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Can I post pictures from the artwork (manga, manhua etc), when answering questions with #story-identification tag?

When people ask to help them identify the story, they might not need any of that. But people who never read the story or remember it too vaguely usually find it difficult to understand the thought ...
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How come there's no "rationale" tag?

A lot of questions on the main site have the form of "Why didn't character X do Y at juncture Z?" Or "At juncture X, Why did Y happen?" It seems to me such questions would merit a ...
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How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Back in 2016, someone asked a story ID question about a novel, which was answered, and in April of 2018 I added an answer mentioning a short story by the same author which I thought fit the ...
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Priority for duplicate questions and answers? [duplicate]

The question Sci-fi book about “the Wall” and a group of schoolchildren who fight the dark forces who roam north of it was asked in 2012, and answered in 2012, and the answer accepted in 2012. The ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

We've had a number of questions on this site of the form "Here's a picture with dozens of characters/items from sci-fi and fantasy - can you identify them all?" Such questions have generally been ...
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

Recently, I commented on a certain users question and asked if he knew how to accept answers and if so why had he never done so, later this comment was flagged (I'm not sure why) and is no longer ...
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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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Has the policy on comments changed?

I've noticed that a couple of my comments on a question have been removed. Up until now I thought this site was pretty laid back with comments. Has that changed? FWIW the comments were on this ...
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Why is this question still open? [duplicate]

The question Can spaceships really explode in space? very clearly violates our policy on real-world scientific explanations. Why is it still open?
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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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Inadvertent spoilers in titles because of season/episode information

[This question is not specific to Game of Thrones, but it serves as a clear example of the problem.] A lot of questions which get asked require careful reworking of the question title to avoid ...
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Should this question about George Orwell’s 1984 be 80% blocked by spoilers?

I came across the question about George Orwell’s 1984 that is—for all intents and purposes—pretty useless as-is. In my humble opinion, the book is extremely well known, 68+ years old and past that the ...
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Should we accept "Word of God" type answers from users claiming to be Authors/Producers of a franchise? [duplicate]

I noticed an answer where a person claimed to be Writer and Director of a franchise. If the answer had provided canon evidence, then of course it would have been a good answer regardless to who the ...
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Should posts that have more than one question be closed as "Too Broad" or "Unclear"?

As a rule posts should only contain one question. When we see a post that asks more than one question we ask the OP to rewrite the question to edit the the post to only have one question. If the post ...
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Rules for a duplicate post deletion

Is there an actual rule that says a person that created a post is not allowed to delete it as long as it is marked as a duplicate? If the answer is yes then you should change the system, so the ...
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Do current users want the ability to re-visit older site policies?

We have many old meta questions that restrict, corral, or allow content on this site. Things like spy-fi, what's on or off topic, fan-fics, etc. Many of these policies were made and voted on before ...
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Do we need the 'book-vs-movie' tag?

Considering the last time this was asked, we decided that these questions were iffy at best. Do we need the tag though? To paraphrase dlanod's answer, it's not clear how the tag should be used. It can ...
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

A common issue in chat rooms is the use of flags as a "downvote". IE, a user may flag a picture from a movie used to explain a question asked within the room. Regardless of if the post is ...
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Is this website legit (adhering to SE license), or illegal scraper?

http://htmlasks.com/which_predictions_of_the_force_awakens_darths_amp_droids_bingo_were_correct vs Which predictions of the Force Awakens: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct?
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Are clear-consensus meta discussions completely irrelevant unless they are in FAQ?

You cannot expect or enforce guidelines in answers to meta questions unless they have been transferred to the FAQ, etc. (from a response to a question asking how to communicate one of such guidelines ...
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Revisiting list questions... (please read before downvoting)

As I understand it, list questions tend to take over the SE site such that other worthy questions are (relatively?) ignored. Additionally, there are endless answers to them, each of which is partial (...
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Annotation repositories

How do we deal with lists of interesting information about a work (called “annotations” in the Pratchett fan community), such as Which of the items and monsters were references? This question is ...
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