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Update: Yes, we can, and in fact we have reached the design-independent graduation milestone. See Congratulations, Aviation is graduating! for more information. The new design-independent graduation that started going into effect in September has a basic criteria of 10 Q/day as a threshold. If you look at our site-analytics page (5000 rep required) you ...


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As we're coming out of Beta we will need to set up the site's initial default migration paths at some point, and I agree that Physics and Travel seem like good candidates (and really the only major candidates I can think of offhand - Workplace may be a candidate if we get a lot of airline-job-related questions but that seems marginal at best as I doubt those ...


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The general idea is that if you don't have at least 5 up-votes in a tag you probably don't have enough domain-specific knowledge to be suggesting synonyms. A good question (or answer) can easily garner the 5 upvotes required to meet this threshold. Of course this leads to edge cases like this one, where it's pretty obvious a synonym should exist but nobody ...


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If you want to contest close votes, the proper venue is the close vote review queue where you can vote "Leave Open" on posts that have accumulated close votes. Close votes naturally age away over time if the post remains open (they expire after 4 days if the question has at least 100 views, or 14 days otherwise). If enough reviewers vote "leave open" in ...


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The current light blue colour makes it look like the site is still in Beta. But we ARE still (partially) in Beta. We are simply undergoing the "two step" graduation, and we are at the first step. We will be a fully fledged stack exchange site. only after the design will be done, including the icon. And this is part of the second step of graduation, ...


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No. We should not. Giving users of a stack exchange site the ability to vote to close questions which are badly worded, off topic, or otherwise unwanted brings a lot of benefit to the wider community. The fact that 5 such votes are required before a question is put on hold provides adequate checks and balances that it is not at the whim of a single user. ...


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This is an imgur feature: The original image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcu.gif To get the "Medium" scaled version add an "m" to the filename: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcum.gif To get the "Small" scaled version add an "s" to the filename: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcus.gif Note however that if your image is a gif or png with transparency "interesting ...


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In the last 90 days, there have been a grand total of one question migrated from Aviation to Travel. There have been 3 questions migrated to Aviation (from Travel, IT Security, and Electronic Engineering) which have all been rejected. (If you have 2,000+ reputation, you can see the list in the moderator tools.) I know that this is a bit of a Catch-22, but ...


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Nope. It's not feasible to scan and change user input to the site - if we were to do it for aircrafts people would want it done for supposably, irregardless, alot, and many other words that cause people to twitch and foam at the mouth. We could blacklist the word aircrafts from the site (prohibiting its use anywhere on Aviation Stack Exchange), but that ...


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The SO salary calculator is only a gimmick to promote their jobs website; it doesn't actually work in most countries or for most developer skillsets. The input to it is based on SO's annual survey, so to make a similar product for aviation, we'd first need a similar survey. This site isn't popular enough among professional aviators (like SO is for developers)...


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Questions can only receive a bounty 48 hours or later after they're posted. Most off-topic questions are closed before somebody gets a chance to put a bounty on them. In (relatively rare) cases like this, you can just flag the question for ♦ moderator attention (indicate that you use a custom flag instead of a regular close vote because of the bounty). They ...


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We can certainly enable YouTube embedding assuming there is a need for it. Over on Movies & TV (a natural candidate for the feature), we asked the community to list posts that could benefit from embedding video. Because text searches (primarily via Google) provide much of the traffic to Stack Exchange sites, it's important that video supplement the ...


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No, I do not agree they should be included in the scope. If we include air-to-ground weapons, we will have to include a whole range of military questions like missile guidance systems, different types of bombs, laser tracking, bombing run strategies etc. The "bomber" part is related to aviation, but the "weaponry" part is not.


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Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"? Most definitely not. A question by nature stems from not knowing. You can however use the vote up/down to grade the question on its level of research, clarity, and usefulness. Example: How does the engine reverse spin the fan ...


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This is not a bug. There are two issues here: The link you're trying is not a direct link to the file. It's a server-generated thumbnail. Have a closer look at the path of the link. You will notice it shows the file name twice. The file size is 2.18 MB, larger than the max upload limit of 2MB. In this case, the link that should work is: https://upload....


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You're asking several questions here, which I'll try to address. The rules are defined, but the most important rules not stated. The most important rules are about how to ask a good question, which is what you didn't follow and got you banned. Additionally, the question banning policy is prominently stated in the help centre, and the first time you were ...


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Although we don't like changing questions after being answered (different from accepted), I did update my answer to reflect your changes. The problem is you are not solving one problem at a time, you are creating a bunch of them and asking us to point them out. I said before high imagination is not bad, but it's not engineering. The ideas are cool and I ...


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I couldn't find any particular reason that tags are always lowercase, but as a practical matter, they go a long way to ensuring consistancy. Tags are the foundation of a site's folksonomy. In order to prevent redundant and competing tags such as [FAA-Regulations] vs. [FAA-regulations]. Normalizing to lowercase (faa-regulations) prevents those sorts of (...


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I think that asking for a recommendation for a repair shop (or flight school, etc.) (as in this question) should simply be closed as "Primarily Opinion-Based" since there is no "one right answer".


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Unfortunately, Dan is right. The salary calculator makes sense for Stack Overflow because we have the data (annual developer survey), we have the audience (SO gets two orders of magnitude more unique visitors than Aviation), and we have something to sell (Stack Overflow Jobs/Talent). The salary calculator took a lot more time to build than you might expect, ...


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You are not the first person to point that out (see this and this). If you vote on at least 10 questions, you can vote on 40 posts a day and get Vox Populi. If you are only voting on answers, you get Suffrage after 30 votes. It appears that for some people, voting on questions is extremely hard (see this: Why aren't people voting for questions?). That ...


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No, we should not do that, we will not do that, and we cannot do that. I can feel your pain because you think that people don't like your questions, which is not true. Although it is true you do ask some questions which did not get popular, but the community does help you. There are people who edit your questions to make those better or talk to you in ...


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When you use a comment flag, you are asking a moderator to review that comment. We moderators are here to make sure that everyone acts respectfully and abides by the rules. We are not here to be arbiters of right and wrong, that's the job of the community, i.e. all the users. If you think that a specific comment is wrong and needs to be rebutted, you can: ...


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Short answer to Part 1: Nope. The abbreviation HTML tag doesn't work on Stack Exchange sites (and as best I can determine there's no plans to make it work). The <abbr> tag solution relies on everyone using it consistently (or some crude auto-replace algorithm, which would demonstrate its inherent brokenness quickly and probably be unpopular), so it's ...


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The blue in the arrow seems to be a match to (most of) the blue triangles in the map, as well as the Ask Question button and the section highlight line. I tried desaturating them to match (the other, lighter) blue triangles in the map. The difference is pretty subtle (at least on my monitor): I prefer the darker arrow because the lighter one looks "washed ...


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Not yet. MathJax isn't added to Stack Exchange sites by default because it significantly slows page load time. Sites can request MathJax once they enter public beta, but they have to make a good case for why their site needs it. Once MathJax is turned on it can't be turned off.


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Your prayers have been answered long ago: http://www.stackprinter.com/ http://www.stackprinter.com/export?question=2836&service=meta.aviation.stackexchange You can use the site to print the questions one by one into PDF files and then merge the files into a booklet.


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Question bans are automated and none of the mods are involved. Please read this for more details and how to get out of the ban: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?


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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 you cannot simply wait for a certain amount of time. If you do not take action, you will never be allowed to post again. The only way for the ban to be ...


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There has been discussion on being able to downvote comments, which I think would solve your problem. They are status-declined. Allow downvoting comments Why can't we downvote comments? However, the system is what it is. Imperfect at times, but mostly fine. I assume this question is due to your flagging of this comment @[User] or to put it another ...


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