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Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic?

Yes. The community has already voiced its opinion on these questions. The Christopher Lee post has +33 upvotes, Terry Pratchett +34, Leonard Nimoy +29, Carrie Fisher +41 and Affable Geek +10. ...
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How is Meta different from everything else?

Directly from the help page What's Meta? What is "meta"? How does it work? Meta Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and ...
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How do we judge whether a Sci-fi/Fantasy figure is important enough to get an "In Memoriam" meta post?

On a case-by-case basis Ultimately, there is no exact test we can use to determine if an figure deserves to be commemorated, any more than we can judge whether any other class of announcement (such ...
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms

Meta is the site we're currently on: a second website attached to the Science Fiction & Fantasy website which is called Science Fiction & Fantasy meta, and whose purpose is for questions and ...
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What should we do with old meta posts about SE workings that no longer exist?

Where a problem no longer exists because of a change in the way that the SE platform works (rendering the original post obsolete), I'm quite happy for a moderator to just mark them as closed with a ...
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms

I [...] don't have time to jump through hoops [...] While you have already received an excellent answer, I'd like to address the gist of your question, or at least how it came across to me. Besides ...
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Is [meta] a bit too meta?

No. The meta is for questions about Meta.SFF itself, and as such is a good tag to have. For instance, this tag is used for discussions about tags on Meta.SFF (Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise ...
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Why even accept an answer on Meta?

For the same reason as you'd accept an answer on the main site. Basically, accept an answer if it solved your question. If you post a support question, accept the answer that solves your problem by ...
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Profile on meta does not show why a user is suspended

This (probably) isn't a bug. This issue was raised recently on MSE; in a comment on one of the answers, animuson said: The message didn't change. You were probably looking at your profile on Meta, ...
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Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise tags in meta?

NO. Meta is the place to discuss the workings of the site itself. Inherently questions on Meta are not about a franchise or work. This is why Meta has one of four required tags (support, feature ...
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Why was migration rejected on this post (SFF to Meta)

According to main meta A question can also be rejected by the target community after it has already been migrated if it gets closed (except as a duplicate) or deleted on the target site. ...
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Why is it telling me that I can't suggest an edit on Meta when I have over 4k rep?

It’s because it’s (basically) locked You can’t edit the post because it has been merged, yes. Thus the remaining stub post has been locked. As detailed here, hovering over a locked post on meta ...
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Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic?

I'm afraid I don't see how they can be on topic I assume this will not be a popular answer considering the positive votes gained by the posts listed in the question. I realise that there is a desire ...
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Should we ever close a question as "Primarily Opinion Based" on meta?

Questions like this should generally be closed under the first off-topic reason: This question does not appear to be about Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange or the software that powers ...
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Cannot see my total reviews

I have pushed a fix for this. It will be on live after our next production build.
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Do we really need CSS tag individuality in SFF meta?

No, there is no need for a dedicated css meta tag. CSS is for styling a web page... in other words, for the design of Meta.SciFi. There is nothing the tag can be appropriately used for that is not ...
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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

We don't create meta profiles for users until they actually go to meta. So, if you've never visited, you'll not have a link to the profile, since it doesn't exist! Once you visit (assuming you're ...
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SSL Certificate Still Invalid

At least as of right now, visiting meta sites over SSL is "not supported". The most recent information I could find on meta.SE was from last year, and there doesn't appear to have been any change ...
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Is [meta] a bit too meta?

No. This tag is for questions about Meta.SFF itself - certainly a valid topic of discussion for the meta site (since there isn't a scifi.meta.meta.stackexchange.com). It's not even being used ...
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SSL Certificate Still Invalid

Meta links have been switched to scifi.meta.stackexchange.com, and now have a valid HTTPS certificate. See this post on main meta. This should probably be status-completed now (but my flag requesting ...
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Some meta tag synonyms

statistics → site-statistics Done. There were only a few questions with each of these tags, and both seem to be used identically. css → design possibly. If these should not be synonyms, then the ...
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Should we re-instate the "many memes" Meta question?

I believe a "Memes" wiki could be useful to this site if it will help new users understand some of the particular references that may be found here. It might help people feel more a part of the ...
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Should we re-instate the "many memes" Meta question?

Is the Many Memes of SFF a Time Lord? You know I'm all over memes!
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"Help Center > Badges" text on Meta is the wrong color

The new design, when launched, will fix these problems:
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Do Meta questions affect reputation?

No. From the help page for meta: Voting is different on meta. Like normal Stack Exchange sites, Meta allows members to vote on questions and answers. For most posts, votes reflect the perceived ...
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What's with all the closure tags?

Every time I went back to this issue and started to consider merging some of these tags, I stopped short of taking any action even on the least-used tag, closing with 7 questions. Eventually, I ...
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Can the answer highlighting animation be changed?

Thanks for bringing this up. I cannot reproduce this issue in the current SciFi theme. Please let me know if the problem remains!
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“Close as duplicate” on Meta shows question text in a low contrast colour

I have pushed a fix for this. The change will be on live after next production build(within 24 hours).
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Username is hard to read in comments posted by the OP on meta

Thanks for your feedback. I have modified the CSS as you requested and confirmed that it does appear to make the OP's display name much more visible in their comments. It will be live in the next meta ...
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