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For questions asking for help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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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I am Ihor Sypko, and once accessed stack exchange via Ihor.Sypko@dot.nj.gov which is no longer active since my 2016 retirement.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 ...
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When the answer to a question may have changed is there a way to recommend a review?

The following question: Why does Captain Lorca care about scattered pockets of negative mass? Was was asked mid-way through Discovery's first season. Now that season one is over I'm wondering if ...
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Why are people interested in undeleting this question? [duplicate]

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/180820/931 I had deleted this question after it was marked duplicate and I really hadn't done much research before asking it. But, about an hour ago, some users ...
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Did this light-hearted one-line comment (based on experience!) breach some rule of the site?

I posted a comment on this question: a song of ice and fire - Are there any transgender characters in Westeros?. My comment was: "Anyone who thinks that Westeros is tough has never spent time in ...
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Why is the general discussion chat room not the first in the list of site chat rooms?

When I go to chat via the SE logo I arrive at the chat room list of the particular stack I am on, the SFF chat room list in our case. So far so good, but how is the order in which they are displayed ...
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Is there any way to see all my answers quoted by some other users?

Recently I saw an answer from another user where they had quoted one of my answers within theirs. It felt nice. So that had me wondering, is there any way to see all my answers that are quoted ...
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Can scifi id questions from movies SE be migrated here? [duplicate]

Since movies SE have decided to ban id question and delete all the existing ones, I'm asking if it's possible to save part of its archive (scifi related questions) by migrating them here? And if it's ...
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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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Why can't I add a comment?

I asked two Star Trek questions a while ago and I'm trying to comment back. For some reason I can't add a comment. Any help?
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Why can we not mark questions as duplicates when the original does not have an answer?

This question: Misanthropic boy given near-omnipotent powers by alien intelligence, proceeds to destroy humanity is a duplicate of this: Bullied boy given immense powers by an alien race who ...
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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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Delete accidental tag?

With new privileges come new mistakes: I accidentally and unintentionally just created a bad tag and am unable to delete it: harry-potte Is this a higher level moderation level that can take care ...
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Please, allow me to ask this question

I tried to ask this: Title: Who is the physically largest character in Raj Comics? Body: I know that Parmanu can grow in size, but I want to know which character was largest ever shown. ...
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What does “last seen” refer to?

What sort of events does "last seen" refer to? For example, how is it that a question was "asked 13 minutes ago" while the asker was "last seen 27 minutes ago"? What happened 27 minutes ago to reset ...
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the logout button is not in the usual spot. how to logout?

The answer to previous "logout question" is not accurate anymore, so where did they hide the logout button? I went to the usual place I used to logout last time in the left drop-down list but now ...
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Question with close votes, is not in the close vote review queue even after 15 minutes

According to Why doesn't this question show up in the review queue for Close Votes?, questions with close votes should show up in the close vote review queue 15 minutes after "the oldest pending ...
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Tags redirecting to “featured” instead of “active”?

Whenever I click on a tag on the main site today, it displays the "featured" tab for that question, instead of the "active" tab. Is this by design? It's not happening on my other commonly visited SE ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

If you have high rep (>10k), you can see this answer of mine: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/170330/931 I didn't delete it. And, I have no idea why it was deleted. I guess it was found offensive. ...
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How can I be notified of upvotes when I have reached the daily reputation cap?

I know that we have a daily cap on reputation gain, but this is not what I'm interested in. Pretty much like the title says, how can I be notified of the upvotes/downvotes in my posts when i have ...