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Do we want to enable a banner stating that AI content is banned on WB.SE?

There is a post on Meta.Stackexchange stating that it is now possible for SE sites to enable a banner that states that AI content is banned or must be cited. Since AI Content is banned on ...
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Will the main chat be unfrozen?

Just curious if the Factory Floor will be unfrozen, or if we've just given up on it ever being a thing again?
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If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it?

Conclusion: The tag wikis have been updated and the new reality-check tag made a synonym of science-based. Users can conveniently find links to the modified tags here: Please review the updated tag ...
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Can we extend mhchem support in MathJax to include physical units?

You may or may not be aware that Worldbuilding.SE (partially) supports the mhchem MathJax extension, that allows for nice rendering of chemical formulae. I only discovered it quite recently. It lets ...
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The fourth annual holiday bountapalooza

The last three years, we've had an unofficial holiday bountapalooza, which we run concurrently with Winter Bash. It's about giving back to the community by placing bounties on questions that need ...
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Symbiosis tag please?

At the root of every ecology is a biome filled with co-dependant organisms. Things which just evolved together over time - frogs hiding in trees, Egrets riding on oxen, ramoras riding on sharks, cows ...
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What's wrong with printing in Worldbuilding

It seems that there is something wrong with Worldbuilding's CSS styles for print media or other configurations that prevents pages to be printed (either on a paper or to a PDF) correctly. When ...
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What's in the newsletter, exactly?

The newsletter ad has some problems; you can't read what it's about: unless you select the text: Only Worldbuilding seems to have this problem; I checked a couple of other sites (e.g. Puzzling) ...
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What's the difference between [astronomy] and [astrophysics]?

We've had the astronomy tag for some time now, and it's been use a lot (310 questions as of today). Recently, we got a new tag: astrophysics (4 questions). I've answered some questions in both tags, ...
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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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Save The Robot!

linked: What will we lose with the redesign? As said in this answer to site-changes, there is a possibility that we may lose these figures and the contruction-edge at the bottom of the page. ...
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The second annual Holiday Bountapalooza

Greetings, worldbuilders! It's been a long year of creature-designing, map-making and society-building, and we're now in the throes of Winter Bash. Last year, to commemorate the holidays, we had the ...
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There is a missing link in the blog side panel of the questions page

On the questions page in the side panel for the blog this link "How You Can Use the New Stack Overflow Bot from Microsoft" leads to a page not found error The link in question has now disappeared ...
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Please merge and perhaps synonymize [microgravity] and [zero-gravity] tags

We currently have zero-gravity and microgravity. As discussed in Do we need a micro-gravity tag separate from Zero-G?, in many situations these two are effectively the same thing. The tag wiki ...
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Are pictures of fishbowls on wheels valid answers?

As of the writing of this post, there are three particular answers to What would an out-of-water submarine (for water-breathing mer-people) look like? which have raised some eyebrows, mine included. ...
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Popping the "Generalist" Badge

I was taking a look at the list of badges today and there's a few that no one in WB have managed to collect as yet. So I took a look at the requirements for the "Generalist" badge where the wording ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined... consolidate or leave separate?

These tags are defined: climate seasons This one is not: global-warming Should the tag have its definition filled in? Or should it be made a synonym of one of the other two tags? I believe it should ...
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Please raise the threshold for the "too many answers" flag

The Community♦ user raises some automatic moderator-attention flags, which are usually helpful. One of the flags is the TooManyAnswers flag, which is raised when a question gets more than 10 answers ...
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What is the difference between [superheroes] and [super-powers], and is [superheroes] as proposed reasonable?

We have the super-powers tag from before, which is explained thus: For questions about the development and usage of powers and abilities beyond what is "normal" for a specific species. We also ...
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Get in the spirit: The first annual holiday bounty extravaganza - or bountapalooza

GTZ to you world builders. In the spirit of the holidays I have offered up three bounties on some of my older questions. Please feel free to join me in offering some of your hard earned (... well ...
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Tag synonym proposal: writing-systems -> language

Two tags are relevant here, language and written-material. Full tag wiki excerpts: language: For questions about the written or spoken language of a world. written-material: For questions about ...
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Should we turn Worldbuilding Stack Exchange into a Planet of Hats?

November is rapidly turning into December, but we still have one more event to get through before we look ahead to 2017 . . . Winter Bash! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means even ...
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Is the tag [logical-consistency] workable?

I made the tag logical-consistency the other day, and set its description to be For questions about the stability of a concept inside a specific context The goal for this was to make a tag that ...
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Should we rename [spaceflight] to [space-travel]?

While looking at my own answer to Space flight vs space ships?, and specifically the bullet list at the top, Spaceflight is about the process Spaceships is about the technology ...I was ...
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Why is workplace holding the same icon from worldbuilding?

I don't know if this is the correct icon for the community, but I've found it weird at least and thought it would be a good idea to report. Why is workplace holding the same icon from worldbuilding?
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Tag synonym request: birds -> avian

We currently have the general avian, which for a long time has been described (in terms of the tag wiki excerpt) as For questions about birds and birdlike creatures. After a recent edit by yours ...
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Runoff voting for the name of our chat

A few weeks ago it was asked if we should name our chat. Since then another question was asked asking for suggestions to be used for voting and as of now, 10 suggestions have been made. Half of which ...
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What should the name of our chat be?

In a previous question it was agreed that we should have a new name for our chatroom and while a question asking for suggestions was made, our site has easily doubled in size since then. So at the ...
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Can we rename the 'cqc' tag?

While conducting a normal review on the Suggested Edits queue, I noticed a user had created a tag labeled "cqc". Confused, I checked the edit, and noticed that the edit was for the tag wiki entry, ...
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Hard-science reminder on answering?

It would be a good idea if there could be a banner making note of the hard-science tag when entering an Answer. This is especially true with the influx of newcomers. reminder text I think it requires ...
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Large Hot Network Questions icon is the old one

The "icon-48.png" that's used on the full Hot Network Questions page still has the old design. I tried clearing my cache. I am on latest chrome, 50.0.2661.102 m.
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Visited questions on main are indistinguishable from unvisited ones

Quick, tell me which of these questions I've clicked on: That screen shot was taken in Safari, a browser in which I have done zero customization. (I keep it around just for tests like this.) I see ...
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It's a small world after all?

In the attached picture, the new icon looks small. In order for the ring to show up in the icon, the sphere gets shorter. While the ring is part of the large banner, I think the icon would fit in ...
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Making small icon clearer

It's not really a bug but the ring on the small icon (for example next to a Hot Network Question) is very hard to see. I think it might be worth having a bit of a black border around the ring or ...
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Opening a direct link with an anchor breaks the layout

I just klicked on a notification of a comment in my inbox. I therefore found that loading a comment via direct link (like this) breaks the site and the content is moved so that the comment appears in ...
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Text in newsletter ad is hard to read

I'm borrowing this screen shot from another post: I'm finding the black text on the dark-green background to be really hard to read. Can we improve the legibility? If the text were the same color ...
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The robot is sometimes overlapped by the edge of land

On very short pages, such as search and maybe others, the robot is overlapped by the edge of landmass, which looks strange. (Firefox 46)
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Design bug: scrollbar to the right

I have two one issues with the otherwise awesome new site design: I get a horizontal scrollbar despite a large enough window size. The same scrollbar and background image artifact is also ...
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Weekly newsletter box is too small

Because a screenshot says more than a thousand words: Iceweasel (Firefox) 38.2.1, Debian GNU/Linux (wheezy) (Wow, that looks like a pencil to the right in the screenshot...)
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Grammar of the "What topics can I ask about here?" help center page

From the help center: For example, questions are welcome that are about: Creation of elements of a world (languages, species, buildings, etc.) Effects of events or world elements, including biology, ...
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Tag Question: Physiology

How is physiology different from biology should they be synonyms? Physiology: For questions regarding the functioning and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and ...
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Popping balloons (Burnination request)

I propose that we Burninate the balloon-whales tag. As of the current posting, there is 1 question using that tag. I think balloon-whales is too specific a tag for WB. A combination of flight + ...
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Should the calendar tag be renamed timekeeping?

In light of an upcoming topic challenge using the tag calendar I wondered if this tag would benefit from being renamed to timekeeping. Calendar might be a more common word, but it rather arbitrarily ...
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Worldbuilding SE is participating in Winter Bash 2015

Or, as they say, bring on the hats. We participated in the annual Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2014. Because everybody loves hats, we have decided to so again this year. Winter Bash 2015 will run from ...
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Deprecation of the modern-in-medieval tag

After a dicussion in WB chat, we decided to perform a tag cleanup/restructuring on the modern-in-medieval tag. (@MonicaCellio said it was okay) It was originally added in early April 2015 but has not ...
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We're suddenly very popular

We appear to have gained celebrity status over the past few hours, and are now receiving over 20 million visits per day. According to the Site Stats readout on the side of the page, anyway. Area 51 ...
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Can we spellcheck our tags?

Today, I came across software-recomendation. No, I did not spell that wrong: the tag's creator did. 11 questions and apparently nobody's noticed yet: it should be software-recommendations. Can we ...
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Do we need a "post-apocalyptic" tag?

I looked through Restoring the world after a global apocalypse a few minutes ago, and noticed the apocalypse tag. It suits the question, but the question itself isn't so much about the apocalypse as ...
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Can I get some help burning fantasy-based?

We have consensus on burning fantasy-based! Now we need to actually go through and remove it... Except that there are 80 questions using it as I write, and that is a whole lot of work. The reason ...
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Should we keep the "sci-fi" tag?

I notice that many of my questions on Worldbuilding meta are along these lines, but hey, everyone else seems to have already asked the good questions. Okay. To the point at hand. I've seen the sci-fi ...
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