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Are questions asking for aviation-related data sources or APIs on-topic here?

Are questions asking for data sources or APIs for aviation-related programs on-topic here? For example, the question Is there an API to retrieve airport departure and arrivals? just came up. There's ...
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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

So, I think we all know the Air Force One landing or takeoff question and many of us are having fun on it. I think this issue will come up sooner or later, so let me start: Should we close this ...
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Peter Kämpf, our first user to break 100,000

I figured it'd happen at some point, congratulations Peter! I've personally benefited from several of your answers, and I've heard the same sentiment from many other users on Aviation Stack Exchange. ...
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Why do I have to change a minimum of 6 characters if I want to edit a post?

When I want to correct a spelling mistake and I only have to change a few characters, the website tells me I have to change a minimum of six characters. Why is this required? I could always edit the ...
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Are “fun” questions allowed?

I'd like to ask a tie-in question after this answer on Worldbuilding. We surmise that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was added to Santa’s kit in 1939 as a general upgrade to deal with the emergence ...
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Why is this military related question considered to be off-topic?

This question—What is the aircraft loss-rate from Nimitz-class aircraft carriers?—is one vote away from being closed at the moment, and is most likely already closed by the time you read this. Apart ...
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Help me with writing a question for stack exchange

I have asked several questions on stack exchange, but my questions are often not understood. They seem a little too pedantic. This is an actual question that I wrote on the aviation stack exchange ...
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Should we make the crash-investigation tag a synonym for accident-investigation?

Today, we have these two tags: accident-investigation - 37 questions crash-investigation - 16 questions I propose that we make crash-investigation a synonym for accident-investigation. "Accident ...
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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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Should we start accepting more answers?

The tooltip that appears over the accept button (only visible to the asker) states— ... or was the most helpful in finding your solution So if I ask something, and an answer is incomplete or even ...
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Please reopen: 'How can I search online for pilot transgressions and wrongdoing, by airline?'?

The comments to https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/33416/128 demonstrate some like (e.g. these 4 upvotes and 1 supportive comment) and mislike of it, and so should it be reopened? I reply to some ...
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Aviation Blog: The future

We wanted a blog, and then got one. But now there are suggestions that the blogs will be eliminated. Besides some interest, and a handful of articles, the blog was not successful. Some active users ...
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Why was my question closed as a duplicate?

Can anyone chime in on why my question is closed as a duplicate? Fortunately I got the answer I wanted before it was closed, but I truly can't see why any answers in the linked question applies. ...
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What's with the aggressive comment deletion?

I'm going back through a few questions I've answered, and I'm finding that in many cases the comment/discussion has been edited down or in some cases almost entirely wiped out. It's definitely not ...
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What should we do with the afd tag?

The afd tag refers to the FAA's Airport/Facility Directory, which was renamed to the Chart Supplement in March 2016. Right now we only have 4 questions tagged afd but what should we do with them? ...
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No “publicist” badge ever awarded, who does tweet questions then?

Following this answer, when looking for how many times the publicist badge was awarded, it's quite surprising to see nobody received it. Many questions (2,400+) have been visited more than 1,000 ...
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Reception of questions with answer easy to find online? [duplicate]

Facts The recurrent debate of whether simple questions are allowed or not is back. The questions are simple in the sense that answers are very easy to get online. Such recent questions: Why does the ...
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How to treat young users?

We've recently acquired a new user who is clearly quite young. This user is asking quite a few low quality questions and is attracting a lot of down votes and votes to close. I am torn as to how to ...
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Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

This question, How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?, was initially asked without much qualification, and received what I consider the best answer. It was a simple question without ...
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How can I search to see if the question I am about to ask has not yet been asked?

My greatest fear is to post a duplicate question here, how can I avoid that? Even this very question here at meta might have already been asked, how can I have this vision to see the questions that ...
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Is Stack Exchange reduced to nothing when compared to Quora?

Here are 2 exactly same questions: Why don't aircraft fly over Tibet - 395 Views, Asked on 19 August 2016. Why don't planes fly over Tibet - 45,160 Views, 1017 Followers, Asked on September 9 2016. ...
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Should I change my accepted answer when a second answer comes up more comprehensive than the first?

On the same day I have asked this question: How were bullets fired through the propeller in the Focke Wulf 190? I got an answer on the same day I posted. It was a good answer.. I accepted it. Many ...
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Is my question of “passenger aspects” or what is the closure reason?

I understand, that my question is off-topic, but to avoid future misunderstandings, I'd like to know, why or how it is off-topic? Was it closed because of being of "passenger aspects"? Should I ...
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Can we merge [icao-recommendations] into [icao-sarps] and make it a synonym?

This question is related to discussion from the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices question from about a month ago. A bit before that question, the icao-sarps tag was created, in addition to the ...
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Should tech support be on topic?

In this question's comments, Jay Carr suggests to ask here (on meta) if tech support should be on topic. There are multiple arguments: tech support is the essence of stackoverflow each communitity on ...
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Are questions about careers in aviation on topic?

We had a question on the main site about trying to get a job in operations for an airline. Personally I think the question is on topic (not withstanding a need for some editing) because we do, ...
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Aviation — Top User Swag!

Update: This will be shipping this week. Enjoy your swag when it gets to you! We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! ...
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Where to ask an aviation-specific question that involves non-standard atmospheric conditions?

I am absolutely not going to write "on another planet" in the title, but that's what I mean. I found a cross-over point from here when I recently linked to my answer in space exploration ...
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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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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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Define if airport operations and regulations are on topic in help

As the title says, the aviation help doesn't define if airport operations and regulations are on or off topic. I personally think they are on if they relate to the aircraft side of operations etc ...
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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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Why do we not use common aviation theory subjects to tag questions?

Why not use common aviation subjects to tag questions? Such as: Aviation Law (LAW) Air Traffic Management (ATM) Meteorology (MET) Navigation (NAV) Aircraft (ACFT) Human Factors (HUM) Equipment ...
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how can i logout from this website (http://aviation.stackexchange.com/)?

I don't have can detailed version of this question. All I want to know for now is how to logout from the current website in which I have asked this question.
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Who design the aviation meta background image?

Who design the aviation meta background image? And what do the points and lines mean?
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Should we merge the simulator and flight-simulator tags?

Right now we have two simulator tags: flight-simulator has 33 questions simulator has has 12 questions There doesn't seem to be any obvious reason to have both. Should we merge them, and if so, into ...
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Blue color is too vivid

We already have a few posts describing the blue voting arrows. This post is about the blue text at the front page: The blue color is way too attractive to the eye. For an exercise, try scrolling ...
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Spacing for badges in the signature

The spacing should be smaller between the badge color and the number of badges than between two color-number groups. As it is, it looks like there are 96 bronze ...
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Possible Improvements in the site theme design

Possible small improvements: In the toolbar pulldown lists, the highlighted rows are difficult to see, at least on my display (thinkpad), when not looking under the right view angle. The blue ...
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Should there be a new tag for Airman Certification Standards?

We have an "Airman-certification" tag, but with the new distinction of the old "Practical Test Standards" currently being phased out, and the new "Airman Certification Standards" which seem to be ...
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New Site Design!

EDIT 05 July Thanks for your feedback! As the community requested, here are a few changes: The vote icons Goal: de-emphasize the regular vote icons (right now they look active even though they're ...
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Why is my question about supersonic flights a duplicate?

I'm new on Aviation SE, so allow me first to apologize for the hassle. I'm sure you get a lot of low quality questions from new users here, and I really don't want to contribute to that. However, I ...
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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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What to do when the question that is a “duplicate” does not contain the needed answer

My question has recently been closed as a duplicate of this much broader question. While the "duplicate" question does mention altitude as well, it does not contain the needed answer. It is much ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for the official reference for a rule as the sole question being asked?

Is it okay if I ask for the location of an official statute or some other source of information to provide a source for something that I already know the answer to? For example, would asking, "what ...
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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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Can I share also on “Enginnering Beta” a question posted on “Aviation”, in order to share more persons?

Excuse, may I share the following question also on "Engineering beta" in order to share more persons about the problem? About climb: If we use T/W as input, the second grade equation yields two ...
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Do *blimp* questions get assigned the new *balloon* tag?

Is it best to assign blimp questions the new balloon tag, or better to create a new tag for them?
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Voting to close very old questions

Lately I've noticed several older questions (some as many as two years old) that are being flagged as off topic and are in the queue to be closed. I don't understand this? Why would we waste our ...
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Meta tags colour change

I seem to notice that the tags on Meta are a different colour (darker) than before. When did that change? I actually like it because I can read the tags better.

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