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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 my comment deleted?

I added a comment to this question explaining what I thought it needed in order to get the question reopened. As far as I am concerned, my comment was no different to the countless comments I and ...
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Why is asking how to roleplay a slave close-worthy?

This meta is about: How do you roleplay a suddenly-free slave? It was asked yesterday, then answered (with a good answer), then closed, and just now (after asking this meta) has been reopened. The ...
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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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Deletion of a Q

I have posted a reasonable Q, in my opinion: one that presents a line of reasoning, backed by rules, and asks for validation. However, I would like it to be removed. It's currently on hold. The ...
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Question flagged as too broad, but I got an answer I liked... what now?

I asked a question about how to hide something from PCs. It got closed as too broad, which I can kinda see, but I got an answer before it was suspended that gave me exactly the information I was ...
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What needs to be changed in this question about Augury?

The Q about Augury and contracts has been closed as a duplicate to a Q that (IMO) it is not a duplicate to. The reason is, as I have stated in a comment: This is not a duplicate because that linked Q ...
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Compound vs. Simple Questions

I asked a question: A warlock has been reduced to strength 0 while underwater. Can he activate and use Fell Flight to move while underwater? Here is a link to the thread: Warlock Flying Underwater ...
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When a linked duplicate question has dozens of answers we should be able to link to a specific one

When we mark a question as a duplicate and they are only 75% similar, there is a chance that the answers to the linked questions are not always applicable and thus useless for the questioner. ...
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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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How should this question about maps be workshopped?

A new user has asked a question about map making, specifically on how to figure out distances for a map they made. While the question, in its current form, is off-topic for the site's format, it ...
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How should I phrase my question about gaming's early days?

A moderator (and then the community) put on hold this question. Even were sufficient reopen votes garnered again, based on chat about the question and Mxyzplk's closing comment on the question ("This ...
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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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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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How to improve "Is awakened intelligence hereditary?"

Regarding "Is awakened intelligence hereditary?", I'm curious about what can be done to improve the question, since it was closed for being unclear. It doesn't look like the original poster is going ...
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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-...
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Statistics on RPG.se Questions Closed and Reopened in 2016

Shog9 has put together a bunch of statistics on question closing and reopening in 2016 for all the sites on MSE: 2016: a year in closing. I've pulled in the data for just RPG.se here, for the ...
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How is this question about divination too broad?

Target of divination when magically altered? This question was recently closed as "Too Broad." While a specific question about the way a specific spell works would have allowed me to write a more ...
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Closed question as unclear but has good answer

I posted this question Which classic ruleset monster description might give information to use for complete home-brew game rules? for which I got a very good answer for which I'm happy I asked this ...
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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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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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Why was a theory question closed as too broad or unclear?

The meta post concerns this question: Can I understand the 'right to dream' by choices central to the agenda? The question is on hold for being too broad. I really don't see why this is the ...
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Are requests for specific users' house rules on- or off-topic?

Recently, a user posted a question asking for a specific user's house rules. This question was promptly closed as off-topic, and I feel like the community made the right decision, but I can't put my ...
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What can I do to get my question reopened?

The question in question is How to role-play serious characters? Editing history: I acknowledge my first attempt to formulate the question was unclear and needed editing.In my view it was not because ...
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When asking, how broad is "too broad"?

Hoping to hear some others' perspectives, so as to better-calibrate mine to the community's. I'm struck by two of yesterday's questions, one closed as too broad, the other answered many times. Now I ...
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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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Why is it unacceptable to answer a closed question in chat?

If someone asks a simple question that is closed for being too basic, there doesn't seem to be any way to help the poster, which would seem to disillusion new posters about using the site. (I ...
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A question is closed that I think I can answer, what do I do?

This question I believe is a good one, and I think is answerable as an overview of what XP systems are used for, both psychologically and game-design wise. I'm fine with the community's decision to ...
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How can I improve my question on hold for being "too broad" so that it is re-opened?

When I logged in today hoping to see new answers, I was surprised when I found that my question was on hold. The notice has flagged it as too broad. There was one comment suggesting that system-...
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How broad is too broad?

I have a problem understanding votings again. This is a question basically asking how to run an epic campaign. This is a question basically asking how to run an evil campaign. One was downvoted ...
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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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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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Post-mortem for a question relating to female players and role-playing games. Why and what now?

Ok. I have to admit that I am quite angered at the response gained to this question Quite frankly it is my belief that this question was mistreated. I shall go into the question in depth - recalling ...
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Can there be recourse for answers to deleted or closed questions?

Granted there might not be much that can be done for deleted answers (a question for the submission of answers to deleted questions perhaps?). However could it be made possible to submit answers to ...
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What do we do about closed questions with bad tags?

So, this question was closed because it's a video-game question. It's tagged with rpg-theory because, well, presumably the asker couldn't find any more appropriate tags and just tagged it with ...
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Error with re-open votes?

In the review tab, yesterday when I logged in there was nine questions pending in re-open votes. Most of these were older and the context was that they had been edited, but there were just so many -- ...
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Can this question be reworded so as to be reopened?

I was looking for online retailers that specialize in RPGs, and I came across this closed question. The question was not my exact one (I explicitly did not want eBay as an answer, for example), but ...
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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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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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How do I make my Adventure Time question better?

My question about adventure time has been closed on the grounds of it not being constructive, for the second time, despite being re-opened. I've tried to fix it so that it is more constructive. How ...
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Please modify the front page algorithm to demote closed questions

Lets face it, our question volume isn't all that high. This means that questions tend to hang around on the front page for a while, either good or bad. In particular I've noticed that closed ...
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Are there any adventures for younger children?

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/q/12011/768 I am a bit confused. Is it now the policy to close questions just because they have the wrong answers to the questions? My question was not an RPG I am only ...
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Are questions on how to organize RPG equipment discoraged?

How to organize my 3.X collection based on WotC's internal numbering system? is in danger of being closed due to being non-constructive. Similar questions like: What’s an organized storage ...
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Asking for one media is fine, another not so much...

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/9048/do-you-know-a-good-sound-effect-library vs How do I find artwork to inspire adventure design? So, asking for pictures is fine, asking for sound is not... ...
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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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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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Should there be a tag for closed questions?

I was thinking it might be good to have a way to pull up a list of closed questions. I'm assuming mods can do this, but it might be good even for newcomers, kind of like that "breadcrumb" thing ...
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Where did my close votes go?

Once again, regarding this question on the main site. I haven't looked at it in a while, but at one point there were 3 votes to close on it. I've been a member of Stack Overflow since it was first ...
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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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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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