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Is a question that can be answered by simply watching/reading welcome here? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question asking about the Percy Jackson movie. I initially had a secondary, minor question asking if the second movie was just as different from it's book. In a comment, Keen ...
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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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What should be our Off-Topic reasons?

Changes are coming to the Question Closing system. The existing Vote To Close reasons are being overhauled. We've already seen some of these changes in the Duplicate Question area. That link above ...
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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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Should we close questions for being "too trivial"?

Historically, it was decided that it was not required to have read a book/watched a movie to ask a question. This, of course, led to its own issues: the dreaded General Reference. Of course, as a ...
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I haven't read the book/watched the movie/… May I answer a question about it?

This is related to this meta-question about asking questions if you haven't read/watched the source material, but in reverse. I don't think most people would be completely familiar with all the ...
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Is general reference used inconsistently?

The general reference close reason reads as follows: This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed ...
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Movie trailer based questions

How do we deal with a question like this: How is Magneto pulling Mystique in the Days of Future Past trailer? When a question such as this is asked, here is what can happen: Someone knows something ...
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Does sci-fi have extremely low standards for questions compared to other stackexchanges?

I have noticed recently that a lot of questions that get asked are extremely easily answered with 10 seconds of Google. Examples include: What horse or horses played Shadowfax? Who is the head of ...
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How is this question too localized?

This question has been closed using the “Too Localized” basis: In The Matrix, why did humans scorch the sky to block sunshine? I want to know how it is too localized. It doesn't look to me like "Was ...
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Are theoretical questions on topic?

In the Wheel of Time series, there's an item called an A'dam which creates a sort of link between two women who can channel. I'd like to ask a theoretical question about the A'dam(The question is "Can ...
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