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Should we rename Idea Generation?

Based on this question. I don't really like "Idea Generation" as a reason to close. It seems like too much of a subtle reason to me, since really this entire site is about ideas. Even the ...
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Can we have an SE blog for this site?

Stack Exchange put per-site blogs on hold a while back because, among other things, WordPress was causing too many problems for them. (They also had concerns about usage.) Now that SE has migrated ...
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What exactly is "Opinion Based" and why do we shun it?

The Context I have seen many questions being voted for closure as being primarily opinion based. Now, if you think about it for a moment, aren't all questions opinion based (except the hard science ...
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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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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 requires ...
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LaTeX notation for Math

We're going to be talking about physical quantities, mathematical models for aspects of reality, and algorithms for generating aspects of our worlds. So enabling the LaTeX Math feature used by Math....
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Blacklist the [life] tag

So, based on prior discussion, we've removed all of the life questions. Based on that discussion, I changed the tag wiki to say: The community has decided that this tag is too ambiguous. Use 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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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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Idea Generation in Help

We usually agree that idea generation questions should be avoided, as per here. However I had the feeling that we used to have a more explicit statement about it in the help section.... but I can't ...
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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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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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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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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

I am not actually 100% sure how the whole process is made. But an answer appear in the Low Quality Posts queue, and the reviewer can choose between Looks OK Edit Recommend Deletion I'm not sure how ...
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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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How can we define which sites appear in the Off-Topic list?

This question would be much better suited to Writers.StackExchange. However when I clicked to close it as better suited for another site the only option available was meta. How can we add to this ...
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Render MathJax in review queues [duplicate]

I just reviewed a suggested edit. It was fine, but I have to say it would have been quite useful to see the actual rendered output instead of text and the raw MathJax I saw. I saw this: I'd like to ...
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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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Floating robot bounces a lot [duplicate]

I like the robot who floats in the lower left corner of the page. But he bounces during scrolling. A lot. (Update: I was using Edge. With Firefox the robot stays in place.) I believe web designers ...
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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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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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Questions about [tag:psychology]

We are starting to have a problem with psychology questions. While the impact of events on a culture is part of Worldbuilding, you could easily write a thesis on even the smallest change and how it ...
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Should minor/editorial edits be possible to make without bumping the post to the front page?

In the wake of my own recent editing spree, user JDługosz brought up a good point: How about a checkmark for edits that are editorial only, not affecting the semantics of the post? That will not ...
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Why do people downvote but refrain from commenting the reason? [duplicate]

I am a beginner to this stack exchange and I am holding account in 21 sites of stack exchange. I ask a question, I get positive comments and a valid answer . With that am offered with down-votes too ...
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Idea for an unofficial contest

I have been scanning through the question feed here from time to time, because some of the titles (and in some cases, even the descriptions) of questions are very amusing when taken out of context: ...
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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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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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Can mods be changed to cast close votes like everyone else not as a moderator?

A question can be popular with multiple answers, and an accepted answer, and a moderator alone can cast a close vote and put the question on hold; and then do the same thing for multiple questions by ...
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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 ...