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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

This is a follow-up to the well-received discussion Should the rep requirement for Meta be lowered to 1? Currently users need 5 reputation to participate in Meta. The reason for this requirement, ...
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Save The Robot!

linked: What will we lose with the redesign? As said in this answer to site-changes, there is a possibility that we may lose these figures and the contruction-edge at the bottom of the page. ...
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How to clear comments

The Problem Some questions start out flawed, this summons a wave of either Support and suggestions on how to improve Tonnes of whining about how it is a crap question Both of these really distract ...
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Should we have “unbuilding” flags for comments?

I've recently noticed that posts tend to have one or two "unbuilding" comments. I think these are not only unnecessary but also semi-rude: a premise has been set and should be believed in for as long ...
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MathJax and Pending Edits

I've had a couple rejected edits dealing with converting math->MathJax. I think I'm starting to see why. On the suggested edit form that reviewers see, the MathJax doesn't convert to the final form. ...
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Can we change the privilege page for “comment everywhere” to explicitly mention magic links?

Magic links for comments are great They allow you to very easily write helpful comments, as they allow you to link to each sites most important resources with very short links where you don't need to ...
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Any way to remove the yellow duck (help tooltip)?

Is there any way to close the help tooltip that appears at the bottom-right corner of the screen ? As I usually zoom in to make the text more readable, that yellow duck becomes bigger and bigger, and ...
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Worldbuilding Discord Server

In case you don't know, Discord is somewhat of a chatroom. (I know that Worldbuilding already has them). Discord is much more polished as a communication medium, you can create different 'channels' ...
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Can you ask questions anonymously?

On SE sites is there an option to post questions anonymously so they don't show your name or show up on your user data? (I have put "support" and "feature request" as tags because i dont know whether ...
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Closing Low Quality Posts: More Options

A lot of the time, low quality answers are either irrelevant or are better stated as a comment on the question. There is no option to provide feedback on either of these, since they are not comments ...
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Private Messages - I think we need them

I understand that this is not a conventional forum and I'm not suggesting that we have off-topic boards or anything like that, BUT... There are times when conversations in comments need to be kept ...
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Notices for our traditions: Anatomically correct (and Santa)

After voting to leave open a half-dozen Santa questions and considering my previous question about anatomically correct questions, I'd like to propose the following. At this time I am aware of two ...
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Notices for our traditions: Santa Questions [duplicate]

I just voted to leave open a half-dozen Santa questions. At this time I am aware of two kinds of "tradition" questions: Santa questions and "anatomically correct" questions. Yes, they're all off-...
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Adding hyperlinks to questions/answers on mobile site

I tend to use the mobile site a lot, but it’s missing a few of the really helpful desktop features (i.e. adding hyperlinks (with neat/concise anchor text), bulleting, etc.) I also can’t use the app, ...
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Why does the reputation system exist?

Why does the reputation system exist? Seriously, just why? I mean, there's the somewhat necessary thing about you can't do this until x amount of rep for the servers/software sake which I can ...
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How to go about petitioning for/developing a means of indexing/digesting/canonizing Q&As

There are a handful of topics that are, each in their turn, ridiculously popular: tidally locked planets or moons, desert apocalypse conditions, theoretical evolution, are just a few. And locked ...
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Footnotes in quote-blocks treated the same as footnotes for images

Update: This is now a feature request. Request That [number] in block-quotes not be changed to be links to any images included in the post. Justification Here's the current behavior... In this ...
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Is it possible & sensible to have a limits for putting questions on hold?

Today I reviewed a re-open request for a question that was posted in 2015 and put on hold a year later in 2016. My question doesn't come from the reopen request, but from the hold placed a year after ...
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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 ...
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Implementation of a “working room” chat room?

I am currently thinking about implementing a special chat room, the "working room" of worldbuilding. If the author of accepted questions has following questions, they could be solved and discussed in ...
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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 ...
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Tags to identify flexibility of questions

Due to the nature of WorldBuilding, the details of a specific world are changeable and therefore subject to discussion and improvement. This can lead to debates on whether a certain technology is ...
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Can post notices on the hard-science tag actually do something?

I occasionally browse through the hard-science tag. One of my pet peeves is having to scroll through answers on the hard science tag that have a lot of upvotes, but don't meet the requirements of the ...
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Can someone please raise the protection limit of the Sandbox?

Currently the Sandbox is protected and thereby prevents users with less that 10 reputation from posting there. This is theoretically a problem because new users are the ones that need the Sandbox the ...
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How can I Ignore/Block a user? [duplicate]

Sorry guys, but why is there no block or user ignore on this website? Two nights in a row now a guy is posting sex fantasies as questions. If that is what you want on worldbuilding I don't care, but ...
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Request : Public close voting

I want to request the admins to show the identity of close voters. Why? Reason number 1: If you are so sure about your judgement at least show up your profile. Reason number 2: Blocking does not ...
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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 ...
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Question with 0 votes but too many answers

There is a possibility of having equal number of up votes and down votes in such type of questions (showing 0 votes), say both are 'n'. Is there any way of finding the magnitude of 'n'? I think it ...
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Enforcing mandatory comment when downvoting

I am really bored of seing questions downvoted with no comments left. I can understand a question might not be clear, but if no comment is left for the OP to improve it, what's the point of ...
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Is it possible to add upvoting for edits?

I typed an answer on my phone this morning, and while I did somewhat well I still made some typos. Then a wonderful soul came along and kindly cleaned up the mess I left. Is there, or can there be, ...
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Move good answers on a duplicate to the original question

Inspired by this question, and partially addressed in this meta post. First off, the question linked isn't closed, and may never be, so this is more of a general question cum proposal. Should there ...
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Please make tags and meta tags visually different on meta and main

Now there is no visual distinction between bug and bug when used in comments, even if proper markup is applied ( [tag:bug] and [meta-tag:bug]). Even worse with ...
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Proposal: ALL questions start “on hold” for 1 hour

I do not know if there is a way to adjust the SE software to accommodate this request, but this idea has come up REPEATEDLY in multiple meta discussions, so I'm formally proposing it. ALL new ...
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“Close >> migrate to another SE” : please add Physics SE and Biology SE as options

When we vote to close a question, one of the options is to move the question to another Stack Exchange. But the only one listed is Meta.Worldbuilding. The two I most frequently wish were there are ...
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The End of “Life” as We Know It

The "Life" tag has had a long journey. In October 2014, the tag was first discussed in meta. We decided it was too ambiguous to consolidate with biology, because it can be used outside of that tag. ...
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Why do you need reputation to suggest a tag synonym, but not to create a wiki?

When creating a tag wiki, you do not need any reputation or experience with the tag. My interpretation is that if every user who wanted to contribute needed to be experienced, no one would suggest ...
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Multi question scenario

Being a web developer just starting out with this awesome stack exchange site I wanted to ask if there is a way/feature to organize multiple questions regarding the same "parent topic". To keep ...
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Can the information about tag editing limits be posted publicly?

Whenever a user reaches their daily vote limit, there's a handy popup that tells them what the (upvote) limit is and when it will refresh. However, when a user reaches a more unusual daily limit - tag ...
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Please raise the threshold for the “too many answers” flag

The Community♦ user raises some automatic moderator-attention flags, which are usually helpful. One of the flags is the TooManyAnswers flag, which is raised when a question gets more than 10 answers ...
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Can we remove the Meta “opinion-based” tag?

Looking at a query of all closed meta questions, it seems we've never used the opinion-based close reason on meta. This site has been up for years, yet we've never found an "opinion-based" question ...
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Can we get a “bad assumption” option for closing questions?

There is a classic example of a question based on bad assumptions: "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" when you do not have a wife or, if you do, have never beaten her. What is the correct ...
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Is There A Way To Revert An Unwelcome Edit From Another User?

Sometimes another user makes a lengthy edit to a question that leaves it substantially worse than it was to start with, contains grammatical errors, changes the intent, and is a huge pain to correct ...
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Is there a better way to list “recommended reading” for answers?

For a lot of questions, there are frequently existing books/stories/movies/games that explore the theme that the question asks. A question on AI souls trapped in VR hells recently led me to mention ...
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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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Speculative Evolution Stack Exchange

I have seen a few handfuls of subjects on Stack Exchange--Worldbuilding, Biology, Earth Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Astronomy. In relation, my question is this--can we create a ...
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Why can't Worldbuilding be combined with Science Fiction and Fantasy?

SFF and Worldbuilding overlap, as addressed by this question's answer. One site is "can it be done" and the other is "how was it done". While I recognize that there are differences between the two ...
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More review options?

Is there a way to add more options to the review stuff. A lot of the times the problem with the answer is that it needs to be expanded on, rather than any of the current options given, or perhaps a ...
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Why always refuse minimum edits lengths?

After I edited Does the probable heat of nanotech universal constructors make it infeasible in home environments? I noticed that the editor had altered 10^12 to 1012. While trying to fix this the ...
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Do we have any success stories yet? I want to read them!

This community has been around long enough that some of us just must have gotten to the point of having a fully developed product of their efforts. Whether it be a novel, game, short story, or ...
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Hard-science reminder on answering?

It would be a good idea if there could be a banner making note of the hard-science tag when entering an Answer. This is especially true with the influx of newcomers. reminder text I think it ...