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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why are question with bounty not closable?

A question (Is post-COVID flying more dangerous?) that seems to be answerable only with subjective answer has an open bounty (on friday the 7th of august 2020). I would like to add it to the "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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should tag [mechanicalengeneering] be renamed?

All tags involving 2 words are spelled with an dash between both words (e.g. aviation-history). The tag mechanicalengineering does not follow this convention. Should we rename it? if so, how? (I fail ...
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What is the [delta] tag for?

While browsing unpopular tags, I found that the tag delta has no description nor question using it. Some tags without questions are just synonyms, but this one seems to be unused. Thus, I was ...
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Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

As has beed discussed in Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts, editing off-topic posts to improve them is counterproductive. Recently I've been reviewing this edit: https://...
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Are procedures dealing with customs (as a pilot) off-topic?

I was thinking of asking a question regarding customs procedures as it relates to a private flight operation and what they would need to go through in order to legally enter a country in a one-off ...
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How can I improve this question and make it on-topic?

How can To what extent do the 737 MAX problems affect Boeing's other airliners? be improved please so as to be on topic?
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Do we consider questions on the motivation for flights on-topic?

Why is a Cessna C560 circling Washington DC during the protests? Sure, the question has an answer, but it is still partial speculation being probably involved in law enforcement. Personally, after ...
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The [procedure] tag is very vague

The procedure tag is very vague. It's been used 127 times, from taxiing to ATC to weather decisions to starting a propeller to approach procedures... the list is long. No clear "topic" or clear usage ...
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Do we need the [flight-mechanics] tag?

At the moment flight-mechanics has 14 questions. Do we need it? My opinion is we should get rid of it and use aerodynamics (1,316 questions) and/or aircraft-physics (157 questions).
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Duplicates: Should we close the new question if it's better than the old one?

This has been on my mind for a while: if a new question is similar to an old one in meaning, but asked with far more detail and focus, should it count as a duplicate or not? If not, should the old ...
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Why was this spam flag disputed and the post allowed to remain?

I recently flagged this answer as spam. While this answer is a little longer and more useful than many spam posts, I still flagged it as spam because it contains an undisclosed affiliation with the ...
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Homework questions: has something changed, perhaps network-wide?

Often I see comments like this: This is not a forum for solving homework questions. VTC. A meta post from 5 years ago seems to suggest otherwise: Should we answer exam or test questions? If ...
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Do we need to review our guidance for "What kinds of questions should I avoid asking?"

The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads: What types of questions should I avoid asking?. The text that follows includes the sentence: ...
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Should we answer exam or test questions?

This question presents two very specific questions about altimeter calculations. As currently written, there is (in my opinion) a very high probability that the questions come directly from a written ...
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How should we handle the new drones.SE site?

The Drones and Model Aircraft Area 51 proposal has now become a beta site: drones.SE. What does this mean for us, and how should we handle questions from now on? We've already recognized that there's ...
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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 ...
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Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of the noted question?

Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of "What produces thrust along the line of flight in a glider? "?
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Should we enforce comments when downvoting?

In the Last few weeks, I saw some posts (questions and answers) downvoted without any comment, especially for posts coming from new comers. I agree some posts don't reach the quality standard we want ...
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Can I discuss drones and UAVs in aviation stack exchange?

I see a lot of questions regarding real aircraft, but I have a question about my drone. Is it appropriate to ask questions about drones and UAVs on the website?
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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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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 ...
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Can we ask questions about identifying a video corresponding to airline industry?

Can we post a links to videos here and ask to identify a particular event, for example an air crash disaster? I run into a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane being part of Queen's Innuendo ...
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Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether an answer is a duplicate?

Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether a question is a duplicate? Also, in a case where there is some legitimate case for the argument, would this likely be ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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What is "burnination"?

What is "burnination"? I have never heard this word before. Related-- The [procedure] tag is very vague
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What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate?

What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate, and invite votes to re-open? Specifically, where should such an argument be posted? As ...
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Should we say "unmanned" or "uncrewed"?

There are a few different words that are used to describe aircraft that are designed to fly without a human being on board, including "unmanned," "uncrewed" and "unpiloted." All three words are ...
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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

The question title really says it all, but the comments on this answer should provide more clarity. Please note that there were a bunch of comments on this question, too, which only served to ...
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Should questions regarding aircraft identification be discouraged?

I have noticed that in these two questions regarding airliner identification, the first thing the OP was expected to do was to Google the identification number. Which aircraft did I photograph Did I ...
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Why was my flag for the "Three endorsements before solo" question declined?

I am here again for the second time in a week to ask about what types of questions are on-topic here. My recent flag for this question with a current net score of -3 was declined recently. The ...
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What should we do with the "737 Max high speed stall" question?

This one in particular. It was originally closed as "unclear what you are asking". Got edited, but failed to be reopened. Got edited again to include an answer that was given via email, purportedly ...
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Why was my closure flag declined for this question?

I flagged this question as off topic several days ago. I did, and still do, think that it is not a good fit for this site. As of today, five days after being posted, it has yet to receive an answer. ...
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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 we answer questions about the 'best' way to fly to a specific airport?

This question asks for "advice on the best way" to fly into Palo Alto from the south. Should we answer questions like this? On one hand, the question is clear and the scenario is fairly specific. It ...
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Rename request for FAR tags

The following are the current FAR tags (total of 112 questions): far-91, far-61, far-135, far-121, far-25, and far-141. FAR stands for Federal Aviation Regulations, although it is no longer ...
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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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For planes, do we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis?

I just rejected two edit suggestions: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/48671 reject reason: linked wiki articles are enough for this type of always-changing information ...
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Merge and rename: [airman-certification] and [licence]

I can't tell the usage difference between airman-certification x116 and licence x33. The usage guidelines are: Airman Certification is for questions related to obtaining certificates and ratings ...
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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 ...
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Do we need the "legal" and "legislation" tags?

I noticed that this question here has a "legal" tag and a "legislation" tag. Do we need both of them? Should we keep one of them and synonym the other? Do we need any of them at all? These tags ...
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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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Merge [boeing-747-8] → [boeing-747]?

I don't know why the -8i/f variants get special treatment, since the same is not done for the variants of the 737, 777, etc. Unless I've missed something, I request a tag merge for boeing-747-8 x27 → ...

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