Questions tagged [scope]

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What's the reasoning behind suggested-order questions being on topic? Aren't they opinion-based?

Related: Acceptability of reading/viewing order questions The reason I ask is, I don't see how these suggested-order questions rise above the level beyond 'primarily opinion based'. The linked ...
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Can I ask a question about movies with a particular motive?

Would it be okay if I asked for examples of movies where there's the motive of learning more than human can normally take? I'm looking for movies like "Limitless" (NZT) or "Matrix" (human brain ...
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What is our actual policy on science questions?

One of the most contentious close reasons we have on the site is the one that designates real-world science questions as off-topic. The close reason is worded as follows: "Questions seeking ...
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Is the story-ID question that turned out to be about the Axe commercial, on-topic?

A user asked What movie are these gifs from? The answer revealed that they were from an Axe commercial. In it, we see a number of angels walking the street towards a young man who has apparently ...
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Is The Last Man on Earth on-topic?

Is The Last Man on Earth on-topic?
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Are detective stories a part of Science Fiction and fantasy site?

Can I include questions about detective stories in this site? If not, on which site can I post them?
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What horror works are on topic? [duplicate]

Certainly zombie-related works are on topic, for example the-walking-dead. I presume The Walking Dead is on-topic because the zombies are fantastical. Or if they weren't fantastical, the result of ...
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Can I ask a question about important story arcs?

I really want to start reading about New Genesis and Apokolips. Can I ask a question about what graphic novel(s) and/or story arcs I should read to get started?
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Why was the question about All Halo Books List (100702) closed again, after it was re-opened?

Ok, so the question, Is there a list of all Halo-related reading?, was closed and then re-opened, after a bit of discussions in the comments section. The question was then re-closed very soon after. ...
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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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Is a question that requires an associated chat for lengthy discussion on topic?

Specifically, I'm referencing this question: Which character from Star Trek (TNG era) "died" the most times?. Why I believe this question requires a lot of discussion Initially, I left a ...
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Are questions about Mission: Impossible on topic?

Today we have seen a couple of questions about the latest Mission: Impossible film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. As a spy film, we have seen characters use gadgets and devices that do not ...
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Is Inside Out on-topic here?

There are at this time two questions about Inside Out (one directly about it, one relating it to Toy Story): Do Andy and Riley live in the same world? https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/93997/...
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When are we okay with multiple-questions-in-one?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/96150/a-few-questions-on-sirius-black just came up on the Close Vote queue. Because it's asking several questions in one go, I VTCd as too broad. Since this ...
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Are questions about the backstory of a sci fi or fantasy Lego set on topic here?

Lego frequently comes out with various themed sets with science fiction or fantasy themes, often with a back story. An example would be the Mars Mission sets. As per the Brickipedia page: The ...
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Archer questions on topic?

The case for allowing questions about Archer: Cyborgs Space travel (occasional) Weird fantasy (as in illogical and unrealistic) timeline Futuristic weapons and technology (in occasional episodes) ...
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Gorilla vs. Shark - a Longer Explanation

An issues that has come up recently, that seems to recur every so often, is the question of what constitutes a "Gorilla vs. Shark" question on SF&F. We know such questions are off-topic, but what ...
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Rick and Morty questions on topic?

Once the second season starts, and we have more than 11 episodes to discuss, will Rick and Morty questions be on topic here? For those who don't know, Rick and Morty is a cartoon on Adult Swim, and ...
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Questions about books about fantasy books on topic?

I'm currently reading The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull, and I was wondering if questions related to this book, which is obviously about LotR, would be ...
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Are questions asking for the picture source of memes genuinely worthwhile?

Earlier today someone asked for the source of a picture of Captain Picard that is often used in memes. Besides the fact that this could have been easily solved by a simple Google search, is this ...
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Are Tintin questions on-topic?

I have a question about The Adventures of Tintin. Wikipedia says Its well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, [...] But I'm not sure ...
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Is question 39423 (origin of “reaping” souls) on-topic?

I just got a vote to close as off-topic on this question with the following comment: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about a fantasy or sci-fi character or plot ...
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Cross-canon comparisons are off topic?

Recently I was reading a flame war between two users, and I came across ...asking for a comparison between transport technologies from two different universes, which is off-topic and will be closed ...
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Is a list question within the scope of Sci-Fi SE if it is a relatively small pool of answers?

This question got put on hold recently as being too broad. I voted to have it put on hold, and I stand by it being too broad. The issue I have with this question is not that the number of answers ...
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Are the classical epics on topic? [duplicate]

Do the classical epics Iliad, Odyssey and the Aeneid come under the scope of SFF? And Metamorphoses, of course. They involve fantasy by today's standards, but does it make a difference whether they ...
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Is magic realism on topic?

I know that there are differences between fantasy and magic realism, but can I ask questions concerning specific works of magic realism here? The best place would be a Books/Literature SE site, but ...
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How should we handle questions that are about non-SF/F elements in a SF/F work?

The many meta questions regarding scope have quite firmly established that questions must be about a work that is related to sci-fi/fantasy. We have, however, seen dissenting opinion and behavior when ...
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Are wuxia (kung-fu) stories on-topic?

Wuxia is a genre of Chinese fiction about ancient martial arts heroes. The martial arts as depicted in these stories often allow their masters to achieve superhuman abilities. The most famous example (...
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Why was this questions closed as “Off-Topic”?

Why is Victor Creed's Hair black in "X-men Origins: Wolverine" This question was closed as off-topic. My question is why? I want someone, maybe the people that closed it, to explain why ...
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Is it on-topic to ask “what are some of the reasons the Star Wars prequels are greatly disliked by the older fanbase?”

I never understood what's wrong with the prequels, and I'd like to find out.
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Is Animal Farm on-topic?

Is George Orwell's Animal Farm on topic here? It is clearly not Sci-Fi but could we consider it Fantasy? I'm going to add my own for and against answers for voting, but of course that doesn't ...
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Would be asking for a list of plot holes of some work (with strong restrictions) be acceptable?

I am having a question roughly along the lines of the following in mind: What are the inevitable plot holes in Frank Herbert’s Dune writings? I read the first Dune novels in pretty quick succession ...
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Pure astronomic question, but inspired by scifi work — where to ask it?

I have some pure astronomic / physics questions, that are 100% inspired by a scifi work. E.g.: Star needs thosands of years, if not more, to go to nova and to dectect it a wide range of measurements ...
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Does a work being set in post-apocalyptic future automatically make it in scope on the site?

Does the fact that a work of fiction is set in post-apocalyptic future (with no other details being known about it) make the work automatically in scope for this site? UPDATE: Please don't post "yes"/...
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Is “V for Vendetta” film on-topic?

I'm specifically asking about the film, not the comics.
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Should all questions implicitly require canon answers?

In the related meta discussion Is it okay to request canon-only answers?, several users have expressed the sentiment that adding "only canon answers, please" is a band-aid "fix" or even "cheating", ...
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Where do we draw the line on “opinion-based” questions?

There's been a lot of discussion on whether certain types of questions should be closed or not. In particular, it seems there's some disagreement as to what, exactly, constitutes a question that ...
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Are anthropomorphic animals by themselves enough to deem a work fantasy?

The direct cause of my question is this: Why did Remy (the rat from Ratatouille) cook Ratatouille at the end of the movie? I can think of a number of works, from The Wind in the Willows to Flushed ...
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Would questions tagged 'Science-Fiction' in Movies&TV fracture the network? [duplicate]

In the Movies&TV beta site, they have the science-fiction tag. The tag happens to be the 6th most popular tag, and is the most popular 'genre' on the site1. In general when a beta sites start, ...
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Should we be more active in migratintg science questions to other SEs

We have a close reason: "Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless they relate directly to a cited work of fiction. There are a number of other Stack Exchange ...
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Is The 39 Clues on topic here?

Are questions about The 39 Clues book series on-topic here? They are arguably science fiction, as one central theme is a DNA-altering serum giving people amazing powers.
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Can I ask about mythology?

I've got a question about Greek mythology. Couldn't find any other Stack Exchange site that might include something like that except for this one. So can I get a verdict?
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Can I ask about Sherlock Holmes books?

After searching for question and tags related to Sherlock Holmes, I was a little surprised to find that none really exist. I suppose this is because Sherlock Holmes is not exactly science fiction or ...
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Is Sharknado SciFi?

Sharkado's Wikipedia entry lists it under "2010s science fiction films" hierarcy. It was shown on SyFy TV channel. Movie Trailers Youtube Channel listed it under Sci-Fi Its premise is Science-...
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Are questions relating to author statements about future real-world fictional works on-topic?

Today I read a question asking if there had been any official statements about whether a forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film’s storyline would cross over with other films in the series: Are ...
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Are all questions about games on-topic as long as they contain some SciFi or Fantasy element?

This question asks for identification of a game containing fantasy elements (a knight fighting skeletons in a graveyard). It was closed as off-topic, then reopened since games in general aren't off-...
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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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what constitutes an off-topic question? [duplicate]

I had asked if a TV series could be considered sci-fi, and it was closed for being off-topic. Is asking if something meets the criteria of sci-fi off-topic when it comes to sci-fi?
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When does a movie question get migrated to Movies and TV?

I asked this question yesterday: Nolan's Dark Knight: Why would Dent's convictions be overturned? It got moved to Movies and TV by the evening. Now, I've been using mobile exclusively for ...
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Would “Skullgirls” be considered Sci-Fi/Fantasy enough for this SE?

I have a question about the mechanics of the Skull Heart from the video game Skullgirls - not an in-game mechanics question, but speicfically a lore question. Skullgirls, for those who don't know, ...

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