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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

This is part of of the Tag Cleanup Effort discussed here. Discussions on the mechanics of this process are being had in the Tag Cleanup chatroom and will be posted in this meta question once they've ...
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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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How can this question be duplicate (Also, please revoke diamond status of @Keen)?

I asked this question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83622/can-bifrost-bridge-reach-underground It was closed. Then, I reached meta to resolve issues because I thought my question shouldn'...
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Are *all* list questions off-topic?

"List questions" are generally off-topic on Stack Exchange sites, and Science Fiction & Fantasy in particular, because they tend to be open-ended, generate debate, have some level of personal ...
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Would we be interested in a concerted tag cleanup effort?

One of the more common complaints on meta is the misuse/overuse/abuse of tags. Part of the problem is that not everyone agrees on what is good vs. bad tag use. But that's not what I'm interested in ...
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What should we call our blog?

EDIT: the general opinion (here and elsewhere) was to stick to something simple and descriptive; looking through the unregistered domain options, we have gone with thesffblog.com. We'll have more ...
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Look and feel of the new blog

The new blog teamTM is nearing completion of an off-site replacement for the soon to be ex-blog on blogoverflow. As suggested, we'd like to talk about the design of the blog. Currently, StackExchange ...
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What is the correct usage of individual works tags vs. author tags vs. franchise tags?

As part of the cleanup effort to eliminate some of the more "meta" tags, there are a lot of questions that are about a specific work of fiction, and should be tagged as such, but for which no tag yet ...
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Why is community being Robot here? [closed]

I just asked a question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83622/how-good-is-bifrost-bridge-in-comparison-with-star-trek-transporters Everyone can understand what I am asking and by no way it'...
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Tag Wars: The Science Fiction/Fantasy Tag Cleanup Event

Below are links to the various elements of the tag cleanup event. Initial Proposal - Motivation and goals. Target Tag Nominations Round One - Round one tag selection completed 1/15/2016 Tag Cleanup ...
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Who is getting Swag?

On the main meta, there is a post about swag returning. Who is getting what swag?
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Official Unofficial Blog Support Post

(I hope it's OK to do this here, since we don't have any better place to do it at the moment. I am looking into other options for support, so this post will hopefully be just an interim solution). ...
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Tagging Guidelines

Introduction This question is intended to be a collection of information on the tagging system, as it applies to Science Fiction & Fantasy. This includes information on how to tag, when to create ...
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Forums for open-ended discussion?

I like the SE format, and I like the fact that it focuses on clearly defined questions and discourages open-ended discussion. However, sometimes I want to engage in open-ended discussion, like in the ...
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Gorilla vs. Shark - a Longer Explanation

An issues that has come up recently, that seems to recur every so often, is the question of what constitutes a "Gorilla vs. Shark" question on SF&F. We know such questions are off-topic, but what ...