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How do we resolve this supposed dupe situation?

I asked this question: What is Agent Coulson's status as of the end of Endgame? which multiple people insisted is a dupe of Why aren't MCU movies featuring Coulson after Avengers? The ...
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Why are there no character tags for “Game of Thrones”?

Tags like daenerys-targaryen or jon-snow, for example, would surely have more than enough questions to be justified, and I personally would consider them very useful. So I'm just curious why they don'...
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Should the presence of a formally-accepted answer count as one factor among many when determining “quality” for purposes of duplicate closure?

This meta is prompted by the discussion in comments for a pretty old question. I was directed to another meta question with a similar (but not identical) purpose. The voting patterns on that question ...
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Did I make a bad tag?

I recently asked a question about who Nolan North voiced in an episode of Rick and Morty. I made the nolan-north tag. I know that author tags are frowned upon (because they are misused a ton), so is ...
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Can “Avengers: Endgame” be used to answer MCU TV questions?

After watching Season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I came here wondering Where has Deke gone? found the question justifiably closed as unknowable then. But given the events of Avengers: Endgame, I ...
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Mass editing: Still a policy, or not?

It was my understanding that, in general, there was a community agreement not to edit too many older posts in a short period of time, to avoid cluttering the front page with too many older questions ...
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How can I make my question about scheduling clear?

I recently asked a question about the scheduling at Hogwarts. The question was quite long, and the argumentation therein may have been confusing. That said, I thought the question itself was pretty ...
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RIP Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca Actor

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy of films, has died at the age of 74. RIP
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Rename the [super-mario-brothers] tag

We have a super-mario-brothers tag that seems like it would be used for questions about the Super Mario Bros. series. However, this tag is not used just for that specific series within the Mario ...
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Why was one of these locked and downvoted to oblivion, and the other remains active and open?

In the films, was the portrayal of Captain America supposed to come across as gay? and Is Captain America gay? I don't often come across questions that are locked, and I don't think I've ever come ...
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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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Can a identification question be marked as a duplicate of a question with no accepted answer? [duplicate]

I believe that these two questions have the same answer. Anime: main character equips a horned helmet to fight monsters/criminals, pulls out a sword from his arm Anime: Dying alien robot merge his ...
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Should we allow fan-fiction identification? [duplicate]

I like story-identification. While the questions are sometimes bad, some are really well written and fun to look for. However, fan-fiction identifications are...subpar most of the time. Many are just ...
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RIP Gene Wolfe, 1931–2019

The prolific science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe is dead at 87. He is probably best known for the "dying Earth" tetralogy The Book of the New Sun and the rest of the Solar Cycle, but his ...
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How can I make my question “Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ?” clearer?

I asked why there are differences between the models of communicators shown here: Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ? How can I be more clear?
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Most noble character on GoT

Now that we are nearing the end of Game of Thrones, would it be entirely off-topic to argue the "most noble character" on the main, or would that be completely POB? If so, how could the Q be phrased ...
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Should the question about the number of rooms in The Burrow be closed as Primarily Opinion-Based?

Based on this Meta post it seems that the feeling is that there should be a dedicated Meta post discussing whether the specific question Why are there so few bedrooms in the Burrow? should be closed ...
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Why is this question entering 'reopen review' over and over (and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over) again?

This question (Why are there so few bedrooms in the Burrow?) has been reviewed to reopen 11 times(!) You can see the timeline here, but the broad outcome is that it's gone through review nearly a ...
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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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Can something be done about unconstructive comments in star-trek-discovery questions?

For those unfamiliar, the new Star Trek series, Discovery, has proven controversial for many fans. Unfortunately many SFF users apparently feel the need to express their dissatisfaction every chance ...
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Are story identification questions with no story on-topic? [duplicate]

On a post I recently put a bounty on, a user said: This might be a better question on the Arqade Stack Exchange -- they do video game identifications. I said: They don’t accept them Then, the ...
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Should the feminism tag exist on this site?

The feminism tag is apparently unwelcome on this forum. There are only 3 questions tagged with feminism (my own included). One of the other 2 was closed as opinion-based. That leaves a single question ...
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Would a western video game identification question be on-topic?

There's a video game that takes place in a town in the wild-west that I remember vividly, but I can't find any pics or proof online to be able to post in the Arqade community. Reading the description ...
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Favorite questions and answers from first quarter of 2019

Update The summary has now been posted to the Blog. Original Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from January 1st 2019 through March 31st 2019. ...
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What should be done about animation media tags?

Should animated-series be retired? animation's guidance is inconsistent with its use; it says that it should be on question about animation techniques, but forty-five of the forty-six questions on it ...
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Please, re-open this question

Why isn't Red Angel simply communicating with normal language instead of giving clues? This question was closed as per our Future Works Policy. The recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery has ...
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Is there a way to search for questions with no accepted answer? [duplicate]

In here and a few other sites I spend a fair bit of time browsing through old questions to see if I can help in answering them. I've found that there a good number of questions classed as 'unanswered' ...
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Is it okay to rollback an edit made by the original author?

Is it legit for an answerer to roll back an edit made by the original author of a question? Here's a link to the question that led to me asking about rollback etiquette. Here's the timeline of edits....
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Posting a dummy answer to enable duplicate closure

Questions that do not have an upvoted answer cannot be used (by non-moderators) to close other questions as a duplicate of. This is the error message I receive when I try to close a question as a ...
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Can we get an [ancillary-sword] tag?

Can we get an [ancillary-sword] tag to go with the ancillary-justice and ancillary-mercy tags?
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic video game identification question to Arqade!

Story identification questions are perfectly on topic here and in fact we are one of the main sites that have made them work. Video games are also on topic for us and we even have a specific video ...
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Why aren’t walking snowmen on-topic?

I asked a question about a game with walking snowmen. It was closed but then reopened when Valorum found a video of the game that shows a “magic” meter. Why are walking snowmen off-topic without ...
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Let's take a moment to congratulate some exceptional users

First off let me say that I am aware that this post is quite late coming but we can all blame our resident moderator Rand al'Thor for that; he has taken longer to get to 100k than I thought. Anyway ...
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Would questions about the latest episode of The Flash be off-topic? [duplicate]

Remember a few years back, when Jeff used the notion of a fight between a gorilla and a shark as the archetypal example of a question that's off-topic on StackExchange? Well, guess what happened in ...
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If a question asks say about Marvel comics, but happens to mention MCU, should the tags still mention MCU?

The tags on this question confused me: In the comics Did Thanos "kill" just sentient beings or all creatures with the snap? It's tagged as marvel-cinematic-universe, even though the ...
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Should this question have [novella] and [short-stories], or just [books]?

I was recently looking at questions about short stories that don't have a media tag when I came across this question (emphasis added): I remember reading an amazing short story/novella... I do not ...
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Meta meta question: How should we discuss whether we should kill some specific tags?

TL;DR of the TL;DR: Some tags suck. We should probably decide what to do with them as a community. How do we talk about all those tags without it being an unsufferable bother? TL;DR: Some users (...
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I am sick and tired of being blocked from reviewing

I am getting sick of repeatedly being blocked from reviewing. I evidently disagree with many other users, including the moderators, about where the cutoff should be drawn for whether response posts ...
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Author tags on story identification questions, when OP has a hunch

This is not a duplicate of Should we tag (solved) story identification questions with the name of the author / property?. In Chat, I asked the other users if this question should have the ray-...
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Are all utopias and dystopias on-topic? [duplicate]

Utopias and dystopias are a genre loosely connected to Science Fiction and Fantasy. They often are set in the future, occasionally involve technology which has not yet been invented, and otherwise ...
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What's it like being a Science Fiction & Fantasy moderator?

Workplace currently have a meta on going which asks a few questions to the moderators, it was also asked back in 2014. Whilst these have been posted alongside elections to give moderator candidates a ...
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Is the Primarily Opinion-Based close reason being overused?

Disclaimers This is a long post. You are forewarned. Everything in this post is only based on harry-potter. For the most part that is the only tag that I spend much time with, so I don't know if ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

We've had a number of questions on this site of the form "Here's a picture with dozens of characters/items from sci-fi and fantasy - can you identify them all?" Such questions have generally been ...
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What's up with prominent users editing blatantly off topic posts?

This is in reference to the two posts made by an user yesterday which were heavily downvoted for being blatantly off topic. However, I noticed some users editing those topics when they ought to be ...
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Albert Finney, RIP

Albert Finney (1936–2019) Although not especially known for his science fiction or fantasy work, Finney did play a cryogenically frozen head (of his character from the earlier fantastical serial ...
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In Memoriam: Mr. Oreo

Mr. Oreo, who was the model for Rocket Raccoon has passed away at the age of 10.
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Is Bugs Bunny (as a whole) on-topic?

Pretty much the same question than Are the Donald Duck comics on-topic?, although different characters, as so far, it doesn't seem we discussed either Bugs Bunny or the Looney Tunes on Meta. We have ...
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Is this question correctly closed as a duplicate?

Subject question: Novel with plot element of a water world with multi-armed creatures which communicate by joining arms The accepted answer to it is "Fleet of Worlds" but it's closed as a duplicate ...
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Is it necessary to post a warning whenever linking to tv tropes? [duplicate]

Whenever there's a TV Tropes link in an answer, I always see messages like 'warnings! TV Tropes link' etc. I've visited TV Tropes, and I don't think there's any graphic explicit content (from what I'...
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Please help replace links to non-Stack Imgur images

Salutations, good StackExchange editors. Over the past few weeks, users (including me) helped to replace Flickr links with Imgur links in Slytherincess's questions, as requested here. The campaign was ...