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What is the "aviation-culture" tag for?

We currently have a aviation-culture with 7 questions. 3 of them are closed, with a 4th that probably need migration. The other 3 do not seem to be needing such a tag, imho. What is this tag for? Do ...
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Should questions rely on tags for clarity?

While there is no need to include tags in the question title (see Should questions include "tags" in their titles? on the main Meta site), I couldn't find any discussion on including tags in ...
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How best to handle the tags for the boundary layer topic?

Background (from 2 years ago): What is the tag usage of [flow]? Based on that and its accepted answer: I now created boundary-layer including usage guidance in preparation for adding the existing flow ...
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What tag to create for environmental control systems?

Some variations that came to mind (not limited to those): ecs environmental-control-system / -systems more professional but encompasses the existing acs-pressurization* x6 climate-control cabin-...
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On the lack of consistency in aircraft-specific tags [duplicate]

At the moment, Aviation SE has both tag a-6 and tag douglas-a-4-skyhawk, for instance. Why not have tag grumman-a-6-intruder instead of tag a-6? Why not have a-4 instead of douglas-a-4-skyhawk? Why ...
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Do we have a tag for vision or eyesight?

I was looking at this question and found the tags [safety] to be a bit lacking. Do we not have any tags like [eyesight] or [vision] ? It seems questions about eyesight and vision are frequent. Am I ...
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The "sailplane" tag description needs to be revised

The sailplane tag description needs to be revised-- it works fine as a general description of a sailplane, but it is confusing as an ASE tag, since we also have the tag "glider". The tag ...
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The reason tags become vague, and how we can fix the issue

The site suffers from many ambiguous and misused popular tags, say 100+ questions. I'm hoping we can fix those, given the importance of grouping topics. The reason tags become vague By checking older ...
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What's the point of the tag [aircraft-physics]?

The tag aircraft-physics is too broad; it reminds me of the now-dead flight tag. It usage guidance says: ... aerodynamics, flight dynamics, stability and control, aircraft hydraulic and electric ...
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Do we need a [homework] tag?

This question is currently tagged with homework. I had previously removed this tag from some other questions, but since it keeps reappearing, it is probably best do discuss it here on Meta. The topic ...
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What should the [foreign] tag be used for?

I just removed the foreign tag from this question because it seems unrelated to the question. But I was wondering what the tag should be used for since it does not have any usage guidance. Right now ...
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should tag [mechanicalengeneering] be renamed?

All tags involving 2 words are spelled with an dash between both words (e.g. aviation-history). The tag mechanicalengineering does not follow this convention. Should we rename it? if so, how? (I fail ...
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Should we have a separate tag ("RNP") for Required Navigation Performance questions?

There is a lot of room for disambiguation when it comes to ICAO RNAV and RNP standards. This seems to me like RNP should be its own tag separate from RNAV and GNSS tags. Here are some exemplary ...
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Tag excerpts are not [cute] definitions

Preface: I'm not calling anyone out, just providing examples. It seems to me the first edit notice was not read, hence this post, which hopefully will also help others. Tag excerpts are not meant to ...
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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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For planes, do we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis?

I just rejected two edit suggestions: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/48671 reject reason: linked wiki articles are enough for this type of always-changing information ...
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Tag merge: [legal] → [regulations]

During a discussion I had with @ymb1 on "Do we need the "legal" and "legislation" tags?", we came to the idea of merging the legal tag to regulations. The description for legal is ...
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Should we have tags for specific aircraft engines?

Currently, we have tags for specific models of aircraft (for instance, boeing-737, de-havilland-comet, tu-154, bombardier-crj), which makes sense, given the large numbers of questions regarding ...
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What tag to use for warning sounds (and lights)?

The tag sound was merged into noise. I proposed the synonym 1.5 years ago: Should 'sound' tag be a synonym of 'noise'? The top-voted answer and comments there made a good case for them ...
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"noise" and "noise-reduction" tags : do we need both?

See this question for example. I cannot imagine an example where "noise" is discussed but it is not about noise reduction. (noise enhancement???) I suggest we keep the shorter one, noise, and make ...
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How about tags on the country of origin of aircraft?

Currently, Aviation SE has the tag russia, which is used for questions on the Russian Federation. However, questions on Russian aircraft often (mis)use this tag. Hence, I do believe it would be useful ...
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Do we need the [flight-mechanics] tag?

At the moment flight-mechanics has 14 questions. Do we need it? My opinion is we should get rid of it and use aerodynamics (1,316 questions) and/or aircraft-physics (157 questions).
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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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What should the tag format be for aircraft models?

We favor creating tags for aircraft models (Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?). I typically create tags that include the manufacturer's name (consistent with boeing-747, airbus-...
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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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What's the difference between [sailplane] and [glider] tags?

For me, it looks like both tags (gliders and sailplane) are similar and active (last question active less than a month ago). I fail to see the difference. What are the criteria to know if a question ...
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Do we need [aircraft-purchase]?

I just notice that we have the tag aircraft-purchase. Is this a proper tag? Or should we burninate it?
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Should we have a [flying-wing] tag?

As the title asks, should we have a tag for questions about flying wing aircraft? A simple search for "flying wing" on the main site brings up over 900 results. If yes, should we also consider ...
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Should we have a tag for ideas about safety improvements?

There are quite a lot of questions that bring up an idea for improving the safety of commercial aviation, and ask why the idea is not implemented. These questions tend to have similar answers: namely,...
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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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Do we need the [gnss-gps] tag?

I noticed that we seem to have two tags for the Global Positioning System: [gps] and [gnss-gps]. These two tags seem to have exactly the same meaning—namely, the Global Positioning System, which is a ...
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Do we need the "engineer" tag?

Currently we have a engineer with 7 questions. Do we really need that?
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tag adding fails

steps to reproduce the bug click "edit" on Can anyone identify this object? try adding 1 tag (as an edit suggestion) result error message: "edits must be at least 6 characters" (red rectangle ...
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Do we really need the airspace classes tags?

I think they were created recently, and they are rarely (sometimes not) used, compared to the main 'airspace' tag. My thinking is, for example, if I tag a question with Class-C, Class-C is not the ...
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Should we have a hypotheticals tag/questions? [duplicate]

Apparently we have a hypotheticals tag <😱>, which has been used 8 times. Most recently today. But aren't those questions opinion-based? Many good questions generate some degree of opinion ...
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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 generic ...
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Should "trim" and "trim-tab" tags be merged?

I recently edited this question to add the trim tag. I noticed there is another tag named trim-tab with almost identical description. Is there a reason to keep them both around?
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"defense-aviation" vs. "military" tags

I noticed we have 13 questions tagged with defense-aviation. Is there a way this could be differentiated from military or can we get rid of that tag?
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Tags for "ice" and "icing" should be merged/differentiated

We have tags for both ice and icing, both have a good number of questions tagged. Should they be synonyms? It seems like "ice" is more general and may be a better primary tag. Would there be a case ...
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"Guidance" tag is unclear

As it currently stands the guidance tag has no description and could be interpreted many ways. There are currently 5 questions tagged with it: Coordinate systems, not sure how it's related. ...
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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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Which tag (flight-test, flight-testing) should be the master and which the synonym?

We currently have the tag flight-test treated as synonym of flight-testing (that is thus the "master"). As a mod I am incentivised to proceed to merge them, and leave only the master. Generally this ...
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Should we tag the airplane model in [aircraft-identification] questions?

In the past few days there has been an ongoing wave of edits which adds the aircraft model to some old questions. Some of these edits add the aircraft model tag to a question asking to identify the ...
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Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?

In the latest days I've seen a stream of suggested edits among which several only added a tag, often new or seldomly used, describing the model of aircraft mentioned in the question. Do we need this?
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"birds" and "bird-strike" tags

I found out a few days ago that we have two tags, and the majority of questions are tagged with "birds" at the moment. Should we change it to "bird-strike"? I would think that if a question mentions ...
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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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Do we need the "legal" and "legislation" tags?

I noticed that this question here has a "legal" tag and a "legislation" tag. Do we need both of them? Should we keep one of them and synonym the other? Do we need any of them at all? These tags ...
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Should we have a feature identification tag?

We regularly see questions asking for people to identify a certain feature on an aircraft and they're normally tagged aircraft design. Should we have a dedicated tag for these kinds of questions? ...
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2 synonyms request for crop dusting (aerial-application)

We have questions about crop dusting, yet no tags, and I can't think of one tag without the need for a synonym. crop-dusting aerial-application (the currently used term according to Wikipedia) ...
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