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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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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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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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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 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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"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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Should we talk British or American round these parts?

Changed to maneuver with a tag synonym of manoeuvre.
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Why [aviation-history]?

This seems like a rather pedantic argument to me. It doesn't cause confusion, and if you type in "history" as a tag, you get auto-complete for aviation-history. You're right that, in a sense, every ...
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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 a separate [airbus-a319] tag?

I just (unilaterally, sorry) created synonyms. airbus-a321 and airbus-a319 now point to airbus-a320. They're the same type, and there's no value in doing the same thing for, say, 737-700.
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What the loading tag refers to?

My feeling is that a loading tag isn't very useful because it's ambiguous, as your question says, and it's only used for 3 questions today anyway. Instead, I'd suggest using aircraft-limitations (or ...
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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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Tagwiki edit was accepted with only one review

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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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how should we handle "commercial pilot"

A quick search on the site reveals that for most questions (e.g. here and here), the term "commercial pilot" refers to pilots who get paid to fly, rather than the license. I suggest we keep it that ...
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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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Should we talk British or American round these parts?

Good question, and one that's been discussed many times before on meta.SE. The accepted answer there (from SE's community manager) is that tags are in US English, anything else is whatever the poster ...
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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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Usage of "electrics" tag

Right now I don't see anything with electrics that I think merits the existence of the tag. Everything in there should really be tagged with something more useful (like avionics, instruments, ...
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Do we really need an [engine] tag?

I really can't see a need for engine, so if no objections come up I'll retag these posts at some point next week and let engine die a quiet death.
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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 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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"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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