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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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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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Can I ask a question that would require a list as an answer?

I'm editting the content of my question to better reflect what I want to ask. I would like to know how many and what spells did a character cast in the entire story, which would obviously require a ...
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Are questions that just ask for a description of a plot-point on-topic?

So, here’s a question that basically asks “What happens in this recently-released movie that I haven’t seen?” https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/57136/who-dies-in-captain-america-2 Is that on-...
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Do we want to remove this line from the 'what to ask'?

Our main site's 'What topics can I ask about here?' page, has this under the 'what not to ask' section: Facts easily found on a reference site: Who played X in Y? However, this line was from the ...
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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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Questions that largely have the same answer?

This question is similar to Should all questions without explicit canon answers be closed?, except that I'm going a step further in asking about topics where the lack of canon makes most questions ...
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What should we do with a story-identification question where the asking user has been deleted?

On the question I am looking for the author of a trilogy the OP user13147 seems to be deleted. So there is no hope to identify this "Sci-Fi trilogy" as the user cannot respond. How should we handle ...
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Should we burninate General Reference?

The General Reference closure reason has been a continuing source of contention. I'm still not clear on what it is intended to accomplish (explanations I've seen have ranged from showing that the ...
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Is the answer appearing in the first few results of a Google search sufficient basis for a *potential* General Reference closure?

I know there are previous discussions on this, but they appear to be somewhat contradictory, and it is coming up enough that we should have a clear and current consensus. In the original What sites ...
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I haven't read the book/watched the movie/… May I ask a question about it?

I would like to ask a question about a book or short story that I haven't read, or about a movie or TV series that I haven't watched, or about a radio program that I haven't listened to, etc. Is that ...
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Why exactly do we still have a “General Reference” close reason? [duplicate]

In Mark Trapp's recent question about why the Tom Bombadil question was deleted, he mentioned a couple of points that really stood out to me. I never realized this, but apparently Scifi.SE is one of ...
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Are story identification questions still appropriate?

Despite Jeff's latest SE Blog post, I think story ID questions should still be ok here. I think there can be good and bad story ID questions, and while the bad ones can fall into the categories Jeff ...