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How can I find the most upvoted comment(s) on a site?

I saw one comment today that (deservedly so) was upvoted to +14 in a couple of hours. Is there a way to find all the "good" - meaning highest-upvoted - comments on the entire site? I'd strongly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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How realistic is it to request SE team to do a global search-and-replace in all the posts?

Background: I would like to ask the community to consider doing a large cleanup of Star Wars content to account for new Post-Disney reality. As part of my proposals, I would like for any mention of ...
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Why can't I use the R2D2 tag?

When I try to use the tag R2D2 I get the error: You are attempting to create the tag [r2-d2]; however the tag [r2-d2] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta ...
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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. Tags: raj-...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does the site think my question is subjective?

I recently asked this question on the scifi stack exchange. After I typed the question, I got a blurb that said "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." I'm ...
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How does the site pick the reason for closure?

Yesterday I voted to close this question as Off-Topic. However there were already 4 votes to close as Duplicate and so, along with the Dup-link at the top of the question, the Close Reason got set as: ...
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Why are un-upvotes/un-acceptance not reflected in Reputation cap?

I got an answer unaccepted today and a downvote. At 184, I got an upvote for another answer, but it counted for only two points, making my rep 186. So it appears that I have hit the rep cap even ...
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How do I flag a tag for it to be renamed?

I want to change nightmare-b4-christmas to nightmare-before-christmas because apparently it's possible to have longer tags now, but I can't find a way to edit this tag name, and I can't find a way to ...
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Why were the “Not an Answer” flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Are there any spells that a wizard/witch can cast without a wand in the Harry Potter universe? This question was "answered" by a post going off on a tangent about soldiers being able to ...
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Can't receive reputation notification after starting a bounty

I found a good answer today so I started a bounty for it. After deduction of the rep of the bounty, my net rep for today was 45. Since then it has gone to net 75 but I am not receiving any ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate?

Are human-looking Jedi/Sith like Palpatine and the Skywalkers the same (human) species as non-Force users? This question was recently marked as a duplicate. Two things bother me: This question has ...
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Major Complaint

Just joined the site a few hours ago and have been barred from asking questions for 2 days - the reason given was that one of my two questions upset the community. It was suggested that I visit links ...
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Why are search results different from suggested similar questions?

Sometimes I will search a topic and skim through dozens of questions on the search results page to conclude that a question hasn't been asked, but when I put the exact search term into the title of a ...
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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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I would like to delete a question, given so much negative feedback, and the system isn't letting me

I posted this question, and it got 5 downvotes and a string of snarky negative comments. I am trying to delete it, but the system is preventing me from doing so on account of someone having already ...
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Request to undelete answer that has been edited into correctness

Science Fiction Short Story about Computer controlled Utopia The author wrote a follow-up that was actually a modification to their question, and it was deleted. They have since added the answer, but ...
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How do we go about putting questions under community protection?

I've currently noticed a flurry of low quality posts on the question over which button is used to activate Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. There is already a highly voted, good, and accepted answer to ...
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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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How is question quality determined, for review etc?

I want to make a data query that looks for archaeology eligible posts, but I also want to try and narrow it down to posts that need editing and not just random posts. How is the 'quality of post' ...
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Why can't I review posts anymore?

I went to review queue and I was confronted with a message: Obviously it says I have been selecting No Action Needed, which I have, b/c on all the questions or answers it only provides No Action ...
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Accepted answers

Just asking out of idle curiosity: 1. What is the longest span of time between asking a question and accepting an answer? All right, that must be the infamous 3:33 question. 2. Between the posting of ...
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Why was this question about Luke Skywalker looking at a gravestone deleted?

This question: Is Luke Skywalker looking at a gravestone and whose is it? [closed] was deleted 9 hours ago. Why?
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Why was this meta question closed as opinion based?

This meta question was closed as opinion based: Who do you like most on SFF.SE? But, these meta questions are well received here: The many avatars of SFF.SE The many usernames of SFF:SE Why?
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From where can I get Fridge Magnet having SFF.SE logo printed on it? [duplicate]

I am enjoying my Batman Fridge Magnet and I want a similar circular Fridge Magnet having SFF.SE logo printed on it (which would be fantastic as SFF.SE logo is also circular). From where can I get it? ...
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Why were these “superman-brainiac-attacks” tags removed?

I noticed that the "superman-brainiac-attacks" tag has being removed from several of my questions (A low rep user suggested it and it was approved by high rep users). Examples: Why did Lex Luthor ...
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Is deduplication possible?

I never tried it but on closed questions I have a button with which I can vote to reopen it. What about questions marked as duplicate that I (and possibly others) am convinced is not a duplicate of ...
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How can I earn the Cleanup badge?

How can I earn the Cleanup badge? It is written that "first rollback" but I don't know how to rollback. Can somebody please tell me how to rollback and what to rollback?
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“Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!” But how?

One of my flags declined (which I understand after reading this). But now, when I try to flag something else, it says Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! and ...
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Is the new SO toolbar/UI coming to SciFi.SE?

Is there a plan to implement Stack Overflow's recent toolbar/UI update here on scifi.se? I know some people like it and some people hate it... I'm more just irritated that it's different from site to ...
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Lowest-scoring question of all time (including deleted questions)

Someone recently asked which question on SFF had the most downvotes. Of course, it is trivial to determine which question has the lowest total score: just order by votes. However, this does not tell ...

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