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Questions tagged [too-broad]

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How and why is my question too broad?

I asked this question yesterday which was marked as too broad. One of the comment from @JBH stated this reason: "How to build a world" questions are occasionally asked here. If the question is very ...
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Is broad impact of a specific change too broad?

I just finished putting up an answer to this question about a resurrection effect and then went to check the queues to find that it's on the close list as too broad. I've read Dutch's comment about ...
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Using “too story based” to cure “too broad”

I recently came across Why would an army train living soldiers when manufacturing robots is easier. That question struck me as terribly broadly written, and the massively disparate answers ...
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Is “Convince son of Santa scientifically” too broad?

The question is Help me to convince my son that Santa Claus exists, scientifically. That question was put on hold as too broad. That question seems straightforward. The manner in which it was asked ...
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Can “Is it possible for a planet to become moon of a gas giant and sustain life as is?” be reopened?

This question was put on hold stating too broad. I have further edited the question to limit the ​scope of answers. Please consider reopening it again.
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Is “What land animal a large pack of trained war dogs can't kill?” a good fit for the site?

What land animal a large pack of trained war dogs can't kill? This question seems like a classic "List of X" problem, but it's scoped so strangely that the list could go on forever, or contain ...
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Why is this question marked as “too broad”?

Recently, I asked a question named What would happen if somebody knew how to make the Asterix's & Obelix's magic potion work nowadays?. It was too broad, because it was asking for What ...
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Should I edit my older question, make a new one, or do nothing?

One of my earlier questions on Worldbuilding could have been written better, or split into several smaller questions. Would it be better to edit the question to better fit the general guidelines of ...
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Are we closing too many questions?

I saw this question posted today: What is the tidal locking limit for this star? [on hold] It looked like a reasonable World Builder type question, but it was closed using the "Off Topic" flag. By ...
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Are the questions “How will our world change if all {men,women} suddenly die?” on topic or not?

There seems to be considerable disagreement about the questions How will our world change if all men suddenly die? and How will our world change if all women suddenly die?, which are bouncing back and ...
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World Under Ice Questions Too Broad?

I've noticed a series of questions all closed as too broad: The Ice of Eurasia, in Full Detail The Poles, Great Lakes Earth https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/34794/if-the-laurentide-...
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Finding a more objective way to identify questions that are too broad

This is an attempt to settle a discussion started by Mourdos almost a year ago. I would like to know what others think of this. There is the full version here but I made some modifications to the ...
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Aren't some questions becoming too localized?

Some questions like the following seem to be valueless to anybody except the question poster which is strictly against SE mentality where a question should hold value for all future readers and not ...
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Is the question “Hacking the universe” too broad?

The question Hacking the universe has shown up on several different "be aware" lists (particularly, answer flagging and number of answers in a short period of time). The question basically boils down ...
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Community wikis - are they ever a possibility?

After seeing this question on shared worlds and this one, I'm wondering whether such questions are better handled as community wikis, or even if they would be on-topic if broad enough to work as ...
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Redefining too Broad

Yes I'm aware Yes, questions can be Too Localized. But usually they are at far greater risk of being Too Broad exists, but I want to talk about something a little different. Everything in this site ...