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What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"?

Stack Overflow has just been updated to no longer pin the accepted answer to the top of the answer list. Now on Meta.SE, the staff are seeking our site-specific feedback on whether we'd want to do the ...
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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

I posted on a thread, but users downvoted and replied saying it wasn’t an answer. What do they mean? What does it mean for an answer to be too forum-like? Someone told me not to comment in an answer. ...
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Is a "Frame Challenge" really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

The basis of a Frame Challenge is that a question might be more answerable if portions of it were different. You see this a lot with questions that may be XY problems, among other things. I've ...
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Why do people want to give answers that were not asked for?

I have noticed that people want to give answers and leave comments that the question is not asking for. This question, for example, has people immediately saying "don't" instead of just answering the ...
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Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of "frame challenge"?

The concept of a frame challenge is fairly ubiquitous in our community, at least for meta users or those who've been around long enough to have seen it a few times. There's an issue here though: I'm ...
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When an answer is *only* a frame challenge, is it appropriate to point it out?

I left a comment on an answer which I believe is only a frame challenge to the question about imposing a "Limit Curse" on a player. This is what I said in that comment: This answer is only a frame ...
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Are we satisfied with the Tag Wiki / Info entry for the RAW Tag?

The rules-as-written tag has been a really contentious issue here. We have highly debated questions related to the RAW tag's usage (What's it for?, Changing the approach, Keep it?, Rename it?), but ...
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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

For frequently-asked questions common to all sites in the network, see FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking questions How do we ask ...
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Can somebody explain the inconsistent voting on this?

I posted an answer to How to balance/time a campaign where a player character is the final boss?. It was deemed off-topic by the mods and users decided to down-vote it, according to the comments ...
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What's a frame challenge?

So there's a ton of questions about how to present a frame challenge, or how not to frame challenge, and I've had people mention it on the comments on questions of mine in response to others' comments....
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What made my answer invalid?

I can't clearly understand why my answer to What reasons have the designers given for why unarmed strikes aren't 'light melee weapons'? was downvoted and deleted. How could I make the ...
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Is it appropriate to define what should *not* be in an answer?

I haven't posted many questions, but in my two most recent questions (this one and this one) I used a convention where I introduce the background information, ask the question in bold, and then follow ...
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What is the option I have to choose to close a topic when the question asked is fundamentally wrong? [duplicate]

Related, maybe even duplicated, but it really did not seem to address my question/problem. Let say that I found a question that is based on a fundamental mistake (e.g. a misunderstanding of a rule, ...
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Should the Rules As Written tag be renamed?

(As requested on my answer to a broader question about the rules-as-written tag here, I'm (re-)posting this as a new question.) The tag has its current name for a good reason: For people who hang out ...
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When is "Make it up yourself" a good answer?

The question How can a nonpsionic character use the power hostile empathic transfer? later yielded another question, How can I bring an evil NPC back to life after the PCs think they've killed him?...

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