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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 ...
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How is the community doing? [2021]

Ok, no points for guessing why last year's slipped, but we'd like to get back to doing this. We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels things are ...
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“Is something wrong?” Yes: Too much moderation

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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Do we want three moderators, or four?

When we asked Stack Staff for an election to fill wax eagle's spot, we were thinking just in terms of bringing our active moderators back up to three. We didn't think about it much farther than that. ...
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How is the community doing? [2019] [duplicate]

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. We did this in 2017 and 2018 and it was very helpful. So again we'd ...
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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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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views

Yesterday, in a bit of boredom, I wandered upon SEDE and wrote this query (since corrected by doppelgreener) to see just how dominant is the Dungeons and Dragons scene on this site, using the metric ...
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Should users refrain from answers (or partial answers) in comments?

There are situations, when you know SOMETHING that is related to the question but its insubstantial to be a proper answer, in example lets imagine a question: In which edition of game X dwarves are ...
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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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Is there any interest for a Discord server?

I've been thinking about this for a while. What do you guys think about a Discord Server for our Stack? I mean, we do have the chat rooms already, but Discord would enable a few other ways of getting ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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How do I stop a "more senior" user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG

For the resolution see bottom of post How do I stop a "more senior" user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG? I'm starting to feel very pushed ...
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Who should make welcoming comments?

When a new user posts their first question, there is often a need to clarify certain aspects of how this site works. This is usually done by a friendly comment starting with "Welcome to the site" or ...
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Why is one +21 question On Hold when a similar question is ok with +53 votes?

For what reasoning was this question (What to do about a player who takes risks and dies (without consequence)?) with 21 upvotes and no downvotes On Hold as opinion based and most of the (IMO more ...
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SevenSidedDie - problem with your moderation! [closed]

Okay, I have found your Meta site and as directed am writing directly to you concerning the question you put on hold. I am VERY displeased with your interference with my question and seem to think ...
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We could use some more pro-forma comments

I'd like to brainstorm some possibilities for the modal comment-interventions that we tend to do: Welcome to the site, but your question needs work because reasons Welcome to the site, but your ...
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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

Recommendations for games and published adventures are now off topic due to our policy on them being rescinded. The general agreement was that we did have functioning rules for them, but enough users ...
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What's our stance on Piracy?

Related: What's our policy with answers advocating piracy (accidentally or not)? Links to "D&D Tools" / dndtools.eu and similar sites So, I posted the question Why do Crawford'...
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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't [duplicate]

A few hours ago, a tool-recommendation question was closed as off topic with the close reason we're now applying to game recommendation questions: Way to manage world factions and events. Now I see ...
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My question got too popular - what should I do now?

A few days ago I was discussing an amusing RPG concept with a friend and decided to ask a question about it on rpg.stackexchange to see if the community has good ideas: How to let my players fail ...
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Let us workshop a meta proposal with the goal to extend future election length

The current elections are over, but KRyan raised the issue of "Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?" here and got overwhelming support for it. The next ...
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What's up with this "please edit to add citations" banner?

On one recent answer I saw the following box-text at the bottom: Nothing about it appears in the post's source. Why is it there? Who put it there? Is a post that outright states "this is how I would ...
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This site is too heavily moderated

There seems to be a cavalier attitude to closing questions and deleting comments. As a newcomer to the site, it's off-putting. I would like to see a change in the core moderation philosophy here. I ...
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Is there a reason for RPG.SE deleting comments especially "radical"? [duplicate]

I noted this now a few times that comments are never lasting very long here. Is there a reason for this SE site handling it that way so much more strictly compared to other SE sites? Or is it just ...
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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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When is the next moderator election?

I was wondering when new moderators are chosen and if this information could be added to the bottom of this page.
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How to give feedback that is not in line with mod opinion without getting temporarily suspended?

Shortly before the moderators opened their feedback thread I was suspended for 7 days. If you know me, you may have wondered why I did not participate (and maybe you were happy about that, that's ...
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How can I help a new user reformulate their first question?

How does one help a new user reformulate their first question, when the question needs serious work, when they have no reputation? The question Do I just suck as a DM? Players are too powerful! was ...
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A Featured meta question isn't showing up as "Featured on meta"

How is the community doing? is currently featured (as of 13 hours ago), but not showing up in the Featured on meta section of the community sidebar: It is however showing up in the hot meta posts. ...
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Feedback on healing our community [closed]

This was originally a response to How is the community doing?, but has been moved to its own question on request. The community’s situation is improving, but acknowledgements & commitments need ...
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Moderation-related comments seem friendlier recently!

(This is related to one of my previous posts on moderation, but I didn't think it would be appropriate to add another answer there.) Recently I've noticed that when comments are deleted, questions (...
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0answers
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Should a question be put on hold because a moderator fears in advance that respondents will go off-topic? [closed]

Is there an official streamlined/simplified version of the D20 system? was actually answerable by a yes-or-no response with some backing evidence. The OP even grants that an acceptable answer ("no") ...
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I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but the question is held

I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but someone else has put the question on hold. Is there a good way for me to communicate my answer to them without breaking SE rules? For example, one ...
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We have better advice for answerers in our "On topic" page than our "How to answer" page

Our Help page "What topics can I ask about here?" has some lovely site-specific advice for answerers under the heading When replying to questions, be aware of our site guidelines: Not everything ...