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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 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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Please rename “moon” tag to “moons”

I noticed the moon tag appear today on a question about single moon. I wanted to change it to moons because some worlds have multiple moons (and we have questions about that), but I don't have enough ...
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Who did I just ping?

My slave mountain question was commented on by two Tim B's; Diamond Tim B, and Nova Tim B. I replied to Diamond Tim B in a comment @TimB. Which Tim B did I just ping? Both?
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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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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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How do I award a bounty after it was auto-awarded?

I put a bounty on one of my questions over a week ago but had some major life events and wasn't able to get back in time to award it! Half the bounty was auto-awarded to the highest rated answer, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Why hasn't the site awarded me the Curious, Inquisitive or Socratic badges?

I complained about this in the chat and to my chagrin, after finding out I DO have a positive question score, that my best hope was to keep trying at it. Considering that was almost 100 questions ago, ...
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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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Another badge question. Tag badges

I decided to leave the 2 questions I found answers to in here in case others have the same questions. Four of us have received the bronze badge for 'science-based'. Great. However, 3 of us have ...
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Could we get some prominent blog promotion on our site?

We have a blog, and it's off to a great start. In its first week and a half or so it's produced eight posts by four different authors, and tomorrow will see a fifth author's first contribution. ...
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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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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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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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Let's talk about the reputation limit

"You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day." Wait, what? On several days I've found myself surpassing 200 rep - I get more upvotes than that. Which brings me to these questions: Why is there ...
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Flagging to close as off-topic

When you are flagging to close a question as off-topic you are presented with two reasons for closure that seem very similar: This question does not appear to be about worldbuilding, within the ...
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Not allowed to suggest edits

I just tried editing an answer, only to be a bit taken aback when the system told me that "Account is not allowed to suggest edits." Now I've never seen this message before anywhere on SE, on any ...
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Can we improve the grammar of the canned comments?

Perhaps I'm nitpicking too much, but if the site is going to write a comment for me I'd like the grammar to be correct. For instance, if I select a possible duplicate for a question, the site, on my ...
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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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Reputation required for posting answer?

I post frequently on other SE sites, and have been lurking here for some time. Finally, I came across a question which I felt like I could answer, so I logged in and saw that the question had been ...
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Where's my Badge?

I just finished doing 50 tag wiki edits and I expected to get the "Research Assistant" Badge, but its not there. I thought maybe it takes a while, but it already been a while. So what's up or am 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 it okay to post here to promote a different Stack Exchange site?

Since this site has so many questions about military topics, I would like to post an invitation here asking people to join a proposed Stack Exchange for military technology and military culture. http:...
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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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How do I make the Reputation Graph go back further?

Here is the reputation graph on the activity page of one of our moderators which goes all the way back to September, 9 months Here is my reputation graph which only goes back to March, 5 months ...
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May (and should) we use the site design on our blog?

We have a blog. Its front page looks like this: That area roughly enclosed by a hand-drawn red circle is space that we can fill with a graphic. It actually goes wider than this screen shot; Medium ...
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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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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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Is the profile image of this user appropriate?

Can a moderator give a look at it? I think it is, at least, borderline.
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What is this incomprehensible text about?

Excuse this question if it sounds a bit wierd, but I have had less than 10 hours of sleep (been primarily studying for exams and at school). Now, while browsing the highest voted questions, I found ...
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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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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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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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Should we include socio-economic “worldbuilding”?

As written, our What topics can I ask about here? FAQ limits the site to planetary issues (planetary, astrometric, flora/fauna/evolution (to a degree), climate, etc., and how these affect society). ...
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Is this a suitable location for questions regarding how a character might realistic do something?

I would like to ask a question about how a fictional amateur journalist might obtain specific information from a (UK) private school. The universe is as close to ours as to require little other world ...
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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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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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What happened here and why is the question/some answers partly open?

How to keep a bucket of water from freezing by only natural means? It seems the migration was requested and ended in rejection, but most answers are still locked. I am wondering why some answers are ...
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How will the privilege requirements change, once phase two of the graduation takes place?

Worldbuilding has graduated! That's is awesome, and resulted in some changes, like voting for our moderators some time ago. However, The site will still receive a full design from one of our ...
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How do we refer people to the site?

How do we send referrals out for the Worldbuilding site? I know a few people who might be interested but I'm not seeing anyplace that gives me a referral link. I ask because I've noticed others have ...
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Why can the lists for “Linked” and “Related” questions contain the same entries?

On the right side of any question you can see the "Related" questions, which are questions that the system deems similar to the one currently asked. If the question body contains links to other ...
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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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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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An immediate upvote on my question?

Don't get me wrong, I like up-votes, but it seems strange to me that probably less than three seconds after I asked my most recent question I got a +1 vote on it: With current technology, what would ...
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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 ...