Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-2
votes
0answers
21 views

Aeroplane Tail wing top support fixed having logo design [closed]

What are the advantages provided by having a Tail wing support fixed (One having a logo of the airline carrier) wing on the aircraft top?. What is the aviation technical term for the same?. Is it Wing,...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Why are the comments being misused by established users?

Yes I'm putting myself in the firing line. And the purpose of this is not to call any one out. I came across this: It really boggles the mind. The Hangar is collecting figurative dust, and is being ...
4
votes
3answers
238 views

Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow is not pinning the accepted answer to the top any longer. What would we like for our site? Keep things as they are, as the right answer is not changing in aviation as it does for code. ...
5
votes
0answers
139 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

What tag to create for environmental control systems?

Some variations that came to mind (not limited to those): ecs environmental-control-system / -systems more professional but encompasses the existing acs-pressurization* x6 climate-control cabin-...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Are Microsoft Flight Simulator questions acceptable on this site?

I ran into some issues with the taxiing training mission of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - I don't know if it's game-related, hardware-related or just a property of a well-simulated plane. Are such ...
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

Why can a bounty created to "reward an existing answer" not be awarded immediately?

At least twice now, I've created a bounty on a question for the specific purpose of rewarding an answer that is really excellent. The system then lets the bounty sit out there, not awarded, for a ...
7
votes
3answers
167 views

Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

Q link: Why is it more fuel-efficient to fly two small aircraft in formation than one big aircraft? The most upvoted comment is: I’m voting to close this question because its basic premise about ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

On the lack of consistency in aircraft-specific tags [duplicate]

At the moment, Aviation SE has both tag a-6 and tag douglas-a-4-skyhawk, for instance. Why not have tag grumman-a-6-intruder instead of tag a-6? Why not have a-4 instead of douglas-a-4-skyhawk? Why ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Would this question be on-topic?

I wanted to ask a question in this site, but I'm not sure it would be on-topic (maybe a bit opinion based): I'm currently an IT project manager (I have a french engineering degree in computer science ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Why was "opinion based" flag declined, when even the author of the question agrees it's opinion-based?

I flagged this question as "primarily opinion-based". The language in the question makes very clear that the author is asking for an opinion. "Should" is the word they use, rather ...
-4
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Why is 'What is the difference between slice, segment and leg" on-topic while "What are the definitions of stages/sequences" was closed as off-topic?

Why is What is the difference between slice, segment and leg? on-topic while What are the definitions of stages and sequences when describing a flight, and how do they compare against leg/portion/...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Become a (or the) ForeFlight knowledgebase?

As far as I can tell, there is no community forum / knowledge base about ForeFlight. Certainly ForeFlight itself does not host one, which is a shame. Sure you can find questions about using ForeFlight ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Do we have a tag for vision or eyesight?

I was looking at this question and found the tags [safety] to be a bit lacking. Do we not have any tags like [eyesight] or [vision] ? It seems questions about eyesight and vision are frequent. Am I ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

A specific question about appropriate edits (re questions newly "bumped up to top" by actions of others)

When a question is bumped up to the "top of the stack" by a new answer by another user or by edits made to the question or to an existing answer by another user (which might include tag ...
6
votes
1answer
125 views

Should [iaps] be renamed [instrument-approaches]?

Currently iaps x75 is used for "Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs)". And a newly created tag from two days ago, instrument-approaches x1, is not only more clear, but in line with the ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
270 views

Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57671 It is clearly wrong as pointed out in a comment, which makes it beyond saving, and the single Looks OK closed the review. Deleting low-...
-2
votes
2answers
172 views

How OK or not OK is it to consequently delete correct answers

I couldn't help noticing a small group of players very consequently deletes all my answers, leaving questions with heavily biased answers only. Aside from it being annoying to have players launch ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

The "sailplane" tag description needs to be revised

The sailplane tag description needs to be revised-- it works fine as a general description of a sailplane, but it is confusing as an ASE tag, since we also have the tag "glider". The tag ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

A question edit that invalidated an answer and its review is no longer in the queue

A broad question was asked, and its review queue was invalidated by Edit. The edit (not OP's) also invalidated the oldest answer, which as we know, is not cool. I've rolled back the edit, but the ...
6
votes
1answer
127 views

The reason tags become vague, and how we can fix the issue

The site suffers from many ambiguous and misused popular tags, say 100+ questions. I'm hoping we can fix those, given the importance of grouping topics. The reason tags become vague By checking older ...
8
votes
4answers
195 views

What's the point of the tag [aircraft-physics]?

The tag aircraft-physics is too broad; it reminds me of the now-dead flight tag. It usage guidance says: ... aerodynamics, flight dynamics, stability and control, aircraft hydraulic and electric ...
6
votes
2answers
154 views

Does [flight-dynamics] encompass [flight-mechanics] and [stability]?

I don't think it was brought up before. The tags flight-dynamics x120 and flight-mechanics x51, don't they mean the same thing? Should one be a synonym of the other? Note that the latter has no usage ...
5
votes
1answer
209 views

An incomplete or interdependent answer

Here is an answer by jpe61 that was flagged as low quality. I strongly considered rejecting the flag, given the number of upvotes, until I looked at the question body. When I recommended deletion, he ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Is [faa-approval] needed?

Carrying over from How is [faa-approval] different from [pilot-certification]? The accepted answer after 2 weeks is: best to rename [faa-approval] to be jurisdiction-neutral and cover approvals not ...
20
votes
0answers
194 views

Congratulations to ymb1 reaching level 100,000!

Congratulations to ymb1 on reaching a reputation of 100000! He is the second to reach this level, only sharing this milestone with Peter Kämpf. In four years and ten months of participating here, ...
34
votes
0answers
217 views

Peter Kämpf exceeding level 200,000, might pop up at space.exchange anytime soon!

Congratulations to Peter Kämpf on reaching a reputation of 200000! He is the first to reach this level, and did so shortly before anybody else managed to exceed level 100000. In six years and 11 month ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

How is [faa-approval] different from [pilot-certification]?

Judging by the descriptions: how is faa-approval[a] different from pilot-certification? Should the former be a synonym of the latter, and faa to be used with the latter if needed? It was suggested in ...
12
votes
1answer
244 views

Tip: asdasdasdasdasdasd is abusive, and should be flagged as such, not as low-quality

Recent occurrence: what changes the shape of an inlet Submitted review: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/55999 Use rude or abusive instead: Source: What are the “spam” and “...
9
votes
2answers
318 views

Please Mods, use your powers moderately!

Our mods are doing a great job keeping this site as good as it is. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed to most of us. However, in the last 24 hours or so, I've noticed two ...
-1
votes
3answers
60 views

What happened here-- closed question "deleted by Community"-- what are the specific criteria that allow this to happen? And can this be reversed?

My closed question Is the FAA correct to construe that the new “Remote ID” regulations will apply to unmanned aircraft flown under the 2018 “Recreational Exemption”? [closed] was "deleted by ...
7
votes
2answers
153 views

Proposed edit to "Don't ask" help page

A little background; moderators asked for the ability to edit all help pages, this has been declined for reasons I don't need to go in to, however we have been told that there is a process for ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

Do "please check my homework & tell me what I did wrong" questions add value to the site?

Looking at this question, although there are many similar examples out there. I don't see that questions like this add value here, as they tend to be uninteresting for anybody who doesn't have the ...
8
votes
0answers
65 views

2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Should this question about cockpit painting colors be reopened as not a duplicate?

So, I saw that this question was closed as a duplicate of this question, but I don't think it should be. The second question is "why are the cockpits of Soviet aircraft painted blue-green", ...
4
votes
2answers
122 views

Do we need a [homework] tag?

This question is currently tagged with homework. I had previously removed this tag from some other questions, but since it keeps reappearing, it is probably best do discuss it here on Meta. The topic ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

Should the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" be re-opened?

Should the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" be re-opened?
8
votes
3answers
276 views

Should we allow questions which are likely answerable by the experts here, but are not directly related to Aviation?

Our help centre (and more specifically our on-topic page) states (emphasis mine): Aviation Stack Exchange is a site for pilots, engineers, controllers, mechanics, and aviation enthusiasts. If you ...
6
votes
1answer
239 views

Why doesn't "be nice" apply to everyone?

There's been a huge kerfuffle about "be nice" and a "Code of Conduct" and certain groups feeling "oppressed" or "insulted" or "marginalized" or ...
5
votes
1answer
190 views

Condescending comments and answers

This question in particular Can you request a new squawk code if you don’t like the one being assigned? It seems that the person's superstition and belief is being questioned and answer more than the ...
12
votes
0answers
133 views

Just want to say how happy I am with the Aviation SE site

This is not a question. So feel free to delete it. That being said... I created the proposal for this site back in high school (8 years ago) when I was working on my PPL. I was very involved in ...
5
votes
1answer
86 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
136 views

Why did a nearly 2 year old answer suddenly get flagged as "Low Quality"?

This answer from Oct '18 (nearly 2 years ago as of today, Sept 18, 2020) just showed up in the review queue as "Potentially low quality because of its length and content." For 2 years, it's ...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

How do you ask a specific user a question about a previous question asked?

A user on here asked a question and in it they provided some insight as to what they were creating. It sounded very similar to what I am trying to figure out. How do I ask them about this in aviation ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

What should the [foreign] tag be used for?

I just removed the foreign tag from this question because it seems unrelated to the question. But I was wondering what the tag should be used for since it does not have any usage guidance. Right now ...
4
votes
1answer
52 views

What to do when a question is deleted by the author before I can post my answer?

I had just prepared some nice images (see below) to answer this question. But before I could post an answer, the author of the question deleted it. For reference, this was the question: Is it true ...

1
2 3 4 5
12