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Should nonsensical question titles be edited?
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Titles should give a reasonable expectation for what the question is about. Drifting by, I could only deduce that the question was related to the international space station, which makes it a poor ...

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Will/would it be impossible for me to add a third bounty here? Why was 500 my only choice for #2?
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The help centre says the following about bounties: Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent bounty (50 reputation on the ...

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How did we end up with a hypothetical tag? Should we keep it, or not?
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This has been discussed extensively before, see Would a “Speculation” tag be useful?, and the linked questions and discussions. The preferred tag, in the cases where the question is on topic is ...

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Are there ways to make posts with images better for low connect speed users? Does the spoiler feature help?
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1. First, to address the specific thing asked: Does putting an image inside a spoiler tag help? No. The image is loaded anyway, and just hidden with CSS. That is what the inspector tells me....

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What are the criteria to know if a question about the space shuttle belongs to space.SE or to aviation.SE?
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My take on this. The Space Shuttle is always a spacecraft, and occasionally a plane. That means pretty much every question you have about it is on-topic here. By contrast, only specific aspects about ...

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Are missile questions on topic?
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I will argue that anyone capable of building an ICBM already has the capability to figure out basic orbital mechanics. Therefore, who will such a question ban actually protect? To compare it to the ...

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Why was my flagging a Dunning-Kruger effect comment declined?
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The original comment and resulting discussion has been removed I was the moderator handling the flag. The offensiveness of mentioning the Dunning-Kruger effect varies greatly with usage and ...

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Can the privately hosted animated SVG embedded in this question potentially pass viewers' IP dresses to the host website?
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Disclaimer: I wrote that post. SE allows arbitrary hot-linking of images. The default Imgur upload is there to cover the usual case that the image is not yet hosted anywhere, but there are other ...

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What would be proper site hygiene for large image hot linking?
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Animations Animations add some value, which varies greatly. They also come with some disadvantages, in this case size. We can not proceed in a way that decreases the value of an answer. General ...

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What would be proper site hygiene for large image hot linking?
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Still images The stack exchange imgur upload limits images to 2MB, and I think that we should stick to that. High resolution images can be re-sized, as they would have to fit inside a SE post anyway. ...

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What term should be used for *naut?
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While I agree with PearsonArtPhoto that the tag should be standardised to astronaut with other terms pointing to it as synonyms, I think the issue of post terminology can be sorted out by the more ...

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'international-space-station' as a tag synonym to 'iss'?
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In my opinion, we should try having the acronym tag <-> synonym relation the other way around more often. While "ISS" is a well known acronym, this field is famous for generating an ...

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Do we need the ORBITAL tag?
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From what I can see, the current usage of the tag is: General orbital mechanics questions. Systems in Earth orbit. Launches specifically dealing with reaching orbit, like sub-orbital vs. orbital ...

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Easiest way to get a list of tags for which I've bee the first user? Algorithmically if possible!
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Here is a query for you I am terrible at writing those things, so this is a bunch of stuff I copy pasted from other queries. Surprisingly it works. Input your userID to get a list of what tags you ...

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What prevents me from seeing this close vote in review?
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My understanding of the queue mechanics: This question showed up for me in the queues some hours ago. As I am a moderator, any item in the queues I handle is dismissed from the queue. This means ...

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How does the bounty auto-award work?
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From the bounty page in the help centre: If you do not award the bounty within 24 hours of the bounty period ending, half the bounty value will be automatically awarded to the top voted answer ...

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Is passing Beta in the near future?
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I will say we are exactly 3.6 questions per day away from graduation at the moment :) It has happened before that a site has graduated with only 'OK' in some categories, but not in the traffic ...

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Alternate orbital mechanics question
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I asked a very similar question on Worldbuilding SE, and it was well received there. I would recommend asking that type of question over there rather than on physics SE, as you don't end up in the ...

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Should there be an "Explorer Program" tag or just add separate tags for each one as it becomes necessary? (they each seem so different!)
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Here's a quick inventory of the current tagging status of multi-mission space programs: Manned Mercury: "project-mercury" Gemini: "project-gemini" Apollo: "apollo-program&...

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Do we need both "camera" and "spacecraft-cameras" tags?
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While the current situation is unfortunately tag salad, there are a couple of points where I think there's room for granularity: Not all uses of cameras relevant to space exploration involves cameras ...

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Three-body versus CR3BP tags; combine them?
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In my opinion, these have some clear differences. The main one is that the CR3BP is much "nicer" than a more general three body problem. The restrictions made makes analytical solutions possible, ...

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