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

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What do we consider as “passenger side questions”?

This is prompted by the comments seen on this question (and this). Basically: are questions asked in the early days of this SE (e.g. this one) a good indication of what we deem on topic? Or has the ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Declined comment flag for obsolete comment

This answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/57925/874 gathered an excellent comment by @Mackk, which included a link to a video. I thought that the video would enhance the answer greatly, so ...
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How do you flag a question for closure when the reason for closing is not in the menu?

In this question, the user is asking about how/where to purchase a part. This is a specific violation of the network rules What topics can I ask about here? If [your question is] not about… ...
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Why was my question about cabin chimes on a specific plane closed as primarily opinion-based?

I recently asked Why are the cabin chimes one semitone lower on the Boeing 747-400 than on other aircraft? on the main site. It was later deemed to be primarily based on opinions, but it's not. I ...
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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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Replace entire answer— best via edit, or delete and add new?

If, based on encountering new information, or simply based on a re-thinking of the problem, or based on an actual change in circumstances (e.g. new regulations passed), I wish to completely replace an ...
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Aviation updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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How to ask about material to study aviation related topics?

Since reading Aviation SE I noticed that I have a huge interest in everything related to aerodynamics so I'd like to know the whole topic in more depth. This led me to nearly asking about what the ...
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How should we handle misleading comments?

I've noticed quite a few times that people comment, just to comment - whether that's to fill a quota towards a badge or whatnot, I don't know. However, oftentimes people can post comments that are ...
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What should we do with “Are there any” questions with many answers?

The question about two airports connected by taxiways, to be exact. The question asks about whether there are examples which satisfy a criteria. Turns out there are many! I'm sure the OP thought it ...
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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 ...
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Should Aviation start requiring artifacts for aircraft-identifcation questions?

On Arqade, there's a policy that game identification questions without some sort of media from the game are off-topic, and with the number of questions affected, getting that policy settled was a huge ...
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What should we do if a user wants to create a new tag and apply it to old questions?

This question is prompted by the creation of the inverted-flight and its addition to a few old questions. This has raised a few eyebrows, since the actions basically swamped the homepage for a while. ...
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Would this kind of a multiple-part question be appropriate?

This question may be subjective enough and complex enough that it is more appropriate as a real question to the meta, not to chat. Plus it's not about the simple mechanisms of the site. I want to ...
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Should the locked heavily edited long answer be split?

Related to: Can a locked thread be upvoted? Because the topic being answered is complex, I have suggested to the author to delete the long bonus section of their locked answer, and split it into ...
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Answering a question twice? [duplicate]

May person have two answers showing for the same question? If something happens (examples: a regulation change, a FAA interpretation) that invalidates an answer a person has provided, or if a person ...
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How to preserve Qs&As from Aviation StackExchange…?

Well, this is a sort of meta-question; not about aviation itself, but on the study of aviation. I use to read Aviation SA with my Mac, and –very often– I would like to 'cut and preserve', for later ...
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What should we do with this answer?

This in particular. It got flagged, as not an answer, it passed review and now is flagged again. What should we do?
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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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What is this community consensus on comments cleaning?

Due to the volume of comments generated on the main site, StackOverflow, some comments can be "nuked" by a single user with a "no longer needed" flag. This is a built-in functionality available on all ...
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Bret's Last Day at Stack Exchange

I haven't been very active on this site lately, but since a lot of people in this community know me, and have always known they could come to me with questions, I wanted to let you all know that today ...
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Would a question about a system that I am not sure actually exists be on topic?

Wikipedia says: Denver International Airport uses many pneumatic tube systems, including a 25 cm diameter system for moving aircraft parts to remote concourses, a 10 cm system for United Airlines ...
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Why is there no record of deleted answers on ASE?

I noticed that an answer was deleted from a question that I commented on (Why would a flight from North America to Asia sometimes fly over the Atlantic?, the deleted answer had some reference to ...
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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 ...
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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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Would this question on Travel.se be appropriate to migrate to here?

I asked this question over on Travel.se asking why a plane could only be moved by its pilot, and received a comment saying it would probably be a better fit for this site. Would it be a better fit ...
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Would this approach be an acceptable compromise to have joke “answers”?

Despite previous meta posts, there seem not to be a consensus, but rather a split, on what to do with joke "answers". I am and have been very vocal in supporting the idea that jokes do not belong in ...
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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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Is asking about ownership of warbird wrecks on topic?

The question I want to ask pertains to who has the authority or can claim downed warbird wrecks that are still sitting in fields or are in the bottom of our world oceans, lakes, and seas.
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Are 'where to get API' questions on-topic?

According to the help center, resource finding is off-topic. So shouldn't 'where can I find API for x' questions also be off-topic? Likewise for 'is there API for x'? Should those posts linked above ...
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Do we really need the airspace classes tags?

I think they were created recently, and they are rarely (sometimes not) used, compared to the main 'airspace' tag. My thinking is, for example, if I tag a question with Class-C, Class-C is not the ...
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Should we have a hypotheticals tag/questions? [duplicate]

Apparently we have a hypotheticals tag <😱>, which has been used 8 times. Most recently today. But aren't those questions opinion-based? Many good questions generate some degree of opinion ...
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X-Plane / F-4 question — policy on sim related questions [duplicate]

The question went through multiple close and low-quality reviews. Timeline of events: Asker can't find flaps lever Answer shows flap switch on the real plane (photo and manual) Another answer shows (...
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What should we do about answers that are 1-2 line+picture?

Recently there has been an influx of new users coming to our site and posting answers that consist of one or two sentences and possibly a picture of some sort. Example answer: here Is there ...
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Should 'sound' tag be a synonym of 'noise'?

Should sound (x4) tag be a synonym of noise (x71)?
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Should 'aerodrome' tag be a synonym of 'airport'?

Should aerodrome (x6) tag be a synonym of airport (x298)?
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Should “flight-dynamics” be a synonym of “aircraft-physics”?

There is currently a tag synonym suggestion that would like to see flight-dynamics as a synonym of aircraft-physics. Do we want to accept this? Are there better alternatives?
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Should “trim” and “trim-tab” tags be merged?

I recently edited this question to add the trim tag. I noticed there is another tag named trim-tab with almost identical description. Is there a reason to keep them both around?
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Should we penalise people who vote to close questions that should not be closed?

The power to close questions is prone to abuse in this SE, seems people with the power to close questions have more power than everyone else, ie those that want to answer questions, those that would ...
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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 ...
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Should bits of relevant information that are not full answers be allowed in question comments?

Per the recent question Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments? and general SE policy, answers to the question are not supposed to be answered in comments. However, as Jamiec's answer to ...
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“defense-aviation” vs. “military” tags

I noticed we have 13 questions tagged with defense-aviation. Is there a way this could be differentiated from military or can we get rid of that tag?
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Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments?

From the network guidelines: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a question or providing an alternate solution to an existing answer; instead, post an actual answer (or edit to expand an ...
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Tags for “ice” and “icing” should be merged/differentiated

We have tags for both ice and icing, both have a good number of questions tagged. Should they be synonyms? It seems like "ice" is more general and may be a better primary tag. Would there be a case ...
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SR-71 cool story comment posted as an answer

This post IMO (and others per the votes/comments and a flag) should not be an answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/50294 (+6/-2) It's a cool comment that can be posted as such by linking to ...
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“Inlet” and “Intake”: Synonyms?

Currrently both inlet and intake have a fair amount of questions. Neither had a tag wiki and the questions on both seem to have the same subjects. Is there any reason they shouldn't be made synonyms?
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“Guidance” tag is unclear

As it currently stands the guidance tag has no description and could be interpreted many ways. There are currently 5 questions tagged with it: Coordinate systems, not sure how it's related. ...