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Can I ask a question that's a more focused version of an existing question?

This question asks for ways to justify medieval stasis, reasons why an alternate world would stay in the technological/societal equivalent of the middle ages for much longer than in our timeline. The ...
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Is my recent question too near opinion-based?

A question I asked the other day received 3 close votes for opinion-based. In my question, I included a brief summary of my world setting, to give the reader a bit of insight into what I was working ...
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What does OP mean?

So, I was recently looking around at the comments on some of my questions, and I saw multiple references to "the OP." What does this mean?
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“This conversation has been moved to chat” - what's the reasoning behind it?

See the title. Can I ask when that action is meant to be taken? See, I thought that comments on a question/answer are moved elsewhere when it is a handful of people discussing a topic at length that'...
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Is illusion or delusion a legitimate answer to a world building question?

This answer got me thinking. Is it a legitimate answer to a worldbuilding question of the "how could X be true?" variety to say that it's not really true and certain characters who provide the ...
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How do I delete a question once it has answers?

So, I recently asked a question on Meta about what I should do about one of my answers that was being downvoted out of bias (I am a ID proponent, and apparently SE is highly Evolutionist). Anyway, ...
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should the name reality check change to plausibility check or possibility check?

i just think the name reality check misguiding/misleading, or not a good name for a tag that supposed to be asking a concept is possible or plausible for a fictional world building, base on the answer ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can i completely change my question or should i ask another?

I realised after I wrote my question How large can a flying insect get and still be able to walk upside down? that it was pretty vague and the first answer confirmed that, so as I went to edit the ...
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How to Resolve a Question with Very Good, but Wrong Answers?

This has almost certainly been asked elsewhere. I had recently posted a question about firing a sci-fi laser rifle with specs on what I thought a good stereotypical weapon would be. See people ...
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So, is that it for Monica? What does the Dec 23 update mean for the future?

On Dec 23, 2019, Monica posted on her GoFundMe page that she has no further need for donations to cover legal expenses. She linked to the Stack Exchange Meta post where SE says they have come to an ...
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Our planet is capitalized! [closed]

Mars. Venus. Saturn. Earth. We are a group of worldbuilders. We should be able to spell our planet’s name right. In case you’re wondering, yes, I am stuck in bed sick on Christmas with nothing ...
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Can I transfer certain questions to a new account?

I have a question that is tied to my old account. I canceled that account and created a new one some time later.how can I get a question from back then transfered to my current account?
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Why was the question “Would naruto-running titan zombies be able to cause an extinction event?” put on-hold as too story-based?

Would naruto-running titan zombies be able to cause an extinction event? Now, this question saw a major rewrite on my part, for the sake of clarity, around that time. In essence, I'm asking if these ...
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Is there a fine line defining a CoC violation?

I recently flagged a comment (in this post) because I think it is in violation of the CoC. It says this (bold formatting on the part I wish to emphasize): This answer is misleading. You present two ...
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The fourth annual holiday bountapalooza

The last three years, we've had an unofficial holiday bountapalooza, which we run concurrently with Winter Bash. It's about giving back to the community by placing bounties on questions that need ...
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Intentional attacks in Answers

This question asks an abstract question about a hypothetical (and probably evil) religion. It's a good question and deserves a good answer. However User "Adrian - Justice for Monica" chose not to ...
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What does “- Reinstate Monica” mean?

So, I was looking around on Meta lately, and I saw a bunch of people with "- Reinstate Monica" in their usernames. What does this mean?
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What to do if your question/answer is downvoted out of bias

So, I was looking around recently, and I saw several answers/questions which were downvoted because people thought that "Oh, that science is 'incorrect'", when the person actually proves in their ...
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Is it known when the next Community Moderation election will be?

I missed the last election period and would like to make sure that I don't miss the next one, but when I looked at the last dates it had been on it was twice in February and once in July. Is it ...
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We need more editors

How am I supposed to earn the badge for approving edits if the only people making edits are those whose edits don’t need approval?! :-) Ok... more seriously: I think more users in our community ...
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Exactly what makes my question too broad?

I recently asked the following question: How can I break down the task of designing alien commodities and items? Very frustratingly, it currently has 34 close votes for being too broad. (It will very ...
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Can the fairy-iron question be saved by worldbuilding our own world?

This question as asked was correctly (in my opinion, see note below) put on hold: Why is "Cold Iron" the only thing that can harm faeries? I’m not here to argue about that. :-) What I want ...
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Something Weird is Happening with Reputation

In my time using this site, I have noticed that when I have more than 200 earned reputation from upvotes, that I instead get only 200. I already know that this is by design, so this is not an issue. ...
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What reason do I select in order to vote to close poorly written questions?

Every once in a while I will come across a question that is just so poorly written that I don't think it could be saved by providing critiques and giving the asker a chance to fix it. The most common ...
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Why was my question closed as “too story-based”?

How can unconditional physician-assisted suicide be approved for anyone 18 or older? was closed wrongly. "You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world. ...
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How can I make this question answerable?

This question: A large planet composed of all natural elements is created. What happens? How can I make this question answerable? Basically, I just wanted to know what would happen if dozens of ...
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Is asking for advice or critique on your world on-topic here?

This recent question is a little baffling and very long-winded, but it seems OP's intended "question" is asking for advice, critique, or feedback on their construction of their matriarchy so far. Is ...
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∴ [math] ≡ [mathematics]

The math should be merged into mathematics, and a synonym relation set up, with mathematics as the canonical tag. Ideally, maths would also exist as a synonym.
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What should I do with my World? and Where do I store it?

What should I do with this world that all of you guys have helped me build? I've thought about writing short stories, or just making it to make it. I love making it but sometimes I wonder what I can ...
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How do I delete my StackExchange account?

I created an account here to merely post a comment pointing out the error of logic in an accepted answer, and thereby show that the accepted answer is, in actuality, incorrect. Since I do not have the ...
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Help controlling a misguided “frame challenge answer” which has created a debate

A user wrote this non-answer seemingly quite upset about many of my cultural/sociological/logistical/and scientific premises. He openly admits "Disclaimer: yes, I know the above is not an answer." ...
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Is there a home for opinion-based questions?

I can’t remember which question got me thinking, but after seeing several questions that were put on hold for being too opinion-based, I wondered where these questions can even be asked. Is there an ...
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Is it a nuisance to ask multiple questions on one subject?

I’m building a creature and have needed to conceive locomotion, aerodynamics, structural design and other reality-based features. I have done this through several different questions, in an iterative ...
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How is this an answer?

I have flagged this answer as spam the first time, which was declined. Then I realized, "Oh yeah true, I guess it's not really spam per say." So then I flagged it as "not an answer", but the flag was ...
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What is reality check suppose to be?

I don't know much about the tags or rules in Meta, since I usually just briefly lurk, so I'd appreciate it if someone can fix the tags to be more appropriate and I apologize if I've broken any rules ...
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Symbiosis tag please?

At the root of every ecology is a biome filled with co-dependant organisms. Things which just evolved together over time - frogs hiding in trees, Egrets riding on oxen, ramoras riding on sharks, cows ...
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Should there be a 'husbandry' tag?

I recently asked this question about how many people would be required to care for a particular menagerie. It's tagged farming and zoology, which could be worse, but neither tag quite fits the topic, ...
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Should I Start Flagging Answers on Underdeveloped Questions?

I've been thinking about doing this for a while now, and this question and answer got me thinking I should start doing it. As @L.Dutch stated: Not all users, sadly, stitch to the "answer only well ...
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Ever appropriate to just make the edit to a multi question question?

I arrived at this Q right after it was posted. How strong would graphene armour be? What is the best design and how would it impact warfare? Both Starfish Prime and I saw the problem of it asking 2 ...
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How long do you have to undelete your post?

I'd like to know how long I have to change my mind if I delete one of my posts. I deleted some of my sandbox questions several weeks ago and they're still there, but I don't know how long they stay or ...
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Should Proofreader be a Silver Badge?

The badge is as follows: Proofreader Approve or reject 100 suggested edits However, considering the fact that one needs 2,000 reputation in order to do so: I ...
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What does this answer have that makes it spammy, rude or abusive?

A long time ago we had this question: City defenses against kaiju attacks? Which, in TL;DR form would read: How can civilization fend off against Godzilla sized beasts I had an answer there ...
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Should there be a 'tails' tag for questions specific to tails (humanoid or otherwise)?

Wings and tails are common sci-fi/fantasy topics, especially for humanoids. A recent top new question without a 'tails' tag made me realize I'd subscribe or watch such a tag if it existed. I checked ...
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Should We Change Upvoting Functionality for Comments?

If you upvote a comment and then try to remove the upvote, you get the following message: Are you sure you want to undo your upvote on this comment? You will not be able to upvote it again And ...
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How to get a question reopened?

I have this question here, "Internment Camp for Magical Creatures" which was put on hold - and looking back I can see why. Since it was put on hold I have edited it, added details and made it much ...
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Why Was This Question So Well-Received?

Contrary to most questions on here asking "Why was this question closed?" or "Why did I get downvotes?", today I'm actually concerned with the opposite. Why was the following question so well-...
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Please don't vent frustration by going against the rules

This question should be closed as story based: How to give a rationality-inducing drug to an entire software company? It seems to be a jab at SE for "firing" one of the site's moderators, Monica ...
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People Keep Asking Science Questions

I've noticed that a lot of people are asking science questions without giving any kind of worldbuilding context. I have been guilty of this in the past. It can be tempting to post a question that you ...
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Can we discuss a single character issues here?

How is this question about world-building and not story-building / story writing? Can I hide one of my siamese twins heads in public? It is tagged with creature-design, but it is clearly about ...