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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

Every group of people who interact on a regular basis develop their own social norms, unique to the blend of individuals who comprise the whole. Different customs, humor, jargon, they all become key ...
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Is listing your search terms considered rude?

It's actually a good idea, in my opinion, especially for story identification questions. Think about it this way: instead of it being 'oh look how easy it was to find the info', think of it as ...
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Has the policy on comments changed?

It's not so much that the policy has changed, it's that certain users have been aggressively flagging comments lately. Some of the comments that were flagged on the linked question included: It ...
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Should posts that have more than one question be closed as "Too Broad" or "Unclear"?

I don't think there's any policy around this; I've seen both. That being said, on a purely personal level, I favour "Too Broad" The problem with multiple-questions-in-one is just what it says on the ...
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Should this question about George Orwell’s 1984 be 80% blocked by spoilers?

Arguing against spoilerficiation on the basis of age is contrary to our established policy Such as it is, anyway; this is admittedly something we're not always very good about enforcing, but the meta ...
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Do current users want the ability to re-visit older site policies?

This question is way too broad. If you have a particular policy for which you'd like to reopen discussion, then feel free to start a more specific meta discussion. Depending on how the community ...
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How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Since I was the user that made the edit let me address your points in this post in order. Firstly, the reason I made the edit in the first place is because providing the link on its own isn't great as ...
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Should we close all questions after the first answer is posted?

I'm going to leave the fact that this seems like a rant aside and assume you're asking with the best intentions of the community in mind. No we shouldn't close questions after one answer is given. It ...
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

Everyone knows the MPAA ratings are horribly inconsistent and flawed. To say that any image or sequence of images within a PG-13 rating would be appropriate to be displayed indefinitely in the main ...
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Rules for a duplicate post deletion

Your post is useful for the site. SFF Stack Exchange has a very clear community policy that questions should not be deleted simply because they're duplicates. Jason Baker's answer to the linked meta ...
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

Is there a policy? No formal policy that I am aware of. Informally it is the decision of the OP if they want to accept answers or not. Should there be one? More than the informal rule of thumb, no ...
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How come there's no "rationale" tag?

It would be a meta-tag like the old "plot-explanation" tag that was deleted so we don't need it. It would apply to so many questions that it wouldn't help in a search and no one would want ...
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How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Firstly, you can still see all edits to your post in the revisions history. The edit you're talking about isn't now credited to "Community"; that was a more recent edit. The editor you're ...
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Is listing your search terms considered rude?

I wouldn't consider it rude As you suggest, it is possible that the answerer's intention was to point out how easy it was to find the answer. We expect users to do some research before asking a ...
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Is this website legit (adhering to SE license), or illegal scraper?

No, it most certainly is not adhering to the SE license. Nowhere on that page is there a mention of Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, any mention of the CC-BY-SA license, a link to the ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

In the case of a mass id question I think it is almost always favourable to have a community wiki answer that everyone can contribute to. After all one big comprehensive answer is always better than ...
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How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Before the edit your answer was basically a single sentence that referred to a link without providing more than the merest hint of the content. The only thing you said that provided any link to the ...
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Do current users want the ability to re-visit older site policies?

Yes, I think we as a community should have the ability to re-visit old meta policies and take new votes. Without the feel of instantaneous dupe hammering, to the exact question we are re-visiting.
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Inadvertent spoilers in titles because of season/episode information

Specific The fact that Game of Thrones has always included extensive flashbacks and now contains Means that literally any character can be in any episode. By definition, mentioning that a character ...
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Do we need the 'book-vs-movie' tag?

Yes. Questions about the differences between a book and its film adaptation are usually quite distinctive and not like any other type of question on this site, needing a special approach in order to ...
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

Don't read my answer until you read Ana's. She answered perfectly and this is minor commentary. After some investigation, I found the chat item. It's an animated GIF (also available in this answer) ...
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Is there a policy about what to do if there's a user who refuses to accept answers?

We can ask/encourage them to accept answers, but no more than that. From this main meta question, answered by an SE employee and this one, answered by a former SE employee and its duplicate targets, ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

YES! But evaluated on a case by case basis... Having been involved in asking and answering a few of these questions I find that there end up being lots of one line/item answers that can quickly add ...
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Rules for a duplicate post deletion

Rand's answer is an excellent explanation of SE policy and why your specific question should remain undeleted (it increases searchability, and you can edit it to possibly re-open it). Additionally, it'...
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Is listing your search terms considered rude?

The user was probably educated in American modern school. As I found out to my horror, they grade you not on how well you solve the problem in Math, but on how anal you are about documenting your ...
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Should this question about George Orwell’s 1984 be 80% blocked by spoilers?

I agree with everything Jason Baker said in his answer, but I'd like to point out that you don't need to pontificate about how spoilerific your question is in addition to the spoiler tags. Just ask ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

I'm not sure if this would be overkill or not, and I'm really only active on a few tags here, so if this suggestion doesn't fit, feel free to downvote to oblivion. I feel like these questions would ...
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Why is this question still open?

This question was not initially close when it was asked because it was asked before the Real-world science explanations(RWSE) policy was established and for the first 4 years and 3 months it was an on-...
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