ArtOfCode
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Why was my post downvoted?
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When science isn't science Science and speculation aren't a good mix. When the two meet in one post, it's incredibly easy to speculate that something might be a good scientific theory. However, this ...

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Community Promotion Ads 2016
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A hard-science ultimatum
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I think, to prevent hard-science going the way of science-based, we're going to have to be strict about things. Really, quite harshly strict about it - like this: If a question is not a hard-science ...

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Worldbuilding Data Queries
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Voting and Moderation Upvotes Over Time - shows how many votes each post received on average over time. Percentage of questions closed - shows a simple rundown of total questions, closed questions, ...

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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?
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Where is the Sandbox? The current Sandbox is located on this meta post. A list of all Sandboxes can be found on the original Sandbox post. Proposed questions should be posted as answers to the current ...

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We have a blog!
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How to Use Medium Each time a new contributor has been brought on board, we've had to get them up to speed on the tools we're using - specifically, we've had to explain how to use Medium. This is ...

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Medium Blog - Contribut(ors|ions)
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I'm interested in... Writing/contributing, either on a one-time basis or more frequently: ✓ Monica Cellio (heavier on writing/presentation/etc and probably some fiction; probably some "what I ...

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Should we use the sandbox for answers, too?
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I'm going to post three answers, each detailing one of the options as I see it. Community members, please vote on these to indicate your agreement or disagreement with each option. This option has my ...

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Case Studies - on or off topic?
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Spoilers: I'm going to say most of these are Idea Generation. 1. How would Facebook Sysadmins prevent the summoning of Cthulhu? About worldbuilding? Meh. This one seemed what-iffy to me - there was ...

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Medium Blog - Naming
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The temporary name I put in while we figure out another, for voting: Universe Factory

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Should my writing question be closed?
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Should it stay open? Personally, yes. There is definitely a strong worldbuilding aspect there; it's not a duplicate; it's clearly written; the scope is reasonably narrow, and there's nothing opinion-...

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Scoping the Blog - Specific Content and People
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I would be interested in one of the ideas from the last post: community interviews. One possibility would be interviews. Maybe once a month a community member gets interviewed about what brings ...

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Should I downvote an answer I disagree with even if the answer is appropriate?
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Your votes are yours to do as you wish with. That said, the voting tooltips provide some guidelines: on the main site, the tooltips say: [Upvote]: This answer is useful [Downvote]: This answer ...

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"This question has multiple issues"
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:: shrug :: No, really. Doing this doesn't do any harm, but I'm not aware that it does much good either. Questions get closed for one reason.* The reason picked is based on the consensus created by ...

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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I'm ArtOfCode, and these are my answers. They're also some random thoughts I had while writing answers. 1. Views on Scope Idea Generation Not long ago, I posted Is Worldbuilding a What If Site?. For ...

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Since it's come up on a couple of other elections, and because I think it sets a good precedent of openness: Have you ever been suspended on Stack Exchange (a main site or in chat), and are you ...

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Fortnightly topic challenge #16: Warfare
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This challenge generated 27 questions and 171 answers, for an average of 6.33 answers per question. Posts How would a war between immortals be fought? - HDE 226868 317 total votes, 47 question votes,...

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Clearing the air of hostility
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If you want to clear the air, chat is the place to do it. Perhaps you - or someone - needs to look into your problems with chat: what exactly does happen when you try to get in? Disagreements with an ...

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Badge viability
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As far as I'm aware, there is no review of badges. This is probably simply because badges are an SE-wide unchanging feature, and I think it unlikely that there is any functionality to control badges ...

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Is the empire building tag constructive?
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A general principle I go by is this: if you create a tag, you have to demonstrate that it has worth to the site, usually by adding a tag wiki. In this case, you did add a tag wiki, which was approved....

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Answers that contradict Questions: how to respond?
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My two cents: I think these answers, while not totally in the spirit of the question, are quite often useful and should be left alone. I've seen a few instances where someone has answered in this ...

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Let's design some new ads!
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Another idea for the blog: Wording mostly stolen from the EL&U blog ad; images are two header images from our blog, and the blog logo (which I have high-res versions of, if anybody wants one to ...

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brainstorming vs definitive answers
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The problem with this kind of question is it's opinion based and therefore, subjective. No doubt this has been linked many times before but I'll do it again: see Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. ...

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Rules for editing questions
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The edit in question, had I reviewed it, would have got a reject vote. It violates the intent of the original author. More to the point, it doesn't add any pertinent, permanent detail. The XKCD comic ...

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Discussion on duplicate policy
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Closing questions requires 5 users to agree precisely to solve this problem of subjectivity. The principle is that if 5 people can agree that a question is a duplicate, it's a pretty good indication ...

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Is it an idea generation and thus off-topic?
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Worldbuilders are a bit weird. By that, I mean that this site has some characteristics a bit different from other SE sites, and this is one of them. I'm sure we had a meta-discussion about this a ...

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Defining the boundaries of the "hard-science" tag
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My opinion (the main point of which I have stated several times in various places): The science behind these answers should be hard science, not soft, subjective science. As I said in the original ...

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Are questions about the development between world building and creative writing off topic?
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It is off topic. As it stands, you've written a question about both worldbuilding and writing processes. Questions here about worldbuilding process have been closed before, so I would't expect much ...

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Should we use the sandbox for answers, too?
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I'm going to post three answers, each detailing one of the options as I see it. Community members, please vote on these to indicate your agreement or disagreement with each option. Option 1: No. ...

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Naming our lady
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Alynn As a hat-tip to a brief series of questions I wrote a while back. I can see the scientific mage and her pet robot being a great force for good.

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