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What is a review in Science Fiction and Fantasy? [duplicate]

What is writing a review on SFF:SE? I'm not sure why, but there's a new icon in the top , along with the inbox, reputation, help, and "other sites" icon. It has "queues" for reviews and other things. ...
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How do I answer a question on Stack Exchange?

I don't see any button that says answer this question. How do I do it?
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When I merge accounts, will I be contacted through email or phone? And how do I decide which account it's going to be through?

I'd like to have my account through Yahoo, but join my Google account to it, because I don't want to lose all my progress.
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Why hasn't my account been deleted?

It's been 2 days (going on 3), and it still hasn't been deleted! I'm sure the timing system can't be that far off!
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When starting a bounty, what does the description mean for the option 'Canonical answer required'?

The option sounds simple enough. I assume it indicates that the bounty starter wants an answer that draws from or is supported by canon. But the description underneath it seems odd. It reads: The ...
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What is the difference between modified and edited?

While searching through recently active Harry Potter questions I noticed a lot are bumped up because of brand new users who have 'modified' them somehow. However, when I click on modified to see what ...
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Bounties for first, second and third place

I'd like to start a tiered bounty on an unanswered question I have open. As I understand the bounty assignments, I would first have to assign a bounty with the third place 'prize'. Once that has been ...
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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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Can we fix Wikia links before they break?

We've had the broken Memory Alpha-links fixed directly on the database. Thank you, @Shog9 and @Catija. Can we do the same for all Wikia links, since wikia.com has moved to fandom.com? There's a ...
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Why do I have to have rep50 to answer someone else's question? [duplicate]

Seriously, I have the answer to someone's question. But if this takes too long, they won't get it. I don't time to to receive internet blessings.
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms

I stumbled onto this site after answering other Doctor Who questions, elsewhere. I am a writer myself, and don't have time to jump through hoops to response to a question, then learn I cannot comment ...
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New tag request for Brightburn (2019 movie)

Brightburn, a 2019 movie is classified as Drama, Horror, Mystery on IMDb. However, the summary of the movie is as follows: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of ...
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Well received question [duplicate]

What exactly is a "well received question" as far as Curious or Inquisitive badge is concerned ? I did see a similar question being asked, What constitutes a 'well received question'? but ...
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What types of site analytics are given at 25,000 rep?

I know that at 25,000 rep you get some access to site analytics, but even after reading the page, I don't understand exactly what types of things are given. What do Google Analytics entail? Can ...
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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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Adding a new tag for HBO's Watchmen series?

The currently available tag for DC's Watchmen has the description: The Watchmen are the fictional superhero team published by DC Comics and later made into a live action film. The Watchmen are ...
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Can I reask a story-identification that never got (correctly) answered?

I asked this question, over 4 years ago but despite the attempts of several people couldn't get the correct book found. Is it okay to reask the question in order to try to get other people to have an ...
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When will reputation re-calculation be finished for this site?

Stack Exchange recently announced that it'll reward question askers more and so a reputation re-calculation will happen. We’re Rewarding the Question Askers I welcome this decision because I believe ...
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Santa animation questions…which category [duplicate]

I want to find info about an old Santa and reindeer cartoon that lasts maybe 4 minutes. Where should I post the question please?
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Pronoun trolling - what to do?

Consider this post (edit: now deleted as abusive by the 'community' automated user.) Since it's been edited, here's its original version: Me and my four friends are big MCU fans and we are thinking ...
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What prevents someone from tagging users in comments?

Occasionally I try to tag someone in a comment with @ and the name does not autocomplete, and also when the comment posts it is not tagged to that person - even if I fully spell out their name. No ...
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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

I have recently gone above the 3,000 reputation mark and have hence been given the ability to review closing questions. I have recently missed some key details in how to review and close questions (as ...
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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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Why is this seemingly not very active user ranked so high when sorting meta users by participation?

Look at the participation-sorted tab of users (same order on responsive and mobile sites on my phone): John Omielan only has 5 actions, with no posts or reputation gains other than the association ...
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Which answer wins a bounty? Most popular or asker’s choice?

I had two answers to my Star Trek question and chose a correct answer then awarded a bounty however the bounty shows up on the incorrect answer. The answer which shows the bounty somehow shows my ...
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Wriggleling Ads on Sci Fi

I just had this wriggleling ads on HNQ. My bad for not using an ads blocker but may you check your ad provider to not spam those "incredible trick". Related: We're testing advertisements across ...
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How much counts as a “significant” rep change from a user being removed?

A user was just removed who had obviously voted on some of my posts. I lost 20 reputation which may not seem like a lot to all y'all with 400k+ (ahem, Valorum, ahem), but I was pretty annoyed. So what,...
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Relinquish moderator tools

My reputation has been slowly trickling up for the past two years and I've hit 10K today. Most of my activity during that time has been trivial. I have no intention of using the moderator tools and I ...
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Is asking about Sci-Fi games on-topic? [duplicate]

According to the Help Center: What topics can I ask about here? Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is for questions targeted towards science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. This includes ...
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Why am I not getting the curious badge?

It is showing that I have asked questions with positive votes on 7 different days but still I am not getting the curious badge? What is the reason for this?
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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

This is the screenshot of my user page: Which obviously doesn't contain the link to its meta site whereas the meta site contains the link to the main site. This is the third time I am typing this ...
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What is our 404 image?

When you get to a 404 error page you see this image, This looks like some sort of runic symbol or something similar, can anyone tell me what this is supposed to be?
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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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Lists are not working in spoiler blocks [duplicate]

Consider this following spoiler block: It should have one paragraph, then a bulleted list with two items - just as if it were not in a quoted non-spoiler block: The quick brown fox: Jumped ...
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How did I vote 41 times in a day?

How was I able to vote 41 times?
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Why did my reputation drop by 6?

Just now, I was at 1408, then, suddenly, I saw that it had dropped down to 1402 with no notice in the reputation tab. Why did this happen?
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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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Can the admin please check my account for an instance of serial down voting?

I've been the target of serial down voting before, so I'm familiar with the auto-script that will undo it if triggered, but the exact trigger is not publicly known. I'm also familiar with the secrecy ...
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Please, re-open this question

Why isn't Red Angel simply communicating with normal language instead of giving clues? This question was closed as per our Future Works Policy. The recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery has ...
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Why can't I track progress towards a [mass-effect] tag badge?

For some reason, mass-effect does not show up in the "Track your next tag badge" widget: I have a lot more progress towards mass-effect than towards any of these tags: So what gives? Why can't I ...
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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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Why do post edits sometimes contain the same text?

I've been noticing for a while what some edits do not actually edit something. As in this post I understand "Dr." being changed to "Doctor", but there's also "spiritual" and "metaphysical" seem to be ...
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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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How to fix small typos if edits must at least contain 6 characters?

I've come across several situations where questions/answers are constructed nice and readable and don't seemingly require any edits, though there are small typos like excepted instead of accepted of ...
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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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Why is my daily rep at 199 when I have “dead rep”?

So I had a couple good answers yesterday and were fortunate enough to receive a large number of up-votes. I continued along with daily activities that did include some down votes on answers. My total ...
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Guardians of the Flame ur-answer unaccepted

Generally, our policy for closing story-id dupes is that only accepted answers can be marked as dupes, or can be marked as the answer that the others are dupes of. The various Guardians of the Flame ...
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My edit was refused but why?

I edited https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/109808/1924 with the following: Changed the lyrics to the correct Unicode characters. It's written in ASCII while the original is not. Changed the ...
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Can I add linebreaks to comment? How?

I often feel that it would make my comment much more clear if there is some line-break. For example, I sometimes want to add two different points in one comment and I would like to separate them as a ...
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“Yearling badge” reputation?

I was checking over the requirements for the "Yearling" badge after I earned it on the main science fiction site. It says "active member for a year with at least 200 reputation. If someone has only ...

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