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I've had a dozen or more questions over the years closed half-way through an answer I was writing. Once or twice I even thought the answer I was writing was some of my best work. It happens - it's a consequence of the fact that 1-5 people voted to close the question before I could finish. It's not an insult to me - they don't (and can't) know that I'm trying ...


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"To know your answer you just need to dig up a bit of history..." That is not an answer, more an insult. Backed with a highly dubious argument about Hitler's motivations - I'd like to suggest another opinion, but it's off topic to the question. There is also a strong scent cue in the capitalization. I probably disagree with 90% of the closings ...


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The answer did not quote the mendacious words of Hitler. On the contrary, the answer presented those odious views as beloging to the respondent, and and as an established fact. To make it clear: The answer said: Nazis didn't persecute bicyclists because they were bicyclists but because, at the time, they represented the main endorsers of communism and the ...


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They weren't quoting a contentious belief, they were representing rhetoric uncritically as fact. To quote from one of the comments left under the post: “they [action] because of [reason]” and “they say they [action] because of [reason], even though [reason] is false” are not 2 interchangeable sentences. The former takes a statement and without commentary ...


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Under normal circumstances I'm against the deletion of answers for merely being factually incorrect. However when someone is quoting the words of Hitler for any purpose other than a discussion of the options and actions of Hitler, I will make an exception.


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Closing questions off topic questions is an integral part of the stack exchange format. If closing questions didn't prevent people from answering them then the act of closing questions would be meaningless. There isn't a system to indicate that a question has pending draft answers and in the eyes of the community moderation process if the question as written ...


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You're asking to cross a line that we've had trouble accepting in the past Here's the hard part: music in a game is entirely about the user experience. But that's not a perfect judgement. After all, if you asked "what sound would my armored foot make when it comes down on a fungus that has the density of Styrofoam?" for the purpose of including ...


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In addition to the answers that have been provided: Stack Exchange is not a discussion forum. The Help Center is clear about questions: they must be specific and solve a real, existing, and definable problem. Had you tried to explain how you tried to harmonize Lamarckism with the systems of Genetics, why you weren't able to do it, what specific help you ...


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Alternate history or revisionist history ? An interesting new (or new for here ?) type of alternate history topic has popped up.. It is not even tagged as "alternate-history", How to form an "international alliance of nationalists"? This topic was the first one, for which I took a first vote to close it. I'm normally far too tolerant.. ...


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Answering in worldbuilding is fun 90% of the time, a learning experience 5% of the time for one who answers and unpaid work 5% of the time. On other websites, answering is 95% of the times unpaid work and 5% of the time boring. Also reading questions on worlduilding is learning while having fun, schools should be like that, it's object oriented studying... ...


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This question should be welcomed as a creative exercise in constructing the philosophical background of a scenario. We should have done great things with it as is - as per my comment, I was ready to try. That said, it could at least be argued that this one really did run afoul of ground rules rather than being closed for being excessively creative or for ...


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As TheSquareCubeLaw says, we're hot. In practice it's because we interact, we're far more active. There are question and answers, the questions and answers get lots of votes. We know at a baseline that the HNQ is a self fulfilling prophesy that says if you're active you get more attention and more activity. A quick glance over Magento, there's barely a ...


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The answer to your question is in the question itself. Context is the heart of worldbuilding. "adding this context is simply impossible" > Any question where this is the case, should be closed as it is not a world building question without it.


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Interesting science philosophy question You asked about a merger of two stages of development of a science, 150 years apart. That is a difficult one, certainly in this case. Lamarckism (evolution equals improval) got falsified by natural selection (evolution equals chance) , which was again confirmed by genetics. When would science maintain, or suddenly ...


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Of Course They Can Obviously, queries about fictional sciences and fictional theories can be asked here. There's one currently floating in the phlogistated aether about gaseous adhesives. It has a similar problem to your query: insufficient context. This was my comment to your original question: Fictional science questions are terribly interesting! I like ...


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It would have helped if you actually identified the problem you wanted solved. For the record, I upvoted the question. In my view, this question is exactly what this site is supposed to be about: coming up with rules and systems for fictional worlds. Grossly mischaracterizing Lamarckism was unhelpful. Any answer to the question would have to include of a ...


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Basic analysis of the question I think some potential issue is hidden behind this "off-topic" closure reason. If I were to take one reason to close, that would actually be lack of details or/and opinion-based. Why is this? As A Rogue Ant said, we don't really know how answers will get to be reviewed. When you build your own world, it's easier to do ...


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We solve problems about the rules of your world. We don't indulge in debates about the rules of other worlds, which is what it looks like you are asking in that question: Many Science-Fiction worlds, whether or not by design, have their aliens arise by what seems to be a form of Lamarckism. While this is all well and good, these same worlds also make use of ...


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First and usual question when talking about tags: what does it mean to be an expert in controversy? And a more philosophical question: what does it make a topic controversial? Because I have seen heated comments on topics which I would have normally imagined animated like the club meeting of the geologist in the Big Bang Theory. Other stacks have a "...


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Yes What matters more is good content that demonstrably relates to building a fictional world; what matters less is whether you are actively using that particular idea in constructing your own world or not. Such a question is valid because it is helpful for a future content miner who visits WB.SE. Pragmatically: we don't need to know that you are not ...


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Badge hunting, does it go against the rules of the website? No. Badges exist to encourage you towards good user behaviour. Badges have been around since the beginning of Stack Overflow. They are our way of recognizing our contributors for engaging with the community in meaningful ways. (from the SO blog). if it doesn't, how fast can I vote questions and ...


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Guess.. bounties are taken from the total SE points, rather than points for every individual sites ? In that case 67275 can give away so many points, because the 67275 user has 140 accounts on SE. According to his profile, starting with 101 points everywhere, together he may spend 14000 points this way. See https://stackexchange.com/users/1927945/67275?tab=...


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Worldbuilding stackexchange is certainly amongst the least toxic ones, I know the music, fitness, vegetarian, economy, anime, biology, medical and programming stacks. Worldbuilding + Vegetarianism stack exchanges are the only non elitist ones I know. I don't know about statistics but there's plently of youtube videos for young programmers suggesting to avoid ...


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If I am not mistaken, hard-science applies to answers and not questions. It is an indicator of the questioner's expectations for the answers. I believe that it would be more prudent (and constructive) to clarify with the OP what kind of answers they would like to receive instead of relying on subjective interpretations of the answerers and removing tags ...


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They're a user, nothing particularly remarkable. They have the association bonus from another site so they have 100 free rep points on every site they join. This gives them sufficient rep to issue a bounty. Usernames aren't unique across all of SO the fact that they have a different username on Gaming is pretty mundane.


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I've tried in the Sandbox.. but it's difficult Sandbox - In my creepy rainforest, do the snails really sing? Main takeway from the comments: like story-building has no role on WB, the gamer plays no role on WB Anything that emits from the loudspeaker is only audible to a game player, not in your world. On WB, it is not appropriate to start about your latest ...


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One step beyond LDutch' remark.. Remove the tag option "hard-science" for the opener Tags on forums are useful. They help to keep sorted lists on certain subjects. But hard-science is actually not a subject, it is a criterion mods have put. Why does the opener have to decide about it.. when a science based answer pops up, we can always mark the ...


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(Just a short try.. feedback very welcome.. when I do this right, I'd like to refer this as an example in an answer, the related topic opened by Amadeus is: Can I ask questions related to music making here? Music that I want to use for worldbuilding projects ) Note: this has been edited twice, I used sphennings input below, this is actually the third version ...


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I never even notice what tags are on posts, unless they are put in the text and have a little box as in this case. The people asking aren't thinking about tags until the software demands them to. The easiest way to end tag abuse is to stop prompting people to add tags. People who probably think "hard science" is widely applicable because they ...


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Does WB have rules, or a description of target scope for WB, that could prevent this kind of factual inquiries on bullets? Is it off topic for being about factual stuff? No, WB.SE supports this sort of question. When Goodies says "0% science fiction", this is irrelevant because real world questions are officially on topic as long as they provide ...


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Votes shall be given to the post, not to the user behind it. Targeted voting is forbidden and punished. That is to say, if you give 40 votes to the same user, that will rise more than an eyebrow. Also please take time to evaluate what you are voting. Upvoting a clearly poor post does no good to the community.


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Under this condition That it's about building your world and not the game itself. That's quite an important distinction to make. In the case of a game, I think it could happen if you make the music intradiegetic to it. In other words, that the music heard by the player can also be actually heard by characters. This make the choice of instruments important to ...


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That all depends on whether the questions you are asking are about building a fictional world or not. If you demonstrate worldbuilding purpose, and your question is otherwise a good fit for this site (not too broad, not too opinion based, etc...), then we're pretty open about the types of questions we allow on this site. If you're unsure about whether a ...


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One can always edit the tags in a later moment, the only limit being the maximum of five tags which can be applied to a question. And honestly, while I can understand how a question on certain SE communities must take time pressure and urgency into account (for example if I need to finish a script by the end of the work day, I will rush to post the question ...


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