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I would say that an answer that specifies a series, and a different answer that specifies a work in that series are not "the same" answer, and normally do not justify closing one as a duplicate. When the series consists of a single novel and a few short works, and the series title is the same as or quite similar to the novel title, then calling it &...


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Not having voted, or even looked at, the particular questions that inspired this, I will only address the general idea. There are very few actions on the Stack Exchange network that require comments, and that is by design. For various reasons people often can't, or don't want to, leave comments when they take action. Of course, comments explaining actions ...


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For my money, an on-topic story-id question hangs on one element, and one element alone. Does the question have some sort of identifiable characteristic that can be used to narrow it down, ideally to a single property or at the very least a vanishingly small range of potential properties? "Sci-fi film about a man" There are three identifiable ...


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I voted to close because the question seems confused. As far as I can tell (I grepped the text of Dracula) Stoker never does describe the titular vampire as hissing. So the question is founded on a mistaken premise, and since most of it appears to be about why Stoker portrayed vampires that way, it seems unanswerable. (FWIW, I think I chose needs clarity ...


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This question was likely closed due to some of the community generally closing questions that do not relate to a single on-topic work. This was based on the old definition of the "Too Broad" close reason which was: There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the ...


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