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Why Scifi not allowing me to post a question?

My last question hit HNQ, but now Scifi not allowing me to post a question:
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Is it bad practice to ask a story ID question for something you managed to find just to mark it as a duplicate of another existing question?

So basically, there was this one movie I was remembering from a long time ago. After searching on several search engine, I was able to find it again. Right after, I decided to search the title of the ...
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My question was posted twice

Active question: Who is the youngest Starfleet Admiral? Unintended duplicate post, now deleted: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/243734/12857 I typed out my question and clicked the button to post it....
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Can I ask questions about works not widely known and maybe even by me?

I write stories. They're pretty bad. Can I ask questions about them on the main sci-fi and fantasy SE? I would try not to do much advertising, and since I am in no way getting paid for having people ...
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Questions regarding viewing order based on episodes to avoid

I recently asked a question about the viewing order of TNG, in regards to a few criteria, but primarily in regards to viewing order and avoiding low-quality episodes. Given that it already has 3 close ...
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How should SFF's "Ask Question" page be customised?

The "Ask a question" wizard is now live network-wide: The new ask page is now live on the network!. Ours is very plain right now, but parts of it are customisable: (shortened; see the main Meta post ...
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How do I improve my question skills?

I seem to be experiencing a rash of deeply polarized voters. If they were voting for or against me personally, I could understand. But if these votes are cast for my content I would like to find ...
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How can this question about Inferno be asked on this site?

The novel Inferno written by Dan Brown isn't a science fiction or fantasy novel. So how can anyone ask question about this novel in the Science fiction & Fantasy site? Why was the ending ...
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Please clarify my question on why the audience may have been laughing at a speaker

The question is Laughing at Dr Alexander Murry's presentation. I initially got an upvote, but this was followed by 1 downvote and 4 close votes for "Unclear what you're asking". I have edited between ...
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How often is it polite to ask for a story-identification

I asked for a story-identification and it went big. I gained 113 rep in just 2 days. I have another story-identification question but don't want to look like a rep-farmer who just only asks and ...
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Who has asked the most questions?

Just curious as to who has asked the most questions. Lots of people answer questions, but who has asked the most? How do you find out who has asked the most questions?
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New user guidelines or markers for the ratio of story ID questions to other types?

I'm extremely new here, 15 days in, and I've read that most new users ask a lot of story identification questions. I certainly have. A story ID question brought me here in the first place. I checked ...
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Can I ask a question about the story flow of a fantasy series?

I recently started reading a long and popular fantasy series. I've reached about 50% of the first book (or so says Kindle) and I'm so and so about it. I was wondering if it's ok to ask a question ...
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Can I ask a duplicate question based on requesting new information?

So a few days ago I asked this question regarding the ending differences of the Watchmen book and movie and it was marked as duplicate to a question from 2011 (answered 2011). First off, I'm not ...
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Pure astronomic question, but inspired by scifi work -- where to ask it?

I have some pure astronomic / physics questions, that are 100% inspired by a scifi work. E.g.: Star needs thosands of years, if not more, to go to nova and to dectect it a wide range of measurements ...
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Are questions "Is X faithful to the books/comics/...?" suitable/good questions for this site? [duplicate]

Many questions here and on the very related Movies and TV sites are about adaptations of books or comics. For example, questions about Sherlock Holmes adaptations (Sherlock, Elementary or the Guy ...
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Are questions relating to author statements about future real-world fictional works on-topic?

Today I read a question asking if there had been any official statements about whether a forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film’s storyline would cross over with other films in the series: Are ...
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Can you ask the same question on different SE's [duplicate]

I have a question that is pertinent to both Scifi and fantasy SE and anime and manga SE, but I want a good answer, explanantion and discussion, so since it pertinent to both can't I post it on both? ...
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Can I ask a question that would require a list as an answer?

I'm editting the content of my question to better reflect what I want to ask. I would like to know how many and what spells did a character cast in the entire story, which would obviously require a ...
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Should questions contain the name of the work being asked about in the title?

I was wondering if I should always mention the name of the work I'm asking about in the title of a question.
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Topic of the Week Contest [Updated August 29]

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: One topic will be designated each week. Each person who asks a question relating to that ...
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How do I go about asking a question regarding what makes a story possible?

I'm thinking in particular about the Adjustment Bureau movie, and its base, the short story Adjustment Team, by Philip K. Dick. I would like to ask about the [this question] of these stories that ...
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Should the question's subject be included in the body?

There are many questions where the question's summary in the subject... ... is continued (as a sentence or a paragraph) on the first line of the question body. A good example of this is What was the ...
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Should questions asking about the future of a franchise, series, or literary work (groupings) be permitted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we deal with questions about rumors and release dates? Recently, even I asked, questions referring to the future or the "future plans of" have been showing up hear and ...