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How do I ask this question about a SF author?

Frank Herbert's way of thinking is almost completely inside his books. Between the very few of his writes outside, there is an article resuming what his books are about and how he wrote these books. ...
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Question falsely closed as duplicate

This question about Tolkien's mythology has been falsely closed as a duplicate of a question about one of Peter Jackson's movies. As a Peter Jackson movie is not part of the mythology that Tolkien ...
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Can my question be lifted out of hold status? Can you specifically tell me how to improve it, because I have edited it

I have a question about my Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange post: What's so special about Harry Potter?
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What is unclear about this question?

What does Grin refer to in Harry Potter? Are there any other important references aside from this one: Seamus Finnigan: "The Grin? What's the Grin?" Bem: "Not the Grin, you idiot....
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Please clarify my question on why the audience may have been laughing at a speaker

The question is Laughing at Dr Alexander Murry's presentation. I initially got an upvote, but this was followed by 1 downvote and 4 close votes for "Unclear what you're asking". I have edited between ...
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Shall we delete this old, off-topic but highly viewed, question?

This question was recently bumped by edits: In what order should I read the Robert Langdon books? At first I was going to delete it because it's off-topic for our site, but then I saw the incredibly ...
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Do we still need to keep this thread locked?

I recently noticed What was the first work to posit the equivalence of magic rituals and computer algorithms? being pushed to the front page. Currently, every answer is locked (maybe due to spam edits ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

Consider the below question:- Power of Infinity Stones in the Avengers Infinity War movie Any lay person can also understand what I am asking here and that is: Was the power of infinity stones ...
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What's the problem with this question?

I'm still quite new to StackExchange, and I like this place because here I've got a knowledgable community that can answer my questions. I try to keep my questions neutral in tone and try to avoid ...
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Is this question on topic - Can the T.H.A.N.O.S. theory be completed?

I feel like this may not be an answerable question and more specifically, that it may not be on topic, but I am curious and can not find anything online to satiate my interest... Here is the question ...
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Should we prefer questions with accepted answers when closing identification requests as duplicate?

A couple of days ago, a story ID request was closed as a duplicate of another one. Both have an answer which is correct, according to the querant. But I saw that the one that was closed as a ...
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Is this question about The Great Mouse Detective on-topic?

I asked a question with the story-identification tag. The answer turned out to be that the movie I was thinking of was Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. For some reason, it became a popular network ...
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Can I ask for movies/books related with a particular sci-fi movie? [duplicate]

Since I'm done with the series and books of a sci-fi movie and can't decide whether what story should I read next, can I ask some recommendations of movie or book related to sci-fi? If this is allowed,...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate?

Are human-looking Jedi/Sith like Palpatine and the Skywalkers the same (human) species as non-Force users? This question was recently marked as a duplicate. Two things bother me: This question has ...
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Why can't I use the word “mudblood”?

In the question How does reporting to muggle Prime Minister not violate International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy? I used the word mudblood. This was later changed to muggle-born (with edit ...
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Should we rewrite the 'lightsaber colour' question?

The question Can lightsabers be ochre? has a very comprehensive answer covering all possible lightsaber colours in both canon and Legends. For this reason, other lightsaber-colour questions such as ...
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Why was this question about why 'Voldemort became more snakelike' closed as a duplicate?

Regarding this question: Why does Voldemort become more snakelike? The question links to the now marked duplicate here: How did Voldemort's face get disfigured? The question and the post marked ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

Some people have put this question on hold; it has lost its momentum and now will not be a Hot Network Question. It has answers and is absolutely not too broad as there have not been very many ...
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Questions regarding similar things that separate universes share

I want to ask a question that involves a specific piece of technology that different sci-fi shows and movies share and how a particular aspect of the tech might work, and not necessarily as a direct ...
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Why was this question about Luke Skywalker ever closed?

Where has Luke Skywalker been? This question is asking "Do we have any evidence of where he's been?" Which is a cut and dried objective Yes/No no question, but it was closed as "primarily opinion ...
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Why does the community continue re-opening this particular question?

Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise? I am quoting my argument here: @Valorum You aren't getting my point. It's the standards I am talking about. Star Trek ...
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Is this Rick & Morty question on-topic?

This question - although asking about an on-topic work of sci-fi, the question is purely based on a real world question. Should this question be closed as off topic for seeking "Scientific ...
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Why did a moderator delete this question about a paradox?

What story has someone step on a butterfly in the past and change the future, and what is that effect called? I can see some reasons for it to be closed (as 'Too Broad', per @Mike's comment). But ...
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Why was this flag on a post that doesn't answer the question disputed?

I have recently flagged this post as not an answer. While it does feature clear reasoning and fair amount of knowledge, I was unable to detect an answer to the original question. Why was my flag ...
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Why was this flag disputed?

The answer in question consists of a wall of texts which, to my inspection, does not contain an answer to the original question. I flagged it as not an answer, yet my flag was disputed. So my ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

This (now deleted) "answer" came up in the first posts review. It attempts to answer the question why the Jedi would serve a corrupt republic by trying to draw parallels to the current situation in ...
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Is “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on-topic?

Santa's Omniscience in "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" This question was closed by the community within 1.5 hours of being posted, and currently has no votes to reopen. However, as one ...
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Please reopen this grammar question closed as science

The question: 'Blown out' or 'sucked out', why would Data make such an error that's not an error It was closed for asking for a scientific reasoning, but that's not what the ...
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Question about the (philosophical) implications of “Arrival” in universe (Spoiler)

After watching Arrival yesterday I'm naturally curious about the implications of the plot in universe. I would like to ask a question about what exactly these implications are (speculative or backed ...
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Re-open “What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first?”

What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first? is closed as primarily opinion-based But I think that's a mistake: the suggested-order is well established here and I can't see anything else ...
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Are book recommendations questions allowed here? [duplicate]

I am looking for books where magic is commonplace (kind of like the Darkblade trilogy). I know other Stack Exchange sites don't allow questions like that, but some have more relaxed rules than ...
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Can we please reopen this question about Cyclops' optic blasts?

I asked a question recently: Why was the tree burnt? Part of this question is checking whether Cyclops' optic blasts produce heat. That's only part of the question because if they do, then that ...
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Merge these two GoT questions?

I'd say that Do Westerosi know and believe that Dany has grown-up and dangerous dragons? is a duplicape of What knowledge do the people of Westeros have about Daenerys and her dragons? however ...
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Should this Game of Thrones question be reopened?

This question was posted today: What is the fight club theory? The OP is asking about a particular fan theory relating to the Game of Thrones TV series, of which they've heard the name but want to ...
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Reopening Duplicated Question - Start creating Rules for tagging a question

Question Reference: What can stop a Lightsaber? [duplicate] Some weeks ago we were having a big discussion on a question of mine wether it's a duplicate or not. I am posting this without minding what ...
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Is Asking For Work on a Very Niche (Not Easily Researched) Specific Topic Not Allowed?

Recently I asked a question regarding books about life on neutron stars -- "Other Books About Life on Neutron Stars Besides Forward's Dragon Egg Series and Baxter's Flux?" and saw it quickly downvoted....
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Should we remove these spoilers?

Why did Professor X smile before being killed by the Phoenix? has a spoiler right in the title. It doesn't really bother me for some reason, but it might bother other users so I thought I'd bring it ...
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Should the Dementors question be reopened?

Should this question be reopened? https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/128502/where-do-dementors-come-from It was closed by two users (Jason Baker and Slytherincess) as a duplicate of Did ...
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Is there still a content dispute on this question?

I was browsing the list of locked posts and noticed this one: Is Harry related to Ginny by blood? The question had multiple edits and was eventually locked, with a notice of a content dispute. That ...
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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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Why was round 3 deleted?

Why was this meta question deleted? There's no comment explaining, and it was mod deleted so no ability to nominate for re-opening. I can't see any other meta questions explaining it (including the ...
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Reopen this mistakenly-closed-as-duplicate question

The question Short story where man rejected from learning program and identified as untrainable was closed as a duplicate of Story where the protagonist is turned off from an automated system of ...
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Why was this question not migrated to Movies and TV?

This question about the Penguins of Madagascar movie was closed as off topic for this site but seems like it should be on-topic for Movies and TV. Why was this question not migrated?
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My question was closed and I don't understand why

My question was marked as a duplicate but the question that's been linked is asking something different so I don't understand why https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/127049/any-direct-...
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Why is fandom information treated as if it weren't on topic?

From the Help Center > Asking: What topics can I ask about here? Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is for questions targeted towards science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. This ...
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Can I ask about a connection between Marvel and The Princess Diaries?

Disney's The Princess Diaries has princesses, princes, and castles in it, so some might say its sort of fantasy. However the real reason I ask is that I want to ask about a possible connection between ...
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Improving related question

I recently asked the question below. While the first one regarding Storm Troopers (+49) was well received the one for Rebels (-1) was not. The third question on Clone Troopers was asked by another ...
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Is the “Magician's Nephew,” by C. S. Lewis science fiction?

Could the "Magician's Nephew," by C. S. Lewis be considered science fiction? It has a lot of the classic trademarks of science fiction.
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What's going on with this question?

It seems to be just this question that's doing it for me, and the posted non-answer indicates it's not just me.
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Please adopt these answers

The following answers aren't 100% complete and I won't be working on them after today. If anyone likes them, please consider adopting them and improving. Which predictions of the Force Awakens: ...