Questions tagged [closed-questions]
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I was answering a question in "worldbuilding" when it was closed in my face. I would like to know who did this
I think it is not a good practice to close doors on one's face! My English is not good? It's ok. Tell me that. I'll accept it and I'll make an effort to make it better. I have let an incomplete ...
Is there any way to make this question on-topic?
So, you know the whole "If humans play Dungeons and Dragons, what would dragons play?" joke. You probably also know that I made a question about it. Would the "Rule Lawyers" pen-...
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 ...
Fast submarines - Closed question
Fastest Underwater Speed of a 2 Person Privately Built Submersible? The problem with this question is perhaps that it has a reality-check tag making people think they can easily answer it. In ...
Should we direct users whose question will be closed to the Factory Floor?
We get users here who really just want help writing their story, but don't understand how our site works. There are countless examples. While such questions don't belong on our site, I'd still like to ...
Was my choice about the behavior of police not being worldbuilding wrong?
I might have made a mistake when I voted to close this question and I would like to improve my review skills. I explained my reason to close it in the comments. To whit, As written, the question is ...
Rapid closure of questions and poster discouragement [duplicate]
There was a question this very morning: If the Romans made the 1712 Steam Engine, what would they create using it and why? It got closed within ~20 minutes as being too broad. Which, if I'm being ...
What happened here and why is the question/some answers partly open?
How to keep a bucket of water from freezing by only natural means? It seems the migration was requested and ended in rejection, but most answers are still locked. I am wondering why some answers are ...
Can we get the [status] information on the Related Questions as well the Questions list?
The righthand edge Linked and Related questions are cool, I love them, I hate opening a likely looking post and discovering I can't contribute because it's already [closed] or [on-hold] for whatever ...
How can this after-close answer exist?
I recently returned to my computer after a prolonged absence to note a message from the author of this question in response to my comment. While I was there, I noticed the question has been put on ...
More information about closed questions for new people
I still consider myself new to the world building stack exchange. From the three questions I've asked two got closed. I know by now what one can do when it happens, but since the information can only ...
What should I add to my question to make it not Too Broad?
Yesterday, I asked this: Could Nixon have retained his presidency? It was almost immediately modhammered closed as please do my work for me. I asked for more details on what was missing, but got ...
Why is it allowed for users to down-vote a question that is already closed?
I have seen questions that have been closed and then days later down-voted even though they are closed already. I see no point in allowing this as it negatively impacts the user asking the question ...
Is there a way to bring attention to a question I asked?
I asked a question a few weeks ago that was closed. It reopened recently due to continous editing, but since it is no longer new, I can't seem to get responses from the community. Is there a ...
I need help editing this question about a hypothetical matriarchal society
I had asked this before and it was closed, so I would like some feedback on how I can narrow it down. In this worldbuilding scenario, pregnancy would be an active rather than passive process. A woman ...
Why is this question about an underwater city off-topic?
This question was closed as off-topic. It's in the middle of being re-opened, but there's no point in fighting to close or re-open until a consensus is reached. It can't be answered because of a ...
is there data about the numbers of new users who have quit Wordlbuilding SE after question closure?
There have been a number of questions such as this one: Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing? I wonder if there is any data available that indicating what ...
Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing?
Inspired by rage quitting user after they posted this meta question: How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions? Every closed question hurts. It hurts you double when you are ...
Why was my question closed as primarily opinion-based?
I asked this question: If a new nation on an artificial island was founded, what kinds of names might it be given? It has been closed as primarily opinion-based. I don't understand why it was closed. ...
I think the bridge-between-planets question was closed improperly as a duplicate
This weekend, we have a question about how to build a bridge between two planets. That was closed today as a duplicate of this question about whether there is enough material to build a bridge between ...
Can What-If Questions Be Allowed in Universe Factory?
Throughout its conception, the blogs on Universe Factory were either interviews, story chapters and worldbuilding dos and don'ts. But not once did I see a blog being a what-if question. (The last ...
How could "Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions?" be answered, given that it was on hold?
I saw Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions? bumped to the top of the front page as "answered" despite being "on hold", so got curious. I got ...
Why was my question closed? [Collected Answers]
Let's use this meta question to collect the already-vetted explanations of common reasons for questions to be put on hold. The intention is that you'll use a comment (suggested here) to link to a ...
Is there disagreement about reopening the tornadoes question?
I've edited the tornadoes question for writing clarity and to be more clearly on-topic, without, I think, changing what the OP meant to ask. Any other reasons not to re-open it?
How can we (systematically) improve too-broad questions?
This page (requires 2k to see) breaks down recent closed questions by close reason, and also shows what happened to those questions after closure. In the last 90 days we have closed 87 questions as ...
Appeal to reopen a recently closed question
How do I convince/persuade/implore/etc those volunteer policemen and policewomen of this site for clemency on this question titled Can centuar walk down stairs? I shall invoke the right to bribe... ...
Once a question is closed, shouldn't any comments also be closed? The "is there a way to design a realistic religion" question is turning into a debate forum completely inappropriate to SE.
Concussion question - Reopen request
How to get a concussed person back up to speed quick? got supplied with requested details, so that the scope seems narrowed enough not to be "idea generation" anymore. Currently it has 4 reopen votes ...
Why was CAgrippa's awesome FAQ-worthy religion question closed?
Is there an effective way to design a realistic religion for a world? So he asked about the problem with uninformed religious questions on the site in Meta, and we told him he could ask and answer ...