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Help Otto teach people to fly!

@Lnafziger jokingly said that he would like to see a !!TeachMeToFly command on the suggest new chat bot commands question: The command that I would like to see the ...
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Is this question (Comprehensive list of prohibited items) appropriate?

This question was asked earlier today: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/943/167 Are questions like this appropriate for Aviation.SE?
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Appropriateness of asking the group for a software evaluation

I'm about to get a web-based weight and balance program for 747s working. It's a free, open-source project that I've been working on for 3 years, primarily just an exercise to learn Javascript and ...
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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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Should "call up the FSDO" be regarded as an answer?

I was taking a look at the following answer, which said: Call up your local FSDO (that's the acronym for the FAA's Flight Standards District Office) and ask them. Go to the source! Now this could ...
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What would you like the chat bot to do?

Firstly, if you haven't already dropped by chat yet, do so! We're a very active bunch, and we don't bite! In case you didn't know, we have a room bot, that you can currently get weather data from by ...
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Who should our moderators be?

I have received word that the community managers are ready to pick moderators pro tem for Aviation. With that in mind, I thought I'd ask anyone if they have any suggestions. Feel free to nominate ...
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What can we do about users asking bizarre, inappropriate questions repeatedly?

Consider the questions of User Danny Beckett: He asks if he should bring parachutes and oxygen canisters on planes to increase his chances of survival. He asks about the meal-details of the crew, to ...
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We need to ask more questions!

We started off great, with about 25 questions per day, but now we've slipped quite a bit, to "needs some work": I don't want to see the site closed after 90 days! Remember, you can check how we're ...
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Training or flight-training, maintenance-training, and atc-training?

How should we use tags like training? It is a general topic, and I suggest using more specific tags since we are targeting more than just pilots so that we can find questions a little easier: flight-...
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Merge takeoff and landing tags

I propose that we merge the takeoff and landing tags into one takeoff-landing tag with a tag synonyms that is reversed. I can't really see someone wanting to follow just one or the other and they are ...
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When should FAA -vs- FAR (and other regulatory) tags be used?

So I've been using (and see others using) the FAA and FAR tags somewhat interchangeably, and there are a lot of questions with both tags since people ask questions about "FAA rules" instead of the ...
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Are airline-related questions on-topic?

Are questions related to the airline operations/procedures on topic? For example: fleet management crew management business practices (overbooking, expensive one-way tickets, etc.) etc.
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How should we describe the "Aircraft" tag?

aircraft is an odd duck. I'm not sure it's a bad tag (certainly there are some generic things that apply equally to a glider, an airship, and a transport-category jet for which "aircraft" may be the ...
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What tags should we use for FAR, FAA, AIM, etc.?

A similar question was asked here: Should the tag be air-traffic-control or atc (and other abbreviations)? I agree that the tags should not use acronyms because there are WAY too many of them, and ...
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Tags for FAR and AIM or FAR-AIM?

In the US, it is very common to see references to the FAR/AIM, and they are very often printed together. Would it be better to have two different tags (like we do now: far and aim) or just have one ...
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UAV is the technically correct term

Currently, the tag drones has been created. The term drone is a commonly used phrase but is not the technically accurate term which is what should be used on Aviation.SE. Unmanned aerial vehicle or ...
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Is there a plan for tags for each different aircraft?

Like an F-15, 767, C-130, or the like? Or will these just evolve as people ask questions related to them?
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Rehashing Wikipedia and other resources?

Is there general advice on how to deal with questions that deal with topics already covered in wikipedia or standard textbooks? Somehow rehashing information found in those does not seem attractive ...
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Are there legal implications to posting answers?

As a pilot (and especially as a flight instructor) I'm probably slightly more at risk of litigation than your average civilian, which leads me to wonder... if a CFI answers a question here, is there a ...
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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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Let's have a chat!

Chat is a little bit lonely at the moment! :( Leave a message and let's get the chat rolling! You can access it by clicking the SE logo in the top bar and ...
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Aviation icon/favicon the same as Astronomy

The Aviation favicon is the same as the one for Astronomy. Will this be changed?
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How do we prevent a predominantly US focus?

I'm actually not convinced this is possible, given that the number of FAA-certified pilots probably approaches or exceeds the rest of the world. I do think we should try. I'm not familiar with flying ...
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Is this site about public aviation or also meant for private pilots?

It is not clear to me what the focus of this site is. For example here in Germany it is a major pain to deal with all the licensing stuff if you are a private pilot. Would questions about these topics ...
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Remove regulation tag while we still can?

I would suggest to remove/block the regulation tag while we still can; would it be possible to have a notification or something if the asker selects regulation ...
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How does the site / SE expose what kind of questions people may want to answer?

I don't know how this information would be aggregated, nor from where - so I think "no". When one starts a site like this, it is full of people with deep knowledge. They surely are leaping to share ...
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Should mods be deleting answers that address the question? [closed]

As expected in a stack exchange site, there are always those "this is off topic" purists that discourage new users. Even worse when the mods are going as far as deleting answers. In my case I asked ...
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Are questions about personal experiences on topic?

I have asked a question on the main site which although upvoted is unanswered. I was thinking about ways I should update the question to make it perhaps more answerable, or with more detail. My ...
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Can we ask about airplane design?

Is it appropriate to ask about aircraft-design? Like design features of a 747 or an SR-71, or an F-15? Or is that out of the scope here? My example question to start: With the upgrade of the 737 ...
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Rename tag class-bravo to class-b?

The FAA refers to the different types of airspace as Class A, B, C, D, E, and G. On the radio, B and D can be easily confused, so we use phonetics (Bravo or Delta), but when written it is not used ...
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Should we combine topically-similar tags?

We now have two questions tagged Class Bravo and none tagged Airspace, which to me would be the logical parent tag for any airspace questions. Should various classes have their own tags? Should they ...
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Is this type of question appropriate: What to do when the captain smells like alcohol?

There's a lot of discussion about whether this question is appropriate or not: What to do if the captain smells like alcohol? I personally think it's more a question for a forum instead of a Q&A ...
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Ideas for future topic of the week

I'm going to try something new here. I got an idea after observing Space Exploration and Astronomy. Topics of the week often are really good way of getting out a lot of interesting questions when ...
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What should we call our chat room?

Most SE site chat rooms get a clever name at some point. What ideas do you have?
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Downvotes and closing votes without comments

I just came across a few down/close-voted questions (e.g. What is the usage ratio of the An-225 Mriya?) which had no comment describing a reason for said votes. What should be done about that (...
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Should the tag be air-traffic-control or atc (and other abbreviations)?

We currently have an air-traffic-control and atc tag. Which one should be used? In general, when should common terms be abbreviated in tags and when should they be spelled out?
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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 feeds should our main chat include?

Our main chat room has an option to include RSS / Atom feeds and display them as either: Message feeds: New items from these feeds will be posted into the room like regular chat messages. Ticker ...
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Are remote controlled aircraft on-topic?

I'm envisioning that we get quite a few questions regarding remote controlled aircraft - how should we respond to these questions? Are the on topic? Or do we want to keep the site to only life-sized ...
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Are combat flight and military aircraft on scope?

There is already one related question regarding military use of aircraft, flight systems, avionics, etc. on Area 51 since this site's definition and commitment phase: Will missiles and missiles ...
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How should we handle country specific questions answers?

As an example, I just busted class Bravo airspace, now what?, the accepted answer includes several US specific details (FAA, AOPA, ASRS). However, the question was not US specific. I expect this will ...
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What are the general in-scope and out-of-scope guidelines? [duplicate]

As the community forms, it is important to define a specific set of guidelines for what is in-scope and what is out-of-scope for questions.

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