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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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Do we want a feed of bountied (featured) questions in Mos Eisley?

One of the reasons to place a bounty on a question is to attract attention to it. Either to get a better answer, or to get any answer at all. So how can we draw more attention? By advertising it in ...
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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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Can I please get the deleted comments made on this question? [closed]

Comments made on this question have been deleted: Why did Lucas choose the word "Force"? I want to get a deleted comment which was a scolding full of alien terms. Is this possible to get ...
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How to acquire or create a film scene GIF?

I've noticed that that it is often useful to gain upvotes to enhance the clarity of an answer/question by including an animated gifs of a relevant film scene. Instead of posting multiple screenshots ...
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Why are short edits discouraged?

When editing a post, I got this message: We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary. Why? I wanted to ...
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Wait, how did this low-rep user just review a suggested edit?

Ok, so I just glanced over the review queue and noticed a new face: Nothing unusual, except for the fact that that user has 47 rep. . Huh? The minimum rep required to be able to access the review ...
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There is an incorrect(?) tag “thelegobatmanmovie” which prevents me from creating the correct(?) “the-lego-batman-movie” tag

There is an incorrect(?) tag thelegobatmanmovie which prevents me from creating the correct(?) the-lego-batman-movie tag. How should this be handled?
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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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The Great Scifi Universe Popularity Contest

Perhaps there's already a related meta in the past, but there's been a lot of activity over the last couples in Star Wars-land. It would be interesting if one of the members knowledgeable on data....
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If someone uses all of their flags, are they not allowed to flag anymore?

I just flagged something as opinion based and used one of my flags. This is my first time using flags, so I'm wondering if I use all ten (not that I plan to go on a flagging rampage) will I be put on ...
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Merge [gollum] and [smeagol]

For some completely unfathomable reason, we appear to have two tags for this character: gollum and smeagol. Can we please merge these?
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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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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

This (now deleted) "answer" came up in the first posts review. It attempts to answer the question why the Jedi would serve a corrupt republic by trying to draw parallels to the current situation in ...
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Fixing misspelling of “swords and sorcery” tag

It's almost always used as "sword and sorcery", only a single sword. The current tag "swords and sorcery" is a misspelling. I am strongly in favor of correcting it to the actual term.
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Is there a way to resize displayed pictures? [duplicate]

Can we change a picture size when we display it from a linked website? It seems that the picture is always displayed at maximum size.
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How do I log out when I'm ready to leave the site?

First time user: I can't find where/how to log out when I'm done.
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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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Have my review permissions been revoked?

As of today I have noticed that I can't go into the review section. It is stating that I can go there on 9th December at the earliest. Is this because my privileges have been revoked for some reason ...
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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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Why do we have pentagrams as our “favorite” icon?

It's taken me a surprisingly long time to notice this, but it just struck me that we have pentagrams as our "favorite" / "save" icon for questions. Is this because we're all into heavy metal or is it ...
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first who, second why

I'm currently suspended from chat, for at best, a slightly not nice comment, for 12 hours, with no notice, or explanation. I'm just dying to know who did it, and why they did it. FYI mod team, it's "...
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Why were these posts deleted by Community ♦?

On the question What's the relationship among the many uses of the name "Praxis" in sci-fi?, there are several deleted answers that were deleted by the Community ♦ user: here1, here, and ...
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Why do old posts show up in the First Posts queue?

First posts almost invariably show in the queue of the same name within 15 minutes or so, and sometimes nearly immediately. Occasionally, however, when looking at the First Posts review history or ...
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Why isn't a down voted question moved to the top of the front page after editing one of its answers?

I edited this question's answer, but it was not bumped to the top of the front page like a normal post would. I can only assume that down voted questions are not put at the top for some reason. So ...
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Can someone tell why this flag was declined?

This answer is just worthless. Why was the flag declined?
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How linky am I?

Is there a good Data Explorer query to find how "SFF-linky" my answers are in-site? In more technical terms, for a given user, how many links to SFF.SE are on average in their answers on the site?
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Who has answered the most questions?

I asked who has asked the most questions, but who has answered the most questions?
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Who has asked the most questions?

Just curious as to who has asked the most questions. Lots of people answer questions, but who has asked the most? How do you find out who has asked the most questions?
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Merge [nukes] and [nuclear-weapons]

Can we please merge nukes and nuclear-weapons? We really don't need both of them. (I was going to just remove nukes, but then I saw that it had more questions than nuclear-weapons, so...)
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Rename [black-mirrors] to [black-mirror]

This question about Black Mirror was mistakenly tagged black-mirrors, while the proper tag name should be black-mirror (which doesn't exist yet). Can we have this fixed? The tags are too similar to ...
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Tag wiki edit history

Unlike questions or answers, tag wikis do not seem to have an “Active” view. Editing a tag wiki does not seem to “bump it,” to my knowledge. The 10k tools have a “new tags” area, but that seems to be ...
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How long does it take for badges to be earned?

As of today I'm at 100 consecutive days. How long does it take for the Fanatic badge to be earned? Yesterday it took like 4 hours for the Electorate badge to take effect, but previously for lesser ...
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How many tags lack tag excerpts?

On the main site, we have over 2200 tags, at 36 tags a page and 63 pages. The majority of them have at least a tag excerpt, if not a tag wiki. However, there are a decent number without either. ...
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Why don't I receive notifications on Scifi & Fantasy Meta?

I would like to know why we don't receive notifications in Scifi & Fantasy Meta when someone... Comments on your question [Sometimes it doesn't work for me - is this a bug?] Replies to your ...
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What is the least awarded badge?

Does anyone know what the least awarded badge is? How many times it has been awarded?
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How do I delete my scifi.SE profile only?

I want to delete my Scifi profile. I had a series of questions and answers bad received, flagged for wrong reasons etc (a question that should have been marked as "opinion based" was just marked as a ...
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User cards (?) seem broken for users with many badges

User cards (not sure what official SE name is) seem to be too small for fitting the info for users with many badges. 2 examples in 1 image: This seems invariant as far as zooming in/out with Ctrl-...
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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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Who determines if a post should be re-opened?

So who determines if a post should be re-opened? It seems that anyone can close a question, but re-opening is a different story.
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How to post/link an image in a comment

It's easy if the image is online, just post the URL in the comment and hit enter - anyone who clicks it will see the image. Let's say I just photoshopped an image to help explain something to another ...
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Can a Data Stack Exchange query be used to dynamically update an answer?

I recently wrote an answer to this question; Which question on SFF has the highest number of downvotes? However, within a few days it was out of date. No doubt if I check it again in a few days, it'...
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Is there a way to reject/recall your own flags?

I just flagged an answer that, IMO, was not actually an answer since it only gave a short and obvious "out-of-universe" explanation for a question. I flagged it as "should be a comment", only to ...
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Please reopen this “on hold” question

What can we infer about the programming language used in "Jurassic Park" (the book, not the movie)? It seems that putting a question "on hold" disables the ability to post answers, so that ...
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Please change my name

Also related UUID displayed instead of username There's a bug where my name is messed up, that's besides the point. Please change my name to 'Alex' (no quotes) because it looks bad. I don't want my ...
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Do I not lose rep if I downvote a question that has been closed?

I came across a fairly bad question that was a duplicate. It already had 4 downvotes, but I thought, I think I probably have enough rep to afford 1 downvote. Plus, it'll put me to a nice multiple of 5....
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Am I being singled out by a grumpy downvoter? [duplicate]

It just seems unlikely that it could be a coincidence that 4 of my top voted questions all get downvotes at the same time. Is there some grumpy user out there who decided they hate me and so they went ...
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How can a user removed equal -2 rep?

I got a notice that a user was removed and any of their votes were removed. I received a -2 rep reprimand. Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says 'User was removed'? ...

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