Highlights from 2018 – 4th Quarter

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Top Question:

The top question was What prevents Asimov’s robots from locking all humans in padded cells for the humans protection? asked by budgiebeaks with the highest voted answer by PMar.


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Top Answer:

Mike Scott had the highest voted answer of the quarter for the question Why did Aragorn call this stranger father? asked by the-profile-that-was-promised.


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Most Viewed

How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily? had the highest views at 27931 asked by KyloRen.


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Most Controversial

Looking for a sci-fi/fantasy series of novels from 80’s involving tripods that cap children on the 13-14th birthday to control their minds asked by Derrk Miller with 15 up-votes and 8 down-votes.


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Bounties

There were 25 bounties awarded for a total of 6200 rep (that’s slang for reputation, the currency and life-blood of Stack Exchange). A significant amount of that was from CreationEdge.

Blog Posts

December

What We Can Expect From 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 100 words or less – Spoiler Free

November

Ralph Breaks the Internet Review in 100 Words or Less – Spoiler-Free

Highlights from 2018 – 3rd Quarter

Apparently there were no posts in October

User Picks


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Questions

I quite liked this pair of questions by user Dakkaron

I expected the ratio of genuine vs. deceptive to be very different based on my recollection.

Answers

I thought my answers to these were nicely comprehensive

And I honestly feel like this answer deserves a special mention since I staked out a ‘furry’ chatroom for nearly a month waiting for the author to turn up, then finally managed to catch him at 4am on a school night.



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Questions.

Answers.



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I read Lord of the Rings recently. These questions were bothering my curiosity very much.

Why didn’t Saruman break Gandalf’s staff on Orthanc as Gandalf broke Saruman’s?

Why didn’t Galadriel take off her ring?



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Questions

Revision history

Seriously, hat down to Looking for a late 1950s to early 1960s movie or TV show with some similarities to “The Zanti Misfits”. I honestly haven’t even read past the first few revisions; but each new edit still makes me chuckle – this post just keeps getting longer and longer, probably one of the longest posts on SFF. Will that ever stop? (yes, I know of the 30k word limit, but still)

Answers



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Questions

These copyright questions were rather interesting to read. I hope we see more of these “behind the scenes” questions in 2019:

Answers

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