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Some small advertising on Reddit

it's not a question but rather a very small announcement. Yesterday I asked an obvious Kerbal Space Program-related question on the site since I assumed it might be related to the site. Then I post ...
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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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Is there a way to disable mathjax in a comment

I recently tried posting a comment of: ...
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What do “days represented” mean

Under this link, 4th line from the bottom, I found an item called "days represented". Could someone let me know what it means? I was trying to find it in the help without any luck.
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Space Exploration Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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We have two tags for the Quest Joint Airlock

quest and quest-joint-airlock both refer to the Quest Joint Airlock. How should we handle these synonyms?
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How can I take a more active part in Space Exploration on Stack Exchange

I'm a PhD student studying space. I've been a part of stack exchange for ages and recently came across space exploration! Having answered a few questions on the forums I'd like to offer my time to ...
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Topic of The Week [frozen due to lack of community support]

This is the second quarter 2014 Topic of The Week thread, where we are gathering suggestions for which of our main site tags should receive more attention and we should focus on providing more ...
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Good questions on expanding living space for humans?

In the interest of generating more quality questions here, what questions or categories of questions would be a good fit for SEx.SE (love that acronym) on the subject of more living space for humans? ...
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Why was this question downvoted? How might I get it answered?

Inviting from the community your guidance, suggestions, opinions, and theories as to why this question was downvoted and close-voted: How long would it take to move Venus and Mars into Earth's ...
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Educational resources to accompany Space Exploration

We have a couple threads containing infographics and a wide array of important books covering the topics we discuss on this site. Let's try to collect educational resources! This can include video ...
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Do we need a tag 'extra-terrestrial-minerals'?

At present materials is used in conjuction with an allied tag for mineral resources in more than one question For instance: What source of raw materials could be found in space for making plastics? ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Space Exploration Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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Wide ranging questions

I note that how long is the aerodynamic heating during reentry, do solid propellant engine needs optimum temperatureand what is the safe temperature range of spacecraft propellant storage tanks are ...
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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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Collection of space exploration related infographics

Infographics can be quite convenient sometimes, collating information from multiple sources and/or describing complex concepts in easy to understand and often visually pleasing way. Problem is, there ...
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Has anyone mentioned this site on the ARocket mailing list?

I follow the ARocket mailing list but this is full of serious Amatuer rocket folk. Like Henry Spencer, and others, so I am severely intimidated from posting. I was wondering if anyone else seriously ...
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How do I grab screenshots from a YouTube?

I want to post a screen shot from a YouTube, in my question but short of Print Screen to an editor, I do not know how to do a screen grab from YouTube. Any well known, simple ways? I know how to ...
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Topic of The Week Q1/2014 [duplicate]

For the first quarter of 2014, we're going to make a new Topic of the Week thread - the old one was getting rather crowded. The plan is to make a new one every quarter or so. From the old one: Each ...
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TOTW - Haiku questions?

Like my question TOTW - Alliteration questions? could we consider a Topic of the Week where the questions are in the form of a haiku? Just looking for a fun way to raise interest... (Also since ...
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TOTW - Alliteration questions?

Could we do a week where we aim for alliterations as the question topic? Pointless, but possibly fun or funny?
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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaats!

Stack Exchange last year did an end of the year party featuring special hats. They want to know if we want to do the same thing this year to our site. So, do we want hats?
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I want to recommend a book, or review it… How can I ask that in the form of a question?

I just got Anatoly Zak's book on the Russian space program, and it is AWESOME! I would love to be able to recommend or review it. But I am at a loss of how to do so, in the format appropriate for ...
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Space.SE resolution: 1000+ questions by year end

I would like all of us to make one rather reasonable resolution, to ask at least 1000 questions by New Year's Day 2014. This is a perfectly reasonable number to target, and should be close to our ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Space Exploration Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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When should the tag 'russia' be used as against 'roscosmos'?

The space program under the erstwhile USSR was highly decentralized. The Russian Federal Space Agency aka Roscosmos was constituted by presidential decree after the Russian Federation emerged from the ...
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Are questions about scientific and factual accuracy in non-documentary movies or novels on topic?

Is it OK to ask if something was depicted accurately/realistically in a movie/novel or to illustrate a question by a reference to a movie/novel? For example the popular movie Gravity suggests ...
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Please, use capitalisation of proper nouns

This is my request for everyone to use capitalisation for proper nouns. I've seen it misused in many questions and their respective answers on our main Q&A and they often cause problems with ...
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Do we want software list questions?

We have a few questions asking for software recommendations and asking to list some of the choices. I'll be perfectly clear, from these three such questions we currently have, I personally have no ...
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We need to step it up with the questions!

All right, currently our biggest "Needs Work" area (in my opinion) is our questions per day. Our visits per day is also in the "Needs Work" but we are still a fairly young beta and we have been doing ...
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Are questions about remote sensing payloads on topic?

There is a question about telescopes that's currently on hold, with a ton of recommendations that it be moved to various other sites like photography, astronomy, or physics. Given how broad and not ...
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Should [aircraft] be a synonym of [aerobot]?

I don't have enough rep in aerobot to propose this synonym officially, so I'm going to ask this question here. Isn't aircraft, as it is currently used, a synonym of aerobot? Here is the single ...
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Do we want a community blog?

Is it possible to create a blog for space.SE. When i discussed this with our chat room I came to know that we don't have a blog. I thinks it's the right time for us to create a blog since we need more ...
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How could us moderators improve?

I'm a freshman in all this moderation business, at least as far as Stack Exchange moderation goes. If you look at the date when us pro tempore moderators were selected by the community managers, it ...
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Why is there an inconsistency between SE and SX to represent Space Exploration?

I understand why SX might be chosen over SE, since SE is already a famous acronym for Stack Exchange, but I don't understand why SE and SX are both used for Space Exploration. For example, in the ...
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11 days before public beta

Previously I've already explained my worries about the future of Space.SE - now the end of public beta is about to come and according to Area 51 the site has good conditions. Well, almost. Visits per ...
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Should 'solar-power' be renamed 'photo-voltaic cell'?

The tag 'Solar Power' is used as a synonym for 'photo-voltaic' cell/array at present. This term used is not unacceptable. It may be misleading to a nouveau who comes to SEx.SE, perhaps, to seek a ...
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How to bring up moderators putting questions on hold too quickly?

Not exactly sure how to bring this up, no offense is intended and no disregard to volunteers doing a very difficult job. I have noticed that occasionally moderator(s) are putting questions on hold, ...
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Congratulations for TildalWave for the first golden badge of the site!

That's all. I just want to congratulate for TildalWave for the first golden badge of Space Exploration.SE! Sadly because SE sites doesn't have any built-in message systems (as far as I know), this is ...
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Topic of the Week H2/2013 [duplicate]

This was the Topic of the Week thread for 2013. The current thread is here. Please post new suggestions there! One of the things that Stack Exchange in general has found effective is to devote a week ...
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Adding a hyphen to [tag:remotesensing]

It seems that "remote sensing" is two separate words, so the remotesensing tag should have a hyphen (i.e., be remote-sensing). (I do not think this justifies having a synonym.) I am tagging this ...
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Should we broaden the type of questions that are in scope?

Looking at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43283/space-exploration we are 66 days into beta and are at "needs work" in two areas. Number of questions per day and number of visits per day. ...
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Ideas for off-site Space Exploration community promotion ads

This is not a thread for community ads that would rotate on our own main site, those banner rotations are reserved for already graduated Stack Exchange webistes. However, nobody is stopping us from ...
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Do we need the tag [ noaa-prime]?

Do we need the tag noaa-prime ( it has only one question ) ? but we still have some related tags artificial-satellite . I think noaa-prime can be deleted and the question must be retagged or can ...
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Humor and current events, do we want to encourage them?

The recent question https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/1951/how-many-frogs-were-supposed-to-go-to-the-moon-on-ladee was intended as light humor about a current event. While I believe it is ...
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Can we make orbit abbreviations synonyms for the orbits?

https://space.stackexchange.com/tags/geosynchronous/synonyms does not have any synonyms. If we look at What is the maximum mass of a satellite that can be placed in GEO? we see a question riddled ...
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Should [probe] be made a synonym with [space-probes]?

I noticed when asking a question involving space probes that two tags came up in the autocomplete thingy: probe and space-probes. Is there any reason that space-probes shouldn't be a synonym of probe? ...
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No sense of humor when people ask obviously classified questions?

I'm a little disappointed my awesome answer to a question about deorbiting classified satellites was deleted. I agree with the moderator comment that it wasn't a serious attempt to answer the ...
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Could we possibly have a site glossary?

This is my reply to How should abbreviations be handled?. It is here posted as a dedicated question for the site community to discuss, and hopefully (+: approve. If the Stackexchange framework ...
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Why so many upvotes?

i experienced that I got far more upvotes on Space Exloration.SE, than on other sites like Stack Overflow. How is it possible? I mean, my questions are not always cover important of popular aspects. ...

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