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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

Yes, we should lower the reputation requirement, for questions and answers Lowering the reputation requirement to post answers, and therefore to participate in the Sandbox, is a good step to make ...
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Are there any rules or a specific format for "Welcome to WorldBuilding!" comments?

No, there are neither rules nor a specific format for such comments There are no rules about this. And that is my standard comment to welcome new users if their posts are not especially good or bad so ...
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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

I'm one of the mods here, but I have a tendency to stay away from unilaterally closing questions from anyone, at least immediately after they've been asked. The big problem with me voting to close, of ...
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New user is a diamond mod?

I'm a Community Manager (i.e. a Stack Exchange employee), so I have diamonds everywhere. I just look new because I've never really interacted with this particular site before. Nothing happened with ...
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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

Question: Have you done research on your topic and included everything that is important for your question? Should be answered: Yes Doing research is an important part of asking a ...
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Question: Do you ask how your character would act in a given situation? Should be answered: No This is the Worldbuilding StackExchange and therefore per definition not about character ...
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Question: Does the question title accurately and concisely summarize the specific question that you are asking? Should be answered: Yes The question title is very important for ...
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Question: Do answers to your question depend on any knowledge specific to your setting that isn't included in the question, like how your magic system works? Should be answered: No. It's important to ...
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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

I've got a few thoughts on this too, although I'm not a moderator so the answers you've gotten from L.Dutch and HDE may be more what you're looking for. The challenge here is in error rates - because ...
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Question: Are you actually answering the question, within the constraints stated in the question? Should be answered: Yes Worldbuilding SE is a part of the Stack Exchange network, ...
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Aren't handles unique?

This is no bug - the user is unregistered Clicking on his profile shows that he is unregistered. Therefore each question he asks is handled differently. The handle shows that this is very likely the ...
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Should we improve the discoverability of our Sandbox?

While steering new users to the Sandbox is good, the real problem is that experienced users don't read it and comment. I've used it myself and got almost no comments on my question proposal (the ...
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Ethics of voting for low-rep users?

No. Because it doesn't help them. Praising crap will only get you more crap. If you want to help them, post a helpful comment. An anonymous upvote is as not helpful to your cause as an anonymous ...
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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

Question: Is the technological level of your world clear or has no influence? Should be answered: Yes This is a recurrent issue with many questions. The technological level has a huge ...
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Question: Are you asking about a large number of impacts resulting from your original situation? Should be answered: No These are are often referred as what ifs questions. Asking for ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

I kinda think you're putting too much thought and effort into it. Those answers are annoying, but also really simple to deal with. I see there being two options: Read the questions one line, roll ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

Glarnak is not almighty - banning the StackExchange App won't stop crap from being posted There will still be user##### that don't give a damn and come in from the ...
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Idea Refinement: Clarification and Examples of VTC Reasons for New Users

VTC Reason: Primarily Opinion-Based (POB) This is the most difficult VTC reason for new users to understand because it is different from the default reason provided by Stack Exchange and we cannot ...
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Checklist for the perfect answer - Idea refinement

Question: Is your answer consistent with present-day relevant scientific knowledge, or does the question specifically ask for or allow for answers based in something other than present-day scientific ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

Nope Glarnak will immediately be subsumed into the movement to make Stack Exchange more welcoming. You see, the problem isn't low quality posts. The problem is that we aren't sufficiently ...
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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

One of the moderators here. Back in the first times of the Internet, it was good practice, when joining an internet community, to spend some time just lurking around and observing the behaviors in ...
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Should we improve the discoverability of our Sandbox?

Absolutely While I can't say I entirely agree with Renan's interpretation of new users who experience the negative impact of a poorly formed question, I do agree with him entirely on the fact that ...
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Question: Is your answer clearly formatted and legible? Should be answered: Yes Layout is important Titles are a great way to get a point across quickly, if your answer allows a brief phrase summary ...
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Question: Does it take longer than 5 minutes to read your question? Should be answered: No Long questions aren't necessarily good questions. While the community does encourage details,...
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Question: Are you limiting your question to a single, narrow facet of your world to keep it from being to broad? Should be answered: Yes Another obvious, leading question where the right ...
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Is strict moderating discouraging newer members to add to the community?

Do you think newer people could/should get some "getting-used-to-it"-time so they can explore the ins and outs of the site and how to partake properly? Not only on Stack Exchange sites, but in all ...
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Checklist for the perfect post - Idea refinement

First, I think that all the questions should be suggestive, answerable as yes, and asked in a way that it's obvious that Yes is the correct answer. Mixing yes and no questions is going to make people ...
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Question: Have you proofread your question? Should be answered: Yes Nobody is perfect, and having some spelling mistakes in your question is not a problem as there is always someone ...
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Question: Does the wording of your question encourage answers that are not based solely on personal opinion? Should be answered: Yes Again, leading the reader by making it obvious what ...
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Checklist for the perfect answer - Idea refinement

Question: Is the question likely to be closed/Should the question be closed? Should be answered: No If the question should be closed you should focus on either getting the question closed or editing ...
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