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How should long, off-topic discussions by an asker be deterred?

This question was asked on the Aviation SE yesterday. While the question does contain a kernel of validity that makes it on-topic here (specifically, IMO, whether aircraft can be powered by ...
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Would this question on Travel.se be appropriate to migrate to here?

I asked this question over on Travel.se asking why a plane could only be moved by its pilot, and received a comment saying it would probably be a better fit for this site. Would it be a better fit ...
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Would this approach be an acceptable compromise to have joke “answers”?

Despite previous meta posts, there seem not to be a consensus, but rather a split, on what to do with joke "answers". I am and have been very vocal in supporting the idea that jokes do not belong in ...
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Is reasking questions allowed under any conditions?

Suppose i added a question which i expected to get a lot of attention and plenty of answers, but the question ends up with very little views. Afterwards, i realise that's probably because i chose a ...
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Is asking about the number of female pilots on topic?

I am interested in how many female pilots there are, so I wondering if that will be well received on the main site or not.
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Is asking about ownership of warbird wrecks on topic?

The question I want to ask pertains to who has the authority or can claim downed warbird wrecks that are still sitting in fields or are in the bottom of our world oceans, lakes, and seas.
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Are 'where to get API' questions on-topic?

According to the help center, resource finding is off-topic. So shouldn't 'where can I find API for x' questions also be off-topic? Likewise for 'is there API for x'? Should those posts linked above ...
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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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X-Plane / F-4 question — policy on sim related questions [duplicate]

The question went through multiple close and low-quality reviews. Timeline of events: Asker can't find flaps lever Answer shows flap switch on the real plane (photo and manual) Another answer shows (...
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How does vote to close work?

Does it just keep asking until five people agree or does it ask ten times to get five votes or what? This question doesn't answer it.
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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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What should we do about answers that are 1-2 line+picture?

Recently there has been an influx of new users coming to our site and posting answers that consist of one or two sentences and possibly a picture of some sort. Example answer: here Is there ...
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Should 'sound' tag be a synonym of 'noise'?

Should sound (x4) tag be a synonym of noise (x71)?
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Should 'aerodrome' tag be a synonym of 'airport'?

Should aerodrome (x6) tag be a synonym of airport (x298)?
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Should “flight-dynamics” be a synonym of “aircraft-physics”?

There is currently a tag synonym suggestion that would like to see flight-dynamics as a synonym of aircraft-physics. Do we want to accept this? Are there better alternatives?
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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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Should we penalise people who vote to close questions that should not be closed?

The power to close questions is prone to abuse in this SE, seems people with the power to close questions have more power than everyone else, ie those that want to answer questions, those that would ...
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Should we have a dedicated close reason for events under investigation?

Inspired by the OP's reaction to the closure of this question: Off topic? And this one is? aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/47989/ Where is the consistency here? I can see where the confusion ...
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Should bits of relevant information that are not full answers be allowed in question comments?

Per the recent question Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments? and general SE policy, answers to the question are not supposed to be answered in comments. However, as Jamiec's answer to ...
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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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Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments?

From the network guidelines: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a question or providing an alternate solution to an existing answer; instead, post an actual answer (or edit to expand an existing one)...
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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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SR-71 cool story comment posted as an answer

This post IMO (and others per the votes/comments and a flag) should not be an answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/50294 (+6/-2) It's a cool comment that can be posted as such by linking to ...
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“Inlet” and “Intake”: Synonyms?

Currrently both inlet and intake have a fair amount of questions. Neither had a tag wiki and the questions on both seem to have the same subjects. Is there any reason they shouldn't be made synonyms?
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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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Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts?

Should moderators step in when there is a disagreement over leaving open / closing posts? A tale of two posts: Are German, Japanese, and Chinese companies not able to build aircraft jet engines on ...
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What is our policy on the question-asker reviewing edits on their own question?

After submitting an edit a few days ago, I had it approved twice - by other unrelated users and declined once - by the user whose question was being edited. Im my opinion the question-asker should ...
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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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Can we ask 'What something does' (through a picture, or perhaps through a video link)?

I started writing a question on the main site but then realised that it may be considered off topic. As I hovered over the menu for the Aviation S.E group I noticed it said "...
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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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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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The community's reaction to bad questions

Per the comments on the most recent example, it seems like it's an ongoing issue that is bothering some users. Objectively there are far worse questions with plenty of up-votes, questions from ...
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Should we include airport diagram or charts in posts?

I noted that in some questions or answers, a reference to the airport diagram / approach chart is beneficial. My question is whether we should include an image in the post. A URL may be dead in the ...
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What should our policy be on plagiarism?

According to Meta.SE: What to do when plagiarism is discovered If your flag [for plagiarism] gets declined, flag again and/or raise the issue on Meta. The flag is still pending (now retracted; see ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Does the stackexchange network allow for crowdsourcing of answers?

Does the stackexchange network allow for crowdsourcing of answers? There are four questions of particular interest that would benefit the Aviation Stackexchange community, but the answer would be an ...
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Drones.SE is in the Commitment phase

Edit: Unfortunately, this proposal didn't pass the commitment phase. Due to there likely being some overlap of interests among some of our users here, I just wanted to post here that the Drones.SE ...
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Question ban still in effect?

I have an indefinite question ban. I tried to clean up my questions to no avail. Can someone check to see what else I need to do?
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Why are some questions in the question list faded?

Why is the question from TayE faded? (Is there a contribution he hasn't yet paid?) This happens for several questions. Is it my browser configuration?
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How to self-answer questions that do not show research?

The comments, closure, and reopening of 'Who invented the ejection seat and what airplane used it first?' is the reason I'm posting this. Question lacks research, OP compares it to self-answered ...
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Pointing out the mistake

What would happen if you shot an F-16's fuel tank? Now, As I see No Fiction No spam video link (I Didn't think, adding a small paragraph would mess up my question so bad in the past) Simple ...
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Accepted graphic missing in questions tab [duplicate]

On other sites an accepted post is highlighted (top image). Not the case here. 'Questions tab' view for both images above.
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Policy on top secret answers?

There is much technology that is not public in aerospace. What is the policy about that information here as posts?
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Appealling for question ban to be lifted

I've had a couple of bad questions but overall I have a positive reputation and offended no one that I know of? How can I earn the privilege to ask again? Can I have a time when it will be lifted?
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Suffrage and Vox Populi Badge are almost equal

Suffrage: use 30 votes in a day (bronze) Vox Populi: use 40 votes in a day (bronze) One of them should be removed because they are almost the same. I see no benefit in having them both.
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I did not receive the secret hat for earning a gold badge

According to this answer Winter Bash 2016 - All Hats The hat '24' is earned by earning a gold badge. 4 days ago I earned one, but never received the hat. Can anyone tell me the reason?
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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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People that downvote everything

For some reason, people downvote my decent questions for nothing Can you admins/mods do something for this by monitoring decent questions and reprimand the people that downvote for fun or for that "...
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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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