Linked Questions

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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

The post is now created, using the top 10 questions as of the 25th of may '16. But you can still feel free to add your helpful questions for interested users (make sure to use the template below). ...
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4answers
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Should our default position be that answers should be science-/logic-based, rather than magic-based?

We are seeing some questions which receive answers that deal with magic. There isn't anything wrong in building worlds where magic exists, but there are two main issues that I can see: Magic systems ...
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5answers
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Are comments saying “just use magic” problematic?

Recently I have noticed a lot of questions which always receive pretty much the same comment. The questions usually take the form What material/technology could deal with [x problem/feature] of ...
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4answers
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When is “that's not possible” an appropriate answer?

Every once in a while, we do get questions where "that's not possible" is a valid answer to the question as asked (with perhaps further clarification in comments). Sometimes the question gives ...
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5answers
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Back It Up! policies

The Good Subjective/Bad Subjective guidelines talk a lot about what make for great questions and answers for subjective issues, and it primarily falls around Back It Up!: answers need to cite some ...
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2answers
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Are answers solely referencing novels/movies/etc. okay?

In my time on Worldbuilding, I've seen loads of answers along the lines of I remember reading a book with a similar scenario: [Insert book name here] by [Insert author name here]. In it, [long plot ...
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4answers
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Challenging Questions' Premises

This is something I've seen cropping up quite a bit lately, and has made me pause and think. Sometimes questions are based on faulty or questionable premises, one such question would be this one, ...
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3answers
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Answering a Question you Closed

A recent newcomer posted this question, and it was closed within 2 hours and I was among those that voted it as "too broad." But before I voted, I decided to post an answer anyway. My goal in ...
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3answers
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Is it okay to majorly re-write a question that already has answers?

I've posted a question here that has spurred much debate and made me wish it could be worded differently for clarity. It's already quite long so if I keep adding to it, reader fatigue will set in. ...
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0answers
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Should we have a “How to write the perfect answer?” discussion?

Sometimes, popular questions draw a large number of answers, and end up with answers that should be comments, or largely similar answers (some users prefer to write their own answers, even if they are ...