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Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

I'm extraordinarily frustrated by the situation as it stands. I apologize that I cannot at the moment present the specific views and interactions that led to Monica's dismissal. While I can't condone ...
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Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

I think frustrated and tired pretty effectively sum up my feelings and the feelings of many moderators across the network after the last few days. So first a shout out to Monica. She is one of the ...
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End of beta soon?

Sadly, the text on Area 51 is woefully out of date on this point. The shortest time to graduation for any SE 2.0 site (that is, all but the few oldest) was six months and that was a while ago. On ...
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End of beta soon?

As Monica has already pointed out, the information on Area 51 is woefully out of date. (Great phrasing, so I'm borrowing it.) When could we hope to see this site released? The site is already ...
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Testing 3-vote Closures & Reopenings and the Value of Closing Questions

I think 3 closevotes is less suitable for this site than 5. I think that, because we have more subjective rules, it is more important that there is a broader consensus that a question deserves closure....
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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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8 votes

Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

I've just heard about Monica Cellio's dismissal from her post as a moderator on a number of SE sites. Having not seen the evidence that SE used to form the conclusion that the action that they took ...
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Sandbox clones for other SE sites

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 ...
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7 votes
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What is the business model of Worldbuilding Stack Exchange?

Main income is advertisement on StackOverflow Taken from Meta Stackexchange What is Stack Overflow's business model? copying the accepted answer: Three ways: Job listings (e.g. the ...
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6 votes

Reposting other peoples answers onto a personal blog

I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. The references I chose may or may not be outdated. If you want to be safe you should contact a lawyer. And possibly the SE staff with the contact button at ...
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6 votes
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Sandbox clones for other SE sites

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 ...
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5 votes

Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

One month has passed since the incident. I have tried as much as possible to judge the behavior, not the persons, as it has always been the guideline for moderators here. The facts: Monica has been ...
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5 votes

Testing 3-vote Closures & Reopenings and the Value of Closing Questions

Good Idea Short Short Version: Close a questionable query fast, give the new OP some help on how to make it better, reopen the improved query fast. This is what "closing" a query is all ...
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5 votes

How do I accept an answer?

Located to the left of the answer, below the upvote and downvote buttons there is a gray check mark. Clicking that will turn it green and mark the answer as accepted. See the following image: NOTE: ...
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Copying the questions (or claims) from this site to science SE sites?

Yes. Caveat: Provided that we formulate the specialist SE site questions well, to be GOOD on topic questions AND judiciously synthecize good World-building answers instead of mere copy/pasting 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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Copying the questions (or claims) from this site to science SE sites?

If a question is actually reworked such that an answer to one variant is not an answer to another variant (for whatever reason), then by definition it is not a duplicate, on-site or cross-site. (They ...
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Thoughts from Worldbuilding Stack Exchange moderators on the dismissal of Monica Cellio

I've only fairly recently discovered the site, though I suspect I probably farmed it for answers via google queries over the years. It's been a while since the incident now and I've read the SE ...
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Testing 3-vote Closures & Reopenings and the Value of Closing Questions

WB.SE needs to be 5 because we are such a multi-disciplinary stack KeizerHarm already covers most of the reasons why 5 is good in his answer; so, I won't really go into repeating them, but for me the ...
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Testing 3-vote Closures & Reopenings and the Value of Closing Questions

5 for close, and mods are not participating in closure, only delete spam and pornograpfy 3 for open What the point in discussing 3 or 5 if half(won't look for it atm) of q's solo closures of mod? We ...
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1 vote

Sandbox clones for other SE sites

Ignoring the fact that hosting sandboxes for other sites would be very confusing... and ignoring the fact that other sites that don't want sandboxes won't thank us for circumventing their culture and ...
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