Questions tagged [closed-questions]

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 in general.

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How much subjectiveness is OK?

This came up during the proposal phase on Area 51 -- and I felt at the time that unlike many other Stack Exchange sites, a site on RPGs will be largely subjective. Sure, there are definitive answers (...
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Non-duplicate question with answer in another question

Regarding the recent question "How do I quickly find the official errata for any book?". It was closed by several heavy users as a duplicate of "How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?". ...
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Should closed questions be edited without fixing the question?

This question was recently edited to add italics to a link to a spell. This edit was done after the question was already closed due to being a duplicate, and therefore put the question into the 'vote ...
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What to do with a good answer to a duplicate question after the closure?

Recently someone asked about a Rogue sneak attacking on another's turn. I poked around, sure we'd answered it, found nothing, and answered it myself. Later another user found the older duplicate ...
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New User Experience: Why allow downvotes (esp. below 0) on already closed questions?

So - most [closed] questions are posted by new users. But experienced users continue to "pile on" and -1 vote them, even after they are closed! What gives? As far as I can see this: This ...
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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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Should the exhaustion spell level question really be put on hold?

What level should this exhaustion-causing spell be? was asked and includes an element of homebrew, but has only 11 specific answers it can possibly be. The question presents a given spell, and asks ...
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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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Should questions be for trivial definitions?

How should we treat "trivial question" questions? There are a number of questions coming in that seem like exercises in laziness IMO. "What is a macguffin," "What is railroading," etc. At best ...
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Will this question about mapping not get put on hold as too opinion-based?

This question, "What map scales have you found useful", was put on hold as too opinion-based. I've tried to reformulate it. Will this question get put on hold as too opinion-based? I've tried hard ...
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Why was this recalculating CR question closed as too broad?

This question was put on hold as too broad. As far as I can tell, it isn't too broad - recalculating CR is a defined process, and we already have questions of this type on the site. As far as I can ...
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Reopen canonical “What is advantage?” question

What is advantage? This question was asked earlier and addressed something that while trivial, is a significant rules query. The term advantage, while having a specific meaning in 5e, is used as a ...
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Where do you defend / protest a closed question?

I've recently had a question closed (as a dupe), which is fair enough, but I wad wondering where is the best place to defend it? Meta, comments on the original question or somewhere else? I've ...
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Diceless Technique Question

Regarding What diceless tabletop RPG techniques are there? I don't think it's a game-rec question at all - it's more of an exploration of what the different techniques are for diceless resolution. As ...
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Don't tear down this wall [question]!

How long does it take to build a wall? has been closed as being off-topic as a real-world research question (per campaign research questions, II). I agree that real-world research could answer this. I ...
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Why was this post about roleplaying my character's ethics closed?

How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? I don't know what to add. I can't see by any means how it's opinion-based. I am asking for ...
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Can we reopen this question that is marked as being a duplicate of two completely different answers?

I think Does a Life Cleric casting Goodberry at higher spell levels get more potent Berries? should be reopened. I have a generic concern with the closure in that it does not seem helpful to mark ...
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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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This question about a problem from a player's perspective is not answered by the linked duplicate question from a DM's perspective

Can you make a single roll multiple times? was marked as duplicate and at first "I failed to open a lock. Now what?" was the only linked 'duplicate' question. Taking a look at its answers I found ...
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Why lock this question?

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8163/can-a-dd-character-be-launched-into-space I don't see it as meeting any of the criteria given in What is a locked post? I have no quarrel with the ...
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Why is the court Infernal language question being voted closed?

The standard five people have now voted to close What does the court dialect of Infernal sound like? as opinion-based. I'm tempted to reopen it because it's directly asking for published material, ...
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How to get this question re-opened? [duplicate]

Recently this question was asked: "Should I share personal dream sequences with the party as a DM?" Clearly as a "should I" question it was inherently opinion based and was closed. However I think ...
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Are questions that are On-Topic but generated a lot of opinion based answers doomed to never be solved?

So I am still unsatisfied with the responses I got for the way this post got moderated: How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? After ...
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Is this question too opinion-based?

A player has asked the DM to ignore the lore to enable his character concept. What are the pros and cons if the DM does so? has gone through two close-reopen cycles. The first seems pretty ...
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Is asking about the distribution of saving throws across all books too broad for this site?

In this question about the distribution of saving throws for spells, the question was closed as "too broad." What is too broad about this question? How should it be workshopped to be re-opened?
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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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How should we sort out this question that was closed as a duplicate of another closed question?

The question "Were Grungs created for 5e or did they exist before this edition?" has been closed as a duplicate of a question that was closed as unclear. However, that leaves us now with a question ...
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My question was incorrectly put on-hold for “being about video games”

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: Are there any published sources on what a "Templar" should be? A member of the community incorrectly placed my question on-...