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List of Past “What is Wrong With This Photograph?” Articles — and Answers

I have received feedback that long lists of links to articles — such as the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles, along with their answers — are difficult to navigate when accessing them using portable electronic devices; so this article was created to which future articles of the series will refer. Hopefully, this will be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices.

Past articles with which you can participate and play along with the What is Wrong With This Photograph? game include…

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Thank You For 14 Years: The State of The Gate 2020

The Gate was unofficially launched 14 years ago today on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 8:33 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time with this article pertaining to liquids and gels — and what is allowed to be carried aboard an airplane and what is not allowed.

Where have the years gone?!?

I thought I would touch upon what changes have occurred within the past year at The Gate with this article — as well as about what I am thinking for the future.

Since the last State of The Gate article was posted one year ago, readership and views both reached an all-time record at The Gate…

…but…

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Close or Keep Open the Comments Section at The Gate?

A lot of media sites which used to allow readers to post their thoughts in response to articles have since shut down their comments sections; and that has had me thinking about whether the Comments section at The Gate should remain open or be closed.

One of the more notable Internet web sites which had recently closed its notorious comments section is Yahoo!, which has both the following message and a button on which to click to start a survey after every article…

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Writer’s Block and

Although not knowing about what topic to write does not happen to me very often, it does happen — despite the plethora of topics pertaining to travel which can be addressed — and this condition is known as writer’s block.

I am certainly not the only person who has experienced this phenomenon, as demonstrated by at least three other writers at BoardingArea.

“So, when I don’t write for a while, it might be because…

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Finalists For Renaming the Stupid Tip of the Day Series of Articles — Plus Links to All of Them

The purpose of the series of articles called Stupid Tip of the Day is to offer advice which is so well hidden in plain sight that it may seem too obvious to impart and that everyone probably knows about it, leading the person giving the advice to think that someone else might think it is actually stupid — and have second thoughts about giving it after all.

Among the many suggestions which poured in both privately and publicly — and I thank you for all of them — the finalists for the new name of the Stupid Tip of the Day series of articles include, in no particular order…

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Reminder: Attend the First Atlanta Blogger Meetup — March 2, 2020

This is a reminder that you can meet several bloggers who write about travel, miles, and points on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — and this will be the first of what may become an ongoing tradition of meetups in Atlanta.

I was contacted recently by…

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Confirmed: First Atlanta Blogger Meetup — March 2, 2020

Well, this is quickly snowballing into a nice event, as you now have an opportunity to meet several bloggers who write about travel, miles, and points on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — and this will be the first of what may become an ongoing tradition of meetups in Atlanta.

I was contacted recently by…

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