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What is our actual policy on science questions?

One of the most contentious close reasons we have on the site is the one that designates real-world science questions as off-topic. The close reason is worded as follows: "Questions seeking ...
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Propose future topics for SFF topic challenges!

SFF Stack Exchange's new topic challenge program has got off to a good start, celebrating the start of 2021 and the 10th anniversary of the site with an Isaac Asimov topic challenge. This topic was ...
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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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Is there an alternate place to ask for story identification for non-sci-fi?

Unfortunately, this is likely an off-topic question, but one which is about said off-topicness. Occasionally, when browsing through story-identification items, one comes upon a request for a story ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Let's promote SFF on other sites!

In all the excitement of posting and voting on ads for other sites here on SFF, I almost forgot about the possibility of advertising SFF itself! Similar Community Promotion Ad lists have gone up on ...
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What are "future works"?

We have had a long-standing policy of closing "future works" questions as POB. What is unclear, and seemingly disagreed upon is exactly what constitutes a "future work". Is it works that we know for ...
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Should we add an off-topic close reason for "future works"?

Current status: we do not have consensus to pursue this under the present system (which only allows custom off-topic close reasons). We may re-visit this if the system is changed to allow a custom ...
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Favorite Questions and Answers from third quarter of 2016

Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from July 1st 2016 through September 30 2016 (They don't have to be your questions and answers.). Your answers ...
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What should the new background/theme look like?

As some of you probably know SFF is losing it's lovely star field and practically all elements that make SFF so recognisable when the new theme launches out of beta. After a bit of discussion with @...
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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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How about revisiting our policy about "is there any" questions being OK?

Since 2012, SFF's policy on "Is there any...?" questions is that they are suitable for this site; see How should we handle "any" (list) questions?. However, in some recent comments, meta ...
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Movie Night Recap - Galaxy Quest

The movie night was somewhat a flop regarding participants. We had a lot of fun, but it was only me and Riker who were present at the time. I‘ll maybe compile some chat logs later, but as we were ...
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Announcing a Topic Challenge program for SFF.SE

There's a lot of things coming up to celebrate. It's Christmas! It's Hanukkah! It's Kwanzaa! It's New Year! It's the end of 2020 at last! It's the tenth birthday of SFF.SE! It's ... time to start ...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Scientific Solutions or Explanations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...

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