Not just rules
Just to get that misconception out of the way first: this isn’t a rules site. We handle many types of questions, so long as they can, in theory, have a “best” answer. We allow answers based on facts or based on experience with a working solution. Or both.
That lets us handle a much wider variety of questions than just rules questions. Check out our group-dynamics tag sometime for an example of one type.
One question per post is non-negotiable
We only do one question per post. That’s required so that the topic of each page is one topic. This is required so that
- our database is well organized and searchable
- no questions are hidden from searching and sorting inside other questions
- answers are all competing to answer the same question (instead of some answering one part and some answering a differing thing)
- answers are all on the same topic, so they can be compared “apples to apples” and scored on an even playing field
There’s also a benefit for the asker: your one question gets the full attention of everyone on that page.
The alpha and omega of any site rule or feature is how it supports the creation of a well-sorted database of clear questions, each with a well-sorted list of competing solutions.
The one question per post rule is a key site rule supporting our database project. It’s why we have quality answers to provide, which is why you and others come here at all.
The site provides multiple posts instead
The site welcomes multiple questions though: we are encouraged to make multiple posts when we have multiple questions.
So instead of jamming multiple discrete questions into one post, we get to post them as multiple separate question posts. Each question gets its own votes, and the full attention of any answerers who are reading it, without distractions from “bonus” questions or fun side things. The end results are better for the asker, and make for a more orderly, easier to read site.
Of course, each separate question post must be on-topic for the site; on the plus side, posting them separately makes it much clearer, faster, which questions are on topic and which off.
We hate fun
Well, not really, but we’re on a mission here. We’re already enjoying asking and answering questions, and wouldn’t be here if we didn’t.
Adding different ideas of “fun” than that just interferes with the mission that is the point of using the site, and which we’re already enjoying just fine.
The reason you get quality answers here is because we’re focused on providing only that.
No chaos, thanks
Adding “fun” side pieces to questions just invites people to go off in different directions instead of focusing on the topic of the question. We don’t want that, and have rules to prevent it.
If you want to have discussions that involve that sort of fun, that’s fine! It’s a good kind of fun. Just not here, please: it’s not what the site was created to do, so we’re going to stop people who try.
There are already literal piles of RPG sites for fun discussions. Use one of those instead when you want a fun chat.