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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 ...
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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 requires ...
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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 we make a skin or theme for the site?

sorry newbie here, probably stupid question but I couldn't find an answer searching the site I see other stack communities have a themed page and a logo, while we have the default one. Can we also ...
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Worldbuilding is misleading [closed]

It's not Worldbuilding. It's fictional fantasy that uses a misleading title. I tried to pose a question based on reality, and was told this is a fictional site that is more about Hobbitworld ...
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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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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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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 fun "flair" on the top bar

It would be cool if the score indicator at the top made a cute indication when it was a prime number.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we want the mhchem extension?

There is an mhchem extension for Mathjax that could prove useful in some cases. Would it help on Worldbuilding? I've seen questions involving chemical reactions that might find it pretty helpful. I'...
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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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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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Follow a Specific User

Say I really like some poster's questions, or another poster's answers. Unfortunately, they post rarely. Is there any way to be alerted (I mean inbox) when they post a new question/answer? A bit like ...
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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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Should exemplary answers bounties be immediate?

I'll make this short and sweet. I recently added a bounty to this question because some of the answers there were great, though I could only accept one. When it asked me why I was adding the bounty I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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On topic page refers users to software related sites

I was reading your on topic page trying to figure out what is and isn't on topic here when I noticed this. as long as they are not about: ... Software that doesn't directly relate to ...
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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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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 ...