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How does one suggest a change to a tag name?

I think the bodies tag name could be improved: perhaps bodies-tvseries, but when I try to suggest that I can suggest a change to the tag description, not the tag name. Do I need an additional ...
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Why flag weight of 749 [closed]

I was browsing through the badges page and I noticed that to get a Marshall badge, you need to have Achieved a flag weight of 749 by reviewing and flagging appropriately Is there a specific ...
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Why the massive rep-drop yesterday?

Tons of people across the site lost reputation yesterday (UTC 7/23/23). I lost a measly 20 rep, but some people lost tons more. After losing 11k+ rep, poor Valorum's back down to 660k (oh, the ...
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Are the Privilege levels in Meta the same as SFF?

I haven't spent much time on the Meta side of things so I'm a little confused on how it works. Obviously it's the same in the sense that users have access to both and all my rep carries over, but what ...
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How do I hide a question without closing or deleting it?

I want to make a question invisible so that it cannot be closed or deleted, or edited by anyone, without actually closing or deleting it myself. How do I do this? I want to come back to it later on ...
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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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Why does my reputation not add up?

I recently posted a question and it was received quite positively. But I check my stack account once everyday and today when I saw my reputation timeline of upvotes I saw this - Thats (250+70+20) - 6 ...
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Same question, I expect a different answer

I have a question, and I found out that the same question was asked, and there is a perfectly suitable answer there. However, I am looking for a different answer (I am 100% sure that it exists). ...
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Will I get the bounty?

I posted this answer, and it was received negatively, but there is as a 500 bounty on it. So will I despite the negative 4 downvotes receive the bounty at the end of the grace period??
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How do I delete myself from this site?

I signed up to contribute to a conversation about a movie but this merit system is absolutely ridiculous and I'd like to immediately disconnect myself from this website because I get nothing from it ...
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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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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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What is the name of creature drawn above Ask Question?

I like the background image used on this site. I want to know the name of creature present above Ask Question button.
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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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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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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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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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Minor technical issues with off-topic close box

There are some minor technical issues with the off-topic close reasons, which should be trivial to fix. All links are HTTP instead of HTTPS. This includes the migration option to meta. The link to ...
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This is a troll, right?

Looking at this answer, I can't help but notice that they pretend to not know what the name of the movie is (even though they have the name and the year correct) and to pretend they're not interested ...
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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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When does the system show flag review screen? [closed]

Today I had an yellow ellipse with "11" in it in my top toolbar next to "review" link, which took me to a screen allowing reviewing flagged posts. I only recall seeing that screen ...
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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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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

In a recent question of mine, I encountered what I think is a bug when I tried to put a regular blockquote between two spoilers: Text: !This is spoiler 1. "This is the regular blockquote". !...
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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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What does the background color of a badge mean?

When looking through my badges, I noticed that some badges have a silver background while most have a black background. This occurs for both bronze and silver badges. All of my gold badges have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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