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Please reopen this grammar question closed as science

The question: 'Blown out' or 'sucked out', why would Data make such an error that's not an error It was closed for asking for a scientific reasoning, but that's not what the ...
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Is the TV show The Wombles on topic?

The Wombles has a few fantasy elements: A main character from a made up race. A setting that is basically invented. Wimbledon Common is nothing like the setting in the Wombles. As such would it be ...
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Should we discourage perpetuating trolls by meme-fying them?

Everybody knows what I'm talking about (if you don't, never mind). It is indisputable that there are memes in this community that positively reinforce trolls in their behaviour by shovelling massive ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

Well, I have already watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And, the movie is easily available for everyone (won't disclose the source as SE doesn't allow sharing illegal things). So, I think lots of ...
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Can I have discussions in the comments of a post with users who are suspended from chat?

Some users have been suspended from chat for long periods of time. CMs are justifying such long suspensions by saying chat isn't the main feature of the site. This is true to a certain extent, but not ...
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Could I create a competitive sci-fi question?

I have a question which could have a lot of statements/quotes in a single answer. But I want to add some fun like making the question a competitive one. By competitive I mean that I would create the ...
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Don't delete Future Works closed questions to adhere with our policy

Here's our Future Works policy: Should questions about future works be closed as Primarily Opinion Based? One of main and effective point of it is that Closed Questions can be Reopened. But, if the ...
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Why are some of my questions marked as duplicate when they are not?

If you want to see what questions they are: I've deleted them. Maybe some of you know them, and maybe some of you here can say they really are duplicates. There are some that I didn't delete. My ...
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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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Increasing representation of black SF characters and authors: Ideas and discussion

In the context of the recent protests over racial disparities in policing and societal racism, in the US and throughout the world, which have led to consideration and action by many companies, ...
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Where should the “lost” questions belong to?

I am referring to the questions on "Lost" TV series. May I know where it should belong to? It belongs to Scifi.SE, or at Movies.SE? I honestly think that we should stop people from asking question ...
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Why are we getting high amount of futurama questions?

I should have asked it a long ago... I was wondering what has recently happened in futurama universe?
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I wonder if we are a bit too quick to close story-id questions with accepted answers as duplicates

The reason I say this is that story-id questions seem to frequently make the hot network questions list and closing them rips them back off the HNQ again. If someone has put a lot of effort into ...
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Should we ban spoiler markup in questions?

We've had previous discussions about spoilers. We have the rudiments of a policy, and we're trying to stamp down on spoiler tags. Saying “spoiler” in a question title is meaningless because there's no ...
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Rename buffy franchise tag to Buffyverse for more clarity

buffy tag is a franchise tag but its name makes it sound like a character tag. I know it's an old famous tag but it's never too late to fix issues. Buffyverse is a fan favorite term for the franchise ...
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Would an objective system for determining whether a work is on-topic or not be useful?

There have been numerous debates on what we consider on-topic for this site. To show some prime and highly debated examples: Are anthropomorphic animals by themselves enough to deem a work fantasy? ...
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Can I close this question?

Seems to me that this question is asking for a list: Which of Dumbledore's abilities make him the greatest wizard of the age? Can this be closed?
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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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Should Diamond Moderators delete answers just because it doesn't provide proper citation?

This answer has been deleted by one of our Diamond Moderators: Why is Janeway an Admiral and Picard is not? High rep users can see the last comment there. Is it mandatory on this site to provide ...
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Should we have doctor-who-classic and doctor-who-2005 tags?

I was just thinking about getting to questions regarding classic Doctor Who, then I realized its need. Should we have these tags? Update: I never told anything about splitting. Existing "doctor-who" ...
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Is My Little Pony: Equestria Girls on-topic?

MLP:FIM has been discussed before and I think the consensus is that it's on-topic. I've watched a lot of MLP (FIM and the generations before), and now my daughter has exposed me to the latest ...
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Should the question about the cat in chapter 17 of PoA be reopened?

This question has been closed as general reference: Who is the cat in chapter 17 of Prisoner of Azkaban? I think the question deserves downvotes but not close votes. If you see comments there, CVers ...
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Should we have a Malcolm-Reynolds tag?

30 questions contain "Mal" and 16 of them are about the one from Firefly. I know this isn't that many, but this post seems to think it is enough. Besides, we do have tags with less questions. ...
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New tag? [phial-of-galadriel]

I am to ask a question which concerns the Phial. Does anyone see need to make a new tag, or should I be content with the two other tags on my question? (Those tags are tolkiens-legendarium and lord-...
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Are the sci-fi like parts of the Bible on-topic? [duplicate]

I hope this question doesn't offend anyone, but here goes: Are the sci-fi like parts of the Bible (Ezekiel's vison - Ezekiel 1:1–3:27 etc) considered on topic?
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Shouldn't this TFA question be re-opened so it can be answered

This question, Any canon precedents of Psychometry that Rey's visions are also Psychometry? [closed] closed as primarily opinion-based by phantom42, Jason Baker, Jonah, Mooz, Ward May 3 at 4:00 ...
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Suggested new tag: in-universe-explanation

I'd like to suggest a new tag: in-universe-explanation There seem to be a lot of questions asking for an in-universe explanation as to why something happened. I think this could cover a lot of ...
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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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Honorary 'Rank' for this site?

I recently had the idea that, well, because this is a Science Fiction and Fantasy site, perhaps it would be fun if members could have a 'rank'! I have just looked through the Starfleet Ranks page on ...
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Is there a quick way to remove large swaths of questions?

Is there a way for mods to yank a large number of questions all at once without deleting a user?
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Google and Wikipedia are blocked by my country. How to research?

I am getting lots of downvotes on my question because its poorly researched (as claimed by downvoters). I want to know how to research. I read/watched book/movie decades ago. And, I don't have access ...
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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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Why do we have no 'Stellar' questions?

How on earth is anyone ever going to get this badge? Stellar Question Question favorited by 100 users. This badge can be awarded multiple times. On StackOverflow there have been 4.3k Stellar ...
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Should “Story identification” be mentioned in the question as well?

Apart from the "story-identification" tag, shouldn't OPs mention the same in the question title so that it is easier to spot? I ask this because I see several questions with only the tag but nothing ...
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Why is it that people are persistent on critiquing a question in comments?

I don't understand the people critiquing a question in the comments such as, You have miss-understood what is happening here Your question premise is all wrong That is not what is really going on ...
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Tagging Middle-earth

We have lord-of-the-rings, the-hobbit, silmarillion, tolkien, rings-of-power, and middle-earth. And they're just the ones I've noticed. I'm inclined to think that anyone interested in any of these ...
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Should I flood the homepage of the site with these questions?

Similar to this question, Does the royal family know about the Wizarding World? Should I flood the homepage of the site with these questions: Does the [head of state] of [country] know about the ...
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New idea for a perma post: Book Share

Simple idea. I go and make a bot (or another person) and on main a "question" is posted with the title Book Share. And the rules of Book Share are in the question and people answer with the latest ...
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Are duplicate questions encouraged?

To improve meta search efficiency does SE encourage a "substantially reworded question" which has a common answer? To such a point that I could create a question myself and mark it duplicate for this ...
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Why hasn't the community closed this terrible question?

The question in question. It's a general reference question. It shows no research. It's pretty terrible content all the way around. So can somebody explain why it's open and generating rep? and yes I ...
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Are post deletions always undeclared?

My post was deleted within 40 minutes of being posted, no comments or indications as to why. If there is a reason for deleting content, would it be wise to let the poster know what (if anything) they ...
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Creation of a “TIE-aircraft” tag?

Since I do not have the rep here to create tags, I was wondering if it would be possible for someone to create a "TIE-aircraft" tag. Since this is very specific, applicable to a well-known galaxy, ...
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A lot of film based questions [duplicate]

I'm a "current" user on Movies & TV SE Site, yet relatively new to SciFi & Fantasy. I see a lot of questions here which would and could be more easily answered over there, such as "ID this ...
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Is listing your search terms considered rude?

I'm not going to give examples to avoid calling anybody out, but I have come across a few instances where the search terms a user has used to find the information for their answer/comment were labeled ...
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Should we revisit the self-answer policy?

It has long been site policy that answering one's own questions is both allowed and encouraged. It has been established on our Meta: Where does it say that a user can't ask a question they know ...
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Just because a question has been asked and answered does it make it correct? [duplicate]

Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange has bad habit of marking a question as duplicate solely for the reason that it has been asked before. No consideration is taken to the quality of answers. ...
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Relating various used usernames to users

Is there a way to determine all the names used in the past by various longstanding users? I find it annoying having to remember that @Richard is @Valorum and @Gilles is @user56 and @WhiteWidow is @...
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Shouldn't questions not related to franchise belong to meta?

I have just found this question. While it is really nice idea, in my opinion it has nothing to do with actual Star Wars franchise. It is a fake image inside a funny game-like question. Shouldn't ...
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Should we make this answer Community Wiki?

Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order? This answer is an ever-growing list which looks good for community wiki thing. Other users update the answer time to time (when new MCU ...
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Should we have tag and special treatment for mature questions?

The site has slight tolerance for mature questions, but sometimes you don't have a way. Should we have a special tag for such questions and clicking such questions should ask whether users are 18+ or ...