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Does this site have a good chance to “survive” the beta period?

Partially related to this question. Space.SE exists for about a month now. Traffic numbers (like questions/par, e.t.c.) don't seem to be bad, but some of them may not be satisfied. What are this site'...
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Role of country tags

The russia and china tags are used on 63 questions and 20 questions respectively. I've asked two questions that seem to be about the US space program and government positions, so I've created united-...
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Where can you find stuff online to learn the math and physics key to Space Exploration SE?

Many answers on Space Exploration Stack Exchange are heavy on math and physics. I don't know how much this site is really meant to educate people with a casual interest, but that is certainly how I ...
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Clarify celestial-mechanics tag

The celestial-mechanics tag implies that planetary orbital mechanics are on-topic for space.SE. I would like to edit the description of the tag to clarify that it is intended for spacecraft only. ...
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Should [space-law] be just [law]?

I was thinking of going through and retagging all the space-law questions to just law. Before doing so, however, I decided to ask the community - It seems like there is something I am missing. Should ...
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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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Is Kerbal Space Program a valid reference when answering SX questions?

While Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a game, it is a physics-based rocket flight simulator which, in many ways, has done a lot to increase the general population's understanding of space flight. Is it ...
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The answer to the question about Moon landing hoax theories

This is for us to draft the answer to the question drafted in the related question What shall our canonical question and answer regarding moon hoax conspiracy theories be?. That question is phrased ...
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Is passing Beta in the near future? [duplicate]

I was looking at the Area51 stats and everything is in the 'OK' or 'Excellent' category. The biggest hurdle is/was questions per day. Currently it is at 6.4 per day, with 10 per day the goal. Does ...
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Defining requirements for hypothetical-invention questions

The idea of a hypothetical-invention tag seems to be gaining mild acceptance: https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1167/58 If we're going to have this tag, we should probably first establish what ...
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How should we address the topic of aliens?

It's bound to come up in questions but where do we draw the line for ET, Aliens and UFOs?
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Does the astro-biology tag apply to all life in space, ever?

@Conelisinspace shouldn't the astrobiology tag be for non terrestrial native life forms? I don't think it applies to tardigrades any more than it does to to mold, plants, mice, or people on the ...
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When (if ever) should a question include general reference links?

I asked a question in which I provided a link to Wikipedia for a term that seemed likely to be unfamiliar to many here, but now I am wondering if such was appropriate/helpful. (If I had not provided ...
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How to ask a question which has exclusively opinionated answers?

I'd like to get the opinions of members valued here on a specific topic and want to ask an opinionated question which cannot have a correct answer. This is usually not a good idea due to this site's ...
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Why are “edit callouts” being removed from other people's posts?

I had an edit to a post that removed an "EDIT:" flag from one of my posts. I see this as counterproductive and obfuscatory. Stack Exchange has a tools and cues throughout the interface that allows ...
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Is my answer being sabotaged?

I propose the following: The block quoted text in the question Can someone help Scott Manley explain this capture maneuver? is inarticulate and pretty much meaningless in terms of explaining ...
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Merge [dust] and [regolith]

It seems to me that dust and regolith are p̶e̶r̶f̶e̶c̶t̶ ̶ more or less synonyms (for the purpose of this site). I suggest we merge and synonymize. What do you think? ("Yes" answers should specify ...
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What is our definition of “space agency”?

In support of the meta question "Role of country tags", I think it would be helpful for us to define what we mean by a space agency. Wikipedia defines space agencies as government agencies engaged ...
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How to reply to “Moon ladings were faked”? [duplicate]

I was presented with this statement by one of my friends a few hours ago. I truly believe in NASA and the moon landings. Therefore, soon we were in a debate and he was telling me some stupid proofs ...
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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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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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Is there a story behind this “internet artifact” (result of mistyped SX SE url)?

I am often guilty of TUItmC (Typing while Under the Influence of too much Coffee. Today I accidentally typed space (dot) stackexchnage (dot) com with stachexchange ...
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How does the bounty auto-award work?

This just happened here. What are the precise rules with which the auto-awarding algorithm operates?
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Pod Bay bug, or SE chat feature by design?

I don't think the pod bay has a "meta" so I'll try to ask here? I dropped this link into the pod bay, hoping to see the link in blue font. Instead I got a vanity picture of Matt Damon and a summary ...
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How best to ensure my question will not “get migrated” to World Building?

I've just asked a question here that is at the edge of the on-topic envelope. I don't want it to "get migrated" to World Building because then (I think) I would have to join in order to regain control ...
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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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How/where to leave a comment for a user with only a deleted answer?

I'd like to leave a message for the author of this deleted answer encouraging them to undelete. I left the following comment below my question Where is the “antenna farm” from which this Soyuz ...
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Space law and Stack Exchange policy on legal advice

Relevant Q&As from MetaSO: Not the Place for Legal Questions Is there a Stack Exchange site for Law Questions? If not, why not? Is "consult your lawyer" a valid answer to legal ...
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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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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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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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