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Is Worldbuilding a What If Site?

A few months back, my participation on this site dropped heavily for various reasons, most of them real life commitments. Now I've come back, and there's something I've noticed. When I left, the site ...
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Worldbuilding Scope - Risk Factors

TL;DR: This question is the foundation stone of an attempt to more thoroughly define the scope of Worldbuilding by defining "Risk Factors" that make something Out Of Scope. The discussion of ...
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Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened?

See also: When should I close a question as "Too Story Based"? Asking about plot elements such as the actions of characters, rather than about the world in which your story takes place, is ...
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What if Worldbuilding banned What If questions?

Worldbuilding, it seems, is not a What If site. So let's start making that happen. If we don't want these questions around, then I think the first step is with close reasons. We currently have an ...
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Should we answer off-topic questions?

Moments ago, I saw this: The question this was posted on is 100% opinion based + idea generation, thus making it clearly off topic. Should we answer off-topic questions (before they're put on hold/...
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Rules of Peer Moderation

Aside from the moderators, user with enough reputation* can cast votes to close and/or reopen questions. This is not a right, this is a privilege that you are being given as an active user of the ...
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Case Study #2 - Daaaah Whoosh

Part of the Case Study Series As before, this is a series of my own top-rated questions; I'll give my own opinions about whether or not they are on-topic, and anyone else can give their own opinions. ...
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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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What if there were a What If?

I think it'd be nice to have a place to steer some of the most-obviously off-topic "What If," as I mentioned earlier. Turns out, there was a proposal in Area 51 for some type of speculative-yet-...
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Are questions based on movies okay?

Are questions based on movies OK? More specifically, is something like this acceptable, or should it be kept in chat: reality-check evolution creature-design Anatomically correct (insert creature ...
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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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Risk Factor Definition: Multiple Questions

One of the next most popular Risk Factor suggestions is Multiple Questions so this is a general discussion of that close reason. The main point to clarify is: Should questions be off topic for this ...
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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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Non-Sequitur Questions: how to handle them

This question popped up a few minutes ago and its premise has no foundational basis in anything. No really. "If the Earth were to spin the other way, could gravity exist?" This is such a complete ...
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Case Study: Monica Cellio

Part of Case study series. (Whoops -- just noticed I missed my assigned date. Sorry.) In space, do "shipping lanes" make sense? About worldbuilding? Yes, it's about travel patterns and ...

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