Can someone explain me what is wrong with this my question:
I have asked a simple theoretical (?) question for a simple (?) calculation. And I was expecting a simple number (with or without proper judgement) as an answer. Instead I have received a lot of (negative?) comments and questions asking or telling:
- That there will be no resources to sustain my civilization, so my question is pointless / stupid
- Will my civilization lower all the mountains and fill up all the oceans?
- What will be your human grow rate to fill all that capacity?
- Why don't I do this or that to my story.
When Worldbuilding was started I was told many times (and it was underlined in many comments) that we should strictly avoid questions or answers that are story-building instead of world-building.
Has that change in the site's formula since then? If not, then what am I missing?
I tried to answer above comments and questions that this will be solved in my world with that or this or by that... But this is all pure story building. Which I was sure we should avoid.
If I am asking about maximum Earth capacity in given scenario, must I really provide information on human's fertility rate to fill up that capacity? Or what would that people eat? For me asking such questions is pure story-building that brings nothing to a calculations one should make to provide the answer.