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Is the Inaccurate Map question still off-topic?

I'm working on narrowing down How to go about creating an "inaccurate" map? to be a better question. I think my most recent edits help, but is it enough? If not, any further ideas of what ...
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Is this question good enough for WB?

Will someone please explain what makes Aliens want our water a downvote worthy question? It's only been up for about 1 hour, and already received 2 downvotes - While I'm perfectly aware that ...
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Is it an idea generation and thus off-topic?

I'm fairly new here, and I am not entirely sure what makes a question on-topic or off-topic. Particularly when they are at the edge. But Looking at the Ragnarok question (which I tried to answer). To ...
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Why are 100% incorrect answers on this question highly upvoted and not deleted?

What single element could destroy the world? Some of the answers seem to be - while amusing - either 100% wrong (the proposed method wouldn't destroy ALL life), or outside the question's clearly ...
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Why is the antimatter question off-topic?

Antimatter Storage is currently on hold as off-topic. It has comments suggesting it be moved to Physics. It also has three reopen votes. It's not clear to me why it's off-topic. Merely also being ...
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What should be done with this answer?

On April 9, in response to flags, I deleted an answer on What is the least expensive way to annihilate humanity?. The answer reads, in its entirety: Fund global warming denialists, then if you ...
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Why was this question voted to be migrated to Worldbuilding Meta?

We recently got the question Proof of our existence on the main site. It's now closed, hopefully pending edits to fix it up and perhaps migrate it to a more suitable site, but there's something I saw ...
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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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Should there be a canonical "habitability" question?

We get a lot of questions about planetary habitability (just to name a few). This search will give you these and many, many more. I enjoy answering these, as Astronomy is one of my passions and I've ...
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Am I right to be defensive?

I recently put an answer on the Matrioshka AI question. It's generated a fair amount of controversy and differing viewpoints. Essentially, I found that I needed more information than was reasonable to ...
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Is unspecified simulated universe too broad a setting for questions?

The question "Classifying possible sources of supernatural abilities in a simulated universe" doesn't currently give any details about that simulation but asks for weaknesses/exceptions in its laws. ...
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Is the "international waters" question on-topic?

Using international waters to avoid legal punishment seems to be asking a real-world legal question. I think law is in principle on-topic on Worldbuilding (same as sociology or religion or other "how ...
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Reopening portal question

I've added detail to this question: In 'portal', pushing interconnected portals on thin portal sized rectangles of material through each other? And requested moderator attention for re-...
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Why was CAgrippa's awesome FAQ-worthy religion question closed?

Is there an effective way to design a realistic religion for a world? So he asked about the problem with uninformed religious questions on the site in Meta, and we told him he could ask and answer ...
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When are software-recommendation questions on topic?

This question about alternatives to wikis (to use to build an encyclopedia of one's world) is currently on hold. This question about map-making software is currently open. Both are software-...
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Should we prefer British or American spelling?

I was looking at the edits for a post and I noticed that someone changed "neighboring" to "neighbouring" in an edit. I've been avoiding edits like that on the assumption that people should be able to ...
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Is this question too broad?

This question asks what possible events could bring about a global government collapse. We have a consensus that we don't do idea-generation for storytelling. Specific examples from that meta post: ...
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Is the question "Hacking the universe" too broad?

The question Hacking the universe has shown up on several different "be aware" lists (particularly, answer flagging and number of answers in a short period of time). The question basically boils down ...
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How is this question on topic?

Where in the solar system is the most viable place to put my colonists, after Mars and Luna? I get that this is a fun question that allows people to contribute and that is why it gets so many votes. ...

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