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Site approachability

I just had the following conversation with a friend of mine, summarizing him grumbling about RPG.SE not being very useful to him. Mikhail: Being a total stranger to the resource, i come there, and ...
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The gremlin in our answers: "Fate is narrative" answers to mechanical Fate questions

It seems like there's a gremlin in the Fate answers. He bites without warning, no one is immune, and while he'd been quiet for some time, he's back now. And he's making it hard to get good answers, ...
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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 I ask a poster to quote the rules he or she is confused about?

We have several questions recently where a commenter asks the OP to quote the rules for their game so that they can help them. Is this appropriate?
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How do we handle it when the asker's problem is just that they're confused?

How do we handle questions when the asker's problem is that they are confused or proceeding under a misconception? Most often the asker can't write a self-aware statement of the actual problem ...
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What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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When is it OK to assume the system without it being considered a guess?

This question was asked by a new user today. The terminology is clearly referring to D&D 5e, and they even link a related 5e Q&A. However, I still proceeded to ask the user that we cannot ...
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Are the citation requirements for objective questions not applicable to systems like World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension?

I recently saw a question tagged about World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension and commented on answer that they didn't provide any citational support from the rules. They did add some in, but then I ...
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What questions are “subjective” and what does “Good Subjective, Bad Subjective” mean to the community

So today I was informed that I had an answer, to “Pathfinder RPG in Forgotten Realms 3.5 setting?” that was not “licit” because I have not done the exact specific thing asked in the question (run ...
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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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Convince me I shouldn't stop visiting RPG.SE

It's been my experience over the past couple years that the RPG stack is becoming more about rules lawyering and less about how to have fun with the game. It's reached the stage where it seems ...
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Stack Exchange RPG is a collection of expert knowledge.

This site is several things as outlined in the Stack Exchange FAQ. However not all Stack Exchange sites are going to be alike due to differing subject matter. This means different sites will emphasize ...
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How do we appropriately back up a subjective answer? [duplicate]

If anyone has other approaches to subjective support, please provide an answer on the duplicate questions linked above. It is clear that we require answers to be backed up here- whether they are ...
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Are basic questions frowned upon here? Should they be?

Via several comments, downvotes, and meta posts such as this one and this one, I get the impression that people would rather not be answering basic questions on this site, especially ones that can be ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Should I be asking clarification on terms?

Recently, in quite a few Adventurers League questions, we are getting comments asking the poster to spell out common AL terms, such as HC, T2 and adventure names like ToA. Most recent example here - ...
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