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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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Is it possible to make an edit and put it in the review queue (after gaining the auto-approve privilege)?

Okay, silly billy question, but it seems that because I have a high-enough score, my edits on questions and answers which are not mine are auto-approved. But if I wish to just have a second opinion ...
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How to hide closed questions when searching for questions to answer

It seems many of the questions here end up closed. Having most of my searches consist largely of closed questions makes finding questions I can answer even harder and more tedious. (Rarely will will a ...
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I think I got a badge by mistake

I got the steward badge twice for reviewing the closure queue. I enjoy getting them as much as Muttley does, but I want to earn them fairly. I thought it was given only once per queue, and even if it ...
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Synonymizing the werewolf and shape-shifters tag

We currently have two tags, werewolf and shapeshifters, which have a very large amount of overlap with the former more or less being a subset of the latter. There are only seven questions on the ...
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Hacking concerns

I have noticed that many of my questions on Quora and things from files on my home pc seem to keep popping up on this site, as if someone on here has been watching me and they are not making it a ...
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IS this question “hard science” tagged, or not? The interface shows conflicting information [duplicate]

in question: How to avoid boats on a mainly oceanic world? The question shows the pop-up box warning of HARD SCIENCE . . . Yet the actual tags do not include "hard science", only "...
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SO sorry, i did not know this spot was reserved [closed]

I thought this was a venue where people could share ideas, help people with questions, and generally contribute. Unfortunately, I find that this is not a friendly playground. NO, the traditional ...
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Do bad questions get tracked?

Basically, should I be worried about how many of my questions were rejected? Is there some sort of "mod closed 5 of your question so we're banning you for a week" type of punishments?
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If a question is closed or deleted, what happens to the points accrued by those who answered or commented?

If a question is closed or deleted, what happens to the points accrued by those who answered or commented? If I delete my own question or it is closed, Do people who have contributed comments and ...
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How should I modify my question about orks on the step to reopen it?

In this question How can human and orcish tribes cooexist on the steppe? I tried to ask how orkish tribes could coexist on the steppe with a human khanate. In my mind this is a question about nations ...
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Is it possible to see which of my question earns me the “Socratic” gold badge?

Despite suffering from an acute Generalized Anxiety Disorder for a brief moment you know that feeling when you accidentally received a windfall of a significant amount of cash and you are stupefy ...
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How do I delete a question once it has answers?

So, I recently asked a question on Meta about what I should do about one of my answers that was being downvoted out of bias (I am a ID proponent, and apparently SE is highly Evolutionist). Anyway, ...
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Why was the “Warm Welcome” Hat changed?

For this year's Holiday Winter bash, I had earned the Warm Welcome hat. It was a traditional-looking Russian style hat, with a red and yellow star on its front. I liked it because it referenced the ...
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What to do if your question/answer is downvoted out of bias

So, I was looking around recently, and I saw several answers/questions which were downvoted because people thought that "Oh, that science is 'incorrect'", when the person actually proves in their ...
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One of my flags might be stuck in limbo

I flagged an answer about 5 days ago, and the post has since been deleted, but the flag is still there and is listed as pending. I think when the post got deleted, the flag might have been messed up? ...
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How long do you have to undelete your post?

I'd like to know how long I have to change my mind if I delete one of my posts. I deleted some of my sandbox questions several weeks ago and they're still there, but I don't know how long they stay or ...
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How to actually unsubscribe from the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange Newsletter?

I've been getting the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange Newsletter through email every week. I don't think I deliberately subscribed to it, and don't particularly want it. I finally made the effort to try ...
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I want to leave. Is there an easy way to download all my questions and answers?

I want to leave. But I'd like to download all questions I asked with their answers for further reference. Do you know a quick and easy way to achieve this?
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Lack of tags and mobile site problems

Why can't I crate new tags on Mobile? And why isn't there a tag about pyrokinetics in over twenty thousand question. And I noticed lack of tags before that to. Like There isn't any tag about mobile ...
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Can we flag users as deceased, and does it matter to the site?

So my wife and I were getting our wills done the other day and we were talking about password sharing. Obviously there are some mechanics when someone dies around shutting down email accounts, moving ...
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Mass simultaneous downvotes: What is the cause?

I happened to notice, that yesterday I received 20 simultaneous downvotes across 10 of my questions, all in the same minute. I am curious what could have caused this?
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Foreign language mirrors

I was searching for something and wound back up on WB Stack, but in French. My search terms found a bunch of mirror sites with similar formats but in different language. Now I am suspecting I ...
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“Stuff” not appearing in review queues. Invisible red blobs

Since I was able to observe them (circa 4 months ago), I've observed a certain erratic behaviour of review queues, the red blob refusing to disappear in spite of when one expands the queue menu - ...
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How to get mathjax to display double digit or negative power to values?

$x^-3$ $x^15$ $x^1^5$ This sucks. What am I doing wrong?
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What is this about going back to the future?

I was browsing the site a while ago and it looked kinda strange. To complete the visual offense, the "welcome to stackoverflow" bit seemed to be a marquee. What is this?
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Why Do I LOSE Points Every Time I Make a Bounty?

This is a problem that I have been getting every time I have given some of my questions a Bounty. But instead of GAINING points, as I thought a Bounty should, I LOSE them. What is going on?
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Does the Worldbuilding Contribution Model follow Social Network Norms?

I've been working on preparing some lectures for my upcoming semester of Business Intelligence Systems at University of Canberra, and I wanted to add in some teaching on Social Network Analysis (SNA). ...
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How do I un-wiki an answer?

Alright, I'll admit I stuffed up. I put up an answer to this question and through some kind of finger-fail, it got listed as a community wiki and I don't know how to undo that. Is there a way to undo ...
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If I asked a question yesterday, but edited it today would it reappear with the new questions?

If I ask a question that gets closed for some reasons (lets say the question is too broad) and edit it to be more specific, would it remain as a question from a day ago, or would people see the ...
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For what kind of questions and thereby answers do we strive for?

Now for the most part this is obvious clear, addressing the question, useful, ... But what I am discovering now (I think) that we also strive for questions which lead to answers that are universally ...
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Does our site ask people who haven't upvoted a question in a while to upvote questions?

On other sites, especially those I haven't visited in a while (weeks to months), I'll get a screen-wide drop-down that says something along the lines of, "you haven't upvoted any questions in a while, ...
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Recommend making “city-design” a synonym of “city”

I've been working with tag wikis and just completed filling out the fields for city. Next on the list is city-design. I was going to identify city-design as a synonym of city (which puts it up for ...
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Why Not An Answer flag is sometimes unavailable?

Yesterday I encountered an answer I thought was not really an answer. I clicked Flag, and got only three options: spam rude or abusive in need of moderator intervention Due to lack of any other ...
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How do I change my username?

how do I do this? A bit confused at the moment. I do not know also how to change my lovely profile picture. Thanks a lot all community friends and brothers and sisters for helping.
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Finding or making a league table of popular questions

I've been clicking various links and interrogating Help. So far no luck. I'd like to find or make a league table of the most popular questions of all time on the main Worldbuilding SE. I'm interested ...
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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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Aren't all questions and answers about alien culture opinion based? Or magic, for that matter? [duplicate]

I respect the rules of the board. My first question was about how telepathic aliens could effectively communicate ideas with non-telepathic humans. Answers of course are going to be creative and ...
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Site operation question: where did my second comment go?

Regarding: What would a world population be after 300 years on a new planet? I had two comments posted. The first was the automatic comment when I marked the question as a duplicate. I expected ...
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How to lock my question and/or answers?

In my personal opinion, most of my questions and answers attract a lot of comments. Most of the time I am happy about it, sometimes it gives me frustration. Especially having the luck asking the most ...
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How can I thank or apologize to another user?

I'm a native English speaker, I enjoy the World Building SE, posting answers and helping questioners when I can; however, I regularly have my answers edited by other users. This is definitely not a ...
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Why were *two* mods required to close this question?

This question is currently closed by Aify, Cadence, L.Dutch, Trish, and James (thank you for keeping the site clean). However, I'm confused because both L.Dutch and James are diamond moderators, and I'...
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What happened to my comment to the question about merfolks' handling of their dead?

I was looking at this question, when it was put on hold. It was formulated badly and so put on hold. I made a comment about the expected question and answered the question in my comment, since there ...
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Does reputation count back from deleting answers factor in the 200 point limits on the day?

I've been having a relatively good month, rep wise. Most of my highest performing answers have been written in the last month and I've had more than my fair share of 200 point days. One thing I noted ...
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Should a good question be mark a duplicate to another question that is closed?

Should this question which is clear and well received and be marked as duplicate to a poorly received closed question? Could a mirror could be put in deep space to see ouselves in the past?
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Is there a way to quickly find a particular comment I made?

I know I can go through my comments using the "all actions" tab on my user profile but after a little over a year that list is 1250+ entries and growing. So I was wondering if there is a way to search ...
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Can you vote to protect / flag a question for protection?

I don't have enough rep to actually protect or unprotect a question myself but a couple of times I've come across questions that are getting quite a few low rated answers or otherwise poor answers and ...
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Did Chrome updates break the Script of Madness?

I never had any idea how people used to insert Cthulu script into pages, but since this site is rife with Eldritch Abominations (thanks, @James), it pops up from time to time in questions and answers, ...
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New cosmology tag?

I am thinking of adding a new tag that might be helpful in Worldbuilding. One of the tags I am think of at the moment is cosmology. Cosmology For questions about the creation and development of ...
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What would a reptile with Facial and Speech muscles look like? [duplicate]

I have been wondering about how humans require facial muscles in order to be able to produce speech, mammals also have these facial muscles that could allow them to speak if they had the brain power ...