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Be welcoming - a new Space Exploration Stack Exchange

If you haven't already seen the new Stack Overflow blog post, please take the time to do so: Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. You may have noticed this tidbit ...
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MathJax in titles?

I have a sense that adding MathJax to titles can interfere with questions being picked up correctly by search engines, and so the practice is discouraged when not particularly helpful. I think I've ...
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Does this site have anything like a homework policy?

I found a question with one up and one down vote, and a comment that read only "Homework problem?" I had gotten the idea that it would be bad if this were only a homework problem, but after a quick ...
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Duplicate in part? Solved

I had a question that had a part of it that included the duplicate, but it mostly was not a duplicate. Can it be reversed if it was mistaken? I was not voted on hold but moderator put it on hold. I ...
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What should be our standard for creating speculative craft/mission tags?

So today I came across falcon-super-heavy. There's one question, and it links to an article that talks about it in theoretical terms Musk was asked whether SpaceX can increase the Falcon Heavy’s ...
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Do we have or do we need a tag for robotic aircraft used to explore other planets?

Do we have or do we need a tag for robotic aircraft used to explore other planets? I noticed this lack when I posted the new question Why Never-EVER Land? It looks like we have no appropriate tag, ...
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Are we interested in moderating the quality of questions here?

This question: Are spacecrafts single-use? has gotten three answers, a lot of votes (Q and As) and has attracted attention via HNQ, but no one has mentioned that it is a very simple question with ...
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Second time I've ended up with my answer becoming double-posted. What might be happening here?

My comment on this phantom/imposter answer says: This is the second time this has happened to me, a second, identical copy of my answer appears, and I seem to be open and active when I return to ...
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I did have an idea about the size of an intra-galactic Space craft but

..when going to answer one post about this subject I get a panel which asks me not to give opinions and to back my answer with references etc. What? I feel therefore I cannot answer!
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Is this alright as a Community Ad? Any other proposals?

For a while we posted Community Ads on other Stack Exchange sites to boost our traffic a bit. The original ones, from this post can no longer be used because the size has changed, and for the most ...
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Is beta-graduation the goal here? With a limited reserve of high-quality answer-writers, might it present more challenges?

I'm a big fan of this site, and have spent most of my SE time here. The technical level of the community is an incredible resource, and the moderation top-notch. I think this site is an excellent ...
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Would putting links to Space Exploration Stack Exchange on websites be a good thing for this site? [closed]

From here: I might even include a link or two to Space.SE. Any thoughts on this? Thoughts might include goodness of significant increase in traffic, new users (especially those completely new to ...
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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

After the test flight of the Falcon Heavy, we've gotten a flood of questions related to its wonderfully quirky payload. Before the launch, this payload was known as 'the Roadster', and we created a ...
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Are unsourced yet “authoritative-sounding” answers proper here?

This answer sounds very authoritative and knowledgeable, and contains several numerical values. And yet there are no sources for these numbers. How can future readers know if this is spot-on accurate,...
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Overzealous insta-closing of new users' first question with less than 5 site Q's per day here

I've ran into several situations recently where a question that I'd like to answer is collecting close votes quickly. Often (but not always) they are of the silent, anonymous, sans-helpful-comment ...
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Why is @KimHolder's hat bigger than mine?

(tongue planted firmly in cheek) I think it's incredibly unfair that @KimHolder gets to have a bigger hat than I do. I have more rep, shouldn't it be me that get's the bigger hat? Is it because she'...
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Request for cleanup: There's only one space in SpaceX!

Sorry. This just really irritates me: but SpaceX is a single word! There is, ironically, no space between the Space and the X. Neither is there a hyphen or any other type of dash! As an example: <...
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Why is this a good, or even an acceptable answer to leave on this site?

The following answer currently has five up votes, and was written by a moderator of the site. I'd like to know if this answer, without any supporting statements at all, qualifies as a good answer ...
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Kicked over the moon

PearsonArtPhoto why did you delete my question? I got my math from an article SCIENCE 01/06/2014 08:38 Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Apollo Mission Data Megan Gannon Space.com they said it was ...
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Can user names be offensive? Handled accordingly?

There is (was) an answer to this question where a new user's custom name was more offensive than the deleted answer itself (which was just silly nonsense as far as I could tell). The problem is that ...
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Deleted question by called2voyage

: I see you blocked the question about feasibility of an Space Shuttle in reinforced concrete, please review my question, as I've added references to everything; if you need some references more in an ...
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Can the privately hosted animated SVG embedded in this question potentially pass viewers' IP dresses to the host website?

This question contains an animated SVG that is hosted on a private website outside of the stackexchange ecosystem. Just viewing the question seems to run it from that site. Is there any possiblility ...
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References in comments?

I did some ballpark approximations as a sanity check. I wasn't sure if those are correct so I posted them in a comment. Someone commented that I should've given references for the numbers used. ...
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Answering “What would happen to the ISS if we stopped maintaining it”

Feel free to post information relevant to answering What would happen to the ISS if we stopped maintaining it below:
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Is it possible a new user with low rep, using an SE app can not delete their own (held) question?

I'm asking on behalf of a new user who mentions that they don't see the delete option for their question which is now on hold. See this comment. Is it possible that some combination of low rep, ...
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More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

I understand that down votes equal privilege being suspended. I have a positive on the total up votes and refined questions but still cannot ask new questions. Is there a minimum up vote count per ...
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Looking for a better response to “What do you want us to explain that isn't answered by a simple web search?”

I understand the sentiment behind the comment What do you want us to explain that isn't answered by a simple web search? but I feel it's not a comment that needs to be typed in this SE site. It is ...
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Some way to raise awareness of helpful collections of resources?

The 2013 SXSE question Resources and references on the topic of space exploration was kindly migrated to meta, and recognizing the value of a central source, 5 answers were posted with a really nice ...
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Why is this answer still here?

I've flagged, voted for deletion and down-voted this but it's still here after 27 hours. Are the review queue's inactive, or do the participants feel this is a proper stackexchange answer? I've added ...
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Do i.stack.imgur.com PNGs and GIFs ever expire?

The GIF at https://i.stack.imgur.com/cdkOW.gif is linked here and here but now doesn't work. If I look at the same file name like this ...
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Will/would it be impossible for me to add a third bounty here? Why was 500 my only choice for #2?

I've seen some behavior from the bounty system that I did not expect, though it couldn't be called official unexpected behavior. One example is this question. I've been working on it for about 3 ...
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Are there ways to make posts with images better for low connect speed users? Does the spoiler feature help?

I have a comment/suggestion below this question which contains two animated GIF images that are 1.2 and 1.6 MB in size. please put animated and heavyweight images under a spoiler or something... ...
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Easiest way to get a list of tags for which I've bee the first user? Algorithmically if possible!

I have created >several tags without sufficient documentation. As far as I know there's no easy way for me to get a list of tags by creator (a mod here may have told me that, I can't remember where or ...
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Biology shouldn't be aliased to Life?

We have a Biology tag which is aliased to "Life" However, I am not sure this is appropriate for all the biological experiments done in space (the description of Life aka Biology is closest to ...
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Is there any utility for a 24 hour grace period on bounties on questions with no answers?

Across a few SE sites I've had several bounties expire on questions without any answers having been posted. I've just noticed on this and on this question that the grace periods on the bounties ...
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Would it be good to revise the synonyms/definition for the communications tag?

It might be good for someone more articulate and handy at this than I to look at the communications tag, and think about if it should include the following: Communications between satellites that isn'...
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Would it be reasonable to ask this in SXSE?

I asked the question Who must approve a globally distributed satellite to ground laser communication system? a while ago in aviation statckexchange, and it met some resistance, but ultimately no ...
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What's the purpose of the “Post is related to a rapidly changing event.” label on my question?

My question Could Steve have hurt the ISS? has a type of comment added that I haven't seen before. The text is Post is related to a rapidly changing event. Is ...
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What prevents me from seeing this close vote in review?

I understand that the review queues sometimes generate numbers of items to be reviewed up in the "dashboard area" that are false. This case is the opposite, a question with a close vote, but I don't ...
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Should I accept this answer or wait for some verification?

The person posting this answer appears to be this person, an astrophysicist with a Wikipedia page, an asteroid, and a long-established, personally curated and maintained list of launches. They'd ...
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How can NASA be alerted to their expired security certificates?

Linking to a NASA document as a reference in an answer or a question is at the moment complicated by the fact that they seem to have a bunch of expired security certificates for their websites. I ...
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Merge supply-mission and resupply-mission

The tags supply-mission and resupply-missions are the same thing and they should be synonyms. I don't have the rep to suggest the synonym so hoping some can do it for me.
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Should we have separate tags for the Soyuz launcher and the Soyuz spacecraft?

Right now, the soyuz tag refers specifically to "questions regarding the Soyuz manned spacecraft"; it doesn't include questions about the Soyuz launcher. Should we create separate tags for the Soyuz ...
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Worldbuilding's writing a blog post about TRAPPIST-1. What should we include in it?

From user HDE 226868, : Yes, this meta question is on the right site. Trust me. Worldbuilding Stack Exchange has a blog, and it was suggested that we put together a post about the recent ...
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Why does it not show when the next time I can ask a question?

Normally when I reach my question limit it tells me a date when I can ask again. Now it just says: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. ...
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Should we have an [up-goer-five] tag?

A recent question included the following line: Note that this question was translated into English by my father, who is the one typing it. I'm eight years old and I don't use SE unsupervised. ...
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What is the best tag for a question about working at NASA?

This question asks if NASA has an 'on base' department store the way the Army and Air force do. Unless this question is going to be marked off-topic, it seems we might need some better tags for it. ...
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Why have the XKCD cartoons in The Pod Bay stopped loading?

Monday's cartoon appeared only as a link, instead of loading as a graphic the way it usually does. Today's cartoon link is broken, it loads a 404 message. We need our XKCD. The cartoons are starred ...
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Why am I being down voted without a solid answer?

I am getting down voted for a question that I believe is a good one, but because it has physics involved the commenters and down votes want to close it as well? Is this question not answerable here? ...
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Who has the ability to delete other people's comments

There was a bit of a thread of comments on an answer I had posted to a question (here for reference). There was a bit of a rude exchange in the comments but it had come to an end (I think). Some of ...