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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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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

One possibility would be interviews. Maybe once a month a community member gets interviewed about what brings them to worldbuilding, what they are interested in, etc. Interviewees could be high rep ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Oh, I got lots: Abusing the Kardashev Scales for Fun and Profit, Economics of Space Colonization, or Why I'd Sooner Colonize the Gobi Desert Why AIs Love Paperclips Tropes, Subvert or Play ...
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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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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Badge Idea: Keyboard Coffee A question/answer that surprised you or made you laugh so much you nearly sprayed your keyboard with your beverage of choice.
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Medium Blog - Contribut(ors|ions)

I'm interested in... Writing/contributing, either on a one-time basis or more frequently: ✓ Monica Cellio (heavier on writing/presentation/etc and probably some fiction; probably some "what I ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Masterclasses TimB posted some great questions a little while ago around creating a realistic world maps. Landmass formation Currents, Precipitation and Climate Erosion These could be turned into ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Phase 1 and 2: Raising the idea and definition

A general purpose Blog I think world building has plenty of topics to write about in a blog and probably more than enough people who can write the entries (writers are a large part of the audience ...
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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Badge Idea: Clickbait For a question title that when it made it onto the HNQ list people just had to click on it to find out what was going on...
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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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Scoping the Blog - Specific Content and People

I would be interested in one of the ideas from the last post: community interviews. One possibility would be interviews. Maybe once a month a community member gets interviewed about what brings ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

I would love to see an article on Suspension of Disbelief: Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Deploying your world A blog is a good vehicle for covering topics related to worldbuilding that wouldn't actually be on-topic on Worldbuilding.SE. We could have articles about writing, game-...
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Can we have an SE blog for this site?

If per-site blogs are ever coming back, it won't be for a long time. We love the enthusiasm, and we still think new ongoing blogs would be super cool, but site blogs are just not anywhere near the ...
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Medium Blog - Naming

The temporary name I put in while we figure out another, for voting: Universe Factory
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Worldbuilding Blog - Phase 1 and 2: Raising the idea and definition

overactor makes good points, and I'd like to see everything he suggests. But I'd also like to see blog posts written on the process of world-building itself. From the organization of ideas down to ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Selection of best questions and answers: What caused buzz in last month and some comment to that by author of such article
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Medium Blog - Naming

Clever names are fun, and one of my favorites since the first time we discussed this topic is Daedalus' Workshop That said there is a lot are a lot of positives to using something simple (as we chose ...
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Scoping the Blog - Specific Content and People

First a general comment. I like this idea and would be happy to help. We have an insane range of people here and it is a very entertaining community. That should make for good blogging. So. Here ...
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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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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Another suggestion is to have a short blog post/story/description of a world the author has created. Describe your world in 3 paragraphs... I'd be happy to write one about "Oss". I'd describe ...
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Can we have an SE blog for this site?

I say that an SE hosted blog is the way to go! Like you said, it really makes it part of the site. More importantly perhaps, it is under the control of the community when it is on there. Upvote for ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Phase 1 and 2: Raising the idea and definition

As a supplement to other answers, another type of blog post I'd like to see is case studies. I mean a blog post where somebody used this site to help build a world and writes about that, including ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

What about an article about when to stop? Imagine that after having decided on the geography and atmospheric composition of your world, you rent a supercomputer to do a climate simulation, so you'll ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

A workflow for creating the world
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The Blog - up and waiting for writing

I think the first topic I would like to put up on the blog is about the world building process. We have had several very good answers and discussions here on the topic. If anyone would like to ...
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The Blog - up and waiting for writing

Some of those specific topics I'd love to eventually write to let out my mad inner storyteller: Handwavium or Hardcore? What does my story need? Building an Economy 101: Supply and Demand Chekov's ...
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