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Why does this comment still remain?

I stumbled upon this comment attached to this question: It's Benjamin Effing Parker, dammit! I at first flagged it as "no longer needed" as it does not contribute to the question or discussion in ...
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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

This is the screenshot of my user page: Which obviously doesn't contain the link to its meta site whereas the meta site contains the link to the main site. This is the third time I am typing this ...
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What is our 404 image?

When you get to a 404 error page you see this image, This looks like some sort of runic symbol or something similar, can anyone tell me what this is supposed to be?
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Why is it possible to keep downvoting closed questions?

Say someone asked a question, that seemed legit to him at the moment. The community thought otherwise and downvoted him and from some (good) reason, the question was closed. Why is it still possible ...
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Why was this “future works policy” close flag declined as an improper use for flagging?

Note, I do not have close-vote privileges, so instead I have to use flags. The flag menu has an explicit "this question should be closed" submenu. I flagged this question for closure with the custom ...
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Should biographies of sci-fi/fantasy authors be on-topic?

I saw this question about Tolkien, a biographical movie about J.R.R. Tolkien. While I haven't seen the film, apparently it's not fantastical or anything. However, the question is open with no close ...
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How to choose the best hub question: a case study

Today, I came across a situation that makes for a very good illustration of the reason for my most recent meta question -- several questions have been asked, answered, and/or accepted about an old TV ...
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Incorrect text colouring on earned bounties in the Reputation tab

Looking at my Reputation tab for yesterday when I earned a bounty and the text of it is green, same as normal positive reputation events, and it has the blue bounty background. I believe it should ...
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Tag warning for story-identification

So I read this Server Fault meta post, which says how to request tag warnings: Open a new meta question under the tag tag-warnings with the proposed text and the tag to which it should be applied. ...
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Favorite Questions and answers from second quarter of 2019

Update The post is now live. Original Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from April 1st 2019 through June 30th 2019. Your answers will be ...
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How to ask a good (Western comics) story-ID question

Copied from Valorum's guide's question on video game identification. We seem to have a pretty regular number of story-ID questions specifically focused on finding half-remembered Western comics. Our ...
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Lists are not working in spoiler blocks [duplicate]

Consider this following spoiler block: It should have one paragraph, then a bulleted list with two items - just as if it were not in a quoted non-spoiler block: The quick brown fox: Jumped ...
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Answer-based reopen request

A (somewhat common?) point that is made by Primarily-Opinion-Based close-voters is that we can close questions that we think have never been addressed, and simply reopen them when someone does come up ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined by a moderator?

I ran across this answer in the Late Answers review queue and flagged it Not an Answer as it seemed to be both a partial question and an attempt to reply to a comment. The text of the NAA flag for ...
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RIP Peter Allan Fields, Star Trek screenwriter and producer

Peter Allan Fields, the screenwriter responsible for some of the most poignant and powerful episodes of Star Trek TNG and Star Trek DS9, died this week. Credits included the multi-award winning TNG: ...
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Would my question be allowed on this site?

I asked a question on the Movies & TV site that was closed because it was a "list question". I understand that interpretation, but it's technically a Yes/No question. Is Firefly the only Sci-Fi ...
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What are the criteria that make for “better” quality questions and answers for story identification questions?

I spend a lot of time patrolling for duplicates in story identification questions. One issue that repeatedly comes up are the differing definitions of "quality" held by various users when deciding ...
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Is the question “Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)?” rightfully closed?

See this question: Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? It has been closed on the grounds that it's asking for real world "scientific ...
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Can this question be undeleted?

With the recent introduction of the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges—and the disappearance of Tumbleweed—it occurred to me today that I ought to post a meta bounty on my own Tumbleweed question. ...
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Let's (finally) take a moment to congratulate some exceptional users

A couple of our users "recently" hit some very impressive milestones and I think a post is in order to highlight their amazing achievements. After taking his sweet sweet time our resident moderator ...
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How do we deal with terminology questions that turn out to be mere language questions? [duplicate]

Prompted by this question: Who is "He that flies" in Lord of the Rings? The simple answer from comments "He who flies" is a way of describing someone who is fleeing a battle. It doesn't ...
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Are questions on fanfictions on-topic? [duplicate]

Can somebody ask a question about a certain fanfiction here and it be on topic? For example, I'd like to ask a question about Harry Potter and the Vanguards of Magic. Is this an on-topic subject here?
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Are “duplicate chains” to be avoided when possible?

I do a lot of patrolling for duplicates on story identification questions, and I'm looking for some thought from the group about how to handle situations where three or more questions (here labeled ...
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Paul Darrow (Blake 7's Kerr Avon), RIP

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/06/04/paul-darrow-actor-cherished-science-fiction-fans-role-sardonic/ Kerr Avon was one of the best antihero characters in science fiction. Darrow was ...
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“Nothing appears to have changed” after I made an edit

I went back and made sure many times that someone hadn't added that tag right before I edited it, and it had remained exactly the same. What's going on here? EDIT I did manage to get my edit in the ...
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Should the help center explicitly define “fantasy”?

This is not about this site's scope. I'm asking this because two questions a week apart seemed to share the same misconception about what "fantasy" was, seeming to take the general sense of the word ...
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How much research is expected before posting for story-identification?

This Hot Question, "Movie about a boy who was born old and grew young" is easily answered by a quick search of the exact question...I would think at least a cursory Google/internet search would be ...
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Why is my question perfectly fine but another on basically the same thing locked?

I asked a question about translating some Elvish with no research effort or anything. It's stayed open for a while, and is not contentious on its on-topic-ness. Enter this question. It is locked, but ...
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Why was my answer downvoted?

I posted an answer here to a... not-so-great question. Why was it downvoted? The answer I gave was unarguably the best possible answer for that question. Are the people who didn't like the question ...
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What are these lines?

This is kind of annoying, and these lines don't seem to serve any purpose. Why are they here? OS: Windows 10 Browser: Brave Resolution: 1366x768
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How long does it take for a flag to be reviewed?

Again, something which will be marked as a dupe sooner or later: About how long does it take for a mod to review a flag? Because I raised a dupe flag and, after three days, I retracted it because I ...
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Is the “The Wizard of Oz” movie actually on-topic? [duplicate]

At the end of The Wizard of Oz (the movie) However, we have (according to this query) around 10 questions about the movie. Why is this movie on-topic here?
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I like the list of "bounties with no deadline (which is based on Puzzling and Code Golf equivalents) on Literature, so I am stealing it with attribution; this is almost completely copied and pasted ...
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How did I vote 41 times in a day?

How was I able to vote 41 times?
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Why did my reputation drop by 6?

Just now, I was at 1408, then, suddenly, I saw that it had dropped down to 1402 with no notice in the reputation tab. Why did this happen?
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How do we resolve this supposed dupe situation?

I asked this question: What is Agent Coulson's status as of the end of Endgame? which multiple people insisted is a dupe of Why aren't MCU movies featuring Coulson after Avengers? The ...
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Why are there no character tags for “Game of Thrones”?

Tags like daenerys-targaryen or jon-snow, for example, would surely have more than enough questions to be justified, and I personally would consider them very useful. So I'm just curious why they don'...
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Should the presence of a formally-accepted answer count as one factor among many when determining “quality” for purposes of duplicate closure? [duplicate]

This meta is prompted by the discussion in comments for a pretty old question. I was directed to another meta question with a similar (but not identical) purpose. The voting patterns on that question ...
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Make it so that comments with “thanks” or similar words aren't automatically deleted

If I flag a comment such as "Thanks, that is the answer to my question" with "No longer needed", it will be deleted automatically without any mods looking at it. However, this could be really harmful ...
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Why is this question “primarily opinion-based?”

This question was put on hold as "primarily opinion based." I'm asking about the logic of time-loops in the movie, and received an answer as such. How is that opinion-based?
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Shouldn't the Private Beta link be removed?

On Help-Asking, at the bottom there is a How to Ask Questions in Private Beta link: Shouldn't this be removed now, as SFF.SE is no longer in beta?
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Why do I have more flags available?

When I was going to flag a question, this is what came up. Pay attention to the flag count at the bottom-right. I thought that users received only 10 flags per day. Has this policy been changed (...
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Did I make a bad tag?

I recently asked a question about who Nolan North voiced in an episode of Rick and Morty. I made the nolan-north tag. I know that author tags are frowned upon (because they are misused a ton), so is ...
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Can the admin please check my account for an instance of serial down voting?

I've been the target of serial down voting before, so I'm familiar with the auto-script that will undo it if triggered, but the exact trigger is not publicly known. I'm also familiar with the secrecy ...
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Can “Avengers: Endgame” be used to answer MCU TV questions?

After watching Season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I came here wondering Where has Deke gone? found the question justifiably closed as unknowable then. But given the events of Avengers: Endgame, I ...
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Mass editing: Still a policy, or not?

It was my understanding that, in general, there was a community agreement not to edit too many older posts in a short period of time, to avoid cluttering the front page with too many older questions ...
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How can I make my question about scheduling clear?

I recently asked a question about the scheduling at Hogwarts. The question was quite long, and the argumentation therein may have been confusing. That said, I thought the question itself was pretty ...
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RIP Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca Actor

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy of films, has died at the age of 74. RIP
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Rename the [super-mario-brothers] tag

We have a super-mario-brothers tag that seems like it would be used for questions about the Super Mario Bros. series. However, this tag is not used just for that specific series within the Mario ...
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Why was one of these locked and downvoted to oblivion, and the other remains active and open?

In the films, was the portrayal of Captain America supposed to come across as gay? and Is Captain America gay? I don't often come across questions that are locked, and I don't think I've ever come ...

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