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What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate?

What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate, and invite votes to re-open? Specifically, where should such an argument be posted? As ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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Why was my flag for the "Three endorsements before solo" question declined?

I am here again for the second time in a week to ask about what types of questions are on-topic here. My recent flag for this question with a current net score of -3 was declined recently. The ...
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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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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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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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Can I interest anyone in voting to reopen a question?

I'm trying to get this question reopened. It's closed as a duplicate and it is pretty close to one of the linked questions. But I think it has a slight difference. Honestly I'm just frustrated ...
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What form of English do we use for grammar and spelling edits? [duplicate]

Which version of English grammar and spellings do we use for edits on this community American-English or British-English?
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Marked an edit as Rejected, what happens next?

On this question, an edit was proposed which I reviewed and marked to reject, as I didn't see any improvement while it introduced something entirely outside of all English grammar/vocabulary that I'm ...
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Is a survey possible on meta?

Is it possible to do survey on meta? I would like to hold a survey of what kind of aviation experience each member have. Maybe a list will be GA pilot private or BizJet pilot airliner pilot atc ...
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Why can a bounty created to "reward an existing answer" not be awarded immediately?

At least twice now, I've created a bounty on a question for the specific purpose of rewarding an answer that is really excellent. The system then lets the bounty sit out there, not awarded, for a ...
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What is "burnination"?

What is "burnination"? I have never heard this word before. Related-- The [procedure] tag is very vague
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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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Any of you aviation enthusiasts here interested in personal use of Drones? [closed]

If you are, please support the Drone Stack Exchange Proposal! Then we can start sharing information on cool aviation tools such as this:
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How to ask about material to study aviation related topics?

Since reading Aviation SE I noticed that I have a huge interest in everything related to aerodynamics so I'd like to know the whole topic in more depth. This led me to nearly asking about what the ...
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Should we have a hypotheticals tag/questions? [duplicate]

Apparently we have a hypotheticals tag <😱>, which has been used 8 times. Most recently today. But aren't those questions opinion-based? Many good questions generate some degree of opinion ...
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Kegworth air disaster - Example of 'How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis?'

I accept the rarity of such events, but still, does this event counter or negate the negative feedback aimed at How can passengers help in the cockpit in an aviational emergency? I'd also be ...
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Should we have a [light-ga] tag?

Exactly as the title asks: should we have a light-ga tag for questions pertaining to aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff wage of less than 12,500 pounds, and requiring only one crew member? ...
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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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What should we do about answers that are 1-2 line+picture?

Recently there has been an influx of new users coming to our site and posting answers that consist of one or two sentences and possibly a picture of some sort. Example answer: here Is there ...
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Synonym [phraseology] -> [terminology]

There are currently 2 tags with the same meaning, with approximately 20 questions in each: phraseology and terminology. Can these be merged into terminology and a synonym added from phraseology?
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How OK or not OK is it to consequently delete correct answers

I couldn't help noticing a small group of players very consequently deletes all my answers, leaving questions with heavily biased answers only. Aside from it being annoying to have players launch ...
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Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether an answer is a duplicate?

Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether a question is a duplicate? Also, in a case where there is some legitimate case for the argument, would this likely be ...
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Can someone look over an answer I gave?

@JanHudec (I just noticed you were on, sorry for bugging you) or anyone else, Could you look at the answer I gave to this question and correct anything that is off. I think I got the concept right but ...
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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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Tag modification A350 vs A350XWB

The current tag airbus-a350 refers not to the old Airbus A350 project but to the current A350XWB model in operation since 2014. I propose to rename the current tag to airbus-a350XWB and create a new ...
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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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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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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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Should we have easily searchable questions here?

Area 51 metrics suggest that we should have over 90% traffic from search engines. Now, suppose that you are a user, who is not associated with Aviation.SE in anyway. You search for something like "How ...
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My question was closed and deleted because of its humoristic phrasing

I've asked this question: What can I do with my pimped 767-300ER, which I'm no longer using regarding a public dilemma in Israel today (Note: linked article is in Hebrew) in Israel today: What to do ...
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself?

Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself? I don't see that any of the existing reasons to close ...
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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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Proposed [specific-incident] / [specific-accident] tags

There are currently a few tags in use relating to specific incidents, e.g. mh370-incident, us1549-incident, tam3054-incident and lot16-incident. There were also a number of others that I created and ...
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Should we enforce comments when downvoting?

In the Last few weeks, I saw some posts (questions and answers) downvoted without any comment, especially for posts coming from new comers. I agree some posts don't reach the quality standard we want ...
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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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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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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 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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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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A humble request to the highly reputed users of network!

Seeing the amount of questions that we get every hour (which is not very much), I would like to request all the highly respected and reputed users to relax for sometime, after a question is asked! ...

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