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How to downvote a comment?

I was looking this question Why did Mace Windu and the Jedi Council refuse to raise Anakin to the rank of Master? But the only way to downvote a comment is to flag it. That seems very counter ...
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RIP Terry Jones

Terry Jones - actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, and director - has died just short of his 78th birthday. He was of course most famous for his work as part of Monty Python, starring in roles such ...
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“Possible dupe” popup won't go away

I keep getting the following popup on a question I asked recently: I've already edited my question to clarify why it's not a dupe of the suggested question. I've also selected the "No" option and ...
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Merge [genre-trope] into [trope]

genre-trope has 8 questions. trope has 45 questions. According to its description, a genre trope is a trope that's only applicable to a given genre. Of course, having a Stack dedicated to a cluster ...
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And the Best New User of 2019 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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RIP Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien, son and literary executor of JRR Tolkien, has died at the age of 95. Christopher was involved in the creation of The Lord of the Rings, notably drawing the maps in the back and ...
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Can we fix Wikia links before they break?

We've had the broken Memory Alpha-links fixed directly on the database. Thank you, @Shog9 and @Catija. Can we do the same for all Wikia links, since wikia.com has moved to fandom.com? There's a ...
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Why can you un-upvote/downvote a question but not an answer?

So tried un-downvote a answer the other day, but it was locked in, but a question I asked was un-upvoted which did not have any activity for nearly a year. Why is a question able to be un up or down ...
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Should we have more specific tags for the Witcher works?

I am not a The Witcher expert, but as I understood there are some differences between the books and the show, also there is a very well-known game, another TV show and so on. Some of the questions ...
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Why do I have to have rep50 to answer someone else's question? [duplicate]

Seriously, I have the answer to someone's question. But if this takes too long, they won't get it. I don't time to to receive internet blessings.
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Favorite Questions and answers from fourth quarter of 2019

Update This has now been posted. Original Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from October 1st 2019 through December 31th 2019. Your answers will ...
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Is my story identification question on-topic considering the plot?

I have been trying to identify a movie that my dad told me about once. Unfortunately since the movies SE doesn't accept story id questions anymore, I want to know if I can ask my question here. The ...
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Are possibly metaphorical fantastic elements valid to make a work Fantasy? [duplicate]

I think the answer to Movie where a girl fought her inner demons of conformity on the way to the bathroom is completely accurate, and the girl in question zapping laser beams from her fingers that ...
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms

I stumbled onto this site after answering other Doctor Who questions, elsewhere. I am a writer myself, and don't have time to jump through hoops to response to a question, then learn I cannot comment ...
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Why was this Infinity Stone question about Thanos closed as duplicate?

EDIT: Duplicates are duplicates if and only if the QUESTIONS are the same. The below link is to close-as-duplicate policy and the most accepted answer. Why is the close-as-duplicate policy so ...
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Synonym [anakin-skywalker] to [darth-vader]

NOTE Per this Meta only major characters may have tags. This is not about whether or not we need the tag. Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker (established ROTJ). darth-vader is the better known of the ...
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How is a question able to be closed by just two people?

Simple question, how this question able to be closed by just two people?
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Adding comments [duplicate]

I opened an account in this site to add a comment but when I try to add a comment I can't because apparently I need 50 points to be able to do so. It's so frustrating, how you get this points, and why ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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RIP Syd Mead - concept artist in Blade Runner & Tron

Syd Mead, legendary futurist and concept artist in Blade Runner and Tron, among other works, has died at the age of 86. He was considered by many as one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre. RIP ...
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Is it useful to let querents know how to accept an answer in a comment with the answer?

As per What to do when a question has been answered but the asker forgot to "accept it"?, it's sadly common that new users will fail to actually accept an answers, at best posting a comment ...
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Please reopen the Space Opera vs Space Drama question

I want(ed) to post an answer to this recent question. The question was closed as "opinion-based", but the "opinion-based" close reason begins Many good questions generate some degree of opinion, so ...
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Do we have a guideline for spoilers in answers, in terms of how old the content is? [duplicate]

I recently answered this question: Is it possible to skip The Last Jedi and still make sense of Rise of Skywalker? Several of the other answers have details which might be considered spoilers (they ...
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New tag request for Brightburn (2019 movie)

Brightburn, a 2019 movie is classified as Drama, Horror, Mystery on IMDb. However, the summary of the movie is as follows: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of ...
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Suggested edit to post without punctuation marks or sentence separation rejected

I suggested an edit to an answer that completely lacked any punctuation marks (save for two commas), with sentences just chained together without any separation whatsoever: Strategema is not a no ...
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What is wrong with this question and why was it closed

Recently I asked a question on here: Why is there such a dislike for the Alien Prequels? It was not well received. What is the issue with it? I mean most discussions involving films will be opinion ...
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This question about Rise of Skywalker Bingo should be reopened

Heck, it shouldn't have been closed to begin with. Which predictions of The Rise of Skywalker: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct? I don't see any logic in it, sorry. There are two other ...
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What to do when a question gets two identical answers that are timed to the very same minute?

I got two answers to a story-identification question, pointing to the same series. And the time marked for the two answers is the very same minute. I still have to check if it is right series, (at ...
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How should we handle the questions: “What did X mean when he said …” on SF&F? [duplicate]

There have been numerous questions popping up asking for an explanation as to what a character meant when he/she said this to someone. Some of them are here (that I know of) asked in the past few days:...
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Are the Winter Bash hats drawing data from last year?

A little while back, the Winter Bash icon appeared on the top bar, along with the notifications: "You earned Glasses With A Number On Top on Science Fiction & Fantasy!" However, the description ...
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RIP Rene Auberjonois - Star Trek DS9 Actor and Director

Rene Auberjonois has died at the age of 79. He is best known for his role as Constable Odo in Deep Space Nine as well as directing a number of Star Trek episodes including the critically acclaimed DS9:...
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Well received question [duplicate]

What exactly is a "well received question" as far as Curious or Inquisitive badge is concerned ? I did see a similar question being asked, What constitutes a 'well received question'? but ...
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Altered Carbon/ Takeshi Kovacs tags

I am a little bit confused about the tag policy in case of book series vs adaptations: We have currently tag altered-carbon described as "For questions about Richard K. Morgan's novel "Altered ...
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D.C Fontana, famed Star Trek writer, passed away on December 2nd

Star Trek wouldn't be Star Trek without her. She wrote many of the best episodes, helped develop the universe and gave us that series that we have loved for decades now. More information on Startrek....
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What's the policy on questions about TV shows still in progress?

We're getting a lot of "The Mandalorian" questions which is understandable but at the same time, it seems like one could broadly apply the "future-works" policy to either downvote or close questions ...
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

In the question What is Kronos Corporation?, the accepted answer states: In the mainstream 616 Marvel universe, The Kronas Corporation was [...] This Kronos/Kronas discrepancy is not further ...
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Could we allow sponsored tags?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, another debate is brewing on the usefulness of non-Stack Overflow sites to the company, specifically bringing up profitability. Could this site allow tag sponsorships a ...
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RIP Gahan Wilson

I just learned of the passing last Thursday of cartoonist and author Gahan Wilson. Although most of us know of him from his macabre cartoons (the New Yorker posted a retrospective of them in his ...
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What types of site analytics are given at 25,000 rep?

I know that at 25,000 rep you get some access to site analytics, but even after reading the page, I don't understand exactly what types of things are given. What do Google Analytics entail? Can ...
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Why was my flag on an obsolete “add this tag” comment declined?

This comment on the Star Wars question Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest? reads: If canon isn't an issue for an answer, you should add the star-wars-...
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Why haven't I got additional reputation since the question votes recalc?

Recently it was announced that question upvotes are now going to be worth +10 reputation rather than +5. When is this change going to have fully taken effect on this sub-site? Because I've seen loads ...
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Am I allowed to answer my question and 2 days later accept it if I received some (minimal) help from someone else?

In this thread 90’s or older story about photographs that show the future I explained my reasoning to help others to find the answer to my "story-identification" question: there was a phrase (namely ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

Bringing up because of this question: What does Yoda's species eat? I think it would be appropriate to tag the question correctly with the extra tag (see comments to question), obviously OP does ...
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Not a dupe closed as dupe

I asked a question specifically looking for a canon source to Vogon Poet's claim that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks? I clearly linked to the ...
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Add a new tag for Apple TV+ “For All Mankind” series?

As I have understood (still new here), the current policy is that all individual works get their own individual tag; so, should we add a tag for the Apple TV+ alternate history series For All Mankind, ...
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Adding a new tag for HBO's Watchmen series?

The currently available tag for DC's Watchmen has the description: The Watchmen are the fictional superhero team published by DC Comics and later made into a live action film. The Watchmen are ...
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Can I reask a story-identification that never got (correctly) answered?

I asked this question, over 4 years ago but despite the attempts of several people couldn't get the correct book found. Is it okay to reask the question in order to try to get other people to have an ...
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When will reputation re-calculation be finished for this site?

Stack Exchange recently announced that it'll reward question askers more and so a reputation re-calculation will happen. We’re Rewarding the Question Askers I welcome this decision because I believe ...
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How to proceed when a question (with bounty) appears to have “We don't know” as answer?

I added a bounty for a question in order to find the canonical answer. @Valorum found a plausible answer, however, as the wiki didn't referenced it, the answer was shared. The bounty will end in 6 ...
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New Posting Notices for Closed Questions

As you may have seen in the sidebar, Stack Exchange is apparently overhauling what's posted when questions are closed. I'm not certain how any of this will impact us, but this answer does point out ...

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