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Is this truly a story-id question?

There's this question which is definitely a valid question. However, it's tagged with story-identification. Is this a valid tag and why? I honestly don't think it matches, but there doesn't seem to be ...
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This question can hardly be made more clear - Help me understand why it is on hold?

Five people got together and claimed my question from yesterday was "unclear" while leaving no help as to why. Not a single comment or question. How did one specific torpedo hit the USS Enterprise ...
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Why is my question “Chronological order of Star Wars Literature” closed for lists of works/recommendations?

I have a question that has bothered me since my question, "Chronological Order of Star Wars Literature", was closed for being off topic. In the note about why it was closed there is this titbit of ...
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A few people struggle with my on-topic question & shut it down. Where is the difficulty?

I am out of ideas. I watched Star Trek: TNG episode “The Chase” & had a specific question. A great truth about the ST universe was revealed: many humanoid species shared universal common descent ...
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Why was the question “Why was Jake and the Never Land Pirates cancelled?” migrated to Movies?

Although cross-posting is frowned upon, it is considered acceptable to re-ask that question on to a new Stack Exchange site if you feel that the answers you received from the earlier time do not meet ...
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Why was this “future works policy” close flag declined as an improper use for flagging?

Note, I do not have close-vote privileges, so instead I have to use flags. The flag menu has an explicit "this question should be closed" submenu. I flagged this question for closure with the custom ...
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Answer-based reopen request

A (somewhat common?) point that is made by Primarily-Opinion-Based close-voters is that we can close questions that we think have never been addressed, and simply reopen them when someone does come up ...
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Is the question “Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)?” rightfully closed?

See this question: Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? It has been closed on the grounds that it's asking for real world "scientific ...
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Can this question be undeleted?

With the recent introduction of the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges—and the disappearance of Tumbleweed—it occurred to me today that I ought to post a meta bounty on my own Tumbleweed question. ...
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How do we deal with terminology questions that turn out to be mere language questions? [duplicate]

Prompted by this question: Who is "He that flies" in Lord of the Rings? The simple answer from comments "He who flies" is a way of describing someone who is fleeing a battle. It doesn't ...
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Why is this question “primarily opinion-based?”

This question was put on hold as "primarily opinion based." I'm asking about the logic of time-loops in the movie, and received an answer as such. How is that opinion-based?
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How can I make my question about scheduling clear?

I recently asked a question about the scheduling at Hogwarts. The question was quite long, and the argumentation therein may have been confusing. That said, I thought the question itself was pretty ...
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Should the question about the number of rooms in The Burrow be closed as Primarily Opinion-Based?

Based on this Meta post it seems that the feeling is that there should be a dedicated Meta post discussing whether the specific question Why are there so few bedrooms in the Burrow? should be closed ...
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How does this question fail the “related directly to a cited work of fiction” criterion?

The question How is Accio a safe spell? is closed with the following close reason: Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless related directly to a cited work of ...
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Are all utopias and dystopias on-topic? [duplicate]

Utopias and dystopias are a genre loosely connected to Science Fiction and Fantasy. They often are set in the future, occasionally involve technology which has not yet been invented, and otherwise ...
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User changed their question into a completely different question. Is this allowed?

I was browsing the question feed just now when I came across this question about Iron Man and Captain America's fight in Civil War. I had it marked as a favourite, which confused me, as I'd never seen ...
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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 ...