someone who enjoys reading, learning from, and occasionally participating in threads about exercise, be they IMHOs or GQs. I do not however generally frequent the Game Room. If this was new policy then I’d adjust one way or the other, either looking into Game Room every so often, or, more likely just missing the threads. If it is just one individual’s interpretation, one somewhat at odds with the usual call made, then I have no worries.
I second this request. I think general exercise questions belong in GQ or IMHO. I think of the Game Room as a place to discuss games or competitive sports. Exercise topics seem more similar to general health topics than something relating to a sporting activity.
“For games and sports of all sorts, including video games, board games, party games, role-playing games, cards, and puzzles.”
I never visit that forum because I assume it’s all about board/word/online/video games as decsribed in the sub-forum header. These are all sedentary or intellectual pursuits.
Physical activity, exercise, participatory sports, health-related activities and such don’t seem to fit that mold.