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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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Temporarily accepting an answer to give it more exposure?

Is there anything wrong with accepting an answer solely to place it at the top of the list for a while, with the intention of then unaccepting it? Oftentimes there might be an answer to a question ...
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Why is this question not closed?

This question "What does Sidious mean?" Should it not fall under this, Primarily opinion-based: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to some ...
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How do I improve my question skills?

I seem to be experiencing a rash of deeply polarized voters. If they were voting for or against me personally, I could understand. But if these votes are cast for my content I would like to find ...
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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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Why don't people who answer questions upvote them?

OK, people answer questions because, They want rep They want recognition They want something else So when a question is asked, if that question becomes a Hot Network Question their answer will ...
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Is the heavy use of superpowers exercised by Diamond Moderators right?

After recent election, I am seeing lots of Diamond actions... This is what happens these days: I ask a question and it gets closed within a minute, for example. They are highly active, that's great, ...
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Downvoting answers by new users

Firstly, this is very relevant. This is also related. Due to the launch of the new Star Wars movie we have an influx of newcomers. There are many posts from 1 rep users offering answers of varying ...
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Should the people be allowed to both edit and answer a question?

I have seen many questions where a user edits the question and then answers it. Yes they may edit the phrasing or some names, but there are instances where the edit changes the meaning of the question ...
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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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Would a poll on the most influential hacker movies be appropriate?

Not all hacker movies are science-fiction, but a large percentage of them are. Would this poll be appropriate for the site?
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Why haven't any Diamond Moderator deleted big comments thread of top questions and answers?

A diamond moderator has pissed me off. Again. This question had very interesting comments which could have drawn new users to the site during this Avengers period: Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put ...
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Why Science Fiction AND Fantasy? [duplicate]

Why Science Fiction AND Fantasy? why these two have to be associated together, even in a community website such as this one? (..and it happens more and more often) having two websites that speak - ...
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Does Hunger Games Count as Science Fiction?

I'm not sure, because even though hunger games is classified in the book as science fiction, I'm not sure if it's classified as off-topic here?
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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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Please merge “the-terminator-series” tag into “terminator”

the-terminator-series tag is simply unnecessary. Please, create synonym. I don't think someone would like to oppose. Update: The first movie name and the franchise name matches, but we never needed ...
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Why was this question edited after 4 years?

Why was this question edited after nearly 4 years? What was the purpose? It does not seem to serve any purpose what so ever? What was the reason?
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How to handle editing abuse

My question has a 100 point bounty and the best-voted answer keeps rolling back my edits to hide the non-canonical nature of their answer obscure. SE defines Star Trek canon on its info page: [star-...
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Why can't you delete a question with answers? [duplicate]

The question is in the title of this question, Why can't you delete a question with answers. I tried to delete a question that has answers to it. My honest thoughts on this is, if I am to get ...
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A remedial lesson for those who have VTC powers [closed]

This is not worded as a question. I do not intend it to be one. You need to refrain from slandering questions that you do not like as a "list question" just so you can close them. If the person asks "...
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Why was I banned from chat?

So what is the reason for being banned from chat?
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What can we do to make our new primary chatroom as interesting as our old primary chatroom Mos Eisley?

I remember sitting hours in front of Mos Eisley and I used to love chatting in it. And then, Shog9 nuked it. Fine. Not a big deal. People are still same. This is what I thought. But, no. I don't ...
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Talking about sci-fi is off topic?

Hi everyone. Yesterday, I opened a question "Talk about the Doctor Who episode 'The Impossible Astronaut'". It was promptly down-voted and I was pointed to the FAQ. I was left in disbelief that ...
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Should “scifi.stackexchange.com” be changed to “sfaf.stackexchange.com”? [duplicate]

The url for the Science Fiction And Fantasy Stack Exchange website starts with "scifi" (https://scifi.stackexchange.com/). Isn't "sfaf" more inclusive? Should "scifi.stackexchange.com" be changed ...
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Will the moderator who has been deleting my comments kindly contact me?

On my comment on an answer to this question, I received a reply yesterday which apparently indicated that the responder didn't understand that the comment was intended to be humorous. So I replied, ...
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Should we have some kind of “redline” in our questions sections so we know what part of a question has been edited or added after the fact?

I find that sometimes I answer a question and then the Original Poster (OP) changes the question. The problem is then the answer may not seem correct. The system does not notify us each time a ...
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There should be a badge for Q&As that receive unwarranted negative votes

If a question is asked that meets all other site criteria and survives any 'deletion review' process (not an obvious troll attempt, but a genuine question) yet for whatever reason receives multiple ...
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Is it acceptable to edit in “This answer is wrong” header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

Thanks to Yet Another Hot Question List Ignorance Incident, we have a question with an answer that is 100% wrong and contradicted by canon, yet upvoted to 50+ upvotes. So far, I posted a correct ...
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A request for more visible activity from the moderator team

Before I start this let me point out the following: This isn't a post to draw hate towards the moderator team, it is to try and reach out to them to get them re-involved with the community again. In ...
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Fighting answers in comments! [duplicate]

There is an astonishing amount of answers in comments here. Some of them gathered around 20 to 50 upvotes, and clearly provide a partial or full answer - and that isn't what the stack is for! What ...
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Possible bias shown by high-rep moderators on a particular post?

This is one of my questions that was posted yesterday. Here, one particular user had posted an answer that was an unprovoked, rude and abusive. I flagged it. I saw that certain moderators ie. high-rep ...
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Why is chat so easily manipulated? [closed]

Why is chat so easily manipulated? Who decides what? Who decides bans? Who decides what goes on in chat?
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Do the individual episodes of Black Mirror warrant their own tag?

black-mirror I've been adding tags for individual episodes of Black Mirror, when it came to my attention that not everybody wants them to have their own tags. I've stopped tagging the remaining ...
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What should I do when I am getting death threats because of this site?

Just before Avengers: Infinity War’s release date, I got an email threatening me not to post any questions about Avengers: Infinity War because I intentionally spoil big movies. First, how could ...
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Why is community being Robot here? [closed]

I just asked a question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83622/how-good-is-bifrost-bridge-in-comparison-with-star-trek-transporters Everyone can understand what I am asking and by no way it'...
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Bad or down-voteable questions on Sci-Fi Stack and its consequences?

This seems to be a big issue for people here when deciding what is good and what is not. From what I can gather this is what constitutes a bad or not very good question on this site. A question with ...
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Apply for SS News gallery chatroom

If you are a SciFi.SE user with 10k+ reputation a Sci-Fi News junkie interested in sharing hot buzzwords from Sci-Fi world You can apply for SS News. I'll love to have you.
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Is Sci-Fi SE a 'safe-place' for so-called SJW's? [closed]

I have just read this blog post with much dismay: Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. If anybody here knows Vox Day's Rules for SJW's (and I imagine many do, as he is ...
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Why is pointing out a plot hole in a question downvoted? [closed]

Just curious as to why questions that point out plot holes are downvoted so much?
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Do Star Trek questions belong here?

I have noticed that there is a Star Trek stack exchange site in proposal. On other sites in the Stack Exchange network, when a question is asked which would belong on a site in proposal, it is ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

If you have high rep (>10k), you can see this answer of mine: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/170330/931 I didn't delete it. And, I have no idea why it was deleted. I guess it was found offensive. ...
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Taking advantage of voter availability

It is fairly clear that there are users here from various time zones. With different groups having different times of sleeping, working, etc. there are times when you can predict fairly well which ...
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Shouldn't downvoting uninteresting posts be forbidden? [duplicate]

In connection with the question: Is it OK to downvote a question for being uninteresting? So if you want to mark this post as duplicate, analyze my question and the link I have given first before ...
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Why was this meta question closed as opinion based?

This meta question was closed as opinion based: Who do you like most on SFF.SE? But, these meta questions are well received here: The many avatars of SFF.SE The many usernames of SFF:SE Why?
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Can anything be done about prolific blind question bashing?

Many of my questions, no matter how good they are, are getting trounced by a few people who never leave a comment. It tends to be within a couple tags. It took less than 30 minutes for this group to ...
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Was Shog9 reprimanded for his use of bad language here?

I see that the chat "Mos Eisley" was canceled due to a few users. But what concerns me is the language of a mod for the site, namely Shog9. Being that I was I banned at the time (I have been banned a ...
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Change the site's name to Science Fiction or Sci-Fi [duplicate]

Last I checked, this site is dominated by Sci-Fi questions. Also, referring to this site is a pain in ass. Concise name would be awesome. If fantasy guys are pissed, the new name can be Death Star. ...
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Removing flagging (and thus relieving mods of the need to babysit)

Everyone has seen what happened to Mos Eisley. The mods have better things to do with their time than sitting in our chats, and we'd all have a much better time if they didn't hover around and ...
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Why do people on this site tolerate power users on this forum that debate in bad faith and power trip? [duplicate]

There seems to be a very serious problem with certain power users on this forum and their cliques. If they don't like an answer they will attack the user and if the user isn't driven off they'll just ...
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Science Fiction & Fantasy's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...