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The need has dropped off, which may be part of why the interest has dropped off. We should stop regular topic challenges. But if, occasionally, somebody feels motivated to call for a challenge, drawing from the proposals that were collected or doing something new, that should be ok. Keep the idea of topic challenges but drop the weekly/biweekly/triweekly ...


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What they actually said was this: Depending on the question you could try Worldbuilding. However, I think it would need to be a specific question relating to building the world. Asking in general as in: would this film idea work? Wouldn’t be acceptable there or any SE site as far as I know. And this: If it's a question about the creation of fantasy ...


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No, but you did not ask a question. You made a statement about a plot, but that was it, no problem for us to help you. What we need is a specific question like "How would [subject] work" or "what what can happen in [situation]?" not just a rundown of the plot. it is important to give info to the people who might answer so they can answer it well. But we need ...


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Follow the process: flag as not an answer, let the community decide. Questions and answers belong to the community, the community decides.


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Agreed. The challenge was a great way to generate various content for the site. Now we are graduating (that is a long process), and we already have that much content. There isn't any need for more experienced users to generate more questions. We have plenty of new users coming up with great creative questions. As you wrote, it's time to shoot the dying ...


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Frame challenging is at the core of World Building. If I had more time on my hands, I would be adding more frame challenges to your question. As it is, though, I clenched at the part where you meant to use quantum entanglement for communication, and I stopped reading when you mentioned how the quantum device must be positioned. To give you an idea of how... ...


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Not everyone who answers the question is going to agree with your basic principles, some people will poke holes in them. Nor will you agree with the points raised in every answer. That is ever the risk of asking questions on a public forum. It's up to you to decide whether you'll take some of those points on board or not. In this case I disagree with the ...


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Yes, but finish what we started As I suggested in chat, close the question, then make it into a weekly challenge to clear out the well thought out answers.


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You have data communication by means of quantum entanglement (nope, doesn't work) and, in addition "the quantum device must be exactly in the center of the two receivers" (nope, not possible in any meaningful way) ... and you pretend that this hard SF. Nightmayre's answer is pretty much what I would have written in a scathing review of such a book plot. My ...


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The question you've asked isn't about worldbuilding as such. It's either a plot question or something deeply sociological about the need a society has for myths over and above the requirement for truth in historical recollection.


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Where to go: This line of inquiry is definitely unsuitable on any Stack Exchange forum. Especially this one. Since you're asking a general interest query about the direction you should take with your script / idea, I'd recommend a general purpose discussion forum like Reddit (r/worldbuilding or r/fantasyworldbuilding or r/scifi or r/sciencefiction).


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I think they could work, but would require different presentation. I feel like, right now, it's hard to tell what questions apply to a given topic challenge, or which one 'win' the challenge. If there were a way to script a bot to dump any question asked after the challenge started and matching the challenge tag into a leaderboard post on meta with votes on ...


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