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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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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation [closed]

We all love Aviation Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Aviation SE has no on-topic page: is it time to come up with guidelines? [duplicate]

I was reading this question about Airline law and my gut instinct was it isn't on-topic here, even though it is related to the air line industry. The first comment posted as of that time seemed to ...
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Who should our moderators be?

I have received word that the community managers are ready to pick moderators pro tem for Aviation. With that in mind, I thought I'd ask anyone if they have any suggestions. Feel free to nominate ...
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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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What is this community consensus on comments cleaning?

Due to the volume of comments generated on the main site, StackOverflow, some comments can be "nuked" by a single user with a "no longer needed" flag. This is a built-in functionality available on all ...
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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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Should we have a collection of aviation related humor?

Similar to the following on StackOverflow: What's your favorite “programmer” cartoon? What is your best programmer joke? I do agree that on both of the above-mentioned pages, it is specified that <...
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What should we call our chat room?

Most SE site chat rooms get a clever name at some point. What ideas do you have?
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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 these questions on-topic? TV shows/movies

Interested to see what other suggestions people have, I asked What aviation-related TV shows are there? A number of people have since asked for a movie question: What aviation-related movies are ...
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Should we talk British or American round these parts?

I got a little confused earlier today when I tried to tag a question as maneuver and discovered that there was no such tag in the system. There was, however, a tag called manoeuvre. "That can't be ...
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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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Aviation icon/favicon the same as Astronomy

The Aviation favicon is the same as the one for Astronomy. Will this be changed?
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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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Should we allow questions asking for resources?

For this question (Intl. Flights - Which are the Flight Level rules differences?), it appears to be asking for resources that have collated information of various altitudes for direction of flight in ...
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What should we do with "Are there any" questions with many answers?

The question about two airports connected by taxiways, to be exact. The question asks about whether there are examples which satisfy a criteria. Turns out there are many! I'm sure the OP thought it ...
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Experimental self-evaluation

The June, 2015 self-evaluation didn't seem to go over well and we are rethinking site checkups. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to try an experimental self-evaluation. Below, I've ...
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"faa-wings" tag

I just edited a question about FAA regulations applying to aircraft wings incorrectly tagged "faa-wings" I added a description (based on copying chunks from Wikipedia and an FAA document) to the tag ...
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Should I be allowed to ask an identify-this-airport question?

On Arqade, where I hail from, identify-this-game questions have a special place in moderator's hearts. The same place that pilots have when they hear members of news media try to speak intelligently ...
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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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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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How do we get outdated info fixed? [duplicate]

On this question in meta there seems to be a consensus that outdated answers to old posts should be updated. I came across this question on the site and believe the regulations have changed and ...
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Are "passenger" questions on topic and how should we handle them?

I've seen several questions asked from an 'enthusiastic passenger' perspective. Examples: How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis? What things can a passenger look ...
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UAV is the technically correct term

Currently, the tag drones has been created. The term drone is a commonly used phrase but is not the technically accurate term which is what should be used on Aviation.SE. Unmanned aerial vehicle or ...
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Why do you have to have votes on a tag before you can suggest a synonym?

Looking through the pages of tags I noticed many that are the same. An example are the tags usaf and us-air-force. At this point nobody has made a synonym for them. I was surprised to find that I can'...
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Merge [boeing-747-8] → [boeing-747]?

I don't know why the -8i/f variants get special treatment, since the same is not done for the variants of the 737, 777, etc. Unless I've missed something, I request a tag merge for boeing-747-8 x27 → ...
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What's the policy on responding to other answers in an answer?

In this question Aeroalias provided an answer, but later edited some extra text as a response to an answer given by Peter Kämpf. I was wondering if this is the right thing to do? Basically, I think ...
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Please Mods, use your powers moderately!

Our mods are doing a great job keeping this site as good as it is. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed to most of us. However, in the last 24 hours or so, I've noticed two ...
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Should we answer questions about the 'best' way to fly to a specific airport?

This question asks for "advice on the best way" to fly into Palo Alto from the south. Should we answer questions like this? On one hand, the question is clear and the scenario is fairly specific. It ...
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Tag merge: [legal] → [regulations]

During a discussion I had with @ymb1 on "Do we need the "legal" and "legislation" tags?", we came to the idea of merging the legal tag to regulations. The description for legal is ...
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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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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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What benefit is there in not registering on SE?

Though this question is not particularly related to one site, I'm asking it here anyway. There are several people I noticed who do not register on StackExchange but yet contribute a lot of very nice ...
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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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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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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 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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Which website should we prefer to reference to aviation accident/incidents summaries?

Should we prefer a website over another when referencing external sources for providing a quick overview of an accident/incident? If yes, which one should we prefer? Avherald? Wikipedia? Aviation-...
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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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Why don't more people fill out the "about me" section?

Just wondering where people acquire their knowledge
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Should questions asking "does TV/Hollywood" get things right be on topic?

I see no value in questions like this and this. To me, they appear to have nothing to do with aviation, other than in the plot lines.
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Should the tag be air-traffic-control or atc (and other abbreviations)?

We currently have an air-traffic-control and atc tag. Which one should be used? In general, when should common terms be abbreviated in tags and when should they be spelled out?
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What can we do when an answer is intentionally harmed by the author?

The author of this answer wrote "despatch" instead of "dispatch" several times, which is (being a non-native English speaker myself) an understandable mistake. It was corrected in an edit by ymb1. ...
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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 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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Let's get critical: Dec 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Aviation Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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The only way is up: Where do we put the boundary to the 'upper' (altitude) scope of aviation?

Where do we pull the boundary between aviation and the space exploration beta? We've gotten a few questions on spaceshiptwo, and I'd imagine it's only a question of time before stuff comes up on the ...
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Repeat no-effort answers, Looks OK or Delete?

As an example, which does happen every now and again, this answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/72384/14897 It is a one-liner that was posted four hours after two back-to-back answers, and ...
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Are questions about the roles of military aircraft on-topic for Aviation?

Are combat flight and military aircraft questions on-scope? has been asked, but the consensus appears to have been 'wait and see with specific questions.' So, here's a specific one that I saw in the ...

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