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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?

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Add help for Markdown spoiler tags in the formatting help

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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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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Why am I a teapot?

I've been trying to upload screenshots as an image to ask a question. Has always worked before - at least in other SE sites, and does right now as well. But here I am a teapot - or at least I seem to ...
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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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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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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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Can you resize images in a question?

I asked this question, but the images I used are rather large. Can you/how can you resize images in the question (short of downloading the image, resizing it on the computer, and re-uploading the ...
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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 just happened to the Teletubbies questions?

I mean, I know my question was one of two that just got migrated but there was no explanation or suggestion, it just went. So I have two questions: Why was it migrated? What about all the other tv ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why was this 'not an answer' flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as 'not an answer': No it's not Harry Potter but is supposed to look like him. What he summoned isn't explained or likely to explained. It is comprised of a reply to a ...
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What is alt text, and how do I write good alt text?

When I upload an image, the image button inserts some text that says "enter image description here". What is that text for, and what should I replace it with?
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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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