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Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

Inspired by the recent streak of edits in the queue, I would like to reach a community consensus. I have seen several edits (10+, from the same user) that do not make anything else than adding ...
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Is it acceptable to solicit bounty for unanswered questions?

As I've stated in a previous post, I've asked a number of unanswered (or in one case, sparsely answered) questions. For example: How can we calculate the benefit gained from taping glider wing roots?...
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What to do with this answer?

Please bear with me, I need to set the context first. If it's TLDR for you, just skip down to the link and take a look. When I first joined this site, the general tone on helicopters was that they ...
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How should I handle questions I've asked that may be unanswerable

I recently asked this question. One of the comments suggested something I had not thought about, that the situation is ongoing so there may not be anyone who can provide an answer. I'm also now ...
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Should we change the title of the question about the black triangle in the Cabin?

I am speaking about this question: What does this placard on board an A320 denote? As the Stackexchange network aims for a high rate of users coming from search engines and this question is about ...
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Old questions from people with 1 reputation point

Should there be a time limit for old questions from users with very low reputation? It seems that some of the stale questions are from users that will never return. Perhaps there should be a limit set ...
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Are ALL forms of 'flight' on-topic?

I've recently begun following a young YouTuber whose thing is paramotors. That is a para-wing with a small two-stroke engine/blade strapped on your back. I'd like to ask some questions (and I will), ...
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Are "career opportunities in region X" on topic?

I would like to know what is the community's consensus about these kind of questions. Currently, this one is closed. Someone suggested that we have a very similar question here which is currently ...
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unintended undies in the logo

I can only apologise for this, but I thought it fair to warn that I mostly see a circle wearing a pair of tightie whities / y fronts (and surely I'm not the only one?): This came up today due to a ...
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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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Should we have a feature identification tag?

We regularly see questions asking for people to identify a certain feature on an aircraft and they're normally tagged aircraft design. Should we have a dedicated tag for these kinds of questions? ...
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What is the intended public for the aviation stackexchange site?

I'm truly surprised at all the enthousiasts pooh-pooing this question Evidently, my question attracts a lot of aviation wisecracking. Who is the aviation site intended for? We're not anticipating any ...
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Why do so many people on SE:Aviation have to do something with programming?

Just something I noticed. When I expand the user card of the people here on SE:Aviation, I do really often see people who have something to do with coding. Is that just me or are people who program ...
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What is the policy on undelete?

Without getting into a specific post, what's the policy on undelete? When should a user nominate a post to be un-deleted? How can the proposer / nominator state the reason (it doesn't give a menu ...
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What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

Sure, ideally we flag it as spam and then it goes away, but what should we do between the flagging and the "it goes away"? The Meta.SE post on this says that in theory is better not to touch them, ...
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Are questions about airport's naming schemes and markings on topic here?

Following this comment and the fact that corresponding question is marked as off-topic, can someone tell me, if questions about airport's internal design, naming schemes and markings are on topic here?...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

I have reached my question limit is there a way to get it lifted? It has now been 1.5 years since I've been banned to 1 question every 6 months. There is something wrong with the system parameters. ...
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Should we do anything about question requesting non-public data?

There has been a few questions lately asking for information that really, only people who work with/for the OEM can answer definitively, as it's not publicly available information. Such people most ...
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What is 'aviation weather'?

This question was originally closed as being off-topic. It has now finally been reopened. The closing of the question caused some discussion in the comments, which has led to the question, when are ...
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Can we perhaps be a little more serious with the LQP queue?

I noticed today in the Low Quality Posts queue, there were at least 2 votes of "Looks OK" on this answer to the question about bug spray in airliners. It's deleted now, but this was the text of the ...
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Is this question appropropriate for this site, or is it too opinion-based?

I recently asked this question: Which airport has the lowest circling MDH? I have discussed my question with another member, specifically regarding whether or not the question is appropriate for this ...
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What should be our policy concerning shared accounts?

Prompted by the arrival of a new user that admits being a shared account. As mentioned in the comments to that answer, I was not sure wether shared accounts are allowed by Stackexchange's Terms of ...
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Do we need both a "fighter" and a "fighter-jet" tag?

We have two quite similar tags: fighter with 10 questions fighter-jet with 126 questions Do we really need both? Should we edit fighter away?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Do we need both the commercial-operations and airline-operations tags?

Today we have two quite similar tags: commercial-operations with 55 questions airline-operations with 267 questions It looks like we have both to distinguish between commercial and airline ...
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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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