13 votes

Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

Stack Exchange has been talking about decoupling "graduation" and the various effects of that transition since 2015. So far they've only altered elections -- so-called "beta" sites, including us, now ...
9 votes

Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

The reputation thresholds depend on the status of the site. If it's a beta site the thresholds are low, if it's a graduated site the thresholds are big. There is no way for us to change the thresholds,...
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9 votes

Can we force people to comment before giving them the right to downvote a question?

Down-voting is a fundamental part of the SE ecosystem Down-votes are a core part of the site. Requiring comments for downvotes is bad for a number of reasons. This question has been asked on every ...
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9 votes
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Tag for "Nonlinear" or "Branching Narrative"?

branching-narrative would be a good tag and we should create it The reasons are already stated in the question, I just want to point out a few things. A branching storyline doesn't necessarily mean ...
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7 votes

Closing off-topic questions and migrate them to WorldBuilding.SE

Beta sites don't usually get custom migration targets. (We got EL&U as an exception to the usual rules, years ago.) The last time we looked there weren't enough questions flowing from Writing to ...
6 votes
Accepted

Can we fix the grammar in our tag for 'time-constrain'?

This turned out to be the tip of a larger iceberg. We had two messages tagged "time-constrain" (sic). We had a bunch of questions tagged "time", which were divided between questions about managing ...
6 votes

Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

For the "I thought of something to improve" cases, where no actual harm is being done in the meantime, I think the solution is just to wait. Modifying edits that are already in the review queue, that ...
5 votes

Can we force people to comment before giving them the right to downvote a question?

Yet another issue: you do not actually give people a chance to comment. Twice I downvoted your questions, and was in the process of leaving a comment and explaining why, when you deleted the question. ...
5 votes

Can we force people to comment before giving them the right to downvote a question?

In short: this won't help. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it tell you how the water tastes. I understand where you're coming from. It's frustrating when you get unexplained ...
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5 votes

Flagging worldbuilding questions

Here is a tally of the migrations we've made since September 2014, when the Worldbuilding site entered public beta. (Some settling might have occurred during shipping -- i.e. I hand-counted these ...
5 votes

Feature Request: Can I opt out of the Hot Network Question?

You can see the Hot Network questions here. As of writing this your question is on the third page and is therefore shown all around the network, which means that other users might see the title and ...
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5 votes

Can we formulate a response to the large number of kids under 13?

Is the 13 year age limit a standard across the entire SE, or can individual SE's have their own age limits based on the appropriateness of the material? It's a standard, and as linksassin noted, ...
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5 votes

Tag proposal - Podcasting?

Another niche I have been trying to figure out how to represent on WritersSE is YouTube essays – which I think have some crossover with podcasting, especially in the way they are structured (or not ...
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4 votes

Tag proposal - Podcasting?

Hmmm...good question. scriptwriting should fit here and I'm not sure we need a separate tag for podcasting. Questions regarding writing scripts and screenplays, for movies, TV, videogames and ...
4 votes
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Community specific reasons for closing only shows EL&U and Writing Meta SE options

Could we include a search bar to pick any SE site to migrate to instead of just 2 options? This is actually what we mods have. While regular users have only a limited list of options, moderators can ...
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3 votes

Rewrite of help center sentences to be more open to all of our writers

The bad example sentence featured in the question: Writing Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for anybody interested in the craft of professional writing, editing, and publishing. We cover a wide ...
3 votes
Accepted

Proposal for a Writing SE custom logo

Thank you for your proposal. I'm glad you enjoy your time here. If possible, when are we having a Writing SE logo at all (apart from the current one)? Unfortunately, we don't know. As of the time of ...
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3 votes

Tag proposal - Podcasting?

I am very much in favour of having a podcast tag. Having a tag about a thing is a way of telling the world that we answer questions about this thing, which in turn encourages more questions and ...
3 votes

Feature Request: Can I opt out of the Hot Network Question?

As of right now you can flag a post for a moderator to kick the question from the HNQ list, which will also mean that it will not go back up on that list. See the very recent MSE post Updating the ...
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3 votes
Accepted

Rewrite of help center sentences to be more open to all of our writers

The other mods and I have agreed that the tour's intro needs some improvement. As well as the sentence you pointed out, there's an errant use of "Writers Stack Exchange" (the site's previous ...
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2 votes

Should we have a "Ratings" tag?

We don't get a lot of "R-rated and above" questions, so segregating them would probably mean they wouldn't get much attention -- people wouldn't be in the habit of going there. Plus, the boundaries ...
2 votes

Should we have a "Ratings" tag?

I would disagree that a ratings is required or tags for any specific rating value. Given that the ratings mechanisms and the criteria that they apply are very different in different jurisdictions, I ...
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2 votes

Can the name of our site in SEDE be updated?

For the record, this was fixed as of early 2021:
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2 votes

More migration paths

Stack Exchange generally resists requests to add to this list (ELU was already an exception for us). However, if there's data to support a request, we can ask for this. The best way to approach a ...
2 votes

Merging of questions on plagiarism?

We haven't had a lot of merges, but merges are infrequent everywhere so that's not surprising. What we need to determine -- and this can be done by the community; it doesn't require a mod -- is: does ...
1 vote

Community specific reasons for closing only shows EL&U and Writing Meta SE options

Moderators have the power to add additional target sites to the list that you have quoted (except on beta sites). As already suggested, you could raise a proposal to add a specific site. If questions ...
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1 vote

Merging of questions on plagiarism?

These two questions - yes, I think they're similar enough that, as Monica states in her answer, every answer in both questions would fit both. At least, I skimmed over them, and it seemed so. I ...
1 vote

Can we allow rollbacks to our edits in a queue?

I understand your feeling, but I don't see this as a problem. Edit is completely reversible. If you've approved an edit that should've not been approved in the first place and it's pending another ...
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