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Rapid closure of questions and poster discouragement [duplicate]

There was a question this very morning: If the Romans made the 1712 Steam Engine, what would they create using it and why? It got closed within ~20 minutes as being too broad. Which, if I'm being ...
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How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions?

Here is the threads that got blocked because the moderator question, entered "Ragequit mode: On". https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/70656/destroy-tyranny-from-within The Hive returns:...
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Proposal: ALL questions start "on hold" for 1 hour

I do not know if there is a way to adjust the SE software to accommodate this request, but this idea has come up REPEATEDLY in multiple meta discussions, so I'm formally proposing it. ALL new ...
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Is it Fair to Encourage People to NOT Answer Questions that Need to be Closed?

Introduction: WB.SE has a SE mandated format; the community has determined that certain rules need to apply to the asking and answering of questions; the community has in place certain policies & ...
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So, I started with joke and people took it seriously. What can be done with the question?

Today, I got idea for a joke. Worldbuilding moderators are taking over the world! So, I posted it as a question Inspired by Facebook sysadmins preventing Cthulhu, my original idea was, that joke ...
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On Hold is turning up quite quickly

Ok, I'm fairly new to WorldBuilding SE and I'm having a ball taking a broad swath of questions and seeing if I can generate a logical answer consistent with the world. I do this because the mental ...
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Is it possible to make the bar for closure higher?

5 people with 3000 reputation are required to close a question. In perusing this question again, wetcircuit makes a good point; 5 people can close a question where many more than that have positively ...
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Should we remove the [tag:alternate-history] tag?

I read this question about technological advancement in an alternate history. It was closed as too broad, and rightly so. It was too broad. Thanks to @MichaelKjörling for getting an accurate count ...
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is there data about the numbers of new users who have quit Wordlbuilding SE after question closure?

There have been a number of questions such as this one: Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing? I wonder if there is any data available that indicating what ...
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Add feature to automatically add a notice to new questions

I added an answer to the question Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing? and wanted to raise this as a new Meta-Post to discuss as Tim B and dot_sp0t ...