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No comment on the right/wrong spelling, but to avoid a continual edit war flag the answer for mod attention with a custom message describing the problem, and if need be, we will lock the answer to stop further edits.


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I have commented, on several occasions, to allow for a bit of "fun" as you describe, but I would have to agree that this steps a bit over the line. A serious answer that contains a little bit of obvious humor is probably okay, but the problem with this one is that it's entirely incorrect and, to top it off, is fairly sardonic so for some folks (who lack ...


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If we were writing academic papers, then quoting a fact you learned without citing its source would be plagiarism, regardless of how you phrase it. On Stack Exchange, plagiarism just means copying. You can't copyright facts, so you can mention a fact wherever you got it from (though obviously nobody should believe you if you don't justify it). Your exhibit ...


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It is my understanding that flags should not be used to mark answers that are factually wrong. We delete answers if they are spam or if they do not actually attempt to answer the question. The answer you are talking about is clearly wrong, but it does attempt to answer the question. It should be downvoted (as it has been), but not deleted, since there is ...


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When I made the edit I didn't realize (until now) that despatch is an alternative spelling. So in this case, let it go. In other cases, where there would be a wrong spelling, I have no idea! I couldn't find an answer on MSE. Side note: tags are to be in American English, and the tag is already dispatch :)


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We don't have any specific policy about how using headers for screen reader accessibility. In general, we're (unfortunately) not great when it comes to accessibility on this network but we do want to improve in our accessibility. Years ago, when I first started using the site, I didn't actually know about headers. I used bold to create sections like the OP ...


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IMO that's an issue with the question (not the answer) since it has multiple elements. Stack Exchange is designed for focused questions. To elaborate further, the title reads "What does this formulation mean?" -- which is very vague. I take its low vote-count after becoming a network-wide hot topic as confirmation to my viewpoint. There are ...


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Given that the post has received 5 "not an answer" flags, 5 recommended deletions, 1 deletion vote, and moreover, considering, as one comment said, that The ground speed anecdote is irrelevant to the question about maximum ATC flight level, and the descend FL600 anecdote only shows that one aircraft once had to ask for it, but doesn't help anything about ...


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Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility? No. Making this answer accessible to people who use screen readers is important. Making text slightly smaller, because you think it's prettier that way, is not important. In particular, in my browser, the only noticeable difference between a level-3 heading and a bold paragraph is that the ...


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I would have voted to delete as low quality, however I know some folks will not vote to delete if a post still looks like an attempt to answer. In those instances, I hope they still downvote, and eventually the post will vanish as it collects a lot of downvotes. I wouldn't necessarily worry about it though - I added my downvote. Others will do the same. It ...


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Personally, I don't see how it answers the question "Do any airports have a steeper standard approach than London City?", since, as said in the comments, the mentioned airport is only mildly steeper than a usual approach. I would vote to delete.


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I don't see any decent reason for them to exist as separate answers given that: The question implicitly asks for a list, so a reasonable answer would contain all the possible geometries known to the poster. The answer's author wrote the question (contra proferentem) It would set a precedent for questions asking for a list of reasons for [design decision X ...


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Regarding being viewed as going after reputation points, if the split is done properly with minimal editing, it would show good faith and I have no issue with that. However, a flaw in my suggestion has now become apparent, the author may accidentally create questions that's been asked before, which will lead to more issues to resolve if the post(s) were to ...


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What are your thoughts, as a community, on this suggestion? To me looks fine.


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I asked you to stop the edits when you where at 28 edits. You agreed. And then proceeded to make 50 more. I'm not sure we agree on the meaning of "slowing down the edits" at this point, since you are replicating the behaviour on other two answers of yours. And many of these edits are completely minor and not needed, and moreover made a few minutes apart. ...


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Definitely a comment, not an answer


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When I saw it earlier, I thought it was not an answer, but I'm having second thoughts. The poster thought of an airport that may have a steeper approach. As it turns out, that was wrong, and the airport has a shallower approach. As an outright, unsupported guess, it's a pretty poor quality answer, but it is a good-faith attempt to answer the question. The ...


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