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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 ...
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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, ...
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Can we perhaps be a little more serious with the LQP queue?

I noticed today in the Low Quality Posts queue, there were at least 2 votes of "Looks OK" on this answer to the question about bug spray in airliners. It's deleted now, but this was the text of the ...
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Tag excerpts are not [cute] definitions

Preface: I'm not calling anyone out, just providing examples. It seems to me the first edit notice was not read, hence this post, which hopefully will also help others. Tag excerpts are not meant to ...
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Please don't edit from the review pages

What's the problem? From What are the guidelines for reviewing?: (...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor ...
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Spacing for badges in the signature

The spacing should be smaller between the badge color and the number of badges than between two color-number groups. As it is, it looks like there are 96 bronze ...
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Moderators Pro Tempore Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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 ...
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SE Aviation has a Chat Room - Come join us!

Actually, we've had chat ever since this site started, but we're curious how many people are unaware it exists because it's not prominently linked to. Our main chat room is called The Hangar. It ...
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The community's reaction to bad questions

Per the comments on the most recent example, it seems like it's an ongoing issue that is bothering some users. Objectively there are far worse questions with plenty of up-votes, questions from ...
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Drones.SE is in the Commitment phase

Edit: Unfortunately, this proposal didn't pass the commitment phase. Due to there likely being some overlap of interests among some of our users here, I just wanted to post here that the Drones.SE ...
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Do we have a publications tag? Do we need one?

"I have a question about FAA handbooks", said Steve-V. "I will ask it on Aviation.SE and surely there will be a tag for publications or handbooks. And thus Steve looked, and lo! there was no tag to ...
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Possible Improvements in the site theme design

Possible small improvements: In the toolbar pulldown lists, the highlighted rows are difficult to see, at least on my display (thinkpad), when not looking under the right view angle. The blue ...
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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 ...
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2019: 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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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Ambiguity of the DGCA tag

I just stumbled across a dgca-regulations tag. According to the description it is for question related to regulations by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India. While the tag-wiki ...
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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 ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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-...
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Does the photo-use apply to profile pictures?

We have this other meta question that addresses the use of copyrighted photos in posts. I am wondering if this applies to profile images or not. Example: I have Image #1 as my profile picture and I ...
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Tip: FAA AIP, AIM, ATC (point sixty five), are back on HTML

I previously suggested using a Google search limited to site:avstop.com/ac when the HTML pages were taken down, but due to avstop not being up-to-date, I deleted ...
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Should we include airport diagram or charts in posts?

I noted that in some questions or answers, a reference to the airport diagram / approach chart is beneficial. My question is whether we should include an image in the post. A URL may be dead in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is the approve-tag-wiki-edits privilege awarded at a much lower reputation level than the edit-tag-wikis-without-needing-approval privilege?

The "Approve tag wiki edits" privilege is currently awarded at 5,000 reputation. However, the ability to edit tagwikis without needing approval is part of the "Trusted user" privilege, which isn't ...
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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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unintended undies in the logo

I can only apologise for this, but I thought it fair to warn that I mostly see a circle wearing a pair of tightie whities / y fronts (and surely I'm not the only one?): This came up today due to a ...
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What is the policy on undelete?

Without getting into a specific post, what's the policy on undelete? When should a user nominate a post to be un-deleted? How can the proposer / nominator state the reason (it doesn't give a menu ...
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Why do I have to change a minimum of 6 characters if I want to edit a post?

When I want to correct a spelling mistake and I only have to change a few characters, the website tells me I have to change a minimum of six characters. Why is this required? I could always edit the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Any ideas why is this question getting so many views lately?

What options would Qantas Flights 7/8 have in case of emergency? This question got 1000 views on 15 August (13 days after being asked) and completed 2500 views 4 days later. And since then it has ...