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Space Sandbox? Good idea or a bad idea?

I've been a part of the Code Golf stack exchange for a very long time. To keep low quality posts to a minimum they basically require that you first post your question to a sandbox page which allows ...
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Is a question in relation to COVID19 and space travel too open ended?

I want to ask how this pandemic is expected to affect space travel and future plans for NASA and other space agencies. Is this a good question or would it be considered offtopic as its more about a ...
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“manufacturing” as a synonym for tag “manufacture”

Could we either rename or make a synonym manufacturing for the existing tag manufacture? Apparently I haven't asked/answered enough questions specifically with that tag to even suggest a tag synonym.
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Should we revise thresholds on the celestial mechanics question?

On What celestial mechanics questions are on topic here? I established some pretty strict thresholds since it is a controversial issue. However, activity has died off and both answers are pretty far ...
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How to deal with contrived questions

It is my understanding this is supposed to be a Question and Answer site, but a user who seems to want it to be a forum, so as they can't say "hey guys, look what I found" they persist in writing ...
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Repeated false-flag comments and votes, how to respond/reply?

I'm faced with a user who picks a small element of my question, posts an "answer" as a comment and (likely) down votes, and sometimes will vote to close as duplicate of something which does not answer ...
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Any opposition if I ask a series of questions for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13?

We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, also known as "NASA's finest hour". I have a series of questions related to Apollo 13, and was planning on asking 1 or 2 per day ...
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Are questions about the nomenclature of geologic features on Mars off-topic in Space Exploration?

I'm curious about the decisions to name these features: Dalu Cavus, Layl Cavus, Malam Cavus, Nat Cavus, Noc Cavus, Usiku Cavus, and Noctis Tholus in Noctis Labyrinthus. Why only some of the canyons, ...
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Eleven community wiki answers to a question?

The "oldie but goodie" question What are the choices today for orbital mechanics simulation software? has eleven separate community wiki answers (more if you count the deleted ones). Questions: ...
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What celestial mechanics questions are on topic here?

On our site we have the celestial-mechanics tag, which has 37 questions. We also have at least a few more questions beyond that that are also about celestial mechanics but have not been tagged. I ...
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Are the orbits of solar system objects suddenly now off-topic?

A five year old question Do the planets really orbit the Sun? which received 117 up votes and 2 down votes has now been closed by 5 users as off-topic. I've argued that To explore the solar ...
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When exactly was the solenoid question reopened?

The question Electromagnetic lens to focus cosmic rays was rapidly closed and then reopened. I've tried that new timeline thingy on the left (below the voting buttons) and I can see when closing ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Space Exploration's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Are questions about specific courses related to Space on-topic?

Had this question pop up today Have you attended the 3 day course "Space Electronics" by Dr Rajan Bedi, UK? Now, we allow some discussion about space education, and this seems related. ...
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Should I create a new tag?

There's a bunch of words in my question that don't have tags yet. Can I just add them all?
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How do these 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices work on moderator elections?

With four current candidates ("M", "G", "Y" and "W") and three choices (1st, 2nd and 3rd) there are 24 ways to vote all three, 12 ways to vote 1st and 2nd and skip 3rd, and four ways to vote for only ...
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Is GdD no longer a mod candidate?

Just making sure there isn't some glitch. All the other ones I have been reading about seem to be on the voting page.
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What's the best tag for the gas mixture that humans and animals breathe inside spacecraft?

What's the best tag for the gas mixture that humans and animals breathe inside spacecraft? atmosphere's definition says it's the stuff around planets. Questions regarding an envelope of gasses ...
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Moon landing conspiracies - you can kind of understand them given this report? [closed]

I was reading today that, in research published in The Astrophysical Journal, molecular oxygen has been discovered in the Markarian 231 galaxy, 561 million light-years from Earth. A light-year, which ...
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Reverse the [neo] and [near-earth-object] synonym

Related to this question Right now we have near-earth-asteroid and neo, which has [near-earth-object] as a synonym. This is potentially confusing to users, and if there's any other NEO acronyms out ...
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neo (near-earth-object) and near-earth-asteroid tags, do we need both?

The neo tag has 21 questions and its excerpt says: Questions about Near-Earth Objects or NEO for short, a term describing meteoroids, asteroids, comets, man-made spacecraft, space observatories, ...
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Questions for Space Exploration Mod Nominees

If anyone has any questions for the Space Exploration mod nominees, please post them below in an answer and the candidates can edit in their responses.
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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Any way to mention Github Python packages or projects frequently used in questions and answers here?

Is there any way to mention to other users here Python packages or projects frequently referenced in questions and answers in this site? Just for example https://github.com/skyfielders/python-...
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Are exosolar trajectories of spacecrafts and their gravitational behaviour in Milky Way off-topic on Space Exploration SE?

I have asked these two questions 1, 2 that are related to spacecraft trajectories outside the Solar system. The primary reason why I asked them was to assist in my understanding and visualization (...
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Random switching between “mobile” and “normal” versions of the site

Since registering at Space Exploration Stack Exchange few months ago (I've been always using browser of mobile phone to access the site, I.e. no computer or laptop), I was able to see only a "mobile" ...
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Tag moxie? I mean MOXIE tag?

I've recently asked three questions related to MOXIE and created a moxie-oxygen-generator tag. I'm not sure that that is the best name for the tag that a tag is even needed; we already have oxygen ...
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Community Policy Repository

This is the official repository for general community policy decisions. On Posts What is the best approach to asking questions? Can I write an answer to my own question and accept it? When can I ...
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Returning to moderation

I've been giving a lot of thought to the question of resignation over the weekend, and one thing that kept going through my head was Jon Ericson's blog post. Despite what he had to say about ...
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How to share someone else's answer here as a short post?

I recently asked a question in stackoverflow regarding simulation of suicide burn and I also got a wonderful answer from William Miller as well. I think the answer posted in stackoverflow is more ...
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I'm taking a leave of absence from moderating

Update 1/20/2020: called2voyage has resumed moderation, more info here. I’ve wrestled for some time with how to approach this issue, but I’ve finally come to a decision. The bottom-line is that it ...
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Cleaning up the [dust]

When reading the question Dealing with lunar regolith I looked at the [dust] tag and saw there's also a [space-dust] tag. Reading the first level descriptions it sounds like [space-dust] is ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What is SE community attitude to accepting your own answers?

This help center states that answering your own questions is encouraged, and, if there's no other good answers, one can accept his/her own answer. This answer to a similar question suggests some ...
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Should nonsensical question titles be edited?

Recently this question was posted: Is the ISS a tennis racket? I think the question itself is good, but the question title by itself does not make any sense without context. This makes it useless in ...
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Appropriate definitions for stage-separation and separation tags?

I've adjusted tagging on a few questions so that stage-separation appears on questions about separation events involving stages capsules "pseudo-stages" like Apollo command and service modules and ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Note: The election date was pushed back a month, due to some ongoing back-end work on the election mechanics, in order to automate some steps. Summary: Space Exploration Stack Exchange will begin the ...
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Is my specific question about fictional use of a real-world spacecraft really off-topic or overbroad here?

Related: Rules for "Science Fiction" questions, How best to ensure my question will not "get migrated" to World Building? Recently, I asked a (now-deleted-by-me) question about ...
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Do I police this site as if it were my own?

This comment says: @uhoh: That's good for you. It is very unclear to me, because your interpretation doesn't make sense, as other comments have pointed out. Not objective indeed, maybe you should ...
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What is it about this question that makes people want to close it despite the engineering-based answers?

The question How well could the Tesla Cybertruck drive on Mars? received five close votes and was put on hold, then re-opened, and now currently has four more close votes, for a total of nine, most or ...
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Tags [expandable] and [expendable]

I noticed that someone had confused the words EXPANDABLE and EXPENDABLE and used the wrong tag. To avoid confusion I added a description for the expandable tag. However, I'm not sure if the best ...
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Why is this question about science on Venus off-topic?

Why is the question With no acid cloud deck surrounding Venus, would the poles be much colder than the equator ? put on hold as off-topic? Isn't the question about planetary science and as such on-...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had moderators appointed in 2017, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — Hohmannfan — has stepped down from their ...
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What is the reason for the absence of 40 minute delay to ask questions?

In some other StackExchange networks, I am currently in, for example in Mathematics and Chemistry, I am able to post questions successively only after a delay of 40 minutes. But here on Space ...
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What's best to do about questions that might not be answerable for a few months?

Two recent questions have comments suggesting that there might be something wrong about posting questions that some users feel are not immediately answerable: Why can't the VIPER lunar rover recharge ...
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1,099 Unanswered Questions - What should we do, if anything?

I filtered by unanswered recently (no not just no accepted answer, not answered at all): https://space.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=MostVotes&filters=NoAnswers&edited=true It seems we ...
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Why do we have so many posts in the chat room written for computer programmers?

In the last five hours the Pod Bay has Stack Overflow Podcast #126 – The Pros and Cons of Programming with ADHD My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer (so far) and about 24 hours ago: ...
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“[shuttle]” tag appeared, seems redundant to “[space-shuttle]”

This month a couple of questions have used the shuttle tag. Both were clearly asking about STS which is covered by [space-shuttle]. I've edited both questions and replaced the tag; can [shuttle] be ...
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Can/should answers be moved after substantial edits of the question?

This question originally asked for samples of old guidance/spacecraft software, which is an interesting question, which I answered with one example. However, at some point during some interaction ...
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Regarding moderating the new Code of Conduct

To hopefully alleviate concerns regarding the new Code of Conduct, I want to explain how I intend to moderate regarding pronoun use. When speaking generically, posts should use gender neutral ...

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