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Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself?

Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself? I don't see that any of the existing reasons to close ...
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Is a question about what kind of object left behind (probably) vapour trails be on topic?

I'm not a regular visitor of the aviation exchange, and know very little about the topic so wanted to make sure my question would be on topic. Today a relative showed me a picture that contains what ...
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which is “There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question”?

Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"? We have a reason to close that says "needs clarification", but that's ...
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Can I discuss drones and UAVs in aviation stack exchange?

I see a lot of questions regarding real aircraft, but I have a question about my drone. Is it appropriate to ask questions about drones and UAVs on the website?
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Is the question “An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?” really a duplicate of the noted question?

Is the question "An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly?" really a duplicate of "What produces thrust along the line of flight in a glider? "?
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Can we ask questions about identifying a video corresponding to airline industry?

Can we post a links to videos here and ask to identify a particular event, for example an air crash disaster? I run into a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane being part of Queen's Innuendo ...
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Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether an answer is a duplicate?

Would it be appropriate to set up a ASE chat room specifically to discuss whether a question is a duplicate? Also, in a case where there is some legitimate case for the argument, would this likely be ...
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What is “burnination”?

What is "burnination"? I have never heard this word before. Related-- The [procedure] tag is very vague
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What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate?

What is the most appropriate way on ASE to advance an argument that a topic not be closed as a duplicate, and invite votes to re-open? Specifically, where should such an argument be posted? As ...
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Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators?

Can votes to close a question as a duplicate ever be over-ruled by moderators, if a sufficient argument is provided that the question is not a duplicate? This appears to be a related question -- ...
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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 ...
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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

The question title really says it all, but the comments on this answer should provide more clarity. Please note that there were a bunch of comments on this question, too, which only served to ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Should we say “unmanned” or “uncrewed”?

There are a few different words that are used to describe aircraft that are designed to fly without a human being on board, including "unmanned," "uncrewed" and "unpiloted." All three words are ...
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Why was my flag for the “Three endorsements before solo” question declined?

I am here again for the second time in a week to ask about what types of questions are on-topic here. My recent flag for this question with a current net score of -3 was declined recently. The ...
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Can “wall of text comments” be flagged?

What is the moderators' stance on wall-o-text consecutive comments from a single-user (single as in per thread, not a particular individual)? There's a reason why the comments are character limited. ...
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Why was my closure flag declined for this question?

I flagged this question as off topic several days ago. I did, and still do, think that it is not a good fit for this site. As of today, five days after being posted, it has yet to receive an answer. ...
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Should we enforce comments when downvoting?

In the Last few weeks, I saw some posts (questions and answers) downvoted without any comment, especially for posts coming from new comers. I agree some posts don't reach the quality standard we want ...
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Should we answer questions about the 'best' way to fly to a specific airport?

This question asks for "advice on the best way" to fly into Palo Alto from the south. Should we answer questions like this? On one hand, the question is clear and the scenario is fairly specific. It ...
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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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Reputation points from accepted tagwiki edits not attributed

Yesterday (local time), I made three tagwiki edits which were ultimately accepted:1 Suggested edit #48672 to airbus-a320. Suggested edit #48673 to airbus-a330. Suggested edit #48677 to airbus-beluga. ...
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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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Tip: FAA AIP, AIM, ATC (point sixty five), are back on HTML

I previously suggested using a Google search limited to site:avstop.com/ac when the HTML pages were taken down, but due to avstop not being up-to-date, I deleted ...
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Can we have the reasons why 'Does anyone know free DIY ultralight plans?' is off-topic?

The question Does anyone know free DIY ultralight plans? has been closed as off-topic, but there are no reasons given for this. I don't necessarily want to challenge the decision, but it would be ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Homework questions: has something changed, perhaps network-wide?

Often I see comments like this: This is not a forum for solving homework questions. VTC. A meta post from 5 years ago seems to suggest otherwise: Should we answer exam or test questions? If ...
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Is there something weird going on with link-sharing counts?

I've received an oddly-high number of Announcer badges over the past couple of days for links that I shared mostly years ago, most of them on Aviation. I've earned 5 Announcer badges today alone on ...
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Repeat no-effort answers, Looks OK or Delete?

As an example, which does happen every now and again, this answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/72384/14897 It is a one-liner that was posted four hours after two back-to-back answers, and ...
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New site proposal: Drones and Model Aviation

ifconfig recently (November 27, 2019) submitted an Area 51 proposal for a new Stack Exchange site: Drones and Model Aviation. There's no clear consensus on what questions about model aircraft are on ...
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What can we do when an answer is intentionally harmed by the author?

The author of this answer wrote "despatch" instead of "dispatch" several times, which is (being a non-native English speaker myself) an understandable mistake. It was corrected in an edit by ymb1. ...
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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 → ...
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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 ...
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What is the tag usage of [flow]?

What is the tag usage of flow? It seems to me it's mostly boundary layer questions. Would it be better if it's renamed to boundary-layer? A quick search gives 47 results.
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Why is this MH370's disappearance question on-topic?

This: Are there any Airworthiness Directives for the Boeing 777 that might explain MH370's disappearance? It asks for speculation (the word "might") on an accident that remains a mystery. Or as ...
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Merge and rename: [airman-certification] and [licence]

I can't tell the usage difference between airman-certification x116 and licence x33. The usage guidelines are: Airman Certification is for questions related to obtaining certificates and ratings ...
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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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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 ...
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Is baggage handling on-topic at Aviation?

We recently had the question How can luggage be lost if it has a bag tag? The question was closed as off-topic, but there was disagreement in the comments about whether or not it should be considered ...
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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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Why is the [md-80] tag being changed to [dc-9-family]?

Here: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/posts/64358/revisions https://aviation.stackexchange.com/posts/67396/revisions Those actions were taken today. I don't know if others were done in the past, ...
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Were the MD-90 and 717 ever known by DC-9-9x names

Motivated by the title/body of Why was the DC-9-80 so successful despite being obsolete almost from birth? and its comments (and the rollback), and then the tag info, I was surprised to find the MD-90/...
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How does “see votes” privilege work?

Recently I earned the "see votes" privilege. What does it do and how to use it?
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Should voting be used to undo damage?

We all know the damage that anonymous downvoting does, especially to novice users. We have been asked repeatedly to provide a welcoming atmosphere for new users and anonymous downvoting certainly isn'...
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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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Overediting and stylistic edits

Most proposed edits are pretty good and useful. However, every once in a while, a user makes an edit that generally improves the post, and preserves its intent, but changes things that do not need to ...
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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 ...
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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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