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We're going to upgrade the Help Center page, here is the 100,000-foot-view discussion of the what-we-cans and what-we-can'ts

@HDE226868 has agreed to help us update the Help Center pages. I believe it's time for a fairly thorough review of what we want for the next stage in the Stack's lifespan. It's an opportunity we're ...
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Proposal : An automated "tutorial" notification for new users with low-score posts

Prior note While in most cases a proposal's score is a clear indicator of how much it is accepted, it will be hardly the case here. Indeed, we're talking about new user engagment here, and newcomers -...
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What did I do wrong and how to know if my question got reviewed

I had a question here https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/250438/106249 and it said it is getting reviewed how do I know if its been done. Also what did I do wrong in this question.
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Speculative but factual Books: Worldbuilding or not?

Reference question: Is an atmosphere's oxygen partial pressure or concentration more biologically significant? While discussing with the OP why they were looking for so much detail the OP said the ...
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A Plea for Consistent Close-Voting

I don't believe it's a surprise to anyone that I'm an advocate of swift question closure. I'd rather have a chance to help a user produce a great question than suffer the problems that come with ...
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Policy Recommendation: We recommend that users wait 24-48 hours before selecting a best answer

For some time we have had an unofficial policy that we recommend users wait 24-48 hours before selecting a best answer. This unofficial policy has been transmitted through comments, usually ...
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How do you find a chat room that doesn’t appear when you click on it?

Hey guys I really want to find this chat room from u/Valerio Pastore. But like, I can’t find it. I really want to view the messages on here, so how do I find it?
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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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Modify the "How do I write a good answer" help center page to clarify worldbuilding

Call this a three-part question. Question #1: Can the Help Center "How do I write a good answer" page be modified by our wonderful Mods? If "no," the rest of this question is ...
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Phrasing questions such that answers can be objectively voted upon

A Bit of Background While reviewing Q&As at GraphicDesign.se for some insight I read this post about logo reviews. That post (which is trying to deal with the balance between subjective and ...
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Help tour includes a potentially confusing user avatar

The section "Improve posts by editing or commenting" of the help tour includes an icon of Rory Alsop, which currently looks similar to Reddit's logo. I don't have a problem with Rory using it on the ...
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Clarifying “What topics can I ask about here?” from the help center

This is pretty much a continuation of JBH’s post but it is narrowed down to a specific issue. It also comes after a suggestion from elemtilas to refocus the question. This is the question that shed ...
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Our tour includes a comment that doesn't practice what we preach

If you take a look at our tour, specifically the "Improve posts by editing or commenting" section, we have a picture of a comment to this answer. In my opinion, this comment is not asking for more ...
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Enough is enough. NOBODY can obey rules that are only in someone's head [duplicate]

Relating to this question. Since when can a question be closed for poor quality? The two respondants to my challenge to justify the closure said that it's just a physics question (which we answer ...
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No clue why the gas question is not world building

This is a question about What gases are made by a live, crackling, exposed electrical wire? It asks about the Effects of world elements, including technology on specific aspects of that world's ...
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Please wait at least 24 hours before Accepting an answer

When Worldbuilding was freshly minted, an occasional newcomer asked a question, received an answer, and immediately Accepted that first answer, minutes after asking. This drew several patient ...
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Search Tips Wanted Please

Asking the community for tips on searching, in order to find answers and avoid duplicate questions. So I have taken a look at the search section under help, and I have used the limiters there to do ...
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What changes about real-world questions are needed to the help center?

A year ago, we had Should the help center be updated to specifically list real world history questions as off topic?, to which nobody ever proposed an answer other than yes, let's list them as ...
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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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Please clarify "Elements of Plot" to be more concise

I am reading this question as a clear, right-now example of a point that annoys me. The answer is not the problem, but the first comment in the answer, which accuses the question to be OT. Please: I ...
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Should the help center be updated to specifically list real world history questions as off topic?

We've had at least one real life history question recently, and dodged another. A strict reading of What topics can I ask about here? doesn't provide any guidance for this type of questions, but it's ...
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Should we amend the help center text to allow "how to accomplish X" types of questions?

We get numerous questions on the form "how do I make X happen?", and these seem to be generally appreciated by the community. However, by a strict reading of What topics can I ask about here?, there ...
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Change the "What topics can I ask about here?" help center page

This is about the What topics can I ask about here? page in the site's help center. Back in 2010, Robert Cartaino posted a Stack Exchange blog post titled Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. That post ...
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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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Create Custom Help Center Articles

We need to prepare for our site to enter public beta, and one of the things we need to do is define what goes in the help center and the tour. This is one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every ...