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I spotted a misspelled tag. Can it be edited or does it have to be burninated?

The OP of a recent question misspelled their new tag kate-and-leopald but of course it should be kate-and-leopold. I nearly retagged it but at the last minute realized a mod might be able to rename it....
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Does SFF want to keep accepted answers pinned to the top or not?

Context: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Stack Overflow has just stopped pinning the accepted answer to the top of the list of answers, instead ordering answers ...
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New custom close reason: Future Works

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. These included changing the text saying "off-topic" in custom close reasons to "a community-...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Lists of Works or Recommendations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Scientific Solutions or Explanations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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A question was chosen as a Hot Network Question simultaneously 26 times, according to the revision history

Why is this chapter called “The Lightning Struck Tower”? was chosen as a Hot Network Question. Not very odd, but what is odd, as you can see, is that this action was recorded 26 times. I checked the ...
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How should SFF's "Ask Question" page be customised?

The "Ask a question" wizard is now live network-wide: The new ask page is now live on the network!. Ours is very plain right now, but parts of it are customisable: (shortened; see the main Meta post ...
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"Possible dupe" popup won't go away

I keep getting the following popup on a question I asked recently: I've already edited my question to clarify why it's not a dupe of the suggested question. I've also selected the "No" option and ...
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Merge [genre-trope] into [trope]

genre-trope has 8 questions. trope has 45 questions. According to its description, a genre trope is a trope that's only applicable to a given genre. Of course, having a Stack dedicated to a cluster ...
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Add a new tag for Apple TV+ "For All Mankind" series?

As I have understood (still new here), the current policy is that all individual works get their own individual tag; so, should we add a tag for the Apple TV+ alternate history series For All Mankind, ...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

It appears that at some point in the recent (distant? I don't know) past, Memory Alpha changed its domain from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom.com. Given the copious number of times ...
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Rename [aladdin-disney] to [aladdin-1992]

We now have aladdin-2019, but we've got a lot of potential tag confusion with aladdin-disney (which is now vague). For the sake of clarity and consistency, we should rename the tag to [aladdin-1992] ...
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Incorrect text colouring on earned bounties in the Reputation tab

Looking at my Reputation tab for yesterday when I earned a bounty and the text of it is green, same as normal positive reputation events, and it has the blue bounty background. I believe it should ...
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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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Lost my account and need help to retrieve it

I am Ihor Sypko, and once accessed stack exchange via Ihor.Sypko@dot.nj.gov which is no longer active since my 2016 retirement. I'm in need of help to get back to it.
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We need to fix [star-trek-enterprise] description

I can do it myself, but to be honest I wouldn't know what to write instead of what's already there. The current description begins with: "Star Trek: Enterprise" is the most recent Star Trek live-...
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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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Can [water] burn?

water We currently have 18 questions tagged [water]. Going through these, I fail to see the value of the tag. No-one is following the tag and I would be surprised if we had any "water experts" within ...
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Custom close reason needs an update [duplicate]

One of the off topic close reasons contains a link to come talk about it in chat Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-topic as they do not fit our questions and answers format. ...
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54 story identification questions incoming from Movies & TV at 23:00 UTC 2017-02-05

This is just a heads-up: per the request of the membership of this site, I'll be moving 54 ID questions from the Movies & TV site to Science Fiction & Fantasy today. What does this involve? ...
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Can this post be un-community wiki-ed?

Bit of a boring one, this one. As per this can a moderator please change this post back to a Dark Lord post from a community wiki? I'm on mobile and I simply pressed the wrong button. I assumed I'd ...
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I have Infinitely messed up a new MCU tag!

So in light of a new question about Thor: Ragnarok, which was really asking for information that will come out (and was answered by) material in Avengers: Infinity War, I decided to create a tag for ...
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Should we edit the help centre to mention Worldbuilding?

Earlier today I was explaining to the OP of a speculative what-if question why that kind of question is off-topic here and better suited to Worldbuilding SE. I like to support my arguments by links to ...
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Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise tags in meta?

I noticed that here on meta there are many Film/TV show and franchise tags, like: star-wars star-trek disney-star-wars On the main site they make sense but do we really need them on meta too?
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Should [dc-animated-universe] become the primary tag name rather than [dcau]?

DCAU is the abbreviation for the franchise called the DC animated universe. On this site the primary tag used for it is dcau, with dc-animated-universe as a synonym. But there is no length limit issue ...
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About destroying the [environment]

I just noticed that we have an environment tag. It's used on 12 questions, 11 of which are ID questions (ten story-identification and one episode-identification), the last one being Where does the ...
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Can we please increase our tag length?

Request Currently, our tags can be a maximum of 25 characters. Maximum tag length on Literature has been increased to 32 characters. The theoretical limit is 35, according to Shog9. This can be ...
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Should we make a tag for "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" What should it be?

I've noticed we have some questions with the blade-runner and with the phillip-k-dick tags1, which are actually not about Blade Runner, but the original novel. I tried to create a do-androids-dream-of-...
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Request to undelete answer that has been edited into correctness

Science Fiction Short Story about Computer controlled Utopia The author wrote a follow-up that was actually a modification to their question, and it was deleted. They have since added the answer, but ...
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Do we need [children]?

We have a children tag that is currently on 48 questions. To wit: Offspring that have not yet fully matured or reached the designated stage of adulthood. Of these, fully 43 are story-...
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Is it time for [villains] to get their just deserts?

I recently noticed that we have a villains tag with 26 questions. Glancing through the list: most of them (sixteen?) are just random questions about characters who happen to be villains: for example, ...
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Let's solve the [mystery]

I just noticed that we have a tag mystery. Its tag wiki excerpt rather unhelpfully says: a mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Or a novel, play, or movie ...
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Not receiving any reputation change notifications

I can't receive any Notification about reputation change. This is how my notification tab looks like right now: This is my actual reputation tab: As you can see, the rep gained today is not ...
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Should [dc-movies] be merged into [dc]?

Now that we have the top-level tags marvel and dc for questions about any Marvel or DC properties, there's been some chat about whether we need certain subtags. Obviously it's worth having subtags for ...
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Meta sci-fi blog link wrong

On the main Sci-Fi site is this link: blog which goes (correctly) to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog. At the bottom of this (meta) page the link is: blog which goes to the Stack Overflow ...
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Markup glitch: “Tagline to show on mouseover”

I just saw this ad:              on a SF&F page (it was here, although I doubt that it matters).  I moved my mouse pointer over it and the text “Tagline to show on mouseover” appeared.          ...
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Tags for The Expanse book series and TV series

The Expanse is the name of both a series of novels, and the TV show based on that book series. They both share one tag, the-expanse. Is that OK? Should they be split up? If so, how? (In addition, the ...
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Tolkien tags - the way forward

Jason Baker's answer to Let's figure out our Tolkien tags provides an excellent description of the situation as it currently stands with tags related to the Tolkien legendarium, but it doesn't really ...
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Do we want a feed of bountied (featured) questions in Mos Eisley?

One of the reasons to place a bounty on a question is to attract attention to it. Either to get a better answer, or to get any answer at all. So how can we draw more attention? By advertising it in ...
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There is an incorrect(?) tag "thelegobatmanmovie" which prevents me from creating the correct(?) "the-lego-batman-movie" tag

There is an incorrect(?) tag thelegobatmanmovie which prevents me from creating the correct(?) the-lego-batman-movie tag. How should this be handled?
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Merge [gollum] and [smeagol]

For some completely unfathomable reason, we appear to have two tags for this character: gollum and smeagol. Can we please merge these?
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Should [han-shot-first] be shot first?

We have a tag for Han Solo himself, han-solo, and a tag for the age old question of who shot first: han-shot-first. Should we make the latter a synonym of the former? Even though the latter has 8 ...
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Request for a new tag for Shiva trilogy

The Shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi does not have a tag on this site. However I have a query regarding certain story elements, and due to the lack of any suitable tag (if there exists one I have not ...
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Fixing misspelling of "swords and sorcery" tag

It's almost always used as "sword and sorcery", only a single sword. The current tag "swords and sorcery" is a misspelling. I am strongly in favor of correcting it to the actual term.
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Should Book-vs-Movie tag be renamed to something more generic?

We have the tag book-vs-movie. The usage descriptions says: Questions about differences in plot/characters/details between a movie based on a book and the source book, and vice versa. So it is ...
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Sanderson's Tags of Magic

Questions about Brandon Sanderson and his works are getting ever more frequent on this site, and yet I'm unclear on how our tags in this area should be used. Here's what we have at the moment: ...
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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

The author-identification tag is a mess. Most of the questions under them are apparently just asking to identify a work (or series or collection) of sci-fi or fantasy. Most of them are also tagged ...
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Should [memory] go down the memory hole?

This site has the tag memory, which is currently tagged on 17 questions and is very ambiguous. By my count, the questions are about the following: Amnesia/Memory loss, 4 Specific memory removal, 2 ...
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Tag confusion: Alternate Realities vs Alternate World

I am confused regarding the usage of the tags alternate-realities and alternate-world. Is there any clear guidance for their usage? Do we really need both the tags separately? alternate-realities is ...
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Editing buttons missing (occasionally)

I've noticed that on several occasions over the last day, when I open a new editing box, the buttons on the top row are missing. They aren't invisible, just gone. It also seems to disable the Ctrl+I ...
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