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Tag proposal - Podcasting?

Update! I crossed the 150 rep mark, so I AM creating the podcast tag and adding it to my own questions. I hope a few others also choose to use it! Podcasts have some unique writing challenges, and ...
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Can the name of our site in SEDE be updated?

Some time ago the name of Writers.SE was changed to Writing.SE as can be seen in the post This site is now Writing. Today I noticed that the Stack Exchange Data Explorer still uses "Writers". The ...
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Can we do anything to differentiate between various critique questions?

While I fully understand the decision to rule critique questions on-topic, I'm somewhat bothered by the idea of multiple "Please critique this snippet" and "How does this sound?" questions on the main ...
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Tag for “Nonlinear” or “Branching Narrative”?

This is a request for a catch-all tag for nonlinear, branching narratives, Choose Your Own Adventure® gamebooks, choice fiction (Twine), interactive fiction (text adventures), and the stochastic/...
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Flagging worldbuilding questions

When flagging a question, selecting should be closed... -> off-topip because...-> this question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network gives only two choices : meta.writers and English ...
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Mention Worldbuilding in FAQ

We had quite a few questions that were deemed off-topic because they asked about specific subjects relevant to the plot of someone's story, and not to writing in general. I remember a question about ...
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Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

This is my first question on Meta, I hope it belongs here. I'm asking this because I just reached 2000 rep, and I was awarded "Access to moderator tools", whatever that means. I'm not sure if this is ...
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Can we fix the grammar in our tag for 'time-constrain'?

I was running through the review queue, and noticed a suggestion for information about the time-constrain tag. Could we edit this tag to read 'time-constraint'? 'Constrain' is a verb; 'constraint' ...
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Merging of questions on plagiarism?

I've just voted to close I feel like I'm plagiarizing my story? as a duplicate of I'm scared that my story is plagiarizing another story These two questions seem essentially identical, but ...
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Can the “critique” tag be burninated, please?

Stack Exchange employees! The community has decided that the critique tag is a meta tag that does not describe the content of a question, and should be removed. (Here's the meta post about that.) ...
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Closing off-topic questions and migrate them to WorldBuilding.SE

Sometimes people come in Writing.SE and ask questions that belong more in the WorldBuilding.SE. Why isn't that an option in the section to close questions yet? (Close -> Off-topic -> migration) ...
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Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

Recently, I've come across a few questions which had suggested edits. I looked over the edits, and either accepted or rejected them. Now, for some reason edits accepted or rejected by me require ...
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Should we be answering requests for recommendations?

On the Super User SE they have an Off-Topic flag for questions for software and product recommendations: Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic ...
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Specialized template for Critique Requests

This policy discussion is now out of date. Critique questions are off-topic on Writers.SE. Please look for more recent posts on this topic. We frequently have difficulty with questions phrased as ...
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“Fair-use” and “copyright” tags

We have four questions using the fair-use tag, and all of them are questions about fair use of a copyrighted work. All fair-use questions are, by definition, going to be copyright questions. Is ...
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Accepted answers for questions

Too often there are questions with one (or several) good answers, that have even been upvoted substantially, yet the OP hasn't deigned (for whatever reason) to accept any of them. That little green ...
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Can we specify when badges will appear?

I've been trying to get the 'Fanatic' badge for around a year now, and yesterday I finally got it. Or so I thought. The badge didn't appear. A quick search revealed that it took some time to appear. ...
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How to Encourage (or Make) Questioners Wait to Choose Best Answer

Much too often, a newer questioner will choose a "best answer" within hours (or sometimes minutes) of submitting a question. This is frustrating for many reasons and discourages people from ...
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Question That's Answer Requires Knowledge From Users In History and Writers StackExchange

My question I want to ask needs knowledge from users aware of Writing and History. My question is, should StackExchange have some way of allowing overlap to multiple sites that overlap ( not like ...
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Any chance of getting Markdown Extras support?

I love that SE sites let us use the simply elegant Markdown syntax to write questions and answers, but I would love to get some Markdown Extras love. Markdown Extras adds a few little extras to the ...
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Area 51 site for technical documentation?

I'm wondering if it would be better to split off technical writing from Writers? Well, I'm not wondering. I'd like to do it. Writers seems to be too broad for the type of questions I'd like to ask and ...
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More migration paths

When doing an off topic close the only options are Meta and ELU. it would be nice to add ELL, Stack Overflow and Academia.
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We need a flag for migrate comment to answer

I see some great answers in comments. complete well written on topic or maybe an edit or two, but answers, not comments.
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Minor changes: Not bumping up an edited question

Like Wikipedia, is there a way here at stack exchange to sign an edit as 'minor' (like in grammar, spelling corrections) and avoid bumping the question to the top of the list? Suggestion: Having the ...
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'jobs' tab on writer SE like in stackoverflow

Has it been suggested to get a 'jobs' tab much like they have in stackoverflow? If not I'd like to suggest it.
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What about idle users and their questions?

There are plenty of questions around for which there have been answers proposed but apparently the poster has never looked back at it (speaking of cases where there are no accepted answers). They ...
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“bold” vs. “bolder” in light of boldface headers

I noticed that headers use bold which makes the use of <strong> in headers invisible. Changing the style of <strong> (and <b>) to "bolder" might be appropriate. Perhaps there is a ...
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Feature Request: Can I opt out of the Hot Network Question?

Since this was brought up in another thread, I'll make it a question just so it can be "official". I asked a question yesterday and got 5 great answers. However, the question seems to be a Hot ...
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Should we have a “Ratings” tag?

I think there should be a ratings tag for if people have a question on if a certain situation in their writing would tip them over an edge into another rating (Say, from PG to PG-13, or R to X?) Sorry ...
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New answers aren't likely to get reviewed

When a question already has several answers with good scores, it seems that posting a new answer might go unnoticed, and therefor not scored. I get the feeling that posting a new answer to a question ...
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Can we force people to comment before giving them the right to downvote a question?

I am not sure if I am imagining things, but some people might be downvoting questions illegitimately, so in order to prevent them from doing that can we force them to comment and tell people what's ...