The question that prompted this thought was What adventures are there out there that would fit in this campaign? It's a perfectly reasonable question content-wise: the problem (if there is a problem) is that many people could repeat exactly this question (conceivably even with the same tags) and yet mean something entirely different by it.

Is this a problem that necessitates rewording of the question to something more specific, or can the SE system handle this kind of redundancy?

If it is a problem, are there any specific circumstances under which it would be OK, or is it always a bad thing?


I think questions should have unique phrasing. At this time, I'm not willing to say that is an absolute and there wouldn't be exceptions.

In this particular case, I think the lead to the second paragraph is much better.

Can anyone recommend some low-level (1-4), site-based old school D&D adventures?

Modify it a bit based on the next few sentences and I'd be really happy with it. Something like

Can anyone recommend a low-level, site-based Cimmerian themed adventure?

"old school D&D" can be conveyed through tags or the text of the question. I'm sure others could do a much better job of rewording it that my suggestions.

I also think that a lot of questions here could stand to have their titles reworded for clarity and exactness. I am far from perfect, one of my questions was recently retitled to make it better.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the thoughts, Pat, and I agree that if the question needs to be reworded, your version is much, much better. The question I had in mind however is whether it's a general principle that such questions need a reword, or whether they are acceptable as they are. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15 '10 at 20:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dave - you are quite right. I've reworded my answer a bit to hopefully address that. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$
    – Pat Ludwig
    Nov 15 '10 at 21:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ You touch on a good point at the end. If a question is really worth re-wording, someone is going to do it. That's the way of Stack Exchange. \$\endgroup\$
    – Iszi
    Nov 15 '10 at 22:34

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