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Does the size of the list of works matter? [duplicate]

The close reason for lists of work or recommendations reads as follows: Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-topic as they do not fit our questions and answers format. Feel free ...
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

KutuluMike (known to some as Michael Edenfield) passed away. I don't have a lot of details. A few people noticed he had been MIA from things for over a month. We reached out and learned he had been ...
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How should we handle "any" (list) questions?

The "any" questions invite a list, which is not permitted. But we're currently not dealing with them consistently (or I can't see a pattern). Here's a few examples: Invisibility should cause ...
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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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Why are minimum viewing guides considered off-topic?

I just don't quite understand why we consider a question about minimum viewing/reading guides as being off topic. Consider the following: Point 1 In our Tour we say that one of the categories that ...
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Are we now allowing list questions that are long or that change over time?

I've noticed a few list questions recently. I think it was started last year by the super popular: Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II? More recently I've seen: ...
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Is Asking For Work on a Very Niche (Not Easily Researched) Specific Topic Not Allowed?

Recently I asked a question regarding books about life on neutron stars -- "Other Books About Life on Neutron Stars Besides Forward's Dragon Egg Series and Baxter's Flux?" and saw it quickly downvoted....
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How could I have asked the Jews in Star Trek question better?

I wrote a question asking a very specific question: "So my question is, did any of the Star Trek novels ever introduce Jewish characters or Jewish pioneering communities on other planets?" It called ...
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Why was the "which actors have played Doctor Who" question closed?

A question asking which actors have played Dr. Who was closed recently. The reason the page shows is: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete,...
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Editing the Tour and Help Centre

Please check the following main meta question about what parts of the Tour and Help Centre are editable in detail. For a quick rundown though: Tour: Introduction paragraph Tour: The "Ask about......
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Lists of Works or Recommendations

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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Let's pick some nice SFF questions to promote on other sites

With the new Community Ads system for 2021, we now have the ability to choose specific questions on SFF.SE (no need to make custom images for them) and get them promoted in the sidebar or topbar of ...
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Is it acceptable for the community to use an answer as Community wiki when it is not marked as such?

Specifically I am talking about this question, the answer to which is getting a lot of suggested edits from new users along with some from veteran users. The question's nature is kind of too-broad (...
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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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Is it OK to ask multiple questions on a theme?

When I saw this question, I was tempted to vote to close because I thought the question was unanswerable, but then I thought why bother, it's from a new user and probably doing so might discourage ...

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