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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...