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What proof would we accept that an otherwise 3rd-party world belongs to a Stack Exchange user?

Relevant post: How much and how powerful would a "phlebotinium" bomb launched from orbit be to create an artificial sea? A new user, @JustKherty, has posted a question about a publicly ...
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What rationale was used to justify the VTC as Opinion-Based and how can we avoid using this VTC reason in the future?

I'm a firm believer in quickly closing questions that need improvement — but I'm also a believer that the "Opinion Based" VTC reason is the least useful, if not completely useless, reason to ...
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Is it time to officially close and terminate all questions applying to the Anatomically Correct Series?

The Anatomically Correct Series has been a treasured Worldbuilding tradition for seven years. Some amazing questions and even more amazing answers have contributed to the series. But... Back in 2020 a ...
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Why was this "realistic map" question reopened?

This question – Is my map realistic? – was closed for being too vague and/or opinion-based. The asker was advised to clarify the nature of the question and provide necessary information. The asker ...
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Please help me fix my question

My question over here: Integrating Earth into interstellar empire Despite getting a decent amount of upvotes and answers it was closed as being too story-based. Earlier sphennings indicated that it ...
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Am I using the GOVERNMENT tag incorrectly here?

Comments are a flurry of confusion over what I tried to make a very simple exercise, the question is rapidly gaining VTC. My intent was to define the political and moral characteristics of my society, ...
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Are justification questions off-topic?

I had a template in the sandbox. that is a Justification of X in my world question. So @JoinJBHonCodidact said me that my template was too story-based, I disagree in several ways but just one is ...
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For what exact reason is my question is considered opinion based?

For what exact reason is my question "What are the minimum historical changes that would permit the use of paratroopers at the beginning of World War I?" is considered opinion based? For ...
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King is back or Should diamond users define behavior of everyone else in case of this Q as an example [closed]

Can we fulfill the world electricity production by nuclear power? Content of the q, just in case, nothing special: Nuclear energy is a form of energy released from the nucleus, the core of atoms, ...
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What is so wrong with this question?

This question was closed and since then has had no sign of interaction. I've edited it to solve all the solvable problems given in the comments, so what else must I do to get it reopened?
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Can we ask OPs for a story-building side questions, if they are completely not important to provide answer?

Can someone explain me what is wrong with this my question: The maximum possible human population in fifty years, if we build up all the land I have asked a simple theoretical (?) question for a ...
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feedback on the q - why it is off-topic

I am still interested in that the little q I have A big primitive computer in orbit, very big, powerfull but old technologies from 80's, what is a potential fiat money value for its use? but ...
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The unnatural hair colour question is not a duplicate

This question about dyeing hair into unnatural colour using medieval technologies was closed as a duplicate of this question asking about dyeing red hair into a natural colour in a similar setting. ...
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Should the Science-Based tag demand (similar to Hard-Science) that all world rules adhere to real-life science?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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Is a question with an implausible or logically flawed premise opinion-based?

This question here: If Spider Were the Size of Horses, What Sound Would They Make? It was met with a VTC by AlexP because "the giant spider can make any sounds required by the story". See ...
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Im I ruining genre recognition when I deconstructed supernatural creatures to be Mutants I.E. X men?

Deconstruction is a terrible word to use here. But the only word I can think of to describe my world. But anyway genre recognition is when the audience can understand what genre a movie or tv show ...
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How should we handle possibly legally/morally sensitive topics?

This question was triggered by this one : Appstore application to assassinate anyone. I have a lot of troubles dealing with it. Quoting it, the core of the question is something akin to that (Know you ...
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Is there any way to make this question on-topic?

So, you know the whole "If humans play Dungeons and Dragons, what would dragons play?" joke. You probably also know that I made a question about it. Would the "Rule Lawyers" pen-...
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Let me know what part of my question is opinion-based so I can fix it

How corrupt can a meritocratic government be without being perceived as such? I would like to know what's the opinion-based part of it, so that I may fix it (by replacing it with narrower and more ...
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Brainstorming answers to the awesome paleontology question

Arash Howaida has asked the neatest question I’ve seen on this site in months. How to shape society's values such that paleontology becomes the largest / most profitable industry? I want to use ...
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Can I transfer certain questions to a new account?

I have a question that is tied to my old account. I canceled that account and created a new one some time later.how can I get a question from back then transfered to my current account?
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Why was the question "Would naruto-running titan zombies be able to cause an extinction event?" put on-hold as too story-based?

Would naruto-running titan zombies be able to cause an extinction event? Now, this question saw a major rewrite on my part, for the sake of clarity, around that time. In essence, I'm asking if these ...
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Intentional attacks in Answers

This question asks an abstract question about a hypothetical (and probably evil) religion. It's a good question and deserves a good answer. However User "Adrian - Justice for Monica" chose not to ...
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Exactly what makes my question too broad?

I recently asked the following question: How can I break down the task of designing alien commodities and items? Very frustratingly, it currently has 34 close votes for being too broad. (It will very ...
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Why was my question closed as "too story-based"?

How can unconditional physician-assisted suicide be approved for anyone 18 or older? was closed wrongly. "You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world. ...
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How can I make this question answerable?

This question: A large planet composed of all natural elements is created. What happens? How can I make this question answerable? Basically, I just wanted to know what would happen if dozens of ...
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Why Was This Question So Well-Received?

Contrary to most questions on here asking "Why was this question closed?" or "Why did I get downvotes?", today I'm actually concerned with the opposite. Why was the following question so well-...
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Can we discuss a single character issues here?

How is this question about world-building and not story-building / story writing? Can I hide one of my siamese twins heads in public? It is tagged with creature-design, but it is clearly about ...
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Why is the celibacy question opinion-based (or unclear)?

How can catholic doctrine justify celibacy if the world has a co-creator? is currently on hold as primarily opinion-based, with a comment saying it's unclear. What needs to happen for this question ...
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Why is my question not about building a world?

My first question on this site has been put on hold because I am "asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world". I read the linked explanation on meta, but I don't ...
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Is a question asking for a method to generate ideas generally considered "too broad"?

Last thursday I asked a question here on WB SE: How to come up with thoughtful positive & negative effect combos for magic items? and it was put on hold/closed because it was considered "too ...
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Is spatial trigonometry hard science?

The standard for hard-science is that we should edit out the tag if hard science is obviously not wanted. I.e. the asker doesn't want to require equations or citations in the answers. In this ...
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Site Policy: Judging When a Question is a Duplicate

For anyone who knows the kind of question I post, I put a great deal of effort into making sure a question is unique. I check the site for similar questions to see if those answer the one I would ...
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Should we have a community ad for the resources list on Main?

On the Main site we have a list of worldbuilding resources which aims to improve the quality of questions asked on the Main site. The idea is that general questions about worldbuilding, which would ...
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Is the question: "Can my heraldic dragons fly?" ready for reopening?

Can my heraldic dragons fly? Is the question ready for reopening? If no, why?
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Accepted answer is a mix of given answers

I am new on this site, I asked this question about the logistics of corpse disposal for inspiration on a short story I'm working on. After reading the answers I decided on my own version which ...
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Should we have a resource list on Main?

Regarding Is there a list of worldbuilding resources? I initially posted in the Sandbox a question about developing a basic outline for worldbuilding. Comments with a couple of people (lengthy ...
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Why is "predators part 2" too story based?

Why was Predators part 2: How can a boarding action from super aliens be repelled? closed as too story based? The descriptions of what is "too story based" tend to boil down to what is stated here in ...
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Is this vtc comment misrepresenting my actions?

I am wondering if the statement in the comment is correct or if it misrepresents the tiny edits and their timing? I think I've worked quite hard to not alter the question after the original post and ...
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Why was the "Deities vs You /Liquid Anon/ What'd be the most optimal carrier fluid comopsition?" put on hold as too story-based?

Deities vs You /Liquid Anon/ What'd be the most optimal carrier fluid comopsition? I really don't have a clue. Why was the question put on hold as too story-based of all reasons?
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Discussion about the "browsing in the future" question

The question How to make money from a browser who sees 5 seconds into the future of any web page? Seems to have triggered some controversy. It appeared to have been closed, reopened and as of ...
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Is "The Elementary Evil vs You /Wights/ Rooting Henry's troops out" ready for reopening

The Elementary Evil vs You /Wights/ Rooting Henry's troops out They said it was too story-based and broad. Good thing I had that GoT fanfiction idea that instead of season 7, the Night King just ...
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Why was "How can The Temple of Elementary Evil reliably protect itself against kinetic bombardment?" put on hold?

So, I'm not sure why but this one was put on hold: How can The Temple of Elementary Evil reliably protect itself against kinetic bombardment? So, why was it put on hold?
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What makes the microfracture-on-a-spaceship question fit for worldbuilding?

Question of concern: Microfracture in the ship's structure: good enough excuse to strand my characters? Reading through the question, I noticed a great deal of "This is how I want my story to unfold."...
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Why the hostility to this question about a 'boring' planet?

Designing the most boring planet ever discovered. Part 1: planetary surface I posted the above question. The purpose is to create a planet that everyone avoids, not because it is dangerous but ...
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An invitation to reopen a magic-system question

RE: Need help finishing my magic system Helping people flesh out a system of magic should, frankly, be one of our foundation strengths. This question was closed as Primarily Opinion-Based (POB). SE'...
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Inconsistency in closure of story-based questions

I don't want to encourage extra closures and I certainly don't want to close any of the following. In fact I prefer to keep them open. How would a superhero who needs to fall asleep to use his powers ...
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Why can't you suggest multiple ways of solving the question in said question?

I just asked in Worldbuilding how to stop intelligent races from discovering electricity and it was marked as to broad. I assume this is because I originally suggested two ways to solve my problem. ...
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I think "20 years into the future - what would happen if the internet failed semi-permanently?" should be reopened

This question is closed as "too broad". Yet, I found several other similar questions, and the first seems like a good question, has a good answer, has lots of votes, and has an accepted answers. ...
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Historically significant questions, what's the process?

This question on ethnic identity and space colonisation popped up as a suggested similar question when I was writing up a new question. It's a couple of years and change old, it has relatively low ...
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