The highest voted question was Was there ever any actual Spaceballs merchandise? asked by Rober Columbia and answered by Henning Kockerbeck.
The question with the highest voted answer was Why was the Balrog beneath Moria? asked by Shade and answered by Yaroslav Kornachevskyi.
The question with the most views was Is Harry Potter the only student with glasses? asked by Shade and answered by TheLethalCarrot.
The most controversial post seems to be question seems to be Who designed the Emperor’s chair from “Return of the Jedi”? with 11 up-votes and 8 down-votes.
Altruism is on the decline, with only 2075 rep awarded over 17 bounties.
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New user ferjsoto42yahoocom posted a number of questions and answers about Lewis Carroll’s Alice books during March 2021. Most of them were heavily downvoted, for some reason, but I enjoyed learning interesting things from some deep Q&A about a classic of fantasy literature which has been under-appreciated on this site. Favourites include:
I found it very sad that so many interesting Q&A were so poorly received on this site. The SFF community has historically had something of an aversion to self-answers, although they’re explicitly allowed by policy, but surely this is an excellent way for an expert in a particular work of sci-fi/fantasy to share their interesting knowledge with us?
I quite liked this one. Like my Matrix animals answer, it required a deep dive into the Harry Potter films and a frame-by-frame (if you’ll excuse the pun) analysis of the characters who appear in the backgrounds.
Is Harry Potter the only student with glasses?
It also had some great answers (from TheLethalCarrot and MBEllis) that focused on the books and the video games.