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Should [iaps] be renamed [instrument-approaches]?

Currently iaps x75 is used for "Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs)". And a newly created tag from two days ago, instrument-approaches x1, is not only more clear, but in line with the ...
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Is the “what if I run at full throttle all the time” question low quality?

What happens if the engines were kept on full throttle all flight long? (except for the approach and landing) This question received a negative score and was flagged as low quality. But while I ...
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Why is this clearly wrong answer “Looks OK”?

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57671 It is clearly wrong as pointed out in a comment, which makes it beyond saving, and the single Looks OK closed the review. Deleting low-...
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How OK or not OK is it to consequently delete correct answers

I couldn't help noticing a small group of players very consequently deletes all my answers, leaving questions with heavily biased answers only. Aside from it being annoying to have players launch ...
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Merge request for MCAS purpose questions

It is accepted (Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?) that duplicate closing can apply to a older question, i.e. vote to close ...
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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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A question edit that invalidated an answer and its review is no longer in the queue

A broad question was asked, and its review queue was invalidated by Edit. The edit (not OP's) also invalidated the oldest answer, which as we know, is not cool. I've rolled back the edit, but the ...
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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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Does [flight-dynamics] encompass [flight-mechanics] and [stability]?

I don't think it was brought up before. The tags flight-dynamics x120 and flight-mechanics x51, don't they mean the same thing? Should one be a synonym of the other? Note that the latter has no usage ...
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An incomplete or interdependent answer

Here is an answer by jpe61 that was flagged as low quality. I strongly considered rejecting the flag, given the number of upvotes, until I looked at the question body. When I recommended deletion, he ...
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Is [faa-approval] needed?

Carrying over from How is [faa-approval] different from [pilot-certification]? The accepted answer after 2 weeks is: best to rename [faa-approval] to be jurisdiction-neutral and cover approvals not ...
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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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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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How is [faa-approval] different from [pilot-certification]?

Judging by the descriptions: how is faa-approval[a] different from pilot-certification? Should the former be a synonym of the latter, and faa to be used with the latter if needed? It was suggested in ...
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Tip: asdasdasdasdasdasd is abusive, and should be flagged as such, not as low-quality

Recent occurrence: what changes the shape of an inlet Submitted review: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/55999 Use rude or abusive instead: Source: What are the “spam” and “...
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Please Mods, use your powers moderately!

Our mods are doing a great job keeping this site as good as it is. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed to most of us. However, in the last 24 hours or so, I've noticed two ...
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What happened here— closed question “deleted by Community”— what are the specific criteria that allow this to happen? And can this be reversed?

My closed question Is the FAA correct to construe that the new “Remote ID” regulations will apply to unmanned aircraft flown under the 2018 “Recreational Exemption”? [closed] was "deleted by ...
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Proposed edit to “Don't ask” help page

A little background; moderators asked for the ability to edit all help pages, this has been declined for reasons I don't need to go in to, however we have been told that there is a process for ...
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Do “please check my homework & tell me what I did wrong” questions add value to the site?

Looking at this question, although there are many similar examples out there. I don't see that questions like this add value here, as they tend to be uninteresting for anybody who doesn't have the ...
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Why is this question being repeatedly closed?

I'm trying to ask a very specific question about a very specific aircraft in this question. It keeps being closed as a dup, but it is absolutely not a dup. The question they are saying answers it, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should this question about cockpit painting colors be reopened as not a duplicate?

So, I saw that this question was closed as a duplicate of this question, but I don't think it should be. The second question is "why are the cockpits of Soviet aircraft painted blue-green", ...
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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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Should the question “On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL” be re-opened?

Should the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" be re-opened?
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Should we allow questions which are likely answerable by the experts here, but are not directly related to Aviation?

Our help centre (and more specifically our on-topic page) states (emphasis mine): Aviation Stack Exchange is a site for pilots, engineers, controllers, mechanics, and aviation enthusiasts. If you ...
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Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?

I was just trying to close Why did Boeing use customer codes? as a duplicate of What use was there for Boeing to include customer numbers in their aircraft model names, and why did they end this ...
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Could we arrange things so that simply editing the tags doesn't bump a question up to the top of the “active” list?

Could we arrange things so that simply editing the tags doesn't bump a question up to the top of the "active" list? Or is that baked into the architecture of Stack Exchange? (I thought I ...
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Why doesn't “be nice” apply to everyone?

There's been a huge kerfuffle about "be nice" and a "Code of Conduct" and certain groups feeling "oppressed" or "insulted" or "marginalized" or ...
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Condescending comments and answers

This question in particular Can you request a new squawk code if you don’t like the one being assigned? It seems that the person's superstition and belief is being questioned and answer more than the ...
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Just want to say how happy I am with the Aviation SE site

This is not a question. So feel free to delete it. That being said... I created the proposal for this site back in high school (8 years ago) when I was working on my PPL. I was very involved in ...
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How do I flag as “low quality”?

In answer to this question about Low Quality flags, I was told that these flags are user generated, not system generated. I took a look at the list of flags available (to me, at least), and I don't ...
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Why is resource location off-topic?

I write "Where can I find" in the question bar, and a lot of questions come up. Nearly all of them should be offtopic. Yet nearly all of them appear to have good value to aviation. I can ...
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Why did a nearly 2 year old answer suddenly get flagged as “Low Quality”?

This answer from Oct '18 (nearly 2 years ago as of today, Sept 18, 2020) just showed up in the review queue as "Potentially low quality because of its length and content." For 2 years, it's ...
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How do you ask a specific user a question about a previous question asked?

A user on here asked a question and in it they provided some insight as to what they were creating. It sounded very similar to what I am trying to figure out. How do I ask them about this in aviation ...
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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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What to do when a question is deleted by the author before I can post my answer?

I had just prepared some nice images (see below) to answer this question. But before I could post an answer, the author of the question deleted it. For reference, this was the question: Is it true ...
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Are we supposed to be closing questions just because they seem to be ‘dumb questions’?

Lately, it seems like there have been many questions tagged for closure that are guilty of little more than ignorance of the subject matter? Despite the fact that they may seem ignorant to those of us ...
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Why are question with bounty not closable?

A question (Is post-COVID flying more dangerous?) that seems to be answerable only with subjective answer has an open bounty (on friday the 7th of august 2020). I would like to add it to the "...
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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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What is the [delta] tag for?

While browsing unpopular tags, I found that the tag delta has no description nor question using it. Some tags without questions are just synonyms, but this one seems to be unused. Thus, I was ...
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How can I improve this question and make it on-topic?

How can To what extent do the 737 MAX problems affect Boeing's other airliners? be improved please so as to be on topic?
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Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

As has beed discussed in Considerations for editing and approving edits for closed posts, editing off-topic posts to improve them is counterproductive. Recently I've been reviewing this edit: https://...
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Are procedures dealing with customs (as a pilot) off-topic?

I was thinking of asking a question regarding customs procedures as it relates to a private flight operation and what they would need to go through in order to legally enter a country in a one-off ...
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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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Do we consider questions on the motivation for flights on-topic?

Why is a Cessna C560 circling Washington DC during the protests? Sure, the question has an answer, but it is still partial speculation being probably involved in law enforcement. Personally, after ...
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Why was this spam flag disputed and the post allowed to remain?

I recently flagged this answer as spam. While this answer is a little longer and more useful than many spam posts, I still flagged it as spam because it contains an undisclosed affiliation with the ...
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Do we need to review our guidance for “What kinds of questions should I avoid asking?”

The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads: What types of questions should I avoid asking?. The text that follows includes the sentence: ...
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Duplicates: Should we close the new question if it's better than the old one?

This has been on my mind for a while: if a new question is similar to an old one in meaning, but asked with far more detail and focus, should it count as a duplicate or not? If not, should the old ...
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How should we handle the new drones.SE site?

The Drones and Model Aircraft Area 51 proposal has now become a beta site: drones.SE. What does this mean for us, and how should we handle questions from now on? We've already recognized that there's ...

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