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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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Does this question comply with the site's policy regarding explicit content?

Currently there's a question open requesting identification of a novel that has as a distinguishing feature a sex scene between two lesbians and a monkey: Science fiction novel: sex scene with a ...
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Why was this question about the Old Testament closed as off-topic?

The question How could Noah fit all those animals into the Ark? was closed as off-topic. I don't understand why. It's asking for an explanation of a plot detail in a work that surely qualifies as ...
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Rejection of story-identification edit that adds references demonstrating the correctness of the answer

I suggested an edit which was rejected. I would like some input on whether this sort of edit is desired, and what the recommended course of action would be from here on. The edit: https://scifi....
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Is it acceptable to edit in “This answer is wrong” header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

Thanks to Yet Another Hot Question List Ignorance Incident, we have a question with an answer that is 100% wrong and contradicted by canon, yet upvoted to 50+ upvotes. So far, I posted a correct ...
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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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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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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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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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Why was the “which actors have played Doctor Who” question closed?

A question asking which actors have played Dr. Who was closed recently. The reason the page shows is: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete,...
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What kind of proof is necessary when someone claims to be one of the creators of some work?

I'm asking this because of this answer to How did Gordon Freeman survive the entire storyline without a helmet?. The author claims to be one of the creators of the game. He has no other answers or ...
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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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Should this question be marked as duplicate because an unrelated question has the answer?

I recently asked the question Was Narcissa Malfoy a Death Eater?. To my surprise, it was marked as a duplicate of What Happened to the Malfoys after the Second Wizarding War?, despite them seeming to ...
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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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Why are moderators going against consensus on meta?

OK, this does it. This site is officially painful to participate in, thank to blatant moderator abuse. This question: What was this SciFi story? Was first closed, including a mod vote, despite the ...
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Why the Tom Bombadil question is not closed as a General Reference?

Agreed, this question is the must voted of the whole site. Who or what was Tom Bombadil? But it fit perfectly the "General Reference" pattern. Typing "Tom Bombadil" in Google lead to Wikipedia and ...
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When and why was the Bombadil question deleted?

There was some discussion a few months ago that the question "Who or what was Tom Bombadil?" is general reference: Why the Tom Bombadil question is not closed as a General Reference? And ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question asks if there's going to be a 7th Star Wars film. The asker heard it was going to be made, and seems to be asking for confirmation. The question received many downvotes, and was closed....
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Are one-sided answerable questions non-constructive? [duplicate]

This question is an example of a question which is answerable with a single example if the answer is yes; but an answer of no would effectively require an exhaustive knowledge of the subject (...
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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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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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Closed as asking for a list when I said I don't want a list

I asked a question and in the body I specifically said that I'm not looking for a list. The first comment said: This is an interesting question, but requests for lists of works are off-topic here. ...
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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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Why was the XKCD 902 question closed as general reference?

Who are Darmok and Jalad and what is Kalenda's? (asking for an explanation of XKCD 902) was closed as general reference. I don't understand what the general reference is supposed to be. The top ...
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What just happened to the Teletubbies questions?

I mean, I know my question was one of two that just got migrated but there was no explanation or suggestion, it just went. So I have two questions: Why was it migrated? What about all the other tv ...
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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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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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What should I do with a question on a book whose answer I find by “reading with more attention”?

I have been re-reading the LotR and, it being a masterpiece and a huge work at the same time, I felt the need to ask for clarification about a rather specific issue. I got a good answer and accepted ...
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Why was the Sifo-Dyas question closed as general reference?

Who was Sifo-Dyas? was closed as general reference. The general reference here seems to be the Star Wars Wiki page. Hmm, ok, but the asker evidently expected an answer relating to the movies, not the ...
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Specific question about what Children's Literature is on topic (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)

This question (and its related tag) is about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs which Wikipedia classifies as a children's picture book (and a related movie). Some books and movies "intended for ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

This question probably has the same answer as this other question. (Since the asker has not confirmed the answer, it is not certain that the answer is the same; but the number of TV series from the ...
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Can my question be considered for re-opening?

I asked a question many months ago, Why didn't Geordi and Ro fall through the floor in "The Next Phase" episode of TNG?, and it was closed as a duplicate of How come Patrick Swayze didn&#...
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Should This Question Be Closed?

Within the past couple weeks someone posted this question asking "What's so special about Jules Verne?" At first glance, I wanted to close this question. It seems fully subjective and requires an ...
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Are questions about when stories are set not fit for Sci-fi & Fantasy SE?

I recently asked a question about when Beauty and the Beast was set, it has since been moved to the Movie and TV SE site, here. Are questions of this sort not fit for this SE site?
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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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Why was the quasar question migrated to Physics.SE instead of Astronomy.SE?

We had a question about quasars that was quite a bit off topic. It has been migrated to the Physics stack. We also have an Astronomy stack, which is in beta. To me, that seems the stack that should ...
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Questions regarding viewing order based on episodes to avoid

I recently asked a question about the viewing order of TNG, in regards to a few criteria, but primarily in regards to viewing order and avoiding low-quality episodes. Given that it already has 3 close ...
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Why was my question about SG-1 deleted?

I just asked a question about SG-1 but it's not showing up when I went to check for answers. Maybe this should go to META but I can't post there.
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Why exactly was this closed as “not constructive”?

This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, ...
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Shouldn't this question be closed as Off Topic?

While browsing today, I noticed the question What influence did H.P. Lovecraft have on science fiction? I realize it's as old as the hills, effectively, but I distinctly remembered seeing in the FAQ ...
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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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Why was this 'is this movie being made' question closed?

One more time. This question asks if a 4th Transformers film is being made. They heard it was being made, and saw some pictures. But a trailer for it just showed footage from the first 3 films. ...
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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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Why is question #41037 (spaceship repair) closed?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/41037/spaceship-repair This is a perfect question to generate an insightful synthesis-type answer classifying the repair types and giving mini-examples of ...
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Why hasn't the community closed this terrible question?

The question in question. It's a general reference question. It shows no research. It's pretty terrible content all the way around. So can somebody explain why it's open and generating rep? and yes I ...
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Can anything be done about prolific blind question bashing?

Many of my questions, no matter how good they are, are getting trounced by a few people who never leave a comment. It tends to be within a couple tags. It took less than 30 minutes for this group to ...