Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag for questions about the scope of Aviation.SE (i.e. which questions are on-topic here.)

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Are remote controlled aircraft on-topic?

I'm envisioning that we get quite a few questions regarding remote controlled aircraft - how should we respond to these questions? Are the on topic? Or do we want to keep the site to only life-sized ...
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Should we comment/speculate on incidents being investigated?

Inspired by some of the recent questions about MHA370 (here and here), I'm thinking we should establish a more-or-less official stance on questions about accidents or incidents currently under ...
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Are combat flight and military aircraft on scope?

There is already one related question regarding military use of aircraft, flight systems, avionics, etc. on Area 51 since this site's definition and commitment phase: Will missiles and missiles ...
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How narrow a definition should this site have

We can see this message multiple times a day: "This question does not appear to be about aviation, within the scope defined in the help centre." And if we then look up what the scope is, as is ...
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Are questions that involve SSI on-topic?

There have been a few questions that are answerable but to do so would invoke Sensitive Security Information. While some SSI has made its way into public knowledge and someone determined to know ...
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Are questions asking for aviation-related data sources or APIs on-topic here?

Are questions asking for data sources or APIs for aviation-related programs on-topic here? For example, the question Is there an API to retrieve airport departure and arrivals? just came up. There's ...
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Do we need to review our guidance for “What kinds of questions should I avoid asking?”

The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads: What types of questions should I avoid asking?. The text that follows includes the sentence: ...
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Would a question about airport history be on-topic?

I would like to ask about the history of the "Superbay" at KSFO. I could also imagine questions such as how an airport got its name/code (like KORD), or about the unusual layout of EDDI. Would ...
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Does this board cover questions on airport and airline operations?

As far as I can tell, this board definitely covers the 'aeroplane side' of aviation (that is the parts directly related to planes). How about the operations and perhaps more 'commercial' side of ...
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Should we broaden our scope to include questions related to Air-to-ground weaponry as well?

This question got me thinking this. As there are passengers to commercial aviation, the same is the relation of bombs to bombers. So, should we consider such questions about the Air-to-ground weaponry ...