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Can I have discussions in the comments of a post with users who are suspended from chat?

Mainly, no Comments are not for discussion. That’s why we can flag comments as, for example, “too chatty.” You can respond to questions and statements that users make about the question itself, but ...
Adamant's user avatar
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Why was the background color changed to white (or near-white) on the Sci-Fi SE page?

The Powers That Be are trying to make it easier to manage all of the various SE sites. As part of this effort, we are temporarily left with a design that is stupid, boring, and soul-less.
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When the answer to a question may have changed is there a way to recommend a review?

To get an updated answer There's a bounty reason for that: To get the OP to review acceptance There's no certain or by-design way of doing this. Just ping them in a comment (assuming they're still ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Tip box for Story ID questions

Yes, we should implement this. The specific contents can be decided on in a separate question, but this would help. If nothing else, it would help establish guidelines for asking story ID questions. ...
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Please, add icons to famous tags

These tags don't have icons "just because"; they are sponsored tags. See this main meta post, for example. This is a sponsored tag - in other words, a company has decided to pay money to ...
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Should the "lists of works" close reason be updated?

Yes We should point to the new chat room. Maybe Perhaps the best option would be to create a clean, canonical question-answer pair on meta, tag it with faq, and then point to that.
SQB's user avatar
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Renounce Tag-Badge feature request

Just don't use it. The ability to renounce a specific type of badge isn't something SE are going to implement on a site-by-site basis, so the place to request this would be main meta. IMO, they're ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Should we add an off-topic close reason for "future works"?

No I really like the idea of having a custom close reason for this, but I am strongly opposed to having a custom off-topic close reason for this policy. Questions closed under the future-works ...
Jason Baker's user avatar
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Should we add an off-topic close reason for "future works"?

Yes, we should request a custom "future works" closure reason. Many questions that are unsuitable because they have no current answer may become useful in the future, and current closure reasons aren'...
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Can we rename this site to 'Science Fiction and Jantasy' to better reflect who we are?

Our site is most definitely called “Science Fiction & Fantasy”, you can see it clearly in our logo. We've figured out what font is used for the “Fantasy” part in the thread What is the Fantasy ...
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Should there be a higher reputation bonus for editing?

I'll start off by echoing what Null has said in that this would be a network wide change and so whilst it's perfectly fine to suggest it here, suggesting it over on main meta would get more eyes on it ...
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Improving threshold for asking story-identification

I disagree (with gusto) SFF:SE has always been especially tolerant of story-identification questions. It is one of our key specialties and something that we should (rightly) take great pride in. ...
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Should we have a sticky listing FAQ-ID questions?

No, we should not The idea, I presume, is to have people look at the most commonly asked ID requests before asking their own question. First off, Stack Exchange already gives a list of possibly ...
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"Magic Link" for How To Ask A Good Story-ID Question?

There are two very useful user scripts that can be used to get what you want: AutoReviewComments This will add a new auto button next to the "add a comment" one on every question or answer which, ...
terdon's user avatar
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Story identification titles

First off let me say it again that I find it completely ironic that you are complaining about poor titles yet have titled this meta post ”Story identification titles”. Now whilst I think this post is ...
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Tag warning for story-identification

Following the Meta SE post “What’s the protocol for requesting a tag warning?” and TheLethalCarrot’s advice, I am suggesting a tag warning for the story-identification tag. This is based on the OP’s ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Now that ISFDB has (finally) turned on https, can we edit all relevant links in one fell swoop?

Thanks for flagging this. All of these links have now been updated.
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Renounce Tag-Badge feature request

When the Dupe Hammer was introduced over on Meta.SE, some people objected, saying that the domain knowledge required to achieve a gold badge doesn't necessarily imply the responsibility and ...
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Can we get our blog link back, please?

When Stack Exchange discontinued the blogs and began phasing them out, we were sort-of warned this might happened. What SE committed to was that, as long as we maintained the correct link structure ...
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"Magic Link" for How To Ask A Good Story-ID Question?

I just asked a CM and this is not possible. Sorry.
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Bad or down-voteable questions on Sci-Fi Stack and its consequences?

A long time ago, both of the things you are asking for used to happen. Question upvotes were worth 10 reputation points, and downvoting a question cost you reputation. The first was changed to ...
KutuluMike's user avatar
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Can we have meta tags?

NO What qualifies as 18+ "adult" content is neither the call of the moderators nor the community. Some people believe that LGBTQ content is "Adult" and should be restricted from ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Should we have a sticky listing FAQ-ID questions?

There's already a list of frequent questions that exists for the tag. It is automatically generated based off what questions get linked to the most. It's not very easy to find, but I'd expect most ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Jacksonverse tag for Peter Jackson "Tolkien"- based movies?

In theory, distinguishing the Jackson Hobbit and LOTR movies from other parts of the "legendarium" is a fine and noble ambition. In practice, however I see a number of key difficulties. 1) The ...
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Can we please increase our tag length?

status-completed The maximum tag length was increased to 35 characters for the entire Stack Exchange network on August 8, 2017.
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Minor technical issues with off-topic close box

It seems to have been fixed — mostly. All links are now either explicitly https or protocol-relative. The link to our policy on "scientific explanations" now points to https://scifi.meta....
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New idea for a perma post: Book Share

Nooooo. This is not what the site is for. The site is for asking specific questions about Science Fiction and Fantasy works. If you want reviews, check out the blog - you can find and write reviews ...
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Is there a way from keeping GoT spoilers out of the Hot Network Questions?

I've adjusted the HNQ Hider by Phantom42 a bit to hide only HNQs from this stack. Hiding M&TV as well is left as an exercise for the reader. (Hint: the class you want for that is favicon-movies). ...
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