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New Site Design!

status-completed Please see the post update. Great, thanks for putting up the new design and the effort required to achieve it. Two nitpicks: The recent votes appear like this: This appear like a ...
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Aviation — Top User Swag!

You guys are awesome. This site took a while to get out of Area 51, but ever since early beta it has been a really great place. Huge thanks to all of the moderators and users who have shaped this ...
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Peter Kämpf, our first user to break 100,000

In recognition of your many contributions to Aviation.StackExchange, as evidenced by your 100,000 site rep, the Av.SE community is proud to present... The most interesting aviator in the world, Peter ...
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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

I believe the original question, that is, "Is there anything visible in the airplane's configuration that would indicate if this is arrival or departure?" is a completely legitimate question. The ...
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Should I change my accepted answer when a second answer comes up more comprehensive than the first?

there are penalties on doing that, and I don't want to pay. There's no penalty for changing the accepted answer. Unaccepting an answer loses you the 2 rep points you gained for accepting it, but ...
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What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

Personally I would not touch the posts as said in the Meta.SE post, and I would encourage everyone to flag spammy posts, even if they are already in the low quality queue. Flagging automatically ...
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EDITED - Design for Aviation Stack Exchange

Comments on June 21st Edit: You're going to hate me, but I actually think the updated design looks more like a constellation. For example, Taurus: Image source Especially with the symbols that were ...
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Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments?

No, we should not. It is true that we are more lax on comments around here, but such "answers" can neither be commented upon (without creating massive comment discussions), nor downvoted if ...
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Voting to close very old questions

While I don't entirely disagree that all questions should be evaluated based on current standards, I've found that the people who vote to close old questions tend to be people who want to be rule ...
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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

I want to remind everyone that we aren't actually required to be strict about the rules if, as a community, we don't want to be. There are many communities on SE that are very lax with the rules, ...
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Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?

Yes, I would like to have tags per aircraft type, when a question is specific to a particular aircraft type. Some people are specifically interested in a type of aircraft, and it makes it easier to ...
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Bret's Last Day at Stack Exchange

Congrats on the new job! While you're coding, just don't forget to convert feet into meters. :P
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EDITED - Design for Aviation Stack Exchange

EDIT 2: Another design concept. The "Questions", "Tags" buttons are re-made for a more simplistic style and less sim-like. The selected tab is in green, as is the selected state of many cockpit ...
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Should we make the crash-investigation tag a synonym for accident-investigation?

Personally, I would say yes. I don't see any benefit on having the two separate tags.
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What's the problem with this question?

Although it could be a legitimate question, opening with "Automation, automation, automation," and the reference to calling back for coffee, makes it read more like a rant than a question. In addition,...
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Retiring from my moderator position

I have said privately I hope you might reconsider this, based on not feeling like you need to moderate all the things all the time. However, should you (as I expect you will) indeed step down all I ...
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What should be our policy concerning shared accounts?

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. Or two people, or a classroom of people, or someone representing someone else, or whatever. In other words - and leaving aside the ToS for a moment - we ...
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What should our policy be on "would this idea work?" questions?

I personally don't see much of a problem with "Would X work?" or "Why don't we do X?" questions as long as the asker is honestly looking for the answer to that question. The problem is that, in many ...
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What is the preferred method for linking official publications that expire regularly?

My general solution here is not to link to the plate: Take a screenshot of it and upload it as an image with your question/answer instead. (This also has the advantage of being able to draw all over ...
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Replacing Wikipedia?

As far as I remember (I can't find the link now) the understanding here has so far been that "if they come to us, and it is on topic, there is no reason of turning them away". Personally, with my mod ...
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Should bits of relevant information that are not full answers be allowed in question comments?

Yes, relevant bits of information in comments should be allowed, and if I might say, encouraged. I have not spent much time on SE in recent months, but this behavior is one which I sometimes do: I ...
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Should we move to 3 close votes?

I support the idea. As a user I feel that the amount of people actively reviewing has decreased. As a mod, I try to hold back from reviewing and give priority to the community, rather than the mod-...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you all for your entrusting the moderator role to me. I hope not to disappoint you all too often :-) Congratulations to Ralph J, I am looking forward to working together with you, Jamiec and ...
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change "ballooning" to "balloon"?

I agree that it should be the name of the class, and not the activity. Only a small nitpick, though. We do not have gliders helicopters airplanes, we have the singular forms: glider helicopter ...
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Blue color is too vivid

100% agree, the blue is definitely too bright
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Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

That particular edit is not appropriate. It has been reverted. Passive-aggressive language that does not significantly clarify the question being asked and serves only to "invalidate" an answer the ...
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Should we do anything about question requesting non-public data?

Mod Hat OFF I'm not a fan of these "pure data retrieval" questions, to steal Federico's term: We're talking about trivia that you're probably not even going to find in the manufacturer's parts manual ...
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Are ALL forms of 'flight' on-topic?

Are they on topic? I'd say yes! They are likely regulated by the same aviation authority that regulates other aspects of flying They are interesting, it broadens our site to more readers Some ...
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Can removing comments by a moderator on their own answer be considered a conflict of interest?

Edit it in if it's that valuable One thing we aren't very good at as a community on Aviation is cleaning up comment threads and getting the good stuff from them edited into the associated posts. ...
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