Linked Questions

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Are “recommend me” questions allowed? [duplicate]

Are questions of the form "I really liked X series. Could you recommend me some similar works?" allowed?
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Questions about production of Sci-Fi works and out-of-universe topics? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question which asks about Foley artists' sound production and techniques used in Star Trek. Is this considered to be on-topic? Obviously including a wider scope such as special ...
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What topics should be discussed here? [duplicate]

There are many people who don't seem to like the quality of questions that are on this site, and there's probably a half dozen questions on Meta about should something be on topic for this site. ...
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Ask for related books on topic? [duplicate]

I liked Ready Player One and wanted to know if asking for related books would be on topic or not. Is it? (Have not used this SE in a while)
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Are book recommendations questions allowed here? [duplicate]

I am looking for books where magic is commonplace (kind of like the Darkblade trilogy). I know other Stack Exchange sites don't allow questions like that, but some have more relaxed rules than ...
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2answers
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Could you recommend a list of questions that wouldn't be closed right away? [duplicate]

The FAQ has boilerplate advice about questions and the area 51 questions are starting to get closed. I'm not really sure what to ask anymore. I think this is the first site of this type, the most ...
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Are works that aren't SF per se, but have occasional SFnal elements on-topic? (e.g. spy movies)

For example, spy stuff like James Bond, 24, Tom Clancy, have some elements of sci-fi, but are a genre unto themselves. Should we include them in the list of on topic discussions?
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5answers
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Should “trivially easy to find” be a benchmark for moderating the site? [duplicate]

It's subjective, isn't it? What's easy to find for one might not be for another. Who gets to decide what's easy to find? The twenty-something with vast experience using the internet and frequent ...
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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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Are list questions allowed?

This just started, but there already seems to be a lot of questions that essentially boil down to "Please list stories that X". These questions cannot have a definitive answer, and sometimes you can ...
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6answers
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Are comic superheroes considered sci-fi?

Would comic book superheroes (the non-magical ones, of course) be considered sci-fi? I'm more of a Marvel fan, so I first think of Iron Man as a prime example in the "yes" camp, but I wonder what ...
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How should we handle questions that are easily answered by Wikipedia? [duplicate]

Examples: What is filk and how do I find it? (see Filk) What exactly were the Prophets? (see Prophets) What is the precise definition of 'Steampunk'? (see Steampunk) (and even the super-upvoted) Who ...
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5answers
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Are book / movie / TV series identification questions allowed?

If there are books that I read a long time ago that I'd like to re-read but I've forgotten the author and/or title, may I post a question asking if other users can identify it? The same for movies or ...
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4answers
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Are Google-able questions appropriate? [duplicate]

I know it's only the first day, but plenty of the questions I've seen so far appear to be easily answered by doing a simple search. "What author wrote Title?", "What actor played Character?", and ...
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3answers
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Are fan-fics fair game for this site?

Is it valid to ask about fanfic and other alternate-version sources for science-fiction material on this site?

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