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Is it okay to edit?

On the one hand: Stack Exchange encourages people to edit both questions and answers As I've pointed out in previous versions of this discussion, the biggest problem here is that this is a highly ...
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Ethics of answering your own question, even when you didn't think you would?

What are the ethics of answering your own questions in a regular question/answer format? When asking a question you can click on a little check box at the bottom that says "Answer your own question -...
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Is it okay to edit?

Lurk for a couple days on the edit review queue and you will notice that when rejecting edits, you must pick a reason: Vandalism Conflicts with author's intentions No improvements whatsoever Attempt ...
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Using the Community Wiki

I support this idea. I run into the need for it all the time. I find a solid pattern of new world builders that come here asking a question which is not a good fit for the site, but where they could ...
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Ethics of answering your own question, even when you didn't think you would?

There's a badge for it, anything there's a badge for is fine. It may not catch, it may not get the votes, but there're certainly no rules against it nor are there any ethical problems. Your answer is ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

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 ...
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Is it okay to edit?

We need a "Suggest Edit" feature Philosophical legal arguments aside, there seems to be two camps based on how bold people are with their edits. The issue is that an edit, when made by ...
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How to get users to interact with a community wiki?

XY-Problem: you are searching for ways to ignore guidelines about POB closure a question that needs a longer/more detailed list of unique ideas/answers That's basically the definition of "...
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How do I un-wiki an answer?

Regular users can't do that, but mods can. This restriction might be a relic of the days when a certain number of edits (~20) by a single user would automatically turn the post into a wiki, which ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

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 ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

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 ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

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 ...
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How to create a comprehensive-question/comprehensive-answer pair?

Actually, what Molot suggested seems to be that the recent Worldwide climate was related to (the first two words in Molot's comment were literally "Also related") Are single-biomed planets (like in ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

Timeline To help keep track of where different groups are at different times. Above the line is used for Bremdag and whoever is with him. Below the line is for other people/groups. I will try and ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

Culture/Society Here you can find info on various aspects and concepts relating to the society our characters live in/left. The Rite / The Five Challenges A collection of 5 challenges that need be ...
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Story-Go-Round Background & Info

Characters Here you find info on the characters of our story. Bremdag (He) Age: 27 cycles Carries: bag(food for several days), water skin, bow, quiver, long knife, Staff, charged Phylactery, , jar of ...
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Common and More in Depth Resources for World Building

Linguistics Conlang Making Zompist : Home of the Language Contruction Kit
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What do you think about a fake bounty? (this isn't exactly click-bait...)

My Four Hapence. I see no ethical issue with offering a "fake" bounty. In fact, one of the bounty rationales is to literally draw attention to a question you'd like to draw attention to! ...
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What do you think about a fake bounty? (this isn't exactly click-bait...)

Officially, you can The "start a bounty" screen's screenshot There's an official statement to reward existing answers. Nothing says you have to award it immediately, nor that giving ...
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How to create a comprehensive-question/comprehensive-answer pair?

Solution In thinking about this problem I wonder if this might not be a workable solution, JBH: A solution I think might work, and probably won't run afoul of community sensibilities, is to treat ...
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Common and More in Depth Resources for World Building

Planetary Sciences Planet Mapping Cartographers Guild : Site to learn how to make a map Map to Globe : Turn your equirectangular maps into a sphere

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