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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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Should voting be used to undo damage?

For posterity, on the question "How can luggage be lost if it has a bag tag?," Bianfable wrote: To the downvoter: Please explain why you voted, especially to a new user! You responded: I'm as ...
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Should we do anything about question requesting non-public data?

Personally, I would consider the following points: the SE network is interested in questions that might help as many people as possible, such narrow questions are unlikely to be of interest to anyone ...
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Is asking about the number of female pilots on topic?

I think it very much depends on the specifics and context of the question. As with any topic, you'll get a better reception if you explain what problem you're trying to solve or the intended use of ...
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Election Time: Do new moderators change questions strictness like penalty time?

No, that's not something the moderators can change. The "low quality contribution ban", for lack of a better name, is set in the code of the website and cannot be accessed by users, only ...
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What should we do with list questions?

I only see a problem with list questions when they also have unclear metrics for inclusion. Our guidelines only argue against "too broad", not against lists, so I don't see why we should preemptively ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

The help centre has a whole page about question bans and how to get out of them. Note in particular: Stack Exchange cannot lift question bans by request. It'll be tricky to get out of the ban. ...
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How can I search to see if the question I am about to ask has not yet been asked?

My greatest fear is to post a duplicate question here First of all, I would like to dispel you fear. Asking a duplicate is nothing to be ashamed of, nor something others will blame you for. It can ...
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Is asking about the number of female pilots on topic?

I personally think it's on-topic. But it would be closed as a dupe to What is the trend of gender distribution among pilots?
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Are "career opportunities in region X" on topic?

(This question is closely related but isn't specifically about the 'region X issue'.) We have a few of these questions, as you said, and international aviation careers are obviously important and ...
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Should we have a feature identification tag?

I agree a tag would be useful. Although I doubt anyone asking the question will use the tag - it will likely have to be re-tagged by someone in the community. I suggest "feature-identification" - "...
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How can I search to see if the question I am about to ask has not yet been asked?

In addition to what Federico mentioned, yes, you can use Google. In fact, at least from my experience, I'd say Google is generally better at searching SE than SE's search feature is. SE tends to rank ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

Answering your original question rather than the many duplicate questions you've made on the meta here, here, and here The best way to get out of a ban is to improve your posts as explained here. ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

You appear to have run afoul of the automatic "quality ban" system - Refer to the information here for more details.
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Should questions rely on tags for clarity?

A question should stand alone-- its meaning should be clear without checking the tags. One reason for this is that tags tend to be added by other ASE users, much more often than content tends to be ...
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Please re-check my question which has been closed as duplicate, I do not agree it is a duplicate

Well, I think your question does seem like a distinct question and not a duplicate, so I cast a vote to reopen it. As for your title question: Why do we make some questions nearly impossible to ...
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What is the site policy on drone questions?

We have had two previous consultations on the subject of Drones/UAVs here at Aviation StackExchange, and have roughly come to the same conclusion in both. Further reading: How should we handle the ...
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Should questions rely on tags for clarity?

Personally, I think there is no need to copy information from the tags into the body. The tags are a part of the question. It should be clear for anyone writing an answer what the question is about by ...
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

My view is that this arises from the technological limitation that we cannot cache a video on Stack Exchange. The question, itself, is clear to me. If we allow a question to stand based on images ...
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What should we do with list questions?

What should we do with list questions? As I argued in our chat conversation, I put forward the compromise solution which is to require list questions be community wiki (CW). If a question is a list ...
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Should we do anything about question requesting non-public data?

I don't think either of them is a good question, but the data to answer them isn't particularly proprietary. The first Google hit on "trent 1000 fan blade dimensions" gave the basic fan blade ...
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Should voting be used to undo damage?

I don't think serial downvoting is an actual problem here. I've seen it on SO, but here and on SE in general, perhaps 2-3 "maybe"-grade examples in total. Bad questions/answers get downvoted because ...
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What should we do with list questions?

I guess the ideal solution would be to update the SE code to explicitly accommodate list questions, by permitting the user who asked a question to accept multiple answers as valid. Aside from ...
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

To what kevin says I'll add only a few notes. If you think the question needs extra information say it in a comment. We are not mind readers around here, if you vote to close because you think the ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

There is something wrong with the system parameters. No, the system is working as intended. The problem is the content of your questions. Despite the 1.5 years, it looks to me that you have not spent ...
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Should we do anything about question requesting non-public data?

There has been a few questions lately asking for information that really, only people who work with/for the OEM can answer definitively, as it's not publicly available information. It depends on ...
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