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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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5answers
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Site Policy: Judging When a Question is a Duplicate

For anyone who knows the kind of question I post, I put a great deal of effort into making sure a question is unique. I check the site for similar questions to see if those answer the one I would ...
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How can we (systematically) improve too-broad questions?

This page (requires 2k to see) breaks down recent closed questions by close reason, and also shows what happened to those questions after closure. In the last 90 days we have closed 87 questions as ...
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4answers
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Can we make “on hold” less terrible?

Being put "on hold" sucks. Yes, I get it - it's a chance to edit questions without getting unhelpful answers, and a grand opportunity for us to make the question better and thus improve the ...
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4answers
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Why don't people explain votes to close?

It looks like Can I have snow "near" (somewhere with the climate of) San Diego? is going to be closed due to "lack of clarity". I don't understand why it is unclear, and despite requests for ...
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3answers
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Is there hard data on users' cliques for close votes?

I was reading a previous question on data on close votes, and a related question came to my mind. The question is as follows: is it possible to reject the hypothesis that there exists well-defined ...
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3answers
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Should close/hold-votes be given out arbitrarily on Worldbuilding?

This is prompted by How much explosive power does a missile need to destroy a 100km³ meteorite heading for earth? [on hold] The question is short, yes, but it is very to-the-point and asks for a ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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Frequent closure and reopening of popular questions

Recently I’ve noticed a lot of questions being closed and then being subsequently reopened without major revisions to the question. This appears to happen more often with popular questions. Here are ...
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1answer
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Can I view close reasons before the question is closed?

I asked this question this morning. Despite having a relatively active discussion with some good answers, it has received a few close votes. No comment was left regarding the close votes as we ...
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0answers
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When should you leave a comment with a VTC? [duplicate]

This question received -4 points and 4 VTCs at the time of this writing. As DW pointed out, none of the 4 left any reason for the VTC. Do we have an official policy on when a comment explaining a VTC ...