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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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What is the yellow background on some questions?

Some questions have a yellow background to them, what is the meaning of this?
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

Recently, I commented on a certain users question and asked if he knew how to accept answers and if so why had he never done so, later this comment was flagged (I'm not sure why) and is no longer ...
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Mismatched icons?

Since yesterday I've noticed that all of the small icons used in the "Hot Network Questions" pane, as well as some of the community nav menu (the SE icon at top-right) are all mixed up. This seems to ...
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Is there a reason that stack.imgur.com image resizing parameters don't work on certain images?

In an answer I just posted, it seems that stack.imgur.com is not resizing the images when the letters t or m are added to the filename. As an example, here's bUxeut.jpg and bUxeum.jpg: You may ...
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Should [star-trek-emh] be renamed [emergency-medical-hologram]?

The tag for The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, officially the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I, is currently star-trek-emh. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename ...
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Should [star-trek-eu] be renamed [star-trek-expanded-universe]? [duplicate]

The tag for the Star Trek expanded universe is currently star-trek-eu. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename that to star-trek-expanded-universe and use the old tag ...
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Please, clarify Answer Deletion privilege clauses

Recently, my answer to this question was deleted by the community: After Tony Stark was stabbed mortally, Doctor Strange made a bargain with Thanos. He offered Thanos the Time Stone in exchange of ...
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How should we tag Incredibles 2?

The new tag incredibles-2 has been created to tag a few questions about the new film. There is an already existing tag the-incredibles-2 that follows the naming convention of the-incredibles from the ...
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What does closing a Question as a Duplicate actually do?

I know Duplication is a bit of a contentious topic so I've looked around before asking this, but I can't find an answer. If I've missed it I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. What ...
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Why do some questions get 4k views, and some only 80?

For example, this question currently has 3000 views: Science fiction book from 80's or 90's. Cover is man sitting on a throne of bones Whereas this similar one, posted a few hours before, has ...
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What should I do when I am getting death threats because of this site?

Just before Avengers: Infinity War’s release date, I got an email threatening me not to post any questions about Avengers: Infinity War because I intentionally spoil big movies. First, how could ...
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Is this question on topic - Can the T.H.A.N.O.S. theory be completed?

I feel like this may not be an answerable question and more specifically, that it may not be on topic, but I am curious and can not find anything online to satiate my interest... Here is the question ...
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Exactly which features of SFF.SE's magnificent theme will we be losing?

According to the changes outlined here: Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps We will probably be losing our voting buttons, fave button, possibly our use of Orbitron font, and reduced ...
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Where's the search box? [duplicate]

The help center says there's a search box in the upper right corner of every page. I don't see one anywhere. Where is it?
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Is asking for the moral of a story on topic?

I'm conflicted about how to interpret the finale of Avatar the Last Airbender and I want to ask others what they think the message of the finale is supposed to be. Is this on topic?
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Why is there a duck on the SF&F page?

No, really, the question is all in the title. And why is it asking me to connect a microphone to talk with he/her/it? O_o
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Can a moderator delete a question of mine? [duplicate]

I'd like to ask if a moderator could delete a recent question of mine that was not welcomed very well by the community. I've tried, but I'm unable to do so. Here it is. It was deemed to be not good ...
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Spoiler Markdown

Is it possible to get some more "help" added to the Formatting help page particularly for Spoiler markdown? For example it would be useful to be able to see how to put new lines and empty lines in a ...