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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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Is there a cleanup of comments going on?

I understand why some comments should be removed. However, it does appear that there is a cleanup going on at the moment with any comment that is not directly adding to the answer or providing ...
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2016 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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Can we have "identify that airplane" questions?

On the sci-fi SE its ok for people to post questions asking for book/ show identifications. Can we do something similar on this site? I think that the person asking would have to have a photo or ...
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Straight out of the User Manual questions

Looking at this question, it's about something that a pilot would do in an airplane, but it's also directly answered in the user manual for the piece of equipment in question. Is this sort of ...
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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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Less questions to answer?

Following this question: Does it seem to anyone else like we're seeing less and less questions with accepted answers? It seems the number of accepted answers is stable these days, and the ratio per ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation [closed]

We all love Aviation Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How much should be added to an answer by another user?

This answer has just been expanded a lot by a different user. It went from a single sentence to a 4 paragraph answer! More than 90% of the answer were not written by the author. Is it appropriate to ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Aviation is scheduled for an election next week, August 19. In ...
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Should I be allowed to ask an identify-this-airport question?

On Arqade, where I hail from, identify-this-game questions have a special place in moderator's hearts. The same place that pilots have when they hear members of news media try to speak intelligently ...
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Are "passenger" questions on topic and how should we handle them?

I've seen several questions asked from an 'enthusiastic passenger' perspective. Examples: How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis? What things can a passenger look ...
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What is the preferred method for linking official publications that expire regularly?

The question During instrument approach, is an abbreviated racetrack course reversal allowed? for completeness links to a now-expired expired approach plate. Yes, it is possible to link to the current ...
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Should we allow questions asking for resources?

For this question (Intl. Flights - Which are the Flight Level rules differences?), it appears to be asking for resources that have collated information of various altitudes for direction of flight in ...
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What's the policy on responding to other answers in an answer?

In this question Aeroalias provided an answer, but later edited some extra text as a response to an answer given by Peter Kämpf. I was wondering if this is the right thing to do? Basically, I think ...
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What's the point of the tag [aircraft-physics]?

The tag aircraft-physics is too broad; it reminds me of the now-dead flight tag. It usage guidance says: ... aerodynamics, flight dynamics, stability and control, aircraft hydraulic and electric ...
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The only way is up: Where do we put the boundary to the 'upper' (altitude) scope of aviation?

Where do we pull the boundary between aviation and the space exploration beta? We've gotten a few questions on spaceshiptwo, and I'd imagine it's only a question of time before stuff comes up on the ...
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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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change "ballooning" to "balloon"?

ballooning is the only aircraft class for which the tag is the activity rather than the aircraft. I think it should be balloons to parallel gliders helicopters airplanes etc and i do mean changed, ...
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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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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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Were the MD-90 and 717 ever known by DC-9-9x names

Motivated by the title/body of Why was the DC-9-80 so successful despite being obsolete almost from birth? and its comments (and the rollback), and then the tag info, I was surprised to find the MD-90/...
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Are questions about RC plane design on topic?

I have some questions about designing advanced aerodynamic components for experimental model aircraft. Would these be allowed here?
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Are questions on this site limited to the USA?

Are questions posted on aviation.stackexchange.com designed to be applicable to the U.S. only ... or are questions for other locales OK? If it's worldwide, perhaps there need to be some country tags.
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Do we need a separate [airbus-a319] tag?

This question brought to my attention that, as of 2 months ago, there is now an airbus-a319 tag. It has exactly 2 questions and no tag wiki. For nearly all, if not all, other aircraft types, we do not ...
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What is the standard of evidence required in answers?

What is the standard of evidence that we should require in answers? Do we simply rely on the upvotes and downvotes to moderate what is true and untrue? What about myths that are widely believed that ...
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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 existing one)...
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What is the policy regarding users not accepting answers?

I see a lot of questions having sufficiently explanatory answers but the users still don't accept answers. Is this because of the fact that less frequent users are not familiar with the importance of ...
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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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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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Use of Acronyms in questions & answers

Related: Using acronyms in tags Aviation is full of acronyms and abbreviations, some are quite common and therefore understood by most people(eg, ATC). Others are more specialised, and will probably ...
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Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57671 It is clearly wrong as pointed out in a comment, which makes it beyond saving, and the single Looks OK closed the review. Deleting low-...
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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 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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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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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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Do we need to review our "on topic" list?

This question is due to this question and the subsequent discussion in chat. It looks like we have a few questions that are not really on topic, but rather are about military stuff and they are not ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How should regulation "part" tags be named?

As an example, we now have faa-regulations, but there are many parts to the FAA regulations, such as 14 CFR 61/91/121/135/etc. The regulations that apply are to something can be very different ...
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Does this site have a tendency to abuse the "unclear" close reason?

Just looking a two most recent examples, both questions in their original formulation were unarguably poorly written, but I can hardly see how they were unclear. Also other questions got voted to be ...
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How to deal with serial editing?

In this question in the main meta.SE is discussed the problem of serial minor editing. Apparently there are no official guidelines for the SE network at large and the review history for suggested ...
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Should these two answers be merged?

Background: I was reviewing this question when I noticed that: it is a list question (i.e. open-ended, i.e. generally regarded as too broad) the OP posted two answers. I have asked in the comments ...
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Single, Canonical answer or Multiple opinion and experience

I recently answered this meta question about falling number of accepted answer with my opinion that its not necessarily a bad thing that there is no single canonical answer to all questions on this ...
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Does this board cover questions on airport and airline operations?

As far as I can tell, this board definitely covers the 'aeroplane side' of aviation (that is the parts directly related to planes). How about the operations and perhaps more 'commercial' side of ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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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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Are shopping-like questions allowed here?

This looks like a perfect example of shopping-like question, because it directly asks about book suggestion. I thought that all shopping-suggestion questions are strictly banned across nearly entire ...
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ICAO Standards And Recommended Practices

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the role of ICAO in aviation regulations. Maybe this is largely caused by a large portion of the community being from the US? Although the US is an ICAO ...
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Will Aviation.SE ever become authoritative?

One of SE goals for a mature site has always been to have 90% of traffic come from search queries. That being the case, I have found relatively few questions devoted to the basics of flight in simple ...