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Putting opinion based questions on hold, too fast
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I think collectively we need to be putting questions on hold much faster, not slower. Either that or we should have a moratorium on answering until it is settled what the question actually is asking. ...

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What is the difference between [superheroes] and [super-powers], and is [superheroes] as proposed reasonable?
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8 votes

I'd kill "superheroes" tag and just keep "super-powers".

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So, is that it for Monica? What does the Dec 23 update mean for the future?
7 votes

I made the personal decision to set my username back, removing the " - Reinstate Monica". I think that fight is lost.

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In sadness, it is time for me to go
5 votes

Goodbye, Monica. I have never had a diamond, but I learned from watching you how to welcome new users, how to give negative feedback on questions/answers without critiquing the person posting. ...

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Exactly what makes my question too broad?
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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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Why was my question closed as primarily opinion-based?
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I think I have a litmus test for what constitutes a "primarily opinion-based" question. Ask yourself: "What would a wrong answer to this question be?" For the process of a place name developing, ...

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Organize tidal-locking Qs with a tag?
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I'd prefer tidally-locked. It's the term most commonly used to describe the planets and moons, and people usually are asking about worlds that are already locked, not the process by which locking ...

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There are too many world UNbuilding answers and comments
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The other Stack Exchanges don't generally allow hypotheticals the way WB SE does. That has to impact our standard for how to ask questions. Easy example: When so many of the questions are looking for ...

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We are Too Ready to Close Questions - how to change this?
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I continue to take the position that ALL questions should start closed and be opened when they’ve been refined. You can find other Meta posts from me on this topic. This is a WB unique problem because ...

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Should/Can I give a reason for accepting a certain answer?
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A comment on the answer should suffice.

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should the name reality check change to plausibility check or possibility check?
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No, because... The three terms "reality check" and "plausibility check" and "self-consistency check" do mean different things, but I don't think we need different tags. I think we need one tag that ...

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Why is "How can a teleporter stop a bullet?" off-topic?
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Too story based because teleportation is not a real-world thing so without more info about your world, it would be impossible to say what teleportation can do. Weirdly, a question that is “too story ...

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Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing?
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I still think the answer is to have all questions start out as "On Hold" until they're whitelisted as "ready for answers". New users wouldn't feel singled out then. I'd even be ok with a 1 hour hold ...

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Hats, do they build community, or assist with Sorting? Are they plot devices, or status symbols?
3 votes

What you must understand is that there are truly great programmers in the world, capable of churning out code to solve any problem. ANY problem. And there are managers in this world who have truly ...

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How to Resolve a Question with Very Good, but Wrong Answers?
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2 votes

The author of the question has control of the accepted answer, always. Other users control the up/down votes. Reward the person who gave you the help you were seeking... they should gain achievements ...

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Is asking for advice or critique on your world on-topic here?
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Agree with Elemtilas. Can be made on-topic if the question were presented as “here is a bullet point list of facts about my matriarchy. Are there any contradictions within this list?” That’s a ...

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What reason do I select in order to vote to close poorly written questions?
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Low quality questions pretty much always fall into "unclear what you're asking" in my experience. In the case of a question based on false assumptions, it's unclear what they're asking because the ...

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Ever appropriate to just make the edit to a multi question question?
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After seeing Bellerophon's comment and L.Dutch, I decided to go ahead and make the edit (since there sill weren't any answers posted). Bellerophon made a good point about telling the user they could ...

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Physics questions with little to no actual story
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Encourage the story feedback but don't discourage the question, unless it is just blatantly a pure science question. Even a sliver of hypothetical suffices for WB.

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Where are the lines as far as meta-ish worldbuilding questions?
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You want to know if this kind of question is ok on WB: "Does X violate suspension of disbelief?" Compare with this kind: "Are X and Y compatible in the same world?" This kind gets asked all the ...

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Rules of Peer Moderation
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I used to violate Rule 8, answering a question while voting to close. I thought I was being helpful... trying to guess what the question was about while signaling that I wasn't sure. That got ...

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How to make men relevant in a world where magic is gender specific to women?
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I'm going to say it is on topic, but it is still Too Broad in its current form (and, no, that's not intended as a pun). Kingledion had some questions. Those questions are key for me... when you ask ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Do you believe that the titles of all questions should be the actual question? Are the titles of questions supposed to be the actual question being asked? Or are the titles meant to draw in readers ...

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New tag for how to kill impossible to kill character
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We have the super-powers tag. But you're right... there are a lot of these questions. But rather than focus on these, I suggest something broader: a tag for overpowered-check, which could include ...

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