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Peter Kämpf, our first user to break 100,000

I figured it'd happen at some point, congratulations Peter! I've personally benefited from several of your answers, and I've heard the same sentiment from many other users on Aviation Stack Exchange. ...
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Congratulations, Aviation is graduating!

It's a big day, and I know you folks have been waiting. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Aviation met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a ...
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New Site Design!

EDIT 05 July Thanks for your feedback! As the community requested, here are a few changes: The vote icons Goal: de-emphasize the regular vote icons (right now they look active even though they're ...
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Peter Kämpf exceeding level 200,000, might pop up at space.exchange anytime soon!

Congratulations to Peter Kämpf on reaching a reputation of 200000! He is the first to reach this level, and did so shortly before anybody else managed to exceed level 100000. In six years and 11 month ...
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Aviation — Top User Swag!

Update: This will be shipping this week. Enjoy your swag when it gets to you! We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! ...
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New Aviation Site Design!

Good news everyone, it was discussed on the Stack Exchange podcast, and we now have a site design. This should be rolling out as soon as we can get the design spec converted into workable CSS. ...
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Voting arrows look selected when they're not

I just went to a question I had already voted on, and wasn't sure which way I had voted: Intuitively, it seems that the brighter arrow (down) would be the direction I voted - but I actually upvoted ...
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What's the fate of this beta?

This site has been in beta for a pretty long while now. I was looking at the A51 stats, and for the most part the site seems to be doing really well, but our questions/day ratio is VERY low and the ...
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Bret's Last Day at Stack Exchange

I haven't been very active on this site lately, but since a lot of people in this community know me, and have always known they could come to me with questions, I wanted to let you all know that today ...
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Can we graduate please? :)

Seeing as to that we are in principle in the green on the Area 51 statistics (I know these are not exact) and have been for some time. I feel we have what is a solid community represented by a ...
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You're asking a dumb question!!1!

New contributor 👋 or not, when a question is asked, that may for one or more reasons be eligible for putting on hold, the first few comments I've been seeing lately can be read as you're asking a ...
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How strict do we need to be about making sure that question titles reflect the actual question?

I am starting to get discouraged about the quality of question titles on Aviation.SE. For those who don't want to click things, that's a link to my user page, which has a list of my recent edits. ...
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Congratulations to ymb1 reaching level 100,000!

Congratulations to ymb1 on reaching a reputation of 100000! He is the second to reach this level, only sharing this milestone with Peter Kämpf. In four years and ten months of participating here, ...
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Question closing is too arbitrary

I have now experienced it too often to stay silent. People vote to close a question they don't know the answer to. The question itself is clear and easy to answer, but some people prefer to put others ...
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How should we handle country specific questions answers?

As an example, I just busted class Bravo airspace, now what?, the accepted answer includes several US specific details (FAA, AOPA, ASRS). However, the question was not US specific. I expect this will ...
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Keeping tag wiki's at high quality: wake up call for reviewers

Lately we have seen large number of tag wiki edit suggestion in the review queue. Many of the proposed edits are simple copy/paste from wikipedia. Whilst the information contained in them may be ...
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Can we perhaps be a little more serious with the LQP queue?

I noticed today in the Low Quality Posts queue, there were at least 2 votes of "Looks OK" on this answer to the question about bug spray in airliners. It's deleted now, but this was the text of the ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Aviation's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Aviation's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They will be replacing the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Why is the 'sex in the cockpit' question off-topic?

This question attracted an unusual number of downvotes and is currently on hold as off-topic. I think it would be useful to discuss why: in my opinion there's no obvious reason to either downvote it ...
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Migration to Travel.SE

We seem to get a number of questions here that probably belong on Travel.SE rather than Aviation. Can we add Travel.SE to the list of sites on the "This belongs on another StackExchange network" close ...
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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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Are questions about hobby-grade drones on-topic in general?

Since the drones SE site did not make the cut, I think that this site would be the closest for many questions involving hobby-aircraft. I would like to ask what is the community consensus as far as ...
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Are ALL forms of 'flight' on-topic?

I've recently begun following a young YouTuber whose thing is paramotors. That is a para-wing with a small two-stroke engine/blade strapped on your back. I'd like to ask some questions (and I will), ...
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Should we make the crash-investigation tag a synonym for accident-investigation?

Today, we have these two tags: accident-investigation - 37 questions crash-investigation - 16 questions I propose that we make crash-investigation a synonym for accident-investigation. "Accident ...
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Blue color is too vivid

We already have a few posts describing the blue voting arrows. This post is about the blue text at the front page: The blue color is way too attractive to the eye. For an exercise, try scrolling ...
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Can we please leave contructive comments for our new users, instead of simply downvoting?

Where can I get information about the FAA "restricted like" license to fly a N aircraft in Italy / Europe? Do (or can) pilots observe religious fasts when flying? Why don't airplane ...
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Custom vote up/down arrows

I've noticed that a lot of other sites have custom up and down arrows (like the linux & unix site, for example.) Is it possible for us to do that hear? I think having the up and down arrows ...
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Are questions that involve SSI on-topic?

There have been a few questions that are answerable but to do so would invoke Sensitive Security Information. While some SSI has made its way into public knowledge and someone determined to know ...
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What should our policy be on “would this idea work?” questions?

We get occasional questions from people with no aviation or engineering knowledge, who have a "great" idea about how aircraft should work differently, whether it's issuing parachutes to passengers, ...
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How to treat young users?

We've recently acquired a new user who is clearly quite young. This user is asking quite a few low quality questions and is attracting a lot of down votes and votes to close. I am torn as to how to ...
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Would questions about paper-planes be on-topic?

If someone asks some questions on paper-planes and related items, would it be on-topic for this site?
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Closing as “belongs on another StackExchange site”

Sometimes, a question should be closed since it belongs on another SE site, most commonly travel and physics. Why when I vote to close as such, Aviation Meta is the only choice? Can we get that list ...
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Should we comment/speculate on incidents being investigated?

Inspired by some of the recent questions about MHA370 (here and here), I'm thinking we should establish a more-or-less official stance on questions about accidents or incidents currently under ...
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Does this site have a sense of humour?

I've had several comments deleted on here (and as far as I can determine, no way to see who deleted them so cannot ask directly). I'm assuming it's because I sometimes try to inject a little humour. ...
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Are remote controlled aircraft on-topic?

I'm envisioning that we get quite a few questions regarding remote controlled aircraft - how should we respond to these questions? Are the on topic? Or do we want to keep the site to only life-sized ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

In the help center, we have an important question unique to Aviation.SE which is: What topics can I ask about here? Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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Help Otto teach people to fly!

@Lnafziger jokingly said that he would like to see a !!TeachMeToFly command on the suggest new chat bot commands question: The command that I would like to see the ...
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Should we answer exam or test questions?

This question presents two very specific questions about altimeter calculations. As currently written, there is (in my opinion) a very high probability that the questions come directly from a written ...
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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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Voting to close very old questions

Lately I've noticed several older questions (some as many as two years old) that are being flagged as off topic and are in the queue to be closed. I don't understand this? Why would we waste our ...
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Downvotes and closing votes without comments

I just came across a few down/close-voted questions (e.g. What is the usage ratio of the An-225 Mriya?) which had no comment describing a reason for said votes. What should be done about that (...
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Are questions about paragliding appropriate?

I'm just starting to learn paragliding and I was wondering if question on that subject would be appropriate to this site.
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Please don't edit from the review pages

What's the problem? From What are the guidelines for reviewing?: (...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor ...
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Moderators Pro Tempore Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

So, I think we all know the Air Force One landing or takeoff question and many of us are having fun on it. I think this issue will come up sooner or later, so let me start: Should we close this ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Aviation's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Are there legal implications to posting answers?

As a pilot (and especially as a flight instructor) I'm probably slightly more at risk of litigation than your average civilian, which leads me to wonder... if a CFI answers a question here, is there a ...
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Can we ask about airplane design?

Is it appropriate to ask about aircraft-design? Like design features of a 747 or an SR-71, or an F-15? Or is that out of the scope here? My example question to start: With the upgrade of the 737 ...

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