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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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Do we want to enable a banner stating that AI content is banned on WB.SE?

YES, I want the banner as explained in the question.
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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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If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it?

I would propose naming the tag internal-consistency because the rules-consistency might be confusing for users. In the opposite direction of what it is now: reality-check makes them think it is "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we extend mhchem support in MathJax to include physical units?

I've enabled this as of an hour ago (26 April 2022) Adam said it should be fine but if you run into any issues, let me know and we'll disable it and investigate what's going on.
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If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it?

Yes, I do support the proposal to rename the misnamed reality-check tag to something more clearly suggesting its intended use. More than that, I believe we should ...
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Hard-science reminder on answering?

Two parts of this are technically feasible now; one would be a new feature. For the tag, it is possible to have some sort of pop-up box with custom text appear when you choose certain tags, like this:...
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What should the name of our chat be?

Terra Forma This is a play on words referencing both terraforming, aka world building, and terra firma, which literally means 'solid earth', but in common parlance refers to finally reaching the land ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined... consolidate or leave separate?

I agree with the separation completely: it clarifies the differences between the two terms. However, there are questions out there about global cooling and other large-scale climate changes that aren'...
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What should the name of our chat be?

The Workshop A variant to fi12's suggestion. Hey, what've you been doing? Well you know hanging 'round The Workshop.
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Please raise the threshold for the "too many answers" flag

Distribution of questions by answer-count, last 90 days This is another one of those sites where the expected number of answers skews a bit toward "many"; the gentle fall-off from 2-8 answers is ...
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The second annual Holiday Bountapalooza

A list of the questions with bounties started during this season: Could a large radio telescope survive interstellar spaceflight?, asked and bountied by HDE 226868 (+100) What near-future propulsion ...
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

As of today, August 9 2018, the meta rep requirement of 1 is live for questions and answers; Shog just enabled it. All users should be able to post on meta - barring those suspended, of course. This ...
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