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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 communicating the usage of our Sandbox to new users easier. It allows easy access to the Sandbox in case people had a bad start and need help to write questions. ...

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In accordance with http://meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/1728/sandbox-overflow, many answers containing now-graduated questions have been deleted. This is designed to be a repository for all those questions that have graduated. It is a community wiki answer, so add in your question here, at the end of the list once it is posted on the main ...

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In accordance with http://meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/1728/sandbox-overflow, many answers containing now-graduated questions have been deleted. This is designed to be a repository for all those questions that have graduated. It is a community wiki answer, so add in your question here, at the end of the list once it is posted on the main ...

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In accordance with http://meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/1728/sandbox-overflow, answers containing graduated questions will be deleted. This is designed to be a repository for all those questions that have graduated. It is a community wiki answer, so add in your question here, at the end of the list once it is posted on the main site! Steam ...

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I suggest that we start a new sandbox post, and link it from the old one. In other words the old sandbox post becomes a directory listing the new ones: Welcome to the Sandbox This one got a little full, so we've created some more. You should still link to this one as we will update it whenever a new one is created. Current Sandbox: Sandbox 2016 (linky) ...

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Where is the Sandbox? The current Sandbox is located on this meta post. A list of all Sandboxes can be found on the original Sandbox post. Proposed questions should be posted as answers to the current Sandbox. Why should I use the Sandbox? You might be thinking, perhaps, why would you stage questions on the sandbox instead of posting them directly? To answer ...

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Ill still stick with my initial response to "Do we want an answer sandbox?" and say that I find it more important to have a question sandbox as the implications of a bad or at least under-developed question have far more impact than a poor answer. Questions that need work can waste a lot of peoples' time. Some of my early questions when beta opened were ...

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Delete it. If you see a post where this wasn't done and it's been a few days, please flag for a moderator to delete. (Please first edit to replace the post with a link to the question, as discussed here and here. You'd need that for the flag anyway, as otherwise how would we know it's obsolete?) Once a question from the sandbox has been asked, the sandbox ...

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I'm going to post three answers, each detailing one of the options as I see it. Community members, please vote on these to indicate your agreement or disagreement with each option. This option has my vote, so add 1 to the total votes on this post. Option 3: Separate Sandbox The current Sandbox should be left for questions alone, but a separate Sandbox ...

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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 people who skewered it when it went live had a chance to help out in Sandbox but they never read it there). I've also commented on other people's proposed ...

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Sand is impermanent. Over time it is swept by the wind, dug through by wild animals, and tidied up by groundskeepers. Proposal: Any community member who notices a sandbox post that's gone one week1 without progress2 should leave a reminder comment, also mentioning that it'll be deleted in a few more weeks, if no such comment already exists. Don't skip ...

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While I could not find the limit of answer per user on the same question, I've found that there are no limit to the total number of answers to a question. But there is apparently a limit on the number of posts (not counting comments) for the site: 2 147 483 647 ($2^{31} - 1$). I doubt we are going to reach that. Source: Is there a maximum number of ...

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You probably shouldn't be asking about specific characters here on Worldbuilding. https://writers.stackexchange.com/ may be a better fit. They have tags specific to the purpose: https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/character https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/character-development Be sure to checkout their help center and be ...

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SE has several communities, each specialized in a different domain: Aviation, Worldbuilding, History, Interpersonal, just to name a few. Why is it so? Well, it is just common sense to cluster a community based on the common interests. At home I keep spoons and forks in the same drawer, well separate from screwdrivers and nails. They are all made of metal, ...

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I'm going to follow this suggestion and ask my question here first, to see if you find it on topic, or not too broad. How would my magic system affect the economy, commerce and security of my fictional country? First of all, I will describe my magic system: It's a Sense based magic, with two components: the energy source - an unobtainium material called ...

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I suspect an answer sandbox is a little too far off the beaten path to get attention when it's needed. If you're drafting an answer, it's probably because people's attention is on the question (and its other answers). What prompts somebody to then go look at the sandbox for answers in progress? On the other hand, somebody coming to the answer sandbox ...

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I have been thinking about this and I think we should try and delete any question that has not been edited for over 6 months. If we want we could give a warning via a comment to the OP then wait a week and If we have had no reply delete the question but I think it is easier just to delete any question from over 6 months ago.

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If this level of granularity is possible, I'd like to lower the rep requirement for answers on meta to 1. This allows Sandbox participation without enabling accidental mis-posting of main-site questions on meta (as questions). Note that users without 5 rep can already ask on meta about their own questions (and answers). This proposal wouldn't interfere ...

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Status quo with modifications to the Meta Site Lowering the required rep to post an answer to any Meta Post to 1 (currently 5) raising the threshold for automatic protection of Meta Posts to a level that it is effectively disabled The sandbox is one active question. Its accepted answer provides a log of "graduates" (links to sandboxed questions ...

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Permanently (?) put the Sandbox link to the featured section of the right banner. This way everyone will have easier access to the Sandbox, both users (especially new users) and reviewers.

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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 the sandbox should be more readily discoverable and I would support any attempts to do so. I'd actually take it a step further and say that it should be an ...

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Edit down to just a title, then delete An extra practice learned from the PPCG sandbox: For the benefit of high rep users who see all the deleted answers, edit your answer down to just the title before you delete it. If you forget, you can still edit your own answers after they are deleted. This makes a huge difference for people who can see deleted ...

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After looking at the question the OP asked on PPCG I think there wouldn't be any harm in lowering the rep requirement for Meta. The single answer to that question states that there hasn't been any spam in the last 30 days and the comments to the question and answer indicate that PPCG doesn't have to deal with real spam on their Meta Site, only with a few ...

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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 salvageable delete it. After all the point of the thing should be to get feedback and improve the question... If that isn't happening they should be discouraged ...

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Switching to a tag This proposal is to create a sandbox tag on meta. There should also be one Q&A on meta which provides the information on how to use the sandbox. The accepted answer to that would include a list of graduated questions. A script similar to that used for the old topic challenges could even be created to automatically generate the ...

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I would argue that we don't really need to increase traffic to Worldbuilding. Worldbuilding SE is getting a fair amount of traffic. It's certainly as active as, if not more so than, both Physics and Aviation. The community that decides whether they want a question sandbox, and where it is to be hosted, should be the community in question. Nothing is gained ...

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Graduated Questions List In accordance with Sandbox Overflow!, answers containing graduated questions will be deleted. This answer is designed to be a repository for all those questions that have graduated. It is a community wiki answer, so add in your question here, at the end of the list, once it is posted on the main site! Gravity magic - How does it ...

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Society of a Multi-lifespan empire So, within my setting, there are many different types of roughly humanoid people which are of various sizes, of various types, all created by a pantheon of gods, all united under one emperor, as equals. One thing however, is that they all have varying lifespans, a dog person may be able to live to about 12 years old on ...

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I'm going to post three answers, each detailing one of the options as I see it. Community members, please vote on these to indicate your agreement or disagreement with each option. Option 1: No. Period. The Sandbox should never be used for answers as they are more easily changed on the main site without negative consequences such as closing. Answers posted ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible