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Check in on the accepted answer being unpinned; do we want to leave it as is or re-pin it to the top?

Let's go back to pinning accepted answers. (Usual disclaimer that this is my personal opinion, mod hat off, and I do not represent the view of the whole mod team here.) Anecdotally, in every case I've ...
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Should we "enable a banner to warn about [our] policy on AI-generated content"?

Yes, absolutely we should ask for this to be implemented with immediate effect. There was an overwhelming consensus in favour of banning AI-generated content (26:1) with no dissenting posts in favour. ...
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Should we edit the help centre to mention Worldbuilding?

Worldbuilding mod here. I would say yes to this proposal; I've seen a lot of questions redirected from Science Fiction & Fantasy to Worldbuilding. Here's my proposed wording: If your question ...
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About destroying the [environment]

Nuke it. It seems like tag that would get misused a lot even with a proper tag-wiki. IMO the current tag-wiki is a bit specific and almost seems like a Worldbuilding.SE description. Overall it does ...
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Should [han-shot-first] be shot first?

Let’s get rid of it It doesn’t help with searching. There’s only one question with han-shot-first and not the phrase “Han shot first,” and it’s closed. There is arguably one question with “Han shot ...
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Please change my name

Done Oddly enough, the name field already had 'Alex' in it. I had to change your avatar to the Identicon in order to change your name. You should be able to change your avatar if you want. Let us ...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

Finally had a bit to get this taken care of. I poked around and noticed that there were 1920 outdated URLs that were redirecting (for most people) from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom....
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Chakoteya.net links are broken

I have done a mass update to posts, post-history and comments for the following chakoteya urls: doctorwho → DoctorWho startrek → StarTrek nextgen → NextGen ds9 → DS9 voyager →...
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Do we need country tags?

Nuke 'em Let's consider main meta's guide on when to burninate tags, and see how it applies to one of these country tags: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and ...
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Should Book-vs-Movie tag be renamed to something more generic?

We already have a broader tag which covers questions comparing books and movies, books and TV shows, comics and movies, or any other set of adaptations of the same work: adaptation-comparison For ...
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There is an incorrect(?) tag "thelegobatmanmovie" which prevents me from creating the correct(?) "the-lego-batman-movie" tag

It's done, I've renamed the tags.
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Is it time for [villains] to get their just deserts?

Burninate it. I can't think of anyone who would come here and use this tag to find questions about villains; and it seems that this tag wasn't applied correctly anyway. From another perspective, it'...
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New custom close reason: Future Works

Brief description The name shown to flaggers/close-voters when seeking an option in the close menu (currently 21/100 characters): Future works question Usage guidance The description shown to ...
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Does SFF want to keep accepted answers pinned to the top or not?

I think this site should continue with the established practice of showing accepted answers first, if only for the sake of the story identification questions. For those kinds of questions, only the ...
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Tag confusion: Alternate Realities vs Alternate World

UPDATE: merge and synonymisation complete. You missed one: parallel-universe with 54 questions. Since there doesn't seem to be any widely agreed-upon difference in meaning between "parallel universe",...
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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

Let’s get rid of it The vast majority of the questions listed are standard story-identification questions. Sure, the querents don’t know who wrote the story, but that’s because they don’t know the ...
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Can [water] burn?

I think the tag should indeed be deleted. Mainly agreeing with what you have stated in your question. "Water" does not add any value as tag, even to a story-id question. Likewise we do not and should ...
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Lost my account and need help to retrieve it

Is this you? It's the only account with the username "Ihor Sypko" on our site. (Email addresses are private: moderators like myself can access them, but we can't share any details in a public space ...
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How should SFF's "Ask Question" page be customised?

To be honest there's not too much generic stuff we can really state to give some guidelines when asking considering the broadness of topics asked about it. That said, considering the nature of our ...
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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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Does SFF want to keep accepted answers pinned to the top or not?

I think this would be a neutral-to-positive change for us. (answer format and a lot of content taken from doppelgreener, here, and reworded to be specific to this site) The accepted answer exists to ...
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Sanderson's Tags of Magic

We should follow the existing policy: use the author tag sparingly and the series tag liberally Our existing policy on author and franchise tags would point to using cosmere as a franchise tag for ...
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Should we make a tag for "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" What should it be?

The easiest solution would be to increase our maximum tag length to 35 characters and use do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep. Update: Tag limit already increased to 35 and tag also created.
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54 story identification questions incoming from Movies & TV at 23:00 UTC 2017-02-05

Migration is complete. The following questions now live here: Please help me identify a post apocalyptic movie Sci-Fi movie about a shapeshifter A Documentary or Short film set in Medieval Europe ...
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Can [water] burn?

water earth fire air Long ago, the four tags lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the BurniNation attacked. Only the mods, masters of all tags, could fix them. And when SFF needed ...
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Lost my account and need help to retrieve it

Your account would appear to be this one: Ihor Sypko. As it appears you no longer have access to the email of the main account you should follow the guidelines on merging your accounts and stress to ...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

I've talked with the community team about this. Since the redirect seems to be working for almost everyone, they're putting it in the backlog and will get to it sooner or later. If the redirect breaks ...
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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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