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What is the subject matter distinction between Worldbuilding SE and Science Fiction & Fantasy SE?
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Scifi.SE focuses on existing works of Scientific Fiction and Fantasy, whereas Worldbuilding is to help people who are developing worlds of Fantasy/Fiction in various areas.

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Do we really need an anatomically-correct tag?
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10 votes

As they would say on Stack Overflow: BURNINATE IT! The tag is definitely, as 2012rcampion states, an intersection of creature-design and reality-check. Furthermore, every question tagged with it ...

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Borrowing ideas from poorly asked questions
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A closed question doesn't have to be closed forever. You can try your best to edit it into shape instead, or you can wait a week or two before posting it. If you think you can edit the question ...

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What happened to the idea generation close reason?
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6 votes

It was too vague, so it got removed. It's also misleading since basically everything we do here is idea generation of some sort. Use "Too Broad" or "Primarily Opinion Based" as the alternatives.

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Suggestion: allow questions about theoretical physics
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I agree mostly with Cort Ammon; His first 3 paragraphs pretty much sum up how I think about these questions. However, I don't think questions like these ("Like these" as in too broad and requiring a ...

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How to boost upvotes on questions
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Ask better questions Have you considered simply asking better questions? I went and looked through your questions, and even your two highest voted ones are low quality to me - to me, your questions ...

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Do we need the [gun] tag on the Main Site?
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Thanks for showing the community consensus of not wanting specialized tags for weapons. Furthermore, the evidence shows that the tag was likely mis-created and was basically only used by fairly new ...

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Two identical answers
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In this particular case, the answer posts are days apart. In addition to the duplication of the content, the newer answer itself is very low quality and way too short. As such, I've flagged down the ...

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Frequent closure and reopening of popular questions
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This is not a problem. Yes, this is how the site is supposed to work. You seem to be missing (or ignoring) a bit of the picture; when a post is closed, and then reopened, it is not prevented from ...

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Is Worldbuilding a What if Site - a followup
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If all "what if" questions (and I mean all of them, even the ones that may not be too broad) are not allowed, we could simply have a close reason for "This is a what if question and is off-topic for ...

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Should we edit grammar and spelling on off-topic questions?
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Absolutely not - if it's already closed The biggest issue with making grammar and spelling changes on off topic questions that are closed is that it puts it into the reopen queue, without actually ...

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If I can edit other people's questions on Worldbuilding StackExchange does that make me a moderator?
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No. You are not a moderator. Anyone can suggest edits to questions and those with even more rep can directly edit questions without going through the edit queue.

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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Aify One of the main difficulty for moderators (as well as high-rep users) is to consistently respect the scope of the site. There have been quite some discussions about it here on meta. But I ...

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'It won't work' - challenging the frame of a question
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I think that overall, challenging the frame of a question is a great thing. Challenging the frame of questions can cause unanswerable questions to change into answerable questions. However, even ...

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How to approach worldbuilding ideas about gender and sexuality?
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The topics you've chosen aren't a problem at all - you're free to ask questions related to said topics. However, note that questions regarding these topics tend to err on the side of "too broad", "...

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Do we need both [bone] and [skeleton]?
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Yes, I would say we need both. Because bone can be bone in general (including things such as nails), skeleton relates more towards specific things such as Exoskeletons, Skeletal Structure, and undead ...

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According to reality check, possibility implies existence
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Logically speaking, possibility does in fact imply existence. As long as we take into account the following: The universe is infinite The requested item/concept/idea doesn't break the laws of ...

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Why is "Creating an undetectable 'Manchurian Candidate'" off-topic?
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Here's my 2 cents: After reading your edit, I feel that the question is off-topic, but not for the reasons stated in the close reason. It seems to me that the only reasonable answer to give right ...

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What changes about real-world questions are needed to the help center?
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Real world questions have always been on-topic; the moon question was wrongfully closed. It fits the first criteria listed (Creation of elements of a world, in this case a moon). Based on what I've ...

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