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Would this question be on-topic?

I wanted to ask a question in this site, but I'm not sure it would be on-topic (maybe a bit opinion based): I'm currently an IT project manager (I have a french engineering degree in computer science ...
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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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Why is resource location off-topic?

I write "Where can I find" in the question bar, and a lot of questions come up. Nearly all of them should be offtopic. Yet nearly all of them appear to have good value to aviation. I can ...
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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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Are procedures dealing with customs (as a pilot) off-topic?

I was thinking of asking a question regarding customs procedures as it relates to a private flight operation and what they would need to go through in order to legally enter a country in a one-off ...
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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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Is a question about what kind of object left behind (probably) vapour trails be on topic?

I'm not a regular visitor of the aviation exchange, and know very little about the topic so wanted to make sure my question would be on topic. Today a relative showed me a picture that contains what ...
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Can we ask questions about identifying a video corresponding to airline industry?

Can we post a links to videos here and ask to identify a particular event, for example an air crash disaster? I run into a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane being part of Queen's Innuendo ...
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Why was my closure flag declined for this question?

I flagged this question as off topic several days ago. I did, and still do, think that it is not a good fit for this site. As of today, five days after being posted, it has yet to receive an answer. ...
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Can we have the reasons why 'Does anyone know free DIY ultralight plans?' is off-topic?

The question Does anyone know free DIY ultralight plans? has been closed as off-topic, but there are no reasons given for this. I don't necessarily want to challenge the decision, but it would be ...
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Do we need to review our "on topic" list?

This question is due to this question and the subsequent discussion in chat. It looks like we have a few questions that are not really on topic, but rather are about military stuff and they are not ...
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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 ...