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Is creating duplicate signpost questions wrong?

I created a new question as a signpost for an existing question, because the existing question was using language that made it hard to find (at least for me), then immediately closed it as a duplicate,...
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Is the general form of a common question a duplicate of the specific forms?

The situation is the following: there are often questions where the querant is facing a very specific instance of a more general issue. For example: Someone wants to know when a colossal creature ...
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What good are the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

There are two badges, Tenacious and Unsung Hero that never have been awarded. And other than the Illuminator badge that with enought diligence eventually can be awared to someone willling to put in ...
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Officially stepping down as moderator

I know it's been a while so it's not going to be any surprise to hear that I'm handing in my diamond. As for reasons, it's multifaceted. Certainly I got burnt out on a lot of issues (handling the ...
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Oops, I reopened my own question

I have a question how legitimate it is to cast unused spell slots in the moring before learning new spells. It was closed as a duplicate of if you can cast spells during a long rest. After I edited it,...
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If I (the question author) cannot see who voted to close a question, was it closed by a moderator?

Referring to this: What is the single highest damage attack that can be made by one tenth level character with no assistance, support, or magic items? [closed] Typically, if a question is closed, it ...
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Should I accept an answer to a homebrew-review question if I think I might be biased?

Suppose I ask a homebrew-review question, and I receive at least one answer that, though acceptable with respect to the site rules, I don't particularly like. (Maybe I feel they didn't read my post ...
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I struggled to find a piece of documentation on the site; should I open a question that directs people to it and answer it?

I just had the experience of looking for the "How do I ask a good question?" help page and struggling to find it. The very first thing I did to try to find it was type the page's exact title ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about clarifying the rules, given that the table accepts a specific interpretation of an ambiguous rule?

In a lot of cases, the answers on this site do not make it especially clear which interpretation of a specific rule should be used. Here's a simple example – these two dnd-5e questions about whether ...
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Workshopping a question about Dispel Magic

The D&D 5e spell Dispel Magic is extremely ambiguous and is the subject of many questions on this site. In my view, these questions and answers do not result in a clear interpretation of Dispel ...
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How is the community doing? [2022]

We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels like things are going on the site. This community check-in has been done for the last few years (...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

The question Flying a broom, light activity? lacks a system tag and is currently closed as unclear. Should it remain closed, or do we have enough information to guess the system? The current ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

The strategy tag is in bad shape. It's low volume, only 24 questions (14 open, 10 closed) so this is like cleaning the base boards behind the fridge, but big or small, we clean things when we see they ...
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Should we remove the [mutants-and-masterminds] tag from questions about a specific edition?

This is a follow-up from Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds. There are currently 51 questions tagged with mutants-and-masterminds. Only 9 of them don't also have a mutants-and-masterminds-...
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Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds

I recently noticed that mutants-and-masterminds was largely being used in conjunction with either the mutants-and-masterminds-2e or mutants-and-masterminds-3e tags, but not discussing the overarching ...
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Question Workshop: At what level does each class get its subclass?

The question: At what level does each class get its subclass? When building a multi-classed character for a one-shot I wanted to know when each class receives its subclass, since subclasses provide a ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

Should Most Overpowered Supporting Cohort - Crafter or Buff-Station? remain open, or be closed?
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Is it okay to heavily correct a question/answer that contains a lot of typos/grammar errors?

Sometimes one can find a question or an answer containing a lot of typos and/or grammar errors: is it ok to proceed in correcting them (at the best of one's knowledge) or is it better to leave a ...
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Should a closed question lock out users from undeleting (and/or editing) their existing answers?

Recently, I voted to keep a question open, believing that it was answerable and valid in its current form. I then answered the question, by posting a terse and incomplete answer, deleting it, and then ...
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Is it okay to post a non-answer and then delete it if I intend to come back later and write an actual answer?

I've observed a few cases of users posting a non-answer on a question and then deleting the answer, usually leaving a note in the answer text about how they will come back later and write an actual ...
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The tag wiki/excerpt for [mouse-guard] should probably be updated

The tabletop RPG system Mouse Guard (based on the comics of the same name) appears to have 2 editions. The first edition of the game was published in 2008, and the second edition was released in 2015. ...
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Is it better to use or not use personal pronouns? Specifically, "I" in questions and "you" in answers?

I noticed GcL put comments under answers to the this question and edited its title with this edit description: "Removed personal tone from title." Old Title: Can I make a Wall of Stone with ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

The question of concern is How can I preserve books, but keep them accessible?. There has been a good bit of chatter in comments about the on-topicness of the question, and I have seen the close vote ...
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How can I ask a good designer intent question? [closed]

We currently discuss whether designer intent questions are on-topic. There is a decent chance that they might become on-topic again — I wonder how one would ask a good designer intent question. I ...
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Checking in: do we need any updates to our Citation Expectations Q&A?

This meta is a check-in on: What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange? I created this meta a few years ago so people could point to it while leaving a comment addressing an ...
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Congratulations for reaching 100k reputation points, Thomas Markov!

While browsing the site, I noticed that Thomas Markov has reached 100,000 reputation points on RPG.SE: With 79 questions and 1,182 answers, he can be very frequently seen around the site helping out ...
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Is this question about between-session discussion stackable?

Is this question stackable, and if not, can it be rehabilitated? In our current game, the PCs are getting pwned by a couple of bad guys. We ended last session in the middle of combat and will pick ...
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What is the time/protocol for enacting a meta decision?

When putting answer here, often you get responses, sometimes not or only after a longer time frame. In general there is a lot less traffic on meta than on the main site, and responses can be slow in ...
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Can we have an Opinion deletion reason?

Answers are supposed to provide references, or at least arguments supporting their view. However, with some low quality posts like the one below, the issue is that someone just provides some statement ...
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Should I have removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag from this question?

This question was asked. When I read it, it seemed to be a general one, and most of the advice was system agnostic, so I removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag and added the [system-agnostic] tag. But, then ...
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Can I add a [spellbook] tag?

At the time of this posting there are 1,406 posts (374 questions) about "spellbook" on RPG.SE. This is an area, along with copying of spells, that is a common source of questions at least ...
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Can I ask a question on published designer intent?

In a lot of answers, it would be helpful to explain why things are working as they are. For example that 5e is designed to leave much more to DM adjuction than earlier versions, because trying to ...
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What are reasons to remove (or "burninate") a tag?

I have seen multiple discussions here about if this or that tag should be removed as it has outlived its utility. I understand that the objective of tags is to help attract expertise to a certain ...
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Is RPG.SE a good fit for encyclopedic-like questions and answers?

The question What is a "Game Jam"? asks an interesting question, but maybe is a question asking information more suited to Wikipedia ("Game jam"), which excels at taking a thing, ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

My question here is about What popular culture Easter Eggs exist in published adventures? There was a lot of discussion in the comments already, with the overall gist that the question is not hopeless ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

Some tags use the singular, for example class-feature, others use the plural, for example magic-items. I never can remember which has which, and when you manually type a tag in the search box, and end ...
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The [character] tag is in serious need of help, else it may need to be burninated

I found myself browsing through the character tag, and I think it needs a lot of help. I'm not sure it can be saved, but I'll outline the problems I'm seeing and maybe the community can come up with ...
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A Canonical Wish Question Part II: Why Shouldn't I Make a Necromancer Farm?

I'd like us to revisit the discussion had here: Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? This is not a duplicate because I think a change of landscape, so to speak, ...
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Should the Glyph of Warding questions get a spell-specific tag?

There is a general discussion if we want spell tags or not over here: Should we be tagging individual spells?, that concluded spell specific tags should be avoided in general. Wish and Simulacrum are ...
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What is the clearest way to format links to D&D Beyond alongside quoted rules?

In the 5e part of this site there's a heavy emphasis on rules quotes. What is the clearest way to quote rules? Option 1 (link then quote) https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/races#...
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How do I ask this question about house-rules for the Simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based?

How do I ask this question about house-rules for the simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based? This is a perfect example of a question I believe that our community has ...
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So, let’s talk about rule intent and question closing

Admittedly a bit slower that we’d have preferred (our bad), this is a continuance of rule intent discussion. (See why I’m avoiding saying revisit below). As a brief summary, questions asking for ...
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WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it?

WotC announced that a "new evolution" of D&D will be coming in 2024. Is it too soon to pose and answer questions about it? For instance, an answerable question might be, "What did ...
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Is this question about visualizing combat Stackable?

Can I ask this question without it getting closed? If it will get closed, is there some way to ask the question WITHOUT getting it closed? How to speed up combat by helping players to visualize the ...
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Is it OK to synthesise answers into a new answer? [duplicate]

What I have repeatedly experienced in my short time on this Q&A site is that I pose a question, and receive serveral answers, each of them contributing some perspective of value, but none fully ...
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My D&D 5e question about whether rounds are just for combat was closed, and I'm confused - a case for reopening

So, my most recent Question Are rounds just for combat, or should we be using them at other times in the game? was closed, with the following reason "Closed. This question needs details or ...
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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

On meta, a new information-gathering project about weighted voting for trusted users started that I think might affect us considerably later down the line: Should trusted close/reopen voters and ...
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Is asking about the design process of roll20 on-topic?

How was the "target" of a spell chosen for the Roll20 Information Block? That question was recently asked and has comments and various votes about whether it should be open or closed. Is it ...
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Is 'does this spell fill a niche' a stackable question?

This question, from a relatively inexperienced user, asked "Would you use this (homebrew) spell?" Thomas Markov rightly identified this as opinion-based and bad-subjective, explained that ...
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Disabilities tag?

How would you handle a disabilities tag for questions on blindness/deafness? I mean that eventually someone is going to want to create it anyway.
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