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Should we burninate General Reference?

The General Reference closure reason has been a continuing source of contention. I'm still not clear on what it is intended to accomplish (explanations I've seen have ranged from showing that the ...
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When I flag as dupe, can the system put the link to the answer and not the question?

ETA: Superseded by Meta Question When I flag as dupe, can the system put the link to the answer and not the question? This might be a little bit confusing, please bear with me. As per this ...
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Close Reason: This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

While voting to close this question, I considered the close reason "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network". But when I clicked that, the only option it gave me was that ...
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Should a Down Vote require a comment?

Would it be a reasonable to require Down Votes on questions (and maybe answers) force the user to first leave a comment, or mark an attached comment as great? This would be to help prevent blind ...
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Add an alias of fantasy.stackexchange.com

My personal feeling is that the scifi.stackexchange.com name is off-putting to fans of fantasy and not scifi, and that if the site had been inclusive from the beginning (or fantasy) it would be ...
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Automatic tag clean up and the long tail

Stack Exchange sites have an automatic tag clean up system that removes tags with only one use after 6 months. However, it seems like this is detrimental to SciFi Stack Exchange, which has a long tail ...
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Tip box for Story ID questions

Editing a question on Movies & TV.SE, which was tagged identify-this-movie (their equivalent of story-identification, I saw this awesome little reminder box pop up automatically, reminding OPs 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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Should we relax the tag creation rules for this site?

SFF won't reuse that many tags as other Stack Exchange sites. Each time someone wants to talk about a novel no one has talked about yet, it'll require the creation of a new tag. When that's the case, ...
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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 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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Should we have a migration path to M&TV.SE now that it has graduated?

According to a comment by a mod, the Movies & TV stack is about to graduate. This is confirmed by a mod on M&TV.SE. Movies & TV has graduated! Since there has been some manual migration to ...
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Add support for tables

On this particular SE site, we'll occasionally have to post lists of items with multiple, ordered pieces of information in each list entry. I.e. what would normally be formatted into a table. But SE ...
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Can we have a per-tag "Make Spoilers Visible" button?

To turn this frustration into something concrete, I have a suggestion: Could we have a "Make Spoilers Visible" button or checkbox? It would be per tag, so I could elect to show spoilers for things I'...
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Opting out of hiding spoiler markdown content.

I know that you can easily I would like to suggest an opt-out setting that will automatically show the spoilers for you. This would make them easier to read at once instead of moving the mouse ...
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Is there any interest in a spoiler markdown button?

There is markdown for spoilers: put >! at the beginning of a paragraph, and the paragraph will be visible only when the mouse hovers over it, or when it is selected. !> like this Is there ...
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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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Close Reasons: “What if ______ happened?”

Per the Help Center: What types of questions should I avoid asking? To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … ... you are ...
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Could we cover hints for asking story-identification questions in the help center?

We get a lot of story-identification questions. Many of these are asked with too few details. When this happens, we have to ask the user explicitly to edit the question later. This comes up often,...
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Please add more choice to post notices

Answerama is causing an influx of quickie questions with one-liner answers. I have put up a few post notices on questions, to try to convey that we would like answers with more information. I used the ...
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Please have introductory material on the Answerama front page [closed]

The Answerama front page doesn't say anything about what Answerama is. Please add: A link to the about page A link to the FAQ Ideally, some kind of one-line summary right there on the page that tries ...
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Is there a possibility to edit my own question without bumping it?

As I understand it, if a question is edited (from whomever for whatever reason) it will bump the question. [I don't know why that is considered to be a good idea in the first place but I don't want to ...
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Add an alias of sff.stackexchange.com

This stack lives at SciFi.stackexchange.com, with an alias of Fantasy.stackexchange.com. The full name of this stack is "Science Fiction & Fantasy", but this is not reflected in either ...
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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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Should we have a tolkien-language tag?

A quick search of tolkien language yields 161 results, 33 of them questions, while quenya yields 89 results. I scored tolkien-language using this system and got 12 (+2, -1, +1, +2, +2, +2, +1, +2, +1)...
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Should we put more easily accessible links on main pages?

I was just on the main page of SF&F and looking for a quick link to Meta (yep, right here). I searched the page, and there was no direct link to Meta. There was a link to hot meta questions, but ...
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Why doesn't the "visit chat" link go straight to the chat room?

If I press the Visit Chat button I end up in all rooms. Why not link directly to the sci-fi chat room? This should also be the case for the chat word at the top of the screen (between name / badges +...
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Color scheme on meta is... not good

The color scheme there (on meta.scifi) pretty annoying, as if it was inverted. It is really not comfortable to look at it. Maybe change it to the main one, just greyed?
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Could we get YouTube embedding?

Arqade has the ability to embed YouTube clips within a post as long as the YouTube video appears on a line by itself (example). Searching about, I found 162 posts that reference "*.youtube.com" and ...
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Can we add a way to allow tags to be marked as dependent upon other tags?

I know this has been discussed before, however, the discussion seems to be primarily focused on how it would pertain to Stack Overflow, with the apparent conclusion being that this is a sign of things ...
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Can we add a URL field to "General Reference" VTC reason?

Similarly to how "Duplicate Q" VTC reason requests you to enter the URL of a duplicate question, can we also have a URL be requested (or even required) when voting a question as a general reference? ...
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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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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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Please blacklist the [spoiler] tag

The spoiler tag keeps popping onto existence on random questions, even though it is meaningless and we do not advocate its use. The spoiler tag has been blacklisted on Gaming. Let's follow suit. (I ...
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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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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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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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Suggested solution for trivial edits bump old questions to top of the front page

Over the past few days I've been going through some of my old Hobbit movie answers updating them where appropriate for new info contained in the third movie. This mostly relates to "why did..." ...
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Add support for the spoiler markup to chat

When question links are posted in chat (manually or by the automatic system) they get auto-formatted so that the question title and some of the text is displayed. It would be convenient if the ...
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Where can I see what Community♦ did to a question?

Sometimes a question pops up on the main page with the last touch being done by the Community♦ user (e.g. 2h ago Community♦ 1). But if you click on the question itself you don't see any modification ...
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How to view the history of edits on a question or answer

It's fairly common to see someone referring to an edit or deleted comment, but without the original item they're referring to, there's no context. Is there a way to view the edit history of a ...
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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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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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Please, remove "yoda", "darth-vader" and "obi-wan-kenobi" tags [duplicate]

We've already disapproved character tags: Star-Wars character tags Also, based on this, @Null recently removed r2-d2 tag from one of my questions. It means it's in action. Please, remove yoda, darth-...
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Add physics.SE as an option for questions "that don't belong here"

I was reviewing the question https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/31449/is-respawning-technologically-feasible-in-pandora and agreed with one of the comments that it might be better placed (with ...
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Are we allowed to change our custom "off topic" VTC options?

According to this meta question, when the VTC options were being overhauled, we were asked to choose a maximum of three customized reasons for off topic VTCs. The options we have now are: Seeking ...
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Do we want a straight migration path to Anime&Manga?

If and when Anime&Manga comes out of beta, do we want to add a straightforward migration path there? I can imagine some overlap, and I can imagine some questions asked here that would receive a ...
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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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Should we require a quote and/or external link in every answer?

I've noticed that heavily downvoted answers tend to have one thing in common: they do not have any quoted material or links that would incorporate an in-universe primary source (or behind-the-scenes ...
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Add Spaceship and Robot in background image

Current background image is also nice. But, it looks like something magical, old & religious. The tech touch is missing or overwritten. The image is full of interstellar space & two planets. ...