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Can we graduate please? :)

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 ...
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Closing as "belongs on another StackExchange site"

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 ...
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Why do you have to have votes on a tag before you can suggest a synonym?

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 ...
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Can we allow reopen votes early?

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 ...
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The Aviation.SE icon should be a different colour.

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 ...
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Should we penalise people who vote to close questions that should not be closed?

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....
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How do we go about creating a "Stack Overflow Salary Calculator" for Aviation professions?

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 ...
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Migration to Travel.SE

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 ...
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Can 'aircrafts' be automagically changed to 'aircraft'?

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 ...
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Why are question with bounty not closable?

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 ...
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Can we turn on YouTube video embedding?

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 ...
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Should we broaden our scope to include questions related to Air-to-ground weaponry as well?

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 ...
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How do I scale down an image without manually editing it?

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: ...
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Suffrage and Vox Populi Badge are almost equal

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 ...
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How do we go about creating a "Stack Overflow Salary Calculator" for Aviation professions?

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 ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

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, ...
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Image upload does not accept many of commons.wikimedia.org URL's

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 ...
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Can we get tags to allow capital letters?

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 ...
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Should we penalise people who vote to close questions that should not be closed?

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 ...
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How should we handle misleading comments?

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 ...
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Book printout of questions

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 ...
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Is it possible to implement an Acronym/Jargon buster?

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 ...
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Desaturate blue color in vote buttons

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, ...
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Appealling for question ban to be lifted

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/...
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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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How should we handle misleading comments?

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, ...
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Request to add a 3rd option to the "Off Topic" options when flagging a question as OT

The final page of options is only for the flag. For users with >=3k rep, here are the off-topic close reasons they can choose here: The top reason is what gets shown on the question if it gets closed....
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