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What counts as a 'view'?

What counts as a 'view'? It can't be a view by unique users because some questions have over 100k views. I don't think it counts as a view every time you reload a page. Is it a view per user per ...
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What is the most viewed question on Science Fiction?

Simple question, What is the most viewed question on Science Fiction?
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Why is the visited/not visited link color inverse than anywhere else?

Academia.SE Stackoverflow.com Google.com SciFi.SE As you can see on the images, every site uses a rule that visited link is darker and less apparent than non visited one. I don't remember a site ...
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Is it possible to determine your average question and answer scores?

I'd like to determine the average number of upvotes and downvotes for all my questions and answers. Are there any database commands to do this?
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What's going on with the “Marshal” badge?

I've just been awarded the Marshal gold badge twice. In 5 minutes. A) I was under the impression this was a "one time only" badge B) I'm not the only one who just randomly got it. 22 others seems to ...
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Finding out your Candidate Score

As I'm ill-equipped to be a mod, nobody would vote for me, and other good reasons, I am not nominating myself for the current (or past) elections. Thank you, hold your applause. Still, I am intrigued ...
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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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Chat room issues

OK so I have some issues with the chat room I was in. I was chatting in then my phone crashed so I went to take a shower and left my phone on the couch and when I got out my chat room wouldn't let me ...
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Does editing your own post leave details about each edit?

Basically what the title says, Does editing your own post leave details about each edit?
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How to handle user that brags about wanting to close a question merely to provoke people?

The user Valorum (formerly known as Richard), commented that he wants to close a question merely to provoke a user. I commented back that his reply says a lot about him. (My comment and his have been ...
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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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Finding the Meta site [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: If a new user can't find out how to get to the Meta site, where is he supposed to ask? On the main site, or on Meta? (I didn't see any directions on the What's Meta page, but it ...
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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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How can I get an answer undeleted once I've edited it to conform to the guidelines?

I answered this question yesterday and my answer was subsequently deleted by DampeS8N. Although there was not a specific reason given for the deletion, I think it might have been that the answer was ...
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Who is considered to be a new user

In this SE - and others possibly, I haven't really encountered this problem elsewhere yet - but this SE keeps referring to "new users". Who is classified as a new user? Do new users have low ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

Assuming they weren't removed when the writers/directors changed the plot mid-shoot and therefore don't directly contradict anything left included in the film/tv show
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How to “unflag” a question?

Questions get flagged as duplicates etc, and it takes a certain amount of people to vote that question as such. But, there is no direct vote to counter the flag before it gets deleted or closed. You ...
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What does the logo of the sci-fi stack exchange show? [duplicate]

Basic question. Does it represent something or is it a reference to something?
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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 do you start a chat? Or can you start one?

I am new here so please be patient with me... I just want to know how one would start a chat room? Or if one even can? Are they only created by Moderators/senior members? Just want to know so I am ...
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My question was closed and I don't understand why

My question was marked as a duplicate but the question that's been linked is asking something different so I don't understand why https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/127049/any-direct-...
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What does “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” mean?

New user. Very dumb. Don't really understand technical stuff very well. I've gotten this comment "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" on my...uhm...page, ...
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What does OP stand for? [duplicate]

I keep seeing the term OP in reference to someone who has asked a question and I wanted to know what words OP stand for.
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How to report a user who is repeatedly spamming?

A particular user is spamming one of my questions about Albus Dumbledore with an image of him wearing 'socks'. How do I report him?
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Why was the “two Hulk films” question closed?

Please help me understand why this question was closed: Why were there two Hulk origin films within five years of each other? I cannot work it out from the brief close reason: "This question ...
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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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What are standard internet reference sites for SF?

What are standard internet reference sites for science fiction and fantasy?
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How are hot meta posts selected?

This is a very small question with what will probably be a very quick answer. The main scifi site has a right-hand sidebar with several meta questions listed, which change over time, and the hed "HOT ...
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Why do you need a min of 15 characters in a comment?

What if I only want to ask a two word question like What Joke?
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Is there a definition of active membership?

Is there a definition of an "active user" here, and, if so, are there statistics available, either on an individual or global basis, about how many still participate? I've been rummaging through ...
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What does the little star underneath the vote for a question do?

I was just looking at a question and I clicked the little star underneath the vote and then I realized that I had no idea what it did.
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Am I able to answer my own question and then mark it as accepted?

Yeah I want to know if it is cheating to answer my own question and then accept it.
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List of questions I voted on

Is there a page where you can view what you have voted on?
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Is there a way to search but exclude questions with a certain tag? [duplicate]

I am currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire (just finished CoK) and I am really scared that I will accidentally read a question title that will spoil something really big for me. Is there a way to ...
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What is “Word of God”?

This may be a dumb question, but I think most new users of the site would find it helpful. What is exactly intended as "Word of God" statements?
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Why was my answer moved to a new question?

In Working titles of Star Wars films? I currently have a deleted answer. Interestingly enough I didn't answer this question, I answered a question specifically asking regarding Star Wars Episode VIII....
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Why does chat only show up on the sidebar in meta, but not on the main site?

I don't see the XXXXX People Chatting Mos Eisley Agent of Nothing on the main site, yet it shows up on meta. Why is this? EDIT: I see it sometimes. Other times... it's gone.
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I mixed two stories in a story-identification question. Found one of them. What do I do now?

In this question I initially had two story plots mixed together. I've since discovered this error and know one of the stories but not the other. Do I now: leave this alone and wait for an answer edit ...
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Spoiler tag stays revealed?

The editing help page simply says the following with regards to spoiler tags: Spoilers To hide a certain piece of text and have it only be visible when a user moves the mouse over it, use ...
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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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Can't post images?

Whenever I try to add an image to a question on Google Chrome, this happens. I can't access the button to actually post the question. I have to switch to Firefox to add images. Is there anyway I ...
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Why is Richard golden?

On mobile view Richard appears with gold text. At first I blamed caching, and it was a mod thing. But even Rand Al'Thor's name isn't gold in the picture before:
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Tag synonym/rename/merge requests

If you have a request to create tag synonyms, or rename or merge tags, post the request here as answers. Site adminstrators can then act on the request. Requests are for tags on the Science Fiction ...
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Can we rename the [stormlight-archives] tag to [stormlight-archive]?

We have a stormlight-archives tag, for the Brandon Sanderson's series, but the correct name of the series is Stormlight Archive (singular; without the s at the end). Can we replace this tag with ...
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Rename [thedaggerandthecoin] to [the-dagger-and-the-coin]

We have the tag thedaggerandthecoin (1 question). The proper tag name would be the-dagger-and-the-coin, but the existence of the former prevents creation of the latter. Can we please rename this tag?
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My consecutive day counter reset after a few hours

I have been visiting the site everyday for three weeks. Tonight, after only being off the site for a few hours, it reset to 1 from 21 days here and from 20 to 1 on Movies & TV. This has happened ...
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Are edits supposed to add information/content to an answer?

I just approved an edit made to an answer by someone other than the answer's author. It added a piece of information to the answer's list of data. I happened to know the data was a correct addition. (...
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Show the next tag badge on the main site profile too

On the activity tab on your profile on meta, it shows you the next tag badge that you'll earn - mine says it's a bronze discussion badge. Why not do this on the main site, too? That way I won't have ...
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Are the round-by-round election vote counts available?

See title. Are the round-by-round election results and the vote counts available?
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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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