Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
12
votes
3answers
178 views

Add tag specific popup to [accidents]

It appears that Tag Specific Popups are available for use across the network, and apparently they're 'trivial' to add. Should/could we add one to accidents? Someone can post an answer with some ...
12
votes
3answers
293 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
176 views

Should we have a tag popup also for “accident-investigation”?

In the last few days there have been a few questions using the accident-investigation tag that deal with an ongoing investigation and thus tend to be borderline on topic, if not fully off-topic. ...
10
votes
2answers
203 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
62 views

Do the current moderators stay moderators?

Is this first-ever election to replace the current moderators, or do the current moderators stay moderators? Do our friendly neighborhood mods @voretaq7, @Lnafziger, and @egid have to nominate ...
10
votes
2answers
48 views

Rename [tag:powerless] to [tag:unpowered]?

'Powerless' seems like a misnomer. Can we rename it to 'unpowered'? That is at least a more typical term, although perhaps that's only in the US.
10
votes
1answer
158 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
305 views

Move a question to a new user

A few weeks ago I asked a question about the F-4 Phantom on behalf of my daughter. To encourage both her interest in aviation and also her interest in English, I have capitulated to her requests and ...
8
votes
2answers
54 views

How do you remove a tag?

Earlier on when I asked a question, as I am 14, I asked it in the school breaktime, but someone thought it funny to add 'porn' onto it and press post question, creating a tag called 'hackingporn' and ...
8
votes
1answer
59 views

If you get a privilege, but drop below the amount needed once you have it, would you lose the privilege awarded at the needed level?

Say you get the privilege of 'creating gallery chat rooms' at 1,000 reputation, but lose enough reputation to go below 1,000 reputation, would the privilege awarded at that amount of reputation, be ...
8
votes
4answers
146 views

Why does my review icon say 12 when there are no posts to review?

My SE toolbar has an orange review icon showing "12", but when I click on it, it takes me to the Review page which doesn't show any review items: Nothing I do seems to clear the 12. (Yesterday and ...
8
votes
1answer
126 views

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 → ...
7
votes
1answer
62 views

Separate profiles?

I'm a professional programmer, and very active on StackOverflow.com. I'm also a private pilot, and starting to get active on Aviation.StackExchange.com. For both professional and vanity reasons, I ...
7
votes
2answers
247 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
66 views

How does the “recommended deletion” system work?

Recently a question got two very similar answers. Both got flagged for deletion, and in both cases the community agreed that deletion was the right course of action, but the system deleted only one. ...
7
votes
1answer
128 views

Can a post go in the “low quality” queue twice?

I recently flagged this post. Given the quirks of the SE review system, it was removed from the review queue after being edited. DeltaLima says he re-flagged the post, but the post is not in the ...
6
votes
2answers
119 views

Serial upvoting reversed

Two days ago, I received a Serial upvoting reversed adjustment to my reputation: It is referring to this activity at 19:22: I know what it means when serial upvoting is reversed, and even why it is ...
6
votes
1answer
52 views

How do I scale down an image without manually editing it?

In this answer, the image was scaled down automatically. Was it done automatically in the past? Because this image is way too big.
6
votes
2answers
44 views

How do i access draft questions?

I wrote a question the other day and it was very detailed and i couldn't post it because i had posted less than 40 min ago so i decided to exit and it asked if i wanted to save it as a draft and i ...
6
votes
0answers
83 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
45 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
56 views

Has the 5-minute grace period been removed?

I just gave an answer and edited it shortly thereafter. As you can see from the timestamps in the link, the two actions have been performed about 2 minutes and a half apart. So this prompts my ...
5
votes
1answer
42 views

Why can't I select which site to migrate to?

When I do an off-topic VTC and select "belongs on another SE site" the box to select which site it should be migrated to only contains meta.aviation.SE. Do you need to have a certain amount of rep in ...
5
votes
1answer
95 views

Tag synonym for CSeries

I created the new airbus-a220 tag, can we have the older existing cseries (x5) become a synonym of that?
5
votes
1answer
51 views

How can two users share the same username?

I noticed yesterday that a new unregistered user has selected the same username as another registered user. Is it normal and/or expected? Doesn't this mess up the "@" mentions? (or would it mess it ...
5
votes
1answer
44 views

Is there a way that us initial / beta users can see site stats, like questions-per-day, etc?

I saw one of SE's beta sites go from beta to flop. The post-mortem statistics were interesting: strong activity, except for the questions. I think this kind of insight can be valuable, in knowing ...
5
votes
0answers
62 views

Why editing a post removes it from the review queue?

This is just the latest example, but I have seen it happening other times: a question is in the close queue a reviewer edits the post from the queue the question is removed from the queue by the ...
4
votes
2answers
156 views

Who is this user, who has been removed?

My rep appeared a little strange today morning, to check what was it I went to reputation tab and found: Who is this user, and why has he been removed?
4
votes
2answers
57 views

Can moderators post as other users?

I left a comment on this answer suggesting it is a duplicate of a question the asker linked to. I didn't include the link as it was in the question. When I checked back later there was a second ...
4
votes
1answer
36 views

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)?
4
votes
1answer
123 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

Where can I find site statistics, now that we have graduated?

Now that we have graduated, where can I find statistics such as number of questions per day, and the answer to question ratio?
4
votes
3answers
176 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
115 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
106 views

How to get quicker chat notifications?

How to get the chat notifications without the 15-minute delay after being tagged?
4
votes
1answer
34 views

Using acronyms in tags

There are a ton of acronyms is the world of aviation. This could lead to duplicate tags, and some non-acronym tags, and some acronym tags. Before the site goes public [knock on wood] we should ...
4
votes
3answers
155 views

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)
4
votes
1answer
49 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
153 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
116 views

Comment tag for bounty giver or post editor

I don't know if it's a missing feature, or a bug. But when someone offers a bounty on someone else's post, you cannot tag them in a comment using @. Same goes when someone edits a post that is not ...
3
votes
2answers
128 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

My reputation is less than my quarter reputation!

This is pretty amazing and interesting for me! Which of them (total or quarter) is actually the correct one? This picture was taken on 7th June 2015, 9:00 PM (GMT +5:30).
3
votes
2answers
85 views

What’s meant to go in a tag wiki (excerpt)?

I’ve noticed many suggested tag wiki excerpts along the line of this: flight-attendant The passenger-facing crew in the cabin I’ve been reviewing these based on the guidelines given by Stack ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
45 views

How does the Low Quality queue work?

For what I knew, a post in the Low Quality queue stays there until one of these conditions is met: 6 "recommend deletion" 3 "delete" 3 "looks ok" But there are cases where only 1 (a, b) or 2 (c, d) "...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

When does it show you being in a chat room?

When you look at the list of users in The Hangar what does it mean that they are "in" the room? On the mobile site (which is what I usually use) you tap on the icon at the top and it gives you a list ...
2
votes
3answers
113 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
40 views

Reputation points not attributed

Sometimes reputation is not awarded correctly. It may be related to being in the task of editing a post when the vote happens (not sure). It happened to me several times, and maybe more than I'm aware....
2
votes
2answers
44 views

When a question of yours remains unanswered for a while, how do you get answers?

I posted a question on the Aviation SE that I really wanted an answer to. Its been up for a few days, but there are no answers for it. The link to it is here if you want to take a look at it. How do I ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

What does tag score mean?

Both tags now have questions with +5 votes. What am I missing?