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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Science Fiction & Fantasy is scheduled for an election next ...
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Ways to improve and promote Science Fiction and Fantasy

Over the past few months, or almost a year now, since I saw Arqade's call for input I've been thinking of ways that we can do the same here on SFF. So taking and tailoring the questions from that post ...
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Should all questions without explicit canon answers be closed?

The question How was the Basilisk so stealthy? was closed as Not Constructive. Based on the wording of the question, I don't know that I 100% agree with that, but I get the argument. This comment ...
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Should questions about future works be closed as Primarily Opinion Based?

This is a subject that we've touched upon slightly in the past, but either the questions are based on old close reasons such as "General Reference" and "Too Localized", which are now gone - or they're ...
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Are answers that state "We Don't Know" acceptable?

I know there have been some posts that already state that providing an answer of "We Don't Know" can be acceptable provided that the answer still follows the site guidelines of a good answer (i.e. ...
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When are questions about characters in trailers Future Works?

I just had my question about the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer downvoted into oblivion and closed. What's baffling is that it was closed as a "future work". From the original meta BAD ...
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Logical speculation in answers

Please don't mistake this question for In-universe speculation vs. original research I have answered two questions in past few days and both my answers made me wonder about this. What if person asks ...
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Do we want a custom close reason for the Future Works Policy? Revisited

Background This site has a long-standing policy that questions about future works should be closed: if a question is asking specifically about a book/film/episode/comic/etc. that has not yet been ...
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New custom close reason: Future Works

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. These included changing the text saying "off-topic" in custom close reasons to "a community-...
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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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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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Why was this question reopened by a mod?

This question was closed as per the FWP. The question was about a scenario which has not occurred yet, but is extremely likely to occur in the upcoming season. One of our Mods, Rand al'Thor, took ...
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