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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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How can I get answers thru chat?

A while ago I asked https://scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7911/how-to-ask-this-question-about-star-wars-fan-theories on SF&F meta because I figured it'd be a little too broad and slightly ...
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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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Profile on meta does not show why a user is suspended

On a certain meta user's profile, I see: On the main site user profile I see: Why is the reason not shown on meta?
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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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Is this website legit (adhering to SE license), or illegal scraper?

http://htmlasks.com/which_predictions_of_the_force_awakens_darths_amp_droids_bingo_were_correct vs Which predictions of the Force Awakens: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct?
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Is there an issue with (my) daily vote limits?

I believe that the limit for votes is 40 per day, but I think mine has occasionally been closing early over the past couple weeks. Today, for example, I have 33 votes recorded on my vote list. A "...
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Should we rename the tag [2001] to [2001-a-space-odyssey]?

We have the tag 2001 for questions related to Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, used on 20 questions. I propose we rename the tag to the full name of the movie — 2001-a-space-...
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Why is my question closed?

After moderator and users trying to close it, it got reopened by the sane. In Star Wars: "The Force Awakens," how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did? Why has it been put on ...
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Kylo Ren tag question

I tried to add a kylo ren tag to the site and was shot down multiple times by a moderator. I was told he's not a main character, we don't do character tags, etc. A user here said nasty things to me, ...
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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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Are the desktop pop-ups feeds working properly?

When I hover over, for example, the Harry Potter tag, and I try and subscribe to the desktop pop-up feed (desktop pop-ups), which I had used for years, and which was an SE feature, and not a third ...
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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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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 ...
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Do Meta questions affect reputation?

I've only participated in Meta just a teensy bit: But I don't think any of those upvotes were reflected in my reputation. Do Meta questions affect reputation? If not, then why?
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Dupe, but mine was first [duplicate]

I asked How did Maz Kanata acquire Luke's lightsaber? and then, 12 hours later, JMFB asked In Star Wars: "The Force Awakens," how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did? which ...
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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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Has age been removed from user profiles?

The profile page used to tell us the user's age, except in the case of those users who failed to provide their birth dates. On certain rare occasions this information was of some slight use; namely, ...
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How to avoid Star Wars spoilers?

Over the next couple of days, most of the world will be able to finally see the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But, since it's not a global simultaneous release, some regions get to see it ...
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How can I hide oneboxes in chat?

When people are posting many images in chat, or there's a flood of questions being posted by users, I'd like to be able to ignore the oneboxes. This then makes it easier to follow the text portion of ...
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Why do I have to do captchas while logged in?

A few days ago, I tried to submit an answer and was surprised when a captcha popup appeared, requiring me to tick an "I'm not a robot" box and possibly pick out some pictures before continuing. Why ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

Well, I have already watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And, the movie is easily available for everyone (won't disclose the source as SE doesn't allow sharing illegal things). So, I think lots of ...
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Is the highlight not pronounced enough? [duplicate]

Does anyone else feel the highlight: on the front page for questions in tags you are following for block quotes is not pronounced enough in the new design? I can hardly see it. Votes on the ...
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Suspensions from chat with no notice

I was recently suspended on chat with no reason or notice. I would like a mod response to this. As far as I know the only issue I've had was with a simple,"That's what she said joke". After reading ...
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Why did our primary chatroom get nuked?

Well, I just came to know that we have got a new primary chatroom with the same name. When I visited the old one, I saw that it was frozen (by @Shog9♦) and there were 37000+ users inside it. This ...
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What does it mean when the Community bot modifies my question? [duplicate]

One of my questions has just been bumped onto the front page by the Community bot: But the revision histories of the question and its sole answer (no deleted answers) show no activity since several ...
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Profile picture not displaying properly?

(aka: Redacted Stack is too redacted!) On the main users page, the user Redacted Stack (formerly Major Stackings) has a profile picture which is mainly a solid grey block: But when I hover over his ...
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Is this comment inappropriate?

Here is what I wrote, it was in regards to an accusatory comment made to me which was so insulting, that I responded thus, I knew you'd come up with some kind of sophomoric response like that, and ...
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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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Why were these comment flags declined, while the comments were deleted?

I flagged a number of comments on Wad Cheber's answer to the question what technologies were predicted by Back to the Future II. There was a discussion about the source of some statements that had ...
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Why was this answer to the question of Hermione's ethnicity deleted?

This answer was deleted by a mod. Why was it deleted? The comments argue that it doesn't address the question. I'd like to argue that it does, although not directly. (The answer concludes that ...
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Is it possible to determine when an answer was accepted?

I don't see an obvious way to determine the date and time
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Why can I not protect a question?

For all the other questions that I checked, I can protect them (20K rep privilege). I wanted to protect this question (because the same user posted two racist answers within minutes of each other (...
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Why was a moderator on our Stack asked to step down?

As we all know by now, Richard is stepping down as a moderator for this Stack. As Richard notes both in his announcement and in chat, he was asked to step down by a community manager. After ...
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Sudden surge of late answers?

There's been an influx of questions into the late answers review queue - The ones I looked at seemed to have been answered a year or so ago, not now. Unfortunately in looking through them I went ...
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Are detective stories a part of Science Fiction and fantasy site?

Can I include questions about detective stories in this site? If not, on which site can I post them?
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Can we do more specific searches? If not are community members interested in adding it as a feature? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do more specific searches other then one or more word searches in the search bar? If I wanted to search a particular users questions, or answers for a specific word, is that ...
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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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How is a question prefix determined?

Pick some question tagged harry-potter and voldemort like this: Why didn't the basilisk bite in Chamber of Secrets destroy the Horcrux? If you open it, the browser tab will be titled harry ...
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I asked a question, in an instant it was a duplicate, I accepted and moved on. Why is the question still there?

I asked a Star Wars question and I got a message claiming what I asked was a duplicate. In an indirect way it was a duplicate, but I found the answer from the mod and the post that he directed me to. ...
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How can I get my comments restored?

I had this comment exchange on this answer: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/68242/16835 but at some point some of my comments were deleted. Now, another comment refers to one of deleted comment, ...
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Can I retract a reopen vote?

I just went through the Reopen Votes review queue and found this question (A), which is currently closed as a dupe of this question (B), which is currently closed as "unclear what you're asking". Had ...
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When to use preformatted text on this site?

I accidentally clicked on the preformatted text option just now. This is a sample Now, I understand on other computer sites where programming is involved that this is commonly used for code. My ...
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Changing email address on account

I created this account some years ago with a college gmail address. I ended up forgetting I had this account and made a new one through my current gmail address. But within the 1st week of using my ...
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What are the exact requirements for tag badges?

If you look at the description of the requirements for tag badges, it is actually pretty vague. For example, the silver badge requires a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers....
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Every time I get to somewhere between 15 and 20 consecutive days it resets my counter, what should I do about it?

Just now it says in my profile, "visited 94 days, 1 consecutive" That can't possibly be right. I not only have visited the site for more then fifteen consecutive days, I've probably posted either ...
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Why did LaTeX formula formatting stop working?

On this answer, I tried using the LaTeX formula formatting to prettify it. However, formula formatting no longer seems to work. For instance, I wrote $ \Delta V $ into it and get the text you see, ...
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Is this site supposed to be copying our questions and answers?

I hope this is the right place to post this. If you go to this link you'll see that it is one of my questions, with comments, and answers here on Sci-Fi/Fantasy Stack Exchange. I'm not sure if this ...
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Can I do anything about serial or malicious downvoting?

I've heard of it happening to other people but now it's happening to me, a bunch of my old / unrelated questions and answers were downvoted in the space of a few minutes. Do I report it and if so, ...
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Is there a moderators to users ratio?

When elections come around each year, I'm just wondering whether this site has a ratio of moderators to users (i.e. 1 moderator for every X number of users) when determining the number of moderation ...

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