The Help secton states that
questions are welcome that are about [...] as long as they are not about:
- Actions of individual characters, rather than elements of the world they inhabit
The problem is that we have a rather huge number of questions which might be considered off-topic due to that reason. It might be interesting to clarify where to draw the line, to avoid random closing of some questions and not closing of others, which would (justly) appear unfair to some users.
There have been some discussion on the chat yesterday, to be read starting from @MonicaCellio's question
Where's the line between worldbuilding and plotbuilding? Examples that seem more like plot-generation to me (but have no close votes)
. The examples that have been thrown in the discussion are
- Murder on the Moon
- Humanely reducing the human population?
- Uniting The Wild Peoples Of Eow
- RFP: Put me on the moon
- Could an average person take over the world?
But as @HDE226868 pointed,
quite a few of our top questions could be closed for the same reason.
Which calls for the present discussion to clarify what we want, as a community. Where to draw the line?
Some points to keep in mind. Stricter closing mean less users and less questions. Weaker closing means that actuall world building questions might be drawn into the mass of plot-related questions.