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New blog post: With My Conlang, I Would Not Fail (previous: Salvage - Part 2 of Landed)

Previous blog posts Previously on Universe Factory... 2018 and later 2017 December Golden Sails, Part 3 by gryphon Call of the Night Raven by Secespitus Golden Sails, Part 2 by gryphon Luna's ...
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What "maturity level" do we want for the blog?

Considering that most posts on here are intellectual - that is, the people who write them are intelligent, and probably mature - I'm sure vulgarity won't offend the majority of people. That being ...
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We have a blog!

We want to make it easy for people to contribute to the blog, whether there's one article that you want to write or you have an idea for a whole series or you're just not sure and want to check us out....
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We have a blog!

How to Use Medium Each time a new contributor has been brought on board, we've had to get them up to speed on the tools we're using - specifically, we've had to explain how to use Medium. This is ...
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New blog post: With My Conlang, I Would Not Fail (previous: Salvage - Part 2 of Landed)

Previous blog posts Previously on Universe Factory... Edit this post 2021 Febuary: Salvage - Part two of Landed by Topcode 2020 December: Supers: Chapter 1 by Firestryke June: Worldbuilding with ...
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what happened to universe factory?

At this point, I'm (technically) the guy who runs it. Back when we started Universe Factory in 2015, we had a whole lot of activity - lots of interest, lots of authors, lost of posts. People ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

What-if questions and answers This question asks about what-if questions, which tend to be too broad and open-ended to work on our Q&A site. (See the answers there for much discussion.) But ...
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May (and should) we use the site design on our blog?

The blog design is good but I would prefer carrying the main site theme over to be blog if we have the option to do so. Its links them visually and lets be honest...our site design is awesome...
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What "maturity level" do we want for the blog?

Vulgarity is unnecessary except where it's actually the topic in question, it being an important part of any language, and language being one of our regular topics. Beyond that we are (probably) ...
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Bloggers: how's the blogging experience for you?

I think overall Medium is fit for purpose. It's not perfect, but then nothing is. A lot of the limitations of Medium can be annoying to work around but on the other hand they do provide a cohesive ...
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Is Universe Factory still alive?

We're still alive! Although we're sorta in low power mode again because of a lack of content. We had a bit of a bump in the spring, after which things fell off. At the moment, there's one submission ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Write About Your World Building off of Liath's answer, why not periodically have people write about their worlds for a period of time? Even if it is not regularly, it would still be interesting for ...
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Editor's Picks: January 2016

I'd like to nominate Building a bridge to the stars by Whelkaholism. I like it because the idea seems ridiculous at first and your (or at least my) first thought is: "That will never work!". But ...
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Want to be interviewed?

As it might be interesting to gather all the interviews in one post, here is a list that were published so far. Note that there is often a delay between an interview and its publication as we work ...
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Where can I ask about blog entries without requiring 3rd-party account?

You can create a lightweight account on Medium using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account. This is actually the same model as for SE; you don't log in to a special SE account with an SE password,...
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If Universe Factory Fails, Where To Next?

Universe Factory isn't going away, nor is content posted there. I suppose Medium (the platform) could fail, but it seems unlikely. Getting feedback through comments is a different matter. No matter ...
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Blog on mobile devices

As Monica brought up in Can we have an SE blog for this site?, Stack Exchange is no longer doing many official per-site blogs, for various reasons. Therefore, our blog, Universe Factory is officially ...
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Bloggers: how's the blogging experience for you?

I'm still new to the blog (well, at least as writer), and I must admit it's not really clear to me how the process works; maybe it should be documented at a standardized place (or if it is, that place ...
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We have a blog!

How to publish submissions (for blog editors and Worldbuilding moderators) (We have several people with edit privileges on the blog. These are my notes to make it easier for others to publish stuff, ...
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Some blog stats (2018 edition)

The ones I liked I, too, spent some time looking through the blog stats. It was interesting how some posts really took off to the extent they did. One stat I looked at was how many people "...
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A call for blog writers and editors

I enjoy writing fantasy short stories and I've occasionally dabbled in a bit of sci-fi in the vein of the classic short stories of yesteryear. (Think Arthur C. Clarke or Ray Bradbury, for instance.) I ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

I'd love to read an article about how to mantain the internal consistency betweeen history, culture and technological development. I'm creating a world and have many problems trying to be consistent. ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Why we worldbuild Something like this would need a pretty poetic answer, though (especially if it's used as a standalone blog post). Alternatively, this idea can be combined with interviews.
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Could we get some prominent blog promotion on our site?

With our graduation comes the ability to run ads that we design on our site. These are called community-promotion ads. Early next year SE will open a post where we can submit designs for ads, and ...
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Editor's Picks: January 2016

I am going to nominate the lava questions. First mine, asked on first January: Castle surrounded by lava And second this one asked on 15th: How would a city styled like Venice be built with lava ...
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Editor's Picks: January 2016

I'd like to nominate What sort of problem would drive a near omnipotent civilization to seek an “outside the box” solution?. The question itself didn't stand out a lot to me, but the answers are ...
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Bug in the pinned Blog links on the sidebar

Whoops, I should have reflected both posts in the title to give a stronger clue, and have now done so. As HDE 226868 said in another answer, we didn't want to cut off the earlier post's time in the ...
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Bug in the pinned Blog links on the sidebar

The blog post links are made directly to the "New blog post" question, which has a running list of all of the prior blog posts in the answers below. The question itself gives a short description of ...
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Can What-If Questions Be Allowed in Universe Factory?

There have been two "what if?" posts so far: What if...the world was round? What if...the moon was another earth? An important characteristic of these posts is that they explore an idea; they don't ...
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A call for blog writers and editors

Well, like I said in the comments on the other thread, I'm willing to help with curatorial / editorial duties. (And if MontyWild doesn't see this question, he expressed a similar desire.) I'm also ...
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