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What are the limits to changing my own unanswered questions?

If a question has no answers and is closed, an edit will necessarily change some of my original intent. I am the OP, and it just wasn't working. How tightly do I have to stay in the box which didn't ...
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Is this truly a story-id question?

There's this question which is definitely a valid question. However, it's tagged with story-identification. Is this a valid tag and why? I honestly don't think it matches, but there doesn't seem to be ...
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I found my factual answer but the question is closed as “opinion based.” How to open?

I saw what appeared to be an obvious similarity between the Star Trek "Mycelial Network" and Cosmic strings so I posted a question. A couple people assumed the answer didn't exist and closed it. An ...
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What is the status of our moderator team?

Recent events on the network have led to 3 of our moderators to suspend their activity. We don't need to get into the whys of that here, use main meta for that or look for their posts on main meta. ...
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Is the Joker movie on-topic here?

I am mostly asking out of curiosity to know better our community's standards. Joker (2019) is a movie by Todd Philipps with Joaquin Phoenix narrating the origin story of Batman's nemesis. Are ...
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What prevents someone from tagging users in comments?

Occasionally I try to tag someone in a comment with @ and the name does not autocomplete, and also when the comment posts it is not tagged to that person - even if I fully spell out their name. No ...
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What can we do to encourage new users not to give up so fast?

I've noticed a recurring phenomenon: New user apparently created an account to ask a specific question (often, story-identification). New user disappears after a day or two, not having received an ...
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Correct close reason for 'discussions'

One of the types of question listed on the don't ask page is; “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______” This is quite similar to the hypothetical what if questions. I want to ...
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Are duplicate questions encouraged?

To improve meta search efficiency does SE encourage a "substantially reworded question" which has a common answer? To such a point that I could create a question myself and mark it duplicate for this ...
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How do I improve my question skills?

I seem to be experiencing a rash of deeply polarized voters. If they were voting for or against me personally, I could understand. But if these votes are cast for my content I would like to find ...
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How to handle editing abuse

My question has a 100 point bounty and the best-voted answer keeps rolling back my edits to hide the non-canonical nature of their answer obscure. SE defines Star Trek canon on its info page: [star-...
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How to narrow the scope of my question and define the topic

Many large franchises have multiple tags and hyphenated tags. If I want to define the scope of my topic as one subset of the franchise, do I use tags or another method? Example: Assume my question is ...
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This question can hardly be made more clear - Help me understand why it is on hold?

Five people got together and claimed my question from yesterday was "unclear" while leaving no help as to why. Not a single comment or question. How did one specific torpedo hit the USS Enterprise ...
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How to handle thuggery?

When you say something one person disagrees with, they scroll through your entire list of questions and blindly downvote you. I tend to want to just ignore it but how does the site recommend handling ...
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Why is my question “Chronological order of Star Wars Literature” closed for lists of works/recommendations?

I have a question that has bothered me since my question, "Chronological Order of Star Wars Literature", was closed for being off topic. In the note about why it was closed there is this titbit of ...
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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

I have recently gone above the 3,000 reputation mark and have hence been given the ability to review closing questions. I have recently missed some key details in how to review and close questions (as ...
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Questions about in-world legality and ethicality are primarily opinion-based?

The legal governance of any reality, and the ethical concepts of that reality, I do not believe are a matter of opinion. Pedantically, you can say how we "out here" (the audience) feel about the ...
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Is the producers' choice of language off topic?

If someone asks why a film was produced in English instead of Japanese (for example only), is that considered "behind the scenes" or is it off topic?
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

It appears that at some point in the recent (distant? I don't know) past, Memory Alpha changed its domain from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom.com. Given the copious number of times ...
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Who can exercise owner privileges when a question's owner moves on?

Can a question enter limbo when the asker moves on and just stops their activity on SE? An owner can bounty, accept, un-accept, and exercise other owner privileges on their own question. Do these ...
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Should answer edits strive to preserve the owner's intent given answers are living documents? [duplicate]

The simple fact is that answers change. Especially in this SE where new content and plot lines are constantly adding knowledge. So an answer to the Marvel Fantastic Four franchise (to pull a random ...
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Can we rein-in unnecessary edits?

I do not make very many questions or answers, but I notice that almost all of them are edited by the same user. Sometimes these edits are trivially useful, but often they are completely unnecessary. ...
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Why is this seemingly not very active user ranked so high when sorting meta users by participation?

Look at the participation-sorted tab of users (same order on responsive and mobile sites on my phone): John Omielan only has 5 actions, with no posts or reputation gains other than the association ...
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Is it possible to bump or promote an edited question to get more eyes on it?

I made my closed question more clear per recommendations and would like some votes. How, if at all, can the edits be promoted or bumped for a new audience?
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Which answer wins a bounty? Most popular or asker’s choice?

I had two answers to my Star Trek question and chose a correct answer then awarded a bounty however the bounty shows up on the incorrect answer. The answer which shows the bounty somehow shows my ...
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A few people struggle with my on-topic question & shut it down. Where is the difficulty?

I am out of ideas. I watched Star Trek: TNG episode “The Chase” & had a specific question. A great truth about the ST universe was revealed: many humanoid species shared universal common descent ...
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Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on ST:DS9, died today at age 50

Aron Eisenberg, known to SFF fans for his recurring role as the Ferengi Nog in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, died today at the age of 50. The cause of death has not been revealed. I personally loved ...
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What parts of science-fiction/fantasy concept albums (and rock operas) are on-topic?

I think that science-fiction and fantasy concept albums with a clear-ish, consistent story, such as Drones by Muse and The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, are on-topic. However, I’m not sure ...
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Favorite Questions and answers from third quarter of 2019

Update Posted - Highlights from 2019 – 3rd Quarter Original Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from July 1st 2019 through September 30th 2019. ...
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Wriggleling Ads on Sci Fi

I just had this wriggleling ads on HNQ. My bad for not using an ads blocker but may you check your ad provider to not spam those "incredible trick". Related: We're testing advertisements across ...
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How much counts as a “significant” rep change from a user being removed?

A user was just removed who had obviously voted on some of my posts. I lost 20 reputation which may not seem like a lot to all y'all with 400k+ (ahem, Valorum, ahem), but I was pretty annoyed. So what,...
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Please, add icons to famous tags

If you go to Stack Overflow and see the list of popular tags, you'll find icons on some tags like Android, Angular etc. We'll also like such icons. Star Trek can have its icon because it has one. ...
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Rename [aladdin-disney] to [aladdin-1992]

We now have aladdin-2019, but we've got a lot of potential tag confusion with aladdin-disney (which is now vague). For the sake of clarity and consistency, we should rename the tag to [aladdin-1992] ...
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Is a user allowed to ask the same question twice if they didn't get an answer the first time?

About two months ago, the user Jared Westover asked a story-identification question: Book with a magic school in the sky. The question drew one answer, which was not accepted. Two days ago, Jared ...
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Why is the The Handmaid's Tale on-topic? [duplicate]

I see that there are a few "The Handmaid's Tale" questions on this site. I have only seen the TV-series, not read the book, and I may recall incorrectly, but i am not aware of any supernatural/...
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Why do “identify all of these characters” questions get downvoted?

Many of the "name all of these characters" questions get several downvotes. Who are the 378 mutants in this image? Can you identify each character and spacecraft in this Star Trek TNG 30th ...
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Inappropriate ads on this site

There are ads on this site that say Find single matures in your area Why?
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Relinquish moderator tools

My reputation has been slowly trickling up for the past two years and I've hit 10K today. Most of my activity during that time has been trivial. I have no intention of using the moderator tools and I ...
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How should we tag questions about Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)?

I want to ask a question about the Marvel character Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), but I don't know how it should be tagged. Multiple characters have been called Ms. Marvel in the comics. It originally ...
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Am I misusing the “Not An Answer” flag?

I have had about a dozen Not An Answer flags on this site disputed or declined. In most if not all of those cases I thought that it was pretty straightforward why the post was not an answer, and in ...
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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

In a recent question of mine, I encountered what I think is a bug when I tried to put a regular blockquote between two spoilers: Text: !This is spoiler 1. "This is the regular blockquote". ...
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Can we please un-chain these dupes on meta?

We semi-recently decided that chains of duplicates are bad, and we want to make "duplicate hubs" instead of chains. I assume this applies to both main and meta, because there's no obvious reason to ...
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Is The Truman Show on-topic?

I recently asked this question about The Truman Show. There are three close votes saying it’s off-topic. Is The Truman Show a work of science fiction or fantasy?
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Let's take a moment to congratulate some user milestones

Not too long ago I made a couple of posts congratulating some of our highest reputation users hitting some of the big milestones. Recently I've noticed a handful of users have reached some lower but ...
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Artist-ID from artwork sample or artwork description. On-topic?

There is some specific Fantasy artwork (1980 or earlier era) for which I would like to find out who was the artist. The style is extremely distinctive and I remember back in the day such imagery was ...
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How long does it take for a tag synonym to be approved?

A while-ish ago, I suggested a tag synonym here. After this while-ish, it's still stayed at 0 votes. While this could mean that its upvotes and downvotes canceled out, I really doubt that because it ...
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How is this question unclear?

How can Jor-El represent entire Kryptonian culture? This question has been closed as "unclear what you're asking". May I know what is unclear about it so that I can improve it? Update: Edited the ...
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Why is fez's reputation showing up as -202 on the “Users” page?

I looked up the user fez, and here is what the page showed: But when I clicked on it, fez's user page showed what seemed like the correct reputation (5,000 something). Update: When I look it up ...
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Why was the question “Why was Jake and the Never Land Pirates cancelled?” migrated to Movies?

Although cross-posting is frowned upon, it is considered acceptable to re-ask that question on to a new Stack Exchange site if you feel that the answers you received from the earlier time do not meet ...
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Only adding 4 tags, complaining about more than 5?

This validation error seems wrong. I tried to add a 5th tag only, not more than 5. Please enter no more than 5 tags. I tried both the mobile site and the desktop site in a mobile browser, same ...

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