femtoRgon
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We should have a "trivially answered" close reason
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I don't think this is a good idea. If a question shows inadequate research effort, then downvote it. I'm not comfortable with judging even obvious-seeming questions as off-topic. We're dealing with ...

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How do I quote poetry, with newlines intact?
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Looked at some posts on English Language & Usage, and you can preserve a newline by adding two spaces at the end of the line: > Counsel me, Frigg, for I long to fare, And Vafthruthnir fain ...

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Why isn't this "list question" closed?
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I find the embargo on "list questions" a bit strange and arbitrary, the more I think about it. I don't think the expected, or assumed, format of the answer should be relevant to the decision to close....

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How to ask a good question about mythology as shown in pop culture?
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Looking at how these are going, here is what I think: The question should still be answerable if all references to pop culture sources were removed. I'm not saying you should remove them. Those ...

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Should potentially objectionable images be censored or hidden?
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My opinion on this is very much the same as what I said in this question: Should offensive words in quotes be censored? I don't believe censorship is productive. If the image is relevant and ...

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Are questions asking how some supernatural event/ability/power works on topic?
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I think they should be considered on topic. The idea that this type of question is bad, and shouldn't be asked, unless there is a good answer described in related material doesn't seem really ...

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Should offensive words in quotes be censored?
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I don't believe there should be any policy to censor or abridge quotes. They should be left intact. Even outside quotes, offensive language should be left intact, if it's helpful to the discussion. ...

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What sources should be used for answers to questions about Scientology?
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My opinion in this case (and pretty much all cases, really) is: Use the best sources you have available. Sources for Scientology are problematic given their antagonism toward inquiry. Testimony by ...

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Let's create a canonical definition of mythology
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I propose this definition of "Myth": a traditional or legendary story. For the record, I acquired this by paring all the uncertain verbiage ("usually", "with or without", "especially") out of this ...

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Where are all the original users?
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Not exactly the question asked, but you can see the rest of a person's activity in the "Activity" tab on their profile page: Clicking all actions there will allow you to view their comments, edits, ...

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Community Promotion Ads
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Here is one looking toward Arqade. FF6 Seems like a good one to hit that retro vibe, while still being pretty ubiquitous. The FF series always throws around a lot of references to mythology without ...

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Should we be more generous with questioners and be extending the benefit of the doubt?
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No, we should be maintaining the standards we've set for the site. The circumstances of the person asking the question are not of interest. What if the asker were, say, a very bright middle-...

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Community Promotion Ads
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Similar to the movie inspired one, but going for something generic. Reasoning: I really like the generic Space.SE ads. Seems to me like Mythology sells itself to some extent. As long as we catch ...

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Are cryptozoology questions on-topic
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Folklore and stories surrounding these creatures is on topic. Attempts to actually find them, or prove their existence, in the natural world are not.

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Are recommendation questions on-topic
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I think the existence of What are good sources to introduce people to mythology? encourages questions of this sort. I don't see how one can be defended and the other discouraged. Last I saw, people ...

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Tags astrology and zodiac
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I think it's easy to respond negatively to astrology as quackery, pseudo-science, and con-artistry. I think it's helpful here to try to get some distance from that, and think of it as a religion, ...

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Regarding one of the Pandora/Hope possible duplicates
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You are reading more into that question than is there to be read. Nothing about what is written in that question clearly establishes it as being meaningfully different than the one it is closed as a ...

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