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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 The list is obsolete now, and you should consult the complete list of entries on the new blog ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why did I lose 24 rep points with no notice?

I just lost 24 rep points and I don't know why?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the most viewed question on Science Fiction?

Simple question, What is the most viewed question on Science Fiction?
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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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