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Would it be useful to be able to put videos in questions and answers?

I definitely support this. I've suggested this before, but considering the opportunity (our first birthday), everyone, including yours truly, seems to have been taken over by the idea of receiving an ...
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Why doesn't Space.SE have an icon?

Why doesn't Space.SE use icons yet? A simple explanation is because the site is still in Beta. All Beta SE sites (except the sponsored one, like QuantumComputing.SE and ArtificialIntelligence.SE) ...
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Feature request: add marvosym package to our MathJax set (for celestial body symbols)

Agreed, I believe we could use that. It shouldn't be too much trouble, we already have some MathJax extensions enabled, like mhchem (load it with ...
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Adding a scratch pad for previewing formatting (e.g. TEX)

This is a workaround answer, but it works for me; Since MathJax (LaTeX) preview does work on questions and answers, for comments, I'd usually just force my own preview by temporarily abusing any ...
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One person has all the power?

Muze, all Stack Exchange sites have moderators to supplement the community. A moderator has the ability to perform what we informally refer to as an "insta-close", which immediately closes the ...
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Now that the site has graduated, how do we get a site-specific icon?

That information is out-of-date. Graduation is no longer accompanied by site design. For more, see https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2881/58
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Would it be useful to be able to put videos in questions and answers?

This is a community wiki list of questions/answers linking to YouTube videos (current search results for url:*youtu.be* and ...
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A possible alternative to the close-reopen procedure

The proposed request for comment period slows the process from question to answer which is the core functionality of stack exchange: This potentially long process seems like a distraction. If users ...
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Why do we let the askers of questions decide what answer is accepted?

Because answer acceptance only indicates that it helps the asker the most, while the vote indicates the community's voice. From the help center, Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive ...
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Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site?

Sadly, not for a while. This will only happen when we have an average of 10 questions/day for an extended period of time, and "graduate". We're about half-way there.
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How to cross post a question correctly?

I guess I was fairly called out there. Regarding the specific question in place (which had a good reception from the community), It does ask a rather technical question, but it provided no context to ...
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Would a "Speculation" tag be useful?

Summary: Questions asking about an alternative solution to a problem in space exploration are on topic, but should be tagged with design-alternative. Another alternative tag suggested by Tristan: ...
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Would a "Speculation" tag be useful?

Setting the name "speculation" aside (which I've expressed my opinion of in the comments of JCRM's answer), my main issue with this idea is that it is too broad. "Could this work" applies to too many ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

The scoring system is common to all Stackexchange sites, not something users of individual sites can change. The place to discuss the scoring system is https://meta.stackexchange.com/. You can also ...
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How to view deleted users posts?

Stack Exchange Data Explorer might at least help; you can search posts by the deleted owner's display name. Posts by deleted owner's display name ...
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Space Sandbox? Good idea or a bad idea?

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 ...
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Why do we let the askers of questions decide what answer is accepted?

@AndrewT.s answer sums it up nicely. Here's some additional background: The Stack Exchange ecosystem is an offshoot of Stack Overflow where in the beginning questions were almost always problems. ...
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I want to ask questions. A better reputation scoring is needed

"Why can't up grades be made to this system for one user to block another if they are bored and/or annoyed by the questioner thus allowing lower lever users to answer it for them? Is it software ...
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Can bigger bounties have longer expiration dates?

You know, this idea actually makes sense to me. Eight years ago Jeff Atwood said: This is effectively completed, because bounty system is no longer tied to accepting an answer in any way you can ...
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Why do I lose 1 reputation for downvoting answer?

This has been discussed many times, both for questions and answers. Jeff Atwood put it most succinctly back in 2011 This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel strongly that ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Any new contribution that you start writing as a registered member can be considered a sandbox. As your edit it and it reaches a minimum required length, the system will auto-save it as a draft. Only ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.
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Should there be a “no evidence of research” flag/VTC option?

(Extended from comment.) I think the question boils down to: do we want to answer trivial questions or not. Both direction has some dangers. Disadvantages of making them off-topic: It would cause ...
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Should there be a “no evidence of research” flag/VTC option?

I understand the sentiment and concern but before adding more features to the site let's do our homework. What existing, documented problem that could not be addressed with existing tools would now ...
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A possible alternative to the close-reopen procedure

I see good in it that it makes the closure/reopen much more fair. More clearly, eliminates the problem of the question closures before they could be fixed. What I dislike in it: we have various ...
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A possible alternative to the close-reopen procedure

I have been advised to bring this subject to SE Meta and not SX Meta (ironically with the goal for it to be downvoted quicker, not to be analyzed more deeply. This shows the seriousness and the ...
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Should there be a “no evidence of research” flag/VTC option?

I stopped participating in Space.SE three months ago, because another user said he would no longer answer my questions because he felt I already knew the answers. So if you don't do any research, some ...
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Space Sandbox? Good idea or a bad idea?

I don't have anything against a sandbox in general, though as others pointed out I'm concerned with the idea of making it a required step. However, our meta on average gets the traffic of a handful of ...
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