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What is a Movie Night, really?

From quick browsing across announcements of and discussions about Movie Night Events, I was unable to determine what a movie night really is. Are all participants supposed to find access (rent a DVD, ...
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What are standard internet reference sites for SF?

What are standard internet reference sites for science fiction and fantasy?
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How do I search for questions on the site?

Let's say I want to search for all posts containing a certain word, or maybe not containing a word. Maybe I want to search only under a given tag (or collection of tags), or only for posts by a given ...
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Is there a way to hide the HNQ List?

Since there are now two separate SE sites where users are unscrupulously posting Age of Ultron spoilers in their question titles, is there some way to avoid seeing the Hot Network Questions lists, ...
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My edits bump the question, can this be avoided?

I just noticed that when I edit my answers, for grammar, clarity or details I just thought of, the question get bumped to the top in the list of active questions. This struck me as impolite ...
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Why did our primary chatroom get nuked?

Well, I just came to know that we have got a new primary chatroom with the same name. When I visited the old one, I saw that it was frozen (by @Shog9♦) and there were 37000+ users inside it. This ...
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When will we get new profile?

I asked a generic question about this: Why am I getting different versions of my profile page on different sites? I just noticed that Stack Overflow and Super User (which are the oldest guys and not ...
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Why was a moderator on our Stack asked to step down?

As we all know by now, Richard is stepping down as a moderator for this Stack. As Richard notes both in his announcement and in chat, he was asked to step down by a community manager. After ...
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Can you exclude a tag from showing up?

Is there a way to look at all questions that have come up except for ones you don't want to see (i.e. futurama)? Basically can you block yourself from seeing certain tags?
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Rules for a duplicate post deletion

Is there an actual rule that says a person that created a post is not allowed to delete it as long as it is marked as a duplicate? If the answer is yes then you should change the system, so the ...
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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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Which question on SFF has the highest number of downvotes?

As the title asks: Which question is the most heavily downvoted on our site? If someone knows of a script that measures this, then by all means point it out to me :-)
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Can I do anything about serial or malicious downvoting?

I've heard of it happening to other people but now it's happening to me, a bunch of my old / unrelated questions and answers were downvoted in the space of a few minutes. Do I report it and if so, ...
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Why doesn't this question show up in the review queue for Close Votes?

The following question has, as I'm writing this, 1 close vote against it.‡ How do the pirate tests in Uncharted 4 get reset? There is a discussion about it in the comments and I disagree with ...
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Questions about our off-site blog?

This question follows this MSE post: We will no longer be hosting Blog Overflow As such, we have opted to discontinue blogs. That thus led the question of what to do with the extant blogs. We reached ...
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What's the process for getting a closed question re-opened?

Does one simply wait passively for those who closed it to come back and re-open it -- assuming they are notified of your edits and comments. Or is there a way to actively pursue it's "unclosing?"
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What constitutes a 'well received question'?

A few days ago, I was one question away from getting Curious. I then asked this question: What actually is Arithmancy? This question has (at time of writing) 42 upvotes, has been viewed almost 5000 ...
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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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How can I delete my user account from the scifi stack? Also, how to meet the quality standards?

I am an active member of SO sites but I want to delete my account from this site, scifi.stackexchange.com. How can I do that? I have tried to delete my questions from this site, but it's giving me ...
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What is the Fantasy font?

Several other questions discuss the design of Science Fiction and Fantasy SE UI elements, including the logo. The words "Science Fiction" are in Orbitron. What font is used for the word "Fantasy"?
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How to find a quotation?

I often want to answer some question but I have a problem with quotations (and I don't want to just say: "I remember that somewhere was something like..."). Sometimes I have exact quote in my mind (...
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How to hide list or multi-line text behind anti-spoiler?

This comment (last parts) seems to be explaining everything: (...) it seems, that anti-spoiler can hide only one-line sentence. Breaking sentences into more than one line or trying to hide lists ...
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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 is the name of main chat room “Mos Eisley”?

The most active chat room of SciFi.SE is Mos Eisley which has a tagline General discussion for http://scifi.stackexchange.com. Googling the words returns that Mos Eisley is a spaceport on the planet ...
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As a user who is new to the review process, is there a best-practice guide for reviewing first-posts/late-answers?

I've read How should I review First Posts on topics I am completely unfamiliar with?, but my question relates to the following line in the available guidance: Edit to improve the answer's appearance, ...
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Legitimate question closed and re-opened in two hours - what can we learn?

Today I asked: Why did R2D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi? This question is similar to others I have asked about the internal consistency of Star Wars films, e.g.: Was the Millennium Falcon too slow? ...
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How is Generalist badge supposed to work?

Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. http://data.stackexchange.com/science%20fiction%20and%20fantasy/query/35591/generalist-progression-updated (also, updated and ...
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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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Why is one upvote +3 and another +10?

I was looking at my reputation and I was confused when I saw this: I checked the what's rep page where it says You gain reputation when: question is voted up: +5 answer is voted up: +10 but I still ...
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Why did this answer get deleted?

What is the maximum number of O.W.L. classes you can take at Hogwarts? This answer is not a direct dupe; it was posted before the answer was closed. There is no conceivable way this should have ...
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Is there a way to undo voting to close a question?

If I've voted to close a question, and realise that I was mistaken, is there a way to undo this? (Assume that the question is not closed yet). Clicking on close again just tells me that I've already ...
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Who is the community liaison for SFF from SE?

At some point, Stack the company seemed to have an attempt to have community liaisons for all of the sites. My impression was that Brett White was SFF point of contact though I could be wrong. Is ...
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The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown: Round 4 [Over!]

This round is over! See the Final Round here! Please see the results from Round 3 and other important information on this post on our blog. You can also see Round 3 itself, here. To vote on your ...
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Can I delete an answer I posted?

I put in an answer to a question, but while I was writing/researching the answer, the question changed to include my answer, So it now looks like my answer is complete rubbish and I'm getting down ...
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Why did I get capped at 186 reputation points today?

Up until now the rep cap allowed up to 200 points in upvotes. If you selected an answer or if your answer was selected, that didn't count toward the cap. But today I noticed I have 201 points, ...
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Why has this question been deleted?

I posted this question, Does any science-fiction handle the ethics of teleportation ("kill and clone")? a long time ago and it was closed. Now it seems to have been deleted. Why?
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Why is “Community” bumping status-declined questions?

Currently the most recently "active" question on meta is Why doesn't the “visit chat” link go straight to the chat room? This question was asked and last edited on March 23rd. The most recent answer ...
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Is it a bug that when @'ing another user that callout is deleted from a comment?

When attempting to @ another user, the @ callout disappeared after I'd submitted. Is this a bug? I also refreshed the page to be sure the comment I was trying to reply to hadn't been deleted. ...
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What's the best way to format quotes?

I can't seem to find a clear and consistent way to quote things. "May the Force be with you." May the Force be with you. "May the Force be with you." Am I supposed to use quotation marks if 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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Delete tag [jk-rowling] (different from my previous request)

I propose to delete jk-rowling, and not recreate it. This tag is currently used on approximately 30 questions. All but two of those are also tagged harry-potter. The two remaining questions ...
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Kylo Ren tag question

I tried to add a kylo ren tag to the site and was shot down multiple times by a moderator. I was told he's not a main character, we don't do character tags, etc. A user here said nasty things to me, ...
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How to make this question suitable for this site?

@Richard deleted a question of mine: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83396/whats-the-stamina-of-wolverine-on-bed And, I respect her decision. I want to make the question suitable for this ...
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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 this question be duplicate (Also, please revoke diamond status of @Keen)?

I asked this question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83622/can-bifrost-bridge-reach-underground It was closed. Then, I reached meta to resolve issues because I thought my question shouldn'...
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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 do I add a feed for a tag in a chat room?

If I want, say, all [lord-of-the-rings] posts to go to my chat room, what do I do in the add feed bit? What URL do I paste there?
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Tagging Guidelines

Introduction This question is intended to be a collection of information on the tagging system, as it applies to Science Fiction & Fantasy. This includes information on how to tag, when to create ...
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List of all entries on the Community Blog

This is a list of all entries on the old Sci Fi Community Blog site in order from most recent to oldest. The list is obsolete now, and you should consult the complete list of entries on the new blog ...
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Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonym?

I noticed that there was a terminator3 tage and a rise-of-the-machines. As they are the same film I tried to suggest rise-of-the-machines as a synonym of the terminator3 tag. However I received the ...