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In a comment I've asked: Across the SE network, which "normal" Q&A sites (besides contest-based Code Golf) have had good success with a Sandbox? I suppose "good success" means they started it and after a substantial period of time it is still actively used. In other words, is there any real evidence that this is something that is effective in regular, ...


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For new users, I'm all for trying to improve their questions rather than closing them. A sandbox might help in that respect. For advanced users, it's only a hindrance, and shouldn't be required. I'm already annoyed by the new "click the submit button twice" feature when asking questions; I don't make the newbie mistakes that this new feature supposedly ...


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Specific questions like: Have any launches been postponed due to... Have any missions been delayed due to... Is data from deep space being lost due to... will be on-topic and likely have interesting answers. I like #3 personally. ...too open ended? To avoid that, specify that you are looking for only one or two examples, not a list. Go for it!


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I think a workable question might be How effective would the lunar quarantine efforts be against COVID-19? I've been spending the last few days trying to answer some of the unanswered apollo-program questions. Specifically, I spent the last few hours answering a question about lunar quarantine. So I'm willing to answer such a question, @MagicOctopusUrn....


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I'm sure there are questions that are related to COVID-19 and space travel, but just a generic "What are the plans for the entire agency" is a bit too broad... Try to be specific.


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While it sounds great to allow questions that pertain to astronomy (celestial mechanics, to be precise) and do not have an explicit connection to space exploration, I really think this is calls for a lot of ambiguity. There are highly upvoted questions from the past which have no reference to space exploration, but that hardly tells us if allowing it on the ...


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For those topics that deal with one specific aspect of being "in space" a more specific prefix can be used. For example, topics relating to the effects of reduced gravity on X have the form reduced-gravity-X reduced-gravity-sports reduced-gravity-manufacturing reduced-gravity-cooking


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Can you post them around 6-8am Pacific? ;)


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You two are both active members of the site who operate with good intentions. Your philosophies and personalities may frequently clash, but it would be helpful if you gave each other the benefit of the doubt. Step back if you feel it's getting out of hand. Flag for mod attention.


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Working on the basis that Titles should give a reasonable expectation for what the question is about. It seems appropriate to either downvote if "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful" answer the question as apparently asked, (where I think the answer is blindingly obvious, I leave an answer as a comment$^1$, in the ...


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When you know an answer, write a proper answer. That's just good for everyone, and you will earn upvotes. We've all written questions that aren't as clear to others as we thought it would be. It's okay to ask for clarification on such questions. Questions that have the potential to be fixed should be clarified instead of closed. It is way too easy to ...


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Yes, you should flag things like this if you genuinely feel that's the case. You're probably over-reacting though, but don't worry, it's a moderators role to take a balanced and impartial view. You might find doing basic research before asking your questions results in fewer downvotes I also refer you to https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1420/20636 ...


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Sounds like a perfectly fine thing to do, just make sure each question is mostly stand-alone.


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I'll add a contra-position answer to permit voting. I think any questions in the Space Exploration Stack Exchange should make it clear how they are related explicitly to the exploration of space, particularly by the use of space craft. If we were to extend the remit to all topics that relate to knowledge of space, such as celestial mechanics, we end up ...


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Since it seems people are hesitant to stake out an answer, I would like to offer a suggestion. I didn't want to offer my own opinion because I wanted to give the community a chance to decide, but instead of offering an opinion I'll give an estimation of what the community wants based on what types of questions were closed. With the exception of the recently ...


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Potential Community wiki and/or workspace for existing questions that may demonstrate the community's current thinking and what a policy change or new codification might do to existing Q&A. Please feel free to add additional examples. Probably on-topic in Space SE, they're not about spacecraft but probably about "potentially useful" orbits Two-body ...


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It was previously ruled as on topic (technically ruled as "not strictly off topic"), but this is definitely one of those borderline cases. I think we need a new meta question about what is on/off topic in regards to celestial mechanics, and the result of that discussion needs to be a final determination on this question. If the new rules decided make it off ...


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There is no contradiction between upvotes and votes to close. It happened multiple times that I casted both an upvote and a vote to close on the same question. Upvoting is for good questions. A question can be interesting, well researched, and fun, but also off-topic. In this case I will upvote and vote to close. Perhaps not if it's blatantly off-topic, ...


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I initiated the closure, so I think I should post the original reasoning I gave, along with the points on which I feel convinced that the question in question should remain closed. I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is an astronomy question, specifically a celestial mechanics question. And our help center clearly states that ...


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