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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

Several Things You Can Do! You should be asking questions about worldbuilding. Apart from its other issues, the question you asked is really a very bad plot question. You're asking about the actions ...
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How do I edit a question that was open-ended without discrediting one of the original questions

You've run into one of the unwritten rules of Stack Exchange... or at least this Stack Maybe other stacks do the same thing, but Stack Exchange encourages editing questions. By definition, editing a ...
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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

You have already stepped on gunky ground with the question about anatomically correct phalli, which has received 7 downvotes and 0 upvotes and a good shower of comments pointing out how much out of ...
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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

There are places to ask such questions. Might I suggest https://www.reddit.com/r/NSFWworldbuilding/? Obviously, given that subreddit's name, its content is NSFW, so be careful about clicking that ...
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Why was my answer to "Can selective breeding maximize human intelligence without major complications?" deleted?

As commented by HDE, the content was flagged as rude/abusive, and deletion followed. As moderators one of our tasks is to keep the posts clean: surgically removing the crap with an edit takes more ...
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Is this question asking "Which of these federal agency would investigate an unmanned, radioactive UFO crash" acceptable?

ACCEPTABLE I personally found your question acceptable. It is what I'd consider a low level or basic worldbuilding query. If I understand you correctly, you seem to have a simple knowledge deficit (...
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What are the limits of open-endedness, hypotheticality, and encouragement of "discussion-based or extremely long answers", are they too subjective?

First of all... Thank you for participating! Meta is the right place to ask questions like this! Your willingness to come here and seek advice, question policy, and help build our community is very ...
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Is there a rule prohibiting “follow-ups”

Yes When you say "follow-up" I assume what you mean is that, within a single post, you're asking a "main question" with one or more "follow-up" questions. I say this ...
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When are comments needed?

I was under the wrong idea that also deleted comments would have counted as edits and as a consequence bumped the related posts up. Since I saw no reason for bumping so many posts up, I opted for ...
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What did I do wrong and how to know if my question got reviewed

This site is different from other Q&A sites. If you read through our [tour] you'll see that not every worldbuilding question is suitable for this site. Our goal is to build a library of detailed ...
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Will the main chat be unfrozen?

'Tis done. I'm one of the room owners and probably should have been monitoring it more regularly -- that's my bad. The Factory Floor hasn't been active in a while, to put it mildly, stretching back to ...
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What are the limits of open-endedness, hypotheticality, and encouragement of "discussion-based or extremely long answers", are they too subjective?

The general idea behind SE is not to answer a question, but to build a knowledge base out of the answers given to questions. To make it possible and allow answers to be reusable by others, the ...
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Is there a rule prohibiting “follow-ups”

Yes there are rules prohibiting multiple questions If you are talking about this question, and that by follow-ups you mean asking multiple questions that follow one another, the answer is no, you ...
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Is this question asking "Which of these federal agency would investigate an unmanned, radioactive UFO crash" acceptable?

Foreword Seeing that you became userXXXX, I can only guess that your account was deleted. Since you told your feelings elsewhere I have good reasons to think I know why 😢. As such, I'm pushing my ...
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How do I edit a question that was open-ended without discrediting one of the original questions

You Don't I see you're learning how Stack Exchange works --- the hard way! You are correct that brainstorming is an issue. It might help to understand why. Brainstorming is essentially where two or ...
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How do I edit a question that was open-ended without discrediting one of the original questions

Unfortunately once you've received answers your ability to reduce the scope of the question asked is greatly diminished. This is one of the many reasons why we discourage experienced users of this ...
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My question was falsely removed as rude and abusive

I wasn't part of the original issue and read the question for the first time by clicking the link in this post. The question is not as objective as one might think Considering there the range of ...
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Is this question asking "Which of these federal agency would investigate an unmanned, radioactive UFO crash" acceptable?

I'm not the best judge of these things, but I'll offer my cents anyway. The Q is a little verbose in my opinion. Q's that are too long often get ignored. But if I'm understanding it correctly you're ...
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What happened to the "tour" button?

This has been fixed From meta's meta, it has been told the issue has been fixed. And as far as I know, I can confirm we see again the recomforting "Tour" button, allowing us to bask in its ...
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What did I do wrong and how to know if my question got reviewed

Adding some specifics I up voted @Sphennings' answer. It's excellent and I hope you carefully read it. I wanted to point out a specific issue about ambiguity. You asked: I'm wondering what kind of ...
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