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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

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 ...
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Any educated answer deserves an up vote on very old unanswerable questions?

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 ...
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Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?

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 ...
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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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More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

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. ...
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Why does it not show when the next time I can ask a question?

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 ...
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Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?

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 ...
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Do we want software list questions?

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 ...
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Is this question to access a logo of a space related organization on topic here?

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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Can a question be asked that has already an answer to a related question?

I think I agree with uhoh that while that other question may technically have a simple answer to this new question, the answer to this new question includes details more specific to the question of &...
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Is a Challenge question acceptable here?

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 ...
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Is there value in questions about future schedules?

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 ...
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What to do with a question where the answer is a list

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. ...
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Bad physics in accepted answer, what to do? (if anything)

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 ...
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Bad physics in accepted answer, what to do? (if anything)

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 ...
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Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?

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 ...
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Is evidence of research not required?

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-...
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Are questions based on conceptual (almost speculative) projects on-topic?

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 ...
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Is evidence of research not required?

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 ...
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Is evidence of research not required?

"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 ...
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Is there value in questions about future schedules?

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 ...
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