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Would a question about how deep someone needs to be buried so they wouldn't be found be on-topic?

My friend has just heard about StackExchange and is in the middle of writing a horror story. When I showed her this site she asked me: "Could I ask how deep you would have to bury someone so they ...
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Can I ask others to create features for my world?

I was about to ask the question "what exotic states of matter would you create?" (state of matter as in gas, liquid, solid etc). I would give a couple of examples of exotic states of matter I created ...
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Should we have some sort of chat sessions?

Worldbuilding has a somewhat active chat that's maintained decent levels of participation since the start of the site. We're lucky; that's not the case with all sites. I thought we could take ...
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What to do when you receive unsatisfactory answers?

After waiting and receiving unsatisfactory answers (because everyone is misunderstanding what you're saying, even if you restate the important part several times) and not counting adding a bounty, ...
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What do you do when no one answers your question?

I posted one question, about an hour ago (What modifications would be needed to turn an oil rig into a self sustaining base?), and no one has answered, commented or anything. I read the help center, ...
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What should I do when I realize that I forgot to list a crucial criteria in my question, after answers have been given?

So I had a question and couldn't quite see why I couldn't picture someone's answer but then I realised I hadn't said the fleet was moving slower than light (I definitely meant to, I know the ...
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Should I delete this off-topic question, or try and rework it?

I recently asked this question about which type of upper limb anatomy is better for flying humans. It has not been well received, and has been put on hold as off-topic. Looking back I can see that ...
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Would a question about classifying certain actions as rape be on topic?

I will say in advance that this isn't the most cheery subject. For my writing, I need to know whether a situation is classed as rape or not. However the situation involves a character who, using ...
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No clue why the gas question is not world building

This is a question about What gases are made by a live, crackling, exposed electrical wire? It asks about the Effects of world elements, including technology on specific aspects of that world's ...
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Is it proper to make questions about typical created worlds?

It's not strange to look at already existing worlds that have characteristics in common with the world you are creating in order to get some inspiration or to avoid using stereotypes. Would it be a ...
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Is asking whether some strategy already exists on topic?

Say I have some strategy that I want to add to my game (it could be a RTS or other kind of strategy game), is it ok to ask whether there is something similar to that already in some other game, or ...
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How to ask a question about realistic names for different occupations/societal statuses?

Which name could a servant have? James, of course. Which name could a farmer have? A middle-classman? An aristocrat? A bum? An old-fashioned snob? A spoiled daughter of a rich father? Now let's move ...
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Asked a bad question, can't delete, can't close by myself. What is the correct thing to do?

I asked a bad question today (How to defeat an AI wizard?) and I'm not sure what to do. I was going to edit the question when the answers kept popping up. I can't delete or close the question myself. ...
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Do people still need to see comments under graduated/abandoned question drafts in the Sandbox?

Recently there was a Meta discussion about Deletion of Comments from Sandbox? and according with Monica's comment I want to start a discussion about the usefulness of comments under graduated/...
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How to handle successive versions of the same question with more specific or different context?

This question is due to this question on Worldbuilding, but concerns a problem that I think might be encountered often. I've searched through a few relevant threads, including On editing questions ...

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