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How is the community doing? [2023]

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. This community check-in has been done for the last few years (...
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Why are site comments being deleted?

Some site users have noticed old comments being deleted. This is correct - site comments are meant to be a mostly temporary means of improving questions and answers. Here's an explanation of the ...
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Can we require comments on downvotes?

Perhaps I'm the only one noticing this, but I've seen several Questions and Answers around here that have been downvoted for no apparent reason. What's worse, is that no reason for the downvote is ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

Whenever I post an answer I immediately get downvotes. This always puzzled me as there never seems to be a reason for it. I tried posting a comment asking if downvoters could please leave a comment ...
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Is formatting more important than content on StackExchange answers for initial votes?

So I know this site isn't a wiki site and probably not a good place to come for knowledge, but I don't know of any good wiki sites for gray area 5e (D&D 5th ed.) stuff and Google Search brings up ...
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Comments explaining downvotes being deleted

When you downvote a post, a popup appears urging you to explain in a comment why you downvoted. Now this happened: Wow, can I ask the reason of the downvotes? – Vereos 46 mins ago I downvoted, ...
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Why was I downvoted?

In this question, I was downvoted a lot. As far as I am aware, I did not do anything wrong. Can someone please explain to me why I was downvoted?
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Who moderates the moderators?

Why do moderators ban people from posting the truth? Are false notions more valuable than integrity? Every time I try to correct a false answer with a direct quote from the book, I am deleted by the ...
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What does voting really signify?

I've never used a site like this before--is up/down voting an expression of my agreement or disagreement with a statement, a statement on its helpfulness/appropriateness to the topic, something else ...
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How can we solve a problem of newcomers getting unexplained downvotes?

Newcomers don't know all the rules. Even if they have read all the rules and have all good intentions, it is very hard to understand the SE philosophy by the first grasp because of how special this ...
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How can we improve this community? [closed]

As a web developer I frequent a lot of Stack Exchange communities and never have I experienced one with such a community of judgement and nitpicking. Some of these exchanges don't even phrase topics ...
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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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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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