I'm looking to better understand how to best answer questions on homebrew content and what our policies surrounding it are.
Normally, I had thought that the Stack wanted either rules-based answers or play-tested answers for mechanical questions.
However, in this question on Ranged Divine Smite viability, I was concerned that the answers provided both by users and a Mod do not meet community standards for answers to a question on homebrew content.
- Do we require answers to questions on homebrew to be backed up by experience?
- If so, do the answers in the example meet that standard?
- If not, do we have any policies regarding what is acceptable support for an answer to a question on homebrew rules?
I'm not asking how to vote, but looking more on how to approach answering questions like this in the future as a user and to understand if they meet our expected standards.
My concern is that if we can answer a house-rule question with untested opinions and/or "try it yourself and see" is not helpful to the OP or the community.