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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 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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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 ...
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Why was I banned from Chat again?

I feel I have been arbitrarily banned from chat b/c of who I am. The below comment is very much similar to what I said about a topic that I did not agree on. Comment Aah, I see where you're ...
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Why are Harry Potter related questions not closed on this Q&A site?

What we read in Harry Potter books isn't science fiction & related fantasy. So, why do moderators allow these type of questions?
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Should we close all questions after the first answer is posted?

Pursuant to this Meta discussion, I propose the following: All questions should be closed as soon as they have one answer, with the following notice: This question already has an answer. If those ...
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Who deletes comments? Is it the tooth fairy?

So Who deletes comments? I keep making insulting comments, but someone keeps deleting them. Is it the tooth fairy?

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