Favorite Question and Answers from Second Quarter 2021

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Top Question and Answer: 

The highest voted question was Why is there no night shift in Monsters, Inc.? asked by TheLethalCarrot with no accepted answer, although it does have the highest voted answer of the quarter by Cireo.             


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Most Views:

The question with the most views was If there’s only one Sacred Timeline, then why do multiple variants of Loki exist? asked by Sitesh Roy and answered by TheLethalCarrot. 


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Blog Posts:

Mark D. Owen’s Impact

The Death Gate Cycle

Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary: A Novel

Jack’s Bad Movies: The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (2015)

There were no user submitted favorites for this quarter. 

Favorite Question and Answers from First Quarter 2021

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Top Question:

The highest voted question was Was there ever any actual Spaceballs merchandise? asked by Rober Columbia and answered by Henning Kockerbeck.


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Top Answer:

The question with the highest voted answer was Why was the Balrog beneath Moria? asked by Shade and answered by Yaroslav Kornachevskyi.


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Most Viewed:

The question with the most views was Is Harry Potter the only student with glasses? asked by Shade and answered by TheLethalCarrot. 


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Controversial: 

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. 

Bounties:

Altruism is on the decline, with only 2075 rep awarded over 17 bounties. 

Blog Posts:

March

The Alpha Protocol

Rapid Fire Book Reviews

Giants Series

February

Favorite Questions and Answers from Fourth Quarter 2020

January

SFF Stack Exchange is starting topic challenges

Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange 10th Anniversary

User Picks


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Topic challenges

The first quarter of 2021 saw the start of SFF.SE’s topic challenge program, with three topic challenges completed during this quarter: Isaac Asimov, Hal Clement, and Cornelia Funke.


Underappreciated posts

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?


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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.

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. 

Blog Posts

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!

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