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Incorrectly Deleted User - user31385

My profile (user31385) has been deleted because someone has got the impression that I am under 13. I was born in 1964 and so however much I wish I was younger, I'm not underage for this community. How ...
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Do we need a tag for every genre?

I noticed a new tag today: dark-fantasy. Essentially, according to the description, it is for questions about books that mix fantasy and horror. My question is why do we need a tag for every genre ...
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Weird reputation

I look at yesterday, and I see I've earned 235 points. Only that shouldn't be possible: 200 is fine. Over that, accepted answer gives 15, so 215 and 230 are possible, but not 235. Then today, I just ...
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What's our stance on terminology questions?

There have been two questions today that ask about writing related terms without specifying a writing related problem: Is there a term for a first person narrative, written specifically in the past ...
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Link of related question links to different question?

I was on this question at Writing Stack Exchange. On the side, there is a list of the related questions. I clicked on this question("I have this story all planned out..."): For some reason the link ...
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When questions get 'stolen' and the original user isn't credited

I originally had a question: How many people who participate here on writing se have become successful authors? This question actually had two questions inside it, causing it to become classed as too ...
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Are “how can I hide information” questions on topic?

I was about to ask a question about "hiding information in plain sight" on the main site when I realised that it could be too open ended. I looked into the help centre and couldn't find anything ...
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What should we do with the “fundamental career advice” question?

What is the most fundamental advice when it comes to writing? feels like a very broad and/or opinion-based question to me, yet has many solid-seeming answers. (I haven't read all of them.) When I ...
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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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Why are our traffic stats so low?

Right now the block on the right side of Main lists the usual stuff: ~6,5k questions, around 20k answers, 100% answered and ~22k users. But one stat seems to be quite far off: We currently have 55 ...
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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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What's the difference between [script] and [scriptwriting]?

Some time ago Έρικ Κωνσταντόπουλος (Erik the Outgolfer) mentioned the following in the chat: I've noticed there are both script and scriptwriting, sometimes on the same question too! Both tags ...
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What's the difference between [short-story] and [short-fiction]?

I've stumbled upon the tag short-fiction, which sadly has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki. Looking through the questions tagged with short-fiction I can see that most of them (10 of 18) ...
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It Is Appropiate to Welcome People Answering My Question?

Recently (yesterday, actually) I ask a question about writing an AI character. The question get a fair amount of attention and there were several first time posters. They popped up in the First Post ...
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A determined duck is following me

Everywhere where I go, there's a duck in the bottom right corner, just staring at me. Why is it there? When did they implement it?
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Are questions about general plot solutions on-topic?

I asked a question after I carefully evaluated what is considered on-topic (under "Generating plot ideas") and read the related linked question. After some debate in the comments and getting two good ...
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Fiction vs Creative-Writing

We currently have two tags that describe basically the same thing: Fiction and Creative-Writing. Fiction is described as "a form of prose writing that deals with at least partly artificial or imagined ...
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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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Why were these two identical spam answers converted to comments?

About eleven hours ago, this question received two near-identical answers, from two separate unregistered accounts, that were quite blatant spam. Both were apparently converted to comments by a ...
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Should we close this? “What are good reads about writing?”

The question what are good reads about writing? would, if asked today, almost certainly be closed. To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective ...
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Can I ask for help/feedback for my personal life story on Writing SE?

I am a 100% novice writer. I came here from Stack Overflow as a programmer after stumbling across it. My partner and I are getting married in August and long story short (no pun intended) she is a ...
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Do we need [voting] and [votes] (and [down-votes] and [up-votes]) on Meta?

I was looking through the tags on Meta and found the tags voting and votes. Sadly neither of them has a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki. This makes the distinction between the two of them unclear ...
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I'd like some guidance on creating tags

I was thinking of creating a 'diversity' and 'tokenism' tag, but unsure if this is a good idea and seek feedback. How to balance respecting diversity and avoiding tokenism at the same time
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Why was the question put on-hold: Rhethoric Mind Torture, how to write it?

According to the super-useful notice at the bottom: off-topic. Yeah, well then, let's focus more on how NGE handled the mind rape scene. I rewatch the scene and actually find what I was looking for. ...
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Is AP-style different from APA style and is the tag used correctly?

I've had a look through some older questions and some of the less popular tags on the main site and I stumbled upon the tag ap-style, which sadly has neither a tag wiki excerpt, nor a full tag wiki. ...
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Tag for articy:draft?

Recently I found this software called articy:draft, and I fell in love with it. It's a pretty neat software that allows you to organize your story (for a video game) in a visual way. Since Writer (or ...
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Questions coming in from Technical Communication

As previously discussed in Let's migrate content from Technical Communication here and also on their meta (probably not available for much longer), we are currently receiving a large number of ...
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Time to Exit Beta?

So, we still haven't quite reached the mark on questions per day. But we're killing all our other stats. It's hard to find a question here that doesn't immediately have a ton of answers and votes. ...
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How can we improve our tech-writing tags?

We currently have several tags relevant for questions about technical writing: technical-writing api-documentation indexing examples Plus there are many other tags that apply to lots of types of ...
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Let's migrate content from Technical Communication here

The Technical Communication site is not going to graduate from private beta due to not meeting the participation threshold. However, there are some good people and some good content in the private ...
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Moving useless comments to discussion

On most other Stackoverflow sites, if you start a useless discussion in the comments, it gets deleted with a comment like "Comments are not for extended discusion. This has been moved to chat." See ...
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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

It's a new year and we have a new name. Let's make (or update) ads to promote Writing Stack Exchange on other sites on the network! Last year we made several new ads. For some, maybe we just need ...
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This site is now Writing

In response to the recent discussion "Should we change our name?", we've made a subtle but crucial alteration to how this site presents itself: As a general practice, we long ago moved away from ...
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Why was my comment flag on a “Thank you”-comment declined?

I recently flagged this comment as "no longer needed", which reads: thankyou for the tips. To cite from the privilege page on "Comment Everywhere": When shouldn't I comment? [...] ...
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Where do we draw the line for legal questions?

There has been some discussion on whether or not legal questions should be on-topic for Writers SE. Many legal questions may be on-topic, but where should we draw the line? A recent question (Can I ...
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Site cleanup - what do we need to do?

Let's have a look at the site - are there old policies in meta that we should mark as obsolete? Do the help pages need updating? (We can edit some of them, not all of them.) Any tag wikis that need ...
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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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Support your local sheriff

I have just come off a three month term as moderator of this site. Long story short -- it is far harder than I imagined it would be. If you haven't done it, you have no idea. If your think being ...
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What to do with an obvious standout answer that I hate?

So, I asked this question. The first answer is an obvious standout, with three times the vote total of all the others combined. Problem is, I don't like any of the answers much, and this one less ...
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Writing challenge: Sale! - 8 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with the previous one, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge! Topic Write about shopping in holiday. Any holiday will do, not just ...
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Is asking to proof read text for a specific issue on topic?

I understand I can't just ask a proofreading question. I want to ask a question if I am using dialog tags well. I see a lot of discussion about it, but I can't understand is my writing makes the ...
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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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NaNoWriMo participants

I decided to enter into the NaNoWriMo! If anyone here has entered into it, let's get support for each other going! Maybe we can exchange ID's or talk about struggles on this thread. Apologies if this ...
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Defining “professional”

One of the key concepts that keeps coming up in our discussions of the site and its future is that of professionalism. Some, myself included, want to see a more professional focus for this site. ...
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New rule on what to write questions

This post is to capture our new rules on what to write questions, as proposed in Getting Writers out of its Rut. There are several kinds of questions that can be characterized as "what to write" ...
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Writing challenge: It's Magic! - 22 Oct 2017 - 12 Nov 2017

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with the previous one, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge! Topic Write about something magical as a major element. It does not have ...
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A proposed follow-up to boost Writing Challenge and Promote Writers.SE together

I bumped into a few old interesting meta questions/posts: What questions should be compiled into Writers.SE ebook? and Writing Contests. Alternatively, I am also witnessing newer trends and ...
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Research Type Questions

With us trying to review and re-tool our site, one thing has become unclear to me which is how to handle research based questions. Some times I read on meta that it should be open to help the site ...
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Getting Writers out of its Rut

This site is in a rut. It has been in beta for six and half years. The most obvious factor preventing us from graduating is our questions per day stat. All our other statistics are excellent. (https://...
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Writing challenge: Something new! - 26 Sep 2017 - 17 Oct 2017

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with the previous one, this includes both a topic and a prompt - but this time, also an actual challenge! Topic Write something involving something new ...

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