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What is the site policy on drone questions?

What is the site policy on questions about Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)?
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Should questions rely on tags for clarity?

While there is no need to include tags in the question title (see Should questions include "tags" in their titles? on the main Meta site), I couldn't find any discussion on including tags in ...
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Should voting be used to undo damage?

We all know the damage that anonymous downvoting does, especially to novice users. We have been asked repeatedly to provide a welcoming atmosphere for new users and anonymous downvoting certainly isn'...
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Please re-check my question which has been closed as duplicate, I do not agree it is a duplicate

Once upon a time I was challenged to "post an example on Meta" when I found a similar, but different, question being blocked as a duplicate. My question, "Why would it be logical to call clearance ...
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What should we do with list questions?

Background: I was reviewing this question when I noticed that: it is a list question (i.e. open-ended, i.e. generally regarded as too broad) the OP posted two answers. I have asked in the comments ...
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

Why did this 737 not take off on first attempt? has me wondering. In full, that question (by Cloud) is: This video shows a 737 'near miss' takeoff. I'm curious as to why the aircraft did not take ...
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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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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

I asked this question back during election before I fully understood how the SE system works. I still do not have a full comprehension because each SE seems to have different limits. I understand ...
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What to do with questions that turn out to be based on a "fake"?

Example: this one. We know now this is a fake. Is there a consensus on what to do with it? Suggest the OP to ask for the reasons that this cannot be real. Seems a good choice to me, as the ...
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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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Should we have a feature identification tag?

We regularly see questions asking for people to identify a certain feature on an aircraft and they're normally tagged aircraft design. Should we have a dedicated tag for these kinds of questions? ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

I have reached my question limit is there a way to get it lifted? It has now been 1.5 years since I've been banned to 1 question every 6 months. There is something wrong with the system parameters. ...
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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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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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Any ideas why is this question getting so many views lately?

What options would Qantas Flights 7/8 have in case of emergency? This question got 1000 views on 15 August (13 days after being asked) and completed 2500 views 4 days later. And since then it has ...
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Question pitting one aircraft against another?

Should the questions which seek comparison of one aircraft with another, be posted on Aviation SE? If Yes, under which category? If no, why not?
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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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Why are the top latest questions are all concerned about the appropriateness of the question?

The list of questions I see today is testament of it: Does this board cover questions on airport and airline operations? What is the standard of evidence required in answers? Why was my question ...
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Are model airplanes on topic here?

Just curious, are model airplane questions on topic here? I don't know what else to put here so that the question is long enough to get past the bot.
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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 ...