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Too soon. Far, far too soon. 43 years old? Shit. For those who aren't familiar with Mike on-site (he became less active in recent years): as well as his Q&A activity getting him to almost 100,000 rep (at the time of writing), he was also one of the most active users in back-end site upkeep stuff, thankless tasks such as ... Organising the great tag ...


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I cannot say that I knew Mike well, but I knew him as he was here on the site and in chat. All I can say is that his presence will be sorely missed, and I would like to extend this Stack's warm wishes to his family and other loved ones.


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For this specific case I removed the image because it wasn't relevant at all and to be honest I don't even understand how it was meant to be humorous: it was just a bridge with some buildings on. It didn't add anything to the question and only really, in my opinion, detracted from it. I also think your title here is a bit misleading, humorous is subjective, ...


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Mike was one of the reasons why I enjoyed posting on this site so much! In my early days (2013), seeing his posts that were so well-written and insightful inspired me to post better and actually put effort into this site. We even had a small rivalry to see who could post faster/better as we were both interested in similar works. His hard work and dedication ...


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I got to know Mike best in a slack group he had set up a few years ago for some site members to chat together. I'm sure some of the older users knew him a lot better than me, but all the interactions I can remember having with him were positive. He will be missed.


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From your description, it has elements of "sci-fi" but they don't sound like they really drive the story. A good definition of SF is that something is SF to the extent that the story is driven by fictionalized science (in the broadest sense of any rational, objective, experimental or observational body of knowledge) or technology. Thus a story isn'...


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I'd say these types of questions are off topic. It's a borderline recommendation question but it also falls somewhat into the following off topic categories: every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?” Whilst it's not really asking for your favourite recommendation site, it is in a way, again borderline here though. But of course every ...


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Note my original opinion was changed thanks to @TheLethalCarrot TL;DR: On-Topic While, I don't see any tags for other body-switching comedies, like Freaky Friday, 13 Going on 30, The Hot Chick, The Swap, or even Big. All of those involve some sort of "magic" or "science" to perform the body swap. Now this could just mean there is no ...


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Mike was a great supporter of the blog. He contributed a lot of articles. The ones I think that stand out are: A Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse A Guide To The DC Cinematic Multiverse Gorilla vs. Shark? Not so fast…


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The key thing to know is that the Tour page can only show Q&A with no formatting. That means it will show, not necessarily the accepted answer, but two answers which are short, with no quote blocks, no spoiler blocks, possibly even no links or headers/bold text. So what we should try to find is a type of question where such answers can still be ...


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No.


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As one of the "Reject" votes, I can give you my perspective, but bear in mind I speak only for myself. Basically, if the edit had consisted solely of the attribution edits, I would have accepted it. My problem was with the start and end where you changed the OP's text. "Sound" in place of "audio" and "images" in place ...


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Elements of this question are definitely answerable but you need to be really careful when throwing around emotive words like "betrayal", especially in relation to hot-button topics like race and diversity. You'll see your question rapidly downvoted as well as engendering endless comments from users who want to lecture you on the subject. If you're ...


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No, this is still a variant on the 'open-ended list question' that the site frowns upon. You're basically inviting people to post examples of a trope. Not all questions have a home on Stack Exchange. Please note the following types of questions are off-topic here: Questions calling for a list of works, authors, …: What are all the books that have X? Who ...


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In reference to his namesake: That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.


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