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Inactive Sandbox 2014-2017 [duplicate]

This sandbox got a little full, so we've created some more. You should still link to this one as we will update it whenever a new one is created. Current Sandbox: Sandbox for Proposed Questions ...
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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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What's wrong with "idea generation" questions?

We now have a dedicated "Idea Generation" close vote/flag reason!! What does it mean? What is the problem with "idea generation" questions?
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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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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

I'm now on StackExchange for several weeks, having asked few questions and answered some. Now there's something I observed (in worldbuilding, but in other StackExchange-sites too) that moderators are ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Worldbuilding Stack Exchange is newly scheduled for an election starting next week, July 2nd. In connection with that election, as we've done in previous elections, we will be hosting a Q&A here ...
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Should we rename Idea Generation?

Based on this question. I don't really like "Idea Generation" as a reason to close. It seems like too much of a subtle reason to me, since really this entire site is about ideas. Even the ...
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The Stack Exchange Q&A Format and the subjective nature of Worldbuilding

I have recently asked a question a got a fantastic response, with lots of answers that I found interesting and useful. I was struggling to choose one answer to accept, so I went and read these ...
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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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Putting opinion based questions on hold, too fast

Let us compare 2 questions How long would it take to transform a human into a space-ship and back? Building capabilities of a realistic nanobot swarm Are people too fast in putting on hold things they ...
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Is this the new moderation style for Worldbuilding?

Mod Hammer I've been noticing a trend in the last five days of some heavy handed moderator attention. There isn't really any point in being vague about it, TimB seems to have broken from the campaign ...
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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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Please revisit this timely on-hold question soon

My post Can characterization contributed by actors (not the writer) have a significant effect in building a rich and enduring imagined world? has been put on hold. My on-topic question is whether non-...
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Unfairly put on hold

My question about measurement system formation is there for a good reason. People on forums would probably say something along the lines of "Whatever" or "Just use earth measurements or even no ...