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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 ...
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How can I see my removed questions and answers?

Just a quick question: How can I see my removed questions and answers? I have some deleted posts and I would like to read them again. Also, thanks for saving me from downvotes... I bet I would have ...
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What are the new policies of worldbuilding?

Someone told me that there are new policies of WB,I missed that,Please someone share me a link to the new policies so i wont break the rules.
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How can I fix this question about the enforcement of superpower bans?

Yesterday I posted a question to the worldbuilding stackexchange asking for help working out how a law banning the possession of certain supernatural abilities (which are granted on a weekly basis and ...
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How to delete chat comments?

A questioner has sufficiently clarified his question that my comments are no longer valid. Normally, I'd just delete them, but they've been moved to chat, and I don't see a way to remove them. ...
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I’m finally logged into Worldbuilding.SE, now how do I get my old accounts back?

Thanks guys, I’m finally I full fledged member of this Stack Exchange. Willk, Alexander JBH thanks for the help. Now how do I round up all the other DTs?
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Trying to remove “character-design” tag, but can't remove the last association

This is the list of questions using the character-design tag Originally there were 10 questions associated with the character-design tag. I believed that character design is intrinsically not ...
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Flags declined in the last 7 days…not?

So, I was going about my business on Worldbuilding today, when I tried to flag a post and found myself under a flag ban. While I was under a flag-ban previously, it had expired a few days earlier. I ...
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Is there a way to see my interactions with another user?

I was looking at the candidates for the mod election, and most of their names reminded me something (of course: they are all very active on the site). However, I was not able to remember in which ...
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Is there a way to get my other account back?

About an hour ago I was feeling pretty sad that my questions were getting closed and downvotes, and that I had a 7 day suspension. Michael Kjörling edited my question every time I tried to destroy it, ...
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How long do flag-bans last?

So, I recently discovered that three of my flags in the last week have been declined, and, as a result, I am under a flag ban. I cannot flag posts for any reason, and, when I attempt to do so, I am ...
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Does someone have the source image of this site?

Where can I find the source image of WorldBuilding.SE? I mean this desert world, with the robot and the girl. If someone can help, it would be awesome.
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Can't see vote button in election?

I have 2.3K rep, well above the rep requirement to vote in elections, yet, I'm not seeing the vote or nominate button on the election? (I've turned off adblock too) Am I doing something wrong (user ...
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How to clear comments

The Problem Some questions start out flawed, this summons a wave of either Support and suggestions on how to improve Tonnes of whining about how it is a crap question Both of these really distract ...
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Where can I find details on the election process?

I find it quite weird that I am having such a hard time finding details about the moderator election process. Everything directs somewhere else, but I find barely any answers to my questions. The ...
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I forgot my account credentials and now I’m locked out - what can I do to recover my account?

I know I’ve been out of the site for a while, but I’m the user DT Cooper and I was locked out of my account. I never saved said account, and now I’ve been locked out. Is there a way to fix this?
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What are the criteria for comment deletion?

I've had comments deleted before due to the be nice policy. Won't argue against that - if it's the rules, it's the rules. However, a few hours ago I posted a comment which I believe did not violate ...
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Delay in assigning reputation?

Is this normal? I normally see this once the 200 reputation cap is reached, not before.
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Review queue alerts?

Ever since I hit the mark for review queue privileges on new questions and new answers to old questions, I've noticed something odd. If only one queue has a new post to review, the review queue icon ...
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What kinds of edits do we have?

I'm kinda new here, but I already edit posts I think need it. I already edit posts for Grammar Spelling and Math (I edit math to put it into LaTeX/MathJax format quite a lot, more often than any ...
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Sandbox Question/Answers

Should we post questions we intend to answer ourselves on the Sandbox, and if so, should we post the answer we plan to write in as well? I'm asking this for a particular reason. A while ago I posted ...
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What will we lose with the redesign?

Inspired by the discussion Exactly which features of SFF.SE's magnificent theme will we be losing? I want to ask which features WorldBuilding.SE will lose specifically. The reason I ask basically the ...
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Can a popular question be kicked off the hot network question list?

I asked a question here that was receiving views and votes from the hot list and then it stopped. Marked as off topic although 12 people up voted it but it only took 5 to close it. I'm not complaining ...
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Why do I have so few votes?

I remember that the site lets you vote about 40 times over the course of a day. Today I logged in, voted the answers on this question, about 9 votes and just a few more later... probably less than 15 ...
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Is it ok to set up a bounty for a question, where I already know which answer I want to accept?

The reason for setting up a bounty is, that I want to reward a similar but later answer, which goes into great details, but in the end is very similar to the earlier answer, which contained everything ...
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Vote to reopen: What are the military pros and cons of a low gravity world vs a high gravity one?

I would like to have this question un-held: What are the military pros and cons of a low gravity world vs a high gravity one? For context, these two questions were originally just the one question ...
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Why was my question about figuring out physical differences between fantasy races put on hold for being to vague?

I made a post called How to differentiate between elves and men where I asked about how to make elves physically different enough from mem that you could distinguish one from a man at a glance. I got ...
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Can you ask questions anonymously?

On SE sites is there an option to post questions anonymously so they don't show your name or show up on your user data? (I have put "support" and "feature request" as tags because i dont know whether ...