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Can we have meta tags?

Tags on this site are related with the SFF works mentioned in the question. I propose meta tags which aren’t related with the material, but serves the site. We can have 18+ tag to restrict access to ...
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Allow text formatting as small caps

I'm specifically thinking of the discworld series, where the character of Death always speaks using small caps. It may come up in other works too. Posts seeking to accurately quote a passage of Death'...
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Should there be a higher reputation bonus for editing?

When you edit and your edits are accepted, you get (to my knowledge) 2 reputation. That's not a whole lot. Now, obviously, the most reputation comes from bounties, answers, and questions, but shouldn'...
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Is this a stock message that can be updated to fit SFF?

An answer to this question contains the following comment by the automated Community "user": Please add further details to expand on your answer, such as working code or documentation ...
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Can we have Time Lord hat?

Winter Bash 2020 doesn't have a science fiction related hat. The last hat Propel Thyself looks like a Physics hat unless you consider Doremon science fiction. Can we have a Time Lord hat? Or, is this ...
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Could we allow sponsored tags?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, another debate is brewing on the usefulness of non-Stack Overflow sites to the company, specifically bringing up profitability. Could this site allow tag sponsorships a ...
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Please, add icons to famous tags

If you go to Stack Overflow and see the list of popular tags, you'll find icons on some tags like Android, Angular etc. We'll also like such icons. Star Trek can have its icon because it has one. ...
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Tag warning for story-identification

So I read this Server Fault meta post, which says how to request tag warnings: Open a new meta question under the tag tag-warnings with the proposed text and the tag to which it should be applied. ...
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Should the help center explicitly define "fantasy"?

This is not about this site's scope. I'm asking this because two questions a week apart seemed to share the same misconception about what "fantasy" was, seeming to take the general sense of the word ...
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Make it so that comments with "thanks" or similar words aren't automatically deleted

If I flag a comment such as "Thanks, that is the answer to my question" with "No longer needed", it will be deleted automatically without any mods looking at it. However, this could be really harmful ...
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Please do not reveal spoiler block contents in newsletters or other emails

I posted the same request here on meta, where it turned out to be an effective duplicate of this bug report; you may wish to support the latter. Since I was directed to this Meta post which suggested ...
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Story identification titles

Story identification is a big tag here. There are a lot of questions on it. There are a lot of bad questions, and a lot of good questions. One thing that could be improved on many are their titles. ...
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Can we please make the watched tag highlighting contrast a little more?

At the moment, this is what questions with a watched tag look like, compared to a question without a watched tag: I find this... very hard to see the difference. The contrast is so small that if I'm ...
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Why was the background color changed to white (or near-white) on the Sci-Fi SE page?

Whoa, what happened? We used to have a darker background, much easier on the eyes.
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Ignored tag still shows up in HNQ?

I recently added harry-potter and fantastic-beasts to my ignored tags. I haven't seen the movie yet and I don't want to get any spoilers from question titles. While the questions successfully ...
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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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Can we please have our stars back? [duplicate]

One thing I miss in our new theme is our field of stars background image. Now I've noticed that the Mathematics Stack still has its background image, even though it already has the new theme. Can we ...
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"Magic Link" for How To Ask A Good Story-ID Question?

A large number of story-ID questions come in with insufficient detail to be usefully answered, and there are several people here who point this out, usually commenting with a link to How to ask a good ...
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Custom close reason needs an update [duplicate]

One of the off topic close reasons contains a link to come talk about it in chat Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-topic as they do not fit our questions and answers format. ...
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Introduce NSFW tag and lock all questions tagged with it

This site has stormy relationship with adult questions: Should we have a policy on questions about adult topics in SFF? Sometimes, I feel like we are fighting with a virtual problem. Do we have ...
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When the answer to a question may have changed is there a way to recommend a review?

The following question: Why does Captain Lorca care about scattered pockets of negative mass? Was was asked mid-way through Discovery's first season. Now that season one is over I'm wondering if ...
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Make the <hr> tag end the question excerpt

Can we allow users to denote the end of the excerpt by use of a <hr> in the body of the question? The purpose of the feature request is to make spoilers easier to hide in excerpts. Consider the ...
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Community action regarding questions and their answers

This can be regarded as related to other questions that have been posted regarding this topic; to include: What can I do when a question has an old, accepted, and +25 voted **100% incorrect answer** ...
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Can we make our new top bar slightly transparent black, like our old one?

Our old topbar was slightly transparent, and a darker black: (from the Web Archive) Our new one, however, is not transparent, and is a lighter grayish black: This means that we don't get the full ...
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Can we make our Top Bar sticky?

The two SE sites that I visit the most are SFF and Stack Overflow. I'm not wild about the format of the new top bar, but it's good that all SE sites now have a similar top bar. The only thing I ...
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Can we get our blog link back, please?

The new topbar just arrived to SFF! confetti shower Before that, and before the blogs were discontinued, we used to have a link to our very own blog in the SE dropdown menu. It was removed after SE ...
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Should we exclude (or add) certain tags from the HNQ in order to prevent people from seeing spoilers?

I understand that titles should be meaningful, and I admit that this just becomes a problem if something draws as much attention as its the case with GoT. But still... I can't be quite sure as I ...
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How do I flag a tag for it to be renamed?

I want to change nightmare-b4-christmas to nightmare-before-christmas because apparently it's possible to have longer tags now, but I can't find a way to edit this tag name, and I can't find a way to ...
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Can we rename this site to 'Science Fiction and Jantasy' to better reflect who we are?

There seems to be a strange misunderstanding that we're called 'Science Fiction and Fantasy' where in fact we're called 'Science Fiction and Jantasy, you can see it clearly in our logo. So, can we ...
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Is there a way from keeping GoT spoilers out of the Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Is there any sensible way to stop questions whose titles spoil information about new Game of Thrones episodes from appearing in the hot network questions? Not everyone has seen the last episode.
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Jacksonverse tag for Peter Jackson "Tolkien"- based movies?

We use the term "Jacksonverse" to describe the liberties Peter Jackson took with the Hobbit . Since so many Tolkien questions on this site turn on the differences between the books and the movies, I ...
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Can we please increase our tag length?

Request Currently, our tags can be a maximum of 25 characters. Maximum tag length on Literature has been increased to 32 characters. The theoretical limit is 35, according to Shog9. This can be ...
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Minor technical issues with off-topic close box

There are some minor technical issues with the off-topic close reasons, which should be trivial to fix. All links are HTTP instead of HTTPS. This includes the migration option to meta. The link to ...
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Should the "lists of works" close reason be updated?

Here's our current close reason for asking about lists of works: Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-topic as they do not fit our questions and answers format. Feel free to ask ...
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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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Notifications on past voted questions/answers?

Is it possible to setup automatic notifications when someone answers a question on questions or answers that you have voted on in the past? Sometimes, I want to see what answers come up in the ...
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From where can I get Fridge Magnet having SFF.SE logo printed on it? [duplicate]

I am enjoying my Batman Fridge Magnet and I want a similar circular Fridge Magnet having SFF.SE logo printed on it (which would be fantastic as SFF.SE logo is also circular). From where can I get it? ...
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Can we have a migration path from our meta to SE meta?

The OP of the following question wanted it to be migrated to general meta: The questions page gets weird when there's more than 500 questions with new activity I could only flag for moderator; ...
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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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Is it possible to update the "How to Ask" block to include our policy on spoilers?

When reviewing a recent question about Westworld, I encountered what turned out to be a spoiler to climax of the season. Our accepted policy on spoilers in titles seems to be "try not to", ...
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Request for a new tag for Shiva trilogy

The Shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi does not have a tag on this site. However I have a query regarding certain story elements, and due to the lack of any suitable tag (if there exists one I have not ...
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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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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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Can we have a defined format for answers to 'first/earliest' type questions?

There's a well defined format for code golf questions over at Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Mouse-2002, 4 bytes. That's 4 bytes of pure, sweet ASCII. ... Sample question I'd propose a similar ...
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Can we have relevant icons on tags?

Over on StackOverflow, some tags are decorated with relevant icons. For instance, the tag for Chrome sports the Chrome icon, while the Android tag shows Bugdroid, the Android mascotte. There is a ...
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Renounce Tag-Badge feature request

I would like the ability to renounce a gold tag badge, specifically my "Discussion" badge. Since pretty much every question on Meta gets tagged with discussion it's essentially meaningless, overly ...
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Should we add an off-topic close reason for "future works"?

Current status: we do not have consensus to pursue this under the present system (which only allows custom off-topic close reasons). We may re-visit this if the system is changed to allow a custom ...
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Can the homepage show questions most recently asked/answered, not modified?

When I logged in this morning, nearly the entire front page was full of questions that had been actually asked 2 or 3 years ago. They seem to have flagged by the system as "active" because someone ...
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Allow users to hide question Oneboxes that contain ignored tags

This is particularly relevant on this site, where it's easy for a new movie or TV series to come out and appear in a chat feed, and spoil you. I've made this as a post on this site not the main ...
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Do we have room for a custom close reason for future works?

We have had a long-standing policy that questions asking about material from unproduced future works should be closed until such time as they are answerable. The meta consensus was that we should ...
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