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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 ...
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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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Do we need both a “fighter” and a “fighter-jet” tag?

We have two quite similar tags: fighter with 10 questions fighter-jet with 126 questions Do we really need both? Should we edit fighter away?
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CAA tag not appearing as suggested tag

When starting to type the caa tag "caa-uk-regulations", if you just type "caa" then a load of random suggested tags that only contain "ca" appears. It isn't until you put "caa-" the appropriate tag ...
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Do we need both the commercial-operations and airline-operations tags?

Today we have two quite similar tags: commercial-operations with 55 questions airline-operations with 267 questions It looks like we have both to distinguish between commercial and airline ...
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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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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 we merge [icao-recommendations] into [icao-sarps] and make it a synonym?

This question is related to discussion from the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices question from about a month ago. A bit before that question, the icao-sarps tag was created, in addition to the ...
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ICAO Standards And Recommended Practices

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the role of ICAO in aviation regulations. Maybe this is largely caused by a large portion of the community being from the US? Although the US is an ICAO ...
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Why do we not use common aviation theory subjects to tag questions?

Why not use common aviation subjects to tag questions? Such as: Aviation Law (LAW) Air Traffic Management (ATM) Meteorology (MET) Navigation (NAV) Aircraft (ACFT) Human Factors (HUM) Equipment ...
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Should we merge the simulator and flight-simulator tags?

Right now we have two simulator tags: flight-simulator has 33 questions simulator has has 12 questions There doesn't seem to be any obvious reason to have both. Should we merge them, and if so, into ...
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Should there be a new tag for Airman Certification Standards?

We have an "Airman-certification" tag, but with the new distinction of the old "Practical Test Standards" currently being phased out, and the new "Airman Certification Standards" which seem to be ...
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Do *blimp* questions get assigned the new *balloon* tag?

Is it best to assign blimp questions the new balloon tag, or better to create a new tag for them?
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Meta tags colour change

I seem to notice that the tags on Meta are a different colour (darker) than before. When did that change? I actually like it because I can read the tags better.
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change “ballooning” to “balloon”?

ballooning is the only aircraft class for which the tag is the activity rather than the aircraft. I think it should be balloons to parallel gliders helicopters airplanes etc and i do mean changed, ...