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How is the community doing? [2017] [duplicate]

We wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels like things are going on the site. A little more than a year ago, we had a pretty lengthy discussion about site problems; it ...
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Can we affirm that RPG.SE embraces a plurality of playstyles?

I've recently had the dubious pleasure to have been told both that the high visibility of RAW-centric optimising online is an illusion and nobody actually plays that way in a real game, and that old-...
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How is the community doing? [2019]

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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How do we save designer reasoning questions? [duplicate]

I think we have a bit of a problem with designer reason questions on the site. A little history: designer-reasons questions were our attempt to save "what is this rule for" questions. Those were ...
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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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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: ...
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What to do about comment misuse?

In the recent community checkin post How is the community doing? [2018], the two most highly voted complaints (at the time of this writing) are about comment misuse - namely: Answering in comments (...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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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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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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How/should we stage an intervention?

There is one querent, intentionally not identified here, who likely needs a "you may want to reconsider how you go about gaming." While any individual question from this querent isn't horrible, the ...
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Let's brainstorm some [chat] events

Chat events are a thing, I recently learned. They range from project meetings to movie nights to happy hours. Are there ideas people have for events around here? Propose topics, time-frames (...
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What is the correct way to treat new users of the site?

The reason I posted the https://rpg.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1590/then-dd-is-not-the-game-for-you question rather than as a comment, or flag on the comment as I saw this as indicative of a ...
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Pre-made comments: A resource-gathering & workshopping thread

Pre-made comments are awesome. They're also super powerful tools. Let's workshop some new ones and improve the old ones! You've probably seen pre-made comments[i] used across the site by moderators, ...

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