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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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A Little negativity going on here? Downvotes and vote to close

Ok, throwing this out in Meta because I am noting a shift in...attitude? on the primary site. To begin. When I joined Worldbuilding, I found all manner of interesting puzzles and fun things to try to ...
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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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Is there hard data on users' cliques for close votes?

I was reading a previous question on data on close votes, and a related question came to my mind. The question is as follows: is it possible to reject the hypothesis that there exists well-defined ...
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Reminder to close-voters

While conducting a normal review of the Reopen Review Queue, I was presented with this recent question. While I agree with the too-broad close reason, I was dismayed to notice that no comments had ...
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What if Worldbuilding banned What If questions?

Worldbuilding, it seems, is not a What If site. So let's start making that happen. If we don't want these questions around, then I think the first step is with close reasons. We currently have an ...
ArtOfCode's user avatar
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What's the point of flagging/putting on hold years old questions?

Yesterday and today I saw, in the review queue, flags for rather old questions: yesterday the question was posted 5 months ago, today the question was posted 2 years and 7 months ago. I see no point ...
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What custom close reasons, if any, do we need at present?

We can have up to three custom close reasons offered when voting to close a question. (More can be added by request if there is a demonstrated, pressing need.) Do we have any situations arising often ...
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How are the "anatomically correct" questions asking for evolutionary insight on-topic?

When this question was recently posted I voted to close it based on it being either too broad or primarily opinion-based. Take your pick. The OP pointed out there is a lengthy history of "...
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Is there hard data on users' reopen voting patterns?

The question Is there hard data on users' cliques for close votes? made me think about whether there is a difference in people's closing and reopening vote patterns. Do we have any data, for example ...
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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 ...
Dan Smolinske's user avatar
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Notices for our traditions: Anatomically correct (and Santa)

After voting to leave open a half-dozen Santa questions and considering my previous question about anatomically correct questions, I'd like to propose the following. At this time I am aware of two ...
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Why aren't closed questions deleted more often?

I was going through one of the tags and i noticed how many closed questions filled it up. They were either duplicates, opinion based, or too broad. If they weren't suitable for the site why aren't ...
Sebastian Morfin's user avatar