Questions tagged [close-reasons]
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Question closing is too arbitrary
I have now experienced it too often to stay silent. People vote to close a question they don't know the answer to. The question itself is clear and easy to answer, but some people prefer to put others ...
What should we do with the Air Force One question?
So, I think we all know the Air Force One landing or takeoff question and many of us are having fun on it. I think this issue will come up sooner or later, so let me start: Should we close this ...
Frequent questions following air incidents
It seems that every time there is a major airplane related incident, there is a minor flood of questions related to that particular incident. Sometimes the posters try to couch it in general terms; ...
Why is this military related question considered to be off-topic?
This question—What is the aircraft loss-rate from Nimitz-class aircraft carriers?—is one vote away from being closed at the moment, and is most likely already closed by the time you read this. Apart ...
Opinion based? No, just quite difficult
This question has been tagged "opinion based": Would it be much safer to have to have an airplane inspected twice a year? I believe it is not opinion based and it could even lead to very interesting ...
Should we have a dedicated close reason for events under investigation?
Inspired by the OP's reaction to the closure of this question: Off topic? And this one is? aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/47989/ Where is the consistency here? I can see where the confusion ...
Should we close questions for not doing research?
I recently saw What is the record length of time for single-occupant flight? on main and went to close it as "no research" before I realized that isn't an actual close reason. On Stack Exchange, ...
Why is resource location off-topic?
I write "Where can I find" in the question bar, and a lot of questions come up. Nearly all of them should be offtopic. Yet nearly all of them appear to have good value to aviation. I can ...
Why was this regulations question without a jurisdiction reopened?
This is about Can I fly a friend for money when holding a commercial pilot certificate? We have many questions on the topic, but OP did not say which country. A comment was left asking 'for which ...
What should we do about question that is readily answered on internet?
Recently I found question regarding ILS CatIII and after burner system. Should I close these question? What reason should I use? My concern is should we encourage people to ask question that has ...
Does this site have a tendency to abuse the "unclear" close reason?
Just looking a two most recent examples, both questions in their original formulation were unarguably poorly written, but I can hardly see how they were unclear. Also other questions got voted to be ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?
I was just trying to close Why did Boeing use customer codes? as a duplicate of What use was there for Boeing to include customer numbers in their aircraft model names, and why did they end this ...
Why was this question on control systems for quadcopters closed?
I do not understand why the following question was closed. Please note that I am not its author. If the Quadcopter is a MIMO Nonlinear System, How Can it be Controlled using PID? Allegedly, this ...
Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"?
Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"? We have a reason to close that says "needs clarification", but that's ...
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 ...
Are we supposed to be closing questions just because they seem to be ‘dumb questions’?
Lately, it seems like there have been many questions tagged for closure that are guilty of little more than ignorance of the subject matter? Despite the fact that they may seem ignorant to those of us ...
Is the "what if I run at full throttle all the time" question low quality?
What happens if the engines were kept on full throttle all flight long? (except for the approach and landing) This question received a negative score and was flagged as low quality. But while I ...
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 ...
Why was the question asking "How to locate ATC recordings of a specific flight" closed?
My first question in this SE site was closed not too long ago, with the reason: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. This question does not appear to be about ...
Is unnecessary context a valid reason to close a question
If a question contains context that is factually correct, but not absolutely necessary for the question. Is this a valid reason to close a question? Please do not answer different questions and limit ...
Kegworth air disaster - Example of 'How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis?'
I accept the rarity of such events, but still, does this event counter or negate the negative feedback aimed at How can passengers help in the cockpit in an aviational emergency? I'd also be ...
Why the down vote on my last 3 question?
I have noticed on my last few questions that they got a down vote and close vote. Are they that bad and how can I make them better? Are they by the same person? What is the highest a helicopter can ...
Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself?
Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself? I don't see that any of the existing reasons to close ...
My question was closed and deleted because of its humoristic phrasing
I've asked this question: What can I do with my pimped 767-300ER, which I'm no longer using regarding a public dilemma in Israel today (Note: linked article is in Hebrew) in Israel today: What to do ...