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HTTPS forbidden on meta?

I often use a system that wants to block selective statements that I send out. Not sure why, but it's a work system, go figure... I've found that going to the site in HTTPS will prevent such filtering ...
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Truth vs Presentation

In this question some feedback made me wonder, what matters more in an answer, truth or presentation style?
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Is it appropiate to post a question just to get some kind of reward?

The game-like reward system of stack exchange may sometimes tempt people to post a question or an answer just to get "imaginary internet points" Should this practise be dis-encouraged?
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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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Should I vote for (recommending) deletion on an answer that's just had a post notice put on it?

The mods here use post notices more than many sites, which I think is kinda nice. But unfortunately that means the general guidance on how to work with those is a bit lacking. If an answer has a post ...
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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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“Newest questions” button missing when returning from meta

When coming back to the main page from Meta, the usual questions show up, put the "newest" filter is missing. It re-appears if I click at the "questions" tab again. Is this a bug?
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Is there any simple way of changing the dimensions of a picture when adding it to a post? (Other than downloading and change it in an editor.) Sometimes the default size of the image I find is not ...
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How to improve the question about the design of the controller in lunar lander?

Criticism on the UX of the control panel of the lunar module I'm not new to SE, but new to here. This question is closed as unclear, and well, I agree with that. The question comes from my poor ...
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How many Space Exploration Members are active in the space industry?

This question really has very little relevance, and truly is only being asked from my own curiosity but; How many Space Exploration Stack Exchange members are active in the space industry? To ...
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Am I alone in not seeing featured meta posts?

All I see is "Upcoming events" (am a Firefox user). I haven't looked closely at the CSS but have a nagging feeling that Upcoming events and Featured meta-posts somehow preempt each other, and compete ...
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Should Fuel and Propellant be merged?

I'm trying to decide if there is any meaningful difference between fuel and propellants. They both seem to cover the same thing, namely the fuel of a spacecraft. I suppose fuel is slightly more ...
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Is this question about orbit arc length and elliptic integrals on-topic, or is there a form of it that would be on-topic?

I found summat and would like to share it, so others may avoid the waste of time I spent sorting it out. See broken link here and broken link here (see comment below). Is that on-topic? I have a ...
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Sponsorship proposal - the Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group

This meeting is held every year by LEAG, a division of NASA that oversees lunar exploration objectives. It is attended by the best in the area of lunar science and exploration. This year I am going ...
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Why is .jpg not supported?

I just tried to add an image to my post and it said, file format not supported. It was a link to a .jpg file on Wikipedia. That's a pretty common format on the net, especially for photos. Does SE ...
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Keeping out of censorship, politics, sex, and religion?

Should users with editorial powers go around and "fix" the following items: an original poster's (frivolous or not) mention of the Lord (this); personal pronouns (replacing "he" for s/he or she or ...
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Summer of Space

There are 3 large potentially helpful sources of questions that are going on right now. I suggest we take as much advantage of them as possible, to see if we can get this site promoted to the next ...
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Let's try and answer the unanswered questions!

Let's see what we can do to answer the unanswered questions. I was able to answer one about cryogenic propulsion recently, and I'm suspecting more can be answered. I'm going to place a few bounties on ...
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Are telescope questions not considered space exploration?

I came across this question: What type of telescope should I use in order to view the surface of the moon? which got closed for being off-topic. And I'm wondering, are telescopes not considered a ...
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Should the policy against 'shopping' questions operate the same way here?

Yesterday there was a question about small commercial rocket motors for sale in the U.S.. I'm going to post an image of it in case it becomes inaccessible in a while due to deletion: TildalWave put ...
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How to handle first questions/answers by new users

There's a new answer to this question about New Horizons. The answer is brief and unsupported by references, so half an hour after it was posted, it's already attracting downvotes and Delete votes. ...
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Is a Challenge question acceptable here?

I want to ask a bit of a fun challenge question. It involves some hefty math and probably a lot of speculation. My worry is there is no clear answer. In short, I want to ask how much ice from Europa ...
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Too broad questions?

I'm studying space exploration MSc at the TUDelft (netherlands), so this site naturally attracts me. However I see alot of questions on this site I would deem as "way too broad to answer". Sure many ...
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Redirect [dragonrider] to [dragon-v2]

The official name of SpaceX's first manned capsule is dragon-v2 so why not unify that on tag instead of double-tagging with dragonrider? I agree that the code name is comparatively nice — especially ...
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Are questions based on conceptual (almost speculative) projects on-topic?

I have a question that is practical, but based on a speculative project. I would like to know the effects on humans and cargo traveling on your standard, hypothetical space elevator of 100k km, ...
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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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Blacklisting and nuking [technology] tag?

Related (I'll be glad if it's considered a dupe, but the other Q did not specifically ask for blacklisting): Do we need the {technology} tag? Counted 47 questions with the tag: https://space....
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Do we want to touch the “moon hoax”?

There was recently a question from someone new who came just to ask about the 'obvious moon hoax'. I wouldn't be surprised if this has come up a bunch of other times. @Mark Bailey tried to save the ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 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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Is Kerbal Space Program a valid place to pull illustrative videos from?

I was looking at Is Kerbal Space Program a valid reference when answering SX questions? and thinking about what I've pondered doing with certain questions - taking a short video of the game in order ...
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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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Should the Electronics and Avionics tags be combined?

Not sure what the distinction would be. Avionics are nothing more than electronics used in air and spacecraft, so given this is a space site the two tags seem a distinction without a difference.
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What should be the criteria for one person answering the same question twice?

There are two answers to this recent question by the same person How to find underground resources (water? caves?) on Mars? He could have edited what he added to his previous answer. For whatever ...
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Appropriate “Reference Request” Question - List of Launch Scrubs?

I asked about a list of launch scrubs in chat, and @briligg suggested that the question might be appropriate for the main site. I wanted to check here to be sure first, though. Generally, questions ...
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Is evidence of research not required?

EDIT: I would appreciate a moderator reply to this question given this comment by TildalWave♦ on a now deleted post. It seems strange to say "help support the policy" without clarity on what the ...
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Is it appropriate to remove a question, when I have the wrong information?

I recently posted a question about the reasoning behind the altitude of the Dawn Spacecraft's orbit around Ceres, and it was duly and helpfully answered. But it was kindly revealed that my ...
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Is there value in questions about future schedules?

I came across questions like, most recently, "What is the planned date for the Falcon Heavy Demo launch from Vandenberg AFB?". Such questions are interesting to me, but they also seem very volatile, ...
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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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Please burninate (and blacklist) the “rocket-science” tag

For a site supposedly wholly and unabashedly devoted to rocket science, this tag is kinda superfluous.
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Some PR to have these guys as contributors?

I'm glad space.SE exists I'm sure it'll be a successful adventure. Before space.SE we have been relying on other websites, some were open, other had a part reserved to subscribers. In the past, I've ...
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Space activities live: What are the current sources for video and data?

Is this possible -- useful / advisable / add your personal criteria -- to start building a page that would be a good reference for primary sources references? What are the current available sources ...
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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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How can we best draw in and educate beginners and the casually curious?

This is further to my previous general question 'Why are we here?', at the request of PearsonArtPhoto. In searching for examples to put in this, I found myself exploring here in a way I haven't done ...
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Why are we here?

The internet is changing quickly, Stack Exchange is the foremost example of a new format on the web, and thus the traffic SEx.SE gets is shifting over time. As can be seen from a lot of the questions ...
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Winter Bash 2014 Hat Dash Yay or Nay?

Remember last year's Haaaaaaaaaaaaaats!? Stack Exchange is going to repeat it this year, and asked us if we want it on Space Exploration, too. What is it? Winter Bash is an annual event that can ...
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Coping with tragedies: ground rules for dealing with accident- and mishap-related questions

The loss of life during the SpaceShipTwo flight made me realize there are no guidelines on dealing with space-related accidents in SEx.SE. Specifically, I would like to know: What questions should ...
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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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GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones

There is a Coursera course going on now that I think might be of interest to a lot of people here, that can be found at https://class.coursera.org/gpslab-001 . It talks about how GPS navigation is ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 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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Can 'crewed mission' be suggested as the usual tag instead of 'manned mission'?

We all know why... Three cheers for female astronauts! Or cosmonauts! Or taikonauts, or whatever.

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