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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 was my answer about the Simpsons and Futurama belonging to different universes deleted?

Someone asked whether Springfield still existed in Futurama's future. I answered that it didn't, since the Simpsons don't belong in the same universe at all (hint: different color skin!). However, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why has this question been closed as off-topic?

Once this question was considered on-topic here: If I have the Comixology app, do I need the publisher ones? Today, I asked a similar question: How does unlimited subscription of Marvel Comics work? ...
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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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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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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 it welcome to ask questions, just to dump complete excerpts from some place else as answers?

I'm referring to this question that was quickly answered by the OP with a copy-n-paste excerpt from a wiki that directly answers the question. Should such questions be encouraged? Please ignore for a ...
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Why is this Question Not a Duplicate?

Since November we've had this question ("Are E. T. and Star Wars in the Same Universe?") It was answered with a clear answer that included links and images. It includes the name of the species (...
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When should answers be converted to comments?

Recently an answer I posted to this question was converted to a comment by a moderator, apparently because it was considered a non-serious answer. I posted it as an answer rather than a comment ...
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Is this Q on-topic?

Is there a difference between a spaceship and a starship? I'm tempted to close as "General Reference" as it stands.
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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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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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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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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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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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Why was this question not closed?

Have a look at this question: Are there nice wedding-related quotes in Doctor Who? This is, at the best, a question with no clear answer; at the worst, it's a list question, looking to compile a ...
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Doubt about a closure

May I suggest that the closure of this question be reconsidered? In short, it asked whether German SF character Perry Rhodan is known out of German speaking countries. It seems to me a legitimate ...
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Why was this question about social attitudes towards SF closed?

I would like to understand why the question How to deal with people who think that scifi and fantasy is childish? was closed. What do the people who voted to close (or anyone else) have against it? ...
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Why was this question about FTL engines closed?

Why was the following question closed? What are the different types and classes of FTL engines? closed as not a real question by Zypher♦ 13 hours ago It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. ...
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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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