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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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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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Been away for awhile, credentials/badges seem gone. Can I relink to past posts, as some have relevance to questions I can answer?

Been awhile, I should have some old posts up here, can't seem to find them.
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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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Minor technical issues with off-topic close box

There are some minor technical issues with the off-topic close reasons, which should be trivial to fix. All links are HTTP instead of HTTPS. This includes the migration option to meta. The link to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can someone tell why this flag was declined?

This answer is just worthless. Why was the flag declined?
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If I up vote an answer that is negative, will the user still get the 10 points?

If an answer is say -5, and I up-vote it, will they still get the plus 10?
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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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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 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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What question has the most deleted answers?

I noticed that the question Is Amy Pond Clara's grandmother? has a staggering eight deleted answers. Do any of the site's questions have more than that?
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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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