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### User making VERY bad edits

Today I saw a red dot in suggested edits and then there were 6 edits by this user which literally just had the whole text deleted and the word spam replaced instead. I rejected these edits, but this ...
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### Should the 3 tags exist

I recently noticed a tag called 3. I am pretty sure that is too broad and not useful. Can it be deleted?
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### Is there any difference between the tags asking questions and questions?

These are meta tags. Should they be marekd as synonyms? Is there any difference between the tags asking questions and questions?
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### Is this okay? Because this doesn't seem ok?

Recently, the Matrix Equation-balance literally bumped this question. They literally made no edit to the post other than to write "Need to rehabilitate this question. It would allow me to ask new ...
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### Should we consider unbanning ChatGPT generated content?

So don't bite my head off, hear me out. My understanding from the discussion to ban ChatGPT was mostly centered on the fact that is was constantly wrong but sounded convincing. However, OpenAI ...
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### Downvoters targeting users

Over the last few days I have noticed that many high voted questions and answers have been randomly downvoted. Even high voted questions and answers from me have been downvoted. I think it is from one ...
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### Is there a way to know how much of our asking/answering/editing and other activities come from high rep users?

Is there a way to know how much of our asking/answering/editing and other activities come from high rep users? In other words, is there a way to see how many questions are asked by users over 2000 rep ...
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### Is the fact that we have a small group of active users doing nearly everything an issue?

In a comment on this question by the Matrix Equation-balance (later deleted because it continued into a personal attack), they correctly noted that there is a group of around 20 users who do most of ...
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### Why was my answer referring to UAP deleted?

In this question, I posted the following answer, which was unilaterally deleted by a moderator: UAPs got here somehow. So, about a month ago [at the time I wrote this answer, in July 2021] the United ...
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I have been active for 100 days in a row in the past and was rewarded the fanatic badge (https://space.stackexchange.com/help/badges/55/fanatic). It has happened again that I visited this site for 100 ...
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### What are SE's "vital signs"

My unsubstantiated impression is that the SE site has become less active over the last year in terms of # of new questions, posted answers, etc. Is this true? Are there stats available?
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### Should duplicate username be allowed?

While I can't seem to find where, I have noticed multiple duplicate usernames. Should this be allowed?
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### How does the community feel about rolling back inconsequential edits?

In the past week or so I feel like there have been several/many edits that make very minor diction changes to other user's posts, without changing the semantic content. Here's a couple examples, ...
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### Written for kids

We have had younger users ask questions in the past. It's great to see children show enthusiasm for space exploration. There has been at least one meta discussion in the past about creating a tag ...
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### How can you write formulas in SE?

In this answer: https://space.stackexchange.com/a/61693/44505 I had difficulties writing the formulas, but thankfully SE - stop firing the good guys fixed it. How can I write formulas in SE?
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### 2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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### Should we accept questions about information provided by ChatGPT?

We've recently had two questions from relative newcomers, here and here, where ChatGPT provided nonsense answers to their questions and those newcomers came to us for help. We're supposed to be ...
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### Are questions about the sociology of space travel on-topic?

I'm asking this question after a user posted this question on SFF SE which was closed as being off-topic (it definitely was). A later comment suggested Space Exploration but I could tell the question ...
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### Shall we at least temporarily ban chatbot-generated content (e.g. ChatGPT) until it becomes clearer what it means for Stack Exchange?

Higher question-rate sites have already addressed chatbot-generated posting in an essentially universal negative way, for example: Stack Overflow: Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned How can we ...
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### Should the artemis tag be renamed to or a synonym of artemis-1?

We have artemis, artemis-program and artemis-mission tags. The latter two are synonyms and ...
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Are questions about the Starlink mobile app and router configuration on topic in Space Exploration (tagged Starlink)?
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### How can I avoid posting duplicate questions?

Before writing a question, I use the search function to try find previous similar posts. If none found, I type the title in and hit "review question" to see if any duplicate questions are ...
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### Guidance on singleton tags in the "Suggested Edits" queue

I've rejected several edits that I believe are part of a tag creation process because the tag itself seemed unnecessary (created just for the question being asked). Here is the most recent example. ...
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### Is there a way to unapproved edits?

After seeing this question Who is approving these edits? I was quite surprised that my user was one of the users who approved that edit. Is there a way to unapproved it?
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The new question Are there already spacecraft equipped with RAD5500 processors? has a rad750 tag this is currently the only question where this tag can be found this question isn't even about the ...
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### Who is approving these edits?

Similar to Was reverting this edit correct? An edit to this question was just approved that contained gratuitous misspellings and use of all caps. Is there some more sockpuppeting or something going ...
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### Was reverting this edit correct?

I noticed this edit and thought it was questionable. Several of the substitutions didn't even seem technically correct--e.g. "burning plasma" and "half combusted". However, the ...
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### Is this OK? Because I don't think this is OK

Why was there only a single Falcon 9 landing on ground-pad in 2021? Mittag answer (July 27) Starship answer (Aug 7) Whenever possible, SpaceX prefers Return To Launch Site (RTLS) landings over ...
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### CelesTrak is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit and redirects from .com to .org, should old posts be edited "à la bot"?

Celestrak (T. Kelso) has sent out a notification including the following: Now that CelesTrak is a non-profit, we have been redirecting all traffic going to other CelesTrak domains (e.g., .com, .net, ....
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### I am the "resident stickler" Kim Holder told me so and I wear it like a badge of honor. My profile link(ed) to it; why removed? Is there an undo?

My profile says: David the expat sez: "Stack Exchange Rocks!" so, let Stack Exchange be Stack Exchange. My goal is to spend less time in my "...snow white cube containing only the bare ...
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### I have 6 out of 5 days toward the Curious badge, but it has not yet been awarded. Why is that?

In my badges, it says that I am 6/5 to earning the curious badge, and yet I don't have it. Why in the world does this happen?
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### Is there a way to give someone the edit privilege before they reach 1000 rep?

I have noticed that user47149 keeps submitting very large amounts of good suggested edits to the queue. However that user has less than 1000 rep. Is there a way to make that user bypass needing edit ...
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### Why do I lose 1 reputation for downvoting answer?

Why do I lose 1 reputation for downvoting answer? This discourages a lot of people to downvote answers that really should be downvoted.
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### Please do not use code blocks formatting for text that is not code

Formatting dedicated for code blocks should be used exclusively for code and things like compiler options. It is not an alternative version of blockquote formatting; using it as such throws off the ...
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### Are there many or any Apollo era aerospace types watching this site?

I am curious as to how many apollo era (approx 1960s) engineers, scientists, workers, etc are watching this site. I am one and thoroughly enjoy trying to keep up with new technology and contribute any ...
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### 2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Space Exploration has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the first full moderator team is: You can find them on the moderators tab — please thank them for ...
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### 2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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### Where did all the Apollo era NTRS documents go? Do we need to preserve them?

Lately I'm unable to find documents on NTRS that used to be available. Example: "F-1 Rocket Engine Operating Instructions" used to be available. It is referenced on this page on heroicrelics....
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### 2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Space Exploration Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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### Markdown renderer for answers does not match what is posted when no newline is included before a table

I was writing this answer and noticed that when I went to post it, the second table (which looked exactly as it currently does as posted) suddenly was no longer formatted as a table. I was able to fix ...
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### What exactly is "PR puffery"? Where exactly is the harm, and how to distinguish between that and prior research or just plain catchy title-izing?

There's been a micro-burst of comments under a few of my recent questions referencing "PR puffery". I'm still unclear on its meaning; if it refers to the claims in the popular press that I ...
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### Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Space Exploration Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on 28 March, as your “graduation” election. The timeline: On 21 March, I'll post a question collection post ...
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### Now that the site has graduated, how do we get a site-specific icon?

This old question about the same thing Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site? was answered by "wait until the site graduates". Well, it has. Let's ditch the blue ...
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### Should we start using the normal MathJax chemistry notation for chemicals? e.g. \require{mhchem}\ce{H_2O} for H₂O

According to @orthocresol's answer to Chemistry equation \ce modifier works in a non chem. SE site's posts, but not in search results. Should we consider it "working" and start using it? any ...
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### Should we have a comment left behind when closing questions about building your own rocket (propellant)?

Recently, I reviewed this question and voted to close for the danger of constructing a homemade rocket engine. I left this comment: Questions about dangerous amateur experiments, such as constructing ...
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### A possible alternative to the close-reopen procedure

I propose a broad discussion on a possible replacement to the current "close-reopen" (C-R) procedure, a quite detailed, not official, description of which can be found in this discussion. As ...
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### Are we going to suddenly reverse course and quickly remove 'bad questions, those with no notability', or remain welcoming to young people and noobs?

The same person who offered to "throw (their) hat in the ring" at 2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check wrote a day later in the Pod Bay: One of the reasons I still ...
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### 2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Space Exploration. The last election we held was back in 2020 when we elected one moderator. So: we should hold a new election to ...
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