Questions tagged [answers]

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Should answers for questions about (re)sources for games be made CWs?

The idea occurred to me when I answered this question, specifically asking for resources for a D&D campaign focused in Amn. I'm fairly new to RPG.SE (and SE in general), but a quick search for "...
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Should answers be like essays or newspapers

Right now I write my answers sort of like essays: the answer has a thesis, generally present somewhere in the first text block, and the most answer-y portions of the answer occur in the first and ...
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How to deal with questions that have no best answer?

I've got a few questions where I think the best answer is all of the answers, there's not really one that stands out. Should anything be done to those? or should they simply be left without an ...
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Answers to bad questions

I thought there was a question for this, but I couldn't find it. When someone asks a bad question, should it be answered? For example, this question seems like a very poor question as it stands. ...
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Do I edit or create a new answer when my view on my current answer changes significantly?

Researching my answer to this question: Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff? has lead me to re-evaluate my answer to this question: Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane ...
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I want to write a Q&A: how do I go about doing that?

While I'm rather new to the website, I've picked up quite a bit regarding one particular topic (the Rainbow Servant prestige class for 3.5th edition D&D), and I would like to write this ...
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Clean up Duplicate Answers in forgotten character question

What to do when a player loses or forgets their character sheet? is an fairly important question roleplayers want answers to. It belongs on the site. It is quiet a old question posted in 2010. During ...
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RPG hacks as answers to game recommendation questions

I sometimes see some of the ever problematic game recommendation questions having very specific requirements. And sometimes, I don't see a game I know answering those requirements, but I see how ...
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Edit vs own answer

There were 2 answers for this question, both more than 50% right. I ended up adding my answer, but should I change the other answers? On one hand they contain factual errors, so they should be ...
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Should I be requesting people answer the question independently?

For a while now, we've had answers like these ones which fail to really answer the question on their own, but just add some extra information building on other pre-existing answers. They often even ...
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Pathfinder sources: prd vs d20pfsrd

For answers to Pathfinder questions is either a more preferred source for citations and references? Is either of them treated with more authority by members of this stack exchange site? Links the ...
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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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For a System Recommendation question, is it better to give one answer suggesting multiple systems or one answer per system?

I wrote three answers to Are there any good tabletop RPGs for young beginning players. I made it three answers instead of one so that they could be voted on individually. (I could swear that, at the ...
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Is using D&D as an example when no system is specified acceptable?

Based on this implicitly system agnostic question, I answered using D&D as an example since it's a very common, often gateway system to RPGs. Is the assumption that an answer using D&D ...
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What do we do with answers made obsolete by a question change?

There's a current case of an infrequent problem: Why is Donjon offline? Dakeyras's answer was a response to a question that was once there. It was made in good faith, and is a helpful answer. The ...
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What's the proper way to ask for new answers?

So I have a question that is very relevant...and has been asked before. This question was asked all the way back in the prehistory of today's technology - 2010. Most of the answer acknowledge that ...
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Answers that expand on existing answers

I've seen this a few times recently, and wanted to check what the 'official' line is. My understanding is that when you want to expand on an answer that someone else has already given, the way things ...
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When a question is closed as not being a good fit for the site, why am I still able to vote up answers?

I understand that it is not possible to add a new answer to a question that has been closed, but why are you still able to vote existing answers up? This doesn't make any sense to me, as surely it ...
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How should we respond to fundamentally incorrect/bad answers?

This question exists because of this answer, and a discussion in chat that followed it. I'll get to that later. This question is about a unique category of answers on Stack Exchange: specious answers....
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Is it valid to ask similar questions, one requesting RAW and the other XP?

Related to this question. I am wondering if it would be excessive to split up questions requesting RAW answers and actual experience answers. One example would be if I took this question and ...
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Should I edit the outcome into the question, or answer my own question?

As far as I know, it is okay to answer your own questions. It is also recommended to show your progress with a question, and this is easily accomplished by editing the question itself and ...
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What can we do about questions with no accepted answer and no specified reason for it?

I've come across multiple questions that are more than a week old, have answers for them (some are pretty great in my opinion) yet none of them have been accepted and, worse yet. there is no ...
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Is it acceptable to resurrect old threads with new answers?

I was browsing the main site and came across this veteran 1.5 year old question, and I feel that I have a useful answer to add - a house-rule interpretation that hasn't been brought up in the current ...
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What to do when there's more than one good answer?

This is meant to be a community resource, not a resource for any one specific situation. However, in the end, the asker is accepting the answer, which will relate to his take on the question. If ...
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How do I delete an unposted answer?

A few times, I've read a question and in typing an answer, I get the banner thingie that says that new answer(s) have been uploaded. I click to see what has been answered already, and see that my ...
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What kind of answering guidelines should we have?

If there's guidelines for asking questions, there should probably be some guidelines for providing answers. To this end, what do you think we should say? Edit: I've also suggested this item for ...
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What is your responsibility when you answer a question?

If you answer a question what is your responibility to maintain that answer?
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Do we always need to have 'accepted' answers?

Roleplaying is a hobby where the players and gamemasters collectively define the game they are playing, and although there are rulebooks, the style and rules in effect are primarily determined by the ...
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What constitutes copyright infringement?

Looking at the question on teleportation, there is this answer that appears to quote a body of text from PHB3. I don't actually own that book, so I couldn't check it out. But that got me thinking ...
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Linking articles to answer questions

Is it appropriate to answer a question by simply linking an existing article and possibly giving a short summary as to why that answers the question? Example: Myself
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What about different attitudes towards rpg?

There's gamism, simulation and story-telling. Lots of questions have different answers depending on what people want from the game. eg. A question about mapping - in dungeon-crawls it's essential ...