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How do I edit a question that was open-ended without discrediting one of the original questions

So I'm new to this site and I tried to ask a question about possible powers someone with electromagnetic manipulation could do and listed off powers I know he already would have, but I was told it was ...
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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

This question has recently been deleted as rude and abusive for what appears to be no real reason. While I must admit it isn't my finest work and probably should have been closed as 'Opinion-Based', ...
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Is this question asking "Which of these federal agency would investigate an unmanned, radioactive UFO crash" acceptable?

I'll keep this brief: In a previous post on the official site, it was brought to my attention that the question, linked here (Which Law Enforcement/Government Agencies Would Be Called to Respond to ...
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Is there a rule prohibiting “follow-ups” [duplicate]

My question was closed, with my requests for reopening being declined even after resolving every concern presented, except one. This stated that I cannot have multiple answers, with the person stating ...
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Why was my answer to "Can selective breeding maximize human intelligence without major complications?" deleted?

The answer in question. I started writing it when the question was still open, poured 4 hours of work into it, it got 5 upvotes, and then... it was silently closed while I was sleeping, with a ...
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What happened to the "tour" button?

I believe this picture should help understand the issue at hand : Tour button? Toouurr buuttooon? I cannot find the button to reach the tour anymore, even though it is still accessible by direct ...
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What are the limits of open-endedness, hypotheticality, and encouragement of "discussion-based or extremely long answers", are they too subjective?

Per the tour on the main stack, querents should not ask "Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer". Also, per the help center, querents should ...
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What did I do wrong and how to know if my question got reviewed

I had a question here https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/250438/106249 and it said it is getting reviewed how do I know if its been done. Also what did I do wrong in this question.
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When are comments needed?

Recently, I decided to clean up some old comments that should not be needed. I decided to go for low hanging fruits first, and went for comments starting with "welcome" which either did not ...
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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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Edit rejected for deviating from the original intent of a post

I proposed a series of minor edits on this question earlier today; and as the title says, was rejected for deviating from the author's intent. I have a vague idea of which portions of my edit probably ...
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Disagree with a Deletion

This question The comment from L-Dutch states: "The first line is at most a comment to the OP's question. The rest, being based on nothing that the OP asked, is not an answer" However, this ...
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The Sandbox can use your help!

I have great appreciation for the people who regularly help in the Sandbox. I'd especially like to thank @Tortliena, @Sphennings and @VLAZ for helping so much. But the Sandbox could use more help. ...
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WB stack exchange and copyright?

Suddenly while browsing worldbuilding stack exchange questions this question came to mind. Although opinion based and story based questions are discouraged on WB stack, some still receive answers. ...
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Do I need to narrow my question further?

I got great feedback on my question If the USA disbanded, who would California rely on? Originally I asked "If the USA disbanded, what alliances would form?" and it was pointed out to me ...
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Why were the answers on this closed question deleted?

Why were the answers to this closed question deleted? I was browsing the answers to a Q migrated from SE:Space Exploration when suddenly they were all marked as deleted and the Q was closed. ...
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How would I credit Worldbuilding in a novel?

If I would like to acknowledge help and inspiration (i.e. non-copyright contributions) from Worldbuilding StackExchange, is there a preferred format? An existing example would be best. (I am talking ...
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Suspended for 1 year by bot

I asked this question How to calculate the strength of fictional creatures when creating them or at least be precise and believable? and then the morning after found my account deleted. Then I tried ...
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I have excess rep to spend and want to get old questions answered

I have about 6000 rep right now, but I have kind of lost my will to participate in this site. After thinking about it a bit I realized that one easy way to use my current rep is to do the following. ...
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What criteria was used by the Community user to delete this question?

Referring to: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/236367/40609 Does anyone know what the current criteria is for the Community user to automatically delete a question? I looked at this criteria ...
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An Invitation to Meta visitors to participate beyond reading posts

Most Meta posts are visited 75-150 times. Those same Meta posts tend to accumulate (at a rough guess and on average) a total of 8-12 unique votes. Meta works because you're willing to move your mouse ...
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(How) Can I filter out closed questions?

As far as I can tell, the "custom filter" offers no such option. Is there another way I am missing? To be specific, I'd like to modify the list of questions on https://worldbuilding....
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Can I get rid of dumb perfectionism anxiety attack fueled questions? (And other question fixes)

I have perfectionism anxiety about my creature design and world building, which sometimes come in attacks that compel me to ask a question on here that was dumb or obvious to me later. At least three ...
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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?
Darth Biomech's user avatar
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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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