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The question Easiest way to join the Mile High Club (MHC)? is closed, as “not a real question”.

I don't understand why; Joel's explanation doesn't help me:

I closed this as "not a real question" because it's not an actual question somebody actually has. Stack works best when it's used to get the answers to questions people are actually facing, not for chit-chatty conversation.

Er, what? How is “I want to join the Mile High Club” (i.e. I want to have sex on a plane) not a real question, a problem to be solved?

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It's perfectly reasonable to vote for it to be reopened. I imagine you wouldn't be alone...

However, there are two problems that I see with it, which would probably need fixing.

1) "Easiest" - is subjective

2) "Recommend a business" - is bordering on subjective, and is different to "Recommend arts museums".

However with some rewording by @Roflcopter, to make it possible to be objectively answered, would certainly reduce the chances of it being closed again.

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  • I did vote back then (and so did at least 2 other people IIRC); my vote is long expired. This isn't a shopping question: it's not asking for a specific airline or anything like that. Would you feel better if “easiest way” was replaced by “cheapest way that doesn't lend me in legal trouble”? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 9 '12 at 1:07
  • Well that would remove the subjective nature to some extent. But it wasn't me who closed it, I was merely pointing out some potential problems which may have led to it being closed in the past or future, if it were to be reopened. – Mark Mayo Feb 9 '12 at 2:23
  • I reworded it again. But I have the same problem. My reopen vote is long expired :( – RoflcoptrException Feb 9 '12 at 8:12
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As it stands right now, the question translates to "What is the cheapest / easiest way to have sex with someone on an airplane?" Which in itself is what I would consider 'not a real question' for Travel.SE. Just because it's referred to as 'Mile High Club' doesn't change the fact what the question is asking about. (Hint: there isn't any actual club for it, it's just an euphemism.) Anyone could similarly then ask "What is the cheapest / easiest way to have sex in place X?" - which would also be off-topic / not a real question.

My suggestion for an edit would be to edit the question to ask instead: is this legal to do so, or even if it is, then will an airline ban me from flying with them / call air marshals etc. THAT I would consider to be a valid question.

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  • Maybe the text is a little bit misleading, but there I'm only explaining the background. The actual questions are: 1) Is there any special plane designed for that purpose? 2) Do I get into trouble when doing this on a regular plane? So in my opinion the question is already in the form you suggested. – RoflcoptrException Feb 10 '12 at 10:58
  • I've already explained why 'cheapest/easiest' is the wrong question to ask here. Just reword the question as suggested here and it should be fine for reopening. – Ankur Banerjee Feb 10 '12 at 11:09
  • I see, so I made a last attempt to edit it again. – RoflcoptrException Feb 14 '12 at 12:23

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