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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A call for blog writers and editors

I may join in but I need to get organized first. Been writing fan fic off and on for a few decades. I can certainly assist as editor. I'll let you know when I establish an account on Medium.
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A call for blog writers and editors

As you know from the post i made i am interesting in being a writer, but i would also like to be an editor if possible. Although, i also think it would be beneficial to try to start back up some older ...
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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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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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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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Great Lakes Earth Series

On other sites Great Lakes Earth: Geography Great Lakes Earth: Solar System Asia, Great Lakes Earth Africa, Great Lakes Earth Pangaea, Great Lakes Earth Timeline of Great Lakes Earth's ...
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May (and should) we use the site design on our blog?

I have no objection in linking the new WB design to the Universe Factory. I think that kind of cohesion is a great thing to have.
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Editor's Picks: February 2016

Is there a way to create a bomb to destroy a star? Come on, you're blowing up stars! Who doesn't like that? On a more serious note however, this question sparked some really interesting discussion ...
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Bloggers: how's the blogging experience for you?

I've written a lot of posts for the blog. I mostly find Medium a comfortable platform to post to, but am sometimes frustrated by its limited HTML. (And I know its lack of support for math has caused ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Something I'd very much appreciate would be an article on fictional classification systems. The real-world classification system, known as taxonomy or systematics (Either taxa (levels) or cladistic ...
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Worldbuilding Blog - Specific article ideas

Software surveys This question about map-making software has 25+ votes, nearly 20 favorites, and several answers. It's obviously a topic of some interest. Would anybody who's actually used software ...
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