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. The question is essentially asking for someone to provide a tutorial on how to do a calculation. How is this question not off topic on this site?

  • $\begingroup$ these users thought differently: aviation.stackexchange.com/review/close/49289 I cannot tell you why, though $\endgroup$
    – Federico
    Feb 24, 2020 at 5:25
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    $\begingroup$ there's another pending review aviation.stackexchange.com/review/close/49400 w/ 3x close $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Feb 24, 2020 at 6:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Federico because JZYL linked to an appropriate answer. A majority of qualified users reckoned that the question and answer are relevant to this Aviation site, since it is a question on methodology for computing lift and drag of a wing. $\endgroup$
    – Koyovis
    Feb 24, 2020 at 7:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Koyovis but the question linked by JZYL is better by a mile, imho. the one under discussion here: 1. does not provide the "non working" code nor formulas, so we can't check what has been done 2. asks for "help or recommendations" and that's too broad for an SE site. I would have voted to close as unclear/too broad/needs more detail, but I first looked at it when I saw this meta question $\endgroup$
    – Federico
    Feb 24, 2020 at 7:41

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Someone flagged/voted a second time, and it's now been closed.

Frankly, "gimme code" is even closable for the programming sites on SE, let alone here, which doesn't provide code help.

An instance in the past is not indicative of what is on-topic, there's a lock reason for this particular issue. And not every question goes.

SE is focused, for a good reason, and the questions need to be on-topic and focused.


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