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Star Trek 50th anniversary convention(s)?

Are any fellow scifi.se Trekkies planning to attend a Star Trek convention in 2016? If so: Is the one in Las Vegas in April 2016 (Creation Entertainment) the "official" 50th Anniversary convention? ...
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What are the guidelines for 'descriptive' and 'searchable' title?

Very often we get questions which have very (IMO) generic and un-descriptive title. This is mainly the case for story-identification questions. For example: 90s fantasy book need id What is the TV ...
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Should we consolidate questions on the Evil Dead franchise under a single tag (with or without sub-tags)?

army-of-darkness has several questions. A new question was recently asked that was (appropriately) tagged evil-dead-2. One of the Army of Darkness questions also relates to Evil Dead 2. Should ...
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Why was this question closed and downvoted?

What is happening at a specific part in Harry Potter - The Deathly Hallows? I'm specifically referring to the question version AFTER my edits that made it (hopefully) clear that he was asking for a ...
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Should we merge all the “Is X a Timelord” questions together?

Gilles made a comment: Good idea, let's merge the timelord questions as well I'm posting it as a Meta question, to see if there's support for the idea. The rationale is similar to " Can we please ...
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Are questions asking for specific generic SFF resources on-topic

I saw several questions over the time that ask for: "Looking for web sites/databases serving as genre-wide compendiums of XXX" On one hand, these are, by form, arguably off-topic due to being "list" ...
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Mid-Missouri Cosplay Convention

A group of people that I know are working on setting up a cosplay convention in Mid-Missouri on June 27-30, 2013 and I wanted to let everyone here that might be interested know about it. Should we ...
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Ban on sci-fi and fantasy tags

The sci-fi and fantasy tags are currently banned. There have been some discussion about this already, here and here. The main problem seems to be that these tags are considered too general, that is ...
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Editing [time-turner] questions

I noticed that you guys have a tag for time-turners, which I saw on a recent HNQ. I also noticed that this tag has only three questions, and I thought that it certainly should have some more. So I ...
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Would the 1988 comedy “Young Einstein” be on-topic for the site?

The 1988 comedy "Young Einstein" is a whimsical take on Albert Einstein. Much about the scientist is changed up and the film has a very slight steam-punk aspect to it both period-wise (early 1900s) ...
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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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How do you get a “This question may already have an answer here:” tag off of a question?

I assume this takes 10-20k rep to attach or remove such a link/comment? I've had this happen a couple of times now that in neither case was that link/comment accurate. It can be a real disservice to a ...
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How can I view my top tags by period of time?

If I look at myself under the user's tab, I can see my top tags (how're they calculated, by votes?) for that period. These are my top tags for this week (starting 27/8/12). How can I view these ...
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What does 'low views' mean?

The description for the Tumbleweed badge is as follows: "Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week". What constitutes low views and should this be made ...
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Artificially limiting list length to get around “not constructive”

It is very well established (throughout Stack Exchange) that "list questions" are "not constructive". As indicated by the votes (caveat: I just upvoted this answer) for this answer for limited list ...
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Is 'iconography' as a tag a good idea?

I've noticed that we get quite a lot of questions about symbols or signs on the site. Personally, I find these interesting and think they should be grouped under an 'iconography' tag (I added it ...
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When should we do another tag cleanup?

Recently, I've been looking at tags, and realized that some things really need to be cleaned up. Like all those star-trek questions without the star-trek tag. While we're at it, why not clean up other ...
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Why was this question not closed/reopened?

What influence did H.P. Lovecraft have on science fiction? The main part of the question explicitly asks "can HPL be considered SciFi?" The title was edited by Gilles to be ontopic, but it doesn't ...
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Should [star-trek-emh] be renamed [emergency-medical-hologram]?

The tag for The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, officially the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I, is currently star-trek-emh. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename ...
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Answer-based reopen request

A (somewhat common?) point that is made by Primarily-Opinion-Based close-voters is that we can close questions that we think have never been addressed, and simply reopen them when someone does come up ...
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Should we remove these spoilers?

Why did Professor X smile before being killed by the Phoenix? has a spoiler right in the title. It doesn't really bother me for some reason, but it might bother other users so I thought I'd bring it ...
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Should we have a single meta question about which movies we will watch?

At present, we decide which movies to watch on a case by case basis, with a new question for each viewing. I propose that we start a single meta question thread and keep it going indefinitely, and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What happened to Gideon?

So, I can't make Gideon flip my words and sort people anymore! What happened? Did anyone complain or something? Please someone fix it soon.

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