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 accidents that have just happened is explicitly off-topic)
refer to reliable sources like aviation authorities and official accident reports
focus on the aviation ...
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.
For the first question: a downvote can mean "this question doesn't show any research effort" and as the answer says, most of it can be easily found in Wikipedia. ...
I did some investigating in the database for you. On December 26th, the user who upvoted your questions attempted to cast 39 upvotes in 78 seconds (1 upvote every two seconds), which is clearly not the action of a responsible user. Common sense would indicate our reversal algorithm acted appropriately in this case.
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 is interesting or useful. Instead it looks at various secondary indicators. Looking at the body of the question you submitted, I think you can get around it with ...
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 member might come along and accelerate that process by removing the tag immediately.
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 depends on your perspective, but I personally would leave it.
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 election if they want to keep the job. Since our current moderators were serving as "pro-tempore" moderators, their terms expire when the first election is completed.
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:
are specific to a part of the investigation, rather than a blanket question (don't just ask "what happened?")
can be answered factually and accurately (...
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 look at the source of this post, you'll see I numbered this entry as "1".
Markdown auto-numbers your list. Helpful if you add items and don't want to re-do ...
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 away, but eventually you're probably going to get caught, suspended, and have the sock puppet users deleted. When those users are deleted, it not only affects ...
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 research on how/if failures are correlated with maintenance frequency might get a better response. Whether you want to edit the existing question or open a new one ...
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 already on the main Meta site: Getting attention for unanswered questions?
So you have two main options. You can edit the question, which puts it back at the ...
You can log in to every stack exchange site with the same login but setup your profile differently, including your display name. When you save your profile changes just make sure you don't click "Save and Copy to All My Accounts" just the regular save button.
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 ...
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 real accidents, I would say this is a subtle reminder, which could help the OP reconsider or rephrase their question to meet our on-topic guidelines.
Agreed. It would be good to get international input, as you suggest, but unless it's commonly used elsewhere, unpowered would certainly be preferred. I think glider pilots would take offense to being called powerless.
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 created.
According to this answer from Shog9:
Edits will be rolled into the previous revision if the previous revision was created by the same author and ...
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
So you as a user would need to have an answer score (total upvotes minus downvotes) of 5 or more on md-80 to suggest a synonym for it. It still needs 4 others that also have a score of 5 or more ...
This is an imgur feature:
The original image:
To get the "Medium" scaled version add an "m" to the filename:
To get the "Small" scaled version add an "s" to the filename:
Note however that if your image is a gif or png with transparency "interesting ...
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. Although you've posted some good questions, you have a few which are of the form, "I don't know anything about aircraft design but I have this crazy idea. Could ...
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, there you have your solution, bring it up on meta every time you see it happening.
Not discussing things is the worst possible way to go about them.
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 question, but with a couple of warnings:
This is the one reassignment you get. If you post under the wrong account in the future, you'll just have to live with it, ...