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Can we encourage people to put more research into questions?

There are many examples of questions that are perfectly valid and on-topic (in my opinion), but show very little research effort. I feel like some users are posting whatever comes to their mind on ...
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Did I overdo it?

In my recent question on spaceships & space-colonization it seems there are two camps of people in the answers/comments. There's currently an equal amount of answers (resp answerers) that seem to ...
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How to criticize (on) WB: SE?

Or critique I dunno, anyways no one is perfect and this includes this site, it's moderators and me. Let's assume that I disagree with some of the aspects/practices of the site and to an extent, the ...
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Should questions be as specific or as abstract as possible?

Because of Ash's question "How curious is too curious?" and the old "Is Worldbuilding a What-If Site?" discussion I came to think about how I present my questions and if my questions could appear to ...
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Are the “spoon” questions on-topic? And should they be?

I'm not currently a particularly active user on Worldbuilding, although I've contributed a bunch of answer back when the site was new. I do, however, regularly visit several other sites on the Stack ...
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Reasoning behind deletion of gruesome content

Yesterday, there was a question of rather gruesome content. OP asked on how to make female-on-male rape a torture practice. No surprise this question got disliked a lot simply for its content - not ...
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How can I see my removed questions and answers?

Just a quick question: How can I see my removed questions and answers? I have some deleted posts and I would like to read them again. Also, thanks for saving me from downvotes... I bet I would have ...
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What are the new policies of worldbuilding?

Someone told me that there are new policies of WB,I missed that,Please someone share me a link to the new policies so i wont break the rules.
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Should certain tags automatically require answers to use SI Units rather than other, more traditional, systems of measurement?

SI Units form the official language of international science. As such I want to discuss whether questions that are tagged for either science-based or hard-science should automatically warrant the use ...
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Why is there zero moderator accountability on this stack?

So, I've been participating in the stack for a few months now. And I say the following to emphasize that I understand what it can mean to run a space for online discourse, and that these circles are ...
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Bounty reason isn't showing up

A couple days ago, I started a bounty on this question, selecting the reason "Authoritative reference needed". I didn't add any supplementary text; I felt that the default wording said enough. When I ...
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What's in the newsletter, exactly?

The newsletter ad has some problems; you can't read what it's about: unless you select the text: Only Worldbuilding seems to have this problem; I checked a couple of other sites (e.g. Puzzling) ...
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Topic Challenge: Space-Colonization

I propose a fortnight-long space-colonization topic challenge, which will begin today, August 10th, and finish on August 24th. Most sci-fi stories feature humans in space. However, manned missions ...
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Opinions about the new Technobabble tag

A recent question introduced the technobabble tag. Click here to read its wiki. I like this tag. I think it reflects the highly creative nature of the site and balances the fact that far too often ...
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How curious is too curious?

The fallout from Worse than zombies, part 1, has reminded me that I keep meaning to ask to what extent one can ask question about things they are curious about rather than issue they need answers to. ...
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How can I fix this question about the enforcement of superpower bans?

Yesterday I posted a question to the worldbuilding stackexchange asking for help working out how a law banning the possession of certain supernatural abilities (which are granted on a weekly basis and ...
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Please add your reasons for why you are writing a “Welcome to Worldbuilding” comment

There's this answer already. Why are there high rep users not even stating why they put this comment here? We should understand that we put this in the comments as a way to help, not confuse, the ...
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Am I a bad user if I have more questions than answers?

I just had a shower thought, I thought that I am a bad user for asking more questions than I have answered, I have only answered 5 questions and I think that makes me a bad user, Am I right? Should I ...
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Why is one question acceptable, but another unacceptable?

So, I'm not asking this because I'm terribly offended or anything. I legitimately want to better understand the methods for discerning good from bad questions here: This question received generally ...
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How to delete chat comments?

A questioner has sufficiently clarified his question that my comments are no longer valid. Normally, I'd just delete them, but they've been moved to chat, and I don't see a way to remove them. ...
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Reposting other peoples answers onto a personal blog

I enjoy a lot of the answers from this site. But some of them I really like -- they are like little stories and I want to keep them around where I can find them and maybe where others might find them ...
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Can we Sandbox meta questions?

Recently I saw this question draft in the Sandbox, entitled "Meta Question: Should the science-based and/or hard-science tags automatically require answers to use S.I. Units?" While I look forward to ...
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What's the difference between [astronomy] and [astrophysics]?

We've had the astronomy tag for some time now, and it's been use a lot (310 questions as of today). Recently, we got a new tag: astrophysics (4 questions). I've answered some questions in both tags, ...
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

This is a follow-up to the well-received discussion Should the rep requirement for Meta be lowered to 1? Currently users need 5 reputation to participate in Meta. The reason for this requirement, ...
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How to tell people answers must adhere strictly to the conditions of a question

Regarding this question: Restricting antimatter - practical rather than legal measures I've been processing a lot of answers tagged low-quality from this question and, though I could be wrong, I ...
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Catalog of common comment scripts

Over the course of time I have copied the common comment statements of others (e.g. "Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!") and have had my comment statements copied by others. The problem is that simply ...
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Structure of a question: Giving your own calculations as an answer or including them in the question?

Recently, I asked this question and included my own calculations in the question description. Now I wanted to ask a follow-up question with a similar aim and have some calculations that might be ...
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I’m finally logged into Worldbuilding.SE, now how do I get my old accounts back?

Thanks guys, I’m finally I full fledged member of this Stack Exchange. Willk, Alexander JBH thanks for the help. Now how do I round up all the other DTs?
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Idea Refinement: Clarification and Examples of VTC Reasons for New Users

The Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE! page for new users is up and running. My next goal: An introduction to VTC reasons for new users. Why? Because the help center page isn't all that clear. It could ...
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WB answers I can see in a film

Are there any answers here on worldbuilding.se that inspired the plot, an scene or dialogue of a film? I often see some answers here that would be nice to see in a film trailer in a year or two, so I ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Worldbuilding's 3rd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Big wide questions

I have some big personal opinion questions I want to discuss, that would fit perfectly into this site if they weren't so open ended. So does anybody know where I can ask them?
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Recommended: “future” a synonym for “far-future”

I don't have the required 5 points in the "far-future" tag to subit this as a possible synonym. Recommendation: The future tag become a synonym of the far-future tag. Synopsis of near-future: ...
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Trying to remove “character-design” tag, but can't remove the last association

This is the list of questions using the character-design tag Originally there were 10 questions associated with the character-design tag. I believed that character design is intrinsically not ...
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Request for Clarification: Real World Questions Requirement of Context

This was originally an answer to the real-world questions discussion. Consider the example of this question. L.Dutch said in a comment to the referenced question, "I am missing the worldbuilding ...
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Flags declined in the last 7 days…not?

So, I was going about my business on Worldbuilding today, when I tried to flag a post and found myself under a flag ban. While I was under a flag-ban previously, it had expired a few days earlier. I ...
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Why is everyone suddenly so strongly against homework questions?

This meta question has sparked a flurry of responses saying we need to get tough on homework questions being asked under the guise of worldbuilding. This argument has come up several times in the 'are ...
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How do you ask a user to stop making unnecessary edits?

I just answered a question, and a few minutes later another user went on an edit spree, editing the question and three of the seven answers. They have enough reputation that they don't need their ...
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Should we direct users whose question will be closed to the Factory Floor?

We get users here who really just want help writing their story, but don't understand how our site works. There are countless examples. While such questions don't belong on our site, I'd still like to ...
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Save The Robot!

linked: What will we lose with the redesign? As said in this answer to site-changes, there is a possibility that we may lose these figures and the contruction-edge at the bottom of the page. ...
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Is there a way to see my interactions with another user?

I was looking at the candidates for the mod election, and most of their names reminded me something (of course: they are all very active on the site). However, I was not able to remember in which ...
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Is there a way to get my other account back?

About an hour ago I was feeling pretty sad that my questions were getting closed and downvotes, and that I had a 7 day suspension. Michael Kjörling edited my question every time I tried to destroy it, ...
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Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!

Thanks for joining Worldbuilding.SE! We look forward to stepping foot on your world and enjoying another world of wonder and excitement! Our site is a wonderful place for creative and imaginative ...
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How long do flag-bans last?

So, I recently discovered that three of my flags in the last week have been declined, and, as a result, I am under a flag ban. I cannot flag posts for any reason, and, when I attempt to do so, I am ...
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Does someone have the source image of this site?

Where can I find the source image of WorldBuilding.SE? I mean this desert world, with the robot and the girl. If someone can help, it would be awesome.
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Can't see vote button in election?

I have 2.3K rep, well above the rep requirement to vote in elections, yet, I'm not seeing the vote or nominate button on the election? (I've turned off adblock too) Am I doing something wrong (user ...
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How to clear comments

The Problem Some questions start out flawed, this summons a wave of either Support and suggestions on how to improve Tonnes of whining about how it is a crap question Both of these really distract ...
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Interpreting up- and down- votes in the Question Sandbox

I’m having a hard time understanding the logic behind the voting on questions in the Sandbox. The only guidance I’ve found for voting on proposed questions is in ArtOfCode’s seminal post here where ...
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Should we have a community-wiki list of graduated answers from the Answer Sandbox?

The title says it all: For the Answer Sandbox, there's no list of graduated answers (linked directly to the answers, not the questions.) While the Question Sandbox has a list of graduated answers, the ...
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How and why is my question too broad?

I asked this question yesterday which was marked as too broad. One of the comment from @JBH stated this reason: "How to build a world" questions are occasionally asked here. If the question is very ...

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