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Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether an answer is a duplicate?

Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether a question is a duplicate? Also, in a case where there is some legitimate case for the argument, would this likely be ...
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What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate?

What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate, and invite votes to re-open? Specifically, where should such an argument be posted? As ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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The [procedure] tag is very vague

The procedure tag is very vague. It's been used 127 times, from taxiing to ATC to weather decisions to starting a propeller to approach procedures... the list is long. No clear "topic" or clear usage ...
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Can “wall of text comments” be flagged?

What is the moderators' stance on wall-o-text consecutive comments from a single-user (single as in per thread, not a particular individual)? There's a reason why the comments are character limited. ...
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Rename request for FAR tags

The following are the current FAR tags (total of 112 questions): far-91, far-61, far-135, far-121, far-25, and far-141. FAR stands for Federal Aviation Regulations, although it is no longer ...
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Merge [boeing-747-8] → [boeing-747]?

I don't know why the -8i/f variants get special treatment, since the same is not done for the variants of the 737, 777, etc. Unless I've missed something, I request a tag merge for boeing-747-8 x27 → ...
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How can we best tackle the reviewing discrepancy?

To start off, I'll borrow something @DanHulme said in chat a while back: "Review votes" aren't supposed to be a democratic decision about whether each post individually should be allowed. They're ...
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Merge and rename: [airman-certification] and [licence]

I can't tell the usage difference between airman-certification x116 and licence x33. The usage guidelines are: Airman Certification is for questions related to obtaining certificates and ratings ...
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Rename [airbus-a300-beluga] tag to [airbus-beluga]?

Currently, we have the airbus-a300-beluga tag for questions about the Airbus Beluga outsize-cargo aircraft. Problem: we now have at least two questions1 about the Beluga XL (the original Beluga's ...
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How does “see votes” privilege work?

Recently I earned the "see votes" privilege. What does it do and how to use it?
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Burninate [flight]

This month the very, very ambiguous tag flight was created, and is now being applied to four seven different unrelated topics (from GIS data to flight schools to trim to power curves). I request the ...
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What is the difference in tag usage of [fixed-wing] vs. [airplane]?

What is the difference in tag usage of fixed-wing x57 vs. airplane x72? If fixed-wing is to differentiate unpowered, is it sailplane then? Which has its own tag, and has been proposed and voted for ...
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Should [cg] be a synonym of [weight-and-balance]?

Should cg x21 be a synonym of weight-and-balance x121? If not, when would one use cg and not weight-and-balance in asking a question?
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Rename misspelled [priviliges] meta tag to [privileges]?

The priviliges tag here on Aviation Meta is misspelled (its subject is questions having to do with privileges); can we rename the tag to its correct spelling (privileges)?
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I see ads on this site. Are they real or do I have a problem?

I don't see ads in other StackExchange sites except for this one, where I find what seems Google Ads. Are there ads of the site, or is something in my computer adding ads to the site?
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Tagwiki edit was accepted with only one review

Suggested edits (including tagwiki edits) by users who don't have enough reputation for their changes to show up immediately (2,000 reputation for question/answer edits, 20,000 for tagwiki edits) need ...
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tag synonyms merging: sailplane and gliders

As suggested by this answer, I would like to either delete the sailplane tag or merge it with glider. Can anyone make it ? (I don't have enough power/rights)
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Are the moderators able to rename tags for this site?

Sometimes users create tags with typos. Replacing the tag with the right spelling/format, e.g., b17 → b-17, doesn't work due to the similarity. I asked about it before in chat, one of the suggestions ...
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unable to submit question about modern fighter jets

I get a message that says: You are attempting to create the tag [jets]; however the tag [jet] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta" I have searched for an ...
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Why the down vote on my last 3 question?

I have noticed on my last few questions that they got a down vote and close vote. Are they that bad and how can I make them better? Are they by the same person? What is the highest a helicopter can ...
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Merge request for P-factor posts

This is a merge request for two P-factor posts: What's P-Factor and why does it occur? What is P-Factor in Propeller Aerodynamics? [Duplicate Closed] Both questions are identical, with the now-...
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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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Duplicate questions that raise better answers?

Often I see duplicate questions that have great answers. Can the original question be edited to reflect all the duplicates titles in the body as a foot note? Can answers be migrated from 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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Please help me better understand how upvoting/ downvoting works

I downvoted an answer, then reconsidered and wanted to retract my downvote. The answer started at "0" votes before my downvote. After downvoting, I found that all I could to with the up/down arrows ...
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What defines a “peer”, in context of review of an edit to someone else's answer?

What defines a "peer", in context of review of an edit to someone else's answer? On this site sometimes we see a message that an edit to someone else's answer will be subject to peer review. Is a ...
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How can a single downvote or upvote change the score of an answer by two not by one?

How can a single downvote or upvote change the score of an answer by two not by one? I just saw that happen.
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How do I link directly to one of several answers?

How do I link directly to one of several answers? If it is an answer that I am the author of If it is an answer that someone ELSE is the author of-- particularly if it's NOT an answer that I've ...
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Is there an easy way tell who is a moderator?

Is there an easy way tell who is a moderator? Is that what the diamond after the screen name means?
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Do edits made very close together in time always show up as separate edits in the edit history?

Do edits made very close together in time always show up as separate edits in the edit history? I guess I thought that when I was seeing an autofill suggestion in the "Edit Summary" box that was the ...
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Is there something I can do to help unlock my answer? And what happens if I don't?

A comment by ymb1 on an answer to my related question Can a locked thread be upvoted? suggested I ought to raise the issue of my locked answer Which parts of class E airspace can an ultralight (part ...
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My reputation has increased— do all the downvotes I made before I had 125 reputation now have an effect on displayed score of q's and a's?

My reputation has increased-- do all the downvotes I made before I had 125 reputation now have an effect on displayed score of q's and a's? If not, can I go back and recast those votes even if no ...
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Does each upvote (by a user with more than 125 reputation) really raise the score of an answer or question by one?

Does each upvote (by a user with more than 125 reputation) really raise the score of an answer or question by one? Or does one "unit" of displayed score really represent a much larger number of ...
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Can a locked thread be upvoted?

An answer of mine has been locked, clearly because someone felt I had edited it too frequently. Can the answer still be upvoted based on the merits of its content? If yes, ok, that's great. If no, ...
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Does “write an essay” pertain to aviation stack exchange?

I saw the phrase "write an essay" in the answer to a question on meta.stackexchange.com Does "write an essay" have any specific meaning other than just write a really long answer? Like, something ...
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What is the process to delete a tag?

Specifically, the tag nois, which appears to have been created when the tag "noise" wasn't found due to the misspelling. Maybe it's because I'm working on an iPad, but I didn't see any tools to flag ...
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Can I have my deleted questions undeleted?

Can I have any questions that I deleted counting towards my question ban undeleted so I may work on them to get my asking privilege back?
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Tag synonym for CSeries

I created the new airbus-a220 tag, can we have the older existing cseries (x5) become a synonym of that?
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How does vote to close work?

Does it just keep asking until five people agree or does it ask ten times to get five votes or what? This question doesn't answer it.
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Can the new 'airforceone' tag be renamed?

A recent edit suggestion created a new tag: airforceone. I tried to improve the suggestion by using the dashes as they are the standard replacement for spaces, but I got this: Update: A more ...
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Tag 'capacity' is unclear

The capacity tag questions are either about seating capacity or airport capacity. There are only 6 questions, would it be possible to split them? Suggested split: seating-capacity airport-capacity ...
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Question ban still in effect?

I have an indefinite question ban. I tried to clean up my questions to no avail. Can someone check to see what else I need to do?
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Policy on top secret answers?

There is much technology that is not public in aerospace. What is the policy about that information here as posts?
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Suffrage and Vox Populi Badge are almost equal

Suffrage: use 30 votes in a day (bronze) Vox Populi: use 40 votes in a day (bronze) One of them should be removed because they are almost the same. I see no benefit in having them both.
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I did not receive the secret hat for earning a gold badge

According to this answer Winter Bash 2016 - All Hats The hat '24' is earned by earning a gold badge. 4 days ago I earned one, but never received the hat. Can anyone tell me the reason?
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How to format a link in a comment?

See here for my comment. It's after the answer by ymb1. I thought I used the same format as in regular posts but clearly that doesn't work. What format should I use?
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Usage of tag 'flight-path'

Flight-path for me means trajectory through the air. But it can colloquially mean a route. Since we have a route tag, I imagine flight-path does indeed refer to the trajectory. It does lack a tag ...
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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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How exactly am I supposed to gain enough reputation to make a comment?

From my understanding you gain rep from : Asking questions Answering questions Receiving upvotes from other users on your comments or answers. Many of the questions I see here are answered by ...