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Can it be possible to ask certain carefully-scoped questions about UFOs here? (Wait! Please read before downvoting.)

The carefully worded and scoped question What aircraft equipment produced the three recordings of unidentified aerial phenomenon released by the US Pentagon in 2020? What does black signify? managed ...
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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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unable to submit question about modern fighter jets

I get a message that says: You are attempting to create the tag [jets]; however the tag [jet] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta" I have searched for an ...
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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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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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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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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts? A tale of two posts: Are German, Japanese, and Chinese companies not able to build aircraft jet engines on ...
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Can we ask 'What something does' (through a picture, or perhaps through a video link)?

I started writing a question on the main site but then realised that it may be considered off topic. As I hovered over the menu for the Aviation S.E group I noticed it said "...
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Question ban still in effect?

I have an indefinite question ban. I tried to clean up my questions to no avail. Can someone check to see what else I need to do?
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Appealling for question ban to be lifted

I've had a couple of bad questions but overall I have a positive reputation and offended no one that I know of? How can I earn the privilege to ask again? Can I have a time when it will be lifted?
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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

I asked this question back during election before I fully understood how the SE system works. I still do not have a full comprehension because each SE seems to have different limits. I understand ...
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Should I update posts that have been "unduplicated"?

Twice my questions have been voted duplicate and twice I've voted to reopen and been successful in that endeavor. No complaint there, all actions were legitimate IMHO. In both cases, I added ...
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How should I handle questions I've asked that may be unanswerable

I recently asked this question. One of the comments suggested something I had not thought about, that the situation is ongoing so there may not be anyone who can provide an answer. I'm also now ...
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How do i access draft questions?

I wrote a question the other day and it was very detailed and i couldn't post it because i had posted less than 40 min ago so i decided to exit and it asked if i wanted to save it as a draft and i ...
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Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

This question, How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?, was initially asked without much qualification, and received what I consider the best answer. It was a simple question without ...
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How can I search to see if the question I am about to ask has not yet been asked?

My greatest fear is to post a duplicate question here, how can I avoid that? Even this very question here at meta might have already been asked, how can I have this vision to see the questions that ...
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Are shopping-like questions allowed here?

This looks like a perfect example of shopping-like question, because it directly asks about book suggestion. I thought that all shopping-suggestion questions are strictly banned across nearly entire ...
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Why would people vote to close their own question?

I have noticed this a couple times now. Personally I would edit to get it reopened, delete it if I realize it was legitimately a bad question, or stand by my case that it was a good question to ...
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Would questions about paper-planes be on-topic?

If someone asks some questions on paper-planes and related items, would it be on-topic for this site?
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Question pitting one aircraft against another?

Should the questions which seek comparison of one aircraft with another, be posted on Aviation SE? If Yes, under which category? If no, why not?
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Are questions about guns attached to aircraft on topic?

This question asks what aircraft gun has the highest muzzle velocity. I'm not sure if it's on topic because it specifically mentions airplanes or if it's off topic because it's really, technically, ...
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What should I do when a question should be split?

This question in the second one in a week that I would have liked to split into two separate ones. IFE has very little to do with cabin lightening and it would perhaps see that the OP was just ...
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Posting My Question followed immediately by My Answer -- normal & encouraged?

Saw a question posted today, reasonable question, well stated. With immediately below it, a good answer. Nothing especially deep or beyond the range of a little Wikipedia or other research, but a ...
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Should hypothetical situations be addressed?

A new user asked this question, which is essentially how a bigger airplane can recover from a spin? Right now, it has already 4 close votes. If I recall correctly, there have been questions which ...
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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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How does the site / SE expose what kind of questions people may want to answer?

I don't know how this information would be aggregated, nor from where - so I think "no". When one starts a site like this, it is full of people with deep knowledge. They surely are leaping to share ...
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Are questions about personal experiences on topic?

I have asked a question on the main site which although upvoted is unanswered. I was thinking about ways I should update the question to make it perhaps more answerable, or with more detail. My ...
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