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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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