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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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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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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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8 votes
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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 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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Why is this question too broad?

In this instance, I think F1Krazy is being a little harsh. There are, to my mind, two distinct questions here rather than three; The title and body of the main question (e.g. '...there appears to be a ...
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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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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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6 votes
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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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5 votes
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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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5 votes

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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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 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 ...
Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE's user avatar
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Why aren't my high voted questions showing up when I sort the questions page by votes?

As you noted in a comment, this bug, whatever it was, has been fixed. Your question now shows up exactly where it should in the list of all questions sorted by votes.
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