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Community self-evaluation: How are we doing with game recommendations?

Our game recommendation guidelines are four years old this month. It's worth taking some time to reflect and review as a community how well they are working. What works well? What doesn't? Have they ...
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Is something wrong?

Before you consider answering or voting, please read the whole question. As the second of three questions mentioned in this meta, I wish to ask if something is wrong. The meta question was inspired ...
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How to deal with questions that just don't understand the scope of the RPG landscape?

We've had several questions lately that we've been closing. What point-buy systems of magic (like psionics in 3e D&D) are there? , https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/14120/what-are-the-main-...
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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't [duplicate]

A few hours ago, a tool-recommendation question was closed as off topic with the close reason we're now applying to game recommendation questions: Way to manage world factions and events. Now I see ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What should our pro-forma system-recommendation comment be?

Given that we're gearing up for a default comment, let's get some community input on what the best comment for describing our sys-req questions should be. I'll post some of the ones we've used as ...
Brian Ballsun-Stanton's user avatar
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Permanent banner for game-recommendation tag

On every question (correctly) tagged with game-recommendation, somebody comes along and leaves a comment reminding answer's how to address the question properly. To make this more permanent than the ...
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Why close this instead of protecting? How to fix it?

Re: European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules? This question has several upvoted answers that explicitly address the concerns ...
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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

Recommendations for games and published adventures are now off topic due to our policy on them being rescinded. The general agreement was that we did have functioning rules for them, but enough users ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Why is one +21 question On Hold when a similar question is ok with +53 votes?

For what reasoning was this question (What to do about a player who takes risks and dies (without consequence)?) with 21 upvotes and no downvotes On Hold as opinion based and most of the (IMO more ...
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What's so problematic about a recommendation question having potentially hundreds of answers, anyway?

This Q&A is out of date - game-recs are now off topic, see Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited We've recently had a couple of recommendation questions appear with requirements ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Voting Feedback totally screwed up compared to other SE sites

When I visit SO or Workplace.SE, I see the voting as a feedback what to improve. I can see that when I put work into my post and have knowledge on the subject I get positive votes, when I make ...
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Voluntary banners for game-rec answers

I have an idea to improve our answers to game-recommendation questions, and I'm presenting it here as an optional, voluntary practice that community members might wish to adopt: voluntary banners at ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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How do we handle "game survey" questions?

Recommended reading: Are game recommendation questions on topic? How to deal with questions that just don't understand the scope of the RPG landscape? What's so problematic about a ...
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Do the Game-Rec Guidelines apply to all of the kinds of recommendation questions?

Game recommendation applies to both the recommending of games and the recommending of products for games, such as tools. The recommending of game systems in particular is the basis for our game-...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
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Are character build or optimization questions on topic?

We attract some character build/optimization questions that are very vague - like this newer ones. How can I add more attack to my Wood Bond Oracle? A class like the "Action Survivor" ...
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Two Answers - One Deleted - What's the difference?

My answer to this question was deleted. Another answer, similar to mine (no actual experience w/ Harry Potter setting, experience w/ campaign similar to the one described), remains. What's the ...
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Query over mod closing of question of 'poor reader' question

I am confused as to why this question has been closed... Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn? ...with comments added by mods for answers to show how they have experienced ...
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How should we deal with game-recs now that we have a notice?

We now have this notice that can get added to our game-recommendation questions. An example is this question. As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to the FAQ, the rules for ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Are the questions about the game choice for given situation on-topic here?

Are the questions about choosing the game system for given social situation on-topic here? As example, I would like to ask, which game is good for the train travel in the group 4 to 8 people, which ...
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Are the game-rec guidelines strictly equivalent to GS/BS?

GS/BS applies to everything subjective all the time across all stack exchanges and is one of our most frequently linked posts, to the point that we have a highly supported proposal to get a shortcut ...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
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Stricter guidance on homebrew answers with no demonstrated evidence of use

I am aware that there are guidelines regarding how to handle answers that suggest homebrew solutions where no evidence of their use has been shown. My understanding is these are generally strongly ...
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How should we handle near-duplicates in system recommendation questions?

So, part of the Stack Exchange philosophy is that the question should suggest clear criteria for judging an answer, and ought to be relevant to a real problem the poster is experiencing. With system ...
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Please help in the Meta cleanup!

Ok, this site is well over a year old. Pretty much everything discussed in meta during that time is still here. Unfortunately, not everything discussed during that time is still applicable! I'd ...
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How do we ask and answer subjective questions?

On RPG.SE, we deal with a fair number of questions that don't have a strict, objectively correct answer. Some game rules questions do, but we also have a good number of questions about how to run a ...
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Questions tagged [game-recommendation] still show the old banner

Questions tagged game-recommendation on the main site appear to still get the banner defined in another meta question saying As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to the FAQ, the ...
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Are questions about play-by-mail/email games acceptable? [duplicate]

Is it acceptable for me to ask questions about play-by-mail/email games, and for suggestions of PBM games to try?
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Appropriate Answers for System Recommendation Questions

I have been a little leery of responding to system recommendation questions for a while now. Per my understanding of the FAQ, I only respond to them when I know my recommendation will be a solid fit ...
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What are our requirements for tool recommendation questions and answers?

Tool recommendations are a fairly popular category of question (found in tool-recommendation, and a lot of them are simply tagged tools). Being recommendations, these questions and answers need to go ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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How to narrow down game-recommendation questions?

How to deal with questions that just don't understand the scope of the RPG landscape? covers the (somewhat persistent) problem we have with game-recommendation questions, and what members of the ...
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Are questions about seasonal games on topic?

So, if I wanted to ask "What kind of one off games would be ideal for Halloween?", would that be closed as off topic because it is too broad, or maybe because it's too localized in time? What if I ...
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Our "On Topic" page still implies game-recs are on topic

"What topics can I ask about here?" still says: Do some research before asking for games that have/do X so that you're asking an answerable question - also review the site guidance on asking game ...
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Why are some system recommendation questions being closed while others are not?

Are there any other Beer & Pretzel PnP games along the lines of Paranoia? has been closed twice now, but RPG designed for irregular players/gaming? is still open. Can someone explain to me what ...
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Changing the tag description for game-recommendation

Given that game-rec questions are no longer on-topic for the site, should we change the tag description to make this clear? At the moment, its existence with a full description gives the impression ...
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Why exactly was my answer deleted?

The question I answered is What's a good system for many (6+) players? My answer, deleted by a mod, read: Personally, I'd go for Warhammer Fantasy RP, either the first or the second edition. (I ...
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Policy Proposal: Allow Tool-Recommendation Questions [duplicate]

[Headnote: in a few places I think linked examples would be nice, but I can neither think of nor find good ones. These are indicated by a "()" after a phrase. Please feel free to plug one in if you ...
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Is "Game for X" subjectivity bait and can it be helped? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are game recommendation questions on topic? There's a specific kind of question that I would like to see get a little guidance here, because I see it abused so badly on forums....
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How can I make this question any clearer?

What? What Paragon-Tier modules can I use to showcase the Underdark? There are several qualifications in this question (including new ones, because BESW asked for them) and it was placed [ON HOLD.] ...
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Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic? [2015]

Game recommendation questions are sadly NOT on topic here on RPG.SE. This means the following kinds of questions are off topic: I want to play (details) kind of game/story. What game should I use to ...
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Isn't the tag game-recommendation purely subjective? [duplicate]

I'm a new user and I have been taking time to read through some rules, set up my account, and just generally get a feel for the sight(I like it a lot btw) So I just got trough reading the Good ...
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