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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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Is there a reason why so many sites have the same number of referrals?

I was taking a stroll through some site analytics today and something caught my eye in the traffic sources, that many (11 exactly) SE referring sites have exactly 776 visits. This seems to continue ...
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How to give a bonus to an answer that was not accepted after the question was closed

I recently asked a question about (not) reading Shakespeare in class. Two correct answers arrived within a few seconds of each other. It also rapidly appeared that the question was a dupe. I wanted to ...
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Can you see your own questions or answers in a review queue?

Basically what the title says. Is it possible to see your own posts in a review queue? Of course it's bad practice at the very least to review your own posts or whatever. However I'm trying to figure ...
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Why are the review queues always empty?

I've recently gained the privilege of accessing a few review queues, but they never have any questions in them. Is this due to lack of moderators/the time that moderators have? Or is somebody sitting ...
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Does SFF have a high threshold for moving comment streams to chat?

I've found that some Stack Exchange sites quickly recommend moving a comment stream to chat after only 5 or 6 comments. But on SFF I've never actually seen this, even when comment streams have a ...
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Can we read about the privacy policy changes somewhere besides meta.se?

Today there's a banner up top that says We changed our privacy policy. Read more. The link goes to meta.stackexchange.com. For...reasons, I don't read meta.stackexchange.com. I even have it blocked ...
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Why Scifi not allowing me to post a question?

My last question hit HNQ, but now Scifi not allowing me to post a question:
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Do spoiler tags work in tables?

Let's find out... My header Some public info >! Some secret info Based on the preview, it looks like spoiler tags don't work in tables. So are there any options for hiding a spoiler in a table? ...
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The site turned orange

All text on the site is suddenly orange. Unfortunately, orange on white isn't readable by humans. I don't know if this is a bug or another "brilliant" UI redesign. I can't change theme below ...
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No longer possible to add multiple duplicate targets?

I happened upon Novel with humans travelling to a distant planet becoming super-intelligent, which is at one end of a small duplicate chain. I was going to simply edit the ultimate parent in, so as to ...
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Why do I show up as a "New Contributor" even though I've posted several times?

On my latest post, I still have the "New Contributor" identifier under my user card, even though I have made 8 posts before this including questions. Why is this?
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Should I reveal spoilers in the edit comment?

In this edit, I added a spoiler and that was the main function of the comment (and therefore would have been the comment has it not been a spoiler). Should I reveal what the spoiler is in the comment?...
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Main page text size change

Has a change been made to the default text size on the Sci-fi main site? I can't see any setting that I've changed, but everything is at a smaller size there than any other part of the stack exchange ...
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Commenting on a Closed Question

If I ask a question, then, for whatever reason, close it, what does it take, after that, for someone to comment on it? My understanding is that once a question is closed, all comments are locked so ...
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Is a question about Paul Hoffman's Left hand of God on topic here?

As per the title, I'd like to ask a question about The Left Hand of God. I've found only this question about it, but it's just a story identification question, so I'm not sure I can take the existence ...
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Statistics on Answer speeds

Is it possible to collect statistics on how quickly questions are answered? Without collecting piles of answers back and processing them locally? In an Elastic Search instance you'd do this with the ...
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Why was my question asking for theories downvoted? Why was my answer for same question downvoted as well?

So in a question, I asked recently on the regular sci-fi fantasy stack exchange site Where Did The Myths of Dragons Come From? The answer I wrote was a heavily researched theory I came up with. And ...
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Why is my question getting downvoted?

For some reason my question had a struggle, because it got a downvote. Later, I updated the question by doing a comparison, but that just made it worse and it got another downvote without any ...
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Why was I asked to review "a first post"? What are the consequences for ignoring the task?

I have received an notification on scifi Stack Exchange demanding me to "review" what was labelled as a "first post". What I saw was a question I have found to be mostly ...
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Guidelines for "migration"

I have seen a question on the main site that I believe should be migrated1 to another site on the network. What are the guidelines for migrating it to another site? General Guidance 1 Here migration ...
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How much rep do you need to be able to edit tags more easily?

On a site on which I have a high rep score, I am able to edit tags easily using the "Edit tags" button: However, on this site (at time of writing), I have < 3000 rep, which is not enough ...
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How to post a question if I can't find a matching tag?

I'd like to post a question asking about apparent discrepancies in a series of fantasy novels (the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz, to be specific). I can not find an appropriate tag, and am not ...
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What is a review in Science Fiction and Fantasy?

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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