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We can do it.        


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Sorry Muze, but blocking is something that is done automatically by the system. Moderators have no control over it. All they can do is explain how it works and offer guidance as to how to restore your privileges. Just work away at doing the little things that will give you full access again, and try to think of it as a learning process.


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Regarding your title question, the answer is no. Up votes are for good posts, and you have extensive guidance on what makes a good post, both in the help pages, the faq, and from many individuals across Stack Exchange who have talked to you about this. We absolutely do not want you to upvote everything regardless of quality - your profile suggests you ...


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I have to agree with @Gerrit in the comments, we're not doing as bad as the question might suggest, especially given our current numbers. I would much rather see an increase in thought provoking questions than their sheer numbers, but we do need to step it up a bit, I agree with that. First about the A51 stats. Those are largely irrelevant at this stage we'...


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This particular question is a rare instance of a list question that is acceptable to our community, even though it will change with time. It covers material not easily found elsewhere and of use for gauging the state of an important part of the field. List questions are generally frowned upon on SE, but each SE site is different and needs to establish its ...


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For reference, here is a current list of questions with time-sensitive lists (or that could have lists). This list may be incomplete: What are the choices today for orbital mechanics simulation software? Full list of asteroids that have been optically imaged as of 2013 (Time-sensitive because: 1. We may discover later that something we imaged in 2013 is an ...


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Muze, actually, the reason you can't ask questions is not because you lack the privilege, but because you have been automatically blocked by the system for asking too many low quality questions. Please read this post for more information and how to possibly lift the auto ban.


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That question is not on topic - you are asking for reuse of a trademarked logo. For something like that you must ask the logo owner


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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 the question. Why would spacecraft a design refrain from using computers? As an engineer in modern times there are quite a few specific situations in which an ...


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Don't worry too much about the question stats. We are already doing things to help make this a better spot, the Topic of the Week is a big help in that actually. Participate in it. Ask a question or two during the week that relates to the topic of the week. Suggest a new topic if there's something you'd like to participate in. Vote on topics for upcoming ...


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Sure, if you give references to your question, it makes a lot of sense. So people know what you are talking about. In a worst-case scenario, people can also see, how good or how bad you actually understand the material and adjust their answers accordingly. Besides, you do not need to explain a lot by yourself and can therefore focus on your actual question. ...


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In your particular case, I think you could reword your question safely, without causing much of a headache to already helpful commenters. What matters the most with such cases is that the answers (where they exist), especially those good ones, remain relevant to the question asked, as you don't want to cause problems to their authors for putting effort into ...


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My worry is there is no clear answer. Then no. Questions should have a definitive answer and should not be primarily opinion based or solicit prolonged discussion. OK, granted, sometimes it can't be expected of those asking questions to anticipate these problems, but in your case, you seem to already suspect it wouldn't be a great fit for us. From what ...


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Most of those questions that you list are not good representatives of what we should strive towards, and would likely be closed as too broad if they were posted now, that the community has more-or-less spoken what's on topic on our site. One thing that needs to be considered when giving such examples is, that most were asked during first few weeks of our ...


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Questions about the existence and names of tools to address various tasks should be totally fair game. Knowing the names of some relevant tools greatly assists in the googling. Shopping recommendations, specifically questions like "which is better, STK or SOAP", should be discouraged. However questions of the appropriateness of a tool for a particular ...


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Yes, there is value. Finding information about it is non-trivial, it's on-topic, specific, and the two answers describe how and where to search for similar information. Granted, they both mention same source of information, and even though I could think of several other sources because I'm scheduling our chat room events and I've learned a thing or two about ...


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See What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? How long do I have to wait before I can post again? What can I do to release the ban? How can I reactivate my account? Automatic bans never expire or "time out." This means that you cannot simply wait for a certain amount of time. If you do ...


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Downvote, comment, upvote good answers, make a better answer if you can, move on. You could also add a bounty to try to encourage better answers, if you want. Wrong vs. "demonstrably wrong" is not a distinction we make here. Technically incorrect answers should be voted down--that (and optionally commenting) is all the action that needs to be taken. Unless ...


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Ideally, the way it ought to work is to write a better answer. In practice, it will be difficult to displace the wrong answer. It already has upvotes, and was awarded a bounty. You might be able to get the question asker to accept your answer, if that user is still active. The hard part is to attract users to your new answer to an old question, so it ...


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A suggested answer template for such questions... Because the answer to this question is likely to change over time, I have created a community wiki answer. Feel free to contribute to it now and in the future. General Considerations edit this section for aspects that won't change over time In 2018 edit this section for what applies now


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Phil, it is not that all questions requiring list answers are frowned against, but specifically those that contain indeterminately long lists or lists which are likely to change frequently with time. Our users are arguing that this is one such list. Frankly, I disagree, though I can see how it could become such a list eventually. I don't really think there ...


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References in questions, imply that some basic research has been conducted. As a rule some research before asking a question, leads to better questions. Reference links in questions should always be ok. As with anything, moderation, diversity and appropriateness should be considered.


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I'm a relatively junior member here - i'm very active, but my knowledge of its field is pretty shallow (i'm working to correct that, though). So bear that in mind. IMO, the role of Space.SE is two-fold. First, to help people learning or working in the field get help with questions. Second, to promote the field to a general audience. Space exploration is ...


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Relating a similar answer to another meta question... Future-predicting questions create several issues: If information about the future event is unclear, it can be difficult to clearly word the question. There is a risk for the question being closed as unclear what you are asking or too broad. Some users are more skilled at asking questions and can ...


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We currently have 20 questions tagged space-elevator. You might find some of your questions already discussed and answered, so please check that before asking new ones to avoid duplication, but otherwise yes, questions about conceptual, feasibility, physics, even experience of and health implications on humans (I tried to write this sentence by using tag ...


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It's not really a question of if something can be researched. The real question is how much research is needed. If the a good answer could be found within 10 minutes on Google, or within 10 minutes on Wikipedia, then the question is too simple.


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"Search and research" in our How do I ask a good question page links to our site search, we're not redirecting our members to any other site to check how easily answerable their question might be elsewhere. Not to general web search engines, and not specialized knowledge repositories either. Granted, we do want to avoid trivial and too broad questions, but ...


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