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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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