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Are we bashing users over the head with rules?

This probably is not a full answer but I wanted to make a particular point. We have discussed and agreed upon standards which are completely reasonable and said rules should be enforced. ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

(I am not a moderator and normally the term "moderator" on the StackExchange network describes elected (diamond) mods, but I do have access to the mod tools privilege on Writing.SE and am close here ...
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"Am I asking too many questions?" Is it okay to ask more than you answer?

As a general rule of thumb, when a user does something wrong or off, they will notice. Either a moderator will get in touch, or the community will make it visible through comments, votes and meta ...
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Who are you and what planet are you from?

I'm actually posting under my own name. I'm exactly who I say I am. This decade of this century I happen to work in business intelligence, although I have worn a few hats in my time, and seen a tiny ...
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Are we bashing users over the head with rules?

Ask 10 people what "Worldbuilding" is, and you'll get 11 different answers. For some it will be analyzing the effects of magic on world economy, for others designing the weather system for planet in a ...
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Should Worldbuilding set up a Twitter account?

This sounds like a good idea. Giving a moderator access sounds like a reasonable idea, but in general, this is something that can be handled by the community without diamond intervention. So if a ...
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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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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

I mostly agree with what Secespitus wrote, but there's one thing in that answer which I disagree with (as seems to be common). If you see something that you're unsure about, you don't necessarily ...
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Who are you and what planet are you from?

I have more interests and hobbies than I have time or money for. Most of my spare cash seems to go to my woodworking shop and now I'm learning how to do black smithing and I love it. (more money ...
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Should Worldbuilding set up a Twitter account?

I think that's a good idea. It requires a group of 3 to 5 active users. I think it would be preferable to have at least one mod in the team. We could repost the blog posts, post hots or challenging ...
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Borrowing ideas from poorly asked questions

A closed question doesn't have to be closed forever. You can try your best to edit it into shape instead, or you can wait a week or two before posting it. If you think you can edit the question ...
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Penises = rude and abusive?

Have a look at this post in the main Meta: What causes a "Rude or offensive" comment flag to sometimes cause instant deletion? It is now closed as a duplicate of What is the SE version of ...
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"Am I asking too many questions?" Is it okay to ask more than you answer?

Stress Less: If it worries you, then just make a point of answering more questions. Some people love the creativity, and others are looking for points and badges (it takes all kinds). I suspect that ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

Kind of a backup to Secespitus' answer; There are a small handful of users that are verified help vampires. They routinely try to pull focus from everyone else and ask endless streams of questions, ...
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How to deal with users who cannot comment due to lack of rep?

This turned into a pretty lengthy answer. TL;DR: Flag as "not an answer", vote to delete, comment on the answer to let the poster know that it's likely to be deleted, and encourage them to ...
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Who are you and what planet are you from?

The planet part is easy. I'm from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, as you can tell from my profile. On a more serious note, my primary interests lie in the sciences. I love ...
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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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Penises = rude and abusive?

Probably an over sensitive/over protective keyword bot. Does Community respond to user flags? If so, then that might be part of it, if over sensitive people didn't like it and decided it needed to be ...
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Penises = rude and abusive?

That was probably not the reason Looking at the activity log for the answer... ...we find that the user was removed from Stack Exchange a mere 13 minutes after posting the answer. As far as I know, ...
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Who are you and what planet are you from?

Well, I haven't been around long, but I love to share, and I like the spirit of the question, so here goes... I'm first and foremost a programmer (web, database, Java, pretty much anything anyone ...
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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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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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Hats, do they build community, or assist with Sorting? Are they plot devices, or status symbols?

They are just a bit of fun, used on every site that signs up for it, not just here on worldbuilding. You can adjust the size, position and rotation of your hats to make them sit on your avatar better. ...
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Who are you and what planet are you from?

Several of the tags you can put on me are: physicist, practitioner of historical european martial arts, gamer of both the video and table-top persuasion, programmer/app developer, collector of myths, ...
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Fiction/art about the process of Worldbuilding?

Most works that deal with geopoetry per se are non-fiction. Tutorials, how-tos, manifestoes, personal statements, advice articles, and the like. As for fiction... One could, I think perhaps ...
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"Am I asking too many questions?" Is it okay to ask more than you answer?

There are two types of Worldbuilders - those who ask questions and those who give answers. When I say 'Worldbuilder', I'm just referring to the way someone uses this site and not the actual act of ...
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Fiction/art about the process of Worldbuilding?

J.R.R. Tolkien's short story, Leaf by Niggle, jumps to mind as an example of this. Quoting from its wiki article, it: ...offers the underlying philosophy (Creation and Sub-Creation, ...) of much of ...
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What does being a 'Contributor' look like on Worldbuilding?

The first time that I got access to Moderator Tools on a stack, I asked if there was something that I should do with them. The general answer is no. They provide some information that is mostly ...
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Hats, do they build community, or assist with Sorting? Are they plot devices, or status symbols?

What you must understand is that there are truly great programmers in the world, capable of churning out code to solve any problem. ANY problem. And there are managers in this world who have truly ...
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Borrowing ideas from poorly asked questions

I would strongly advise to try to either convince the OP to improve his/her question or edit it yourself. If it's only a matter of grammar, do it right away. A duplicate is a duplicate. I, for one, ...
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