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Would either of my two hypothetical questions about economic policies be a good fit for this site? [duplicate]

I asked two questions on Politics SE which ask about the economic implications of implementing hypothetical economic policies, but I'm told they're probably not a good fit for Politics SE because they'...
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How to improve my question before it's closed? [duplicate]

A question I asked has 3 close votes, what should I change about it before it's closed? The question is Cargo of a supernatural smuggler Is removing the "Bonus question" enough to prevent it from ...
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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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Are we bashing users over the head with rules?

There was heated discussion below other meta question, where one user said: I disagree with the sentiment that "well managed" equals smacking people over the head with the rules as soon as there ...
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Inactive Sandbox 2018

This sandbox is inactive. Please visit the next Sandbox for Proposed Questions In order to make the Sandbox easier to use, a new Sandbox question will be posted when the old one becomes too full. ...
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How do we feel about questions that have the possibility of offending people?

So in the sandbox, Sandbox for Proposed Questions, I have a question about violence and religion posted. In the comments a concern was raised about answering the question for fear of offending ...
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Inactive Sandbox 2017-18

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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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 ...
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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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Sandbox Overflow!

The Sandbox may be one of the greatest things on Worldbuilding Meta. I recently had a question "graduate" (i.e. people stopped posting helpful objections and I addressed the ones that had been already ...
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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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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

The Sandbox can be found here. Where is the sandbox? Why should I use the sandbox? How does the sandbox work? How should I review proposals? What should the format of sandbox posts be (title, tags, ...
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Why do questions have to be specific?

I am an aspiring author and one of my favorite ways to generate ideas is brainstorming with my brother. I find it incredibly constructive when designing stories and was hoping I could do something ...
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Purposeful offensive-contents in a question [closed]

I always wondered in policies regarding offensive contents that have a meaningful purpose in a question like actual politics, and scientific and objective perspectives on horrible atrocities like the ...
Mephistopheles's user avatar
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How does Worldbuilding work?

Sorry if this question is a little stupid, but how does this worldbuilding page work? Are people building their own worlds or are you just talking about questions that you find interesting to talk ...
prossellob's user avatar
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Moderator Post Closing Policy

I feel the need to publicly lodge my complaints. The problem This question went into the review queue and picked up two close votes (and at least one keep open vote from me) before being summarily ...
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Are there any stock "good questions"?

There have been a lot of questions from new users that have been put on hold for being too broad. Most of these, thankfully, have a comment from another user referencing the help pages. However, if a ...
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Is the customized car question on- or off-topic?

This recent question about making a car unavailable to some users seems have sparked some interest from high- and low-rep users alike, but there appears to be a growing consensus that it isn't on-...
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Is unspecified simulated universe too broad a setting for questions?

The question "Classifying possible sources of supernatural abilities in a simulated universe" doesn't currently give any details about that simulation but asks for weaknesses/exceptions in its laws. ...
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Unfairly put on hold

My question about measurement system formation is there for a good reason. People on forums would probably say something along the lines of "Whatever" or "Just use earth measurements or even no ...
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Should we use the sandbox for answers, too?

So, the sandbox is now up, and there's a decent amount of activity. I like what I'm seeing: good dialogue between users on the posted questions. I'm suggesting that we use the sandbox for answers, ...
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A sandbox for sculpting questions

Over on PPCG.SE they have a sandbox on meta where questions can get feedback before being posted to the main site. That's vital when designing a programming challenge question that must be precisely ...
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Is this the right site for this question? (Historical technology level)

I'm working on a fiction set in 1835, and no website I can find will give me an easy-to-reference list of what's common, what's still being adopted, and what major things haven't been invented yet. I ...
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How long should I wait until the question is "sandboxed"?

Patience is not my second name. So, when I posted my idea for question to sandbox and nothing happened for quite some time, I was like OK, there is no issue with the question! Lets ask it! But, ...
Pavel Janicek's user avatar
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What is the best way to "evolve" my existing question?

I asked this question last night and got a lot of great responses, and I'm interested in pivoting off of it to further develop the ideas for my "world." Should I therefore evolve and update my ...
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What was the problem of this question?

https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/72943/sci-fi-science-physics-of-impossibru-how-the-ball-lightning-destroyed-the-ali I still don't get, what the mods trying to say.
Mephistopheles's user avatar
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How do I ask questions about open-ended topics? Specifically, 'big-picture' questions

I've had a few frustrating experiences with this. I have read a few posts, like this one. And I totally agree, we should be asking questions that "describe a problem", more than "start a discussion". ...
spicklesandwich's user avatar
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Are questions about the development between world building and creative writing off topic?

Are questions about the development between world building and creative writing off topic? I wanted to post the following question below, but I was not sure if it is off topic. I encountered an ...
linuxfreebird's user avatar
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Hard-science tag, possible approach, changing how to ask these particular types of questions

Wished to write this a long time ago, and the last drop was this question As a time traveler, how would I see quantum randomness change history? really, you are serious this was a hard science ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Answers

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Worldbuilding.SE users can get feedback on prospective answers they are writing. This is useful because writing a clear and fully ...
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