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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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Sandbox for Proposed Questions

The Sandbox works best if you sort posts by "active" (click here to do so). Welcome to the Sandbox! This "Sandbox" is a place where Worldbuilding.SE users can get feedback on prospective questions ...
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Inactive Sandbox 2017-18 [duplicate]

In order to make the Sandbox easier to use, a new Sandbox question will be posted when the old one becomes too full. This Sandbox has been retired. You can check here for the full list of past and ...
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Are questions about real-world religions allowed on this site? [duplicate]

I'm wondering, would it be okay for me to ask about real-world religion on this site? I'm not asking about how it was made, but rather its functions in the real world. I can see that this might depend ...
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What would a reptile with Facial and Speech muscles look like? [duplicate]

I have been wondering about how humans require facial muscles in order to be able to produce speech, mammals also have these facial muscles that could allow them to speak if they had the brain power ...
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Catalog of Question Types

In an effort to start building consensus after asking: Enough is enough. NOBODY can obey rules that are only in someone's head, I'd like to start with what I hope will become a canonical catalog ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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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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How to deal with “Please develop my High Concept” questions?

"Hello Community... I have a great idea for my Worldbuilding. Assume Earth and history as we know it, but in my world, Hitler died from whooping cough as a baby. What is my world like after this ...
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

This is a follow-up to the well-received discussion Should the rep requirement for Meta be lowered to 1? Currently users need 5 reputation to participate in Meta. The reason for this requirement, ...
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Why is my question “Too Story Based” and how do I get it opened?

See also: When should I close a question as "Too Story Based"? Asking about plot elements such as the actions of characters, rather than about the world in which your story takes place, is ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Sandbox cleanup, 2016 edition

The question sandbox has helped a lot of people. At this writing it has 146 answers, including the deleted ones (many of which were deleted after turning into actual questions on the main site). The ...
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Should we improve the discoverability of our Sandbox?

I think you've seen this pattern: a new user have an interesting idea, it contains a "grain" of a good, suitable question (sometimes several), and they post it in a way that don't fit our ...
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Seeking community consensus about “Why would X lead to Y?” questions

While we've likely always had "Why would X lead to Y?" questions, it feels like we've had a lot of them lately. Here's a sample (the questions asked so far in October, some have been closed). Why ...
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How can we increase the visibility of the Sandbox?

One of the issue of Sandbox is decreased visibility because it is put in meta site instead of main site. How can we increase the visibility, especially for the new users? If you are proposing ...
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Idea Refinement: Clarification and Examples of VTC Reasons for New Users

This page was written before the late 2019 changes to close-voting. However, much of the information is still relevant. -JBH The Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE! page for new users is up and running. My ...
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Sandbox cleanup

So I was sifting through the question sandbox...would it be totally inappropriate to remove items that haven't seen any activity for maybe...30 days? Talking about questions that have not been ...
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Can we make “on hold” less terrible?

Being put "on hold" sucks. Yes, I get it - it's a chance to edit questions without getting unhelpful answers, and a grand opportunity for us to make the question better and thus improve the ...
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Catalog of common comment scripts

Over the course of time I have copied the common comment statements of others (e.g. "Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!") and have had my comment statements copied by others. The problem is that simply ...
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Is it a duplicate if answers aren't satisfactory?

Some questions on Worldbuilding have empirical answers. They are based on real world data and have definitive answers. An answer is expected and should be accepted. However, much of Worldbuilding ...
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Why can't I put my own questions on hold - or have it happen automatically

Some questions are easy to formulate and can stand as they are. Some are complicated. They tend to attract a mix of comments asking for clarification together with hasty answers that haven't been ...
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Does something resembling a FAQ exist

I have to say, I just stumbled upon this and I love the idea of the site and the quality of its contributors. I wanted to know if some kind of FAQ exists. Reason for this is I am interested in ...
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Is the World building forum less effective than using individual forums related to your question?

IE, if I wanted calculate a twin moon orbit for a fantasy world that revolves around binary stars, would it be easier to just ask the physics stack exchange instead of the world building stack ...
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Why is one question acceptable, but another unacceptable?

So, I'm not asking this because I'm terribly offended or anything. I legitimately want to better understand the methods for discerning good from bad questions here: This question received generally ...
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Should certain tags automatically require answers to use SI Units rather than other, more traditional, systems of measurement?

SI Units form the official language of international science. As such I want to discuss whether questions that are tagged for either science-based or hard-science should automatically warrant the use ...
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Structure of a question: Giving your own calculations as an answer or including them in the question?

Recently, I asked this question and included my own calculations in the question description. Now I wanted to ask a follow-up question with a similar aim and have some calculations that might be ...
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Aren't all questions and answers about alien culture opinion based? Or magic, for that matter? [duplicate]

I respect the rules of the board. My first question was about how telepathic aliens could effectively communicate ideas with non-telepathic humans. Answers of course are going to be creative and ...
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Getting More Sandbox Helpers

Regarding this post: Call to Sandbox Duty I’ve referred people to this sandbox, and the idea is to get better posts. For that to work we need to discuss why a question is too broad or ...
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Interpreting up- and down- votes in the Question Sandbox

I’m having a hard time understanding the logic behind the voting on questions in the Sandbox. The only guidance I’ve found for voting on proposed questions is in ArtOfCode’s seminal post here where ...

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