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What is the classic-scifi tag for?

Nuke the entire tag from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Removing flagging (and thus relieving mods of the need to babysit)

I don't see us ever taking away the ability to report issues in chat or on our sites. If you want a free-for-all chat where anything and everything goes, Stack Exchange chat is not the proverbial ...
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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 ...
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Should we consider changing the logo temporarily?

No. Whatever our personal feelings may be on the matter, the site should remain apolitical on an official level. Update your personal userpics if you wish.
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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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Should we have tag and special treatment for mature questions?

There are three major problems with your proposal: First, and most importantly, you're making a broad assumption that such questions are welcome here by the community. As near as I can tell, that is ...
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Removing flagging (and thus relieving mods of the need to babysit)

Because flagging does have real uses. If someone is coming in and legitimately name-calling, insulting users, and being disruptive, that's what flags are for. There is no perfect system, no way to ...
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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 ...
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Close Reasons: “What if ______ happened?”

I think the implication of the caveat against "what if x happened?" questions is that they should only be asked if they're supportable (e.g. that there are sufficient in-universe reasons to think that ...
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Change the site's name to Science Fiction or Sci-Fi

No. The second most frequently used tag is Harry Potter - currently with 2099 questions. In fact, of the top five tags, two are science-fiction (Star Trek, Star Wars), and two are Fantasy (Harry ...
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User was removed

Alas, no. One of the key policies on SE is that your voting is private and confidential. If you received a notification of which of your answers had been upvoted, shortly after a user had deleted ...
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How do we go about lowering the reputation for re-open votes?

Right now it takes 3,000 reputation to cast a re-open or a close vote. We don't want "casual users" voting to close or open questions, we want users who are invested in the site and making it a better ...
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Can we have a per-tag "Make Spoilers Visible" button?

I created a UserScript which does just this – you specify a list of tags, and it will unhide spoilers on any question that uses those tags. I developed and tested it with TamperMonkey in Chrome 47 on ...
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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 explanations of closures be mandatory?

There are a few problems with requiring people who vote to close to post a reason: People won't do it, and bad questions will stay open. On other SE sites where there's lots of voting to close, ...
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Should we have a migration path to M&TV.SE now that it has graduated?

This Data Explorer query, when run on Movies&TV, gives us a list of incoming migrations. It's not filtered only on migrations from SciFi, but 99% of them are, so I won't bother forking the query ...
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Why haven't any Diamond Moderator deleted big comments thread of top questions and answers?

The problem with keeping top comments around simply because they're top comments is because a lot of them are simply humorous or joking comments, or replies to previous comments. Taken without the ...
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Explanation of downvotes when they are the first vote?

Since no one has formally answered, let me just point out the two major issues with this proposal (so you don't feel ignored :) ) You're asking in the wrong place. This kind of change to the site ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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Don't delete Future Works closed questions to adhere with our policy

I think there are a couple of ways to respond to this suggestion. First, the most practical and immediately relevant: this is something you would have to take up with the Stack Exchange developers, ...
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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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Strange double standard for editing

While Jason Baker already gives quite an exhaustive rundown of the motivations for a multi-user review process, I'd like to approach your notion of a "ridiculous double standard" a little more from a ...
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