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I worked on a document which did not ask a specific question but was related to 3.x and Pathfinder, it was a collection of useful articles are various topics, usually related to classes. It was deleted (then put on hold) because it either wasn't clear enough or was not specifically asking for a question. When I joined the site I thought I saw an post which was a document about creating undead and it being an evil act and it turns out that what I remembered was actually an answer and not the original post.

So would the correct way to go about creating a collection of useful material for users be to ask it as a question and then provide my own solution, or is this just something I should not be doing?

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We're a site which answers questions. If you have useful material to blog about, you should start a blog. The research you're doing is valuable, just... not here.

There are questions looking for documentation like: Are the WotC archives of d20 Character Optimization forum forever lost?

But every question must pose a specific problem that can have a singular, best, answer. The best sort of resource there is a forum. We've tried to maintain a glossary in the past and... it didn't age well.

My recommendation is, if you're going to start a competitor to the handbook indexes, compile it in google docs, share it, and then use it as a linked resource to questions that pose a problem it can answer.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, it had not been my intent on trying to compete with handbook indexes. The aging issue is also something that I had not considered. Since Im not currently a member of any forms, I should save my results for myself (and maybe players) and close the post. \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Jun 2 '15 at 6:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, preserving it in a google doc and sharing it is fine, but if you're not trying to compete then it's just a local index for you. If it's useful when you're answering, link naturally. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jun 2 '15 at 6:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ So, would the best course of action be to delete it, vote to close it, ...? \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Jun 2 '15 at 6:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ If it cannot be improved to be a question, I would urge self-deletion. Otherwise it'll just hang around and collect downvotes. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jun 2 '15 at 6:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, thank you for the assistance on this \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Jun 2 '15 at 6:51

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