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Is there any high concept question test more specific than the book test?

To clarify first, I'm not trying to get rid of this policy. I'm just trying to ask if there are any better signs that something might be high concept before I waste my time and the curators time ...
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We've suddenly begun beating the snot out of new(ish) users - and that's saying something coming from me

Two things have changed recently. A lot of new users have begun using the site. Not surprisingly, they're not seriously reading the tour or the Help Center. And none of them save one are showing up ...
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Is there a reason we can't give bounty-like facilities to questions on Worldbuilding?

Worldbuilding is a unique SE site in that, users often spend as much, if not more time, to craft and moderate questions than answers. A person that asks the question has to do research, formatting, ...
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How many rep to remove "new contributor" tag?

I'm relatively new to SE, and I have 185 reputation on the main worldbuilding exchange. I wanted to know: Is the "new contributor" thing tied to reputation? And if so, how much do I need to ...
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What is "narrative necessity" and how does it apply to worldbuilding?

As a loose continuation of How best to deal with "what are you expecting?" questions, I believe many new authors don't understand the function of Narrative Necessity in their writing and how ...
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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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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

I'm now on StackExchange for several weeks, having asked few questions and answered some. Now there's something I observed (in worldbuilding, but in other StackExchange-sites too) that moderators are ...
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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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Catalog of common comment scripts

Over the course of time I have copied the common comment statements of others (e.g. "Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!") and have had my comment statements copied by others. The problem is that simply ...
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Idea Refinement: Clarification and Examples of VTC Reasons for New Users

This page was written before the late 2019 changes to close-voting. However, much of the information is still relevant. -JBH The Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE! page for new users is up and running. My ...
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Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!

Thanks for joining Worldbuilding.SE! We look forward to stepping foot on your world and enjoying another world of wonder and excitement! Our site is a wonderful place for creative and imaginative ...
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Review queues and Association Bonuses

I've been wondering: do the review queues cover questions from users who have a +100 rep association bonus, and if not, should they? I've seen review queues cleared before, and in some cases people ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

Recently I've reviewed a lot of first questions, late questions, and low-quality questions from the ubiquitous user###### class of users — people who use the ...
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Checklist for the perfect answer - Idea refinement

We did have Checklist for the perfect post, but that's about questions. Then Should we have a “How to write the perfect answer?” discussion? was asked, but never got any significant amount of ...
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Aren't handles unique?

Just noticed the following Is this a bug?
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Are there any rules or a specific format for "Welcome to WorldBuilding!" comments?

I often see (and sometimes post) comments such as this one: Welcome to WorldBuilding! If you have a moment please take the tour and visit the help center to learn more about the site. Are there ...
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is there data about the numbers of new users who have quit Wordlbuilding SE after question closure?

There have been a number of questions such as this one: Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing? I wonder if there is any data available that indicating what ...
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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

The post is now created, using the top 10 questions as of the 25th of may '16. But you can still feel free to add your helpful questions for interested users (make sure to use the template below). ...
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Ethics of voting for low-rep users?

I have a fetish. One that I am extremely careful about any place serious. I like helping people. I like helping new people. And I like voting for people so they don't have to scrape and agonize to get ...
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New user is a diamond mod?

While working the first posts review queue, I was presented with this first answer by a new user. While everything seemed fine at first glance, I noticed the user under review, Pops, is a brand new ...
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