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What should we do with the "737 Max high speed stall" question?

It is my opinion that this whole question, and speculative answer, should be deleted. It is accident speculation of the worst kind.
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Should I just leave a pointless edit?

It's actually slightly different; rather than returning plain text, it's using Markdown, causing SE to return actual list items in an ordered HTML list. I guess whether that's pointless or not ...
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Should I just leave a pointless edit?

The edit isn't pointless and I would consider it beneficial. The markdown item lists (bullet or numbered) provide you with benefits: There is more whitespace, and that increases readability If you ...
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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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What should be done with this question?

Generally I like to let the community resolve these things on its own, so I'd been largely ignoring this question, but 16+ edits and 30+ comments is a bit much. I have purged the comments on the ...
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Opinion based? No, just quite difficult

I agree that asking for data would be an improvement and it's probably a good general way to improve 'fuzzy' questions and make them more focused and answerable. In this case, asking for data or ...
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What is the deal with THE most viewed question

Most questions with a huge number of views spent some time in the hot question list that gets displayed on all sites. This question in particular got much wider exposure and wound up in aggregator ...
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What should be done with this question?

As far as the particular wording of 'psychologically unstable,' perhaps a more precise phrase could be found to replace it, but I don't think the mental health issue should be edited out entirely ...
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Are questions about the roles of military aircraft on-topic for Aviation?

The world of aviation is broad, you'd have to stray pretty far off for it to be off-topic in my book. Military aviation is very relevant to today's world so to me it is very on-topic.
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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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My question was closed and deleted because of its humoristic phrasing

The other comments explained correctly what the issues are: the question is opinion-based (everyone will be able to come up with a new ridicolous way to "use" it, the non-professional tone ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

I think the problem many people have with this, and other questions that arise from a faulty premise, is the failure to recognize the fault. For example, instead of asking "why is it more ...
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Do we consider questions on the motivation for flights on-topic?

I think one of the tests for whether or not a question will require speculative answers is whether there is a reasonable possibility of an objective answer. I find that this question does offer the ...
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What is the deal with THE most viewed question

The snake biting its tail:
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Are questions about the roles of military aircraft on-topic for Aviation?

I didn't even think that it might be off-topic when I saw it, but now that you bring it up.... I suppose that I'm okay with it since it is about the military use of aviation. That combined with ...
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What should be done with this question?

The first paragraph is a statement about speculation. In my opinion, removing it does not change the meaning of the question in any way. The OPs assertion is that is adds context - but to what end? ...
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Why is this question closed as a duplicate?

To be blunt, I don't think "we have a major question closing problem." I think the system is operating exactly the way it's supposed to. Questions are put on hold or closed to encourage clarification/...
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Why was my question about tyre smoke viewed 2k times and upvoted 5x in just 24 hours?

Your question was featured as a "Hot Network Question" on the right hand sidebar across the Stack Exchange network. This made it easy for lots of people to see your title and find it ...
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Is immigration/customs advice specific to pilots on-topic here?

If I remember, we are asked to be greedy with migration - to migrate only when the question is off-topic on the origin site. In the absence of Travel.SE, I think this question would not get closed as ...
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What is going on with this cross post?

I don't remember cross posting this It was 3 years ago. I also don't remember what I was doing 3 years ago on that day. But in general, there is no suspicious activity on your account for that day. ...
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Why is this MH370's disappearance question on-topic?

The following part of the question seems answerable to me: Are there currently any ADs for Boing 777s which would indicate the potential for catastrophic electronic system failures... ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

I voted to close because of the confusion created by the OP's comment my calculation is gallons per seat-mile, which factors in speed. It basically means, how much does it cost to transport 1 person ...
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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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Should I just leave a pointless edit?

The question Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work? in the Help Center is frank on this point. If you are not comfortable with the idea of your contributions being collaboratively ...
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Why can't I comment on this question?

At first, I didn't see on the mobile and desktop sites that the migration was rejected, and thus I guess the post was technically "locked." The mobile app doesn't say anything about this, which is why ...
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What should be done with this question?

After the latest edit stripping the banter, the question is fine. The use of an imprecise term in the title is not ideal, but we all know the gist of what she's asking, at least enough to have ...
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Should hypothetical situations be addressed?

There's nothing wrong with hypothetical questions as such, e.g. "Will my piston engine keep running if I have total electrical failure?" is a hypothetical question but it's clear and has a definite, ...
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