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How to make a "Fishing for Ideas" question fit on Worldbuilding Main

Being the most creative and imaginative Stack in the Stack Exchange library has a handful of disadvantages. Stack Exchange's basic behavior is to expect a single objective and answerable question that ...
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Should we be blacklisted from HNQ?

I just spotted our current hnq question, and did a double-take before realizing what stack it was from. This happens more often here. Considering the recent mess with IPS, should we consider ...
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Should questions be as specific or as abstract as possible?

Because of Ash's question "How curious is too curious?" and the old "Is Worldbuilding a What-If Site?" discussion I came to think about how I present my questions and if my questions could appear to ...
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How curious is too curious?

The fallout from Worse than zombies, part 1, has reminded me that I keep meaning to ask to what extent one can ask question about things they are curious about rather than issue they need answers to. ...
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Save The Robot!

linked: What will we lose with the redesign? As said in this answer to site-changes, there is a possibility that we may lose these figures and the contruction-edge at the bottom of the page. ...
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A proposal to finalize the "are real world questions on-topic" debate

If you would like to discuss this or explain disagreements, or want clarification please feel free to join this chatroom. The moderators have discussed the recent re-invigoration of the on or off ...
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How to be a close voter

The value of precedent One of the most important principles in organizing a just society is the equally applicable rule of law. Worldbuilding is, while perhaps seeming trivial compared to a nation, ...
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Moderator Post Closing Policy

I feel the need to publicly lodge my complaints. The problem This question went into the review queue and picked up two close votes (and at least one keep open vote from me) before being summarily ...
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"Let's say" "Let's pretend" "Let's call"

Worldbuilding, according to most, should not be a What If? site. However, an increasing number of questions are phrased in a "what if" way, and it's not always easy to discern if they're on-topic (...
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What would we lose if we ceased use of the opinion-based Hold and focused on more precise classifications?

I don't wish to come off as being presumptuous. I'm comparatively new here, and there is probably something I'm missing. Recently, a question was asked regarding inheritance or transfer of memory ...
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How to grow worldbuilding?

At time of posting, there were just over 8k questions in the main worldbuilding, and over 800 questions in the meta At a good time, there will be a few questions per hour, but sometimes it can go ...
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What tag for changing one thing about the laws of the universe?

E.g. this question is there a good tag to indicate changing some single thing about real-world physics as the basis of a story? That's not normally what we mean by an alternate universe. It's a common ...
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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

The post is now created, using the top 10 questions as of the 25th of may '16. But you can still feel free to add your helpful questions for interested users (make sure to use the template below). ...
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Educating New Users About Our Scope

This site has been far too "quiet" lately, so i thought it was time to stir things up again. Therefore, I'd like to address something which is a bit of a recurring topic here: off-topic questions, and ...
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Scope clarification discussions

Different subjects are being discussed for a clarification or a re-definition of the scope of the site. We want to have clear lines to separate the questions that are accepted on worldbuilding from ...

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