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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: ...
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Why was this question reopened?

This question was posed by enderland: Wasn't Rey cold on Starkiller base? Shouldn't this have impacted her somehow? And it was promptly closed (by myself) as a dupe of this one: Why does ...
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Please help me find a question

I am almost certain I've seen a question on main site that asked what SW Stormtrooper armor was made of. I finally tracked down the answer. But I can't find the question anymore. None of my searches ...
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Is this spoiler acceptable?

This question throws a big spoiler data: Why was Luke Skywalker missing in The Force Awakens? Here's what OP says on the spoiler issue: @SS-3 I myself am a big believer in hiding spoilers. However ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/71558 This was an awesome edit that I, as the post owner, totally agree with. Why was it rejected? Rejected 1 hour ago: BMWurm reviewed this 1 ...
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Star Wars' multiple “Balance to the Force” questions; what to do with them?

I've noticed a couple of questions which seem to ask essentially the same thing: What Was the Actual Prophecy About Bringing Balance to the Force? Asked Oct 23 '11 at 23:17 by @Tango How was the ...
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Why is this question closed as duplicate?

Were the clone troopers aware of the contents and meaning of Order 66? The question is asking if the clones who followed Order 66 were consciously aware of its contents and meaning. The question it ...
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What should the title of this Harry Potter question be?

Since people can't keep their grubby little paws off other people's questions, we now have to have the community decide on how to name this question properly: Why did this character name his son after ...
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Can I close this question?

Seems to me that this question is asking for a list: Which of Dumbledore's abilities make him the greatest wizard of the age? Can this be closed?
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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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Re-open the question on Clara's death?

Shouldn't this question: Do we know how Clara will leave series 9 of Doctor Who? be re-opened? The closed reason is simply not true: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on ...
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Re-open the Game of Thrones missing characters question (105371)

The question Which Game of Thrones book characters are missing from the HBO series? was closed as too-broad, and rightfully so. It has since been edited, and in my opinion is not too broad any more. ...
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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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Should we retag this question?

Riddle within a fantasy book about 3 men, one with money, one with might and one with a weapon? This question was self-answered. While the OP thought they were looking for a story by Terry Pratchett ...
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Question put on hold as opinion based; how can I change it?

@Daft and @Richard have marked my post, What were James Dashner's motivations for killing off this character?, as off-topic, as it is more based on opinion than fact. Is there any way I can ...
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Clones of the “are the stormtroopers clones?” question

The following questions are very similar to each other: Are Imperial Storm Troopers all clones? What canon evidence is there that Stormtroopers are/are not still clones? Is it widely known that ...
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How do I find out how and why my question was removed?

I just noticed in my reputation listing on my scifi profile: -1 2 days ago -1 03:00 remove What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation? Why was my question removed? I had no ...
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how can this be “not clear”?

My question Where can I buy a good-quality TNG uniform? is reportedly, As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. Huh? How is that not clear and unambiguous? Seriously, ...
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Was my protecting this question appropriate?

I saw that a new answer popped up to this old question: What would really happen if you were exposed to space? I'm pretty sure that this question would be closed as off-topic if it were asked today, ...
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Follow-up to Deleted Questions and Answers

This has been prompted by the Meta question Why was this answer deleted? Here @Richard states: I also posted a comment encouraging @SanchoRodríguez to add some citation to improve the general ...
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How can we rescue this question?

What do the Valar actually do in the Third Age? This question was asked, and in it's original incarnation closed as "unclear what you're asking". I subsequently edited it, in order to remove some ...
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Figuring out which one (if any) to delete as duplicates

So, I was viewing the current questions and I noticed an item on the sidebar that looked very familiar. Pursuing it, and doing a quick search, it looks like we have three Story Identification ...
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Story identification without possible answer

The way I've always viewed story identification questions is finding the stories that left details in mind and yet the title has slipped and simple google is not helpful. These usually have the "a-ha!"...
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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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Questions asks about an image, all answers contains only text

What is wrong with this question? I've asked about picture, a fillmed and shown on-screen example. No one provided a correct answer (an actual image pasted into answer or name of the episode, where ...
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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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Have we changed the rules on children's cartoons?

We once decided not to permit children's cartoons that were not specifically about Sci-Fi: Are children's literature and cartoons for children on-topic? In the last 24 hours a question on this topic ...
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Why was this question closed? It has an answer. Objective one

Why was this question closed as "opinion based"? Why didn't Vader save Luke this easier way in Return Of The Jedi? James Kahn's novelization was pretty clear on the answer, and it's not in any ...