Linked Questions

17 votes
11 answers
630 views

Do we need the reality-check tag?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
user avatar
  • 19.9k
51 votes
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 39.7k
27 votes
4 answers
539 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 28.7k
34 votes
6 answers
6k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k
21 votes
4 answers
365 views

Are we too harsh on the so-called "opinion-based" questions?

Let me start from the disclaimer that I understand perfectly well that questions like "what color an invading alien armada spaceships would be" or "what would my superhero decide to do ...
user avatar
12 votes
5 answers
310 views

Testing 3-vote Closures & Reopenings and the Value of Closing Questions

Stack Exchange is testing the use of 3-vote close-voting & reopen-voting. This is an important issue that everyone on this Stack should be aware of. We ended up with five votes to close based on ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k
14 votes
3 answers
523 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k
7 votes
5 answers
308 views

Does [hard-science] imply [science-based] imply [reality-check]?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
user avatar
  • 28.7k
-12 votes
4 answers
219 views

Is StackExchange WorldBuilding the DYSTOPIA of the future?

I don't really see Why. My first post, I just got Bullied. Got a -1. So I will say: I don't want to be part of this community. This is just an EGO trip. The guy signs in. Instead of welcome, some ...
user avatar
  • 131
-1 votes
3 answers
146 views

How to tell people answers must adhere strictly to the conditions of a question

Regarding this question: Restricting antimatter - practical rather than legal measures I've been processing a lot of answers tagged low-quality from this question and, though I could be wrong, I ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k
7 votes
6 answers
225 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k
5 votes
2 answers
210 views

Question closed as dupe when it isn’t

I just recently asked the following question: In a world without humans—or any caretakers—would domestic house pets simply regress into being feral or die? Which has been closed as a duplicate of ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
243 views

When should I close a question as "Too Story Based"?

See also: Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened? What criteria should I use when closing a question as Too Story Based?
6 votes
1 answer
195 views

What is the worldbuilding background picture from?

Is it from a book or a movie or game?
user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
180 views

Is it possible and reasonable to add "This is a high concept question" to the list of community-specific reasons to close a question?

Edit: An incredibly valuable example of why we should add "This is a high concept question" to the VTC reasons is this question: What would happen if the salt in the oceans disappeared? The ...
user avatar
  • 92.1k

15 30 50 per page