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Blacklist the [drone] tag?

The drone tag was recently burninated: Burninate the [drone] and [small-drones] tags The reason for burnination was: These tags are incredibly broad I heavily agree with this. This tag recently ...
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What topics should be on-topic for asking questions on Drones and Model Aircraft SE?

The current scope for asking questions on this site, as defined here in the help center, is quite lacking in information. As it stands, it contains only the basics of asking questions on SE sites. We ...
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Are reference requests on-topic on Drones & Model Aircraft:SE?

Our page on what is on-topic in the Help Centre is very much a work in progress (to put it mildly). This means we're not really providing much guidance for new users on the site. It seems that ...
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What's our stance on recommendation questions now?

Just after the site started up, this question was asked: Are recommendations questions on topic? As we were starting out, the answer was: I would advise waiting a bit to hammer this one out, wait ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Drones and Model Aircraft's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering, and share your ...
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How should files like blackbox logs be included?

Blackbox logs could easily be shared with a link to for example Google Drive, but if the user that shares them moves or deletes them, the link would stop working. Is there a better way that we can ...
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How should we deal with answers or comments that do not address the question as it was written?

I have seen more than one answer or comment where the response is based on science or common practice that is mostly or only relevant to model airplanes when the question is about multirotors. Not all ...
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2020 Pro Tempore Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with your inaugural pro tempore moderator election, a community-curated Q&A thread for the candidates is being held. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Potential synonym between [autopilot] and [autonomous] tags?

I realise that the differences between 'autopilot' and 'autonomous' are comparable to a car having 'cruise control' or 'self-driving' capabilities, but I feel the distinctions aren't made clear in the ...
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How do we determine 'consensus' on Drones and Model Aircraft Meta?

Questions here on our Meta site help us to determine site policy. We are generally looking for a consensus from our community, but what do we mean when we say "consensus" in this context. Is a ...
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How is “TL:DR” added as a prefix to an answer?

I have seen an answer beginning with the prefix: "TL;DR". Did the person who answered it write their answer title that way? Or did the OP add that to the answer title? Or, are there other reasons I ...
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Having a Drones.SE Hot Network Question feed in chat

Recently, we have had a few questions that have got some heat: Report a lost drone in the UK? Spray painting a drone, what to look out for? What is a good alternative to carbon fibre for a quadcopter ...
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Do we want Travel.SE drone questions migrated here?

Travel.SE has a lot of drone questions and even a drone tag: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/drones Most of them are on topic and about regulations. Willeke (a Travel.SE mod) has ...
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If there is a tag for quadcopters, would we benefit from having a tag for hexacopters and octocopters?

My thinking on this question is that a quadcopter is a subset of all multirotor drones. And if we have one subset of all multirotors, we may benefit from having the most common types such as hex-, ...
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Should model rockets be on topic?

Inspired by the comments on this answer regarding remote control links above Low Earth Orbit, I wondered - should we consider questions about model rocketry1 as on topic? It's not something I've ...
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Pro Tempore Moderator Election - Question Suggestions

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. A Pro Tempore Moderator election was just announced: Announcing a ...
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Pro Tempore Moderator Election Questionnaire?

A Pro Tempore Moderator election was just announced: Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election The guidelines for such an election state: For these elections, the candidate questionnaire is an ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Drones and Model Aircraft Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on May 18 to bring in your three inaugural pro-tem moderators. For full details of the process,...
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What's wrong with this question of mine?

I posted this matching Q&A a couple of days ago and it has since achieved a -1 (+1, -2) question score, while the answer has +2 (+2, -0). My question is: what's wrong with that question? It reads: ...
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Burninate the [drone] and [small-drones] tags

Inspired from: What should we do about the [small-drones] tag? In my opinion, we don't need these tags, the reasons why they are being used now: The question is very low quality This is the first ...
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Should we introduce editing guidelines?

I’ve had people edit my answers to change many things, for example to improve the formatting, fix typos and add new information. However, there have been several cases of people editing answers to ...
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What should we do about the [small-drones] tag?

As it is right now, the small-drones tag has some really serious problems, which we need to solve before public beta. The overarching problem is that it doesn't really represent anything. In the ...
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What should be done about questions solely related to electronics?

I was prompted to ask this because of this question: How to tell if you have a brushed or brushless motor? Some questions are solely asking about electronic components and are not specifically ...
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Should we delete questions marked as duplicates?

I came across this question today which reminded me of an answer I posted earlier to this question. I flagged the question as a duplicate of the question I answered earlier and explained my rationale ...
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Tag synonym proposals

Since at this moment very few users have the sufficient reputations to even propose tag synonyms, and duplicate tags are already starting to be a problem, this is going to be a place for any member to ...
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In how much detail should we answer questions?

So I’ve been trying to answer a lot of questions, and I have noticed different trends of answering. Some people, such as myself, try to be less technical, and therefore slightly less ‘sharp’ in our ...
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What is the best way to close questions without losing newcomers?

I notice that many people here are brand-new to SE sites. They are asking thoughtful questions, but oftentimes those questions get closed solely because they are inappropriate to an SE site, or to SE....
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Are questions about LiPo batteries on topic?

I have recently asked two of several questions about LiPo batteries on the site: Restore over-discharged LiPo batteries ~2.0V/cell How do I safely dispose of my LiPo batteries? Both were commented ...
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Are questions about drone-related electrical engineering on topic?

The question in particular that led me to post here is this question which has been closed by the community with the stated reason of being off topic: How important is the plastic coating around a ...
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Should we have monthly photo competitions?

On many sites in the network, there are recurring photo competitions on the respective metas, which are intended as "fun" things to have on the site to get users to congregate and provide a welcome ...
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Are tutorial and study posts on topic?

For example, a post saying, 'I have found X method useful, here is how you can duplicate it.' Would this be more on topic, less on topic or as on topic as 'I have seen people use X method, how can I ...
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Duplicate Questions

I'm starting to see a good deal of duplicate questions. How are we handling that? Is there a way we can redirect duplicate asks to the original question easily?
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Rename [legal] to [regulations]

Related to Are legal questions on topic? We now have [legal] but I've found from prior experience that people take that tag to mean that all legal questions are on-topic (which nobody has argued for)....
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Tags - abbreviations or spelling it out?

It looks like there's a lot of shorthand y'all use to talk about things and these are starting to appear in your tags: bldc lipo faa tbs Are these the best way to phrase things for a useful tag? For ...
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What about non-flight-based craft?

I used to work for an entity that built UUVs (or underwater drones), which were really neat. They used them to test sonar systems. That said, they're likely very different in how they work and the ...
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Get your “Beta” badge now!

Your once in a life time opportunity, getting the Beta badge for “Drones and Model Aircraft”. It is no longer obtainable after the private beta ends. It’s requirements are: Voted 10 times, added 3 ...
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Why is our site badge “UAV”?

Usually betas have blue site badges with the first letters of their site title in the badge, for example: IPS: Interpersonal Skills Why is our site badge UAV: Shouldn’t it be DMA?
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What should our comment culture be?

The Stack Exchange model treats comments (on main sites) as sticky notes, used for clarification and basic interaction with the post owner. On questions: Use comments to ask for more information or ...
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Do we want feeds in the chatroom? If so, which and what should we call them?

Most sites set up feeds into their chatroom for questions on their main and meta site. There are two options: Have a feeds user post these into the room itself, as oneboxed posts (like here), or as ...
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What should the name of our main chatroom be?

Every Stack Exchange site (Not all) main chatroom has a unique name that is related to the main site itself. for Example: Super User: Root Acess Gaming: The Bridge IoT: Chat of Things Unix & ...
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Do we need a [drone] tag?

I don't think we need a drone tag, because this is a site about drones, so it's kind of unneccessary in my opinion. For model-agnostic questions, I'd suggest to have a tag called model-agnostic ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Congratulations to everyone for getting this proposal into Beta! As many of you may know, Area 51 has a record to track the progress of this site, and voting definitely helps with the site's ...
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Are recommendations questions on topic?

On some StackExchange sites, recommendations questions are discouraged. On other sites, such as Software Recommendations, they are not only allowed but are the subject of the entire site. How do we ...
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Are legal questions on topic?

In Canada, flying a drone is not something you can just go out and do... you need a pilot's certificate (basic or advanced, depending what you are planning on doing with your drone) to be allowed to ...