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How can I remove the "hard science" notifice from my question?

I have a question that I had initially tagged hard-science. I then changed my mind (before any answers came in) and changed the tag to science-based. However, there is still the warning box: "This ...
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Why is the edit count always wrong now that I crossed 10k rep?

I recently crossed 10,000 rep. Ever since, there is always something claimed in the editable changes to review. But when I click on that number 3 (or whatever it is on a given day), it takes me to the ...
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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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Where does Reality-Check actually fit in the burden of proof framework?

I'm relatively new here so this is possibly ground that's been covered but I can't find it. My reading, and rereading, of Reality-Check is that this tag denotes a question concerning the internal ...
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What's the difference between 'reality-check' and 'science-based' or even 'hard-science'?

Deciding if something's realistic is strongly related to science, isn't it? What's the essential difference between these tags? When they don't come with each other?
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How should I select which answer to accept?

Some of my recent questions have gotten more than a few good and highly upvoted answers. How do I decide which one to accept?
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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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"Serial voting reversed" - meaning and response?

This message showed up in my inbox. I had to do a little research even to know what it meant. As far as I understand it, this means that someone went through and systematically up-voted a big stack of ...
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Can't have the "Vox Populi" badge

It's happened twice already (On MartialArts.SE the first time though). I used all my votes allowance for the day, but the badge tracker indicates me I voted 38 times (Which might be true, I don't ...
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What "Unprotect" actually does?

Having loads of reputation, I saw a link "Unprotect" below one question which is currently protected. The hover text says: allow answers by anonymous and very new low rep users Well, duh. So far ...
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What happened to the idea generation close reason?

Why is the close reason "idea generation" gone? I have not heard really anything about the change, probably because I don't go on meta too often. Could someone point me to a post about it, or just ...
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Please revisit this timely on-hold question soon

My post Can characterization contributed by actors (not the writer) have a significant effect in building a rich and enduring imagined world? has been put on hold. My on-topic question is whether non-...
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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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So I'm a moderator now?

Just... what? Here's a recent answer of mine: And here's my profile at the moment: Ok... but the problem here is no other mod capabilities appear to be available to me. No tools, for example. And ...
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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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Reopening portal question

I've added detail to this question: In 'portal', pushing interconnected portals on thin portal sized rectangles of material through each other? And requested moderator attention for re-...
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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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For how long are moderators elected?

I just had a look at the election page, and noticed that multiple candidates that were nominating themselves for moderation already are mods. They stated, [they]'d like to continue as a moderator [...
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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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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 only ...
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How does Worldbuilding work?

Sorry if this question is a little stupid, but how does this worldbuilding page work? Are people building their own worlds or are you just talking about questions that you find interesting to talk ...
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Strange rep cap behavior: how did I get 201 for the day?

How did I manage to get 201 points for the day just ended? The Rep panel just shows the last upvote with +1 after a long string of blanks since I had already reached the limit of 200. I have noticed ...
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Can I choose two answers for my question as the accepted answer(s)?

So, on my last question I got two answers that helped me the most. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/93158/42857 https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/93150/42857 Do I have to accept ...
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Is it possible to review the same answer twice?

Earlier today I reviewed an answer which was flagged for its content and length. Now I reviewed again the very same answer. How can this be possible?
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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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Where can I post a Reference List?

Question: Is there somewhere on this website that I can post a list of traits a species I am working on has, so I can refer back to this list as I ask individual questions about the viability of each ...
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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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I only seem to have 32 votes a day

I looked through the highest rating questions/answer earlier yesterday, quite a few gave me a laugh so I was up voting alot, after a bit I hit my limit, thought nothing of it and kept reading for a ...
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Delete my Worldbuilding account

I would like to delete my WorldBuilding account. The "Delete Profile" button isn't there. What can I do?
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Progress towards Outspoken badge

In my mad rush to f̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶r̶i̶c̶k̶ burnish my credentials for the moderator election, I have noticed that I am missing one vital badge: Outspoken I am now aware that you can check your own ...
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Upvote mechanics

What happens, exactly, when I reach the "maximum daily" (200)? I know I won't get more points for upvote (accepted answer do not count; I once got 230 in one day), but what about the upvote itself? ...
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"move" threads to chat?

I was surprised to see the conversation still in the comments, after accepting the suggestion to move it to Chat. It copied the messages, not moved them. Did something go wrong?
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Is there a way to remove this bug related to the hard-science tag?

This question was created with the hard-science tag, but I was asked to change it to science-based. I agreed with the change, and so it was made - But the "This question asks for hard science..." ...
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What if I have several questions associated with one topic?

If I have a question based on a specific topic (e.g. a special suit) and I have several questions associated with this topic (e.g. how it works, where it will work, and how effective it is), is it ...
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Accidentally deleted low ranked question. Now what?

Question to discuss: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/22836/what-would-happen-if-affirmative-action-activists-had-free-reign Now got deleted, thanks to me. I think its bad question. ...
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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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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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How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions?

Here is the threads that got blocked because the moderator question, entered "Ragequit mode: On". https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/70656/destroy-tyranny-from-within The Hive returns:...