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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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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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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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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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Hanging up my spurs now that the horse is dead - an open letter to SE about why their model is wrong

This is a really hard post to write. It's been coming for a while and I'll admit I'm of mixed feelings about it but I'm making the right decision here even if it hurts a little. A big part of me wants ...
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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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Should we improve the discoverability of our Sandbox?

I think you've seen this pattern: a new user have an interesting idea, it contains a "grain" of a good, suitable question (sometimes several), and they post it in a way that don't fit our ...
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Making the military tag its own thing

I am in the process of fleshing out a question about the way that the military is organized and interacts with governmental structures in a part of my conworld. Now there is a warfare tag ...
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Worldbuilding chat feeds?

Inspired by RPG.SE's RSS voting meta Q, I'd like to suggest that we consider what RSS feeds we should put in our main chat room. I've found that site meta questions in the chat proper and mainsite ...
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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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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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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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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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Definitions of Site-Specific Jargon

The stated purpose of the Help Center is to provide Detailed answers to any questions you might have Something that I have observed in many newcomers to Worldbuilding.SE (and have experienced myself)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could we get some prominent blog promotion on our site?

We have a blog, and it's off to a great start. In its first week and a half or so it's produced eight posts by four different authors, and tomorrow will see a fifth author's first contribution. ...
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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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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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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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Sharing the "how-to" meta content via help

Is there a way to have the links to the, Risk Factors, Perfect Question etc meta posts show up under help? If yes (it's yes, thank you Monica) I would like to propose we add the following questions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we edit the dont-ask section of Help?

I've just looked at the help center's don't ask page, and it doesn't seem quite right for this site: you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: "What if ______ happened?" Almost ...
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Cryo-Tags Suggestion / Proposal (cold stuff)

I'm trying to define a QA context about especially cold ice-worlds(maybe they should be called cryo-worlds), where surface temperature range 0-100°K. I noticed there is not a tag for ice-world, nor ...
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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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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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Fortnightly challenge - Feature request - make it a competition

Being a competitive soul. I'm interested in there being a winner for the Fortnightly challenge. Ha! you exclaim, chasly would say that wouldn't he? He has a very successful question running at the ...
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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 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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Moderator Feature Request - Turn off "more than 10 answers" auto flag

Not of interest to non-moderators but if there was a way to turn off the "more than 10 answers" automatic flagging on worldbuilding that would be great. We get that triggering most days (sometimes ...
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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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Why are the comment shorthand links not supported for answers as well?

While composing an answer to Sandbox style Meta for characters or story help? I noticed for the first time that the [something.se] shorthand link for denoting other stack exchange sites isn't ...
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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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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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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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Showing rendered Latex during review [duplicate]

At this moment, there is a suggested edit to this answer in the review queue. When seen from the review pane, the edits display the Latex code used to render the final output. As someone who doesn't ...
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Can we get some math markup in here? [duplicate]

For questions like this one, the lack of good support for math equations makes things difficult to explain or follow. It would be nice to remedy this, especially for hard science answers.
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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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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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Any way to hide part of an answer?

I've noticed that some of my answers, especially when doing mathy latex stuff, tend to get rather unwieldy and long. Is there any way to make certain sections hide and only be revealed if the user ...