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The subject involves a specific question that was asked on the site, which should be linked for reference.

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What should we do with the “737 Max high speed stall” question?

This one in particular. It was originally closed as "unclear what you are asking". Got edited, but failed to be reopened. Got edited again to include an answer that was given via email, purportedly ...
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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 is going on with this cross post?

How do I figure out the effects of wind on flight? I don't remember cross posting this and this is completely outside of my interests. It is more on topic here and if I did post this is there a ...
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What to do with this question?

This question had been closed when in its original form. The OP then edited it. The question was further edited in an attempt of getting it reopened. This succeeded (yes, I am in there). This has ...
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there should be a function for following a thread [duplicate]

there should be a function for following a thread, just like on facebook. Right now you need to post an aswer to get notifications, and you cant be expected to always be able to contribute something ...
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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 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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Why is the A220 cockpit seat question being considered a duplicate?

This question got voted as a duplicate of this other question. Both before and after closure it got edited to avoid being a duplicate. Despite the edits, people voted to keep it closed. I am ...
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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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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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Opinion based? No, just quite difficult

This question has been tagged "opinion based": Would it be much safer to have to have an airplane inspected twice a year? I believe it is not opinion based and it could even lead to very interesting ...
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Why is this question closed as a duplicate?

This question, What are winglet and endplate? And how is their functioning?, asks regarding both winglets and endplates. Neither of the supposed duplicates address endplates whatsoever. I understand ...
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Should I just leave a pointless edit?

I recently asked a question about why the F-35’s engines are exposed to gunfire unlike the YF-23. One of the edits however edited this part of the post from: 1) Why does the F-35 have only one ...
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What is the deal with THE most viewed question

Far and away*, the most popular question on this site is the A-10 dark spot one. I'm curious, does anyone have an explanation? *nothing within 50k views
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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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Why can't I comment on this question?

I recently saw this question and went to comment, only to find that there was no link to add a comment. See screenshot below: This problem does not show up on other questions. I can't get to a ...
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What should be done with this question?

The question Has any prior accident been caused by a psychologically unstable and/or suicidal crew member?, in the day since it has been asked, has garnered 16 edits, has been closed and re-opened, ...
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Should hypothetical situations be addressed?

A new user asked this question, which is essentially how a bigger airplane can recover from a spin? Right now, it has already 4 close votes. If I recall correctly, there have been questions which ...
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Are questions about the roles of military aircraft on-topic for Aviation?

Are combat flight and military aircraft questions on-scope? has been asked, but the consensus appears to have been 'wait and see with specific questions.' So, here's a specific one that I saw in the ...
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Are questions about underwater search equipment suitable?

I just saw this question, which asks about why only one Bluefin-21 is being deployed to search the area. While the OP has mentioned it in the context of MH370, isn't this more of a question about the ...
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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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Are these questions on-topic? TV shows/movies

Interested to see what other suggestions people have, I asked What aviation-related TV shows are there? A number of people have since asked for a movie question: What aviation-related movies are ...
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Would you consider this question suitable?

I've taken a look at the following questions, but I don't know what to make of it: Switching careers to become a professional pilot For me, there seems to be something not quite right about the way ...
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Is this question (Comprehensive list of prohibited items) appropriate?

This question was asked earlier today: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/943/167 Are questions like this appropriate for Aviation.SE?
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Is this type of question appropriate: What to do when the captain smells like alcohol?

There's a lot of discussion about whether this question is appropriate or not: What to do if the captain smells like alcohol? I personally think it's more a question for a forum instead of a Q&A ...
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Should we allow questions asking for resources?

For this question (Intl. Flights - Which are the Flight Level rules differences?), it appears to be asking for resources that have collated information of various altitudes for direction of flight in ...