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Questions tagged [specific-question]

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

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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 ...