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Should this question about cockpit painting colors be reopened as not a duplicate?

So, I saw that this question was closed as a duplicate of this question, but I don't think it should be. The second question is "why are the cockpits of Soviet aircraft painted blue-green", ...
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Do we need a [homework] tag?

This question is currently tagged with homework. I had previously removed this tag from some other questions, but since it keeps reappearing, it is probably best do discuss it here on Meta. The topic ...
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Should the question “On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL” be re-opened?

Should the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" be re-opened?
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Should we allow questions which are likely answerable by the experts here, but are not directly related to Aviation?

Our help centre (and more specifically our on-topic page) states (emphasis mine): Aviation Stack Exchange is a site for pilots, engineers, controllers, mechanics, and aviation enthusiasts. If you ...
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Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?

I was just trying to close Why did Boeing use customer codes? as a duplicate of What use was there for Boeing to include customer numbers in their aircraft model names, and why did they end this ...
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Could we arrange things so that simply editing the tags doesn't bump a question up to the top of the “active” list?

Could we arrange things so that simply editing the tags doesn't bump a question up to the top of the "active" list? Or is that baked into the architecture of Stack Exchange? (I thought I ...
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Why doesn't “be nice” apply to everyone?

There's been a huge kerfuffle about "be nice" and a "Code of Conduct" and certain groups feeling "oppressed" or "insulted" or "marginalized" or ...
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Condescending comments and answers

This question in particular Can you request a new squawk code if you don’t like the one being assigned? It seems that the person's superstition and belief is being questioned and answer more than the ...
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Just want to say how happy I am with the Aviation SE site

This is not a question. So feel free to delete it. That being said... I created the proposal for this site back in high school (8 years ago) when I was working on my PPL. I was very involved in ...
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How do I flag as “low quality”?

In answer to this question about Low Quality flags, I was told that these flags are user generated, not system generated. I took a look at the list of flags available (to me, at least), and I don't ...
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Why is resource location off-topic?

I write "Where can I find" in the question bar, and a lot of questions come up. Nearly all of them should be offtopic. Yet nearly all of them appear to have good value to aviation. I can ...
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Why did a nearly 2 year old answer suddenly get flagged as “Low Quality”?

This answer from Oct '18 (nearly 2 years ago as of today, Sept 18, 2020) just showed up in the review queue as "Potentially low quality because of its length and content." For 2 years, it's ...
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How do you ask a specific user a question about a previous question asked?

A user on here asked a question and in it they provided some insight as to what they were creating. It sounded very similar to what I am trying to figure out. How do I ask them about this in aviation ...
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What should the [foreign] tag be used for?

I just removed the foreign tag from this question because it seems unrelated to the question. But I was wondering what the tag should be used for since it does not have any usage guidance. Right now ...
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What to do when a question is deleted by the author before I can post my answer?

I had just prepared some nice images (see below) to answer this question. But before I could post an answer, the author of the question deleted it. For reference, this was the question: Is it true ...
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Are we supposed to be closing questions just because they seem to be ‘dumb questions’?

Lately, it seems like there have been many questions tagged for closure that are guilty of little more than ignorance of the subject matter? Despite the fact that they may seem ignorant to those of us ...
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Why are question with bounty not closable?

A question (Is post-COVID flying more dangerous?) that seems to be answerable only with subjective answer has an open bounty (on friday the 7th of august 2020). I would like to add it to the "...
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should tag [mechanicalengeneering] be renamed?

All tags involving 2 words are spelled with an dash between both words (e.g. aviation-history). The tag mechanicalengineering does not follow this convention. Should we rename it? if so, how? (I fail ...
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What is the [delta] tag for?

While browsing unpopular tags, I found that the tag delta has no description nor question using it. Some tags without questions are just synonyms, but this one seems to be unused. Thus, I was ...
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How can I improve this question and make it on-topic?

How can To what extent do the 737 MAX problems affect Boeing's other airliners? be improved please so as to be on topic?
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Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

As has beed discussed in Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts, editing off-topic posts to improve them is counterproductive. Recently I've been reviewing this edit: https://...
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Are procedures dealing with customs (as a pilot) off-topic?

I was thinking of asking a question regarding customs procedures as it relates to a private flight operation and what they would need to go through in order to legally enter a country in a one-off ...
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Should we have a separate tag (“RNP”) for Required Navigation Performance questions?

There is a lot of room for disambiguation when it comes to ICAO RNAV and RNP standards. This seems to me like RNP should be its own tag separate from RNAV and GNSS tags. Here are some exemplary ...
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Do we consider questions on the motivation for flights on-topic?

Why is a Cessna C560 circling Washington DC during the protests? Sure, the question has an answer, but it is still partial speculation being probably involved in law enforcement. Personally, after ...
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Why was this spam flag disputed and the post allowed to remain?

I recently flagged this answer as spam. While this answer is a little longer and more useful than many spam posts, I still flagged it as spam because it contains an undisclosed affiliation with the ...
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Do we need to review our guidance for “What kinds of questions should I avoid asking?”

The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads: What types of questions should I avoid asking?. The text that follows includes the sentence: ...
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Duplicates: Should we close the new question if it's better than the old one?

This has been on my mind for a while: if a new question is similar to an old one in meaning, but asked with far more detail and focus, should it count as a duplicate or not? If not, should the old ...
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How should we handle the new drones.SE site?

The Drones and Model Aircraft Area 51 proposal has now become a beta site: drones.SE. What does this mean for us, and how should we handle questions from now on? We've already recognized that there's ...
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself?

Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself? I don't see that any of the existing reasons to close ...
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Is a question about what kind of object left behind (probably) vapour trails be on topic?

I'm not a regular visitor of the aviation exchange, and know very little about the topic so wanted to make sure my question would be on topic. Today a relative showed me a picture that contains what ...
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which is “There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question”?

Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"? We have a reason to close that says "needs clarification", but that's ...
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Can I discuss drones and UAVs in aviation stack exchange?

I see a lot of questions regarding real aircraft, but I have a question about my drone. Is it appropriate to ask questions about drones and UAVs on the website?
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Is the question “An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?” really a duplicate of the noted question?

Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of "What produces thrust along the line of flight in a glider? "?
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Can we ask questions about identifying a video corresponding to airline industry?

Can we post a links to videos here and ask to identify a particular event, for example an air crash disaster? I run into a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane being part of Queen's Innuendo ...
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Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether an answer is a duplicate?

Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether a question is a duplicate? Also, in a case where there is some legitimate case for the argument, would this likely be ...
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What is “burnination”?

What is "burnination"? I have never heard this word before. Related-- The [procedure] tag is very vague
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What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate?

What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate, and invite votes to re-open? Specifically, where should such an argument be posted? As ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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The [procedure] tag is very vague

The procedure tag is very vague. It's been used 127 times, from taxiing to ATC to weather decisions to starting a propeller to approach procedures... the list is long. No clear "topic" or clear usage ...
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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

The question title really says it all, but the comments on this answer should provide more clarity. Please note that there were a bunch of comments on this question, too, which only served to ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Should we say “unmanned” or “uncrewed”?

There are a few different words that are used to describe aircraft that are designed to fly without a human being on board, including "unmanned," "uncrewed" and "unpiloted." All three words are ...
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Why was my flag for the “Three endorsements before solo” question declined?

I am here again for the second time in a week to ask about what types of questions are on-topic here. My recent flag for this question with a current net score of -3 was declined recently. The ...
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Can “wall of text comments” be flagged?

What is the moderators' stance on wall-o-text consecutive comments from a single-user (single as in per thread, not a particular individual)? There's a reason why the comments are character limited. ...
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Why was my closure flag declined for this question?

I flagged this question as off topic several days ago. I did, and still do, think that it is not a good fit for this site. As of today, five days after being posted, it has yet to receive an answer. ...
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Should we enforce comments when downvoting?

In the Last few weeks, I saw some posts (questions and answers) downvoted without any comment, especially for posts coming from new comers. I agree some posts don't reach the quality standard we want ...
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Should we answer questions about the 'best' way to fly to a specific airport?

This question asks for "advice on the best way" to fly into Palo Alto from the south. Should we answer questions like this? On one hand, the question is clear and the scenario is fairly specific. It ...
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Tag excerpts are not [cute] definitions

Preface: I'm not calling anyone out, just providing examples. It seems to me the first edit notice was not read, hence this post, which hopefully will also help others. Tag excerpts are not meant to ...
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Rename request for FAR tags

The following are the current FAR tags (total of 112 questions): far-91, far-61, far-135, far-121, far-25, and far-141. FAR stands for Federal Aviation Regulations, although it is no longer ...
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Reputation points from accepted tagwiki edits not attributed

Yesterday (local time), I made three tagwiki edits which were ultimately accepted:1 Suggested edit #48672 to airbus-a320. Suggested edit #48673 to airbus-a330. Suggested edit #48677 to airbus-beluga. ...

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