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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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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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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

I asked a question that got closed for not being suited for the Q&A format that RPG.SE uses, and was told that my question would work better on a discussion forum. Where can I find an RPG ...
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Are game recommendation questions on topic? [2011] [duplicate]

This Q&A is out of date - see the new answer (no) in Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited Many Stack Exchange sites, like the similar gaming.SE, do not allow game recommendation ...
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Are "list questions" on topic?

A “list question” is a question that generates an endless list of answers, none of them better or worse than any other. They're questions that ask things like “list all the things I could do with a ...
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Are questions about the mere existence of games on-topic?

I'm asking this because of this question: Looking for a WWII RPG that requires no adaptation/conversion The question is simply asking whether games of a specific type exist. The question has been put ...
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Can we ask about the existence of a game?

There's a type of question that sits right on the edge of our old game-recommendations set of questions: the “does it exist?” question. Viewed in one light, these are just game recs in sheep's ...
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Why do we close questions asking for a range of practical options?

On a few other stacks, I've come across questions that people here would probably consider too broad, and closed accordingly. However, many of those were actually very helpful to me as a curious ...
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If there is a malus on downvoting to avoid irrational downvotes, why is irrational upvoting tolerated?

As per the answer to this question, as linked by SSD in this answer, we know that the malus on downvoting was placed to avoid downvotes related to irrational dislike (of certain topics, answers, or ...
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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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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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Overly broad game recs are being reopened and left open

I’ve noticed a pattern in game-recommendation questions recently: Someone posts an incredibly broad game recommendation question. It gets swiftly closed as too broad The asker protests and adds a ...
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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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