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How is the community doing? [2018] [duplicate]

(Largely cribbed from the 2017 check-in) We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels like things are going on the site. About a year ago we did this ...
nitsua60's user avatar
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31 votes
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Revisiting our "never guess the game system" policy [duplicate]

We have a policy that says we never guess the game system someone's playing when we need to know it but it's not clearly stated in the question. Conditions for our site have changed since it was ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
34 votes
8 answers

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 ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
13 votes
11 answers

Has Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange lost its appeal?

In comments to my answer to the Our beta stats are slipping question, there was a question and answer exchange: ...
Mark Booth's user avatar
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52 votes
3 answers

Don't signal your edits in text

To amplify the bullet from here: Stop using the "Edit:" syntax of forums. We have explicit revision histories on everything, so everything should read as if the best version was the first ...
Brian Ballsun-Stanton's user avatar
25 votes
5 answers

Why people are being so rude?

We are here to help people to have fun. We are here for a hobby, not something we are being paid for. Is not our job like Stack Overflow and it is not our creed like the Religious SE. It is not about ...
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15 votes
6 answers

Should questions that deride certain styles of play be permitted?

More specifically: Should a question with moral/ethical components be presented in a balanced non-judgmental way, or should it be heavily slanted to promote an individual agenda? The question How do ...
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26 votes
6 answers

Can we improve the way we treat newcomers?

Lately, I'm encountering the following situation more and more often (at least three times this week): A relatively new user (rep of less than 150, sometimes rep of 1 [ = first post ever]) asks a ...
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This sites methode of doing it's rating is so hostile should i bother to stay with it?

This sites methode of doing it's ratins is so hostile shoild i bother to stay with it? Down-grading for minor spelling,grammer errors.These questions and answers that are posted here are first drafts....
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"Is something wrong?" Yes: Pervasive ad hominem and judgmental behaviors

RPG's users and moderators have a number of problems as summarized in this question's answers. However, several mods have said that they can't accept meta feedback in the form of anything other than ...
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26 votes
3 answers

Handling new users with bad answers

When I see answers like this - low-rep users with uncommented downvotes, I try to address them with a comment. It's my way of trying to gentle the slap in the face from the downvote. A downvote ...
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7 votes
4 answers

Voting on Subjective Answers

We have a lot of meta discussion about Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and asking the questions. We also have just as many on answering. But we don't have as many on voting. It may come down to a ...
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30 votes
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Why was my question closed as too broad, unclear, or opinion-based?

There are a good number of questions, especially from users new to the site, that get closed as too broad or opinion-based. This is a post we can link them to for more guidance than what comments can ...
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5 votes
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When editing, how drastic is too drastic?

The question Is it ok to drastically edit another's answers? looks like a duplicate based on its title, but it's content is about editing things out of answers rather than the reverse. Recently I'...
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