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Are cartography questions on topic here?

A common thing to do when building a world is to build a map of that world. This typically outlines the various countries, important landmarks, factions, terrain, climate, etc. of the world. I ...
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Are software recommendation questions on topic?

There are lots of various software packages out there that assist in the creation of a world, from keeping track of details, characters and plots to map creation tools. Are questions asking for ...
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Procedural generation questions on topic?

I am interested in ways to use computer programs to procedurally generate worlds. The worlds would be random, but their generation would follow well defined rules. While I know that programming ...
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“Is this realistic?”

We don't have any examples of such questions yet, so I suppose it might be a little silly for me to be asking this on meta already, but I want to know. Do we consider questions asking if something is ...
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Using content from answers?

If someone takes content from a question or answer with intent for use in a published work, are they required to attribute the original contributor?
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Yes, questions can be Too Localized. But usually they are at far greater risk of being Too Broad

Seriously, from the word go, we need to be pre-emptive about requiring people to ask specific enough questions that we can offer concise and definitive answers. For example, "How does one go about ...
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Are Constructed Languages on topic?

Constructed languages, such as Quenya or Klingon, are a fascinating topic and can be an amazing way to bring a culture to life. We already have a question on the topic: How does one go about ...
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Worldbuilding.SE, as opposed to History.SE, Physics.SE

A lot of questions I have about worldbuilding, it seems to me, could be asked at History.SE or Physics.SE. Already we have some examples: How quickly and accurately did news travel in rural medieval ...
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Are alternate earths on topic here?

What I mean by alternate earths is taking current day earth geology, and then applying different realities to it. For example a geographically identical earth but with a machine based civilization ...
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Should this be a high-voting site?

This is a question that I remember was brought up on another site (I think it was the late Digital Preservation site, but I could be wrong about that part), and which I think is worth considering ...
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We need tags for our site!

We need tags so people can responsibly ask questions, and so that we can better answer questions as well. What tags should we have?
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How To Talk About Worlds

Our world is a wonderful, complex place that takes people lifetimes of study to understand. Even so, these people who do devote their lives to understanding our world often come up with more questions ...