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Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from October 1st 2018 through December 31st 2018.

You can also highlight any question or answer from the entire year, which wasn't already previously featured in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd quarter posts.

Your answers will be compiled into a blog post like previous quarterly posts.

I will be using DavRob60's queries for a baseline, but I really appreciate people voicing the ones they really enjoyed. Maybe you feel like you answered one really well, even if it didn't receive a lot of votes. Let me know about it.

I will also be linking all blog posts that happened within this quarter. Also the most controversial question of the quarter. Also a sum of all the bounties that were awarded.

Also if there was a meta post you feel should be spotlighted those are also acceptable.

JBN @Edge 100 word review (or less) for Spider-Verse? Edge "Watch it." JBN Perfect, print it.

  • I don’t think the query is right for best answers - there is at least one answer tied with the last one on the list which is not there. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 11:51
  • @JamesMcLeod Are you saying there is another answer with a score of 68? It only takes the TOP 20 results. And really I only look at the top 1 or 2 results. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 18:34
  • When I looked, the bottom-most answer had a score of 63, as did an answer of mine not on the list. I think there has been some subsequent upvoting of this listed questions, rendering my comment moot in some ways. But if it is limited to 20 results, how does the query handle ties for last place? Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 18:45
  • @JamesMcLeod I do not post the results for the top 20 answers, I typically only post the top 1 or 2. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 18:46
  • Right, but anyone looking at the query might miss a question or answer which deserves to be listed. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 18:47

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These copyright questions were rather interesting to read. I hope we see more of these "behind the scenes" questions in 2019:


Near miss



Revision history

Seriously, hat down to Looking for a late 1950s to early 1960s movie or TV show with some similarities to "The Zanti Misfits". I honestly haven't even read past the first few revisions; but each new edit still makes me chuckle - this post just keeps getting longer and longer, probably one of the longest posts on SFF. Will that ever stop? (yes, I know of the 30k word limit, but still)




I quite liked this pair of questions by user Dakkaron

I expected the ratio of genuine vs. deceptive to be very different based on my recollection.


I thought my answers to these were nicely comprehensive

And I honestly feel like this answer deserves a special mention since I staked out a 'furry' chatroom for nearly a month waiting for the author to turn up, then finally managed to catch him at 4am on a school night.

  • Wow! Did you stay up late, or get up early, to catch him? Either way, that's commendable!
    – Longshanks
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 13:58
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    @Longshanks - After multiple weeks of checking just before going to bed (but never being up late enough to catch him) I happened to be up at 4am because my cat decided she wanted to use me as a scratching post. While dabbing anti-bacterial on my foot, I decided to log in and see if he was there and lo, fortune favours those who persist.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 14:05
  • :D Brilliant A scratched foot is a small price to pay for a great answer!
    – Longshanks
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 14:23

I read Lord of the Rings recently. These questions were bothering my curiosity very much.

Why didn't Saruman break Gandalf's staff on Orthanc as Gandalf broke Saruman's?

Why didn't Galadriel take off her ring?




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