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A couple of election questions

2 quick questions, mostly out of curiosity: Are there still going to be 3 mods? Are the votes weighed by rep?
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Do we need a separate [airbus-a319] tag?

This question brought to my attention that, as of 2 months ago, there is now an airbus-a319 tag. It has exactly 2 questions and no tag wiki. For nearly all, if not all, other aircraft types, we do not ...
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Is this question (Comprehensive list of prohibited items) appropriate?

This question was asked earlier today: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/943/167 Are questions like this appropriate for Aviation.SE?
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Remove regulation tag while we still can?

I would suggest to remove/block the regulation tag while we still can; would it be possible to have a notification or something if the asker selects regulation ...
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Is there something weird going on with link-sharing counts?

I've received an oddly-high number of Announcer badges over the past couple of days for links that I shared mostly years ago, most of them on Aviation. I've earned 5 Announcer badges today alone on ...
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How can we best tackle the reviewing discrepancy?

To start off, I'll borrow something @DanHulme said in chat a while back: "Review votes" aren't supposed to be a democratic decision about whether each post individually should be allowed. They're ...
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What tag to use for warning sounds (and lights)?

The tag sound was merged into noise. I proposed the synonym 1.5 years ago: Should 'sound' tag be a synonym of 'noise'? The top-voted answer and comments there made a good case for them ...
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Should we edit answers to make them correct?

In this question, J. Hougaard edited this this answer. The answer was incorrect and the edit made it correct. J. Hougaard then posted a very good answer that detailed the previous edited one. ...
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How should we deal with several now-obsolete comments from different users?

I was wondering how the Aviation SE mods prefer us to deal with posts that have several now-obsolete comments from multiple users (e.g. comments that were suggesting modifications to a question that ...
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What should we do if a user wants to create a new tag and apply it to old questions?

This question is prompted by the creation of the inverted-flight and its addition to a few old questions. This has raised a few eyebrows, since the actions basically swamped the homepage for a while. ...
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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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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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Are questions about personal experiences on topic?

I have asked a question on the main site which although upvoted is unanswered. I was thinking about ways I should update the question to make it perhaps more answerable, or with more detail. My ...
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Overediting and stylistic edits

Most proposed edits are pretty good and useful. However, every once in a while, a user makes an edit that generally improves the post, and preserves its intent, but changes things that do not need to ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 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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Is the "airlines" tag needed?

airlines Current definition: Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air. airline-operations Current definition: Refers to questions asking about airline practices,...
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Necessity of the airliner tag

We now have 20 questions with the airliner tag. Looking through them, there are very few, if any, that actually need it. Most of them are either generic large/transport category airplane questions ...
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Are 'aircraft identification' questions using photos eligible for duplicate voting?

Not post-specific, rather general policy, but I will use two posts as an example: A recent question asked: What is this aircraft that has flown over my house all day? To which I voted duplicate for: ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Ambiguity of the DGCA tag

I just stumbled across a dgca-regulations tag. According to the description it is for question related to regulations by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India. While the tag-wiki ...
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What would you like the chat bot to do?

Firstly, if you haven't already dropped by chat yet, do so! We're a very active bunch, and we don't bite! In case you didn't know, we have a room bot, that you can currently get weather data from by ...
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What's the problem with this question?

This question has 6 down-votes as of now. Why? It's a perfectly reasonable question. EDIT For reference, here is the original version of the question which has since been edited: PIC time with ...
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Is baggage handling on-topic at Aviation?

We recently had the question How can luggage be lost if it has a bag tag? The question was closed as off-topic, but there was disagreement in the comments about whether or not it should be considered ...
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Homework questions: has something changed, perhaps network-wide?

Often I see comments like this: This is not a forum for solving homework questions. VTC. A meta post from 5 years ago seems to suggest otherwise: Should we answer exam or test questions? If ...
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How should we handle answers that are correct, but apply to a different jurisdiction?

This question asks about the UK specifically, but as of now the highest voted answer applies to the US. The person who gave the answer suggested in a comment that a US answer is useful anyway for US-...
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Should we answer non-aviation aerodynamics questions?

This question is about aerodynamics but has nothing to do with aviation: it relates to wind turbines. Should we answer questions that are about aerodynamics but not aviation? In the meta question ...
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What do we consider as "passenger side questions"?

This is prompted by the comments seen on this question (and this). Basically: are questions asked in the early days of this SE (e.g. this one) a good indication of what we deem on topic? Or has the ...
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Is asking about the number of female pilots on topic?

I am interested in how many female pilots there are, so I wondering if that will be well received on the main site or not.
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Should I remove dead link?

Some link to third party website that holds Boeing or Airbus presentation becomes dead. I have no hope to bring back those link to life. Should I edit to remove those dead links or should I just leave ...
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How do we treat "hidden" or very subtle advertising?

This may be a very subjective impression, but I have a suspicion that there have been two accounts created on Aviation.SE which are affiliated with a service. ProPilotNetwork and CareerPilotNetwork. ...
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Ideas for future topic of the week

I'm going to try something new here. I got an idea after observing Space Exploration and Astronomy. Topics of the week often are really good way of getting out a lot of interesting questions when ...
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Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57671 It is clearly wrong as pointed out in a comment, which makes it beyond saving, and the single Looks OK closed the review. Deleting low-...
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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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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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Why did a moderator delete 'Do former fighter pilots make better airline pilots'?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/68491/128 was closed as "opinion-based", then I accepted the lone answer. But then a moderator unilaterally deleted it. Why not maintain it open to let others ...
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Why doesn't "be nice" apply to everyone?

There's been a huge kerfuffle about "be nice" and a "Code of Conduct" and certain groups feeling "oppressed" or "insulted" or "marginalized" or ...
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Why did a nearly 2 year old answer suddenly get flagged as "Low Quality"?

This answer from Oct '18 (nearly 2 years ago as of today, Sept 18, 2020) just showed up in the review queue as "Potentially low quality because of its length and content." For 2 years, it's ...
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How should we handle the new drones.SE site?

The Drones and Model Aircraft Area 51 proposal has now become a beta site: drones.SE. What does this mean for us, and how should we handle questions from now on? We've already recognized that there's ...
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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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Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

As has beed discussed in Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts, editing off-topic posts to improve them is counterproductive. Recently I've been reviewing this edit: https://...
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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

The question title really says it all, but the comments on this answer should provide more clarity. Please note that there were a bunch of comments on this question, too, which only served to ...
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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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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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Use of Acronyms in questions & answers

Related: Using acronyms in tags Aviation is full of acronyms and abbreviations, some are quite common and therefore understood by most people(eg, ATC). Others are more specialised, and will probably ...
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What's the difference between [sailplane] and [glider] tags?

For me, it looks like both tags (gliders and sailplane) are similar and active (last question active less than a month ago). I fail to see the difference. What are the criteria to know if a question ...
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Why was my flag declined?

I flagged this answer as “not an answer” because it was short, link-only, and the poster explicitly said that they did not have enough reputation to leave a comment. The flag was declined because “a ...
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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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We need to ask more questions!

We started off great, with about 25 questions per day, but now we've slipped quite a bit, to "needs some work": I don't want to see the site closed after 90 days! Remember, you can check how we're ...
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should tag [mechanicalengeneering] be renamed?

All tags involving 2 words are spelled with an dash between both words (e.g. aviation-history). The tag mechanicalengineering does not follow this convention. Should we rename it? if so, how? (I fail ...
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What's our policy towards multiple answers from the same user on the same question?

Prompted by these multiple answers ( 1 & 2 ) on the same question. We had a brief conversation in chat and we agreed that having a site-wide consensus would be appropriate. Is it appropriate for ...

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