The Fallen
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Are Toy Story questions on-topic?
11 votes

Toy Story is fantasy because the characters (toys) in the show act as sentient, which is decidedly not reality. So, no, these questions should not be closed as they are on-topic. In reference to your ...

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Removing flagging (and thus relieving mods of the need to babysit)
13 votes

Because flagging does have real uses. If someone is coming in and legitimately name-calling, insulting users, and being disruptive, that's what flags are for. There is no perfect system, no way to ...

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Putting it all behind us - Renaming the Chatroom
-8 votes

The Jedi Temple Keeping with the star-wars theme, a place for learning to occur.

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Putting it all behind us - Renaming the Chatroom
-3 votes

Rivendell The last homely house. A place where friends can come together and discuss. Plus, lord-of-the-rings is one of the top tags and most users have some familiarity with it (like harry-potter ...

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Are questions about SF-related websites on topic?
4 votes

If you're asking about the site itself, not the site's contents, it's probably off-topic. From the close dialog: This question does not appear to be about science fiction or fantasy within the ...

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Apply for SS News gallery chatroom
6 votes

A couple rebuttals: 1) - I didn't hit 10K rep until over 3 years, and I have several dozen well recieved questions and answers, hundreds of edits and flags, and thousands of reviews, and a couple ...

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How did you find out about this site?
4 votes

I was curious about a Star Wars question, googled it and came up with nothing but I did find a related question on SFF.SE so I signed up and asked. I also had a Stack overflow account but I didn't ...

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Does high reputation allow a user to be rude? Or mean that a user need not follow the rules?
7 votes

My take: I have seen tons of joke comments, most of which are well-received as long as they are not personal attacks. This comment was most certainly not, and while yes, technically it is off-topic, ...

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Can I comment on my own question asking people to vote more?
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18 votes

As I noted in my comment, my personal opinion is that it is tacky, though there is nothing prohibiting you from doing so (site policy, etc). However, while my initial reaction is that you were ...

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Why haven't any Diamond Moderator deleted big comments thread of top questions and answers?
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The problem with keeping top comments around simply because they're top comments is because a lot of them are simply humorous or joking comments, or replies to previous comments. Taken without the ...

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Are overly-broad tags "dangerous" now that there are tag-specific privileges?
7 votes

I think some of the suggestions in comments are decent ideas, but dealing with your "devil's advocate" point, we've only awarded 8 total gold badges, to 6 people: alexwlchan (Harry Potter) DVK (Harry ...

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Why are so few people from SFF following Mythology.SE proposal on Area 51 and how can we address that?
8 votes

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. ...

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Favorite questions and answers from the first quarter of 2015
5 votes

My favorite questions (all Star Wars, sorry!) Why did Red Squadron give their call signs in random order? Why did Jango Fett have a son via cloning instead of through natural reproductive processes? ...

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Is the heavy use of superpowers exercised by Diamond Moderators right?
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Addressing the assertion that Richard is free to close any question by himself, I ran this SE Data Explorer Query (Richard's ID = 20774) and found all Richard's close votes since he became a mod (...

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Is the heavy use of superpowers exercised by Diamond Moderators right?
9 votes

I don't always see exactly eye-to-eye with Richard in how he moderates, but I think he has been very careful in his moderation since becoming a mod. Your question and answer state that diamond mods ...

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How can this question be duplicate (Also, please revoke diamond status of @Keen)?
26 votes

Quite frankly, you brought this on yourself. You were unnecessarily obtuse when people tried to fix your question, insisting on keeping it in a state that turned a reasonable (on-topic) question into ...

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What's the policy on whole-answer spoilers?
0 votes

I'd consider how big of a spoiler the answer would be. As you said, you could start off with where the answer is found, then wrap the answer in spoilers. If the spoiler is short, I see no problem ...

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What should happen with the Expanded Universe tag?
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3 votes

I agree with Richard. It needs to be burniated! As for the Star-Wars questions, we have a couple options: a retag at some point to delineate between Lucas (Legends) canon and Disney canon, somewhat ...

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Is there a tag for science error like there is for plot-inconsistency?
4 votes

Here's the issue with that: a lot of these questions are going to be seeking scientific solutions or explanations, which are off-topic. If you are asking "why does this [book/movie/episode] not agree ...

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Is LOTRO On topic?
7 votes

We've already got several questions for the game Shadow of Mordor, which like Lord of the Rings Online is not in Tolkien's canon, but exists in the same universe. Those questions have been well-...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
1 votes

I'm SSumner, and here are my answers: How, if at all, would your new insta-close powers affect your current voting habits or activity? I will be careful to cast close votes on borderline questions, ...

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Why not migrate an apparent answer rather than just mark as duplicate?
4 votes

In the case that the answer is contained in not the accepted answer, but in another, comments should be left on the duplicate question telling people exactly where to find it. If you have specific ...

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Should posting actual references that were mentioned in a prior answer be an edit or a new answer?
2 votes

I agree with the others' answers, but one point I consider is how extensive the other answer is. Even if it is correct, accepted, and upvoted, yet the answer only consists of "yes, starwars.wikia says ...

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Is it against the rules to ask a question that applies to multiple canons?
3 votes

I have never seen or heard of any rule like this. Like you said, answers would vary, and it is clearly in-universe. Now I might simplify that particular question to just ask "Is Harry an abused child?"...

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Star Wars/Canon/Disney Revisions
2 votes

I'm a huge fan of the EU as another (admittedly lower) level of canon, but I'm well aware there are large differences in opinions. Obviously some things won't be touched on, like Matthew Read pointed ...

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What's a good tag for fake worlds?
0 votes

How about illusion-of-reality or simply false-reality?

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Is answering with alternative source knowledge a good fit when it is not required by the OP?
3 votes

I agree with Slytherincess's answer. The level and quantity of canon varies drastically from world to world - Star Wars has an explicit canon structure, and hundreds of sources, Tolkien has copious ...

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Is this question a duplicate?
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3 votes

Since the second one is of significantly lower quality (i.e. it has much fewer details than the first), it cannot be ascertained for certain that it is asking about the same question. There are ...

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'My tags' tab in 'questions'
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2 votes

Simply in the search box, type your favorite tags, separated by "OR". Like this: [lord-of-the-rings] OR [star-wars] OR [halo] If you want to make this a feature request, you'd be better off ...

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