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Add tag specific popup to [accidents]

My suggestion: Tip: Questions about accidents get better answers if they: are specific (don't just ask "what happened?") can be answered factually and accurately (speculating about ...
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Burninate [flight]

Personally, I agree to the burnination. I'll wait to see if there is any dissenting opinion
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I am unable to ask a question on aviation stack exchange?

From looking at the logs, it looks like you've hit several issues: A question hit the quality check. The quality filter is a bit on the dumb side, so it doesn't actually know whether your question ...
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If you get a privilege, but drop below the amount needed once you have it, would you lose the privilege awarded at the needed level?

Yes. So to take you as an example, if you have 1250 points and bountied a question for more than 250 points, you would no longer have access to the 1000 point privileges.
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How do you remove a tag?

Just remove the tag from the question. Tags which aren't used by any questions just disappear on their own after a short while. In this case, though, since the tag content is questionable, a staff ...
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Why the down vote on my last 3 question?

You've been on StackExchange a long time now and have had a lot of feedback about your questions and answers on many SE sites, so you really should know by now why they're not very good questions. ...
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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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Do the current moderators stay moderators?

Do our friendly neighborhood mods @voretaq7, @Lnafziger, and @egid have to nominate themselves if they want to keep the role? That's exactly the case: existing moderators will need to run for ...
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Should we have a tag popup also for "accident-investigation"?

I would propose a pop-up text that would look like the following (simple adjustment of a few words from the accidents pop-up): Tip: Questions about investigations get better answers if they: ...
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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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Reputation points not attributed

To add on ratchet's answer, you can check this page [NOTE: this is mins' page, any user can get its own by checking its own profile] And from there you see what is happening:
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Reputation points not attributed

The green check mark of the accepted answer is worth 15 points all on its own. So you have 1 upvote (10 rep) and the accept (15 rep) for a total of 25 rep.
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Who is this user, who has been removed?

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't create sock puppet users to upvote yourself, and then try to disguise those sock puppets by having them upvote other users. It might not get noticed right ...
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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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When a question of yours remains unanswered for a while, how do you get answers?

Your question was only asked yesterday and this site doesn't get that much volume. Sometimes it takes up to a week for a good answer to appear (in a few cases much more). There is a good post on this ...
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Tagwiki edit was accepted with only one review

What went wrong? Nothing. ♦ moderators have superpowers™. If a ♦ moderator accepts or rejects something, no other review is necessary.
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Merge [boeing-747-8] → [boeing-747]?

It was discussed that we do not need variant-specific tags of aircraft models here. Unless there is a change in consensus, I support the tag merge.
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Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"?

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 ...
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Has the 5-minute grace period been removed?

According to this MSE post the 5 minute grace period has not gone anywhere, but there is more than just the 5 minute timer that determines if an edit is rolled into the previous revision or a new one ...
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Add tag specific popup to [accidents]

I am in support of this. Normally I would say that we have the on-topic page to make clear what is accepted and what is not accepted on Aviation.SE, but given the amount of accident questions after ...
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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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Why were my rebuttals to another user's comments deleted?

While you may feel that your comments were just "blunt and lacked some grace," others may see them as being more harsh. You felt that the other user was not understand what you were trying ...
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Move a question to a new user

It's not something we typically do, in fact it's not even something we allow a normal moderator to do because it's essentially rewriting history and moving reputation around. I'll reassign the ...
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What does tag score mean?

Per Meta: Users with more than 2500 reputation (1250 on beta sites) and a total answer score of 5 or more on a given tag may suggest synonyms for that tag. So you as a user would need to have ...
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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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Can moderators post as other users?

That comment is automatically generated by the system when you click the "Vote to Close" button while selecting a duplicated question as a reason.
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How do you remove a tag?

AFAIK new tags pop up in the mods' cue anyway, so it will be killed quickly. But at least now they'll know it wasn't your doing :)
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How can we best tackle the reviewing discrepancy?

How can we best tackle this ongoing discrepancy? It also sometimes leaks into the comments of questions creating bad noise for newcomers, and rarely individual posts are discussed here on meta. Well, ...
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How do I flag as "low quality"?

An answer can only be flagged as Very Low Quality when it has a score of 0 or lower is less than 7 days old If the score is the problem, you can try to downvote it first, and open the dialog again. ...
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Why is this question being repeatedly closed?

I lean towards agreeing with you, so I have cast the deciding reopen vote. You may find it gets closed again, at which point I think we can safely say the community has spoken.
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