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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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What else am I meant to add?

I made a question about parasites here that i admit was kind of vague at the start but after JDlugos and Brythan asked me to, I edited it accordingly, giving the information they asked about an hour ...
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Vanishing Question?

A question was posted very recently about monetizing magic in a Renaissance Venice. I commented to suggest some development that might avoid Idea Generation closure. The OP replied with thanks, and I ...
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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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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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How do I put integrals into an equation on Worldbuilding StackExchange?

I was trying to figure out how to put an integral into an equation in an answer on Worldbuilding StackExchange but I'm not sure how to? How do I put an indefinite or a definite integral into an ...
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Is it possible to migrate a question from worldbuilding stackexchange to another site on stackexchange?

I know its possible to move a person's question from worldbuilding stackexchange to meta worldbuilding stackexchange but I was trying to figure out how to migrate a question to another site on ...
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How do I put subscripts in an equation?

I was trying to figure out how to put subscripts into an equation for an answer to a question on Worldbuilding Stackexchange but I don't know how to make subscripts in the equation. How do I put ...
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Am I missing a badge?

I happened to glance at my progress towards the various badges yesterday and noticed something peculiar. My current progress for Epic is marked as 2/50. Epic states that it is for reaching the 200 ...
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Am I time travelling?

I just could not believe my eyes, seeing a question of mine as a hot meta post just now. I know that it was one before, but I could not figure out why now? As of this popular meta post, the aspects ...
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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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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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Is there easy way to get to the Worldbuilding election site?

Being active user on this site, I am constantly curious who is running up for the moderators of this site. However, I did not find any easy way how to get to the election site than just remembering ...
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Is there a quick way to see which WB questions are on the HNQ roster?

These are the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) that gets displayed across the entire set of Stacks: A different group of questions seem to get placed on it on refresh. While clearly these are the ones ...
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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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On which site do “What if author X wrote about B instead of A” questions belong?

I recently asked the following question What if The Royal Game written by Stefan Zweig was about Go instead of Chess? and still don't know if it belongs on Worldbuilding. I think there are multiple ...
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Why is my link messed up?

What is the best planetary orbit around a black hole in order to support life? My comment has a wikipedia link, but the close-square-bracket is not being taken and the link runs on to the whole thing....
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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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How can a total reputation be less than this year's reputation?

My next door neighbor pointed a couple anomalies out from the "reputation" section (or whatever it's called). It doesn't bother me, but it does look weird. Just curious, how can a total reputation ...
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Is there a way to move comments to chat?

I know that if you opt in to be a moderator of a site, you allow to do tedious work (as of moving chatty comments to a chat where they belong) But still, is there a way to move chatty comments to a ...
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Is there a way to contact specific user?

Below one of my questions, I started comment chat with one of the Worldbuilding users. The chat itself is totally interesting for me and for the user, but I am afraid that it might be off-topic for ...
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Shortcut link to another Stack Exchange site

What's the shortcut syntax to link to another Stack Exchange site? I can't remember and it's not in the help center! But I know it's worked before.
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More stats on stackexchange?

On the right side of the main site there's a box: However when clicking the "stack exchange" link, I don't get to a statistics page about Worldbuilding, but to the list of sites, which makes no sense ...
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I'm Given Bronze. I Demand Gold Gold Gold! [closed]

OK, I was given a lowly bronze badge when I acquired 200 rep in one day which has been stated as daily maximum. Now now! I put such superb hardwork, concentration and support to fellow members and ...
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“access to site analytics”, is that a new thing?

I just got access to site analytics achievement, which the linked help says is at 5000 points. Is this a new feature that's being applied en masse to everyone who qualifies, or what?
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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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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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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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Can't vote any more

The vote buttons are dead pictures and don't react, though the middle "show votes" still works. The flag and up buttons on comments are similarly affected, though they show up after touching the ...
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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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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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“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 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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what is the number next to the 'review' link?

I always assumed the number next to the review link was the number of items in the queues, ans its non-matching caused by the queue being emptied (by others) without updating the indicator. But now ...
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Follow a Specific User

Say I really like some poster's questions, or another poster's answers. Unfortunately, they post rarely. Is there any way to be alerted (I mean inbox) when they post a new question/answer? A bit like ...
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Number of Active Users

Is there any way we can tell how many users have been active on Worldbuilding over a period of time, like, say the past 5 minutes/hour/day?
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Concussion question - Reopen request

How to get a concussed person back up to speed quick? got supplied with requested details, so that the scope seems narrowed enough not to be "idea generation" anymore. Currently it has 4 reopen votes ...
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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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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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Why are questions with no recent activity, and not bumped by Community, on the front page?

Tonight I saw this on the front page: These aren't Community bumps that are somehow being misreported; both questions have upvoted answers and shouldn't have been eligible for a bump. Nor have there ...
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Any way to hide part of an answer?

I've noticed that some of my answers, especially when doing mathy latex stuff, tend to get rather unwieldy and long. Is there any way to make certain sections hide and only be revealed if the user ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to add reward bounty to question of different user?

Just don't look at my score, because it will make you think that I am experienced SO user. Truth is, I am just passionate ;) I totally like the question about costs of Mars colony and I do not have ...
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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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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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