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How to rewrite a controversial question when I didn't get the answers I was expecting?

I recently wrote a question on a controversial topic, transgender hormone medication. I knew it was controversial and tried to focus on the least controversial aspect of the question, medication, as ...
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How shall we make the sandbox work better?

We've had some previous discussion about a problem our sandbox is currently facing (auto-protection). We then gathered some functional requirements, which I summarize here (I've consolidated some ...
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Is there room in WorldBuilding for asking about the feasibility of science fiction ideas, which don't relate to building worlds?

Is there room in WorldBuilding for asking about the feasibility of science fiction ideas, which don't relate to building worlds? I mean, asking about the feasibility or slight possibility of ...
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Can someone please raise the protection limit of the Sandbox?

Currently the Sandbox is protected and thereby prevents users with less that 10 reputation from posting there. This is theoretically a problem because new users are the ones that need the Sandbox the ...
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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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Rethinking the sandbox: what are the functional requirements?

The Sandbox has undergone some evolution over time. After the first one accumulated over 200 answers (mostly deleted), we rebooted it earlier this year. We also discussed time limits, so that ...
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Anyone else finding they get... almost writers block... from too much Stack Exchange?

I've been here a while now but I'm finding that the more I contribute to this exchange in a given week the less I feel like writing anything elsewhere in my life, does anyone else find that 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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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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Would a question about a potential voting system be on-topic?

For instance, I have the very beginnings of a question swirling around in my mind about a fairly hard to explain ranked-choice voting system (not even close to fleshed out in my mind yet) which might ...
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Rage quit, frustration as a factor in question removal

I've asked a couple of questions that have a number of answers that are useful but seem to miss the main point, even those that have been added after extensive editing aimed at clarification of the ...
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How can I ask questions related to my characters?

How can I ask such a question? I don't want to write only for my question to be put on hold for being off topic, but I'm stuck with my main characters. Also, how does the sandbox work? How do I use ...
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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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How to correctly ask questions on unconventional or disliked political ideas?

I sometimes ask (or see someone ask) an unconventional, non-utopian political question. And the result is high level of outrage or claims that it would be leading to absolute dystopia. Nevertheless, I ...
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What constitutes asking another question?

I have a question on the main site which asked wether a creature of roughly 500 pounds could throw 2 tons. I went back over my math, and the creature would actually weigh twice as much as that. This ...

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