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Why is this A321 spoilers question closed as a duplicate?

Do the different spoilers on an A321 extend by different amounts? closed as dupe to Why is there a difference in the max spoilers extension between the A320 and A321 in a roll? One is asking do, ...
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Should this question about cockpit painting colors be reopened as not a duplicate?

So, I saw that this question was closed as a duplicate of this question, but I don't think it should be. The second question is "why are the cockpits of Soviet aircraft painted blue-green", ...
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Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?

I was just trying to close Why did Boeing use customer codes? as a duplicate of What use was there for Boeing to include customer numbers in their aircraft model names, and why did they end this ...
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Duplicates: Should we close the new question if it's better than the old one?

This has been on my mind for a while: if a new question is similar to an old one in meaning, but asked with far more detail and focus, should it count as a duplicate or not? If not, should the old ...
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Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of the noted question?

Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of "What produces thrust along the line of flight in a glider? "?
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Should the 'E195 gliding' question be closed or left open?

The question: For how long can an Embraer E195 airplane glide at malfunction? The review ended with 3x leave open and 2x close. The question asks if a specific plane would fall like a rock, or how ...
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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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Duplicate questions that raise better answers?

Often I see duplicate questions that have great answers. Can the original question be edited to reflect all the duplicates titles in the body as a foot note? Can answers be migrated from the ...
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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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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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What to do when the question that is a "duplicate" does not contain the needed answer

My question has recently been closed as a duplicate of this much broader question. While the "duplicate" question does mention altitude as well, it does not contain the needed answer. It is much ...
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What to do about the "window shades" question?

There has been a question about window shades, which has been asked on both Travel.SE and Skeptics.SE. Why open up the window-shades before landing? On commercial airlines, I've noticed that ...
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