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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Story vs World building: study case

This is yet another post to try to rationalise the limit between story-building (off-topic) and worlbuilding (on-topic). A recent question: How to determine where the nearest mainland shore is when ...
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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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What happened to the idea generation close reason?

Why is the close reason "idea generation" gone? I have not heard really anything about the change, probably because I don't go on meta too often. Could someone point me to a post about it, or just ...
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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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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?
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Risk Factor Definition: Too Story Based

We're going to look at merging the "Too Individual" and "Too plot based" close reasons into "Too Story Based". Keeping in mind the discussions from Risk Factor definition:...
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Are Too Character Based and Too Plot Based the same?

It's been proposed that the risk factors "Too Character Based" and "Too Plot Based" could be merged together into one close reason and that there is enough overlap between them to warrant that. I can ...
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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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Case study - Pavel Janicek

Part of Case study series: How many humans can I abduct without getting noticed? About worldbuilding? I doubt it. It does not really build a world; it just uses real world as a background. Risking ...
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