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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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What's the fate of this beta?

My understanding is that SE management feels that we are doing quite well for a beta site, and that those stats are simply goals. They won't keep us from leaving beta if they feel that the site will ...
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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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Should questions asking "does TV/Hollywood" get things right be on topic?

I would say Yes, they are on-topic. The plot of the movies is merely a bit of background information on how they got to think of the question, ultimately the real questions are about aviation. If the ...
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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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What's the fate of this beta?

The team which decides the fate of SE sites is our "Community Growth" team, which I am not part of. I participate in this site because, like many, I'm a pilot and I love aviation. However, as a ...
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Should we have a collection of aviation related humor?

Given that Both "precedents" are locked as an example of what not to ask. I'm going to be a buzz kill and say no. It'll just invite off topic chatter and other "What is your favorite aviation related ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations guys! Good luck and have fun as our new moderators!
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Following a major air disaster, when do we get to talk about it again?

The edits are mostly to eliminate the speculation about the accident in accordance with the off-topic rules. The other question hidden under that speculation is very often a valid question that could ...
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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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How strict do we need to be about making sure that question titles reflect the actual question?

I agree with your approach and have changed question titles myself in the past. The closer the subject/title is to the actual question in the descriptive body, the better, as you will be able to use ...
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What is the policy regarding users not accepting answers?

As you cannot go to other users' houses and force them to accept answers (I'm pretty sure that's a crime almost anywhere in the world), there is little to do for that except leaving a comment and ...
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Straight out of the User Manual questions

I agree with @egid's answer on this but an interesting point of comparison here is regulations: at least in the US they're all online and anyone can read them any time, but still we currently have ...
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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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Are questions about paragliding appropriate?

I would say questions about paragliding (or powered paragliding / powered parachutes) are in scope - it's just an aircraft with an inflatable wing and a different control system.
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

I would like to thank @Lnafziger, @egid and @voretaq7 for the excellent help and continuous dedication. I have learnt a lot from them and the entire community. I am looking forward to help the ...
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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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How strict do we need to be about making sure that question titles reflect the actual question?

You're not the only one doing this, but you're certainly one of (if not the) most active :-) Question titles serve two purposes: They are what attract our local experts to a particular question so ...
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Should names of people potentially liable in accidents be withheld?

I agree with mins' comments there. The names don't add any value from an aviation perspective. I very much like the way you have edited your answer now. The fact that the information can be found ...
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Posting My Question followed immediately by My Answer -- normal & encouraged?

Yes, this is not only normal and encouraged, but there's a feature designed to support this use case: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/wp-content/uploads/AnswerYourOwnQuestion.png Now when you ask a ...
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Add tag specific popup to [accidents]

My suggestion: Tip: Questions about accidents get better answers if they: are specific (don't just ask "what happened?") can be answered factually and accurately (speculating about ...
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