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Why was my question about SG-1 deleted?

I just asked a question about SG-1 but it's not showing up when I went to check for answers. Maybe this should go to META but I can't post there.
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Where Do I Go to Change My Password Following the Problems With the Blog Today?

After the blogs were compromised today, it was recommended that users change any shared password for their sites: If you have used the same password on other sites then you should also reset that ...
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Is there a way to get rid of blue highlighting on questions?

When you participate heavily in a tag,the questions on the main page with that tag are highlighted in blue. Is there a way to stop this behavior for a specific tag? This problem arose as part of the ...
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Can you exclude a tag from showing up?

Is there a way to look at all questions that have come up except for ones you don't want to see (i.e. futurama)? Basically can you block yourself from seeing certain tags?
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Is there a lower limit in which question will appear sorted by votes?

Specificly this question is quite low (worst I ever seen on any SE site). So I was curious as to how it stacked against other bad questions. When I sorted the questions by votes and went to the last ...
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I noticed the tools for promotion, tweets, Facebook and G+ are missing. What happened to them?

There used to be some buttons for Facebook, Twitter and G+ promotion on the same page as each question. What happened to those buttons? I found them useful for promoting questions. I will still ...
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Can you resize images in a question?

I asked this question, but the images I used are rather large. Can you/how can you resize images in the question (short of downloading the image, resizing it on the computer, and re-uploading the ...
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How is question quality determined, for review etc?

I want to make a data query that looks for archaeology eligible posts, but I also want to try and narrow it down to posts that need editing and not just random posts. How is the 'quality of post' ...
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Are successive downvotes ever countered?

I know that if someone is looking to just upvotes one person, and does so in a matter of minutes the system catches that. I feel like I may have had the reverse and been down voted on three questions ...
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How can I exclude questions by a user (aka only include answers by a user) in search? [duplicate]

To find out all of the posts I made (say, in harry-potter tag), I can search for "user:976". But that includes ALL posts made by the user, both answers and questions. Can the search be refined to ...
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Why are the tag's Top User stats incorrect?

I tried to see how close I was to 200 answers in harry-potter tag, and realized that, despite answering a bunch of Qs last couple of days, I was still at the same 170 answers as per "Top Users" list ...
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How did I get a Caucus Badge?

How did I get a Caucus Badge when I was not even very active on scifi.SE when the scifi election was taking place??
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How can I find the badge ID for a per-tag badge?

Say, I want to find the list of users who have a silver harry-potter badge . For non-per-tag badges, you can go to the list of badges, and click on a badge name, which takes you to a list of badge ...
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What's the deal with the election badges?

Why did everyone who participated in the election a few months back earn the appropriate badges yesterday? Election page, which shows the date range of the election. Started Jan 23, ended Feb 7. ...
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How do you add spoiler markup to posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I be indicating a question is by it's very asking, a spoiler? I'm missing something obvious. How do you add spoiler markup to posts? I'm sure it's something ...
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What just happened to the Teletubbies questions?

I mean, I know my question was one of two that just got migrated but there was no explanation or suggestion, it just went. So I have two questions: Why was it migrated? What about all the other tv ...
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How do I use AND OR and NOT logic in searches? [duplicate]

I'm following Atwood's post here and he gives an example on how to search questions with the tag bug, but not the wildcard tag [tag:status-*]. How would I use this to search for, as an example, all ...
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Subsequent bounties

I wanted to start another bounty for Is the "Zion Archive" (Animatrix) Machine Propaganda? There was already a 250 rep bounty some time ago, but I'm still not happy with the answers (as ...
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This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer reviewed

Who actually reviews the edit? The actual creator of the post? Some Moderator? Who? Is there any reputation I need to reach, to be able to edit without requiring peer reviewing?
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Does the [tag:avengers-vs-x-men] tag refer to the cross-over comics, or the contest?

It seems that most of the questions being asked in response to the comic are being tagged as avengers-vs-x-men, even though most of those questions don't seem relevant to the cross-over comic of that ...
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Why can't I respond to the responses I've gotten to my question?

Can the mods help me? I'm trying to respond to some of the responses I've gotten in my earlier questions and I just cant do it. I can see other people responding though, I'm just not sure how to do it....
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What is the name of creature drawn above Ask Question?

I like the background image used on this site. I want to know the name of creature present above Ask Question button.
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What is the modal popup background design?

The design that pops up when you add a hyperlink, image, etc... is it just a random design? Or is it from sci-fi storyline?
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How can I delete my user account from the scifi stack? Also, how to meet the quality standards?

I am an active member of SO sites but I want to delete my account from this site, scifi.stackexchange.com. How can I do that? I have tried to delete my questions from this site, but it's giving me ...
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Can closed questions still earn badges?

I've asked a couple (OK. A few) questions that have been closed. I've noticed that they still seem to gather additional "views". Can closed questions still earn badges? And, no, I'm not sure if I ...
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How are the questions and answers selected for newsletter inclusion?

Is it automated by some algorithm (e.g. views/votes/etc...)? Random? Random after selecting for some factors? Manual by moderators/someone else?
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Where can I get backcopies of the weekly newsletter?

I don't really want to subscribe to the weekly newsletter (I've got enough email) but I would like to flick through some back issues. Are they available online?
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Why do the non-elected mods pro temp still have diamonds?

The election ended several days ago, and the newly elected moderators were given their powers immediately after. Yet the two mods pro tempore—Mark Rogers and DampeS8N—who did not run (and thus, did ...
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Did the moderator elections finish?

I saw a couple of unusual diamonds around today, but no META posts about the election results. Did I miss something important between working and trying to answer questions? (if so, I would ...
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What's the largest count of accepted answers in a single day ever achieved on SFF.SE by a single user?

While reading Meta.SO answers related to reaching 200 rep, rep caps and Epic/Legendary badges, I caught an expression "Earn 9 accepted answers and zero upvotes" as one of the means of reaching ...
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Why is the bounty of 50 not available on a question?

I was trying to offer a 50-rep bounty on this question: How many Jedi (Knights) lived in the galaxy before The Clone Wars? And the bounty pop-up's smallest bounty value was 100. Why wasn't 50 rep ...
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Can you put a bounty on a question you answered?

I answered a question - How many Jedi (Knights) lived in the galaxy before The Clone Wars? but the answer was not complete. I don't think there's any canon info to improve the answer (I researched ...
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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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Why did I get capped at 186 reputation points today?

Up until now the rep cap allowed up to 200 points in upvotes. If you selected an answer or if your answer was selected, that didn't count toward the cap. But today I noticed I have 201 points, ...
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Can election votes be changed?

Once a vote is cast in the election, can it be changed? When voting for a question/answer, you get time in which you can change your mind, even if the post hasn't been edited. Are election votes ...
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How does voting in the election work?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. I suppose it'll be clear once we enter that stage, but I would like to write about this for the blog, so it would be handy ...
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How does the “primary” phase of the election work?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. Perhaps it will appear when the primary phase is entered, if it is. None of the (analogue world) elections I participate ...
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How long are moderators elected for?

I don't see this stated anywhere in the election page or the main meta page. A year? Life? Until StackExchange feels like it's time to have more elections?
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Reputation recalculation hurtz

I read How to access the reputation recalculation feature and thought (naively) I'll give that a try! My rep dropped from 8187 to 7773 (-414). Is it gone for good?
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How to access the reputation recalculation feature

I recently asked this question and got some good answers, in one of the comments DVK mentions that reputation can be recalculated, and Gilles then provides a link to do just that. When using Gilles’ ...
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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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Can I nominate other candidates for moderator?

Great that we've got moderator elections! Maybe I've missed something but I can't see how to nominate someone else. Is that possible? There are a handful of really dedicated users here (just look at ...
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How can I track down the meta question that fixed the spoiler behavior?

Prior to a few weeks ago, when you you could see it on the /questions page and in the chat blurb. I see that this has been fixed recently, and wanted to read the meta question that caused this. ...
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Why am I not getting rep increases for edits?

I used to get rep updates for editing. I completely forgot about this benefit until I edited on a different SE site and my rep inches up by 2. Why is it not happening here anymore? Are these ...
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How do I create a tag synonym?

OK, color me dumb. I found out how to view existing synonyms (Tags=>synonyms - https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms ), but how do I create a new one? I want to synonymize "Horcrux" and "...
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What Is the Best Way to Pose a Multi-Part Question?

As the title says, I have a question I want to ask, but it's multi-part with interrelated components. Would it be best if I included all the parts of the question in one post, or is there an ...
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Who Do I Contact About Concerns I Have Regarding Moderation?

As the subject line says, I have some specific moderation concerns that I'd like to discuss with an impartial third party (if such a person has that role on SE). I'm hoping everyone will understand ...
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Why does the chat recommendation email come from Server Fault?

This email comes from "Server Fault" <do-not-reply@serverfault.com> Hello! You registered for the following chat events happening today on chat.stackexchange.com: in 3 hours ...
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How long does it take for badges to be earned?

As of today I'm at 100 consecutive days. How long does it take for the Fanatic badge to be earned? Yesterday it took like 4 hours for the Electorate badge to take effect, but previously for lesser ...
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Why are short edits discouraged?

When editing a post, I got this message: We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely necessary. Why? I wanted to ...

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