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Is Scientific Speculation the Right Place for a Discussion Series About Space Sports?

I feel like science fiction doesn't have many sports, other than the occasional laser battle or fantasy sword duel. I'd like to start a discussion series about sports in a low-gravity/no-gravity e...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by James McLellan‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Incorrect number of answers showing in questions list

I've noticed that some questions have a mismatch between the number of answers showing in the question list page, and the number of answers showing on the specific question page. For example, the R...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Do we want to consider removing (most) mass-imported questions

This is based on a question in Writing about revitalising the community and is pretty much a blatant copy-paste of Monica's answer there. Essentially, it's been suggested that we remove all mass-i...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by chris-barry‭

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A few questions as I dip my toes in the water here

I took the tour and was told that questions about magic wouldn't find a place here. That's when I started looking around. There are 500+ tags, apparently not a single one of them has a summary...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by JBH‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Where does this differ from a regular Science Q&A?

I have some interest with this site, but if I want to ask something, I'll need to properly figure out if it's suitable to post it in SciSpec CD. Considering that this site is different from a site...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Canina‭

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Which sciences are welcome?

A now-deleted question involved archaeology, linguistics, and history. There were some downvotes and critical comments, and the author deleted the question. I don't know whether the downvotes wer...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Rationale for rejecting suggested edits is very confusing

Two months ago the question was asked: Do we want to keep the [science-based] and [reality-check] tags?. A month ago the same user asked: Are there tags we should remove from all questions...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by pnuts‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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Wrong category name in FAQ - "Researched Q&A" instead of "Rigorous Science"

In the "Scientific Speculation FAQ" page, at the section "What are the different categories for?", the categories are described as: Q&amp;A is for general questions. Researched Q&amp;A is for que...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Didn't get notified about reply to comment

Some time ago, I wrote a comment to this question. I don't remember the details, but something in the question needed to be fixed. I downvoted and left a comment saying I'd undo the downvote when...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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I received a notification about a new answer to my question, but there are no answers

I received a notification saying that there's a new answer to my question: But when I clicked it, I saw no answers. I can think of 2 possibilities about what happened: There wasn't an answer and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Are there tags we should remove from all questions?

When we did the initial import from Worldbuilding SE, we also inherited the tag set from there. This leaves us with some tags which are (should be) redundant on Scientific Speculation. I primarily ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭

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Requirements of posts in Rigorous Science

To replace using the like of the 'hard-science' tag on Worldbuilding SE, we have the 'Rigorous Science' category. As evident in the name, this involves 'research' of some form, but what does this m...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭  ·  edited 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Renaming Researched Q&A

Before launching the site, we had a discussion on Codidact Meta about naming the category we currently called "Researched Q&amp;A". Other possibilities we explored included "Hard science", our sta...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is this the right name for the site?

We try to hammer these things out during the proposal phase; really we do... but in the last day or two we've seen some objections to the name "Speculative Science", and if we're going to change it...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Additional import: questions we want which were missed

For those who don't know: while this site was being proposed, I raised some issues about not importing questions with the [magic] tag. After some discussion, I feel like we reached a consensus that...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Thomas Myron‭

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Welcome to Scientific Speculation!

Welcome to the Codidact home for the Scientific Speculation community, an outgrowth of the SE Worldbuilding community. Please use it, report problems and make requests on Meta, and collect your th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Character set conversion(?) failure during initial import from SE

It looks like something went wrong during the import, causing imported posts to get the wrong character encoding. I fixed one at https://speculative-science.codidact.com/q/225476, but have come ac...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Do we want to keep the [science-based] and [reality-check] tags?

When we did the initial import from Worldbuilding SE, the [hard-science] tag was handled specially and routed to the Researched Q&amp;A category while removing that tag, but its siblings [science-b...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How do we handle imported questions that don't fit the new site?

Some topics may be good for a more general worldbuilding site, but are not appropriate for SpecSci. For example, How can my vampires hide in public? or How can I prevent the creation of fruit-sal...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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