Highlights from 2016 – 4th Quarter

Top Question

Who created the Secret Stairs as a way into Mordor and for what purpose? asked by Default_User with a score of 113. Runner up was Why would Snape set his office password to ‘Dumbledore’? asked by The Dark Lord with a score of 97.


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Top Viewed

Who was the mentioned jedi in the Rogue One movie? with 38438 views asked by Sebustyan. Runner up was Why were there no Bothans in Rogue One? with 25410 views asked by Vince Scalia.


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Top Answer

Adamant answered the highest voted answer to the question If Dumbledore is the most powerful wizard (allegedly), why would he work at a glorified boarding school? Is there a role with more responsibility? with a score of 184. The runner up was Victim Of Circumstance, who answered How is Shelob’s name known? with a score of 167.


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Top Controversial

Santa’s Omniscience in “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, with 9 down votes to its 12 up votes. Asked by Clint Eastwood with no accepted answer.


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Bounties

There were 48 bounties awarded for a total of 4650 rep.

User Favorites

There were no submitted user favorites. Must have been a bad quarter.

Highlights from 2016 – 3rd Quarter

Top Stats

Top Question

Why doesn’t Discworld run out of water? asked by Nathaniel with a score of 104. Runner up was Why doesn’t Hogwarts have more teachers? with 90.
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Top Viewed

What do the Death Stars do, other than destroying planets? with 16066 views asked by Koldito and answered by Rogue Jedi. Runner up was Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane? with 14765 views.

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Top Answer

Valorum had the highest voted answer for Why does Watney’s notebook in The Martian have four holes?asked by crmdgn with 196 votes. Runner up was Why doesn’t Discworld run out of water? with 188 votes (also by Valorum).

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Top Controversial

What is JK Rowling “bad” at?, with 13 down-votes to its 14 up-votes, asked by Skooba and answered by Valorum.

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Bounties

There were 13 bounties awarded (strangely all of them for 500 rep each) for a total of 6500 rep.

User Favorites

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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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Highlights from 2016 – 1st Quarter

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Top Question

If Luke Skywalker didn’t want to be found, why did he leave a map? was asked by vs06, earning 132 votes, with the highest voted answer being from KutuluMike.


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Top Answer

Kasperd asked Was any character alive during all of the Star Wars episodes from I to VII? was answered (but not accepted) by Jorge Córdoba, to the tune of 200 votes. This answer beat out the accepted answer by David Banner by 93 votes.


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Most Viewed

Was any character alive during all of the Star Wars episodes from I to VII? was the most viewed, asked by kasperd and with a count of 23129. Close runner ups were Why was Darth Vader so careless? asked by Gaussler (22057) and If Luke Skywalker didn’t want to be found, why did he leave a map? asked by vs06 (21456).


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