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Should 'aerodrome' tag be a synonym of 'airport'?

Should aerodrome (x6) tag be a synonym of airport (x298)?
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Should "flight-dynamics" be a synonym of "aircraft-physics"?

There is currently a tag synonym suggestion that would like to see flight-dynamics as a synonym of aircraft-physics. Do we want to accept this? Are there better alternatives?
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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 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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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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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, sometimes users drop ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drones.SE is in the Commitment phase

Edit: Unfortunately, this proposal didn't pass the commitment phase. Due to there likely being some overlap of interests among some of our users here, I just wanted to post here that the Drones.SE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are question about what happened to a flight, when an official investigation report is available but inconclusive, on topic?

I know that questions about incidents under investigation are generally off topic; see e.g. Should we comment/speculate on incidents being investigated? and Frequent questions following air incidents. ...
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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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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

I asked this question back during election before I fully understood how the SE system works. I still do not have a full comprehension because each SE seems to have different limits. I understand ...
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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

The 2017 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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How should we handle the FAA's part 23 rewrite?

The FAA has just done a major rewrite of part 23 and the new regulations have been published. Almost all the previous regulations are now gone, although of course they're still available from sites (...
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How narrow a definition should this site have

We can see this message multiple times a day: "This question does not appear to be about aviation, within the scope defined in the help centre." And if we then look up what the scope is, as is ...
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Can we stop this "I dont know the answer therefore I downvote" thing?

There are a few questions, e.g. this and this that I feel are getting downvotes for no reasons beside requiring a real expertise to answer them. They may not be phrased perfectly, probably because ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Aviation is scheduled for an election next week, September 18th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to ...
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Why does this book have Indian version and is there anything more interesting in USA version ? [closed]

I am finding a good book about aircraft and had found this one: But I have few questions: Why does it have Idian version ? the texts in red circle are: "For sale in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh,...

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