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How can this question about Inferno be asked on this site?

The novel Inferno written by Dan Brown isn't a science fiction or fantasy novel. So how can anyone ask question about this novel in the Science fiction & Fantasy site? Why was the ending ...
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How is this question not Too Broad?

What's the technical explanation for gravity to exist inside a spacecraft in science fiction? This old question is still open. Can I know why it is not Too Broad? There can literally be thousands ...
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What does “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” mean?

New user. Very dumb. Don't really understand technical stuff very well. I've gotten this comment "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" on my...uhm...page, ...
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What's our position on questions of the form “Are there any plans for a new series of X?”?

Today I came across two old questions (both by the same user and posted on the same day, oddly enough) which are very similar in form but have been treated very differently: https://scifi....
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

Well, I have already watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And, the movie is easily available for everyone (won't disclose the source as SE doesn't allow sharing illegal things). So, I think lots of ...
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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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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

I've had some doozies. By contentious, I mean the question with the most downvotes yet still positive overall. Is there a straightforward way to find it?
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Should we have a single meta question about which movies we will watch?

At present, we decide which movies to watch on a case by case basis, with a new question for each viewing. I propose that we start a single meta question thread and keep it going indefinitely, and ...
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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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Why do we have so few Percy Jackson questions?

percy-jackson: 12 questions For comparison, harry-potter is beyond 2,000. Percy Jackson seems to be a pretty popular series with a decently large universe. Why do we have so few questions on it? ...
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How do we handle questions with provably wrong assumption given as incidental info?

Related Question: How do we handle questions based on incorrect premise? Unlike the premise explored in the linked question - how do we handle a question where the question is completely valid, yet ...
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Are questions about Orphan Black allowed?

In trying to ask a question about the BBC show Orphan Black, I noticed there is no tag for it. Are questions about the show off-topic, or is it just that none have been asked yet? Based on the ...
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Are identifications of Anime Characters allowed on S&F?

When I went to visit S&F I noticed a particular question which was asking for a anime character identification request. You can view the question here. Is this allowed? Why do we have a [anime] ...
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What is our position on closure when the community appears to be split?

Discussion in comments on this question have raised an interesting point: Our community seems to be fairly evenly split on how we should handle "are there any" questions. Yet the question was closed....
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Is “I am curious about X” sufficient justification for asking questions on SFF.SE?

In my long time here, I have witnessed time and time again people attacking questions (as in, downvoting, VTCing, and/or posting hostile comments or meta content) on the basis of: "Why are you ...
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Why aren't my high voted questions showing up when I sort the questions page by votes?

I have a question that I was trying to see what its ranking was with respect to vote count, but when I sort the site by votes on the questions page, it skips over my question (as well as all my other ...
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Which type of questions does SFF.SE community expect?

When I ask a question which is covered by canon, I get downvotes because its poorly researched . Alright. But, when I ask question which isn't covered by canon, it is said that its not constructive , ...
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Extra text below the comments, how do you do this?

In this question I see there's an extra paragraph of text after the end of the comments, the bit that starts "We're looking for long answers..." It's not part of the markdown of the question itself, ...
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Is there a lower limit in which question will appear sorted by votes?

Specificly this question is quite low (worst I ever seen on any SE site). So I was curious as to how it stacked against other bad questions. When I sorted the questions by votes and went to the last ...
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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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How should I be indicating a question is, by its very asking, a spoiler?

I just submitted With the revelation of Jones's ally/leader in Season 4 how does that change Season 1 and was wondering how to indicate spoilers. Even the first sentence is pretty spoilery, and ...
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How should we handle “any” (list) questions?

The "any" questions invite a list, which is not permitted. But we're currently not dealing with them consistently (or I can't see a pattern). Here's a few examples: Invisibility should cause ...
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Are we really here to solve problems?

The FAQ says: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Really? Are we only meant to ask questions about problems we face? Sounds like a copy / ...
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Are references to other questions in question introductions ok?

Over the past few months, there have been an increasing number of questions that have some sort of introductory text like "as this other question brings up", or "now that I know the answer to this ...
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What Is the Best Way to Pose a Multi-Part Question?

As the title says, I have a question I want to ask, but it's multi-part with interrelated components. Would it be best if I included all the parts of the question in one post, or is there an ...
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Links to illustrate questions that point to non-english websites?

I'm not really sure about this, but the main language of this site seems to be english (I'm not a native speaker myself). I've just posted a question regarding alleged english translations of a german ...
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Whats the particular description of the genre's Science Fiction and Fantasy, as it pertains to this site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mediums can be the basis of questions? Pretty obvious question, seeking the understanding for all of us. Does this site encompass all Science Fiction and Fantasy work ...
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What should happen when a new answer is more accurate than the existing acctepted answer

In reference to this question about a possible film adaptation of a book; what should happen when a new response turns out to be more accurate than the original accepted answer? I can think of a few ...
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What good questions are not about a specific work?

Most of the questions on site are about a specific SF work or universe. That's fine, but it's disappointing to have pretty much only questions of this kind. In particular, most popular works and ...
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How to view who is favoring the questions one has asked?

I have posted some questions in the SciFi&Fantasy Beta and somebody has favored one of them. Can I see who is that person?
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What are the characteristics of a great Science Fiction question?

Since this site is in a Beta phase, I thought this would be a useful discussion to help enhance the site: What questions do you upvote and why? and then, by inference, What makes a great question on ...
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What is wrong with “broad” questions?

For example, this question https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/1223/terraforming-new-planet-turns-out-its-a-gas-viable This is an interesting question - and could spur a lot of discussion which ...
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Why does the community think identify what movie/show and actor was in questions are good?

So I saw that The Ashley Judd question got re-opened after a massive edit, I think that is a good thing and part of the proccess. However, I think this is a very sad statement from the community as ...
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If you don't want spoilers…

The drama, up to the current point: A question was asked: Is the "Time War" introduced only in "new" Doctor Who? My (now-deleted) reply answered the question, and cited two Wikipedia pages as the ...
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What problems does answering a question on this site solve?

All successful SE sites are basically focusing on a problem that someone has, and tries to find a solution by phrasing it as a question and applying answers as solutions. This was originally ...
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Questions that provide speculative answers

Related to the question Could there be a sequel to Freedom I really think it is very interesting to know if there will be a sequel, but I think questions like that one only result in vague/...