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Can a delay be added to the votes in the queue?

There was this question which was in the queue of first question. I accidently clicked on "Looks ok". This was a mistake and I didn't mean to click this. Since people always make a mistake ...
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Is there an easy way to mass-fix links?

NASA has moved stuff, again. The online version of "Stages to Saturn", "Chariots for Apollo" and probably many others have moved to http://history.nasa.gov (was: http://www.hq.nasa....
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can I edit tags without popping to the head of the "top questions" list?

I like cross-references, and in life in general I think there should be more of them. However, when I add a tag to a Stack Exchange question, that question jumps to the top of the list due to the &...
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Revisiting a Space Exploration theme?

There have been a few proposals in the past suggesting/asking for a theme for this site. Most were made back when graduating from beta was enough to warrant a site-specific Icon. We have now been ...
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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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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 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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Should there be a “no evidence of research” flag/VTC option?

The recent “so what happened with New Horizons, anyway?” question is the starkest example I’ve seen of a question that is trivially answered by a quick look at the obvious Wikipedia entry. I’d like to ...
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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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Why do we let the askers of questions decide what answer is accepted?

Something has been bothering me about how questions are accepted in stack exchange. The accepted answer is chosen by the original question poster, but by definition they admit that they don't know the ...
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Where is the auto award for bounties for Space.SE?

I have lost around 800 reputation over time on Space.SE in lost bounties because I missed the dead-line to award it. I think the bulk of it may have been lost during a suspension, does that effect ...
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How to view deleted users posts?

While looking up reaction wheel info I came across this question: Optimal placement of 4 reaction wheels? and would like to see if there is more from the user who is now gone?
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Why doesn't Space.SE have an icon?

Some SE sites have icons and emblems while others do not. At first glance the SE sites with icons seem more established. Why doesn't Space.SE use icons yet? What would make a good icon? What creative ...
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Getting an answer back after merging accounts

I answered this question, but at the time I had two accounts by accident and had to merge them. When I did so the account that survived was the one that was not credited with my answer leaving my ...
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Would a "Speculation" tag be useful?

There are many questions on the site of the form of "could this work". These questions generally propose a solution to some real or imagined problem and ask if the solution would work. Would it be ...
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How to cross post a question correctly?

In this question one of the comments said the question below should be in Worldbuilding.SE. From what I understand it is a place where writers go to ask questions. Still not sure really but it is not ...
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Can bigger bounties have longer expiration dates?

Is it possible to refine bounties to have longer expiration dates? What would be the down side? Is this something that can be changed just for SE.SE? It would encourage more bounties.
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Can this Duplicate message be removed?

This answer on escape velocity is better and simpler for laymen than this one, and should not be closed as duplicate. As soon as read the first paragraph from here, I got it! As opposed to the ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

This is a duplicate, but answers may very do to each individual SE policy. I have a positive reputation. In science and math there are negatives. I thought I was OK but now I cannot ask questions or ...
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One person has all the power?

How is it on other Stack Exchanges it takes multiple votes to close a question, but on Space Exploration one person has the power to close a question even if it is not requested by others?
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Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site?

I think it would be pretty nice if we had a picture, instead of the generic SX speech bubble. I was thinking that we could have something simple, like just a rocketship, or we could go with a deep ...
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Orbital dynamics or Celestial Mechanics symbol sets for Space SE

Are there any schematic symbol sets for celestial mechanics or orbital dynamics terms like periastron, perihilion, apogee, perigee, etc.for incorporation into ?MathJax for Space SE?
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Feature request: add marvosym package to our MathJax set (for celestial body symbols)

\usepackage{marvosym} allows you to write M_\Sun or r_\Earth to have variables annotated ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

I am eager to try some some types of formatting, like in-line code, image customization, HTML support and a lot of other things to improve my posts. Does Stack Exchange have a sandbox page where I can ...
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Could we have a 'random question' function?

I'm familiar with the recent catalogue of questions here and find it a little cumbersome to search through the library for especially interesting questions I haven't seen yet. Sometimes the related ...
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Adding a scratch pad for previewing formatting (e.g. TEX)

Not sure this is the right place for asking, this feature may be extended to other SE sites. Is it possible to set up some page, where users could try some formatting before posting? This page would ...
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Would it be useful to be able to put videos in questions and answers?

I was going to do this the other day with two videos of the Antares explosion this week. The question regarded analysis of the video so it would have been relevant. It occurs to me that animations ...
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Suggested tag: keep it short and simple

Given that this site is now beta, open to all comers, some participants apparently want a simple, if not quite accurate, answer to their questions. A "keep it short and simple" tag will help experts ...
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Some minor improvements to the Help Center

Poking around the site, I noticed this is our current help center text: Space Exploration is primarily about spacecraft, how to get them to space, and what they do when they get there. Specifically, ...
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Adding online capability to draw orbits within posts

This is a long-shot question: User Experience SE users can draw Balsamiq mockups in their questions and answers. Electrical Engineering SE users can draw schematics. Maths and physics sites can use ...
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Writing equations (Mathjax and alternatives)

How important does everyone feel that equations are here? Other communities like physics and math uses MathJax, which will render equations typed in LaTeX. That has to be added to the site code, and ...
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