Questions tagged [closed-questions]

This tag is for posts looking to raise meta discussions about specific closed questions or the closure of a specific question, as well as for questions about the concept of a closed question in general.

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Oops, I reopened my own question

I have a question how legitimate it is to cast unused spell slots in the moring before learning new spells. It was closed as a duplicate of if you can cast spells during a long rest. After I edited it,...
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If I (the question author) cannot see who voted to close a question, was it closed by a moderator?

Referring to this: What is the single highest damage attack that can be made by one tenth level character with no assistance, support, or magic items? [closed] Typically, if a question is closed, it ...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

The question Flying a broom, light activity? lacks a system tag and is currently closed as unclear. Should it remain closed, or do we have enough information to guess the system? The current ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

Should Most Overpowered Supporting Cohort - Crafter or Buff-Station? remain open, or be closed?
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Should a closed question lock out users from undeleting (and/or editing) their existing answers?

Recently, I voted to keep a question open, believing that it was answerable and valid in its current form. I then answered the question, by posting a terse and incomplete answer, deleting it, and then ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

The question of concern is How can I preserve books, but keep them accessible?. There has been a good bit of chatter in comments about the on-topicness of the question, and I have seen the close vote ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

My question here is about What popular culture Easter Eggs exist in published adventures? There was a lot of discussion in the comments already, with the overall gist that the question is not hopeless ...
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A Canonical Wish Question Part II: Why Shouldn't I Make a Necromancer Farm?

I'd like us to revisit the discussion had here: Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? This is not a duplicate because I think a change of landscape, so to speak, ...
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My D&D 5e question about whether rounds are just for combat was closed, and I'm confused - a case for reopening

So, my most recent Question Are rounds just for combat, or should we be using them at other times in the game? was closed, with the following reason "Closed. This question needs details or ...
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Does closure of a question depend on whether it was asked earlier or if it provides a more general response?

Long story short. Today I received a message that a question I asked two years and six months ago was closed as a duplicate of another question that was asked four months later. I had previously ...
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When you have multiple gold tag badges, how does the system decide which to use when closing as duplicate, and does it matter?

I have gold badges in dnd-5e and spells. My dnd-5e gets used the most, however, just now I voted to close as duplicate a question with both tags, and the closure message listed spells as the gold tag ...
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Does the usage guidance for the [closed-questions] tag on this Meta need to be updated?

The usage guidance for closed-questions says: This tag is for posts looking to raise meta discussions about specific closed questions, as well as for questions about the concept of a closed question ...
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Is this question about throwing hammers off-topic as a "campaign research" question?

Nine years ago we decided campaign research questions were off topic. The guidance given was: Questions asking about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics might more ...
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Answering off-topic questions

Recently, the question What are some easy all-in-one options to play TTRPGs online with only phones? was closed (correctly, I think) as off-topic. By my understanding, the Roomba will clean it in ~9 ...
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Why are these D&D 5e questions about "superiority dice" scaling for Superior Technique closed as duplicates of a question about Martial Adept?

These 2 questions: Do both superiority dice from Superior Technique and Martial Adept only increase die size when a character reaches 10th level Battlemaster? Does ‘Superior Technique’ interact with ‘...
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Why is "How much is a Gold Piece really worth?" closed?

The question How much is a Gold Piece really worth? has been recently closed as "opinion-based". However, I'm not sure this assessment is accurate. The question is quantitative and objective....
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Does this question about multiple attacks and advantage need more details?

As I am writing, this question is sitting at 4 reopen votes. Normally, I would just let community moderation work things out (which will probably happen here), but reopen reviews from some users have ...
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Should this question about player race selection be open or closed?

I've noticed that this question about limiting exotic races has gone from closed, to opened after some helpful edits, to closed again (without seemingly significant edits). Even now, it has a re-open ...
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Why was this PF 1e question about a sorcerer using Page of Spell Knowledge with higher-level spells closed as a duplicate?

This question: As a Sorcerer, can use I use a Page of Knowledge to use Spell Slots granted by my Charisma bonus, even if they're higher level then otherwise? Was closed as being a duplicate of Can ...
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Can we reopen this item stacking question?

Do these items stack? was closed and has comments requesting an edition and system be specified. However, the question appears to clearly indicate its game already: it cites a book (Tasha's Cauldron ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

I recently posted this question about character optimization: What class has the most damage output per round at level 6? I made several revisions to it, and it received the required 5 votes to be re-...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

I recently posted What class has the most damage output per round at level 6?, asking about character optimization. Without additional context, the question was: what are the most optimizable class/...
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Is this question about an Ordinary Items Database an off-topic tool recommendation question?

Here is the question: Looking For Historically Accurate Ordinary Items Database For Dungeon-Stocking Tool recommendation questions are off-topic on rpg.se. Is this question a tool recommendation ...
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What could be done to improve the question about Joules of energy required to lift in-game objects?

the question How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? a lot of negative votes and was voted to be closed very quickly... and I don't understand why. What could be done to ...
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Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

The question: Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid? At time of writing this meta, the question is on the verge of being reopened without modification after its initial closure ...
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Is this question about equipping ordinary soldiers with magical equipment (primarily) opinion-based?

In lieu of a seemingly inevitable open-close tug of war, I'd like to put this question forward for discussion: Which magic item of very rare or lower rarity is most useful to protect a group of ...
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Clarification on the information in the closed question banner

I am a user with more than 3K reputation and have the privilege to vote to close or open. Looking at closed questions, I have some questions of my own. It seems like most of the information on closed ...
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What does it mean for a question to be closed?

My question just got closed! What does that mean? How do questions get closed? What do I need to do to get my question reopened? This Q&A is our specific one to expand on the guidance in the ...
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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

I have stumbled upon this question: Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5. It asks about a site that the querent has seen. The question does not ask the users to suggest a game, not ...
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I got several good answers and a best answer, so I'm good - but should I put work into getting my closed question reopened?

I asked the following question: How do you determine what action belongs to who in a modernist GM-based game? I got an answer out of it and even some upvotes, and I don't really want or need anything ...
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What to do if seeking the answer to an existing question that's been closed because the system wasn't specified?

A long while back, when I was first starting to get confident about asking questions on this site, I had a question I wanted to ask. However, I searched, and the question I wanted to ask already ...
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Would these official commentary questions be on-topic (and good questions)?

The question Have the D&D 5E designers ever done an official commentary about why they have designed certain rules the way they did? was recently closed due to lack of focus (the close reason I ...
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Why shouldn't I edit a question that has been closed? [duplicate]

I made some edits to tidy up a closed question, the sorts of edits that are commonplace around on RPG.SE, such as spelling mistakes, formatting, retagging, etc. However, I was told that I should not ...
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Question closure: Why does a round last 6 seconds?

I recently asked Why does a round last 6 seconds? on the main site. To the best of my experience, this question is on-topic, specific, answerable, and reasonably scoped. Nevertheless, it was closed as ...
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Can this question about homebrewing potentially be reopened?

My question here concerns the following closed question about homebrewing a monster for D&D 5E. help in adapting a monster from a short story to 5E My understanding of the reasons for closure It ...
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Advice for getting this question about the overseer's major creation reopened

The question "In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation?" seems complete except for perhaps needing more information about the environment in which the final ...
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Can my question about what D&D 5e build can summon all summonable monsters with the fewest possible levels be reopened?

My question is here: What DnD 5e build (with minimum number of combined levels over all classes) is needed to summon all summonable monsters? I do not believe my question needs any changes. The ...
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Closing a question based on the Moderators' belief about what the answer will be

A common issue I've seen on stackexchange in general, and which appears to have happened here on rpg.se, is a question is closed because the moderators imagined they knew what the answer would be and ...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude? Or some other reason(s)? Is it possible to wield a 'greatsword'? Not that it's a great question, or isn't easily ...
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How else can I improve this question about PC-tailored homebrew?

The question: Does PC-tailored homebrew require special considerations? My first draft was written poorly and I fully understand why it was closed so fast. Now I believe I addressed all the issues ...
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Why is this question about which build is optimized for damage too broad?

My question: Which of these builds is best optimized for damage? I am wondering about the amount max average damage each of my suggested builds could put out each turn. This seems like a math ...
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This question shouldn't be closed/looking for reopen voters

In D&D 5e, is it at all possible to create half-subclasses? is closed as Too Broad. It's not. It's also not unclear or opinion-based. It could benefit from better wording, especially in the ...
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How should these questions about temporary hit points/Armor of Agathys (that are currently marked as duplicates) be handled?

This meta question was prompted by the following 3 questions on mainsite (mainly the first two): Do multiple sources of Temporary Hit Points combine or do you only get one set? How does Armor of ...
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Around and around we go. Hexadin vs. battle smith question closing

Another question closed unnecessarily, another question we need to drag into meta to save it. This time we have Can you compare and contrast a Battle Smith Artificer vs a Paladin with a single dip in ...
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It’s that time again—Good hunter deity question closed, shouldn’t be

We once again have a perfectly reasonable question, Is there a complete list of good-aligned gods of hunting?, that has been closed. It should not have been. This time there is the claim that it is a “...
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Can this question about the Sense Motive skill be reopened?

This question for Pathfinder about how to use the Sense Motive skill is marked as a duplicate of this question for Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition about how to use the Insight skill. While these ...
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Drow wizard with Wild Talent question

This question about a drow wizard who received the Wild Talent feat was closed as Too Broad. It should not have been. Per this meta discussion, questions like this are supported here, and we have ...
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Mounted archer/caster question should be reopened

What's the best build for a mounted archer/caster? was closed as Primarily Opinion-Based. It is not. It is something on which experts can vet the quality of a given suggestion and vote accordingly; it ...
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Is this question about a chaotic evil character in a heroic party too opinion-based, or is it experience-based?

I recently asked What challenges arise from playing a Chaotic Evil character in a heroic party? which has been voted to be closed 4 times as of this writing for being primarily opinion based. However, ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it? I really don't know if I can clarify that any more.
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