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Is broad impact of a specific change too broad?

Yes, the broad impact is the deciding factor, not the broad cause The premise of the question can be as elaborate as the author is willing to spend time on the question. It doesn't matter. The ...
Secespitus's user avatar
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Is a question asking for a method to generate ideas generally considered "too broad"?

Maybe my question should have had a list of requirements the method/answer shall fulfill (to narrow down the spectrum of valid methods and allow one answer to be clearly the best). This one. Think ...
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Exactly what makes my question too broad?

Honestly I have the same feedback for this question that I had for the other one you asked the other day. The point of the stack is not to build a machine for you that you can use to solve ...
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How and why is my question too broad?

I cast the first close vote. The reason is due to the following piece of the question, which I believe is its core: How to set a stage and create a world when I have lots of ideas, backgrounds, ...
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Why can't you suggest multiple ways of solving the question in said question?

As you correctly guessed, you were asking two different questions all together: how to prevent electricity by altering physical laws or conditions how to prevent electricity by altering social ...
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Is "Convince son of Santa scientifically" too broad?

Too many questions = too broad And I quote from the version that I saw: How can Santa have enough time to deliver toys to everyone? How can Santa answer all the children? Does he know all the ...
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Can "Is it possible for a planet to become moon of a gas giant and sustain life as is?" be reopened?

After you made this meta post, the question was reopened and then closed as a duplicate. Duplicates aren't bad! If you didn't find the linked questions, perhaps other people won't either. And ...
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Is "What land animal a large pack of trained war dogs can't kill?" a good fit for the site?

I think that there are many questions of a similar ilk which, as phrased/stated, are simply Big List questions. That's the very definition of Too Broad, one of our main reasons to close a question. It'...
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Exactly what makes my question too broad?

To Avoid Being Closed As Too Broad Step 0: Start building a world. If you can’t say what world you’re asking about, you’re likely to ask an unanswerable question. Your eventual question may be ...
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Is there any high concept question test more specific than the book test?

The most basic form of a high concept question is that it suggests a small change and then asks what large consequences may occur. They are considered off-topic for violating one or more of the ...
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Exactly what makes my question too broad?

Taken as is, that question can only be answered at a level of abstraction so high as to be blindingly obvious. 1. Design your alien species. 2. Design their history. 3. Design their tools. 4. Design ...
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Why is this question marked as "too broad"?

One possibility is that you are approaching this from the wrong angle. The trouble is you don't have a specific outcome in mind. You're asking "when I do this, what happens". If instead you ask "I ...
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Should I edit my older question, make a new one, or do nothing?

Don't edit in ways that invalidate answers, as others have said. One approach to asking followup questions without them being closed as duplicates is to explain what you've learned from previous ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Why is this question marked as "too broad"?

To be honest, I think you went from "too broad", to "primarily opinion-based". And it is still quite broad, we would need to consider all the possible consequences, and then pick "the most" out of ...
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Should I edit my older question, make a new one, or do nothing?

I would not edit your question. 7 months have passed, that's a long time. You can as a new question, and you should focus on what wasn't answered in your first question. Asking a follow-up question ...
clem steredenn's user avatar
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Should I edit my older question, make a new one, or do nothing?

I agree that your question might have been better written in multiple posts and probably would have been closed as too broad if asked today. I'd say you should not edit a question to an extend that ...
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How and why is my question too broad?

I made my comment because how to reach an end goal from a beginning starting point (no matter what that starting point is), is the basic lesson of all creative writing classes. And there are hundreds,...
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How and why is my question too broad?

The problem I see with the question is that rather than asking "how can I integrate x and y?" which we may be able to give some guidance on, you've asked "where do I start with a cross-genre ...
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How and why is my question too broad?

What kind of answer are you even looking for? The fundamental problem with this question is that it is unclear what you want the final answer to look like. How do I blend multiple video game worlds ...
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How and why is my question too broad?

I understood your question to be a generic question about combining elements from already existing fictional worlds into one new fictional world that you will use as the basis for a videogame you are ...
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Using "too story based" to cure "too broad"

This question appears to ask "how to we help OPs ask better questions?" That's simpler when we understand what the VTC reasons mean and why they exist. As Monica Ciello once pointed out, the nature ...
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Using "too story based" to cure "too broad"

Dealing with question of this kind it is more a matter of using the parameters in the question to determine the shape and form answers that are appropriate. In this Meta post this is referred to as "...
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Is the question "Hacking the universe" too broad?

See I'm really fairly new here but having just had a careful look at a couple of things I should have checked out day one but couldn't find (because I'm really bad at navigating websites) I don't ...
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