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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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Should 'aerodrome' tag be a synonym of 'airport'?

Should aerodrome (x6) tag be a synonym of airport (x298)?
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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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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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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

I asked this question back during election before I fully understood how the SE system works. I still do not have a full comprehension because each SE seems to have different limits. I understand ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should 'sound' tag be a synonym of 'noise'?

Should sound (x4) tag be a synonym of noise (x71)?
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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 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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"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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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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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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"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. ...
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What is our policy on the question-asker reviewing edits on their own question?

After submitting an edit a few days ago, I had it approved twice - by other unrelated users and declined once - by the user whose question was being edited. Im my opinion the question-asker should ...
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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts? A tale of two posts: Are German, Japanese, and Chinese companies not able to build aircraft jet engines on ...
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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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Can we ask 'What something does' (through a picture, or perhaps through a video link)?

I started writing a question on the main site but then realised that it may be considered off topic. As I hovered over the menu for the Aviation S.E group I noticed it said "...
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Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?

In the latest days I've seen a stream of suggested edits among which several only added a tag, often new or seldomly used, describing the model of aircraft mentioned in the question. Do we need this?
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Duplicate? Let's be real please

I asked this question: How does envelope protection work in Airbus vs. Boeing aircraft? and it was quickly marked as "duplicate of What are the main differences piloting Boeing vs. Airbus aircraft?" ...
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Which tag (flight-test, flight-testing) should be the master and which the synonym?

We currently have the tag flight-test treated as synonym of flight-testing (that is thus the "master"). As a mod I am incentivised to proceed to merge them, and leave only the master. Generally this ...
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What should our policy be on "would this idea work?" questions?

We get occasional questions from people with no aviation or engineering knowledge, who have a "great" idea about how aircraft should work differently, whether it's issuing parachutes to passengers, ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Do we have a homework policy? [duplicate]

I was going through some other SE sites and I came upon Economics' homework policy which lead me to wonder if we have any such policy here on Aviation. Do we have/need a homework policy or is it not ...
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Can we delete this "humorous" answer?

This one in particular. We discussed "fun" in other occasions (one, two, three) and as far as I can tell the consensus is that fun is fine in comments, in meta and chat, NOT in answers to serious ...
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Should we have a tag popup also for "accident-investigation"?

In the last few days there have been a few questions using the accident-investigation tag that deal with an ongoing investigation and thus tend to be borderline on topic, if not fully off-topic. ...
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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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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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What should our policy be on plagiarism?

According to Meta.SE: What to do when plagiarism is discovered If your flag [for plagiarism] gets declined, flag again and/or raise the issue on Meta. The flag is still pending (now retracted; see ...
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Does the stackexchange network allow for crowdsourcing of answers?

Does the stackexchange network allow for crowdsourcing of answers? There are four questions of particular interest that would benefit the Aviation Stackexchange community, but the answer would be an ...
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Why would people vote to close their own question?

I have noticed this a couple times now. Personally I would edit to get it reopened, delete it if I realize it was legitimately a bad question, or stand by my case that it was a good question to ...
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How to self-answer questions that do not show research?

The comments, closure, and reopening of 'Who invented the ejection seat and what airplane used it first?' is the reason I'm posting this. Question lacks research, OP compares it to self-answered ...
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Pointing out the mistake

What would happen if you shot an F-16's fuel tank? Now, As I see No Fiction No spam video link (I Didn't think, adding a small paragraph would mess up my question so bad in the past) Simple ...
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Policy on top secret answers?

There is much technology that is not public in aerospace. What is the policy about that information here as posts?
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People that downvote everything

For some reason, people downvote my decent questions for nothing Can you admins/mods do something for this by monitoring decent questions and reprimand the people that downvote for fun or for that "...
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Should we tag the airplane model in [aircraft-identification] questions?

In the past few days there has been an ongoing wave of edits which adds the aircraft model to some old questions. Some of these edits add the aircraft model tag to a question asking to identify the ...
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Should we stop having extended discussions in comments?

It has long been a mainstay of the stack exchange ethos that comments should not be used for extended discussion and even changes to the UI do not change this according to some. Unfortunately I do ...

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