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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

I would be happy with a policy that said it was askable when it's answerable. The only repeatable metric, for its answerability is its release date. Otherwise anyone can say they have an answer, ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

Several times in the past, an illegally-distributed copy of a movie turned out to be different than the final, theatrical release. The example that pops to my mind is X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which ...
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A question was chosen as a Hot Network Question simultaneously 26 times, according to the revision history

This is a (well-)known bug, see my Meta Stack Exchange question Very hot network questions found. Staff is aware of it, but the priority is Very low since it doesn't appear to affect actual ...
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Who can exercise owner privileges when a question's owner moves on?

The only real "owner privilege" is acceptance (and unacceptance) of answer. Yes, that ability disappears if the question owner moves on. Nobody else has that power, and nobody else is going to be ...
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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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Are questions about Orphan Black allowed?

Per the Wikipedia entry: Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series […] starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are revealed to be clones. I haven't watched the ...
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What's our position on questions of the form "Are there any plans for a new series of X?"?

I believe these questions should be closed because they usually can't be answered and tend to encourage speculative answers. Arguably they're a special case of our existing "future works" policy. Both ...
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How can this question about Inferno be asked on this site?

The question is now closed How can this question about Inferno be asked on this site? Anyone can ask any question they like on the site. The real question is why did no one flag or vote to close ...
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How do we handle questions with provably wrong assumption given as incidental info?

In cases like these I usually just leave a comment with the correct information and a "You might want to edit your post" nudge. I personally do not feel comfortable editing someone else's question or ...
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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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What problems does answering a question on this site solve?

Sci-Fi May have this 'problem', but it's definitely not the only site that has it. Arqade: Other than how to press buttons correctly, every other question on this site belongs in a GameFaq. Anime/...
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What does "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" mean?

You get this notification automatically when you've asked a question without accepting an answer. If someone has answered your question correctly, in a way that solves the problem you had when you ...
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Is it okay to edit a question to match the answers given?

The existing policy on SFF:SE ...we dislike edits that invalidate answers... and the policy described in the Help Centre Don't invalidate existing answers and don't make it so vague as to be ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

This whole section of Stack Exchange, Science Fiction and Fantasy, is about works of fiction. That makes this site, among other things, a celebration of the hard work of many writers of fiction, ...
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What does "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" mean?

Accepting an answer means clicking the check mark button next to one of the answers to mark it as the "accepted" answer which "solved your problem". One purpose of this is to act as a signal that no ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

I would be a distinction between a work being available and a work being released. A work being available just means you've seen/consumed it it; a leaked Star Wars movie, or an accidentally-released ...
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Why do we have so few Percy Jackson questions?

Book Popularity The Harry Potter series of books have been accessed over a billion times (80-100M physical sales of each book + 200M digital sales and at least 50M illegal downloads). By comparison,...
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Are identifications of Anime Characters allowed on S&F?

If it's science fiction or fantasy, then it's on-topic here. Otherwise, it's off-topic. And if it's on-topic here, then it shouldn't be migrated or closed. The fact that a question may be on-topic ...
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Are questions about Orphan Black allowed?

I haven't watched it (yet! It's on my list, as I've heard it is pretty good), but my understanding is that human cloning is a central plot point throughout the series. As such, I believe it is ...
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How is this question not Too Broad?

It is. This question has two separate issues, either of which would be sufficient for closure. It's too broad. As noted in the question, there are innumerable possible technical explanations for ...
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Who can exercise owner privileges when a question's owner moves on?

Yes in effect these "owner privileges" are lost if the user simply up and vanishes. But then the user might not even use these privileges in the first place anyway. Lets look at each ...
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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

Note: All the numbers and ratios given in this answer were accurate when the answer was first made. Their inclusion here seems to have triggered some voting, though, so they’re probably all wrong by ...
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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

https://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/queries?order_by=recent https://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/353177/most-contentious-posts Stole that from another sites queries. Looks like this is a ...
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What's our position on questions of the form "Are there any plans for a new series of X?"?

I see these questions as completely objective. Are there any plans1? - you can answer this with Yes or No; and then back up with the appropriate evidence. Speculative answers indicate a problem with ...
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Would my The Force Awakens questions get closed if I ask them right now?

I'm admittedly not that sure about the general intricacies of the "future works" policy and its application to your case of a not-so-future work. But seeing that it's AFAIK primarily intended to ...
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