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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 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 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

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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Is it okay to post obituary posts on meta for those who never were on a Sci-Fi or Fantasy work?

In a word, no. Per page zero of the Tour. Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay to post obituary posts on meta for those who never were on a Sci-Fi or Fantasy work?

Valorum mentioned that "any relevant connection" is enough to post an obituary here on SFF Meta. This is in fact the current practice. For example, we have obituaries for Christopher Plummer,...
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Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic?

By the book: "No" (see link and block quote) However: If the answer shall be agreed upon to be 'Yes' - then the description of what Meta is and what it is for should be modified: Meta Science ...
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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 we have a migration path from our meta to SE meta?

Meh. We've only migrated three questions from here to main meta in the last year. That's a small enough workload for five moderators to handle easily. As Kevin said, the primary reason for a ...
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How do we judge whether a Sci-fi/Fantasy figure is important enough to get an "In Memoriam" meta post?

What sort of litmus test could we develop to determine if someone is an important enough figure to get a recent death meta post? I think we have a good and working litmus test already, namely that ...
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What is meta? reputation? and other terms

We always welcome people who are willing to spend some time supplying quality answers, but if you don't have time to read, learn, and then follow the rules, then maybe contributing to the site is not ...
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Can we please un-chain these dupes on meta?

I've edited the list of dupe targets for Are all utopias and dystopias on-topic? to include your #3 as well as #2. I think it makes sense to include #2 in the list, since it may be useful to see that ...
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