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What would it take to build a ship capable of crossing the Pacific?

About Worldbuilding? This question asks if building a trans-Pacific ship is feasible using only merchants as the shipbuilders. (They die horribly in one way or another.)

Off topic? Nope.

Idea Generation Not IG since the question asks for a binary Yes/No with some justification. IG tends to generate open ended lists.


What good are herbivores in an animal army?

About Worldbuilding? Yes.

Off topic? No. A fantasy world of human style conflict but carried out by carnivores and herbivores is definitely worldbuilding.

Idea Generation No, since the question outlines a set of constraints for the answer.


How to defend against the “convince-me” ray gun?

About Worldbuilding? Yes. The question focuses on a world mechanic involving a semi-involuntary mind control/idea implantation at a distance.

Off topic? I don't think so. Mind control ray guns seems very world-builder-y to me.

Idea Generation No, because there were sufficient constraints to limit the answers and decide a "best" answer.


How do you find a mate when everyone looks amazing?

About Worldbuilding? Yes. The question asks for a description of specific adaptations or sociological systems that would influence how a person goes about finding a mate when personal appearance is no longer fixed.

Off topic? No. Genetic manipulation of appearance is definitely on topic.

Idea Generation Likely not. Though this question can generate a list of possible fitness criteria,


What is the best apex predator to thin the zombie herds?

About Worldbuilding? Yes. The question addresses natural ecosystems after most humans turn to zombies with respect to apex predators. Asking about the entire ecosystem would have been too broad.

Off topic? No. A world of zombies is definitely WB material.

Idea Generation Edgy. The question asks for "the best" apex predator to thin the zombie herds but doesn't really specify any criteria for what constitutes "best".

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What would it take to build a ship capable of crossing the Pacific?

Yes, No, This definitely fits the risk profile for what if but I believe this one is properly developed and constrained to be on-topic.

What good are herbivores in an animal army?

Yes, No, Seems defined enough to me.

How to defend against the “convince-me” ray gun?

Yes, No, It is idea generation but the question has many constraints so finding a best answer seems doable.

How do you find a mate when everyone looks amazing?

Sort of, I think so, Yep...so the problem is that the gene augmentation/editing isn't really the question, the question seems to be more a general discussion of how appearance impacts mate selection when removed from the equation. Which while an interesting question I don't think really fits here.

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