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What explains the enormous difference in reception between these similar questions?

Disclaimer: this is my opinion as a user of this site, not as a moderator. I did vote to close yours as opinion based for a few of the reasons mentioned below. There are a few things I can spot ...
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What should we do about question that is readily answered on internet?

We should answer them: StackExchange is trying to be a better information source than other sites, we aren't trying to answer only questions that have never been asked before, and we're not trying to ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

I think the problem many people have with this, and other questions that arise from a faulty premise, is the failure to recognize the fault. For example, instead of asking "why is it more ...
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My question was closed and deleted because of its humoristic phrasing

The other comments explained correctly what the issues are: the question is opinion-based (everyone will be able to come up with a new ridicolous way to "use" it, the non-professional tone ...
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Please reopen: 'How can I search online for pilot transgressions and wrongdoing, by airline?'?

It seems to me that people are reacting to two main issues with your question. First, you apparently want to see accident statistics based on the 'morality' of the cause (you also used the word in ...
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Please reopen: 'How can I search online for pilot transgressions and wrongdoing, by airline?'?

It's a good idea to ask here about the reception of your question, and this is certainly something to your credit. On the form of the question You should simplify your question and choose your ...
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Can we ask 'What something does' (through a picture, or perhaps through a video link)?

We get those kind of questions often. Just one example. They're usually well received as long as it's not something a simple Google search can answer.
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Why is this question closed as a duplicate?

To be blunt, I don't think "we have a major question closing problem." I think the system is operating exactly the way it's supposed to. Questions are put on hold or closed to encourage clarification/...
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What explains the enormous difference in reception between these similar questions?

In addition to writing style and the question being very broad, I think a lot of the negative reception also had to do with the assumption that a passenger with no actual flight training would be ...
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Is unnecessary context a valid reason to close a question

No, it's not a remotely valid reason to close the question. It's not even clear to me that there's anything wrong in the situation you describe but, if there is, it can be fixed by editing so there's ...
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Is unnecessary context a valid reason to close a question

Imagine this question: Although it has not been determined why Sullenberger was able to land the plane in the Hudson, the general assumption by the media is that it was because of his experience and ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

I voted to close because of the confusion created by the OP's comment my calculation is gallons per seat-mile, which factors in speed. It basically means, how much does it cost to transport 1 person ...
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Will enough time pass where I'll get a fresh start here on Aviation SE?

Here is said: How long do I have to wait before I can post again? What can I do to release the ban? How can I reactivate my account? Automatic bans never expire or "time out." This means that ...
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Can deleted low quality questions be brought back after they disappear?

Although it's widely believed that deleted questions or answers count "more" towards bans, no one except SE knows if deletion counts as exactly "2 strikes." This has been explained to you before: if ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

The problem I see in that question is that it asks, "Why is (inaccurate statement) true?" The only answer there is, "That isn't true." There are ways that the question could be re-...
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Why was my question about cabin chimes on a specific plane closed as primarily opinion-based?

I voted to leave close (as a user, I waited to be the third one to avoid it being a mod-review) because personally I don't see in the question something that undoubtedly shows the semitone difference. ...
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Can I have my deleted questions undeleted?

Undeleting all of them at once would not help, but rather create a few issues: if you don't edit them quickly, the system will automatically delete them within a few hours if you edit them quickly, ...
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Why is 'What is the difference between slice, segment and leg" on-topic while "What are the definitions of stages/sequences" was closed as off-topic?

As is so often the case in these sort of meta-questions ("Why is X on topic but Y not?") you're comparing a very old question (left open, possibly on topic in it's day) to a very new ...
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Why was my question closed as off topic?

To answer without answering: it's because we don't have a clear, unambiguous definition of whether military/weapons systems questions belong here. To speculate: the majority of users of the site seem ...
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Why would people vote to close their own question?

I personally voted to close some of my questions on other sites of the network. In particular I closed one recently as duplicate. I saw no value in deleting it because it might help the next person ...
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What should we do about question that is readily answered on internet?

If you find yourself being tempted to post only a link or direct quote from Wikipedia, or telling them go use Google, sometimes this can suggest it's not the best question. But Pondlife is right, we ...
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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?

I think questions about LAANC or other drone related regulations are on-topic here. The help center clearly lists: Aviation Regulations as on-topic and there is no condition that it has to be about ...
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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?

Yes, the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" should be re-opened. Here's why. It's essentially asking, among other ...
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Kegworth air disaster - Example of 'How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis?'

[...] does this event counter or negate the negative feedback aimed at How can passengers help in the cockpit in an in-flight aviational crisis? I'm not sure that the feedback was unusually ...
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