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DavRob60's answer is basically right, but I wanted to take this opportunity to write up a more detailed answer that applies to more than just SciFi. What we've done before There are several different types of contests that tend to pop up on our sites. They often overlap, but in the most broad terms they are: What I like to call "internal contests" ...


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I can't see that the overlap would be of necessity strong. Of our top tags (story-ID, harry-potter, star-wars, lord-of-the-rings, star-trek, movie, and doctor-who), none fall clearly into mythology. Only a couple (marvel, via Thor and maybe some epic fantasy) would fall into scope over there. Sure, some of the stories may sound like fantasy, but that doesn't ...


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What should the new background/theme look like? The decision asking if we wanted a new theme after the update was pretty unanimous and we collected some feedback on potential ideas for a new one. Almost two years later I think it's time we get the ball rolling again on this one.


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from : Topic of the Week Contest [Updated August 29] Current Topic: INDEFINITE HIATUS At this moment and for the foreseeable future, I will not be able to run any Topic of the Week endeavors. That does not mean that the site can't have Topic of the Week contests, especially since people still seem very keen on them. These can still happen, they will ...


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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/Manga: The same 'problem' we have here. History: If we enacted this rule here, the only question would could ever ask is "where to find history?" Movies & ...


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The community team splits the sites in the network among themselves, but these assignments change over time so we avoid publicizing the specific CM. To reach us, post here on meta, grab a moderator to ask them to contact us, or use the contact form linked at the bottom of any page.


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Can we have relevant icons on tags? I'm well aware that tag icons are due to sponsorship, however, this older post asks about adding them outside of sponsorship. It would add a little flair to the site, a nice visual aide, on the tags to visually distinguish them better. Alternatively, and more on a discussion side if we don't just want them to look pretty, ...


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This isn't a feature that can be implemented via a decision here. You'll need to raise it on the main meta site. For the record, I think that this is an irrelevance. These sorts of low quality worldbuilding questions are generally a result of people not reading the tour and FAQ before they decide to post their off-topic questions on our site rather than a ...


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Ignored tag still shows up in HNQ? Spoilers, people don't like 'em. HNQ + spoilers, well we're just asking for trouble there. A request was made a while back to make it so ignored tags don't show up in the HNQ. This seems like a good middle ground between blocking the whole HNQ or putting up with spoilers. We're always going to have people complaining about ...


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Can we have a per-tag "Make Spoilers Visible" button? Allowing users to opt in to automatically uncovering spoilers on posts which have a specific tag seems like it could be useful. If you're not bothered about spoilers on a particular work yourself, spoiler tags are only really a nuisance. Especially so when you get to a popular just released work ...


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Can we add a way to allow tags to be marked as dependent upon other tags? Our whole tagging system is a mess relies heavily on tag hierarchies. Other tags are dependant on each other and so if a question has tag 1 then it should also have tag 2 on it. This would require a major overhaul of the basics of how tags work, however, it would make the system a lot ...


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Add support for tables This one seems like it would be quite useful and was popular. We also moved to CommonMark now and so it should be possible there. If not MathJax could be enabled for its usage (I believe it has tables but not entirely sure). Lastly, Arqade mentions support for tables also, so whilst this is a SE level change rather than SFF I think it ...


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So, let's talk about some potential problems, and what the proper thing to do about them is. New idea- Ultimately, any new idea should be passed on through the meta site, at least one coming from users. It might be a good idea to flesh it out, especially if it is rather complex. I suggest that one brings it up in the chatroom in that case. Problem question ...


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