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And the Best New User of 2023 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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How many total users and total "voting" users does SFF have?

I'm sure there's a Data Explorer query for this, but it's been many years so I'm hoping someone more proficient has one handy. I'm looking for two stats: Total SFF.SE users Total SFF.SE users who ...
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And the Best New User of 2022 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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And the Best New User of 2021 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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And the Best New User of 2020 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
Skooba's user avatar
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And the Best New User of 2019 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users, I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
Skooba's user avatar
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Let's take a moment to congratulate some user milestones

Not too long ago I made a couple of posts congratulating some of our highest reputation users hitting some of the big milestones. Recently I've noticed a handful of users have reached some lower but ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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Let's (finally) take a moment to congratulate some exceptional users

A couple of our users "recently" hit some very impressive milestones and I think a post is in order to highlight their amazing achievements. After taking his sweet sweet time our resident moderator ...
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Let's take a moment to congratulate some exceptional users

First off let me say that I am aware that this post is quite late coming but we can all blame our resident moderator Rand al'Thor for that; he has taken longer to get to 100k than I thought. Anyway ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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And the Best New User of 2018 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I have created this honorary post stolen Skooba's honorary post idea from last year based on a simple premise... ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

Recently, I commented on a certain users question and asked if he knew how to accept answers and if so why had he never done so, later this comment was flagged (I'm not sure why) and is no longer ...
Niffler's user avatar
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And the Best New User of 2017 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I have created this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
Skooba's user avatar
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Should the people be allowed to both edit and answer a question?

I have seen many questions where a user edits the question and then answers it. Yes they may edit the phrasing or some names, but there are instances where the edit changes the meaning of the question ...
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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 ...
TwentyCharMax's user avatar
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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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Goodbye and godspeed, Keen - and thank you for playing a large part in making this site great

For those who aren't aware, Keen has stepped down as moderator and left SF&F. It is up to him to decide whether he wants to share his reasons for leaving, or comment on his departure in any way, ...
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The many avatars of SFF.SE

As a sequel to The many usernames of SFF.SE, this is the definitive collection of SFF.SE users' profile pictures (avatars) and their meaning or significance. There are some of our most active users ...
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Is a facetious comment sufficient evidence of voting irregularities to justify a suspension?

Himarm was suspended today after making a joke that he targeted another user with 100 downvotes. He was obviously kidding, because his profile shows that he has made a total of 107 downvotes in two ...
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The many usernames of SFF.SE

What's the story behind your username? If you are one of us folks whose username is not your actual name, what is the story behind it? I'll go first.
Praxis's user avatar
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Goodbye, Affable Geek

I have just learned that one of our fellow users, Affable Geek, died this past Valentines Day. His real name was Michael Hollinger, and he was only 43 years old. He was on SF&F the day before he ...
Wad Cheber's user avatar
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Is there an age limit on this site?

I just ran into an answer where the user said they were 9 years old. This got me wondering about the age limit for the site. Is there one? Do we have an official or unofficial minimum age before ...
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Should all comments that have 1+ and little else in them be flagged

I am saying this because I have seen a lot of comments that say things that like: 1+ for the awesome answer or question 1+ for the detail 1+ I always wondered that I have read this question but ...
Pobrecita's user avatar
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Is There A Way to See Users Ranked by Questions or Answers?

We can see users ranked by reputation totals, but I can't find a display like that for number of questions asked or number of answers given. Is there a way to see a display of users sorted in number ...
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