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What questions are on-topic, and what questions are off-topic?

SciFi.SE's identity is still being defined, and as such there's a lot of unresolved confusion wrapped up in dozens of topics about what types of questions are acceptable. Let's stop creating ...
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Is Fantasy in spec for this site?

Should fantasy be included in this? I know many people mix them up, and there are definitely cases which can be very hard to distinguish. So, the question remains, should we include Fantasy, or not ...
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What is science fiction? How are we to discriminate between sci-fi and fantasy?

Let me know if this question is too abstract, but what exactly is this group going to consider sci-fi? I mean, you've got examples like Star Trek and et cetera, but what about series like Shadowrun, ...
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Why are Harry Potter related questions not closed on this Q&A site?

What we read in Harry Potter books isn't science fiction & related fantasy. So, why do moderators allow these type of questions?
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Should questions about “Is X science fiction” be off-topic? [closed]

We've already had a couple of questions asking if something can be considered science fiction, and questions of this kind seem very unlikely to produce interesting or informative answers. I think they ...
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Is the Nolanverse Batman on-topic on SFF:SE?

On several occasions I've seen users decrying the Nolan Batman as being little more than spy-fi with little or no fantasy or science-fictional content. Is the 'Dark Knight trilogy' on topic for SFF:...
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Why Science Fiction AND Fantasy? [duplicate]

Why Science Fiction AND Fantasy? why these two have to be associated together, even in a community website such as this one? (..and it happens more and more often) having two websites that speak - ...
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Are questions about alternate history on or off topic?

... even when the device used to achieve timeline divergence didn't involve time travel and similar.
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Would non-horror Speculative Fiction be on-topic for this site?

Speculative fiction is usually defined as science fiction, fantasy and horror plus some odds and ends. scifi and fantasy are on-topic for this site, but horror is not. So would that odds and ends ...
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Are questions about current, or near-future science/technology on-topic?

Questions discussing fictional advanced technology are on-topic. So, we have questions asking about phasers in Star Trek, or ZPMs in Stargate. But what about science/technology that isn't decades/...
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Scifi Stack Exchange is now “Science Fiction & Fantasy”

ANNOUNCEMENT: This site has been officially renamed "Science Fiction and Fantasy". While both subjects were generally considered on topic, the fantasy genre is now explicitly integrated into this ...
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Should the help center explicitly define “fantasy”?

This is not about this site's scope. I'm asking this because two questions a week apart seemed to share the same misconception about what "fantasy" was, seeming to take the general sense of the word ...
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what is and what isn't considered fantasy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are our boundaries? We're starting to see questions that push the boundaries of what fantasy and science fiction are thought to be, at least judging from what is found ...
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Whats the particular description of the genre's Science Fiction and Fantasy, as it pertains to this site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mediums can be the basis of questions? Pretty obvious question, seeking the understanding for all of us. Does this site encompass all Science Fiction and Fantasy work ...
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Automatically sci-fi topics?

Do some topics make something ‘de-facto’ sci-fi? For example is any story that involves time travel by default considered sci-fi? Other topics that might fit this question extra-planetary space ...