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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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What are standard internet reference sites for SF?

What are standard internet reference sites for science fiction and fantasy?
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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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Is general reference used inconsistently?

The general reference close reason reads as follows: This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed ...
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Is it welcome to ask questions, just to dump complete excerpts from some place else as answers?

I'm referring to this question that was quickly answered by the OP with a copy-n-paste excerpt from a wiki that directly answers the question. Should such questions be encouraged? Please ignore for a ...
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Why was the XKCD 902 question closed as general reference?

Who are Darmok and Jalad and what is Kalenda's? (asking for an explanation of XKCD 902) was closed as general reference. I don't understand what the general reference is supposed to be. The top ...
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Is Wikia.com general reference?

It's fairly clear that Wikipedia is considered general reference (for both SciFi.SE and many other sites). Is wikia.com network considered general reference as well? For example for Harry Potter ...
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Should the question about the cat in chapter 17 of PoA be reopened?

This question has been closed as general reference: Who is the cat in chapter 17 of Prisoner of Azkaban? I think the question deserves downvotes but not close votes. If you see comments there, CVers ...
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Is there a way for someone to post a question thread that would be a list of the various “Star Wars” Death Star plans backstories on the site?

I just posted a question about Star Wars (1977) and inferred at one point near the end of that question that Rogue One (2016) was not the first attempt to give some depth to the backstory of how ...
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Why was the Sifo-Dyas question closed as general reference?

Who was Sifo-Dyas? was closed as general reference. The general reference here seems to be the Star Wars Wiki page. Hmm, ok, but the asker evidently expected an answer relating to the movies, not the ...