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Save The Robot!

Some history Let me start with a story. Back - what, three and a half years ago? almost four - in the mists of ancient time, a strange site wandered into private and then public beta. We weren't like ...
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Should we turn Worldbuilding Stack Exchange into a Planet of Hats?

Yes! Full speed ahead to Planet of the Hats! Everyone loves hats - they promote lots more activity on the site during a time when there would usually be less activity. There is no need to ruin the fun ...
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Runoff voting for the name of our chat

The Factory Floor, From Slartibartfast line to Arthur "Welcome to our factory floor" in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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What should the name of our chat be?

The Factory Floor, From Slartibartfast line to Arthur "Welcome to our factory floor" in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

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 ...
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LaTeX notation for Math

We've enabled MathJax on both the main and meta sites. As indicated in editing help, simply use $ as a delimiter. Enjoy!
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Should we turn Worldbuilding Stack Exchange into a Planet of Hats?

I would be for hats. Like X-27, I find that the hats do lead people towards more interesting questions and answers than they usually would. It's a fun tool to help encourage people to leave their ...
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Can we extend mhchem support in MathJax to include physical units?

I support this request: Worldbuilding users can benefit from having mhchem enabled.
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LaTeX notation for Math

I agree, while writing my answer to the tides question I thought would have been very useful to have formula available. Also the question about gravity strength. If maths formula were enabled we'd ...
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What should the name of our chat be?

The World Workshop It implies that this is where you can finish building unfinished worlds (and the alliteration is a nice bonus as well.)
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Get in the spirit: The first annual holiday bounty extravaganza - or bountapalooza

I figured we might as well keep track of all of this, so I've created a community wiki answer. A list of the questions with bounties started during this season: Logic to support specialized kingdom ...
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Create Custom Help Center Articles

NOTE: This answer is for the "What Questions Can I Ask Here?" section of the help center. All text from this line on is intended for the article. Worldbuilding Stack Exchange is a site for developers,...
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Should zero-g be renamed zero-gravity to aid the auto suggest?

We should always avoid abbreviations of important words in tags. You've just run into one major reason why: it makes it harder to find the tag. So yes, we really should change this tag to spell out "...
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Hard-science reminder on answering?

I was just reminded of something that we do on another site that I think would help, that we can do today (requires no code changes or special actions from SE). On Mi Yodeya, once a year for a few ...
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Should we turn Worldbuilding Stack Exchange into a Planet of Hats?

I would agree with X-27 if the button were not “I hate hats”. Hate is a strong concept and one of the precepts I try to live by is “do not hate”. We need a button for I mildly dislike hats I’m not ...
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Runoff voting for the name of our chat

The World Workshop It implies that this is where you can finish building unfinished worlds (and the alliteration is a nice bonus as well.)
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Is the tag [logical-consistency] workable?

I feel like logical-consistency is a duplicate of reality-check. The latter is designed to do what your tag does: ask if an idea is consistent within the laws of physics of the universe in question. ...
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Should we turn Worldbuilding Stack Exchange into a Planet of Hats?

I don't have a clue about this hats thing, but I'm in :)
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What should the name of our chat be?

Just for completeness: Worldbuilders' General Chat For anyone who wants to vote to keep it the same.
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Should we amend the help center text to allow "how to accomplish X" types of questions?

Yes, by adding the following bullet point under "questions are welcome that are about": How to achieve a specified effect in a defined world, including by the use of technology or magic, while ...
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We're suddenly very popular

The falling-out isn't between the main site and Area 51, but rather between Google and Stack Exchange. Anna Lear, an SE developer, tweeted about a Google API change two days ago. That's when the ...
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What is the difference between [superheroes] and [super-powers], and is [superheroes] as proposed reasonable?

I'd kill "superheroes" tag and just keep "super-powers".
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Are pictures of fishbowls on wheels valid answers?

The question is fine, the answer is not I disagree with @Molot's answer. There are plenty of good, thorough answers to the question, and it is completely possible to cover the bases just like with ...
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Can we change the sample question on the tour?

We can change the question, see here: http://data.stackexchange.com/physics/query/92078/possible-about-questions However we need a Q&A on the site that matches those criteria, and so far we have ...
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LaTeX notation for Math

More examples of posts that would be much improved by the availability of MathJax (LaTeX maths formatting): geostationary orbit near the surface minimal radius for simulated gravity
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Do we need a "post-apocalyptic" tag?

Sounds like a worthwhile idea to try out to me. I would suggest going with post-apocalypse and using the tag wiki excerpt to make it clear when each should be used. That way, someone typing ...
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The fourth annual holiday bountapalooza

List of bountied questions Add your latest bounty here! Plausibility of helium dominated atmospheres on super-Earths, asked by TheDyingOfLight and bountied by HDE 226868 (+200) How soon can the ...
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flesh-humans meta tag?

I can see how the tag might be useful in cases where you want to be clear the answers should not use cybernetics etc. However Flesh Humans is ambiguous too though as things like mutants, bio ...
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Change the "What topics can I ask about here?" help center page

I propose that we change the relevant paragraph to: Note that questions must be specific as well as answerable. If you are looking for discussion, brainstorming, or an overall process rather than ...
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LaTeX notation for Math

Here are a few more questions I've come across which would likely benefit from math support. What is the maximum size of a flying creature? Feasibility of anti-matter as a fuel and possibly: What ...
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