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Is it okay to edit?

So, a while back I posted this proposal for editing rules. @AlexP quickly responded in the extreme negative, calling it "a Vandal's Manifesto". According to him, the license placed on ...
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Is there a community-specific bug report feature?

The VTC reason "This question belongs on another SE site" doesn't work right. Currently, after selecting that option, the only Stack you can choose is WB.meta. I highly doubt that is ...
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How do we get a cool popup when a question is asked?

I just visited SciFi.SE to post a "can anyone remember this book?" question when the most amazing popup appeared! I want a cool popup like this! A popup with some concise, succinct, and ...
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Is it bad to ask a question if I have no intent of pursuing the idea seriously in some work of fiction?

I've asked a fair share of questions here, but only a few pertain to ideas I actually pursued seriously in a game or short story. Many of my questions are little more than a fictional curiosity to ...
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How can I draw attention to a Sandbox item (proposed question posted as an answer)?

It is my very first encounter with the Sandbox which is a great idea especially for newbies. However I have noticed that I have received very little feedback for my item and I am wondering about what ...
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Why was my comment suggesting studying history, deleted?

I made a comment on How do I maintain a region of permanent political instability? to the end that Europe up until WW2 is effectively the answer, and that a basic study of history would provide that ...
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Should there be a 'frame-challenge' tag?

Understanding that there has been discussions about frame challenges in the past, notably in this question and this other question (plus certain others), is there any disputable reason why there is ...
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Proposal for Editing Rules

@elemtilas recently proposed in this comment that we, as a community, establish some guidelines for editing. Since I do quite a bit of editing, I have decided to accept his challenge and make a ...
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See Proposal for Editing Rules [duplicate]

Go here: Proposal for Editing Rules Note to L. Dutch: do nòt roll back and do not "protect" this question. This question should be closed. All further answers or comments should be referred ...
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Is a single rude remark inside an otherwise good answer grounds for deleting the whole answer?

I recently stumbled across this deleted answer (10k+ users only). It seems like a good enough answer to the question it was posted on, with a fair amount of detail, but was deleted by a moderator as ...
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Is personally editing an answer to change from up/down votes after the 25 minute mark intended?

First Scenario: Edits so Upvotes can be Changed to Downvotes Recently I found an interesting occurrence when going to re-edit one of my answers. One of my answers were edited by a person, so they ...
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My answer about using flags as weapons remains deleted. I would like it undeleted please

I answered this question about using flags as weapons with the Pulitzer prize winning photo of exactly that. I included an encouragement for Americans to vote. I expected some down votes from people ...
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Should we delete all tags that have fewer than 10 uses and have not been used in the past 2 years?

Often times, we see tags that have fewer than 10 uses and have had no uses for 2+ years. It is likely that people are unaware of them. So should we use a bot to autodelete tags like these?
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If a question is closed or deleted, what happens to the points accrued by those who answered or commented?

If a question is closed or deleted, what happens to the points accrued by those who answered or commented? If I delete my own question or it is closed, Do people who have contributed comments and ...
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Should [beer] be moved to [alcoholic-beverages]?

Today, I was surprised that Worldbuilding Stack Exchange has a tag called [beer], yet there were no tags called [wine], [alcohol], or [alcoholic-beverages]. In addition, there were many questions ...
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Should "You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world...." closure reason be reworded?

You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world. For more information, see Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened? There ...
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When and how to challenge the back story?

I was in the middle of answering this newly asked question when it was deleted by the author. It had been up for 30 minutes. I can't read the OP's mind, but I suspect the question was closed because ...
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Should [fairy] exist? It's such a vague concept

Question has been technically answered. Fairy is now a redirect for Fantasy-Races. Should fairy exist? It's currently used in 7 questions so far... 1 because I added it in forgetting that I don't put ...
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Is Dark Mode being considered for worldbuilding?

I couldn't sleep last night and was browsing my phone for a couple hours waiting for the blue light to completely ruin my chances of getting any shut eye. Dark Mode which I had enabled, which is ...
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Reedited question that completely changes meaning of an already posted answers

I am asking about advice, because after a strong comment-battle with JBH in this and this question I am completely puzzlled. The story goes like this: I have asked a question about killing all ...
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How to check tag description on SE mobile app?

I suppose this question could belong on any meta site, but I'm in this one because recently I asked a SE:WB question and couldn't readily choose between two tags: [interstellar-travel] and [...
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I have a question related to worldbuilding but I'm not sure if it belongs here

Ok, so I have a fictional world known as ''Ovuran''. The native ''Ovurani Humans'' have absolutely no concept of ''obscenity'', this means that their society is radically, traditionally and ...
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My world is heavily religious. Why is it so hard to have a good question?

So at first, let's talk about backgrounds of my world: God In my world, God is not omnipotent. God gave up his omnipotency in spite of creating the truth values (Falsity and Truth). He is still in ...
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(All) Creature questions should specify whether or not they require the creature to be of Earth-derived biology

There is no good term for it, which is surprising... you'd think that some science fiction author or another would have come up with a word/term for the taxonomy above kingdom, the one that specified ...
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Guidelines for migration from Science Fiction & Fantasy

I'm putting together an effort on Science Fiction & Fantasy to give users guidance for when they should migrate1 a question from SFF to a different site on the network. World Building doesn't have ...
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The page background lags my laptop

I must not be the only person who experiences this. When scrolling down or up there is a noticeable frame-rate drop. What is intended to be smooth ends up been jerky and my processor tries to figure ...
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We cannot host gruesome depictions of violence, the [torture] tag has it and needs cleaning up

You recently had a discussion about torture which prompted our own discussion internally - and while we believe there are legitimate cases for discussing torture, there is currently some content ...
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How Do I ask Good world building Questions

Hello I just joined the stack exchange yesterday and multiple times have come across where my question was not understandable and that can sometimes be because I procrastinate and can be very lazy, if ...
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Links not formatting properly when there are 9+ of them

There is a question (this one) with some links that don't show well-formatted. They are all formatted using the same structure: ...
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some of the answer text is smashed together in my question need help

in my question in here one of the answer is merged or smashed together to the point i cant read it, is there a way to fix this? iam not sure this place is the correct place nor the word i use is ...
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Is it reasonable to downvote answers because you dislike a question?

There are a lot of interesting question here on Worldbuilding and some of them kind of skirt the line of what some people could consider 'socially acceptable'. That's because, from our perspective, ...
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"Am I asking too many questions?" Is it okay to ask more than you answer?

Context: in the Writer's Group subreddit, there's the rule that you have to critique, not just submit drafts/stories to be critiqued, which makes me think what I'm doing right now is very wrong. If ...
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Robot bleeds into non-maximized page

I was visiting the site and noticed a weird blur along the left margin. Turns out this is apparently the robot's shadow, which somehow ends up being rendered on the page even when I can't see the ...
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Should [medical] and [medicine] be merged?

medical has 89 questions as of now and the following short and long descriptions: For questions about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury. This tag describes questions ...
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Should the [tag:execution] tag be removed?

While reviewing Most painful way to kill somebody with 10 bullets? I looked up the torture and execution tags. Their definitions aren't great in context of worldbuilding, and I think that's ...
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Why do we [torture] ourselves with this tag?

I don't see how torture can be used for world building. The tag text says: For questions about the application of mental or physical suffering, usually without the intent to kill. I'm trying to ...
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What problems does this question have?

The question Anatomically Correct Lamia has received numerous downvotes, but without any comments to say what problems there are to fix. What problems does this question have?
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Fiction/art about the process of Worldbuilding?

I’d like to ask members of the Worldbuilding community: can you recommend any fiction, poetry, film, or other media about the process of world-building? To clarify, I’m not asking for works that are ...
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Are questions opinion-based when asking about the behaviour of people in the aggregate?

A question is opinion-based when, in a nutshell, the answer is "whatever you want the plot to do". For example, a question where the answer is dependent on the story character's motivations ...
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How do you find a chat room that doesn’t appear when you click on it?

Hey guys I really want to find this chat room from u/Valerio Pastore. But like, I can’t find it. I really want to view the messages on here, so how do I find it?
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Should we distinguish between "science fiction" and "sci-fi"?

This recent question, reality check - How big could a space-ship get while still being plausible? - Worldbuilding Stack Exchange, reminded me of the difference between real "science fiction" ...
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What's the official stance on physics-based questions that show no research effort? [duplicate]

Example: How big could a space-ship get while still being plausible? It's asking about what sort of energy expenditure would be necessary to move a moon-sized starship capable of effective-faster-than-...
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How should we respond to dead links?

I saw this answer containing a dead link to a website with lots of ads that does not redirect (I used a redirect tracker. So how can we alert the mods to delete it?
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How should I modify my question about orks on the step to reopen it?

In this question How can human and orcish tribes cooexist on the steppe? I tried to ask how orkish tribes could coexist on the steppe with a human khanate. In my mind this is a question about nations ...
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Should we downvote answers from new users?

I was recently reviewing this answer, and I got into a bit of a debate with @JBH. He posited that "Not all questions can or should be answered here", and that it is low-quality due to the ...
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Definitions of Site-Specific Jargon

The stated purpose of the Help Center is to provide Detailed answers to any questions you might have Something that I have observed in many newcomers to Worldbuilding.SE (and have experienced myself)...
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Proposed tag: survey-question

This site has struggled for a very long time over raw idea generation. There can be no best answer for raw idea generation. The OP is asking for the proverbial spaghetti to be thrown against the wall ...
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Is it possible to see which of my question earns me the "Socratic" gold badge?

Despite suffering from an acute Generalized Anxiety Disorder for a brief moment you know that feeling when you accidentally received a windfall of a significant amount of cash and you are stupefy ...
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Brainstorming answers to the awesome paleontology question

Arash Howaida has asked the neatest question I’ve seen on this site in months. How to shape society's values such that paleontology becomes the largest / most profitable industry? I want to use ...
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Why don’t we help people write their stories?

This is just a thought. We should help people write their stories. Some people may want suggestions, ideas, feedback, and so on and we should make a stack exchange for those people as well. Just a ...

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