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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is the classic-scifi tag for?

We have a tag classic-sci-fi, which has no wiki. At first sight, one would assume that the tag is for works deemed to be classics. For example the works of Jules Verne or H.G.Wells. The tag has been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New topbar clashes with SciFi.SE

Our header isn't a solid color, so the solid topbar looks horrible. Proposal: Instead of a background-color of #212121, give it some alpha transparency: background-color: rgba(33, 33, 33, .4); ...
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Can the "this question is closed" text include a pointer to chat?

Some of the questions that have been closed lately are closed because they're off-topic even though they're still relevant to sci-fi/fantasy fans such as ourselves. For these sorts of 'good ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Sci-Fi site doesn't say "And Fantasy" in very many places in the SEN

In many places on the Stack Exchange Network, there is no mention of the Fantasy side of the Sci-Fi site. For instance here on Meta when you ask a question: On the little stack exchange widget: On ...
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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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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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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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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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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 'Research Assistant' badge description be updated?

The current badge description is misleading. It currently reads: RESEARCH ASSISTANT Edited 50 tag wikis. I had thought it strange that only two users had achieved this silver badge, but thought that ...
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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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Can we make read-only mode text more visible?

Today it seemed many (possibly all) of the stack exchange sites were put into a read only mode. I first noticed this on stackoverflow and the message definitely caught my attention. Thinking that ...
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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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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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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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User was removed

I'm okay with the losing of rep when users go away. I get that. My question is, can we get something more meaningful than "User was removed"? Specifically, I'd like to know which question it was that ...
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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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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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No Tag Wiki tab in Tags Section

For people who, like me, want to edit the tag-wikis and add/modify information in them and are willing to do the research, it's difficult to find tags that have wiki information on them already - you ...
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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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Can we somehow either opt out of Hot Network Questions, or prevent people from voting when that happens?

Case in point: Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed? The question itself is actually pretty good and insightful. However, the answers are clearly subpar. They are not bad, but ...
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Tweak language of 'move this discussion to chat' link

When there are a large number of comments on a post, you are prompted with this if you go to add another comment: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move ...
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Why is there a tag for "zones-of-though"

The tag "zones-of-though" is clearly a typo but I am unable to correct it. It should be "Zones-Of-Thought"
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Is there a feature/page where I can see all the questions under my favourite tags?

Let us assume that I have 5 tags added as favourites. Is there a page where I can see questions that comes under my favourite tags? i.e., a page/feed that shows recent questions that comes under all ...
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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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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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Can we make it so questions regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe are automatically tagged correctly?

There are an awful lot of questions regarding the various MCU properties that are not tagged with the marvel-cinematic-universe tag. Is there a way we can automatically tag any questions that contain,...
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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 ...