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The Factory Floor, From Slartibartfast line to Arthur "Welcome to our factory floor" in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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The Factory Floor, From Slartibartfast line to Arthur "Welcome to our factory floor" in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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Slartibartfast from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series is the ultimate Worldbuilder to me. Quotes: Arthur Dent: Are you telling me you originally made the Earth? Slartibartfast: Oh, yes. Did you ever go to a place - I think it was called Norway? Arthur Dent: No. No, I didn't. Slartibartfast: Pity. That was one of mine. Won an award, ...


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The World Workshop It implies that this is where you can finish building unfinished worlds (and the alliteration is a nice bonus as well.)


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The Lost Builder (I don't actually care if we rename the bot, but if we do, well, we already have a mascot, and fan fiction based on it...)


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The World Workshop It implies that this is where you can finish building unfinished worlds (and the alliteration is a nice bonus as well.)


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I agree with meta as posted chat messages and main site as ticker feeds. Works well for RPG.SE


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Actually you are in the right place because while this happens in all of SE, Worldbuilding is only one where it is an actual issue. The assumption behind "move it to the chat" is that the relevant information to the topic is in the question and the answer and comments either lack direct relevance to the topic or result in a change to the question or answer ...


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Just for completeness: Worldbuilders' General Chat For anyone who wants to vote to keep it the same.


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I would suggest we look to our chat's resident god Glarnak in this issue. I suggest the names Glarnak for the meta bot as, like a god, meta sends down commandments onto us which we must live by.


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I don't think this is a good idea - the chat is good enough for what the community needs, but if you find others feel free to create a private Discord space for WorldBuilding.SE and announce it in the Factory Floor, WorldBuilding.SE's main chat room, to see who else wants to join. As you have already mentioned StackExchange provides a chat and each site has ...


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Background info for ease of access... During the original review of this idea the site was still really new and the conclusion, if I recall correctly (someone correct me if I am off base here) was that we wanted to keep the name simple and obvious for the time being so people could find it and know what it was. I supported that idea at the time. Ok now ...


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Terra Forma This is a play on words referencing both terraforming, aka world building, and terra firma, which literally means 'solid earth', but in common parlance refers to finally reaching the land that was your goal. This echoes the function of the site, Worlbuilding.SE, which helps people reach their goal of developing new worlds.


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Theories Ideas of why things are the way they are, without having to explicitly say it in the story. These are not official canon, but more ideas to give the world some background. If something in the story contradicts a theory, feel free to remove the theory. The 5 Challenges are possibly a throw back to astronaut training, where you might have to survive ...


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I'm not sure if this is a good idea... I'm not an avid user of the chat rooms, but even I've seen the usual "vtc plz" it seems kinda close to encouraging voting rings, just with close and reopen votes. I guess I'm just a little concerned about users getting into close/reopen battles on questions that under the normal run of things wouldn't have drawn that ...


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The Workshop A variant to fi12's suggestion. Hey, what've you been doing? Well you know hanging 'round The Workshop.


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The main idea is that neither the questions, nor the comments are places to discuss and/or debate. The chat is. So if you have some disagreement with someone (in a good way), and the point needs to be discussed, you should go to chat. Once you come to some form of understanding, you can adjust the comments on the post or the post itself with the summary of ...


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I like this idea. The content of the session interacts with the style of the session, so think about that dimension too. How many active participants are you expecting? How many do you need for the session to be viable? How will you help people follow what's going on if there are a lot of people chatting? Here are some quick thoughts about some ...


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Things & Items & Animals Here you find info on things and items specific to our world & story. Spire-Trees kilometers high thick trunks delicious scent Fire Root when boiled makes a broth that can soothe burns and fight infection strong, spicy smell (when boiled) Phylactery something that is charged through radiation Charged up over The ...


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Concepts Here you find info on different concepts of our world & story. Voidships vessels full of advanced technology in order to serve on these vessels one must pass The Five Challenges The Arrival ? The Great Scattering event back on Old Earth ? The meteor incident Bremdag and Hemdul and possibly others were on a 'mission' to collect parts from ...


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Locations Here you find info on the locations of our story. World (no designation as of now) several moons, not all of them visible at once lavender horizon at early morning Arcologies People live in vast underground arcologies that protect them from the harsh sun The Plains Section of fallow land between the Arcologies and the Spirewood Spirewood ...


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I don't think this would be useful I find it a bit cumbersome that the author is forced to ask a new question for a scenario every time, especially because following questions are often not so hot and risk being closed. Yes, it is cumbersome to ask a new question for a new scenario. You are supposed to show some work if you ask a question and expect people ...


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Good idea, but I'd want a proof-of-concept before planning too far. We can have a chat session to see if chat sessions work. We can try scheduling it, and then see who shows up and if anything gets done. Based on that, we can decide whether it's worth it to do more. Maybe for the first meeting it'd just be chat-regulars, since we should always have some of ...


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It's nice to point them to the Factory Floor for more open-ended discussions. Just make sure to mention the requirement of having at least 20 reputation on the StackExchange network. It would be incredibly fruststrating for a new user to get their question closed with a terse comment that says "Go there" only to find they are not allowed to do anything "...


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Chat messages can't be removed after the edit period of 2 minutes. They will stay in the chat the way they are. Mods can theoretically change them, but there is no reason why they would need to do that for comments that served their purpose and were moved to chat. See also: Why is there a timeout to delete your own chat messages? and Allow owner of ...


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In general, I agree. This is not a forum, but often further clarification / commentary is needed beyond the comment section. That being said, when this happens on Main, I think meta posts provide a great place to continue discussion - after all, Meta has the discussion tag. Often when the comment section gets too long, a meta post can be helpful.


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The Green Dragon Of obvious Tolkien fame and also coincidentally a sort of unofficial headquarters for the American Revolution.


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Magrathea, Who built Earth in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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Over on Stack Overflow we have Stack Overflow Close Vote Reviewers (we do reopens and deletions as well). Of course, the moderation load is much larger over there (our Close Vote queue hovers around the 10k mark most of the time and was once about 100k). We have a website with tools, rules, etc (i.e. asking for up/down votes is strictly forbidden) It's ...


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Since this website allows the use of nicknames/usernames, it would be nice if it were hard to confuse the bot with actual users. I personally would prefer the name to include 'bot'. Something like Bot, The Builder; WB Bot... I definitely would not want the bot to be named after any fictional character or to be some kind of internal joke. All people here are,...


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