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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why can't I ask a question on meta after a ban? [closed]

I tried to ask a question on meta after a site ban was lifted, but I was greeted with this page.
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Should we consider changing the logo temporarily?

Over on Stack Overflow, a decision was made by the community to temporarily change the logo to reflect the recent US Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. Should we consider making a similar ...
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Would it be of interest to create a new category of questions; “Would this idea improve a movie/story”?

I often see movies and read stories that seem to have the possibility of improvement if either things happened differently or additional scenes/information were provided. If this is something that ...
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Should we change [harry-potter] to [potter-verse]?

Should we change harry-potter to potter-verse? Reason(s) for: I feel that doing so removes the confusion about character tags, in that we're not asking about "Harry Potter" the character, we're ...
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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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Why is this question put on hold?

Some people have put this question on hold; it has lost its momentum and now will not be a Hot Network Question. It has answers and is absolutely not too broad as there have not been very many ...
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How to make this question suitable for this site?

@Richard deleted a question of mine: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83396/whats-the-stamina-of-wolverine-on-bed And, I respect her decision. I want to make the question suitable for this ...
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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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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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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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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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Deleting huge chunks of a content without author's permission

A new user asked this question. The question is a valid question but it contains large amount of ranting. Even worse, it had a "if it were me" part, which is almost always unhelpful in this ...
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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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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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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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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?