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Favorite Questions and Answers from Fourth Quarter 2020

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Top Question:

The highest voted question was Where did the concept of a (fantasy-style) “dungeon” originate? asked by Mason Wheeler and answered  by FuzzyBoots. 


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Top Answer:

The highest voted answer was to the question Why is Sauron’s name similar to Greek/Latin word for “lizard”? asked by Enlico and answered¬† by Edlothiad.¬†


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Top Viewed:

The most viewed question, with 17657 views, was How does Darth Vader sleep with his suit? asked by RANSARA009 and answered  by A.bakker. 


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Bounties: 

A total of 30 bounties were awarded for 5025 rep. 

Controversial:

The most controversial post seems to be Valorum’s answer to Amok Time, as in “Run Amok”? with 11 up-votes and 7 down-votes. 

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SFF Stack Exchange is starting topic challenges

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A new year is beginning, and 2021 brings new change to SFF Stack Exchange. The site turns one decade old this month, on 11 January 2021, and its eleventh year is being marked with a new program of monthly topic challenges.

First up is the famous sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, the topic of the month for January 2021. SFF welcomes all (on-topic) questions about Asimov works during this month, and a list will be kept on meta. Bounties may be awarded at the end of the month.

For future months’ topics, a proposals thread is now open for suggestions on the meta site. Whichever answer gets most upvotes there by the end of January will become the February 2021 topic challenge.

All welcome to participate!

Highlights from 2020 3rd Quarter

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Top Question:

The highest voted question was “Why does Tony Stark not like being handed things?” asked by Baba Yaga and answered by TheLethalCarrot.


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Top Answer:

The highest answer (at 156) was to the question “What unit system does Middle-earth use?” asked by PNS and answered by LAK (beating the accepted answer by more than double).


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Top Viewed:

The top viewed question (at 19018 views) was “Identify all horror movies in this image?” asked by Jack B Nimble and answered by F1Krazy, Valorum, and the community.


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Bounties:

There were 20 bounties awarded for 6125 rep.

Controversial:

With 19 up-votes and 14 down-votes “What was the first story to offer a spaceship landing on an oceangoing vessel?” was the most controversial question of the quarter.

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Highlights from 2020 1st & 2nd Quarter

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Top Question:

The top question was “Does Sauron have any dialogue in any of the books?” asked by DJ Spicy Deluxe and accepted answer by WOPR.  Though Valorum’s answer is a strong contender.


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Top Answer:

The highest voted answer was to the question “What did Frodo and Sam eat when they crossed Mordor on foot?” asked by LincolnMan and answered by Mark Olson


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Most Viewed: 

The question with the most views, at 31253, was “Why didn’t Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial Shuttle?” asked by Jiminion.

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