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This question is about other space sciences (physics, weather, astronomy, etc), and does not directly pertain to space exploration as outlined in the FAQ.


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Writing a meta question on this is a good call. If you have a problem with anything on the site, meta is the place to start. When moderators are appointed, they ought to be reading every new meta question (they will be notified of them, at least). A meta question also allows the community to weigh in on the issue. About the question. It does sound like ...


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I am going to make a try at answering this, a couple of things to keep in mind when reading this answer. I have probably written the highest volume of way out there questions. So my views do not always represent the views of the community. I have probably written the highest volume of way out there questions. So I have had a lot of opportunity to see ...


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Thank you briligg, for posting this question. I admit that I was unaware of the shopping question issue, as I was unaware when someone previously asked about attitude control systems for cubesats. For the consumer electronics oriented stacexchanges I can easily see why these questions are problematic. Additionally to the reasons listed here, they show very ...


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I personally voted to close with the "unclear what you're asking" reason, but I guess others thought otherwise later, after your question was edited to read, in my opinion, substantially differently than what I thought (but wasn't sure) you wanted to ask initially. I tried working with you in the comments to further specify precisely what information you ...


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Let's look at this question from a different angle than the shopping angle. Based on the parameters in the question, we're talking about the type of engine you would have on a model rocket not bound for space. That means this question is actually off topic because it is about model rockets, not space exploration. This is what our Help Center says on what ...


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I was one of the close-voters. My motivation for closing was that the Cybertruck is a terrestrial vehicle. It is not designed for Mars and there is no way (currently or in the near future) to get such a large vehicle to Mars. That makes it, in my opinion, a purely hypothetical, speculative, and frivolous question no added value. Hence I voted to close.


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There certainly are several reasons why that reason could be used. It's my understanding that the primary reason to close for "unclear what you are asking" is to give the asker a chance to fix the question. If the question remains open while it is ambiguous, then there may be answers written in the mean time that contradict the intent of the question. You ...


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This should be fixed, not ignored. Keeping it closed as a duplicate does more harm than good. There is benefit to keeping duplicates around, while questions that are out of scope should eventually be deleted. If you don't have any intention to try and re-write the question to bring it into the scope then it should be closed under a different reason than "...


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This question appears to be off-topic because it is ... requesting to provide information on behalf of a disassociated third party. Questions seeking product or service recommendations, or asking to provide legal advice of, about or on behalf of a third party we don't associate with, their products, services, and function are off-topic as they either ...


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I really miss the "too localized" option since the last update to the closing system. I'm not sure how often it would apply for questions posted on our website in particular, but since we have the "too broad" option, it feels only natural to also have the "too localized" one: Too localized: This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is ...


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This question is about physics, and is not related to space exploration as defined in the FAQ.


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