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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

Naturally, we should do what happens in the Real World (TM) when someone shows promise of this sort --- give him MORE & HARDER WORK to do!
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How/why does the Community mod close questions?

That's the user themselves closing the question as a duplicate. When someone votes to close as a duplicate the user is asked whether they agree - and when they do the community user with his "mod ...
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Do we care if users use real names?

You can choose whichever name you feel fits you as long as you don't break any rules like Be nice. As far as I know nobody encourages people to use their real name and nobody encourages people to use ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

A T-shirt with the background of the site in it.
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Taking some issues

It is harder to write good questions about culture, politics, and other qualitative issues, but there are plenty of them on WB. As someone who has written 3 questions and seen two of them closed for ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

Have the artist who drew the site's background draw a scene involving the subjects of Cort's top 5/10 answers, interpreted in the most creative (and possibly hilarious) way possible. Or, a good-...
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8 votes

Taking some issues

To be frank about it, yes. There are a certain cohort of people on this site that have their heads so far up their tails they're at risk of recursion. Yes, there are some generally self-righteous ...
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Is there a way to see my interactions with another user?

There are no easy ways, but you can use the StackExchange Data Explorer (SEDE) to find these things. I made a few very simple queries with a few examples that I could remember at the top of my head. ...
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-60 rep, user removed. Who?

No, you can't find out. Votes are private, so revealing who was the source of your reputation changes from vote reversals would violate that. In addition, users are allowed to leave quietly if they ...
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Worldbuilding Discord Server

I don't think this is a good idea - the chat is good enough for what the community needs, but if you find others feel free to create a private Discord space for WorldBuilding.SE and announce it in the ...
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Who are the anonymous users?

While I second James' answer, I just want to share my personal experience: I lurk most of the SE communities here, and I am registered only in a small subset of them. However, when I stumble into a ...
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Who are the anonymous users?

Who are the anonymous users? Could it be, say, the OP who just wasn't logged in properly? Couldn't say, it could be a user that's just not logged in to the system like you suggested. Or is it a ...
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Do we care if users use real names?

Back when there was only Stack Overflow, there was some gentle encouragement (and example-setting) from Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood to use real names. On a site for professional programmers, this ...
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Do I understand the consequence of the rep league data correctly?

I think it's more like the total amount of people actively participating in the last few weeks is about 1/30 of the total amount of all registered users. I participated in the site very actively a ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

@Cort Ammon is the Jon Skeet of Worldbuilding. We should make an Ammon Facts post on Meta or Worldbuilding Meta, like the Skeet Facts post. And then we should tag it with a new Cort-Amon tag so when ...
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Getting More Sandbox Helpers

I don't think there is a serious problem with the sandbox. Personally, I go there from time to time but maybe not often enough. My experience: Every time I go there, it seems like the posts ...
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Do we care if users use real names?

This is basically a generational thing. The people who were active on the internet pre-Facebook will almost never use their real name, using real names online was not done. I'm of this generation ...
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Who are the anonymous users?

I saw the same edit that you saw. It was on a post of mine and I approved it. Like James said in his answer, don't judge edits by the user. Judge them by content. Same as with any judgement on any ...
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Who is the mysterious user @67275?

Guess.. bounties are taken from the total SE points, rather than points for every individual sites ? In that case 67275 can give away so many points, because the 67275 user has 140 accounts on SE. ...
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Who is the mysterious user @67275?

They're a user, nothing particularly remarkable. They have the association bonus from another site so they have 100 free rep points on every site they join. This gives them sufficient rep to issue a ...
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Who are the anonymous users?

It appears to be the Community I have had one of these edits on one of my answers. It was from Anonymous correcting my misspelling of “Silver”, i wrote both Sliver and Silver in the answer. I ...
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Who are the anonymous users?

Honestly, I reject these as general principle. Someone who hasn't even taken the time to create an account is trying to edit posts? Even when they're reasonable edits, I just can't get past the source....
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is there data about the numbers of new users who have quit Wordlbuilding SE after question closure?

I'd have phrased this differently, since people's frequency or degree of participation can vary significantly, even if shy of formal account deletion. For what it's worth, I'm spending less time ...
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