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How to handle editing abuse

My question has a 100 point bounty and the best-voted answer keeps rolling back my edits to hide the non-canonical nature of their answer obscure. SE defines Star Trek canon on its info page: [star-...
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Questions about in-world legality and ethicality are primarily opinion-based?

The legal governance of any reality, and the ethical concepts of that reality, I do not believe are a matter of opinion. Pedantically, you can say how we "out here" (the audience) feel about the ...
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How should we tag Donkey Kong Country questions?

Mario is a big series. There are a few sub-series, and six questions on this site are on the donkey-kong tag. Of those six, five are about the Donkey Kong Country series of games. Donkey Kong the ...
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What is the meaning by “Out of Universe”? [duplicate]

I've seen an answer from my questions like Why didn't McGonagall send only Parkinson to the dungeons? What I'm referring to is Well, the movies are nonsense, but putting that to one side... ...
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Is this website for Harry Potter a canon one? [duplicate]

HARRY POTTER WIKI Welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki, an encyclopedic resource and community gathering spot for all things related to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Whether you're looking for ...
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Is there any reliable source for Harry Potter other than the books and interviews?

When I first started on this stack last year I quickly learned three things about Harry Potter: The Harry Potter wiki is complete garbage. Anyone caught citing it in an answer would be burned at the ...
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Should questions about canon be on the main site or on meta?

For example, we have two separate questions asking if deleted scenes are canon. One is on the main site (here), and one is on meta (here). The two questions are very, very similar. Given how ...
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Should we have official moderator notes “obsolete due to new canon”?

There has been various discussions on what to do when an older, good-for-its-time, answer, becomes obsolete due to new canon (Thanks, Disney!) All the usual proposed solutions seem to fall into three ...
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Why is canon important?

Fantasy universes have always been a world that only lives because of its supporters. The Star Wars Extended Universe surely contributed to what the franchise is today. It seems that the owner of the ...
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Should Cursed Child answers be given to Harry Potter questions?

The Cursed Child play and accompanying script book are coming out now, and the story is considered canon. However, new canon information to older questions about the original Harry Potter series? ...
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Does this forum deal with the “non-canon” Star Wars Universe

Can I ask questions about the "non-canon" Star Wars Universe on this forum? For Example: "How old was Jacen Solo when he died?" That question has nothing to do with the movies and Disney has ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

Assuming they weren't removed when the writers/directors changed the plot mid-shoot and therefore don't directly contradict anything left included in the film/tv show
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What source do we use when a “Word of God” statement contradicts the books?

Recently a friend and I were discussing the Harry Potter books and noticed that on Pottermore J.K.Rowling has occasionally contradicted the books. I'm almost certain that other Sci-Fi and Fantasy ...
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Would trailers for canon material be considered canon?

As an example to illustrate me question consider this: A mid-season trailer for season 2 of Star Wars Rebels was released recently and contains some pretty interesting things such as So seeing how ...
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What does “canon” mean? [duplicate]

Does it mean "as it relates to the original source"? The word drives me crazy. I have looked it up on google and it takes me to either the camera brand or cannons.
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How should we handle Star Wars Q&As post-Disney-canon-revamp?

We have ~ 1300+ star-wars questions on the site, with many answers. The problem is that, as of 2014, Disney bought Lucasfilm and instituted new Canon rules, which makes a LOT of the answers on the ...
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How should we handle Legends-specific Star Wars Q&As post-Disney-canon-revamp?

How should we handle the questions which are specific to Legends (formerly C-canon EU) works, in light of post-Disney new Canon rules? Example: " What caused the damage to Nirauan described in "...
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Is answering with alternative source knowledge a good fit when it is not required by the OP?

Reading this answer, I was about to upvote it when it struck me... it does not answer the question. Questions about franchises that exist in multiple formats often explicitly ask for a comparison ...
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Should we post a note that specific pieces of canon are not yet available to accompany “no info in canon” answers?

There are certain questions that are in a peculiar situation: The question is about a canon in-progress (either the series continues, ala JRRMartin, or Enderverse; or the author is publishing an ...
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What Harry Potter questions don't have a good enough **canon** answers?

I'm doing a little research project on Harry Potter questions on SFF SE. I would like a list of Harry Potter books, SFF.SE questions and chat comments involving time traveling robots. I am looking ...
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Are we really fit to give judgement on what is 'canon'?

This question: Can any new information be canon if J.R.R. Tolkien is dead? Led me to ask this question: Who can determine what is 'canon' Which brought up an interesting point. In many cases ...