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Can I ask others to check physics/math misconception in my plot?

I asked a question (link-deleted question so only visible to 10k rep users) about an hour ago. It was downvoted to -3 so I deleted it. I explained how energy is generated in my fictional world and ask ...
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Help requested to review a popular question

This question: Assassinate a semi-omniscient crime lord Now has 30+ answers. It would be helpful if members of the community who have the time available can go through all the answers and vote/flag ...
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Why was my question closed as primarily opinion-based?

I asked this question: If a new nation on an artificial island was founded, what kinds of names might it be given? It has been closed as primarily opinion-based. I don't understand why it was closed. ...
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How should I improve the way I edit questions?

Recently I received some very negative feedback after editing a question (see comments and edit history). To me, parts of the question were unstructured, and needed clarification, but to the asker, ...
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Is This Question On-Topic

I don't really want to make a decision on it, although it it is probably not on topic. What do you think? The year is 2055, you are an advanced, self-aware, kind robot who only wants to do good. You ...
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Why is this question opinion based?

(First time here, I hope I'm doing it right ;) ) It's about the original Beauty question. Why is it tagged as opinion based? There are several definitions of beauty, e.g. at Merriam Webster, that ...
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Should I delete this Q?

This question showed a lack of research - I looked up the premise quickly, got what I needed, and posted it - and the comments and answer have made it clear to me that the question is very much at ...
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How can I improve this question on superatoms?

Here's the question. It wasn't received completely well and many people think it could use improvement - but much of the feedback did not give me specifics, and the question remains closed. What ...
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Is this question about the colonization of Mercury on-topic?

Yesterday, a user asked How do you set up a long term colony on Mercury. The original title and text were How could we survive on Mercury? I am doing a project on planets and I was given Mercury. I ...
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Does this question have too many questions in one?

I have mixed feelings on this question: Designing a binary asteroid pair On the one hand it's an excellent hard science question. On the other hand though it seems to be asking for a lot of different ...
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Should I remove the hard-science tag from this question?

I asked this question yesterday and the answers have been numerous (this site is awesome). However, my question is not very well documented and the answers are mostly qualitative, and I don't think ...
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Why did my/all answers get the hard-science tag warning banner on this question?

In reference to Create gold or lead from other substances, all but the most recent few answers have been tagged with the hard-science warning. You all know it: This question asks for hard science. ...
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Can you help review the answers on this popular question?

We have a question that at the time of writing has over 30 answers (including deleted ones): Is there any job that can't be automated? With that sort of scale it's likely that excellent answers ...
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Why is the map projection question too opinion based?

There is a recent Map Projection question: Which map projection would result in an accurate visual depiction of a mega crater? It seems quite clear to me, how does the asker map a large physical ...
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Why is this question marked as "too broad"?

Recently, I asked a question named What would happen if somebody knew how to make the Asterix's & Obelix's magic potion work nowadays?. It was too broad, because it was asking for What ...
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Why was my question marked as a duplicate when the limits are obviously different?

My question has been marked as a duplicate despite extensive research and noting how my question differs from the questions I'd found. Does Capitalism and Democracy survive free energy and automation? ...
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Why is this question put on hold, and how could it be avoided?

For reference the question is here: What species, given sapience, has the best chance defeating humanity? I don't understand why the question was put on hold. It was marked as primarily opinion ...
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How could "Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions?" be answered, given that it was on hold?

I saw Would normal people accept a path of immortality given the following, specific restrictions? bumped to the top of the front page as "answered" despite being "on hold", so got curious. I got ...
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Are questions about torture ok? [duplicate]

A method to cause maximum pain to a human asks how to cause the most pain to a human while torturing him to death. The question lays out parameters, including not wanting the person to go out of his ...
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Please review answers on this popular question

What is the fastest way for a robot with superhuman capabilities to make money? has, so far, 38 answers. (Did you know there's an auto-flag for "more than 30 answers"?) On a quick scan most of them ...
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Reopen consistent ecology in fantasy world?

The question How to construct a consistent ecology in an rpg fantasy world with monsters was closed because of of-topic, while I agree that the original question was, the most reacent edit should be ...
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Reopening the 40mph Runners question?

This question: Humans can now run 40 mph. How do I keep the stupid people alive? Was closed. I do agree that the question was Too Broad, but the most recent edit, At least I believe, has fixed this ...
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"Why should I depend on my minions?" Being closed

This is getting annoying .... instead of asking the best place to hide, Im simply asking why would a evil lord depend on his minions. But I get a response like this, "This question demonstrates a ...
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Why was "Zombies Versus Skeletons: Optimal Strategies?" closed?

I had asked the question titled Zombies Versus Skeletons: Optimal Strategies? a couple weeks ago about what might happen given my two armies with their various powers clashing. It was closed a couple ...
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Can we better welcome this first-time poster?

What would be the main reason to avoid providing confidential data to the police by a company? This Q starts with a note about being a first-time poster and not a native English speaker, etc. So It'...
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Closing of True Name question

This question: You can control a Demon by knowing its True Name, but why? Got closed. I can see why as it's pushing into Opinion Based/Too Broad, but I don't really think it crosses the line - ...
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How is my question about causing a mass exodus "too story based"?

My question was closed as being "too story based," despite that it does not seem to fit this category. @Aify and @XandarTheZenon left a comment saying the question is "too broad/unclear and explained ...
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Why is "What would it take to rename the planet?" being downvoted so heavily?

We have a question on the main site titled What would it take to rename the planet? which is currently at: 0 upvotes 7 downvotes 3 close votes (all as primarily opinion-based) 0 explanationary ...
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Why the down-votes?

This question about repulsive black holes has been heavily down-voted. Just in case those reading this might have joined in on this, I'd like to make a pitch for not doing it. The OP doesn't ...
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What is this incomprehensible text about?

Excuse this question if it sounds a bit wierd, but I have had less than 10 hours of sleep (been primarily studying for exams and at school). Now, while browsing the highest voted questions, I found ...
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What else am I meant to add?

I made a question about parasites here that i admit was kind of vague at the start but after JDlugos and Brythan asked me to, I edited it accordingly, giving the information they asked about an hour ...
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Should questions about painfully killing people be welcomed on this site?

Specific question in discussion: gruesome execution by slow dissolution in low-concentration acid solution But lets talk more generic: Questions of how to kill a person, or set of people are ...
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Vanishing Question?

A question was posted very recently about monetizing magic in a Renaissance Venice. I commented to suggest some development that might avoid Idea Generation closure. The OP replied with thanks, and I ...
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Are the questions "How will our world change if all {men,women} suddenly die?" on topic or not?

There seems to be considerable disagreement about the questions How will our world change if all men suddenly die? and How will our world change if all women suddenly die?, which are bouncing back and ...
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What's the difference between the two "What is worldbuilding?" questions?

What is world building? https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/37955/what-is-worldbuilding These are two questions that were both asked on Worldbuilding proper asking the same question: ...
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Case study: can and should we try to focus our questions more?

I asked Where should I place my city in space?, most immediately because the space challenge reminded me but I would have gotten to it eventually anyway. I intended to ask a science question -- given ...
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Is he dead yet?

I just did my fourth fifth(? stopped counting...) review on an answer to the question You are an advanced AI that controls a smart house. How do you kill your master? As it stands now, the question ...
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Is asking for "descriptive" explanations an accepted request?

A recent question I encountered at first seemed like it would be fun and playful to answer. It went something along the lines of: "What would happen to a member of [this described species] in [this ...
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Is there disagreement about reopening the tornadoes question?

I've edited the tornadoes question for writing clarity and to be more clearly on-topic, without, I think, changing what the OP meant to ask. Any other reasons not to re-open it?
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Fitting a question to the scope: Counting Systems

This question was asked yesterday Developing Counting Systems It was voted off-topic: not about worldbuilding. And some comment even suggest to move it to Math.SE. One other user took it to him to ...
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Is there a way to move comments to chat?

I know that if you opt in to be a moderator of a site, you allow to do tedious work (as of moving chatty comments to a chat where they belong) But still, is there a way to move chatty comments to a ...
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Is the customized car question on- or off-topic?

This recent question about making a car unavailable to some users seems have sparked some interest from high- and low-rep users alike, but there appears to be a growing consensus that it isn't on-...
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Are we being too picky about what we call Worldbuilding?

I've been noticing a pattern of people closing questions as not Worldbuilding which to my mind clearly are Worldbuilding. I don't want to get too hung up on this specific example, but I don't have a ...
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Reality Checking on questions not tagged "reality-check" | or ask questions differently?

In respect to the question here on Meta: Does adding context hurt questions? I was checking out that discussion because I think my most recent question (and, I feel like a lot of my questions) is ...
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How to improve my question before it's closed? [duplicate]

A question I asked has 3 close votes, what should I change about it before it's closed? The question is Cargo of a supernatural smuggler Is removing the "Bonus question" enough to prevent it from ...
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Accidentally deleted low ranked question. Now what?

Question to discuss: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/22836/what-would-happen-if-affirmative-action-activists-had-free-reign Now got deleted, thanks to me. I think its bad question. ...
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An immediate upvote on my question?

Don't get me wrong, I like up-votes, but it seems strange to me that probably less than three seconds after I asked my most recent question I got a +1 vote on it: With current technology, what would ...
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What's the problem with that question?

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/67266/please-help-review-and-suggest-my-element-diagram It was obviously off-topic for RPG SE, but it was migrated there anyway… they rejected and locked it. ...
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Should I edit this question, from another user?

The question "Preventing centaurs from invading China" seems to imply that the OP seeks for a solution which does not require having guards at a gate. This also makes sense, otherwise it would ...
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Appeal to reopen a recently closed question

How do I convince/persuade/implore/etc those volunteer policemen and policewomen of this site for clemency on this question titled Can centuar walk down stairs? I shall invoke the right to bribe... ...