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Is it okay to ask about a story's writing style?

I'd like to ask a question about an apocalyptic short story titled "Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of Purple Flowers." My question concerns the author's writing style, ...
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Increased amount of vandalism

In the last few days we've been seeing an increased amount of vandalism edits, mostly including spam advertisement. I'm not sure if this is only a perceived or an actual problem, but I thought I raise ...
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Closing > Off-topic > Migration… Why only to meta.SE? [duplicate]

I reviewed this question and I thought it should be migrated to RPG.SE, but the only site I could indicate it should be migrated to was the meta, why? Scifi is related to a lot of sites, MOVIES, ...
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Why can't I post a comment anymore?

Is anyone else getting this or is it just me? I seem to be able to ask questions, or at least the option is there and it brings up the dialog box. I have not gone all the way to posting a question to ...
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How can I get -8 for a single DV?

From my rep history today: -8| 1 hour ago| downvote| Does “Pacific Rim” have references/influences How is that possible? Usually if it was 4 DVs, it would show that it's 4 (and make it expandable). ...
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My edits bump the question, can this be avoided?

I just noticed that when I edit my answers, for grammar, clarity or details I just thought of, the question get bumped to the top in the list of active questions. This struck me as impolite ...
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Can the moderators convert a comment into an answer?

I know that moderators can take an answer that should be a comment, and turn it into a comment (attributed to same poster). Can moderators do the reverse (turn comment into an answer posted by same ...
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How should I tag questions about MTV's Teen Wolf?

I'm curious how I should tag questions about the MTV series Teen Wolf, as there are multiple media properties with the name "Teen Wolf," including two 80s films and a 90s television series in addition ...
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When and why did the flag reason change?

I was going to flag a question and noticed that the flagging reasons have changed radically since yesterday. Was this discussed at some point because I can't find anything in meta about it.
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How do I make a Youtube video start playing at a specific time?

I'm embedding/linking to a Youtube video in posts on this site, is there some way to have the video start playing at a specific point in the video? I'd like to highlight the relevant portion by ...
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How do I add a feed for a tag in a chat room?

If I want, say, all [lord-of-the-rings] posts to go to my chat room, what do I do in the add feed bit? What URL do I paste there?
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Does editing Meta posts count toward the editing badges?

Just curious: Does editing meta posts count toward any of the editing-related badges, or do the badges only take scifi.stackexchange.com posts into consideration? . I did check to see if this ...
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What does “rollback” mean?

I read about "rollbacks", and found questions about "editing rollbacks', but I don't know what it means. Could anybody explain it?
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What's this “Chat with an expert” popup thing?

I got a couple of mini popups asking if I want to "Chat with an expert" (once on SFF, twice on Politics). Is this some new functionality of SE sites? Or a trojan I picked up somewhere?
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How should I review First Posts on topics I am completely unfamiliar with?

I sometimes get first-time posts in the review queue that I cannot really judge, since I have no knowledge of the universe whatsoever (e.g. "Does this question even make sense?" / "Does this answer ...
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When does the system show flag review screen?

Today I had an yellow ellipse with "11" in it in my top toolbar next to "review" link, which took me to a screen allowing reviewing flagged posts. I only recall seeing that screen ...
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Why can I only delete some answers in flag review screen?

Today I was presented with flag review screen which showed some flags for review. For some of the posts, I had 2 buttons: "flag" and "delete answer" But for others, I only had the "flag" button, ...
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Didn't get Vox Populi Badge

I voted 40 times today (main), but I still don't have a Vox Popluli Badge. What's going on?
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How can I know if I'm close to being banned?

I've been banned on the superuser site (not for trolling or spamming but for low quality that anyway solved just the technical problem I was posting about) so that my account on superuser is not being ...
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Why would a question not appear in “Leave Open” Review queue?

I wanted to vote to "Leave Open" for this question: What would have happened if a younger student had gotten his name in the Goblet of Fire? , but couldn't find it in the Review Queue anymore. Why ...
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Why is my bold text not quite bold in Chrome, OSX?

Mac OSX, 10.7.4. Running Chrome. As you can see, my bold text is... not very bold. There is a little difference though. Happens to me in SciFi.SE only. SO is fine. I tested with Safari, and it ...
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How does copyright between SE sites work?

I just rejected a Suggested Edit for a tag wiki, for copied content. The issue, and source of my question, is that it was copied from gaming.SE's tag wiki for the game. Looking at the copyright ...
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Is it possible to sort an Unanswered Questions list by Date?

I was trying to find out if it possible to sort an Unanswered questions tab by date rather than by how many votes it has had. I thought it would be easier to identify recent questions which are ...
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What reputation awards what privileges?

I know that gaining reputation unlocks various privileges on the site. Things like being able to edit other people's posts or vote to close and reopen questions. Where can I see the entire list of ...
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How can I have multiple blockquotes back to back?

Let's say I want to quote two different sections of the same page. So I try to put two separate blockquotes back to back, but this doesn't work: Code: > We could cause a diplomatic crisis. Take ...
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Why is the name of main chat room “Mos Eisley”?

The most active chat room of SciFi.SE is Mos Eisley which has a tagline General discussion for http://scifi.stackexchange.com. Googling the words returns that Mos Eisley is a spaceport on the planet ...
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What to do with flags which are valid but not for earth-shatteringly bad content?

Today I was shown a bunch of flagged posts to review (yellow circle near "review" link). https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tools/flagged Some of them were valid, some seemed like errorneous flags (I ...
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What happened to the hats?

We were going to have hats on the site What happened to them? The holiday season is almost over!
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I keep getting an error when I try to log into chat?

Since my browser doesn't allow for third-party cookies (which is a deliberate choice) I have to try to log into chat via StackExchange.com -- however, repeated attempts simply yield a blank page (no ...
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What does “user removed” mean and why did I lose reputation?

I just looked at my rep and I got hit with -70 because "User removed". Was someone banned? And I thought after about 5 mins up/down votes were cemented in and couldn't be changed unless an edit to the ...
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There seems to be a problem with meta.SFF.SE posts not feeding into SFF chat

This was reported by @Slytherincess on chat, and I don't think I recall recent meta posts appearing either. Regular SFF questions appear, but with sometimes long delay,
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How is Generalist badge supposed to work?

Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. http://data.stackexchange.com/science%20fiction%20and%20fantasy/query/35591/generalist-progression-updated (also, updated and ...
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Undelete this non-constructive question. I want to re-phrase the question

I asked a question with title "Is this plausible that best Lanterns failed to beat Parallax and felt fear?" under green-lantern tag. It was first closed as non-constructive. Now, it has been deleted. ...
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When should I be worried about rep increases?

In the last few days, I've seen an unusual pattern in my rep: very many1 (more than usual) of my questions have received a single upvote (but only a few answers). It could look like the votes of a ...
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Renaming the “Order of the Sticks” tag

Just tried to fix the tag name on Pureferret's question, Is Vaarsuvius male or female?, since the name of the webcomic is singular (Order of the Stick) and got an error message about "order-of-the-...
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Where do Community Ads show up?

I see that a couple of the ads I made up on a couple of the SE sites got past the threshold to be on the normal cycle. But where do they show up? I thought it was on the main site (scifi....
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How do I wiki-edit the blog?

I was reading a blog post and noticed some typos. How can I help by fixing them? I cannot seem to find the edit button I know from SE Questions & Answers.
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Why did my flags get declined?

I was looking over my flags and I noticed two of these flags were declined: If you find the post, the answers have since been deleted. Is this why they were declined? Or is it something else?
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How can I view my top tags by period of time?

If I look at myself under the user's tab, I can see my top tags (how're they calculated, by votes?) for that period. These are my top tags for this week (starting 27/8/12). How can I view these ...
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How are tag totals calculated?

I have one non-wiki question with a score of 8 and one non-wiki answer with a score of 4. The display shows 4 tags (x2). Could someone please explain what this means?
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How to get permission to write in SFF.SE blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ways that you can contribute to the blog. I have found on this question: What is written on Darth Vader's Chest control panel? that a member of this site has wrote a blog ...
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What is the appropriate mechanism to reach SFF “management”?

I would like to pitch an idea to "SFF management", so to speak - presumably, the moderators + SFF community liaison from StackExchange (assuming one still exists). What would be an appropriate ...
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Who is the community liaison for SFF from SE?

At some point, Stack the company seemed to have an attempt to have community liaisons for all of the sites. My impression was that Brett White was SFF point of contact though I could be wrong. Is ...
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How does getting credit for flagging work?

Since I've been on the site and learned what is an appropriate form of question and what's not I've done my part to flag questions not appropriate for the site. And most of the questions I flag are ...
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How can I find the most upvoted comment(s) on a site?

I saw one comment today that (deservedly so) was upvoted to +14 in a couple of hours. Is there a way to find all the "good" - meaning highest-upvoted - comments on the entire site? I'd strongly ...
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Extra text below the comments, how do you do this?

In this question I see there's an extra paragraph of text after the end of the comments, the bit that starts "We're looking for long answers..." It's not part of the markdown of the question itself, ...
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When are questions tweeted?

I sometimes notice that questions are promoted on twitter.com, which is shown in the respective edit log. I was wondering what inner logic this follows. Is this done by our beloved StackExchange crew ...
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Can we search for >1 predicate? [duplicate]

I tried the following searches: [harry-potter] isaccepted:1 answers:1 => 0 results [harry-potter] isaccepted:0 answers:1 => 0 results [harry-potter] isaccepted:1 => 900+ ...
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How can I search for questions with <=2 answers?

Search help page says that you can search for questions with a minimum # of answers: questions that have a minimum number of answers answers:3 apples (or no answers) ...
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Holy Cow, I won at Answerama — what now? [closed]

I just noticed by coincidence that I won at Answerama (and promptly checked my SE mail account to find a nice mail from Brett). Can I influence the prize I get? I noticed that Futurama Season "6" is ...

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