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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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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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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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Under what conditions can an account be suspended? (EDIT: Case Closed)

Moderators don't generally discuss the situations of particular users publicly. Nobody gets suspended for asking a duplicate question, or even several. No user has been suspended for anything related ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happened to this question?

That user added a non-answer, which was deleted by a moderator. With 10K rep you will be able to see deleted answers. Unfortunately, the StackExchange system still shows you that something was done on ...
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What happened to this question?

As Jamiec said, that user added an answer, which is now deleted. With access to moderator tools (requires 10K reputation), the question timeline looks like this: As you can see, there are already 4 ...
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Why was the "two small vs one big aircraft" question closed?

The problem I see in that question is that it asks, "Why is (inaccurate statement) true?" The only answer there is, "That isn't true." There are ways that the question could be re-...
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Why is this A321 spoilers question closed as a duplicate?

I see the logic for closing it as "duplicate". The other question asking "Why X?" implies that X is possible and happens. And this is not challenged in the answer, confirming the ...
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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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Duplicate? Let's be real please

I've been in a similar situation on one of the more, erm... hair-splitting (to be polite) Stack Exchanges so I understand your frustration. However my history also made me understand some of the ...
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What to do with this question?

The original question was "is x reportable?" to which the answer was "x probably didn't happen, and even if it did, no". Then it was edited to an entirely different question ("can I find x on LiveATC?"...
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there should be a function for following a thread

If you "star" a question, you'll get notifications of new answers. FYI, we don't have "threads" here in the forum sense. Threads are ordered and have replies, but answers to questions can appear in ...
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Should the question "On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL" be re-opened?

I think questions about LAANC or other drone related regulations are on-topic here. The help center clearly lists: Aviation Regulations as on-topic and there is no condition that it has to be about ...
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Are questions about deciphering ATC recordings on-topic?

It mainly seems too broad and just asking people to do the work of transcribing the recording. However it is very close to on topic and could be corrected to meet typical standards if the user had ...
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Why is this A321 spoilers question closed as a duplicate?

This answer is not about this specific question or even the original one, but rather about the op's assertion that the duplicate closure reason only applies to questions, and if one question is not a (...
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Why is this A321 spoilers question closed as a duplicate?

"Why X?" implies "Do X?" to some extent. Two such questions are often duplicates. But perhaps not always. Suppose the questions were asked in the reverse order. The best answer to &...
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Does this TCAS question need more details?

When I got the question in the close votes review queue as needs details or clarity I voted to leave open because the question itself is quite clear. IMHO, the OP doesn't have to specify what level of ...
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