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Oh wow you get 3000 characters for bounty messages.
 
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Q: Who was powering Zalasta's spells at the end of the Tamuli?

Allan MillsOne of the points that is made through the series though is that pretty much all the magic in the world comes from the Gods and that casting magical spells is basically accomplished by praying to them. The only exceptions being Klael, Bhelliom and, by extension, Sparhawk. Sephrenia makes some cla...

 
 
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Q: Is Steve Rogers a well-known soccer fan?

TaladrisThis was inspired by this question on Steve Roger's list of things to watch. There are a few versions of the list, to please fans in different countries with cultural items from their country. Some items are obvious (Beatles in the UK version, Moon landing in the US version,...), some are cool c...

 
2:04 AM
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Q: Anime or cartoon

Kasinath ReddyThis cartoon involves cards and monsters the guy receives his fathers device which is white in color and u shaped with 5-6 led lights.He will summon a powerful nature card while on cruise.His father will be fighting evil guys at a portal. There will be a lizard headed characters which drops card ...

 
 
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Q: How to ask a good (Western comics) story-ID question

StormblessedCopied from Valorum's guide's question on video game identification. We seem to have a pretty regular number of story-ID questions specifically focused on finding half-remembered Western comics. Our top tag is story-identification (with over 10,000 questions) and we already have an excellent ...

Is there something bad about this question? It's got three downvotes
Yet the answer has +4/-1
??
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A: Should we enable Tag Specific Popups

Michael HamptonAt the moment, installing these is a manual process involving a secret ritual conducted somewhere deep in the bowels of the Stack Exchange offices, involving unicorns and ... oh wait, I'm not supposed to tell you that part. Anyway, yes, we can get these added. One merely needs to propose specifi...

@Catija so I saw this meta
And it says that we just need a request
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Q: Tip box for Story ID questions

Wad CheberEditing a question on Movies & TV.SE, which was tagged identify-this-movie (their equivalent of story-identification, I saw this awesome little reminder box pop up automatically, reminding OPs to include relevant information: It asks for language, country of origin, and approximate year of rel...

So how can I request that? It'd be a dupe to write a new question, but we don't have specific text proposed there, which the warning request would probably need.
 
4:03 AM
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Q: Star Trek : Discovery - Mirror Universe premise

BlackIn Star Trek : Discovery season one episode 9, the crew gets transported to a "Mirror Universe" featuring the human-dominated authoritarian Terran Empire, which values war, despotism and conquest My question is: How could all the same people have been born in this universe? How are we meant to...

 
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Q: Movie with zoltar

Marilyn StaffordThe movie starts out in a trailer park named paradise. A boy plays a video game and then is recruited to help fight in space. For Aliens what is the name of the movie?

 
 
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Q: Climax of The Gone World

MovieMeIn the book The Gone World, at the end we see that Courtney is alive. How is the world safe though? Libra was still launched right? Meaning they could still find the Terminus and bring it back?

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Q: In Soul Music, is Death place influenced by the events in The Grim Reaper?

motoDrizztIn Soul Music, Susan explores multiple times the area surrounding Death's cottage. Everything is how we are used to know it, with the predominance of black and the constant feeling that things are odd because, well, Death has no real experience of things and thus can never get anything really ri...

 
 
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8:01 AM
@Stormblessed My guess and I still haven't read/voted would be some people don't feel the need for the guide but think it's good so DV the Q but UV the A
 
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Q: Manga title cannot remember

Haaran AjgaonkarThere was a manga in which the mc has a wife named haru and they both trains the knights after defeating a wolf which later the mc and his wife takes as a pet. Also, the demon king intrigued after knowing that his people are dying due to an unknown person living in the forest goes to investigate ...

 
8:34 AM
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Q: where can I buy good Tonks posters?

Colin RowatI'm looking for a good Nymphadora Tonks (from Harry Potter) poster for my niece. I like the one here, http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/tonks/images/22384915/title/tonks-poster-photo but think that it's fan art rather than available to buy. Any suggestions appreciated!

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Q: Could the Q destroy the universe?

JonIf a Q, or the entire Q destroy the universe if they wanted to? What are the limits to their powers?

 
 
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9:40 AM
I'm looking for a good Nymphadora Tonks (from Harry Potter) poster for my niece. I like this one: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/tonks/images/22384915/title/tonks-poster-photo

but think that it's fan art rather than available to buy. Any ideas where I could get something like this?
 
Welcome to chat :)
 
9:56 AM
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Q: Why would anyone even use a Portkey?

Mor ZamirI wonder why would anyone need a Portkey when there's a possibility to Apparate? I was thinking that some would not be able to Apparate since they have no license, I asked about it here, thinking that there is a bigger consideration on who gets approved and who doesn't (e.g. you were caught doin...

 
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@SmokeDetector might as well ban that user for such blatant spam.
 
@SQB I generally flag the user for deletion if it's a FP spam profile... mods 99% of the time will do that
 
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@Marvin @TheLethalCarrot you beat me to it by a mile. Good answer.
 
Thanks, took a while to find an online copy for GoF haha
 
SQB
Yeah, I was looking through other answers for the quote.
 
10:00 AM
I found a pdf online for it
 
SQB
Yeah, I usually find some Russian site.
If you want, you can work this into your answer as well: pottermore.com/features/the-hardest-wizarding-world-spells
Apparition is the first one mentioned as being a hard spell.
 
I think I covered most of the points in my answer already and that's not a JKR writing so will leave it out
 
@SQB Sure the question is bad, but it's not bannable, is it?
 
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10:29 AM
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Q: What exactly did Ant-man see when he says this?

A JIn Avengers: Endgame, when Dr. Banner did the snap to bring everyone back, we see Ant-man looks outside and says Guys... I think it worked! Script Source But what exactly he saw that made him say that? There were just a tree and a few birds outside.

 
@TheLethalCarrot thanks for introducing me - I didn't know about this rabbit hole.
 
Chat isn't always the easiest place to find
 
 
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2:33 PM
Hi
 
I say, what ho, old chap!
 
2:58 PM
Old chap, what ho, I say!
 
What ho, old chap, I say!
 
3:21 PM
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Q: How could Sarah-Jane Smith's friends understand the aliens?

WallnutIn Doctor Who it's established that the reason the Doctor's companions understand any and every alien is because the Tardis surreptitiously implants some kind of translation matrix into their brains. Presumably this remains with them for the rest of their lives, so Sarah-Jane can continue to unde...

 
How should I request tag warnings?
 
on meta
 
It’d get dupe closed, I’d think, but that post wasn’t specific and we got no official response on it
@Mithrandir there’s already a really old post on it
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Q: Tip box for Story ID questions

Wad CheberEditing a question on Movies & TV.SE, which was tagged identify-this-movie (their equivalent of story-identification, I saw this awesome little reminder box pop up automatically, reminding OPs to include relevant information: It asks for language, country of origin, and approximate year of rel...

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A: Should we enable Tag Specific Popups

Michael HamptonAt the moment, installing these is a manual process involving a secret ritual conducted somewhere deep in the bowels of the Stack Exchange offices, involving unicorns and ... oh wait, I'm not supposed to tell you that part. Anyway, yes, we can get these added. One merely needs to propose specifi...

 
> 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.
 
This says how we should request that.
 
3:24 PM
> If y'all can come up with specific guidelines for asking questions in specific tags, we can put those in easily enough
Ask for specific text we can implement
 
So I should write a specific question
Ok let’s talk about it
What should it have?
I think it should be like
> When did you read it?
> Where did you read it?
Oh wait it’s not just books
 
Just ask what the popup should say and the answers can decide on the exact wording
 
Ooh good idea
 
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Q: Favorite Questions and answers from second quarter of 2019

Jack B NimblePlease link to your favorite questions and answers which were either asked or answered from April 1st 2019 through June 30th 2019. Your answers will be compiled into a blog post like previous quarterly posts. I will be using DavRob60's queries for a baseline, but I really appreciate people voi...

 
"Thanks for your interest in posting a question! Before posting, please make sure to add all information possible. This includes: * When did you come across this work? * What language was it in? * Do you remember anything about the author? Please also look through our [guide] for more tips on how to improve your chances of getting an answer."
 
3:32 PM
I think with these things short and streamlined is an important mantra, that's also what I got told by Shog9 when he implemented it for other sites.
In light of that, welcoming in all honours, but the first sentence is pure fluff. And the last sentence might use some stripping.
 
3:48 PM
Where should I go for a nice link describing what is sci-fi/fantasy here? I can't find one @Mithrandir (because you're smart or something :P)
 
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Q: What is science fiction? How are we to discriminate between sci-fi and fantasy?

Rodger CooleyLet me know if this question is too abstract, but what exactly is this group going to consider sci-fi? I mean, you've got examples like Star Trek and et cetera, but what about series like Shadowrun, which contain both elements of sci-fi and fantasy? Where do we draw the line... moreover, is t...

Didn't read it but I think that's what you're looking for
 
Answers aren't very good for new users
Those aren't about what is either, they're about what goes in which category of sci-fi or fantasy
 
Is this for the pop up?
 
Yep
We can have links in it
@Mithrandir what're Literature's thoughts on story-ID? Do they like it over there?
Do we not have one big, comprehensive description of what's SF/fantasy to send new users to? I can't find one
 
@NapoleonWilson agree with that. People don't always read popups so better to leave that out, or put it at the end
 
3:55 PM
Hi, @Jenayah
What page describes what is SF/fantasy most comprehensively for new users to read?
 
But the​ "when" part must be within eye reach in a second
 
I can't fin done
 
@Stormblessed meh, good luck finding a short definition
 
Like it's all on hundreds of different pages!
> When did you view it — "When I was younger" is not helpful
@Jenayah Is that good? Is the last part unnecessary?
Also is this good:
> The type of media — Was it a book? A movie? A TV show?
Awkward wording, but I want to explain and be specific without locking out non-book/movie/TV things
 
@Stormblessed Probably people think "meh, do we really need another medium-specific ID question help post?" but accept that the answer is OK.
 
4:07 PM
Hi Rand, is it ok that I ping at you a lot?
 
@Stormblessed 2015 is "really old"? Spot the newbie :-P
 
@Stormblessed Gee I knew I knew one but took me a lot of time to track it down
Fantasy: impossible persons, places, things, or happenings, without pseudoscientific explanations. Science fiction: The same, with pseudoscientific explanations. Hard science fiction: science fiction in which some bit is worked out according to real science, e.g., an orbit is calculated. "Horror", "adventure", "humor" etc. are plotted on a different axis. — user14111 May 7 '16 at 1:33
 
@Stormblessed There isn't really one, because we don't have a definition of what's sci-fi/fantasy.
@Stormblessed Yes.
@Stormblessed No.
 
But then again that's a very blurry definition.
 
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A: Should the help center explicitly define "fantasy"?

Rand al'ThorNo, because we don't have an "explicit definition" of fantasy. The scope of this site is science fiction and fantasy, or speculative fiction, but we've never pinned down an exact rigorous definition of what any of these terms mean. Doing so would be difficult and divisive at best: no definition ...

We don't have a clear definition of what sci-fi and fantasy mean, and that's very much by design.
 
4:11 PM
Well there are so many metas it’d be confusing for a new user to try to find out
Like all the stuff with inanimate objects like snowmen moving is weird and outside of here would be called fantasy
 
@Stormblessed You already ask so many questions in here - it'd be even more annoying with pings on all of them :-P
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Any feedback? I’ve got no responses except 1 DV
 
@Stormblessed Try and be patient. Don't expect people to come and give you lots of responses immediately as soon as you post it - the question's only 15 minutes old, for goodness sake!
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@Null Thanks! That is the best solution, but it didn't occur to me to request it.
 
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Q: Tag warning for story-identification

StormblessedSo I read this Server Fault meta post, which says how to request tag warnings: Open a new meta question under the tag tag-warnings with the proposed text and the tag to which it should be applied. This will allow for community input to improve the text, if necessary, before we kick it upstair...

 
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Q: An 80s/ EARLY 90s cartoon about a girl's doll that came to life and had limited magic powers

Russ RainfordThis is a vague memory, but I seem to recall a TV pilot, based on a toy doll that was in existence at that time, but for the life of me, i cannot remember either the doll or this one-time show. A girl and her father are on a cruise with her doll, when somehow, the doll ends up over the ship. The...

 
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Q: How is Thor able to recall Stormbreaker to his hand?

LCIIISo I know that Thor can recall Mjolnir by holding out his hand because Mjolnir has some Asgardian magic science such-and-such in it. But how is he able to recall Stormbreaker? Is there other stuff he can recall using his hands?

 
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Q: Looking for the title of a sci-fi book or story from the early 80's or before

user118098I read a sci-fi story in about the 6th or 7th grade that I can not remember the name of. The movie "Passengers" triggered the memory. What I remember is that it was about a young girl waking up from a stasis "pod" or "cocoon" on a colony type ship on a super long trip. The cocoons were held on...

 
6:38 PM
@DavidW ?
 
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Q: Is there a canon reason why Klingon and Romulan vessels are so similar in shape?

KasperNot counting shuttles, transport vessels or bases, Klingon and Romulan ships have a very similar basis in their shapes. They also share the same colors. Is there any canon reason as to why so many Klingon and Romulan war vessels share bird names or similar shapes? These war vessels all share th...

 
That's a note to Null, not so? :)
(Explanation, if it matters; I had flagged a question to close as duplicate, but Null realized that it was better if the questions were simply merged. It made a lot more sense but completely failed to occur to me.)
 
7:04 PM
Oh, hence why I found nothing relevant by stalking at "All actions" on Null's profile ;p
That tweet has since been deleted. Has it been preserved somewhere, perhaps as a screen shot? I'm curious to learn what the offending questions were. — SQB Mar 13 at 10:33
@SQB v
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A: Revisiting the "Hot Network Questions" feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Mari-Lou AFirst and foremost, I don't understand Tim Post's reticence to say which SE post or posts were "responsible" for the Twitter spat. Which, if I understand correctly, lasted a relatively short time. The tweet that started the controversy was this stack exchange: the #1 site for your questions...

 
<grump>User posts 1-word answer, that appears to be correct. But to make it a proper answer, we have to do all the work.</grump>
 
7:25 PM
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Q: Children's Fantasy Book involving village of dwarves fighting dragons and tug-of-war

lokimartI read this early/mid 90's, the book I am looking for is a collection of illustrated short stories. The book itself was large in size (oversized) and filled with illustrations. I read the Indonesian translation, but I believe it is translated from English. I think the title of the book itself con...

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Q: Old book series about time traveling. Had a game series too maybe?

MoacirThis is farfetched, but I'll try anyway. I remember when I was a kid, I got a book that came together with a game. I am certain that this was before Windows XP, but not sure if it was DOS only or there was already Windows 95. The hero possibly was a teenager, that went after an evil guy that ki...

 
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@Jenayah thanks. I've since found a screenshot of that tweet, but forgot to remove my question.
 
Did you know that in Super Metroid, Mother Brain is supposed to have only one eye? I only learned this yesterday. I thought she had two eyes, it's just that we always see her from profile, so her left eye is hidden from camera.
We need more information. How does main character look like? When and where did you watch this cartoon? Do you remember anything more? — jo1storm 11 hours ago
^ Seriously? For an anime ID question, your example for additional information is what the main character looks like? It's an 11 year old child with spikey black hair, large eyes, small rounded mouth, and pointy chin.
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8:32 PM
@b_jonas ahahahah thanks for the laugh :'D
 
@Jenayah the one about autism?
 
9:06 PM
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Q: How does Pym particle density work?

FirePenguinI recently saw the Ant-Man films, and the logician in me has some questions, specifically about the way the Pym particles affect density. In the first film, Hope tells Scott how the Pym particles, because of how they shrink, increase the density of the object they are shrinking. This means that S...

 
9:43 PM
@Stormblessed the ones in the screenshots in the post I linked to right after
 
10:27 PM
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Q: Is it possible to Vanish humans?

Voldemort's WrathWe see in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that McGonagall has her Transfiguration students practice the Vanishing Charm (Evanesco) on mice (and has previously had them do snails): “As I was saying, the Vanishing Spell becomes more difficult with the complexity of the anim...

 

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