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What do we consider as “passenger side questions”?

This is prompted by the comments seen on this question (and this). Basically: are questions asked in the early days of this SE (e.g. this one) a good indication of what we deem on topic? Or has the ...
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Duplicate questions that raise better answers?

Often I see duplicate questions that have great answers. Can the original question be edited to reflect all the duplicates titles in the body as a foot note? Can answers be migrated from the ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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there should be a function for following a thread [duplicate]

there should be a function for following a thread, just like on facebook. Right now you need to post an aswer to get notifications, and you cant be expected to always be able to contribute something ...
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Declined comment flag for obsolete comment

This answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/57925/874 gathered an excellent comment by @Mackk, which included a link to a video. I thought that the video would enhance the answer greatly, so ...
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tag adding fails

steps to reproduce the bug click "edit" on Can anyone identify this object? try adding 1 tag (as an edit suggestion) result error message: "edits must be at least 6 characters" (red rectangle ...
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Request to add a 3rd option to the “Off Topic” options when flagging a question as OT

I would like to propose that the "Off Topic" closure flag reasons be updated to include a 3rd option: "Aviation related, but inappropriate topic as defined in the off-topic section of the help ...
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How do you flag a question for closure when the reason for closing is not in the menu?

In this question, the user is asking about how/where to purchase a part. This is a specific violation of the network rules What topics can I ask about here? If [your question is] not about… ...
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Why was my question about cabin chimes on a specific plane closed as primarily opinion-based?

I recently asked Why are the cabin chimes one semitone lower on the Boeing 747-400 than on other aircraft? on the main site. It was later deemed to be primarily based on opinions, but it's not. I ...
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What's OT in this answer?

A question I asked about the yoke force necessary to counteract whatever may drive a B737 MAX 8 into the ground was put on hold as OT. During a mod interaction references to flight JT610 (which ...
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Would you avoid downvoting an answer with a factual error?

Would you avoid downvoting an answer with a factual error, especially one that is central to the answer? Is it considered "rude" or something? Sure one can leave a comment noting the problem with ...
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Replace entire answer— best via edit, or delete and add new?

If, based on encountering new information, or simply based on a re-thinking of the problem, or based on an actual change in circumstances (e.g. new regulations passed), I wish to completely replace an ...
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Aviation updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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How to ask about material to study aviation related topics?

Since reading Aviation SE I noticed that I have a huge interest in everything related to aerodynamics so I'd like to know the whole topic in more depth. This led me to nearly asking about what the ...
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How should we handle misleading comments?

I've noticed quite a few times that people comment, just to comment - whether that's to fill a quota towards a badge or whatnot, I don't know. However, oftentimes people can post comments that are ...
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Why do I only have 1 gold badge?

I have 2 questions with over 10k views (one with 10k and the other with over 40k) but have only received the gold popular question badge once.
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What should we do with “Are there any” questions with many answers?

The question about two airports connected by taxiways, to be exact. The question asks about whether there are examples which satisfy a criteria. Turns out there are many! I'm sure the OP thought it ...
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Please help me better understand how upvoting/ downvoting works

I downvoted an answer, then reconsidered and wanted to retract my downvote. The answer started at "0" votes before my downvote. After downvoting, I found that all I could to with the up/down arrows ...
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

Why did this 737 not take off on first attempt? has me wondering. In full, that question (by Cloud) is: This video shows a 737 'near miss' takeoff. I'm curious as to why the aircraft did not take ...
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Should Aviation start requiring artifacts for aircraft-identifcation questions?

On Arqade, there's a policy that game identification questions without some sort of media from the game are off-topic, and with the number of questions affected, getting that policy settled was a huge ...
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What should we do if a user wants to create a new tag and apply it to old questions?

This question is prompted by the creation of the inverted-flight and its addition to a few old questions. This has raised a few eyebrows, since the actions basically swamped the homepage for a while. ...
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Would this kind of a multiple-part question be appropriate?

This question may be subjective enough and complex enough that it is more appropriate as a real question to the meta, not to chat. Plus it's not about the simple mechanisms of the site. I want to ...
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What defines a “peer”, in context of review of an edit to someone else's answer?

What defines a "peer", in context of review of an edit to someone else's answer? On this site sometimes we see a message that an edit to someone else's answer will be subject to peer review. Is a ...
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How can a single downvote or upvote change the score of an answer by two not by one?

How can a single downvote or upvote change the score of an answer by two not by one? I just saw that happen.
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How do I link directly to one of several answers?

How do I link directly to one of several answers? If it is an answer that I am the author of If it is an answer that someone ELSE is the author of-- particularly if it's NOT an answer that I've ...
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Is there an easy way tell who is a moderator?

Is there an easy way tell who is a moderator? Is that what the diamond after the screen name means?
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Should the locked heavily edited long answer be split?

Related to: Can a locked thread be upvoted? Because the topic being answered is complex, I have suggested to the author to delete the long bonus section of their locked answer, and split it into ...
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Do edits made very close together in time always show up as separate edits in the edit history?

Do edits made very close together in time always show up as separate edits in the edit history? I guess I thought that when I was seeing an autofill suggestion in the "Edit Summary" box that was the ...
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Is there something I can do to help unlock my answer? And what happens if I don't?

A comment by ymb1 on an answer to my related question Can a locked thread be upvoted? suggested I ought to raise the issue of my locked answer Which parts of class E airspace can an ultralight (part ...
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My reputation has increased— do all the downvotes I made before I had 125 reputation now have an effect on displayed score of q's and a's?

My reputation has increased-- do all the downvotes I made before I had 125 reputation now have an effect on displayed score of q's and a's? If not, can I go back and recast those votes even if no ...
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Does each upvote (by a user with more than 125 reputation) really raise the score of an answer or question by one?

Does each upvote (by a user with more than 125 reputation) really raise the score of an answer or question by one? Or does one "unit" of displayed score really represent a much larger number of ...
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Can a locked thread be upvoted?

An answer of mine has been locked, clearly because someone felt I had edited it too frequently. Can the answer still be upvoted based on the merits of its content? If yes, ok, that's great. If no, ...
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Does “write an essay” pertain to aviation stack exchange?

I saw the phrase "write an essay" in the answer to a question on meta.stackexchange.com Does "write an essay" have any specific meaning other than just write a really long answer? Like, something ...
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Answering a question twice? [duplicate]

May person have two answers showing for the same question? If something happens (examples: a regulation change, a FAA interpretation) that invalidates an answer a person has provided, or if a person ...
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How to preserve Qs&As from Aviation StackExchange…?

Well, this is a sort of meta-question; not about aviation itself, but on the study of aviation. I use to read Aviation SA with my Mac, and –very often– I would like to 'cut and preserve', for later ...
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What is the process to delete a tag?

Specifically, the tag nois, which appears to have been created when the tag "noise" wasn't found due to the misspelling. Maybe it's because I'm working on an iPad, but I didn't see any tools to flag ...
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What should we do with this answer?

This in particular. It got flagged, as not an answer, it passed review and now is flagged again. What should we do?
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Can I have my deleted questions undeleted?

Can I have any questions that I deleted counting towards my question ban undeleted so I may work on them to get my asking privilege back?
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Will enough time pass where I'll get a fresh start here on Aviation SE?

I can't see when I got a question ban nor have any idea when I will be allowed to ask again. Can I get a date or direction? I can't revise my current questions without getting more down votes or ...
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What is this community consensus on comments cleaning?

Due to the volume of comments generated on the main site, StackOverflow, some comments can be "nuked" by a single user with a "no longer needed" flag. This is a built-in functionality available on all ...
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Bret's Last Day at Stack Exchange

I haven't been very active on this site lately, but since a lot of people in this community know me, and have always known they could come to me with questions, I wanted to let you all know that today ...
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Would a question about a system that I am not sure actually exists be on topic?

Wikipedia says: Denver International Airport uses many pneumatic tube systems, including a 25 cm diameter system for moving aircraft parts to remote concourses, a 10 cm system for United Airlines ...
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Why is there no record of deleted answers on ASE?

I noticed that an answer was deleted from a question that I commented on (Why would a flight from North America to Asia sometimes fly over the Atlantic?, the deleted answer had some reference to ...
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Tag synonym for CSeries

I created the new airbus-a220 tag, can we have the older existing cseries (x5) become a synonym of that?
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Why is the A220 cockpit seat question being considered a duplicate?

This question got voted as a duplicate of this other question. Both before and after closure it got edited to avoid being a duplicate. Despite the edits, people voted to keep it closed. I am ...
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How should long, off-topic discussions by an asker be deterred?

This question was asked on the Aviation SE yesterday. While the question does contain a kernel of validity that makes it on-topic here (specifically, IMO, whether aircraft can be powered by ...
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Would this question on Travel.se be appropriate to migrate to here?

I asked this question over on Travel.se asking why a plane could only be moved by its pilot, and received a comment saying it would probably be a better fit for this site. Would it be a better fit ...
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Would this approach be an acceptable compromise to have joke “answers”?

Despite previous meta posts, there seem not to be a consensus, but rather a split, on what to do with joke "answers". I am and have been very vocal in supporting the idea that jokes do not belong in ...
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Is reasking questions allowed under any conditions?

Suppose i added a question which i expected to get a lot of attention and plenty of answers, but the question ends up with very little views. Afterwards, i realise that's probably because i chose a ...
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Is asking about the number of female pilots on topic?

I am interested in how many female pilots there are, so I wondering if that will be well received on the main site or not.

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