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Close voters could consider editing flawed questions instead of closing them

Lots of questions get closed on WB stack. Sometimes the reasons are obvious and fixable: a good example is that the new user put too many questions into the single question. When new users get their ...
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Would a very-specific "How would X influence Y" question be closed?

If you're go on Worldbuilding often enough, eventually your bound to see a closed question that sounds something like this: How would human society be different if a super-cosmic-death-ray was ...
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Why does this question have to be an encyclopedia?

This question is currently closed for lacking details. However, the details it has been accused of lacking seem suspect. Specifically, the sorts of details asked of it are facts and definitions of ...
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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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Should the Writing stackexchange be added to the list of sites for migration?

I've done a vote-close on a number of bugs where I would have liked to mark it as needing to be migrated to https://writing.stackexchange.com, but the only migration destination location available in ...
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Are there hidden questions where there is an onus on the reader to explain all background?

In a previous question, L.Dutch, a moderator, noted as a standard that mecha were impossible. and so the burden was on us to explain why they were possible. That very element making mecha possible in ...
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What if an opener uses tags that can prevent story-based closure?

There's this question.. several peer mods labeled this as story based in the comments, but in my opinion there is no close reason, because of the tags, which point at the political system, not ...
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Is it acceptable for a question to have no accepted answer?

I posted a question which is getting a great amount of traction and some great answers, which are all making my imagination spark and buzz. On other Stack Exchange sites, questions usually have one ...
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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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Can I ask questions based on some other website / authors work? [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to ask questions based on other people's work? I found this really cool sci-fi invention on someone else's page. Can I post the material here and ask for a second opinion? Should I ...
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Do we need to justify every worldbuilding question with scientific criteria?

I recently made a question about giant mechs. I was criticized heavily for not justifying my answer by not having mechs, as mechs are scientifically implausible. For example Graham said this. @...
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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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Why was this "realistic map" question reopened?

This question – Is my map realistic? – was closed for being too vague and/or opinion-based. The asker was advised to clarify the nature of the question and provide necessary information. The asker ...
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Please help me fix my question

My question over here: Integrating Earth into interstellar empire Despite getting a decent amount of upvotes and answers it was closed as being too story-based. Earlier sphennings indicated that it ...
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Call for action: realistic map wiki

I have noticed that quite often we get questions along the line of "I am creating my world, I have come up with a map, does it make sense?" You can find a list here These questions do rarely ...
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Common Points don't make a Duplicate

Human creativity, while extremely powerful, is not infinite; we are bound by our inspirations and our extent in time, so that even all the ideas in the world can be noted down upon a finite sheet Our ...
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Should the Feudalism and Neo-feudalism have separate tags?

I was considering adding the neo-feudalism tag but thought to ask here first. They are distinct concepts but I predict it is nuanced and specialized enough that blindly making the tag will see ...
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Can we extend mhchem support in MathJax to include physical units?

You may or may not be aware that Worldbuilding.SE (partially) supports the mhchem MathJax extension, that allows for nice rendering of chemical formulae. I only discovered it quite recently. It lets ...
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Could Neverland be built on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange today?

Let me open by saying, worlds are big It is fair to say that many novels have more than double the content involved in worldbuilding as they do in story and plot. Publishers have a special allowance ...
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Advice to Querents asking "is X plausible or realistic?"

We get a lot of questions asking "is X plausible?" or "is X realistic?" Considering the Help Center states that our goal is to help people build imaginary worlds, such questions ...
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On bringing closed questions with answers on topic?

If an off topic gets an answer before closing, logic suggests that whatever answers may have been submitted must be off topic as well. The possibility of making a post that has value to the community, ...
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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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What about splitting the WB physics tag in physics-past and physics-future?

When you see questions with a physics tag on WB, lots of comments and answers (and closures) immediately start to assess correctness, with current Earth physics as a reference. When a science or ...
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Splitting hairs between “stimulus” and “motivation” in the Psychology tag - Can I word this better to reopen?

In developing societal norms for a fictional culture I chose to put a representative through various stimuli and share its response. This expository method follows the “Don’t say there’s an elephant, ...
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Can you please help me focus my question better?

This thread: Which areas of USA would have the most successful centers of growth after nuclear holocaust? I seem to not quite understand how to formulate my question so that it doesn't cause issues ...
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Is there a policy or practice regarding posting end products?

I have not yet seen one single link to an end product (a work involving a built world) on the main site. Is that per policy or simply something participants haven’t practiced? I ask because I ...
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How can one make this question regarding sociology more on-topic?

This question is currently closed for being off-topic. I am not the author of the question, but I find the idea very interesting. It asks how to design a coed school that feels realistic. I believe &...
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Are there cultural objects that came thanks to this site?

SE-Worldbuilding can give a lot of cool ideas and concepts. Have you (or someone you know) created any book/movie/game/etc thanks to this site ? The cultural object must have been publicly released ...
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VERY opinionated Usernames are ok?

Usernames like https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/users/89947/python-programmers-are-souless I am a python programmer, and username like this is grating on me. Makes me feel unwelcome. Ok, I am ...
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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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Question Upvoting Etiquette and Frame Challenges

We have a rule of thumb around here that "if you find a question good enough to answer, you should upvote it". Generally I agree with this; however, I often find myself on the fence about ...
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Let's talk about answers and their quality

A long time ago the WB.SE community was discussing whether to adhere to the Back It Up! policy or not. Those discussions are not very relevant today since most participants are long gone now. And the ...
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A Plea for Consistent Close-Voting

I don't believe it's a surprise to anyone that I'm an advocate of swift question closure. I'd rather have a chance to help a user produce a great question than suffer the problems that come with ...
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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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Why is the bounty limit 500?

Seems very low considering most users here have been on the website for a very long time and 500 isn't that much. I mean, is it an arbitrary random number or is there a specific reason behind it?
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Should an answer be deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a historically held offensive belief?

In this recent question, an answer was deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a contributing factor about why the Nazis hated Jews. In reference to the writings of Adolf Hitler, ...
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I was answering a question in "worldbuilding" when it was closed in my face. I would like to know who did this

I think it is not a good practice to close doors on one's face! My English is not good? It's ok. Tell me that. I'll accept it and I'll make an effort to make it better. I have let an incomplete ...
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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 can't we ask about fictional scientific theories?

This question has been closed as off topic. This apparently because it is about a synthesis of real-world theories However, there are many other questions (such as this) which are similar syntheses of ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Change hovertext for meta votes?

Meta-Votes are different; they often refer to agreement or disagreement. However, the hovertext still says stuff about research and clarity. This can be confusing to new Meta users. Can we change the ...
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Can we have a controversy tag?

I think a tag to indicate that the OP is touching on a sensitive topic that is considered by most to be rather controversial in nature, it serves as a warning so that readers can choose to avoid ...
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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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Is it ok to ask questions that don't have specific worldbuilding use?

Let's say that I was reading some article, and it inspired me to ask a question. However, this question isn't for any particular thing I'm making, it's just a question. In all other aspects, the ...
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What are some statistics that prove Worldbuilding is the best Stack Exchange site?

I'm no good at SEDE. I doubt this will change. But I know, deep in my heart, that worldbuilding is by far the best Stack Exchange site. So, let's crowdsource. What are some statistics that prove WB.SE ...
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Who is the mysterious user @67275?

I was poking around in WB, and I found this user, who had bountied this question. However, this user has 1 rep, bountied the question with 100 reputation, and, and here's the most confusing part: They'...
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How fast can I vote to avoid the system thinkig that I'm a bot?

Badge hunting, does it go against the rules of the website? if it doesn't, how fast can I vote questions and answer to get the badges? the limit is 40 votes per day, can I just take a few minutes to ...
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Can I ask questions related to music making here? Music that I want to use for worldbuilding projects

TL:DR -I want to put music in my games, they are games about a fantasy world, can I ask questions about music here since the music will be used in worldbuilding projects?- I wanna travel to the USA ...
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Should we make a "unsure" tag?

Occasionally, although not often, there's a question where I can't figure out how to tag it. Usually I'll make one that fits, but low-rep users might not be able to do this. So, should we make a "...
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