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Case Studies - on or off topic?

Evolution in the scope of the site is not a bad thing, we've learned a lot about what does and does not work in the over-a-year since the site first entered private beta. I'll use a number of my own ...
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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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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup

For some this is a problem brewing, for some this is a problem that has brewed, for others, its sat on the desk going moldy from being ignored. What do I talk about? Well Is Worldbuilding a What If ...
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Sample questions for WhatIf

There is now a WhatIf.SE proposal over on Area 51. One element that would help it along would be a collection of sample questions. I believe we have that source material already at hand. (They're the ...
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Hypothetical situations and broad questions

I am seeing alot of questions that are very broad like in case of X what would happen, or if the world were made of X then how would life evolve? I think we need to be extra careful to ask more ...
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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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Is he dead yet?

I just did my fourth fifth(? stopped counting...) review on an answer to the question You are an advanced AI that controls a smart house. How do you kill your master? As it stands now, the question ...
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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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