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Are questions that try to rationalize technobabble on-topic here? [duplicate]

How can you have a point of origin with only one coordinate? is a good example, and I suspect we'll see many questions asking, say, how is it possible that Tom Paris got to Warp 10 in Voyager when ...
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Science Fiction - Scientific Basis/Accuracy [duplicate]

This questions is, perhaps, partly related to Questions seeking scientific explanations - on topic? I took stab at What do spacecraft travel paths in The Expanse look like? but part of the OPs ...
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Why is this question still open? [duplicate]

The question Can spaceships really explode in space? very clearly violates our policy on real-world scientific explanations. Why is it still open?
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

KutuluMike (known to some as Michael Edenfield) passed away. I don't have a lot of details. A few people noticed he had been MIA from things for over a month. We reached out and learned he had been ...
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Ways to improve and promote Science Fiction and Fantasy

Over the past few months, or almost a year now, since I saw Arqade's call for input I've been thinking of ways that we can do the same here on SFF. So taking and tailoring the questions from that post ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Questions that become off-topic because of new policies

I have just come across a 6 year old question in the review queues. Back when this question was asked, it was a perfectly on-topic question, which has been reasonably highly up-voted and received 20,...
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Logical speculation in answers

Please don't mistake this question for In-universe speculation vs. original research I have answered two questions in past few days and both my answers made me wonder about this. What if person asks ...
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When is science fiction existing?

I asked a question similar to this https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/34196/depth-of-an-inhabitable-shell-around-the-earth on the SF&F site. I deleted it because I didn't want to ...
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Defining the proper usage of hard- and soft sci-fi?

We currently have two main science fiction sub-genres tags, being hard-sci-fi and soft-sci-fi, the usage of which is unclear and poorly defined. The tag wiki for hard-sci-fi makes an attempt at ...
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Why has this science-based question been reopened?

The question How much power does the Martian heat ray output? was closed by me (as moderator) as being a "science-based question". Per my original comment at the time; The wording could be clearer....
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Is there an explanation of duties for each milestone?

I could not find anything, but is there a detailed explanation on what is required of you once you hit certain rep scores? At present having reached 3,000 posts (rep count, always mixing the two ...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Scientific Solutions or Explanations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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Are real world speculation questions still on topic?

This question links to this question which, in the comments links to this meta discussion about what is and isn't on topic here on SciFi.se.com. My question, as the title states, is whether real ...
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Editing the Tour and Help Centre

Please check the following main meta question about what parts of the Tour and Help Centre are editable in detail. For a quick rundown though: Tour: Introduction paragraph Tour: The "Ask about......
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Let's pick some nice SFF questions to promote on other sites

With the new Community Ads system for 2021, we now have the ability to choose specific questions on SFF.SE (no need to make custom images for them) and get them promoted in the sidebar or topbar of ...
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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

I have recently gone above the 3,000 reputation mark and have hence been given the ability to review closing questions. I have recently missed some key details in how to review and close questions (as ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Of course you've taken the Tour, read the entire Help section, and know our Code of Conduct by heart. But have you read the Frequently Asked Questions here on meta, that will help you make better use ...
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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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Minor technical issues with off-topic close box

There are some minor technical issues with the off-topic close reasons, which should be trivial to fix. All links are HTTP instead of HTTPS. This includes the migration option to meta. The link to ...
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How is this question not Too Broad?

What's the technical explanation for gravity to exist inside a spacecraft in science fiction? This old question is still open. Can I know why it is not Too Broad? There can literally be thousands ...
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Do we need [science]?

The science tag has 87 questions and 16 followers, but it isn't clear to me what it's supposed to be used for. The tag wiki does not help much: Stories about science, or questions about the science ...
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1answer
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Are speculative science questions on-topic?

The first sentence of the site FAQ says: Science Fiction and Fantasy - Stack Exchange is for questions targeted towards science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. To me, that should include ...
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Is this Rick & Morty question on-topic?

This question - although asking about an on-topic work of sci-fi, the question is purely based on a real world question. Should this question be closed as off topic for seeking "Scientific ...
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How does this question fail the "related directly to a cited work of fiction" criterion?

The question How is Accio a safe spell? is closed with the following close reason: Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless related directly to a cited work of ...