Highlights from 2016 – 2nd Quarter

Top Stats:

Top Question and Most Viewed

Why are ships in Star Wars so ridiculously easy to steal? asked by Rogue Jedi with a score of 129 and viewed 25182 times, answered by Probst.


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Top Answer

Top answer was a tie at 150 between Probst’s answer to the Top Question, and Curtis Frederick’s answer to Potatoes were alive and sprouted on Mars: How were they preserved on the journey there? asked by Fiksdal.


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Bounties

There were 124 bounties awarded last quarter for a total of 29,150 rep.

User Favorites:


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I’ll break convention and nominate a meta question:

I like this question because it makes our tagging look awesome. Our messy tagging that’s been known to cause arguments also creates a tag map with clusters of tags and surprising connections all over the place. Sites that enforce cleaner tagging sometimes have tag maps that look more sterile. Scroll through the tag map and revel in our messy tagging!



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I think that Does Aragorn Wear Pants? is as important as whether Balrog have wings (or fuzzy slippers).

I also like Why is the Star Wars Universe not a Post-Scarcity-Economy?, although I might be seen as biased since I have the high vote on it.

Lastly, Why have most Superhero Movies ditched the Secret Identity? was entertaining to see how various people answered it on Word of God, sociological, and story-telling levels.



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Questions:

Why didn’t Harry use the right-hand-rule (or other methods) to solve the Triwizard maze?

We have over 3000 [tag:harry-potter] questions. One that is genuinely thought-provoking is a rare find.

Answers:

What are the advantages that come with knighthood?

This is a truly comprehensive answer.

Did maps in Middle-Earth have west on the top?

I seriously did not imagine any in-text answer to this question could exist, but this answer proved me wrong, and showed that Tolkien put much more thought into map orientations (or should I say occidentations?) than I gave him credit for.



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Questions:

  1. What do people in Westeros Eat during winter?

The amount of effort put into this Question is truly amazing. Loved reading it.

  1. Did Sansa Play Jon?

Not really high voted but a very well thought Question.

Answers:

  1. Why did Saruman attack Helm’s Deep instead of Edoras?

I really enjoy reading answers which include maps and battle strategies, based in canon info of the franchise.

  1. Game of Thrones – Confusing Geography

Embarrassing entry because this is one of mine and not high voted either. But since we are talking about enjoying stuff so what the heck, I really enjoyed writing this answer and creating maps for it.

There are some other very good questions but I suppose 4 entries are enough.



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Questions

Answers



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The other Jonas (before he changed his name) gave several impressive answers:

Other highlights of the quarter:

Blog Posts:

It was a good quarter for the blog.

Doctor Who Series 9 Review – Part 1 of 2
Doctor Who Series 9 Review – Part 2 of 2

by Rand al’Thor


Batman v. Superman: Not a Review

by Thaddeus


A Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse

by Michael Edenfield


X-Men: Apocalypse spoiler-free review

by Dr R Dizzle


Jack’s Bad Movies – Automata

by Jack B Nimble


The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan and why it is the BEST fantasy series EVER!
Why The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks Is Worth Reading

by Rincewind


The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown!

Organized by Rogue Jedi

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