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Speculative but factual Books: Worldbuilding or not?

This is worldbuilding, so on-topic And I'd dare say even more so than Star Wars, Asimov's Fundation, Elden ring or any other "traditional work" because we -almost1- don't have the story part ...
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Speculative but factual Books: Worldbuilding or not?

TLDR: We're here to build worlds not write textbooks. If we examine the question OP is clearly asking about building a world. Asking for help writing a textbook would be inappropriate for this site, ...
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Speculative but factual Books: Worldbuilding or not?

I just replied to your comment on my post, but I think these concerns are unnecessary. I've been doing lots of research, combing through journal articles on a range of relevant fields, and yes, I've ...
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What rationale was used to justify the VTC as Opinion-Based and how can we avoid using this VTC reason in the future?

Was the opinion-based close vote reason "ridiculous" for the question you read? Probably yes. I am the first one to have voted to close, exactly for this reason. Wait, there's a ...
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Redshifting the sky on a rogue planet Suppose a copy of Earth. This planet can travel at any arbitrary speed, and it's set to travel along the galaxy's spiral arms. It rotates counterclockwise, at the ...
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Should the Worldbuilding-Process tag be discontinued?

Worldbuilding processes can be incredibly broad, or highly specific. Anything anyone does as part of building a world is part of their worldbuilding process. By extension every question on this site ...
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Is there a reason we can't give bounty-like facilities to questions on Worldbuilding?

The incentive for posting a quality question is actually receiving answers I'll grant that it can be a lot of work to craft a good question, although in my experience that's just as true on most other ...
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Are questions about game mechanics in litrpgs allowed on this site?

This little-read and little-voted-upon post deserves a LOT more attention than it received Ignoring our 3rd-party/commercial world rule for the sake of this example,1 there's a clear line between the ...
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Is there a reason we can't give bounty-like facilities to questions on Worldbuilding?

Love your idea, impossible to implement Bounties are part of Stack Exchange. What you're proposing would be a network-wide change. Based on my own experience over on Meta.stackexchange.com, this won't ...
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Why is "brainstorming" in of itself against the rules -- why was my question closed as "opinion based"?

To add to the other answers, Stack Exchange has a number of rules that are the basis for our no brainstorming policy. From the Help Center we read: To prevent your question from being flagged and ...
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Are ARG-related questions allowed?

You're allowed to ask for help developing your world. You are not allowed to ask for help developing your game. There's an important distinction between the game and the world and it's not always ...
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Are ARG-related questions allowed?

It depends. We don't have any particular prohibitions on asking worldbuilding questions related to an ARG. However, like any other Stack Exchange site, questions need to be more than topically ...
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Why is "brainstorming" in of itself against the rules -- why was my question closed as "opinion based"?

It's All in the Writing So, I think the basic answer to your underlying problem is simply a matter of you writing a query whose form is not a good fit for Worldbuilding. My plan here is to pick out a ...
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Why is "brainstorming" in of itself against the rules -- why was my question closed as "opinion based"?

In short, your question seems to be asking to write your world intentions in your stead. Constraints and intentions are a huge part to one's artistic activity, and we can't either reasonably induce or ...
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Why is "brainstorming" in of itself against the rules -- why was my question closed as "opinion based"?

Stack Exchanges is an opinionated platform. It has been designed to be strict about the questions that are permitted on a site. Certain categories of questions are prohibited sitewide. Important for ...
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Is there a reason we can't give bounty-like facilities to questions on Worldbuilding?

In the stack exchange model "questions are merely the sand that forms the pearl " of a quality answer. Incoming questions are a universal constant, all around us in countless billions. But ...
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