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Alberto Uderzo RIP: fantasy (Getafix and his magic potion) and laughter were his gifts

I read in the news today that at the age of 92, Alberto Uderzo passed away from a heart attack. He and René Goscinny brought us Astérix and Obélix, those zany and funny Gauls, and a variety of Roman ...
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Is Mad Max (1979) science fiction?

I've seen several SF&F question comments asking the poster if what they were asking about was really science fiction. Some were (but neededmore detail), some weren't, some were edge cases. So, as ...
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Why was this question closed as off-topic while a very similar one was left open?

This question was asked and closed today as off-topic due to being a "lists of works or recommendations" question. In the comments, the author asks why his question was labeled off-topic while this ...
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Can the question “Does the Force act like God in Star Wars canon” be reopened?

The question Does the Force act like God in Star Wars canon? is 7 years old, but it seems on-topic and can shed light on the Star Wars universe and the intentions of the authors. It seems to me ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Can we make this answer about autism acceptable to all people with autism?

I am seeking with this meta post for help with this answer to "First account of autism in speculative fiction" specifically the last sentence being problematic. The problem with the answer is, it made ...
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Editing old posts with no improvement whatsoever

Within the context of editing posts (questions and/or answers), SF&F regulations here state that: Some common reasons to edit are: to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes to clarify the meaning ...
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Can we reopen the question “When would the Undying Lands become over-populated?”

The question When would the Undying Lands become over-populated? was closed as opinion-based, but it has a definitive answer (never) because of specific things that Tolkien wrote. OP's assumption of "...
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What should the [video-games] tag cover?

The guidance for the video-games says: For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements.... Having answered a couple of game identification questions ...
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Do we need a tag for the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer?

I just realized I have at least four different story-identification questions involving the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. Does it make sense to add a tag for it? If so, ought it to be color-computer? ...
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Is this an unpopular type of question?

The question Is a rocket landing on a ship on an ocean literally “something from Science Fiction”? received several down votes in rapid succession. Comments suggest that while it may not be off-topic (...
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Why were these flags declined?

Some of the comments to this question are conversational, and some are even irrelevant to the post. I don't understand how the first comment even relates to the question (it sounds like a comment to ...
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Who moderates the high end users? [closed]

I was going through the protected questions and I see that the user TheLethalCarrot is doing a lot of the protecting which is disproportionate compared to anyone else. The issue I have is that there ...
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RIP Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas has died, at the age of 103. Although he was probably best known for conventional dramas such as Spartacus, Lust For Life, and Paths of Glory, he also appeared in his share of science ...
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How to downvote a comment?

I was looking this question Why did Mace Windu and the Jedi Council refuse to raise Anakin to the rank of Master? But the only way to downvote a comment is to flag it. That seems very counter ...
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RIP Terry Jones

Terry Jones - actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, and director - has died just short of his 78th birthday. He was of course most famous for his work as part of Monty Python, starring in roles such ...
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Merge [genre-trope] into [trope]

genre-trope has 8 questions. trope has 45 questions. According to its description, a genre trope is a trope that's only applicable to a given genre. Of course, having a Stack dedicated to a cluster ...
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And the Best New User of 2019 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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RIP Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien, son and literary executor of JRR Tolkien, has died at the age of 95. Christopher was involved in the creation of The Lord of the Rings, notably drawing the maps in the back and ...
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Why can you un-upvote/downvote a question but not an answer?

So tried un-downvote a answer the other day, but it was locked in, but a question I asked was un-upvoted which did not have any activity for nearly a year. Why is a question able to be un up or down ...
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Should we have more specific tags for the Witcher works?

I am not a The Witcher expert, but as I understood there are some differences between the books and the show, also there is a very well-known game, another TV show and so on. Some of the questions ...
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Favorite Questions and answers from fourth quarter of 2019

Update This has now been posted. Original Please link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from October 1st 2019 through December 31th 2019. Your answers will ...
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Is my story identification question on-topic considering the plot?

I have been trying to identify a movie that my dad told me about once. Unfortunately since the movies SE doesn't accept story id questions anymore, I want to know if I can ask my question here. The ...
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Are possibly metaphorical fantastic elements valid to make a work Fantasy? [duplicate]

I think the answer to Movie where a girl fought her inner demons of conformity on the way to the bathroom is completely accurate, and the girl in question zapping laser beams from her fingers that ...
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Why was this Infinity Stone question about Thanos closed as duplicate?

EDIT: Duplicates are duplicates if and only if the QUESTIONS are the same. The below link is to close-as-duplicate policy and the most accepted answer. Why is the close-as-duplicate policy so ...
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Synonym [anakin-skywalker] to [darth-vader]

NOTE Per this Meta only major characters may have tags. This is not about whether or not we need the tag. Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker (established ROTJ). darth-vader is the better known of the ...
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How is a question able to be closed by just two people?

Simple question, how this question able to be closed by just two people?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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RIP Syd Mead - concept artist in Blade Runner & Tron

Syd Mead, legendary futurist and concept artist in Blade Runner and Tron, among other works, has died at the age of 86. He was considered by many as one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre. RIP ...
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Is it useful to let querents know how to accept an answer in a comment with the answer?

As per What to do when a question has been answered but the asker forgot to "accept it"?, it's sadly common that new users will fail to actually accept an answers, at best posting a comment ...
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Please reopen the Space Opera vs Space Drama question

I want(ed) to post an answer to this recent question. The question was closed as "opinion-based", but the "opinion-based" close reason begins Many good questions generate some degree of opinion, so ...
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Do we have a guideline for spoilers in answers, in terms of how old the content is? [duplicate]

I recently answered this question: Is it possible to skip The Last Jedi and still make sense of Rise of Skywalker? Several of the other answers have details which might be considered spoilers (they ...
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Suggested edit to post without punctuation marks or sentence separation rejected

I suggested an edit to an answer that completely lacked any punctuation marks (save for two commas), with sentences just chained together without any separation whatsoever: Strategema is not a no ...
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What is wrong with this question and why was it closed

Recently I asked a question on here: Why is there such a dislike for the Alien Prequels? It was not well received. What is the issue with it? I mean most discussions involving films will be opinion ...
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This question about Rise of Skywalker Bingo should be reopened

Heck, it shouldn't have been closed to begin with. Which predictions of The Rise of Skywalker: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct? I don't see any logic in it, sorry. There are two other ...
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What to do when a question gets two identical answers that are timed to the very same minute?

I got two answers to a story-identification question, pointing to the same series. And the time marked for the two answers is the very same minute. I still have to check if it is right series, (at ...
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How should we handle the questions: “What did X mean when he said …” on SF&F? [duplicate]

There have been numerous questions popping up asking for an explanation as to what a character meant when he/she said this to someone. Some of them are here (that I know of) asked in the past few days:...
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RIP Rene Auberjonois - Star Trek DS9 Actor and Director

Rene Auberjonois has died at the age of 79. He is best known for his role as Constable Odo in Deep Space Nine as well as directing a number of Star Trek episodes including the critically acclaimed DS9:...
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Altered Carbon/ Takeshi Kovacs tags

I am a little bit confused about the tag policy in case of book series vs adaptations: We have currently tag altered-carbon described as "For questions about Richard K. Morgan's novel "Altered ...
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D.C Fontana, famed Star Trek writer, passed away on December 2nd

Star Trek wouldn't be Star Trek without her. She wrote many of the best episodes, helped develop the universe and gave us that series that we have loved for decades now. More information on Startrek....
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What's the policy on questions about TV shows still in progress?

We're getting a lot of "The Mandalorian" questions which is understandable but at the same time, it seems like one could broadly apply the "future-works" policy to either downvote or close questions ...
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

In the question What is Kronos Corporation?, the accepted answer states: In the mainstream 616 Marvel universe, The Kronas Corporation was [...] This Kronos/Kronas discrepancy is not further ...
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RIP Gahan Wilson

I just learned of the passing last Thursday of cartoonist and author Gahan Wilson. Although most of us know of him from his macabre cartoons (the New Yorker posted a retrospective of them in his ...
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Why was my flag on an obsolete “add this tag” comment declined?

This comment on the Star Wars question Did Darth Vader ever operate a button on the devices on his belt or his chest? reads: If canon isn't an issue for an answer, you should add the star-wars-...
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Why haven't I got additional reputation since the question votes recalc?

Recently it was announced that question upvotes are now going to be worth +10 reputation rather than +5. When is this change going to have fully taken effect on this sub-site? Because I've seen loads ...
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Am I allowed to answer my question and 2 days later accept it if I received some (minimal) help from someone else?

In this thread 90’s or older story about photographs that show the future I explained my reasoning to help others to find the answer to my "story-identification" question: there was a phrase (namely ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

Bringing up because of this question: What does Yoda's species eat? I think it would be appropriate to tag the question correctly with the extra tag (see comments to question), obviously OP does ...
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Not a dupe closed as dupe

I asked a question specifically looking for a canon source to Vogon Poet's claim that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks? I clearly linked to the ...
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How to proceed when a question (with bounty) appears to have “We don't know” as answer?

I added a bounty for a question in order to find the canonical answer. @Valorum found a plausible answer, however, as the wiki didn't referenced it, the answer was shared. The bounty will end in 6 ...

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