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How about tags on the country of origin of aircraft?

Currently, Aviation SE has the tag russia, which is used for questions on the Russian Federation. However, questions on Russian aircraft often (mis)use this tag. Hence, I do believe it would be useful ...
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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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Please don't edit from the review pages

What's the problem? From What are the guidelines for reviewing?: (...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor ...
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Why do we allow unregistered accounts to post questions?

According to How do unregistered accounts work? over on meta.stackoverflow.com only few sites allow unregistered users to post questions. From the accepted answer: On Stack Overflow (and a few ...
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What is the difference in tag usage of [fixed-wing] vs. [airplane]?

What is the difference in tag usage of fixed-wing x57 vs. airplane x72? If fixed-wing is to differentiate unpowered, is it sailplane then? Which has its own tag, and has been proposed and voted for ...
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Should [cg] be a synonym of [weight-and-balance]?

Should cg x21 be a synonym of weight-and-balance x121? If not, when would one use cg and not weight-and-balance in asking a question?
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Why is the approve-tag-wiki-edits privilege awarded at a much lower reputation level than the edit-tag-wikis-without-needing-approval privilege?

The "Approve tag wiki edits" privilege is currently awarded at 5,000 reputation. However, the ability to edit tagwikis without needing approval is part of the "Trusted user" privilege, which isn't ...
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What should the tag format be for aircraft models?

We favor creating tags for aircraft models (Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?). I typically create tags that include the manufacturer's name (consistent with boeing-747, airbus-...
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Why did a moderator delete 'Do former fighter pilots make better airline pilots'?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/68491/128 was closed as "opinion-based", then I accepted the lone answer. But then a moderator unilaterally deleted it. Why not maintain it open to let others ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Aviation's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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What's the difference between [sailplane] and [glider] tags?

For me, it looks like both tags (gliders and sailplane) are similar and active (last question active less than a month ago). I fail to see the difference. What are the criteria to know if a question ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 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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Why was my flag declined?

I flagged this answer as “not an answer” because it was short, link-only, and the poster explicitly said that they did not have enough reputation to leave a comment. The flag was declined because “a ...
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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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Do we need [aircraft-purchase]?

I just notice that we have the tag aircraft-purchase. Is this a proper tag? Or should we burninate it?
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Please re-check my question which has been closed as duplicate, I do not agree it is a duplicate

Once upon a time I was challenged to "post an example on Meta" when I found a similar, but different, question being blocked as a duplicate. My question, "Why would it be logical to call clearance ...
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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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Should we have a [flying-wing] tag?

As the title asks, should we have a tag for questions about flying wing aircraft? A simple search for "flying wing" on the main site brings up over 900 results. If yes, should we also consider ...
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Why was this spam flag declined?

This post: Market for a rear mount 1913-1914 (Wright flyer type) wood propeller with "Paragon" isignia ... is clearly a sell advert. I flagged it as spam, going off the "exists only to ...
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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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What should we do with list questions?

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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Should we have a tag for ideas about safety improvements?

There are quite a lot of questions that bring up an idea for improving the safety of commercial aviation, and ask why the idea is not implemented. These questions tend to have similar answers: namely,...
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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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Should we close questions as off-topic if the fact that it's off-topic isn't known until it's answered?

This question was prompted by this question about a structure on a mountain in Switzerland that I noticed in the review queue. It has attracted a couple of votes to close the question as off-topic. ...
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Why were this question and answer so widely upvoted?

What happens to Cessna electric flaps that are moving when power is lost? I'm certainly not complaining, and I'm glad my answer was appreciated, but I'm a little puzzled. Both question and answer ...
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A duplicate question with a unique answer by a closer

In this question: When do wings not matter? a closer Jaun had answered my question but yet he marked my question to another question which his answer would not make any sense. I have seen where a ...
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Trolley weight savings "question"

This post asks a very clear question in the title, and then proceeds to perform the rough arithmetic to estimate an answer. The math itself seems fine, and the question seems perfectly appropriate, ...
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Do we need the [gnss-gps] tag?

I noticed that we seem to have two tags for the Global Positioning System: [gps] and [gnss-gps]. These two tags seem to have exactly the same meaning—namely, the Global Positioning System, which is a ...
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Should the 'E195 gliding' question be closed or left open?

The question: For how long can an Embraer E195 airplane glide at malfunction? The review ended with 3x leave open and 2x close. The question asks if a specific plane would fall like a rock, or how ...
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Why aren't people trying to answer my questions?

I mean for my past few questions, people have been correcting my mistakes but no one offers to help. I get it I made mistakes but people just criticise my questions rather help me solve a problem. I ...
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Why the down vote on my last 3 question?

I have noticed on my last few questions that they got a down vote and close vote. Are they that bad and how can I make them better? Are they by the same person? What is the highest a helicopter can ...
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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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What if calculations are denied without going into detail?

Well this is the first site I experience this, but I've seen it quite often. People actively making wrong calculations and when explained the modifications are "denied". Often by users with quite ...
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Should we edit answers to make them correct?

In this question, J. Hougaard edited this this answer. The answer was incorrect and the edit made it correct. J. Hougaard then posted a very good answer that detailed the previous edited one. ...
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Do we need the "engineer" tag?

Currently we have a engineer with 7 questions. Do we really need that?
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Should I upvote an interesting, thoughtful, off-topic question?

This question by a brand-new user is interesting, decently well written, and totally off topic. I'm torn: I want to upvote it because in isolation it's a good question, but I don't want to encourage ...
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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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Need help with a question

I thought this was a good question. Spinning wing heat dispersion dynamics? but is down voted. Can someone please help me make this question better?
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Do we have posts that would be worth advertising?

In the aim of bringing more people to SE, the powers that be have decided to revitalize the main SE twitter account. They then asked us mods to propose questions from our sites that might be worthy ...
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Answer deleted without cause, should it be flagged for modderator attention?

I was just digging through my old stuff and noticed I had one of my answers deleted(three votes by non-moderators). However it does not come close to violating any of the rules for deletion listed on ...
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Can deleted low quality questions be brought back after they disappear?

I have this question ban that has been lingering over me for years here. I recently learned somewhere on SE chat that bad deleted questions (which is a strike to delete now counts as 2 strikes to a ...
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Are 'aircraft identification' questions using photos eligible for duplicate voting?

Not post-specific, rather general policy, but I will use two posts as an example: A recent question asked: What is this aircraft that has flown over my house all day? To which I voted duplicate for: ...
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Is the 'Gatwick drones' question on-topic?

Are there any photos or videos of the drones at Gatwick? The question asks for photos, and if no photos exist, asks about the reliability of eyewitnesses/news. Is it on-topic, or should it be closed?...
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You're asking a dumb question!!1!

New contributor 👋 or not, when a question is asked, that may for one or more reasons be eligible for putting on hold, the first few comments I've been seeing lately can be read as you're asking a ...
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Should I remove dead link?

Some link to third party website that holds Boeing or Airbus presentation becomes dead. I have no hope to bring back those link to life. Should I edit to remove those dead links or should I just leave ...
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What to do with this question?

This question had been closed when in its original form. The OP then edited it. The question was further edited in an attempt of getting it reopened. This succeeded (yes, I am in there). This has ...
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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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What do we consider as "passenger side questions"?

This is prompted by the comments seen on this question (and this). Basically: are questions asked in the early days of this SE (e.g. this one) a good indication of what we deem on topic? Or has the ...
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Duplicate questions that raise better answers?

Often I see duplicate questions that have great answers. Can the original question be edited to reflect all the duplicates titles in the body as a foot note? Can answers be migrated from the ...

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