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Should we finally allow reality checks of other plot elements?

Your replacement for too story based is effectively a mix of too broad and primarily opinion based... I'm also not sure what problem you're trying to solve. Worldbuilding isn't and shouldn't be a ...
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Proposing an alternative idea to a question, without that being asked

Your answer is not 'obviously hated'. Sentiments such as dislike or hatred should and have nothing to do with an answer being downvoted1. The issue with your answer is simply that it is a bad answer. ...
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Should we finally allow reality checks of other plot elements?

It's late where I am, so I'll only concentrate on those two example questions you brought up: What would the world be like if I killed the baby Hitler: This site is trying to create a Q&A ...
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Why are 100% incorrect answers on this question highly upvoted and not deleted?

People upvote answers because they are clever, witty and entertaining, even if they are clearly outside the scope of Worldbuilding. Worldbuilding is generally about coming up with fictional worlds ...
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Misspelt questions and answers

How do we go about solving this problem? Simple. Edit the post to fix the errors. This goes whether the errors are in spelling or grammar. If you don't have the time to fix all of it (we tend to get ...
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Dealing with problem sandbox users

As I mentioned before... I'm thinking that a one post per user rule would help tremendously. Users should be expected to improve their post till it can be posted on the main site, or if it's not ...
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How can I improve my answer quality?

I think the answer you linked to is one of your best answers, and got upvotes from me and a couple other people, it looks like. I skimmed over some of your other answers, and some things immediately ...
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Why are 100% incorrect answers on this question highly upvoted and not deleted?

I can't speak about the other answers, but my answer was probably upvoted because, at the time I answered, there was nothing in the question about using near-future technology. The goal of the ...
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Why the downvotes?

Alright... I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I think this needs to be said... I voted to close and downvoted this Meta post for being a rant. It doesn't serve a purpose other than stirring the ...
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What to do with worldbuilding posts that entered low-quality queue?

The specific answer linked to in the question references a short story by a named author, and points to where it can be found, but does not really describe the solution used by that author, short of a ...
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Proposing an alternative idea to a question, without that being asked

I downvoted the answer and this question because they both demonstrate the same patterns of attention seeking behavior that have been explained to you over and over again. Both votes had nothing at ...
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Why are 100% incorrect answers on this question highly upvoted and not deleted?

I think part of this issue comes from mob mentality, which causes people to behave in accordance with the people around them. Seeing a question or answer that already has upvotes implies it has good ...
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Clarification for new users: when is a "fishing for ideas" question on- or off-topic?

What you call "fishing-for-ideas" questions have been known on this site as ideas-generation questions. You can go and do a search on WB Meta to see how they have been dealt with the past. Previously, ...
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Should we finally allow reality checks of other plot elements?

Well, towel gun had my VtC, because I see it as a joke, not worldbuilding. Having that out of the way... No One big no. Everything and anything can be a plot element, so accepting plot questions ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

Incorrect answers should not be deleted. They should be downvoted and/or commented on. Note that downvotes are reversible if the post is edited. New users should already have gotten feedback from ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

The users might tend to vote without thinking about the consequences too much, because they are not the only one sharing the decision of deletion (I know, I did in the past). Because there are other ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

What Monica mentioned is my method as well. I will generally add a note explaining what is wrong with the answer and then say it looks ok...even if it doesn't necessarily. I don't want a user's ...
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Dealing with problem sandbox users

Exercise patience. This is most likely a temporary aberration. The fact that two users are monopolizing is something that will happen from time to time. Hopefully they will eventually learn to do ...
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Proposing an alternative idea to a question, without that being asked

Bypassing the "why was this specific answer downvoted" as the other two answers to this meta question have that covered and diving into the question part of your question, "is it such a big deal to ...
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Proposing an alternative idea to a question, without that being asked

I was surprised by how quickly your post, still in its first version, was downvoted. It was also flagged as not an answer. This was after a period of low traffic on tne site. Why would people spend ...
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Why the downvotes?

I appreciate that it’s frustrating to work up a detailed answer and have it be not-appreciated. I also feel for the OP who sees something that indicates that the question was not read and understood ...
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Dealing with problem sandbox users

Correct me if I'm wrong, but answer ban on meta works all right? If it does, then problem will solve itself, as users who post a lot of poorly received, downvoted posts to sandbox will soon be banned ...
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Why are 100% incorrect answers on this question highly upvoted and not deleted?

The reason is very simple in fact: The content in worldbuilding, as long as it fascinates people with the possibilities that such a thing might exist, is prone to be supported faster; If the answer ...
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