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Is it okay to prefer canon-based answers to a question?

In the Blind VTC question, @Richard suggested that asking for canon-only sources as answers to questions is "cheating" in a way. I found this to be surprising, as I'd never thought about requesting ...
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Harry Potter - abuse over celebrity question re-open

This question about whether or not it was a good choice to have Harry Potter stay with the Dursleys (ergo suffering abuse) over staying with a 'normal' wizarding family was closed due to it being '...
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What are the characteristics of a great Science Fiction question?

Since this site is in a Beta phase, I thought this would be a useful discussion to help enhance the site: What questions do you upvote and why? and then, by inference, What makes a great question on ...
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Should questions like "Should I watch/read ..." be closed as opinion based?

Sometimes people post questions asking what to read or watch. "Should I read this book?" "In which order should I watch this film series?" "Should I watch the old episodes in this TV series?" "Should ...
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Should all questions implicitly require canon answers?

In the related meta discussion Is it okay to request canon-only answers?, several users have expressed the sentiment that adding "only canon answers, please" is a band-aid "fix" or even "cheating", ...
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Blind closevoting?

Consider the revisions of a question about dual-phased lightsabers I asked. It has been posted, downvoted, upvoted, edited a few times, commented on, closed and finally reopened. I'm not here to ...
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Should we close all questions after the first answer is posted?

Pursuant to this Meta discussion, I propose the following: All questions should be closed as soon as they have one answer, with the following notice: This question already has an answer. If those ...
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What are the good ways of avoiding a "promotes a pet theory" question?

"Where do we draw the line on "opinion-based" questions?" lists several likely ways for a question to go astray and become "bad subjective". One of the main ones listed is: "promote a pet ...
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When did we decide to add "too broad" to the close reasons?

A simple enough question, hopefully with a simple answer. When was the discussion held (and presumably the decision taken) that questions on SFF:SE should relate to a single canon universe?
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What makes this creature question too broad?

The question in question is this one: Why are vampires not rotten like other undead? I know of no zombie/vampire fiction where this isn't the case. That means a trope/genre type answer should be of ...