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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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How do you put a link to another question?

How do you put a link to another question, I have seen them, but I don't know how to do it.
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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 ...
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How to report a possible security vulnerability?

This question has a comment by user:vasin1987 that appears as a giant block of white text. I'm using Google Chrome v53 on Win7 x64. Someone else mentioned it appeared blank too. The user said he ...
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How to get quicker chat notifications?

How to get the chat notifications without the 15-minute delay after being tagged?
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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 ...
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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.
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What does tag score mean?

Both tags now have questions with +5 votes. What am I missing?
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I am unable to ask a question on aviation stack exchange?

I am unable to ask a question on aviation stack exchange
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Define if airport operations and regulations are on topic in help

As the title says, the aviation help doesn't define if airport operations and regulations are on or off topic. I personally think they are on if they relate to the aircraft side of operations etc ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 does a grayed-out name mean?

This question has an answer by "user11357", whose name is grayed out and cannot be clicked on. What does that mean? Was the user banned?
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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 ...
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What is aviation meta for?

When I started my account on aviation stack exchange I was already signed up for aviation meta, but what questions do I ask on this website and what is it for?
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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When this site graduates, what will happen to user reps and privileges?

Will the users lose their privileges, as reps required for graduated sites are as much as 4 times higher than that for Beta sites, or would the users be given some incentives (extra rep), or simply ...
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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).
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Why my flag results “declined” while the post got deleted?

I recently flagged this post as "low quality". As you can see (if you have enough rep), it has been deleted by three other users. In addition, from the review history I see that noone disagreed: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to list all links in SE? [duplicate]

since FAA no longer offers their publication via HTML pages and change all to PDF files, many of links to FAA site have become a dead link. How can I list all those links so I can find which link is ...
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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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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 ...
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Why are the top latest questions are all concerned about the appropriateness of the question?

The list of questions I see today is testament of it: Does this board cover questions on airport and airline operations? What is the standard of evidence required in answers? Why was my question ...
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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 ...
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Synonym request for [n-number] -> [aircraft-registration]

Could a mod create n-number as a synonym of aircraft-registration? Unless anyone thinks otherwise?... It's a common expression State-side, right?
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Synonym request for [flightradar24] -> [online-radar]

I'm trying to suggest a synonym for flightradar24 -> online-radar, but I'm getting this error message: Since this cannot be suggested, but it can be added outright by a mod, Bret suggested that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...