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I posted on Sci Fi SE when many of the hidden ones were still unknown because they'd only appear in future episodes, although we have already made educated guesses about some of them.
scifi.stackexchange.com/q/110555/4918 "Who is this Star Wars character?" (very stylized art) identifies all but one in the question
@Jenayah ^^
https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/122501/4918 "
Identify a Marvel character with a two-piece magenta mask that does not cover the mouth" question identifies the other characters on the pajama
 
Hi! My question was flagged as off topic but said it might be good to post in this chat. scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/195093/…
I am not well versed, but it seems like every sci-fi book/movie which takes place in what first appears as a utopia almost always devolves into revealing itself as a dystopia.

Are there any stories I should take a look at where the plot takes place in the context of an actual utopia? I would also be happy with stories that are optimistic sci-fi where the technology is actually the positive force in the story.
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@ProGirlXOXO You could ask that on the Lit chat too.
 
@b_jonas thanks!
 
@ProGirlXOXO Also, how about the utopic city in Jules Verne's Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum? I'm not saying it's a very good description, but it isn't described in a way that reveals it's a dystopia. Obviously it's a bit old.
@ProGirlXOXO Uh, post this part in the Lit chat too, to give context
 
12:17 AM
@b_jonas wikipedia says "It is remarkable as the first published book in which Verne was cautionary and to some degree pessimistic about the development of science and technology." So maybe I should read a bunch of earlier Jules Verne?
 
@ProGirlXOXO Sure, but that's mostly about the other city, the one that is making weapons instead of wellfare.
And tries to use the ultimate weapon to destroy the utopic city.
 
@b_jonas ah thanks for clarifying
 
It's a novel in two parts, about two people who inherit a huge fortune, and then each found a city to their own image.
How large scale utopia do you want? Could the books with a single group of up to thirty shipwrecked people stuck on a remote island count, if they manage to create a good life for themselves? I'm thinking mostly of L'Île mystérieuse obviously, because Deux ans de vacances wouldn't count as utopistic.
I don't recall any Isaac Asimov or Stanisław Lem stories that could be described as pure utopias that don't continue by revealing serious problems. There could be a hidden one that I don't recall off-hand, but I don't think so. That's not the kind of thing they write.
 
12:33 AM
Never heard of most of these so they're just going on my reading list. Thanks!
I thought Brave New World was a utopia until I read the author blurb in the book cover
I think a small group could be a utopia but it'd be hard for me to sustain my disbelief.. sounds like a boring existence.
 
 
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Q: Aliens, technology, duck hunt: what's the name of the short story?

VitaliyI have read this short science fiction story in the early 90's and am trying to find the author and the title. I hope someone can help me based on the outline of the plot: Aliens land on Earth and make contact with humans. They start giving away technology that leads to dramatic technological g...

 
3:50 AM
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Q: Nuclear missiles about to land but time stops except for a lone housewife. What show is it?

hrhThis one should be a lot easier to ID than my inquiry about a movie or show featuring robotic termite-like creatures with some similarity to Zanti Misfits (please see that post if it you have even the vaguest recollection of it). For this inquiry, here is what I recall: A typical housewife (in ...

 
4:33 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly dots in answer, offensive answer detected, toxic answer detected: Would dual saberstaffs offer a greater advantage to other lightsabers? by Jamie phillips on scifi.SE
 
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4:47 AM
@SQB well, that didn't go as I had hoped.
 
 
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6:00 AM
@SmokeDetector c'mon Smokey delete that
Poke @SQB @Mithrandir
@SQB unacceptance without accepting another answer stings
 
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6:28 AM
Yeah. Removed an up vote too, I think.
Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
 
7:18 AM
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Q: Sci-fi short about two factions fighting with time as territory?

Jared SanfordI remember reading it online about 10 years ago, someone linked the story. There were two sides fighting, one from the future and one from the past, and instead of fighting for land they were fighting for time. The faction from the future was winning because they had better tech, and the line of ...

 
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Q: Are The Adventures of Pinocchio on-topic?

Edmund DantesAre The Adventures of Pinocchio a fantasy and therefore on-topic?

 
7:34 AM
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Q: Does Pinocchio's nose grow only when he knows he is lying?

Edmund DantesI have been giving a thought to this statement: If Pinocchio’s nose grows whenever he pronounces a false statement, it would make a marvellous tool for science, and Pinocchio could test any hypothesis easily and instantly. source Naturally, Pinocchio is not all-knowing, therefore a questio...

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Q: Anime show name

Frances ColvinI’m trying to find an anime I use to see about two years ago. It’s similar to attack on titans but different plot to a point. The story line was where these kids get this bracelet embedded in his wrist that connects to his nerves I think and Wields a weapon. There’s five other people with differe...

 
7:50 AM
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Q: A book about life as a ghost

GrolloThis was a book I read around ten years ago. I read it in swedish, unknown if it was translated or not. I remember getting it from the "youth/young adult" section of the library, though that library was sometimes confused about what goes in that section so that might not mean much. The story is...

 
8:06 AM
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Q: Is there an in-universe explanation why Picard uses shuttlecrafts instead of the Captain's Yacht?

Dr SheldonThere are numerous episodes of Star Trek: TNG where Captain Picard uses a shuttlecraft: Time Squared Samaritan Snare Liasons Final Mission Timescape Genesis The Enterprise-D also has a Captain's Yacht, the Calypso. According to Memory Alpha, although it was portrayed on display screens, the ...

 
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8:49 AM
@Marvin also, is Pinocchio an Aes Sedai?
 
9:04 AM
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Q: Possibly a late 70's Animated sci-fi show with *one* episode about a meat eating venus fly trap growing huge and becoming dangerous?

wolfdawnIt was a cartoon with somewhat anatomically proportionate human characters. In one episode (I think) a girl is feeding a plant with (maybe) meat balls until it grows out of control and becomes too dangerous. Then they somehow solve this. I think this episode took place around their home or a res...

 
9:58 AM
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Q: Book series about these teenagers with special powers and every book changed main characters

Cyndi EllenI remember reading this book back when I was in high school when I just first started out in 2012-2013. It was part of a series. I can't remember a whole lot about it. I believe the cover wasn't a hard cover but a flexible one and there was more than three books in the series. It was about a gro...

 
10:14 AM
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Q: Anime where people defeat a demon boss and the main character receives the demon's power

VictorAnime where a lot of people had to defeat a demon boss but the main character defeated the demons then the demon boss gave his power to him by going inside him. There was a triangle pyramid with a door on it that opens in the center but when he tried to go inside people tried to kill him with a b...

 
10:46 AM
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Q: Possibly a late 70's Animated sci-fi show with *one* episode about a meat eating venus fly trap growing huge and becoming dangerous?

wolfdawnIt was an animated show with somewhat anatomically proportionate human characters. In one episode (I think) a girl is feeding a plant with (maybe) meat balls until it grows out of control and becomes too dangerous. Then they somehow solve this. I think this episode took place around their home o...

 
Holy feed room batman!
 
11:34 AM
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Q: Did any muggles actively fight against Voldemort?

user13267This question got me thinking Did any muggle (full blown "pure blood" muggle with no magic; not squib or any wizard with majority muggle relatives) actively fight against Voldemort? Many of the witches and wizards that fought in the BoH (Battle of Hogwarts) were the husbands, wives, relativ...

 
12:22 PM
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Q: Movie (pre-1998) - Alien like creatures on an abandoned airport

Nik-LzI saw this movie when I was a very young kid with my grandpa circa 1995-1997. I don't remember when the movie was actually produced, but I have a feeling it wasn't a very old movie, like pre 1990s, or an 80s, 70s movie. It should have been made around 1990-1996. I remember the graphics of the ali...

 
1:21 PM
@SQB seen that reply about the robots?
Not much bounties these days
 
What should be the usage guide for this tag?
^
The scope too? Would it be limited to the original work? Or all the TV, Theatre, Movies adaptations?
 
I was going to say it should be obvious use it for the book but didn't realise everything technically falls under it as an adaptation
 
Maybe we can make do with adding the , in conjunction?
But that won't work with all the movies
 
2 options either use that tag for the original book and define it's usage to that and then create a tag for everything or just get rid of that tag and have one tag for everything
 
Should we do it ourselves or start a meta for it?
 
1:35 PM
There's only 1 question so do it yourself if you want
If you're unsure of the route to go on start a meta
Or wait for feedback here
 
Righto. A Meta would be better I guess so that the Chatroom doesn't get cluttered with all this
 
I mean this is sort of what the chatroom is for haha
 
Hey I don't wanna offend the Feed bot
Its the bot's territory
 
Lol
To be honest I think either use that tag for everything or get rid of it and use [pinocchio] for everything
Neither of which are great but meh
 
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According to BuzzFeed, people are flabbergasted that Dick van Dyke played more than one role in the original Mary Poppins. I'm actually surprised someone didn't know.
 
1:43 PM
Where to sign for I hate the new design?
 
@AnkitSharma You guys are giving us a proper thrashing
 
@AnkitSharma I think it's implicit now
 
I reallllly doubt our bowling can rescue us now. (Assuming you're watching the match)
 
Only thing I like is footer in main site which got ruined in meta too
And with this thin header I am sacred about what they will do with Movies & TV
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A: Science Fiction & Fantasy's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Shane Lee YawMeta footer don't have the site design: Meta footer: Site footer: And like most of others I also feel header bar is way too thin.

 
Nice spot on the footer theme btw, I missed it when I've been looking around
 
To be frank I did had issue with the black to-the-face-stary-backgorund of old deisgn but killing header was devastating
R.I.P. One winged angle
 
They removed the header?
 
@Jenayah they squeezed it ^
 
You have left nav enabled still?
I hid it back when it was released on SO haha
 
@AnkitSharma holy heck that's​UGLY!
Wait you can hide left nav?
Well it's already something I guess
 
1:53 PM
@TheLethalCarrot removing it now will make the site again too black for me
 
Yeah but it's not great with it hidden....
 
Do you have a pic?
 
Ignore the doodling it's a screenshot of mine from the meta
 
Holy heck that's UGLIER
Also what happened to the custom accept green symbol?
With three shapes
 
Along with practically every site specific design it got standardised I'm guessing
 
1:56 PM
@TheLethalCarrot more ewww
 
I prefer it without it, would be a lot better if the top bar and main content were the same width though
 
where are badges
 
I was gonna post to meta about it but figured I'm the only one that really uses that link haha
A link at the top of the achievements drop down on the top bar
 
meh I hate it
 
2:00 PM
@TheLethalCarrot grrrrrr
 
I don't really get leaving it there, even on SO the left nav is that empty there's room for it
Might be different if you're in a team I suppose but I can't check that
 
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Q: What should be the scope and usage guidance excerpt for The Adventures of Pinocchio?

AegonSo a new tag was created the-adventures-of-pinocchio (1 question asked). As of now there is no usage guidance for it. The adventures of Pinocchio has a whole list of adaptations in all forms of media like Movies, Theatre, TV, Musicals etc. So what shall be the scope of this tag? Should it cov...

 
Why the new design again?
 
Standardising code across the network for maintainability I think is the main reason
At the same time their rolling out left nav and responsiveness
Oh and also link underlining
they're*
 
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@Jenayah seen it.
Blerk. Hate the new theme, much too light.
 
2:14 PM
Link underlines are ugly...
 
They are, I believe that was the consensus on SO when it was announced
@SQB Edge's idea of making the edges black does improve it though
 
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Slightly. But I want our stars back.
And our vote buttons.
 
Don't we all?
 
@SQB here's one to compensate
 
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I now realise this will suck for Worldbuilding as well.
 
2:20 PM
Their theme stands out a lot more than ours
Gonna be really crappy for them
 
SQB
Ours does did stand out a bit as well, but theirs far more.
I'm still curious to learn why the vote buttons and background image had to go.
 
They have answered it in a very broad way before so not really answered it
 
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Q: Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Joe Friend Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've hopefully read in our various posts on Teams, we are in the midst of some major work. We're introduci...

Hmm... The explanation seems to be that they wanted to simplify the designs anyway, so that every Stack gets a good design (instead of some a fantastic one and the rest a standard one). Makes sense, I suppose, but it's still a shame that we're losing ours.
 
Seen in HNQ:
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Q: Why do some professors not recommend any text books for a course?

yahoo.comI took a semester where a professor was teaching Statistics. He gave out no lecture materials nor the name of any text books. When I asked him for a text book name, he gave me a name of a 900+ pages' book. I could not find anything relevant in the text book which matches his lectures. Finally, I...

^ Wait... how is that not a Harry Potter question?
 
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Q: Why we initiated the latest round of design changes and the role of meta

Jon EricsonNow seems like a good time to remind ourselves of why we started making dramatic changes to the design of every site on the network. From Joe's post on meta: We're introducing a new product, Teams (née channels), and doing the requisite research and design thinking to get it right. In additio...

@b_jonas LOL.
@TheLethalCarrot also this ^^.
 
2:30 PM
Ah hadn't seen that one
 
@b_jonas ahahah
 
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My hope is that the unified design will allow for a "dark theme" to be added.
 
2:43 PM
Keep on hoping
 
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Q: How was the Auror Office compromised in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

Ken_To_2018As I know, the Aurors are trained to fight and capture Dark Wizards...If they guard Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, how come the Auror Office was compromised over the summer between Book 6 and Book 7? How come the aurors ceased to fight Voldemort and Death Eaters when they we...

 
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Mathematics still has its background image, though.
 
Post it as an answer asking for ours back using that as evidence
 
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My bet is because they have a background image based on white.
 
Maybe but worth a try
 
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3:01 PM
Anyone got a screenshot handy of our old theme?
 
Incognito mode or logout
I think one of my feedback answers might though...
Got this for the users page if it helps...
You can also disable beta testing but it takes a while to sort itself out
 
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Yeah.
 
I haven't disabled it yet
We're gonna be stuck with it no matter what so might as well start getting used to it
 
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Yeah, ignoring it won't make it go away.
 
Can't we just script the stuff to make it look like the old one
 
3:10 PM
Well you can but effort...
 
Genuine question, I never got around to know much about web scripts
 
Me neither but from what I do know it should be possible
 
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Q: Can we please have our stars back?

SQBOne thing I miss in our new theme is our field of stars background image. Now I've noticed that the Mathematics Stack still has its background image, even though it already has the new theme. Can we please have our stars back? The left-nav is in black, so that would need another colour for it ...

@Catija ^^^
 
@SQB I think the main process is to post it as an answer to the announcement meta but I suppose it doesn't matter either way
 
@SQB It's going to be a lot easier for me to track if they're answers to my question. I appreciate the ping, though.
 
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3:14 PM
@Catija Okay, I'll make it an answer instead.
 
Thanks!
 
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Done; question closed as dupe.
 
I'd have just deleted it but that's one way of doing it haha
 
SQB
Second point of entry and all that.
 
Aye, commented to point people where
 
3:20 PM
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Q: A collection of short stories with one story focusing on a spot where time stands still

onewhoI'm looking for a collection of short stories that was read to me some time in the late 90's- early 00's (between 1997 and 2001). I recall a number of stories from this book being read to me, but only one story stands out in my mind. I have no idea when the book was published. The book itself was...

 
@Marvin I'm sure I'd already UVed that
 
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@TheLethalCarrot saw that. Thanks.
 
@SQB As a note, I pointed out ... somewhere in that answer list... the left nav has to be black text, so we can't put the starfield down the sides...
 
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@Catija I missed that, but I suspected as much.
@Catija Why does it have to be black?
 
@Catija Assuming we were to design a new background image that was lighter would it be possible to get a background image rather than some bland block colour?
 
3:30 PM
The entire point of the update is to make the layout elements as similar between the sites as possible for a more unified experience. Every time we change something on the network, it causes a cascade of bugs on different sites with custom elements, so we end up spending a ton of time fixing those bugs rather than actually working on features for the site, particularly ones people have been begging or years.
Having things be as similar as possible makes it less likely that something will break.
@TheLethalCarrot Possibly, but probably not until after the full network rollout is done. The sidebars can be a pattern as long as it doesn't obscure the text's readability. Y'all are free to have a separate discussion about solutions for this if you want. Things like replacing the top bar black with the star field is probably easy to revert... though I'm not certain... new elements are different.
 
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@Catija I appreciate that. But of course that needs to be balanced with the desire for each Stack to have its own look and feel.
 
There's a balance between keeping the sites predictable and easy to transition between - which is something many users have concerns about - and between giving sites their own unique elements. I don't think that not having a dark themed sidebar is a defining element that otherwise prevents y'all from having a special look and feel. How flexible this is may change in the future but, for the time being... this is one of the rules.
 
SQB
I see.
 
... and, not to try to pass the buck on things... there are some of these that I don't understand, either... Right now we have someone who's going through and redoing 60+ different sites and trying to do it in a short period of time so that they can move on to actually enhancing the left nav to be more useful to everyone along with some other features... it's possible things will change in the future, or not... but at this point, this is what it is.
 
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I understand. I don't have to like it, but I understand that you all are doing this to ultimately improve the Stack Network.
 
3:42 PM
In general, I think they're doing a really good job with things, even if I get a lot of unkind responses or downvotes on my announcement posts. But I've been talking with this team for a few weeks and they really do have the best interest of the network in mind, which I think is good. We want to be able to give y'all the Features you've been requesting for years and I'm so excited to see what happens in the next year or two.
 
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> "Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
 
I'd dig the black gutters that web herald mocked up for now with hope for white-on-black navigation in the future.
(I wonder if we'd get so used to the grey sidebar that white-on-black would look weird by that point.)
 
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Q: Do we want a custom background with the new theme?

TheLethalCarrotSo the new theme has launched to beta and is available for testing. One of the most obvious things that is missing is that the site no longer has it's star field custom image background. There is a hint of it left in the top right corner and in the footer (though not the meta footer) but overall ...

 
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Q: Can we please have our stars back?

SQBOne thing I miss in our new theme is our field of stars background image. Now I've noticed that the Mathematics Stack still has its background image, even though it already has the new theme. Can we please have our stars back? The left-nav is in black, so that would need another colour for it ...

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Q: Frequently Asked Questions

SQBOf course you've taken the Tour, read the entire Help section, and know our Code of Conduct by heart. But have you read the Frequently Asked Questions here on meta, that will help you make better use of the main site? You can browse the questions tagged faq, but here are the most important ones,...

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Q: Do we want a custom background with the new theme?

TheLethalCarrotSo the new theme has launched to beta and is available for testing. One of the most obvious things that is missing is that the site no longer has it's star field custom image background. There is a hint of it left in the top right corner and in the footer (though not the meta footer) but overall ...

 
3:58 PM
@Slariblahblah You realise you could just post as they come in right? :P
 
SQB
He's a lazy Slartibartfast.
Slartibartslow.
 
You got beaten to the punch there
yesterday, by Napoleon Wilson
Slartibartslow.
 
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4:09 PM
@TheLethalCarrot found it and starred it.
 
There's just so much useless space below that left nav
 
Hopefully that'll be used for something in the future....
30 mins ago, by Catija
... and, not to try to pass the buck on things... there are some of these that I don't understand, either... Right now we have someone who's going through and redoing 60+ different sites and trying to do it in a short period of time so that they can move on to actually enhancing the left nav to be more useful to everyone along with some other features... it's possible things will change in the future, or not... but at this point, this is what it is.
 
A mascot could fill the space
 
It will have some things we already know about (and have been wished for for years) like saved searches, and some things we're still figuring out. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/312781/…
 
4:38 PM
 
5:02 PM
oh god what happened to the site while i was gone. that looks horrible
I mean seriously. Gray?
 
Yeah
That looks like a beta site, just with a not-blue "theme"
 
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5:21 PM
@Mithrandir Didn't think you would be the one to complain about grey.
 
@SQB heh
 
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@Jenayah as soon as the top bar has scrolled out of view, there is no indication that one is on Science Fiction & Fantasy.
cc @Catija ^^^
 
@SQB not even the search bar placeholder?
 
@SQB you can sticky the top bar, i think
 
SQB
@Jenayah okay, but not style-wise.
 
5:25 PM
Ah, screw it, okay, I'm switching to beta
This way I'll be able to loathe about it while actually having seen the stuff
...
Holy heck that's ugly.
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@SQB I was the one complained that the top bar was slightly lighter than the background. Now this.
 
No I mean seriously
No bugs okay I can hear that
But design-wise that looks like stuff I did in first year
 
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@Mithrandir I meant the site header.
 
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Q: Bad girls at Pleasure Island/Toyland?

Alex DownsThis applies to the original fairytale as well. There are tons of little boys at Pleasure Island/Toyland, but not one little girl. However, with the Disney version, one YouTuber said that they heard from their brother that bad girls DO go to the island, only they turn into those big black shadow...

 
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A: Science Fiction & Fantasy's updated site theme is ready for testing!

SQBMy main gripe with the new theme is that once the site header has scrolled out of view, there is no stylistic indication of which Stack I'm on, and the only indication at all is the place holder in the search bar. While I understand the reasons behind the changes, this is a severe loss of Stack ...

 
5:37 PM
Stroke underlined links look like a trippy zebra.
 
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Q: Why did Gene Roddenberry write a letter together with three Harvard-Smithsonian astronomers about the planet Vulcan?

uhohNews of the discovery of a potentially habitable planet around the star 40 Eridani A (about 16 light-years away) is interesting for reasons including a 1991 letter described below in Sky & Telescope's recent article Super-Earth Discovered in (Fictional) Vulcan System, part of which is shown below...

 
5:56 PM
Finished reading the Meta thread (the main one).
There were two main arguments, as reminded above:
1/ less bugs when launching new stuff
2/ uniformity is better
I mean, everyone wants 1/, obviously. Can't argue with devs trying to reduce the time wasted on known bugs.
2/ is...
... how exactly can you praise "community", to the point it's like checkmark 1 of raising out of Beta, and want to unify 140+ communities under the same banner?
Nobody is actually part of 140+ communities, is it? (flagging, Charcoal stuff excepted - that's not "actual" community, no offense)
This thing contradicts itself from head to tail
@RobertCartaino Surely the goal should be to standardise things to improve the lives of developers whilst also retaining a suitable level of customisation for those sites that desire it? Of course there is a balance to be reached. However in my opinion these standardisation proposals swing too far in the "make the lives of devs easier" direction. Note that I am talking about the skinning/theming proposals, not the remainder of the layout changes described in the OP. — Steven Rands Mar 13 at 16:56
I'm going to repeat something here that I wrote in a mod chat a while: I'm frustrated, and I'm losing faith in Stack Exchange to be able to rise to the mission they've set themselves. When I see SE work on side project after side project, instead of helping individual sites succeed, it feels like they've given up. "There is nothing more we can do to help you. How about a new top bar?" — Zyerah Mar 14 at 18:38
Those are two very relevant comments.
 
user132126
I think if we want to have nicer looking websites, there needs a way to monetize the stacks.
 
user132126
I'm hoping SO can find ways to get the income they need to be successful.
 
user132126
So if developer time needs to be put into stuff that's making products that actually make money, and allow the network to continue to even exist, then that's understandable.
 
@WebHead In 2015 they decided to refocus on Stack Overflow, and their efforts in capacity as helping the world of developers as their main market.
Before:
After:
Illustrates their shift in focus pretty succinctly
 
user132126
They also raised funding specifically for those.
 
6:10 PM
So for now it looks like their primary concern is finding ways to grow & develop resources for software developers
 
user132126
Which makes sense from a business standpoint. Tech companies want to hire better developers, and want their developers to have access to tools they need to succeed (such as SO).
 
@doppelgreener And we are still waiting for the promised Hello Kitty Q&A.
 
user132126
Ah, documentation. That was an interesting idea.
 
user132126
I got some badge for adding to the knockout.js documentation. The official stuff was definitely lacking in some areas, so having a go-to place for better examples was great.
 
6:17 PM
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Q: Short story about a modern nurse treating revolutionary war soldiers

A_SundayThis was a short story. Possibly in OMNI magazine, though it could have been elsewhere. Probably published some time in the 1980s. Viewpoint character is a nurse in a special military camp, modern day, constructed near some sort of intermittent time warp. At random intervals, soldiers from a R...

 
6:28 PM
@Loong i never noticed that, haha
also the autobots Q&A
 
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Q: What are the longest rivers in Middle-earth?

Pelle LundkvistI was trying to find a list of the lengths of the Great Rivers of Middle-earth It would be interesting to see some size comparisons between the Great Rivers of Beleriand like Sirion and Gelion and the ones of Middle-earth in the Third Age. There are different maps showing how Beleriand and Third...

 
7:25 PM
@Loong oh I thought that was an unofficial Anime.SE logo ahah
Hey, question.I'm not going to make that an actual proposition, it's just curiosity: would you be okay with ads for some time if it meant keeping SFF's "old" design?
(or whatever site with a cool design, like RPG, Worldbuilding and stuff)
 
@Jenayah won't help; they already have plans for stuff like that. see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/306737/…
 
@Mithrandir nah it's not a meta question, just asking what you 5-6 guys present right now think
Assuming the ads are images or stuff
 
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7:43 PM
 
@SQB ahahahah
 
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Q: Which characters are reincarnations?

AdamantOn Ice Fantasy Destiny, some of the characters are reincarnated. For instance, Luo Luo, clearly, is Li Luo, and Feng Suo is Ka Suo. There are also some characters who are not reincarnated at all (Feng Tian, Ying Kong Shi), and at least one character who was reincarnated with all her memories in a...

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Q: X-Men fanfic starring misspelled X-Men and their logical powers

FuzzyBootsI was quoting Rouge Angles of Satin (Warning: TVTropes link!) to someone and it made me flash back to a fanfic I read, possibly on the FFML (FanFic Mailing List) around the year 2000, which had a story about the X-Men, but using common misspellings for their names and giving them powers that matc...

 
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Q: Christian conversion X-men fanfic involving Wolfsbane and Wolverine in Limbo, autumnal theme

FuzzyBootsI read it probably 15 years ago (1998-2002), while in college. It was on a website devoted to fanfic, but might have originated on the FFML (FanFiction Mailing List). It started with Rahne being trained by Wolverine in the Danger Room shortly after the whole Genosha mutate thing (she was struggli...

 
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Q: Who are Li Luo and Ka Suo's past reincarnations?

AdamantIn one of Li Luo's past reincarnations (before Luo Luo), she's speaking with one of Ka Suo's reincarnations and says that he was able to escape death by writing "a poem in seven steps." This is clearly a reference to "The Quatrain of Seven Steps," suggesting that Ka Suo's preincarnation is Cao Zh...

 
8:21 PM
I've been browsing through some new designs
Academia, U&L, RPG Meta etc
it's still way less good than it was before but it's not as bad.
Blame SFF's dark theme :/
But well, I mean we can't reasonably keep that ugly "black and then gray all of a sudden" design can we?
Gather your graphist/creative friends
there's work to do
 
8:46 PM
What is up with mobile beta?
Review changed but not homepage
It's a bit sad when mobile SE looks better and clearer than desktop SE
 
 
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Q: Looking for a 80s Novel Series about post apocalypse world where 4 soldiers try and bring order

RobertLooking for a novel series I read in the 1980s about 4 soldiers (the leader was a US Marine Force Recon member). There was also a Navy Officer, Green Beret soldier and Air Force fighter pilot. They were some sort of special team put together by the last president before the war...and now travel ...

 
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Q: Do starfleet ships still have prefix numbers?

ServitorIn Star Trek the Wrath of Khan, it is revealed that all starships have a prefix number, allowing other ships to order a starfleet vessel to lower its shields. This was created in case a vessel is captured by an enemy. By the 24th century and beyond, is there any evidence that starfleet vessels s...

 
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Q: Movie where reality is being faked and polished

shmlantonySo I watched this move a while ago about this dude who is some sort of a police officer or something like that.I don't remember the specifics but i think people where implanted with some sort of a chip or given some sort of a drug to distort their reality.For instance i remember this one scene wh...

 

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