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Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?

Yes, I would like to have tags per aircraft type, when a question is specific to a particular aircraft type. Some people are specifically interested in a type of aircraft, and it makes it easier to ...
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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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change "ballooning" to "balloon"?

I agree that it should be the name of the class, and not the activity. Only a small nitpick, though. We do not have gliders helicopters airplanes, we have the singular forms: glider helicopter ...
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"birds" and "bird-strike" tags

As fooot points out, we do have a few questions that are about birds as aviators. Even though it's only 16% of the questions in the tag, I'd prefer to avoid mistagging those with bird-strike. One ...
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Why do we not use common aviation theory subjects to tag questions?

Don't we do that already? Aviation Law (LAW): faa-regulations, easa-regulations, regulations Air Traffic Management (ATM): air-traffic-control Meteorology (MET): weather Navigation (NAV): navigation ...
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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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Do we need both the commercial-operations and airline-operations tags?

I would not merge them since they are different. Instead, having clear info in the commercial-operations-tag that explains its use and point out the existence of the airline-operations-tag. Of ...
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Do we need both a "fighter" and a "fighter-jet" tag?

A quick skim of the fighter-jet questions suggests that most of them fall into a few classes: questions about fighters in general and it doesn't much matter what kind of engine; questions about ...
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Do we need both the commercial-operations and airline-operations tags?

All airline operations are commercial, but not all commercial operations are related to airlines. So airline-operations is a subset of commercial-operations. But there is a difference, and I think ...
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Do we need a [homework] tag?

I think it is a pointless tag. Tags are supposed to say what the question is about so that people can decide before opening if they might be able to answer or not. Highlighting that a question is ...
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Should we merge the simulator and flight-simulator tags?

Based on the existence of What regulations exist for ATC real time RADAR simulator software? and Where can I find an ATM simulation software to investigate traffic flow capacities? I've created a new ...
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What should the tag format be for aircraft models?

Personally, I would prefer to keep the manufacturer in the tag name. While I don't think anyone will have trouble recognizing something like b737 or a320 (even though the 'b' is just colloquial and ...
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What should the tag format be for aircraft models?

For civilian aircraft, the name of the manufacturer should prefix the model, separated by a hyphen. boeing-747, airbus-a320. For military aircraft, it should be f-16, a-10 etc. The short form b747 ...
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What should we do about these newly created tags?

For synonyms (ie, tags which mean the same thing) you can suggest a synonym. This is a helpful way to stop multiple tags which all mean the same thing. For a tag like date they should just be removed -...
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"birds" and "bird-strike" tags

I agree that 'bird-strike' makes a better tag for that sort of question. Of the 25 questions tagged with "birds," the following are the only ones that are not related to bird strikes: How can ...
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Should we have a feature identification tag?

I agree a tag would be useful. Although I doubt anyone asking the question will use the tag - it will likely have to be re-tagged by someone in the community. I suggest "feature-identification" - "...
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Do *blimp* questions get assigned the new *balloon* tag?

If we're logically following the discussion here then blimp would most closely correspond to the class tag airship. The key difference is balloons don't have their own means of horizontal ...
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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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Should "trim" and "trim-tab" tags be merged?

I think [trim] needs a new description Not all aircraft use tabs for trim -- some use other devices instead, and the [trim] tag should cover all means of trim, not just trim tabs.
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Should we have a [flying-wing] tag?

Sounds like a good idea to me. I could definitely imagine someone thinking "I want to learn more about flying wings" or "I want to answer some questions about flying wings." (Heck, I want to learn ...
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What's the difference between [sailplane] and [glider] tags?

It's the same as the difference between a sailplane and a glider. See: What is the difference between a glider and a sailplane? (By the way, that question that I linked ought to be reopened. I just ...
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What tag to use for warning sounds (and lights)?

I suggest cockpit-alerts. warnings might be confused with ATC warnings, FAA warning letters, or FCOM warnings that have nothing to do with sounds and lights designed to alert a pilot in the cockpit. ...
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For planes, do we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis?

No, I don't think we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis. Tag wikis are intended to describe the usage of a tag, not to be an encyclopedic description of the concept. Active fleet counts ...
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