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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

Even though the earlier form of this question was more a way to vent, it remains a valid concern people will have. So against my better judgement, I'll attempt to give you an answer. To quantify these ...
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Is the World building forum less effective than using individual forums related to your question?

You should ask a question on WorldBuilding.SE if you are interested in the perspective of worldbuilders. There are times when people can ask a question in similar form on multiple sites. But the ...
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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

Slavery is bad. So is fascism. Now imagine Avatar: the Last Airbender, His Dark Materials or The Hunger Games without any references to fascism at all because we don't want to talk about it. Suddenly ...
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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. And even when we remember the past we occasionally repeat it. But if we refuse to ...
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Why are questions with multiple answers off-topic?

Questions with multiple answers are not inherently off-topic We are getting into The problem with opinion based questions here. The main problem from my point of view is that this is a big, blurry ...
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Why are questions with multiple answers off-topic?

Secespitus has provided an excellent answer, as a supplement I'd like to add that without a way to evaluate answers people have no idea where to focus their time. Here is a perfect example from the ...
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Is the World building forum less effective than using individual forums related to your question?

Huge ramble short; Worldbuilding is about fiction and pretty much dedicated to hypothetical questions, this gives you a huge advantage when it comes to getting information useful to you in forming a ...
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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

Fantasy and Realism in Art Worldbuilding is, first and foremost, a creative and artistic Q&A forum. Our purpose, specifically, is to help solve any problem a worldbuilder might come across in ...
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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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Where are the lines as far as meta-ish worldbuilding questions?

You want to know if this kind of question is ok on WB: "Does X violate suspension of disbelief?" Compare with this kind: "Are X and Y compatible in the same world?" This kind gets asked all the ...
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Opinion on questions that involve 'idea generation' or lack a 'right answer'

A partial support for - at least some aspects of - WB being a debate is the number of answers per question we get. I think there should probably be an easier way to run a query over multiple sites but ...
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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

A different answer to the question: Why do we tell stories in the first place? The best stories are told because they reveal something that is true about the Human Experience. I don't mean True in the ...
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Why does this platform accept questions about slavery?

I think it's a fair worldbuilding question because quite a lot of worlds may well have some form of slavery. It has been common throughout human history and still exists today. Slavery is repugnant, ...
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Do I need to narrow my question further?

Since I was one of the close-voter, I kinda owe you an answer :). No, I think you're good enough While you could narrow it further (like focusing on food dependencies), it could be detrimental to your ...
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Opinion on questions that involve 'idea generation' or lack a 'right answer'

Idea generation is OK, if narrow enough. For example, not even an hour about there was a question What are all the changes human will get after the next Ice Age. This is, of course, too broad. This ...
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Opinion on questions that involve 'idea generation' or lack a 'right answer'

Let me posit four classes which can be used to classify any questions that arise when creating a world. (Of course, by ‘world’ I mean that which some might call “universe” of a story or an open ...
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