Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from October 1st 2015 through December 31 2015 (They don't have to be your questions and answers.).

Also, this is totally not a duplicate of all the previous times I've done this.

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.

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This answer MUST get a mention:

This question used to be the highest-voted question on the Unanswered tab, by a factor of about 3, until Kyle Hale solved it with his first (and so far only) post on SFF. He's earned more rep from a single post than anyone else on SFF, by far, and this answer has earned more rep in bounties than any other answer on the SE network! The answering of this question was such a landmark in the history of the site that it inspired its own blog post.

Although I'm not personally a fan of Star Wars, there have been some exceptional answers in this tag (along with a lot of very bad questions and answers, admittedly) in the last month, including the following gems from DVK:

In the obligatory 'tooting my own horn' section, I'm going to mention a couple of answers into which I put an enormous amount of time and effort without getting that much of a reward votes-wise:


This question about Tolkien generated some very interesting results; researching it, as well as reading the excellent answers from Wad Cheber and Jason Baker, taught me a huge amount:

This question deserves a special mention, as answering it enabled me to discover a new fantasy novel I hadn't heard of, which I've now bought myself for Christmas and started reading:

(So answering questions on works you've never read can serve a practical purpose as well as helping others!)




  • Now I need to thank you twice. Firstly for mentioning my Lucius Malfoy question, and secondly for not only promoting my Alec Guinness answer here but also making a meta question based on it. Have some upvotes! :-D
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:23


Praxis' answer to my 'Star Trek Selfie' question deserves a mention. +1 for going above and beyond with some original research

I thought my own answer to this one was nicely comprehensive

and proving to DVK that there's no kill like overkill, quoting an answer from 7 different sources (including 3 different graphic novels of the same film, two different versions of the script as well as the FBI website)


Not to blow my own trumpet, but if there was a special prize for "taking one for the team" (28 downvotes and counting), I deserve it for asking ...


My favorite question was probably:

What are the names of all the sci-fi vessels in this artwork?

I know that some users dislike these type of ID questions, but something fun happened with that one.

The answer was made into a community wiki and there was a strong collaboration between chatters and commenters to attempt to identify all the works. The artist was even contacted, but provided an incomplete list! So, we still haven't been able to identify all the vessels.

Working with the rest of the community to come up with guesses and confirmations for the guesses was a lot of fun, for me. It help bolster my sense of involvement with other active members, test my Sci-Fi knowledge and my Google-fu.


This is really my favourite, as everyone drops into Yoda-talk so readily, with no questions asked.

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    Create a link, you did not.
    – Valorum
    Dec 21, 2015 at 21:12
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    Fixed it, you have
    – Valorum
    Dec 21, 2015 at 21:15
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    Hm, Mistakes you will make, if sleep you do not have.
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Dec 21, 2015 at 21:15
  • This one, your favorite is? Surprised, you are, that questions, no one has? Ooo!
    – user40790
    Dec 21, 2015 at 21:17
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    Answered it, I did. Thank you, I should. A Great Question badge, enderland will soon get.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 22, 2015 at 0:59

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