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?

  • Quora, Yahoo! Answers and 4Chan's /r/ are all sites that accept open ended questions or opinion-based questions. – Renan Jul 20 at 17:57

One possibility is to visit the Factory Floor, our main chat room. Depending on your timezone the activity there will vary, but in the chat we welcome open-ended opinion-based discussions about worldbuilding. This is also the perfect place for a bit of brainstorming if you are thinking about an idea, but don't have a draft yet.

If you have a draft you could also try the Sandbox where others help you to fine-tune it to the main site. If the question really is open-ended and opinion-based that won't help, but in case you are ever not sure if there isn't a way to make something on-topic it's worth it to drop a draft into the Sandbox.

If the chat is not useful to you and the question just isn't a good fit for the site then you have to try different sites. There are many good questions that just don't really fit the StackExchange Q&A style. Personally I don't use other worldbuilding related forums, but I've heard that there is a subreddit that might be helpful for you.

  • i hadn't thought of reddit thanks, I want to ask "what if" questions, where there really isn't a right answer, – WendyG Jul 16 at 10:37
  • @WendyG Few questions on Worldbuilding have an objectively "correct" answer. We do however require questions to be sufficiently constrained that we can tell whether a given answer provides an answer to the question as asked, and ideally also judge answers based on how well they answer the question as asked. While open-ended discussion can be interesting, it tends to fare very poorly in the Stack Exchange Q&A format specifically. (There's still Worldbuilding Chat.) We've had a fair amount of discussion on "what if" questions previously; try this Worldbuilding Meta search. – α CVn Jul 16 at 10:48

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