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Questions tagged [off-topic]

You have a question about what subjects are considered off-topic for the site

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Is the 'Gatwick drones' question on-topic?

Are there any photos or videos of the drones at Gatwick? The question asks for photos, and if no photos exist, asks about the reliability of eyewitnesses/news. Is it on-topic, or should it be closed?...
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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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What's OT in this answer?

A question I asked about the yoke force necessary to counteract whatever may drive a B737 MAX 8 into the ground was put on hold as OT. During a mod interaction references to flight JT610 (which ...
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Are 'where to get API' questions on-topic?

According to the help center, resource finding is off-topic. So shouldn't 'where can I find API for x' questions also be off-topic? Likewise for 'is there API for x'? Should those posts linked above ...
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X-Plane / F-4 question — policy on sim related questions [duplicate]

The question went through multiple close and low-quality reviews. Timeline of events: Asker can't find flaps lever Answer shows flap switch on the real plane (photo and manual) Another answer shows (...
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What should our policy be on “would this idea work?” questions?

We get occasional questions from people with no aviation or engineering knowledge, who have a "great" idea about how aircraft should work differently, whether it's issuing parachutes to passengers, ...
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Will StackExchange Area51 Drones Community clear clutter in Aviation?

Does the drone community cause significant clutter in Aviation community? If so, will a specific Drones Community benefit Aviation by clearing said clutter?
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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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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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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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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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Define if airport operations and regulations are on topic in help

As the title says, the aviation help doesn't define if airport operations and regulations are on or off topic. I personally think they are on if they relate to the aircraft side of operations etc ...
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Are shopping-like questions allowed here?

This looks like a perfect example of shopping-like question, because it directly asks about book suggestion. I thought that all shopping-suggestion questions are strictly banned across nearly entire ...
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Would rocketry questions be “On-topic”?

Are questions relating to rocketry (Professional, Amateur, and Model) on-topic for this site?
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Would a question about aircraft carriers be on topic here?

I want to ask about aircraft carriers, specifically why they have such huge crews of 5,000+ despite only carrying maybe 100 jets. I don't know the answer so I don't know if it will turn out to be ...
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Is immigration/customs advice specific to pilots on-topic here?

Does a Mexican citizen studying in the US with an FAA license need a visa when landing at airports in Canada? Some would say that this question is asking for travel advice, not aviation advice -- but ...
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Can I ask about details of coming to the US to get a PPL?

I'd like to ask about visa requirements for a UK citizen to come to the US to learn to fly, how that works, and if there are any gotcha's to be aware of. Also, where a foreigner typically lives - e.g....
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Would “recommend me an aircraft for this mission” questions be appropriate?

Would it be on topic if a question such as this was asked? Currently, I have xxx aircraft. Its fuel economy was great, but I've found that 2 seats isn't enough for the mission. I usually fly around ...
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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 ...