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Is there a way to message a user?

I was looking at Worldbuilding just now and noticed a question that had been closed because it was asked "in character" - unfortunately it was also locked because of some unfortunate ...
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Unhappy about my answer being deleted

Science based methods to increase the damage of melee weapons? May at least as to check again that comment deletion is in fact best course of action in this case? Thanks
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Are down votes no longer considered after a question is Deleted? Is it reasonable to request this as a feature?

Are down votes removed from reputation after a question is removed by its author? This provides tons of great information -- but in some circles has reputation on being hard on the users who post ...
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What is this site (Worldbuilding Meta Stack Exchange) for?

I usually wouldn’t ask a question like this, purely because most of these Stack Exchange sites are self-explanatory. This site on the other hand just feels like a duplicate to the Worldbuilding one ...
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Am I using the GOVERNMENT tag incorrectly here?

Comments are a flurry of confusion over what I tried to make a very simple exercise, the question is rapidly gaining VTC. My intent was to define the political and moral characteristics of my society, ...
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Top right corner bug? Missclick?

Whenever I try to open the community tab to switch communities, like by going from gamedev to worldbuilding and vice versa. I seem to maybe missclick something that I can't see or maybe it's just a ...
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Suspended to cool down

Logged in, Got a bunch of notifications. Click on the last one. Read the answer. Try to upvote it. "Suspended users can't vote" Goes on worldbuilding meta, can't even post... Searches for ...
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My account lost association with user93359 and end up being asked to create a blank, new account

I've used StackExchange for a couple weeks. I used my Facebook log-in for the site. I took about a week break from it and as of today, when I tried to access Worldbuilding which is my most used ...
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Why did I get rep for other stackexchange channels?

That's pretty much it. I may be missing a very basic tutorial-type section where this is probably explained. But I have checked! And found nothing. If there is actually something already written, ...
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Do comments sometimes cause mods to remove complete topics?

Just to be sure.. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/220523/how-do-you-build-a-kingdom-under-a-mangrove-forest-for-a-childrens-picture-book?noredirect=1#comment678050_22052 .. deleted ...
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Is there actually any World-Building stack-exchange-merchandise or was when it was stated more of a hypothetical statement?

On the post for the worldbuilding stack exchange background, there was a snippet about potential merchandise Swag Worldbuilding poster, t-shirt, and coffee mug Is there anywhere to actually buy the ...
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How do we know if a question is "good enough" for us to be ALLOWED to answer it?

I have now been reprimanded a couple of times for answering a "bad question". How am I to know when a question can be answered, so that I can avoid the embarrassment of being reprimanded for ...
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Why can I only ask one question per post?

Whenever I'm going to post something, I end up asking a lot of questions because I want to resolve as many doubts as I can..I've already canceled three/four questions because of this and I'm about to ...
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I request to open my question again or explain why it's worse than 90% of other questions here

What is the reason behind the First Iron Law of necromancy, "In order to raise the dead you must be dead yourself"? Private feedback: "This question does not appear to be about ...
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I have no idea whatsever why my question was closed as too-story based, it was pure worldbuilding. I request to reopen it!

What is the reason behind the iron law of necromancy, "In order to raise the dead you must be dead yourself"? "You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about ...
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I think we lack "necromancy" tag

I was suprised that there is yet no necromancy tag on WorldBuilding. Please, consider creating it on WorldBuilding, as users can be seeking questions specifically about necromancy for their ...
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Could the mods check this out - did I just cast two consecutive close votes on the same question?

This question, turned up in my feed, I imediatley commented and voted to close as NAW. A couple of minutes later it turned-up in the close-question review queue. I again voted to close. Both times it (...
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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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