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Add [fa-18] as a synonym of [f-18]

I ran across a question about a F/A-18 Hornet that lacked the tag for the aircraft. The official tag is f-18, but the offical name is F/A 18 Hornet. If you try to tag it as "fa" anything, no ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Are there any active moderators on Aviation?

I recently posted a question on SE.Aviation, and it got many views and lots of answers. Great! However I noticed what seemed to be a lack of the moderation I'm used to seeing on other SEs. Every ...
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10th Anniversary of Aviation SE!

In December 2023 aviation.stackexchange.com turns 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we ...
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Policy on answers containing spam [duplicate]

The following answer originally contained a spam link: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/101444/42636 Unless there already is such a policy, I suggest that in the future answers containing spam ...
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deleting or editing an answered question

After being informed that my (answered) question contained inaccuracies and misconceptions, I chose to delete it- and was then auto-warned that it is considered bad policy to delete an answered ...
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Are questions about missiles and radars that shot planes down in history on-topic here?

There are some examples where a country has shot a passenger plane down and justify it by "the radar can't distinguish between war jets and passenger planes". Is it on-topic to ask about the ...
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How much is Aviation Stack Exchange involved in the moderation strike?

Are any ASE mods on strike? Are there any non-diamond users who used to actively check the review queues, use mod tools, VTC, etc., on strike other than myself?
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Rollback privileges

Is everyone regardless of reputation able to rollback edits? It seems we have an influx of users spamming with questionable content, to say the least, and it would seem they are able to rollback edits ...
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Please unlock question, as will be resolved

meta! I had my story wrong, which was bringing problems (extended discussions) in my question, "How often does a propeller vane break off?". I contacted the MAF directly, and a more accurate ...
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Disputes about question?

This question: How often does a propeller vane break off? has been disputed. To an average user, there seems to be no access whatsoever into the reasons pertaining to the dispute status. Why so? The ...
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Why was this question deleted, not just closed?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/99197/input-data-source-to-a-baisc-glass-flight-display-system I had just clicked the edit button to try to fix the grammar and spelling in this question, ...
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Please do not suggest withholding information from AME

One often reoccurring question category here is of format "I have medical condition, can I get a medical". For the love of god do not ever advice anyone to withhold any infromation from AME! ...
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How does one find this site?

The only time I have ever seen this "Aviation Meta" SE is when a question in "Aviation" has been migrated. What if I want to ask something in meta? I don't see it in the list of ...
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Why does this site allow misleading answers to remain, and stay at the top of the stack?

In searching for some relevant photos for a lecture I am writing, I came across a question "Does lift equal weight in a climb?". The first answer, with most upvotes, is not only very ...
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"The Hangar" chat room has been "frozen" for inactivity-- is this supposed to happen?

"The Hangar" chat room has been "frozen" for inactivity-- is this supposed to happen? https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/12036 Basically I'm just trying to bring this to the ...
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What happened to this question?

The question What is a whip stall? just had some activity I've never seen before. It is showing on the home page saying that Rick Bennett, an unregistered, 1-rep user with no questions or answers and ...
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Is a multitude of questions to explain a youtube video ok?

I watched a video on youtube which makes satire of various planes, airlines and stuff. It is quite fast, each point being a few seconds only. I've found what I've understood hilarious, but there are ...
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Is there an app for at least chat?

I use Stack Exchange almost exclusively from my (Android) phone, where chat is basically unusable. A conversation on one of my questions got moved to chat. Is there an app or any other way to ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What to do with chatbot based questions?

I am starting to see many questions based on chatbot output, not just on this SE site. No doubt chatbots will at some point become scarily accurate, but at the moment their output is usually well ...
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When are we getting the Dark Theme?

This is just a cosmetic issue; one workaround for this is to use the "invert colours" option available within most operating systems - though it has flaws of its own. But why doesn't ASE ...
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Under what conditions can an account be suspended? (EDIT: Case Closed)

This is a particular case, and I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for it; I didn't know where else to ask. Recently, a user had asked this question - "under what conditions do airplanes stall?&...
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Should we introduce individual airport tags?

A new tag eham (ICAO code for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol) was created today and added to 5 questions. Do we need such tags? Should similar tags be created for other airports (e.g. "Heathrow" ...
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Why did the "Community" bot decide that this answer should be deleted?

OK, folks, this isn't any attempt to suggest new policy guidance for ASE, it's just a simple question about something that I'm curious about. Why did the "Community" bot decide to delete ...
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Can’t upvote or downvote any answer or question

For some weeks now, if I try to upvote an answer I get a modal box saying “Request failed”. This happens all over Stack Exchange. The message box also says I should report this on meta, so now I do ...
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Please enable a migration path to Drones Stack Exchange

We have an increasing number of drone questions show up on Aviation, some of which might be suitable for migration to Drones Stack Exchange. We have previously discussed how we would like to handle ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Aviation has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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What is the site policy on drone questions?

What is the site policy on questions about Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)?
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How should we handle wrong but most-upvoted answers?

I run into in couple of answers which, albeit being the most upvoted and even the chosen ones, are unfortunately wrong. According to the rule of this website, those wrong answers have the right to ...
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Stepping down as moderator

Although I think we probably need 2 new mods just to replace Federico, the second spot being filled in the election is mine. Since I was elected moderator I have found myself with less and less time ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Aviation Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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What should we do about these newly created tags?

I just noticed on the Moderation Tools page that many new tags have been created recently (all by the same user): Many of these are IMHO unnecessary (like copyright or date) or just duplicates (like ...
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Farewell to ymb1 (?)

It seems ymb1 has left us, for whatever reason it may be. It certainly is sad to lose such a significant contributor, I hope all is well. Godspeed!
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Do we have a clear policy on drone questions?

The last time we discussed the new Drones.SE was about 2 years ago. Lately it seems there are more discussions in the community about certain questions being asked here. Some want them migrated there, ...
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Is this migration correct?

EDIT I have streamlined a bit my original question, now it should be clearer. The very helpful comments that convinced me in opening the present question are here. This question (which is not mine ...
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Why was my flag of a rude post declined?

I flagged this answer because it contains: The "chewing out" instructor is an idiot ... If this knucklehead is actually griping at students over this, ... The flag was declined. In my ...
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Did I overstep in my edit of another user's answer?

I came across this answer some time ago, and upvoted it because it seemed generally accurate and helpful. In recent days the tags on the question were edited and the question rose to the top of the ...
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Retiring from my moderator position

I won't sugar-coat this. I will be leaving my moderator position soon. I have contacted the administration and I will coordinate with them on how to proceed: I might remain as mod until new elections ...
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Should there be tag [aviation-in-fiction]?

In Chemistry SE, there is tag chemistry-in-fiction, arguably due to lots of questions on Breaking Bad. Given the recent question on the Top Gun dilogy, should there be tag aviation-in-fiction? For ...
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Should these images be hosted on imgur?

In this answer there is: As for how much of the fuselage is taken up by fuel tanks, you can look at cutaways of the [KC-135][3] and [KC-10][4] (unfortunately the captions for the KC-10 are in a ...
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Publishing comment sections of ASE on other site

I have come across a case where a comment section of a now deleted Aviation Stack Exchange answer is being published on a website not part of the Stack Exhchange community pool: USHBY - interviews, ...
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Should we move to 3 close votes?

My understanding is that there's been an update where a SE site can close questions on 3 votes as opposed to 5. The same applies to reopen votes, moving from 5 to 3 votes needed to reopen a closed ...
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Who has the right to delete comments?

In the question "The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?" there was a discussion about a demand for an MRI by the FAA. This question was asked by a new ...
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Has anyone come across posts in Aviation.SE where unpinning an answer was crucially helpful?

The decision was made to unpin accepted answers, per Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?. There was a good argument for why this was a worthwhile experiment, even if some of us had ...
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Why does this question say it was edited, but there's no sign that it was?

Looking at https://aviation.stackexchange.com, there's a question asked by me six years ago showing that it had an edit applied 2 days ago by user Hartley. When I saw this, I was curious to see what ...
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Should the question https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/91120/34686 be un-deleted?

Should the question "Do the NPRMs & Final Rules preceding 1993 "alphabet" airspace re-designation indicate that these phrases were meant to exclude Class E "extensions"?&...
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An appeal to *just* vote to close

Motivated by An appeal regarding "Do-my-homework-for-me" questions, even though I do not think this will be well-received, I'll say it anyway: I do not like homework questions as much as ...
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An appeal regarding "Do-my-homework-for-me" questions

Scenario: a student has a homework question which checks his ability in some basic conceptual task, like reading an instrument approach chart. He has no idea, and posts the question here, with the ...
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