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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 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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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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Can removing comments by a moderator on their own answer be considered a conflict of interest?

Referring to this question and this question. Both were answered by a moderator. Both answers attracted a lot of comments asking for clarifications and pointing out potential flaws. In both cases ...
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Replacing Wikipedia?

This question is specifically related to ILS specifications. In it the answer given states that the question is already answered in Wikipedia, and the original version of the answer was basically a ...
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Should questions marked as too broad have more suggestions on how to improve those questions?

I think it would be a good idea for anyone who marks a question as "too broad" have to give a small comment or explanation behind it. This would lead to better editing and higher quality questions ...
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Will StackExchange Area51 Drones Community clear clutter in Aviation?

Does the drone community cause significant clutter in Aviation community? If so, will a specific Drones Community benefit Aviation by clearing said clutter?
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What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

Sure, ideally we flag it as spam and then it goes away, but what should we do between the flagging and the "it goes away"? The Meta.SE post on this says that in theory is better not to touch them, ...
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Opening a chat room to create a place where to discuss low quality answers

Just to inform you I have opened this chat room: Link: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/68811/low-quality-answers I believe it could be used to discuss with users, and give possibilities ...
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"birds" and "bird-strike" tags

I found out a few days ago that we have two tags, and the majority of questions are tagged with "birds" at the moment. Should we change it to "bird-strike"? I would think that if a question mentions ...
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Do our participants not understand what the premise behind the SE model is?

I note this comment chain under this question, where I try to help @mins refine the scope of a question, and the response was both negative and argumentative. At what point does the fundamental ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Aviation's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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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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