Can we allow questions (with a disclaimer) that are not-serious, as in based on a fictional claim? To give concrete examples,

J.K.Rowling claims in Harry Potter that if you jump into a fireplace, you can move to a different one if you say the new place before you go in. Does anyone have anecdotal evidence for this?

Or one from Lewis Carroll:

Lewis Carroll claims in Through the Looking-Glass that if you go through a mirror, you will enter a world where animals speak. Is this true?

You would have to have a disclaimer that says something like, "Don't take this claim or answers seriously." We'd also have a separate tag (like "fun") so people could block such questions.

I don't know if this has been tried before, but I know something similar has been done on some other SE sites. I couldn't find anything related on meta, except perhaps Should we allow the Santa question?


While it may be fun, I don't think it serves the purposes of this site. I enjoy humor tremendously, but like most everything in life, it has its place. I particularly enjoy going to skeptically themed comics when I want to cross the skepticism and humor streams.

Here is a small list that may help you:

Carbon Dating

Ape, not Monkey

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal



There are more, but these are my favorites.


I think chat is the best place to ask about claims not based in reality.

Meta-tagging is explicitly discouraged.

  • That link gives two definitions for meta-tags, niether of which are applicable here. If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. and If the tag commonly means different things to different people, it’s probably a meta-tag. – ike Jan 7 '14 at 19:59

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Although I am not explicitly familiar with the site, I think that the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Site would be a better home for these questions. If this is not the case however, you could always Propose a new site on Area 51.

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