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I'm more of a screwdriver1 person, not a hammer person. There are so many things about questions on Worldbuilding that give me a headache. Like our constant battles with Good Subjective, Bad ...
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Why can't I put my own questions on hold - or have it happen automatically

The designed mechanism for that is Sandbox for Proposed Questions - if you need to use it, use it. If you feel you do not need to use it - write it right. Many people here write all, or most, of their ...
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Why can't I put my own questions on hold - or have it happen automatically

Is there any logical flaw in my proposal? it punishes the users who put effort in writing questions "first time right" it makes more abstruse the interaction with the site for new users, who have to ...
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Why was my question about figuring out physical differences between fantasy races put on hold for being to vague?

Often people don't comment themselves when there are already comments that they think sufficiently explain what is wrong with the question so they just upvote the comment and then proceed. Seeing that ...
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No clue why the gas question is not world building

Questions about the real world are on-topic, except for historical events of or historical facts about the real world. That would go to History SE. So chemistry question are on-topic. Sometimes ...
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Why shouldn't _How to keep track of everything with an infinite-dimensional telepathic ability?_ allow answers both mundane and magical?

As someone who voted to close, I will admit that it could be argued as on-topic, but there is a problem that I pointed out in comments and will attempt to further explain here (as well as provide a ...
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How to edit my on hold question: Antimatter Planet Collision

It's fair to say that your original question has raised some vigourous debate as per Vincent's comment. I personally didn't engage in that debate directly but I did follow it closely, and you'll note ...
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No clue why the gas question is not world building

In your edit which introduced Meta questions into your post you said (emphasis yours): Second edit: It's fine with me if this is kept on hold but the help center says on topic world building topics ...
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How was the question on a lethal joke off-topic when most [weapons] are on-topic?

The question has been re-opened. Seems that there is little need for further discussion.
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Why can't I put my own questions on hold - or have it happen automatically

Others have noted the logical flaws in this proposal, I'd like to point out the technical one. We don't have control over the underlying software that drives the "on-hold" system. That's SE-...
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Why can't I put my own questions on hold - or have it happen automatically

I'm sure I"m not the only one who tends not to ask for clarification before answering. Why? Because answerers are punished for waiting. Some badges encourage you to be the first to answer. Once one ...
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