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Checklist for the perfect answer - Idea refinement

We did have Checklist for the perfect post, but that's about questions. Then Should we have a “How to write the perfect answer?” discussion? was asked, but never got any significant amount of ...
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Do we need the reality-check tag?

A source of confusion that I've often seen is the exact purpose of the reality-check tag, and its relation to science-based and hard-science. As I understand it, based on this question and others, ...
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There are too many world UNbuilding answers and comments

When I joined this site, I felt I missed a lot by not joining before. I really enjoy the questions as well as the answers. Not to be misunderstood, I am a scientist myself. I always trust in concrete ...
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Can a [hard-science] question be a duplicate of a non-[hard-science] question?

I bring before the assembly Exhibit A, A cure for the 'Kessler Syndrome'?, tagged science-based science-fiction hard-science as of revision 1. That question was closed as a duplicate of Dealing with ...
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Why does this Worldbuilding forum allow so many questions which involve magic?

Doesn't the presence of magic immediately void any scientific answer? Two of the top questions currently are about the "logical" consequences of magic (one asks what a society with "magical" birth ...
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Are comments saying “just use magic” problematic?

Recently I have noticed a lot of questions which always receive pretty much the same comment. The questions usually take the form What material/technology could deal with [x problem/feature] of ...
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Back It Up! policies

The Good Subjective/Bad Subjective guidelines talk a lot about what make for great questions and answers for subjective issues, and it primarily falls around Back It Up!: answers need to cite some ...
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A hard-science ultimatum

Back when an issue with the science-based tag came up, Monica Cellio made a suggestion: Re the addendum, would [hard-science] better convey what you're after? The rationale behind the question ...
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Distinguishing science and fantasy based questions

Should we have a specific means (perhaps certain tags) to say that certain questions are asking for science-only answers. For example this question: What would be the next technological step for a ...
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Should we have the science-fiction tag?

I just noticed the science-fiction tag. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/science-fiction This tag feels meaningless to me, it should possibly be a synonym to science-based ...
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More strict scientific culture in Worldbuilding?

I just found this site and was thrilled since I have a big and broad general interest in applied science and politics. However, when seeing some questions and answers involving magic and other not ...
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Renaming the “magic” tag to “magic-based”

After reading this and several other meta posts, it seems that one of the most important distinctions to be made on this SE is the distinction between questions which should be answered with as hard, ...
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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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Where are the questions on magic?

As of writing this, we have 330 questions. 113 of these are tagged science-based. Only 23 are tagged magic. Additionally, almost every question that isn't explicitly tagged either, could be seen as ...
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Should we be adding [science-based] to questions?

I noticed that in the question Dermott's Law and Major Moons, revision 4 (edit made by diamond moderator JDługosz) adds science-based to the question. Originally the question was tagged only moons. ...
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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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Should Science-Based henceforth actually be science based?

The science-based tag has seen a lot of misuse recently, since apparently 28% of our questions are science-based. Since we have killed off its erstwhile companion tag fantasy-based, I believe it now ...
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Magic 'option' in questions

When a question offers the option of being answered in terms of magic is it still valid for this site? I was reading this question, currently phrased as: Could someone give me an explanation – ...
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Defining the boundaries of the “hard-science” tag

Difficulty As per a suggestion by Monica Cellio and a sort of consensus on the issue, the hard-science tag is ready for use. In fact, I decided to use test it out: How can a Type II civilization ...
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Is “science-based” a meta- or otherwise-problematic tag?

science-based is the most popular tag on this site. Its tag wiki tells us a lot about the requirements on answers to science-based questions, but not a lot about the questions. (Except that these ...
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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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Tag questions that want science to pick up the pieces

A lot of people seem to be asking questions about what would happen if the laws of science suddenly reasserted themselves after some absurd thing happens. Three recent questions I found right off the ...