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As user #12, I'd like to encourage the entire mod team. I'm almost 10k on Meta, that place where moderator actions are either upheld or torn into thousands of pieces, and thus have a somewhat critical eye for these things. I could point to maybe one instance of a question being prematurely closed. That's all I can think about. A discussion in chat with my ...


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One thing: How could we moderators improve? Not 'us'. All joking aside, you have done a great job, and I suspect that any controversy stems out of the fact that this site is doing so well. The more a community grows, the more moderators become "the man" keeping everyone down. Some won't see it this way, but some will--especially those who haven't ...


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You're doing great! You may wish to try to push the community a bit more into taking matters into their own hands via meta consensus, but this is already happening to an appreciable degree. The more power the community has, the better the moderator-community system works — this system is designed to be community moderated, with mods handling ...


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I think, compared to true space exploration, we are suffering from a large bias toward manned space exploration. From the top 15 questions, 6 or so are about manned space exploration. Out of professionals working in the field, the number of people actually working with manned spaceflight is much, much smaller. Manned spaceflight tends to get the most ...


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Here's my musings about the status of this site: I'm going to take a look at how our highest voted questions are really in terms of their quality. I'm going to do this by dividing them in to a few categories. Questions that an expert might use- These are questions that ask real problems that are being discussed for the medium term (20 years or so). They ...


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Science Fiction is the gateway to Science Expert. While there is a line between the two drawing it to close science fact, (IMHO) will throttle the site down to oblivion. Space exploration is in its infancy (or maybe still in gestation) in any case, the site will need to grow with the science. Much of the really good hard science is either not known or is ...


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I also fear that everyone expectation of expert level questions is unreasonable. I can do research and read ask questions but that's because I had to go out there a search for an question. Not everyone has the time to research and come up with questions. There isn't even the ability for mass questioning since space exploration isn't a topic everyone can get ...


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I am not sure what it means, but my 2 day old question Can gunpowder get you to the moon? has almost 2k hits on a site that is only getting 239 visits a day. I actually posted the question on https://scifi.stackexchange.com/ and have been extremely surprised by the both the activity there and here. I feel some of my other less popular questions here are ...


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I was pretty excited to see this site, but I'm skeptical about how long it will last. Mostly, I'm concerned about the scope. Many (most) SE sites have some questions that have potential to overlap (like ELU, ELL, and Lingustics); here we have Physics, Astronomy, SciFi, and Travel just as the obvious ones (plus other kinds of natural sciences, and ...


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