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Posting this as an answer, instead of as a comment, because then you might read it :) Personally I've never found comments to be a problem. This is just my own perspective, but I've always found comments to be helpful. Of course I don't take critical comments personally, since if a comment rubs me the wrong way most of the time it's because of pride on my ...


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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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Our community, and more in general SE, is about ensuring quality of contributions. Quality of contributions means control on what is posted, to assure it fits the model behind each community. Closed questions should still accept answers. There is no good reason why it should not. Nonsense. Closing a question serves the OP to fix it without having to take ...


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Independent Opinion I read your initial query and I read through your meta query. Frankly, I've heard of those things, but don't know how they might fit together, so I am actually quite eager to see some good answers to your questions! You opened the door re snarkiness, so I'm just going to offer a friendly bit of advice, and that is, please don't lower ...


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I am a bit disappointed on the moderation Worldbuilding, You have been pointed more than once to the help center, nevertheless your latest version of the post counts 3 questions in 1 post, which makes it too broad. One of the first commenter pointed out that your question is overly broad. You failed to address this point you keep asking for "any idea". ...


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Closed questions should still accept answers. There is no good reason why it should not. If a question is closed, it should be then allowed to reopened by the OP. This allows them to rephrase/edit the question and not wait for the Closers to reopen, which they may also never get around to. No. This is definitely wrong. The whole idea to closing a ...


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As one of the people who voted to close the question, I feel it necessary to provide an answer here. You've devised a civilization in your universe that is far and away superior to every other civilization in existence. This is your foundation statement: CivA is the best there can be, short of divine intervention. You are then asking the Worldbuilding ...


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No, but you did not ask a question. You made a statement about a plot, but that was it, no problem for us to help you. What we need is a specific question like "How would [subject] work" or "what what can happen in [situation]?" not just a rundown of the plot. it is important to give info to the people who might answer so they can answer it well. But we need ...


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This is how I understand them. Needs details or clarity Your question isn't clear because of the words itself in it. As it's written, we have no clue what you're asking. Possibly because your question makes perfect grammatical sense but is nonsensical from a physics standpoint or contains multiple contradiction to the point where the question isn't ...


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I see the principle of what you are suggesting, but gifting reputation through comments would be a terrible idea. If someone wanted to then farm rep, they'd just have to spam a bunch of really bad questions and leech rep off of the well intentioned folks who try to help them refine their questions. Allowing people to perhaps downvote comments which would ...


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I agree with you about the direction SE has been going as a whole. But I have to disagree about your belief that we should all know each other better as people. I don't come here to learn about any other users and I don't expect other users to learn about me. I don't believe my identity or any other user's identity is relevant to our questions or answers, ...


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Stealing a comment: Closure seems appropriate. At their core, they seem too broad - we don't really want completely open ended questions there and "what will replace X" is pretty much that. -VLAZ I have added a proposal for that type of question in the Catalog of Question Types. Please notice that I am in favor of questions about alternative ...


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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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I continue to take the position that ALL questions should start closed and be opened when they’ve been refined. You can find other Meta posts from me on this topic. This is a WB unique problem because of the nature of questions we do expect. We close a lot. I think we could open a lot more if there was initial discussion with authors about what exactly they ...


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This question has been asked over and over for a long time. The general answer you'll get is that "bad questions take away resources(time) from the community as a whole". I disagree with this, but I don't get a say in the rules. I will strongman part of their argument though, the part that goes "letting users ask bad questions is hard on the person asking ...


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You fell into the error of equating lack of focus with understandability. I'm pretty certain everyone understands what you're asking. Or at least it's clear to me what you're asking! But that's beside the point. In this forum, your query needs to be not only understandable but also focused. Just look at the comment you conveniently quoted in your question: ...


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I find SE to be less unwelcoming than Wikipedia, but not by that much. Worldbuilding is a much more welcoming community than most others here on SE, and in general the meta communities are much less friendly than others. I don't think that the problem is the comments, I think that it is the unwelcoming people. If you eliminated the comments then those ...


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What they actually said was this: Depending on the question you could try Worldbuilding. However, I think it would need to be a specific question relating to building the world. Asking in general as in: would this film idea work? Wouldn’t be acceptable there or any SE site as far as I know. And this: If it's a question about the creation of fantasy ...


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My take is that this forum is focused on the making of fictional worlds. I don't disagree about closing, overly broad questions, but is that really the best thing to do? I think, in addition to our closure votes, we really need to stress to querents, and most especially to new querents, the need to focus on their fictional worlds while asking us questions. ...


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I agree with you on two points, so I'll just address those. I fully agree as far as opinion based closure goes. And the reason is simple: we're dealing with matters of fiction; it's the nature of the beast that all answers will be, to some extent, opinions. Even the hard science and science based tagged queries will, ultimately, boil down to opinion simply ...


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What technology could replace X? Alternate pattern: How could technology X be replaced in this context? Suitable: On-topic Description: OP is usually trying to create a world without the relevant technology, but with some substitute technology in place. Traps to avoid: In order to make the question acceptable, it must define very well the context and the ...


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