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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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Repeat no-effort answers, Looks OK or Delete?

As an example, which does happen every now and again, this answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/72384/14897 It is a one-liner that was posted four hours after two back-to-back answers, and ...
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How much should be added to an answer by another user?

This answer has just been expanded a lot by a different user. It went from a single sentence to a 4 paragraph answer! More than 90% of the answer were not written by the author. Is it appropriate to ...
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A duplicate question with a unique answer by a closer

In this question: When do wings not matter? a closer Jaun had answered my question but yet he marked my question to another question which his answer would not make any sense. I have seen where a ...
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Why aren't people trying to answer my questions?

I mean for my past few questions, people have been correcting my mistakes but no one offers to help. I get it I made mistakes but people just criticise my questions rather help me solve a problem. I ...
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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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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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What should our policy be on plagiarism?

According to Meta.SE: What to do when plagiarism is discovered If your flag [for plagiarism] gets declined, flag again and/or raise the issue on Meta. The flag is still pending (now retracted; see ...
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How to self-answer questions that do not show research?

The comments, closure, and reopening of 'Who invented the ejection seat and what airplane used it first?' is the reason I'm posting this. Question lacks research, OP compares it to self-answered ...
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Policy on top secret answers?

There is much technology that is not public in aerospace. What is the policy about that information here as posts?
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Should answers be flagged if they use diagrams without a source?

In an answer to a recent question, the answerer referred to a diagram that I'm pretty sure was not something he/she created. I'll refrain from mentioning the specific answer to avoid any conflict, ...
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What's the policy on responding to other answers in an answer?

In this question Aeroalias provided an answer, but later edited some extra text as a response to an answer given by Peter Kämpf. I was wondering if this is the right thing to do? Basically, I think ...
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Single, Canonical answer or Multiple opinion and experience

I recently answered this meta question about falling number of accepted answer with my opinion that its not necessarily a bad thing that there is no single canonical answer to all questions on this ...
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Does it seem to anyone else like we're seeing less and less questions with accepted answers?

It feels like every time I'm on the main page these days I'm staring at a long list of questions where there hasn't been an answer accepted at all. I can remember, probably a year ago, it seemed the ...
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What's our policy towards multiple answers from the same user on the same question?

Prompted by these multiple answers ( 1 & 2 ) on the same question. We had a brief conversation in chat and we agreed that having a site-wide consensus would be appropriate. Is it appropriate for ...
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Deleting a wrong-but-informatively-so answer?

On a recent thread about condensation forming over the wing on landing, one of the (now deleted) answers was entirely believable, was grounded in an accurate observation of physics, but happened to be ...
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Use of Acronyms in questions & answers

Related: Using acronyms in tags Aviation is full of acronyms and abbreviations, some are quite common and therefore understood by most people(eg, ATC). Others are more specialised, and will probably ...
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What is the standard of evidence required in answers?

What is the standard of evidence that we should require in answers? Do we simply rely on the upvotes and downvotes to moderate what is true and untrue? What about myths that are widely believed that ...
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Older questions and fewer views

I noticed that at the time Aviation Beta started (second half of December 2013), many great questions were asked, but they got very little attention because this forum didn't have many users at that ...
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Should "call up the FSDO" be regarded as an answer?

I was taking a look at the following answer, which said: Call up your local FSDO (that's the acronym for the FAA's Flight Standards District Office) and ask them. Go to the source! Now this could ...
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