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Should Cursed Child answers be given to Harry Potter questions?

Information from new works should be used to answer old questions Normally this is where I would discuss why I think that's true, but I'm at a loss for what to write; it seems so completely obvious ...
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Should questions about canon be on the main site or on meta?

They belong on both... Questions about what is/isn't canon have a place on both the main site and on meta, but for subtly different reasons: They belong on the main site when asking about what "...
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Is there any reliable source for Harry Potter other than the books and interviews?

One of the main issues that Potter fans face is precisely what and how you define Harry Potter "canon". In short, there have been precious few announcements by Rowling herself (or the various ...
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Should we have official moderator notes "obsolete due to new canon"?

My major issue with this idea is that you're expecting the moderation team to make personal value judgments about which answers in a given tag are obsolete and which aren't. Given that our current ...
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How should we tag Donkey Kong Country questions?

Questions about games that do not involve Mario or Luigi (or their evil doppelgangers) should not be tagged super-mario-brothers. The characters of Mario and Donkey Kong originated in the same game, ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

It depends on the work in question and on whom you ask. They're at best lesser canon, but an answer based on a deleted scene would usually be acceptable. At one end of the spectrum, we have Star Wars,...
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Does this forum deal with the "non-canon" Star Wars Universe

Yes. Questions about Legends material from the Star Wars universe are on-topic. (Hell, even questions about fan fiction are on-topic here, and material that used to be considered some level or other ...
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How to handle editing abuse

There was no reason to add the comment in the question re: the bounty because the bounty already contains the conditions for which it will be awarded. IMO you are conflating the bounty with all ...
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Which versions of Dragon Ball Z count as canon?

There may not be any official designation of canon, and it doesn't really matter. All versions are on-topic. Give an answer for the version that's being asked about or (even better) give an answer ...
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Questions about in-world legality and ethicality are primarily opinion-based?

I'm reasonably sure that the problem here is your (extensive) mention of General Order 19, a fan-fiction creation from the ST-Minutiae website. It seems like you're asking people to agree or disagree ...
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Is this website for Harry Potter a canon one?

I'm pretty sure you just answered yourself in your question. As Valorum states in another answer to the question you linked, there have been precious few announcements by Rowling herself (or the ...
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Is there any reliable source for Harry Potter other than the books and interviews?

I've found that there are two main things which seem to be frowned upon citing in answers: Citing a source which isn't generally accepted here as canon. Citing a secondary source Accepted canon ...
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Should questions about canon be on the main site or on meta?

Both, in essence. If a question about canon is about a specific universe it needs to be asked on the main site and have the appropriate tags added. Example: How is canonicity of derivative works ...
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Why is canon important?

So is there reason to specify what's “real” in a fictional universe? I assume that you're asking this in the context of SFF.SE and not life in general. As such, the answer is a definite "Yes", there ...
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Is there any reliable source for Harry Potter other than the books and interviews?

The Harry Potter movies are complete garbage. Anyone caught citing them in an answer would be burned at the stake. This is a simplification. I would divide the Harry Potter franchise into these ...
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Is there any reliable source for Harry Potter other than the books and interviews?

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter on en.Wikibooks is generally reliable. This is a secondary source, that is, it shouldn't create new canon, but only summarizes reference information from the existing ...
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Should we post a note that specific pieces of canon are not yet available to accompany "no info in canon" answers?

I don't think this is feasible on as grand a scale as you propose ... Adding a notice to every answer of the form "this is unknown as of now, but may be revealed in later canon" in order to put a ...
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