Linked Questions

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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. ...
32 votes
4 answers
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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 ...
9 votes
1 answer
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When should I close a question as "Too Story Based"?

See also: Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened? What criteria should I use when closing a question as Too Story Based?
15 votes
3 answers
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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-...
6 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
17 votes
4 answers
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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 ...
27 votes
6 answers
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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 ...
10 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Case Study #6 - HDE 226868

Part of the case study series. Can stars exist that are not powered by nuclear fusion? About worldbuilding? I would say yes, because whether or not this is possible is the key to the premise of my ...
9 votes
1 answer
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Case Studies - Green's Highest Viewed Questions

What would it take to build a ship capable of crossing the Pacific? About Worldbuilding? This question asks if building a trans-Pacific ship is feasible using only merchants as the shipbuilders. (...
6 votes
2 answers
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Is there anything wrong with low reputation users doing reviews?

I really enjoy doing reviews. It provides me with the ability to help other users get started on the site, and to improve the overall quality of the network. I take my time when reviewing posts and do ...
8 votes
0 answers
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What makes a good "what would be the impact of X?" questions?

I see a lot of questions along the lines of "what would be the impact if X happened?" These seem to me to be skirting the edge of on-topic, even for our blessédly open-minded Worldbuilding site. So ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Why was my question closed? [Collected Answers]

Let's use this meta question to collect the already-vetted explanations of common reasons for questions to be put on hold. The intention is that you'll use a comment (suggested here) to link to a ...
7 votes
0 answers
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Risk Factor Definition: Too Vague

One of the next most popular Risk Factor suggestions is Too Vague so this is a general discussion of that close reason. The main point to clarify is: Should questions be off topic for this reason If ...
6 votes
4 answers
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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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