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Reopen Question: B'Elanna Torres's Head Ridges

I really don't know why this question was closed as being "primarily opinion-based" Why didn't B'Elanna Torres have her cranial ridges removed? This seems (to me) to be a decent question and ...
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Why was this question reopened by a mod?

This question was closed as per the FWP. The question was about a scenario which has not occurred yet, but is extremely likely to occur in the upcoming season. One of our Mods, Rand al'Thor, took ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

Consider the below question:- Power of Infinity Stones in the Avengers Infinity War movie Any lay person can also understand what I am asking here and that is: Was the power of infinity stones ...
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Why was this Shrek question closed?

This question: Was Fiona actually cursed to be a human? in the shrek tag is currently closed. I can't for the life of me work out why it is closed at the moment, never mind closed as off topic with ...
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Why was the question about Sirius Black possibly fathering canine children closed as Primarily Opinion Based by a moderator

A question was asked today about Sirius Black and whether or not he was a "dogfather" as well as a godfather. While initially not perfectly worded and receiving a couple of votes for "unclear what you'...
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Why was this question about maester chains closed?

The question Can a maester's chain include multiple links of the same metal?: A maester can be recognized by the chain he wears around his neck. The links of the chain can be made of every ...
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Should a moderator have reopened this question?

This question; What's the most money actors earned for Star Trek in each era? was asked in August 2015. A few minutes afterwards it was closed as too broad on the grounds that it asks for answers ...
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How does the site pick the reason for closure?

Yesterday I voted to close this question as Off-Topic. However there were already 4 votes to close as Duplicate and so, along with the Dup-link at the top of the question, the Close Reason got set as: ...
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How can we make this question on-topic? Should we, at all?

Yesterday, this question was asked by a user. "Would the War of the Five Kings have occurred if Ned had refused Robert's request?" The trouble was: It was based on a hypothetical premise i.e. ...
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Can we please reopen this question about NuSpock?

This question was originally closed as "Not Constructive", reopened, then closed again as "Opinion-based". Did Spock warn of disasters in the new Star Trek universe? Given that it's unlikely that ...
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Why has this Animal Farm question been reopened?

This question about Animal Farm has just been reopened by site moderator Rand al'Thor. It was closed in 2015 as off-topic due to 'not being about science fiction or fantasy' in line with the accepted ...
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Please reopen “Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will?”

Can we reopen the following question? Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will? The question is answerable with only the information provided in the episode in question. I ...
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Why was this “general reference” question kept closed?

This question Where did Doc Brown get plutonium from? Was originally closed as "General Reference", presumably because the answer was largely covered in the same scene in the film. Since "general ...
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Should we reopen “general reference” questions as a matter of course?

After the decision was taken to burninate General Reference, the close reason was removed but I keep coming across questions that were closed for this reason. This one, for example. Given that this ...
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Why were these questions about sexual assault in the Harry Potter franchise deleted?

In the past 2-3 days we received 2 practically identical questions: Question #1 Question #2 Both are about sexual assault in Harry Potter. While I think these questions should have been downvoted as ...
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Are we consistent when flagging questions as 'too broad'?

Today a general question about vampires* was put on hold as 'too broad'. as no fictional universe was specified. But we also have this question which is pretty recent, with 15 UV's and 2 favs about ...
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May I ask a question about sex or explicit content in A Song of Ice and Fire books?

Some hours ago another user asked a question about Daenerys' color of eyebrows, and I realized that I didn't remember any reference by GRR Martin about her pubis, but, instead, I could remember some ...
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Why the inconsistencies with closed questions?

Why are there inconsistencies with closed question? This question, The Matrix, taking both red and blue pills? is clearly what people would regard as a speculative question as there is no possible ...
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Re-open “What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first?”

What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first? is closed as primarily opinion-based But I think that's a mistake: the suggested-order is well established here and I can't see anything else ...
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Who determines if a post should be re-opened?

So who determines if a post should be re-opened? It seems that anyone can close a question, but re-opening is a different story.
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Should this Game of Thrones question be closed?

I found this question on Meta: Is the ultimate goal of Stack Exchange really to build a knowledge base for Googlers, not to help individual users (even if they ask good questions)? Although this may ...
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What makes this creature question too broad?

The question in question is this one: Why are vampires not rotten like other undead? I know of no zombie/vampire fiction where this isn't the case. That means a trope/genre type answer should be of ...
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How should I avoid overzealous editing of question in the future?

After lurking in this community for some time, I finally made an account on scifi to ask How did Luke's proton torpedoes enter the first Death Star after Red Leader's impacted on the surface?, which I ...
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Why was the “two Hulk films” question closed?

Please help me understand why this question was closed: Why were there two Hulk origin films within five years of each other? I cannot work it out from the brief close reason: "This question ...
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Why is my question closed?

After moderator and users trying to close it, it got reopened by the sane. In Star Wars: "The Force Awakens," how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did? Why has it been put on ...
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Re-open the question on Clara's death?

Shouldn't this question: Do we know how Clara will leave series 9 of Doctor Who? be re-opened? The closed reason is simply not true: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on ...
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Re-open the Game of Thrones missing characters question (105371)

The question Which Game of Thrones book characters are missing from the HBO series? was closed as too-broad, and rightfully so. It has since been edited, and in my opinion is not too broad any more. ...
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Should this question still be closed as off topic?

The question: Why was Firefly cancelled? I've been here a while, and I can't for the life of me see why this would be considered off-topic by modern (2015) standards. It was closed in 2012.
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Why was the question about All Halo Books List (100702) closed again, after it was re-opened?

Ok, so the question, Is there a list of all Halo-related reading?, was closed and then re-opened, after a bit of discussions in the comments section. The question was then re-closed very soon after. ...
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Should you be able to be flagged as duplicate by newer post? [duplicate]

This happened to me. And I think it is a bug that it COULD even happen. A user saw my question and spawned a similar question (a more general question). After a user saw the newer question and then ...
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I am confused as to why this question “What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation?” was too broad and closed?

I asked this currently closed and deleted question, "What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation? [closed]" (only visible to 10k+ users; sorry). I can't figure out for the life of me ...
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Why is the close-as-duplicate policy so aggressive, and should we change it?

This has been on my mind for some time, and I'd actually previously written up something to post here, but I dropped it until the discussion on the following question: What is Tolkien trying to say ...
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Inconsistency in Gorilla vs Shark closing?

We've discussed Gorilla vs Shark. The majority seemed to conclude that we don't like those kind of questions. Right now we have a question that was just closed for this reason: Can Wolverine beat The ...
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Why did the community close this question as duplicate?

This question has been closed as duplicate by community despite I updated the question clarifying why it wasn't duplicate: Why did Lucas choose to keep memory of R2-D2? Unlike the other question, I ...
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Why are these questions closed

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83085/where-is-marvel-cinematic-universe-heading https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83092/would-there-be-infinity-stone-in-avengers-age-of-ultron ...
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How did this question get an answer after it was closed?

According to the timeline, the question Why haven't the Sith tried to harvest midichlorian? was closed as a duplicate at 19:51 UTC. It then received an answer at 20:00 UTC. Questions aren't ...
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Questions asks about an image, all answers contains only text

What is wrong with this question? I've asked about picture, a fillmed and shown on-screen example. No one provided a correct answer (an actual image pasted into answer or name of the episode, where ...
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Have we changed the rules on children's cartoons?

We once decided not to permit children's cartoons that were not specifically about Sci-Fi: Are children's literature and cartoons for children on-topic? In the last 24 hours a question on this topic ...
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Why was this question closed? It has an answer. Objective one

Why was this question closed as "opinion based"? Why didn't Vader save Luke this easier way in Return Of The Jedi? James Kahn's novelization was pretty clear on the answer, and it's not in any ...
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Should we have an etiquette for NOT “stealing” answers on reopened questions?

I have observed this several times (full disclosure: most recently happened to me. But I considered it a 1*&k move even prior to that event): User observes that a closed question is closed as "...
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Why is this question (71065) closed?

Star Wars trivia question to identify race It's pretty clear what's being asked (Identify the species based on a fairly sufficient amount of information about it). The answer apparently exists (...
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Harry Potter - abuse over celebrity question re-open

This question about whether or not it was a good choice to have Harry Potter stay with the Dursleys (ergo suffering abuse) over staying with a 'normal' wizarding family was closed due to it being '...
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Should we change the linked duplicate for this question?

This question on Star Wars canon was (appropriately) closed as a duplicate. However, the question linked in the close reason doesn't fully answer the newer question, yet this other previous question ...
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Why was this question closed?

In science fiction, which planet with lifeforms has the largest gravitational force? It's perfectly answerable, with a very clear criteria. It can't have infinite (or too many) answers that are all ...
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Should we be more active in migratintg science questions to other SEs

We have a close reason: "Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless they relate directly to a cited work of fiction. There are a number of other Stack Exchange ...
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Should we re-instate the “many memes” Meta question?

At one point, the "many memes of SFF.SE" question got closed. However, at this point, it seems to be a fully acceptable and standard practice on SE: Meta.SE original Arquade/Gaming IT Security ...
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Questions about science fiction technologies that have real world origins

This question recently got closed because the sci-fi technology being asked about is a real technology, or we assume it is based on the answers and comments given in the question. Now I cast the ...
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Why has this question been closed as a duplicate when it clearly asking a different question?

My first question on the SciFi exchange has been marked as a duplicate, which it is clearly not. Not only does it reference it's "original" as a means of what prompted the prompted the question and to ...
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Question closed as Dupe (Xmen Sentinel Question)

If the "Sentinel" Program existed since 1973 why it was never mentioned in the original trilogy of X-Men? was closed as duplicate because of the answer in What timeline is the post-credit ...
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Should some VTC reasons on questions be restricted to people with proven question asking expertise?

PROPOSAL: Restrict certain types of VTC votes on questions to users who have passed a minimal positive threshold of question asking activity. Rationale and Details One of the things in Stack ...