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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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What about questions that only make sense because the querent lacks knowledge [duplicate]

So, the question that inspired this is Where does the number added to a roll for damage come from? . The question is short, clear, and concise. It's clear what the asker is confused about, and what ...
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Is this site for experts, or not?

On the one hand, this question here about what RPG.SE is, and this answer here about answering FATE questions, specify "[this site] is a collection of expert knowledge" and "Expert questions to be ...
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How do we handle a desire to challenge the frame of a question?

Sometimes, someone asks a question that seems like it might suffer from the XY Problem (asking about your attempted solution instead of your actual problem) and you want to point that out. Or you ...
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Should we correct rules references in questions?

I came upon a question, where the asker referenced the rules incorrectly (the question in general was also rather hard to follow). Later on someone edited the question and formatted the incorrect ...
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How to handle “assuming this Jeremy Crawford ruling on [X] to be true, how do I apply that ruling to [Y]”-related questions?

Since WoTC have officially stated that Jeremy Crawford's twitter posts are no longer official and that published sage advice is still just guidance, I've seen a couple of recent questions pop up ...
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Asking for advice, looking forward to answers, questions closed, now disillusioned. Is it just me?

I was wondering if this is just me or if others feel that the remit of rpgse is too narrow and too tightly controlled. I only post generic questions because I don't play D&D and few will know the ...
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I was told to not correct misconceptions in the question comments, what should I do instead?

Sometimes, the asker includes misconceptions in their question. The most recent example is here, where OP assumes the Barbarian resistances from rage only work for non-magical effects. In these ...
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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in ...
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Should Questions be edited to fix a mistake after it's been addressed in an answer?

On this question the querent made an error in the spellcasting ability used. It was unclear whether or not it was intentional, but an answer addressed it. Can/Should we edit the question to 'fix' the ...