My take, a 5 point scale of fictional world context:
What sort of proportional election system could have local representatives but prevent gerrymandering? This query is straight up political-science 101. There is no hint of any kind of fictional reality: no fantasy setting, no alt-historical, no sci-fi. This query should either be closed immediately for ...
Yes, They Are On-Topic
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I would argue that questions regarding legal reaction to supernatural phenomena are on-topic for Worldbuilding SE, because they involve phenomena and legal situations that are out of context for modern law. I make this argument for several reasons:
1) We already have a ...
I think they are on topic.
An important point raised in the discussion on Law.SE is that their community has different expectations of questions than we do. They warned against transporting the Santa welfare question to Law.SE as-is, because it is filled with prose and ornate descriptions that are allowed (and encouraged) here, but off-key in the ...
It has always been true that the majority doesn't understand the purpose of reality-check
In fact, it has always been true that the majority...
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And all that assumes that the question has been perfectly formed for the sake of the tags, which rarely happens....
To answer your marquee question:
Sorry. That's not how human nature works. Humans are curious people and if you ask a question, someone's going to answer it, even if you express your sternest displeasure at being responded to in a way don't wish to be responded to.
Sometimes less is best. Depending on a person's mood, they might take your ...
There's a lot going on in discussion and I think a brief statement is in order:
The rules & guidelines of Worldbuilding are fairly basic on this matter, and they apply to questions of all types, not just law related questions.
First, of course, is that the question ought to focus on worldbuilding. Our forum's purpose is to help worldbuilders make & ...
I think we'll end up having to discuss the meaning of on topic. IMO the question is on topic but unfortunately it is too broad. It just needs to be more focused to be a valid question. An off-topic question however would not be salvageable even if it were focused from the start.