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Should I edit out spaces between certain punctuation?

The title of my question probably isn't great, but I can't think of the wording to describe my question; what I'm referring to is when I see things like this: Blah blah ? Instead of: Blah blah? ...
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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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Is this question about the expected way to acquire costly components too opinion-based?

I'd like to ask the following question about what the "standard"/"expected" way to do something in D&D 5e is, but I feel that it'd likely be deemed opinion-based or unclear with regard to the ...
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Is there a dedicated place within RPG SE for users to post source codes or helpful spreadsheets that they made/use to share the love to other users?

I play a summoning focused druid in my 3.5e campaign and handling multiple summons and math on the fly with all the augments got tiresome - I couldn't find a helpful sheet for animal/creature ...
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Hiding spoiler tagged text in question excerpts [closed]

I noticed in this question that while the OP used the spoiler tags in the body of the text the question excerpt that appears on the Stack All Questions page includes text from the spoiler. Is there ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

So, we have a tone tag that currently only has 3 questions. I feel like it doesn't really add much on top of the tags that those questions already use. It isn't a very frequently used tag and I don'...
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Is this too opinion based to post?

Here's the question I want to post, but I'm concerned it may still get flagged as opinion-based. Is it? I'm building a brand new tabletop RPG and want to do away with some of the standards you find ...
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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined on this answer?

Answers can be flagged as "not an answer", the description for which says the following: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, ...
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What to do about undeleting this deleted question (10K only)?

So, today this question was asked: Can the Warforged Integrated Weapon Trait be Disarmed? It appears to be about some 3rd party homebrew content from dndguide.com. It was closed as unclear, then ...
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Is there a way to let someone else decide which answer to accept? How should accepting self-answers be handled?

I have a question that I asked about two years ago. It got two answers, one of which was my own. The other was also helpful (and got an upvote from me). Since then I have been occasionally researching ...
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Should these questions about how to narrate be on topic here or off?

We've gotten a couple of questions recently that do seem to be okay within our framework, but there's enough softness here that I wanted to bring it up in meta as to whether or not they really do fit. ...
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How to share what actually happened, after what I asked about is resolved? [duplicate]

So, let's say I ask a question about some actual issue. And I get answers, and maybe already accept one of them. Then the situation gets resolved whatever way in reality. How should I tell what ...
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How to properly review a homebrew?

There are quite a few questions asking to review homebrew. The best way to ask such questions is covered in this meta: How can I ask a good homebrew review question? I'm interested in how I should ...
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Are self-answer questions still allowed?

Shortly put I had a mechanics question about infinity-rpg regarding the stealth system that was not immediately clear. I figured out the solution eventually within the book, but thought it might make ...
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Angry DM/GM site change - link updates?

Someone kindly pointed out that the link in this answer to an Angry DM post goes to what looks very much like a malicious domain squatter. Looks like he's moved to ...
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How to ask about changes resulting from homebrew elements or house rules?

I am currently having difficulty drafting an appropriate question for the following scneario: I have a player that wants to swap out the spellcasting ability for Warlocks in D&D 5e from Cha to ...
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How does the bot choose Q&A to publish on Twitter?

I already saw some of my questions being tweeted on the RPG Stack Exchange Twitter account. At first, I though Q&A were put on Twitter when someone, like a moderator, find it good and interesting....
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Question Workshop: GM Types

Not long ago, it has been pointed out to me that while RPG theory about different archetypes of players is relatively well-known, people are generally less aware of what sorts of GMs are out there. So ...
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Should I make a generic “Is my homebrew game content balanced?” Question with an Answer of “Probably not, No”?

Something that I’ve noticed happening over and over again is a new user showing up with a homebrew piece of game content (e.g. a race, class, feat, et cetera), and then posting a Question to the ...
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Why is this question not a duplicate?

This question: Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity? references this other question: Are paladins required to follow a god? asking what seems to be the same question. Why is it not ...
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Is undeleting a potential duplicate acceptable?

This question (deleted, viewable by 10k+ rep only) is deleted within minutes after a VTC as duplicate to this question is called. It is indeed a duplicate to the suggested question. Given that ...
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We should talk about the word “should”

Occasionally a question gets asked that is approximately of the form: I have this problem, what should I do? or I have this problem, should I do X? These are then closed as opinion based, ...
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What to do if I can't manage to find a suitable and accurate title for my question?

I'm currently writing a question for the main RPG stack site. As usual, I start writing the title first, then the question. But while I was writing my question, another question added to the first, ...
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Do we need to do anything about old, upvoted, accepted answers that are not up to scratch with our standards today?

I stumbled upon this question today, which has this answer. It's upvoted (currently sitting at +18/-2) and accepted, but is very short and has a standard banner message across it that I've seen ...
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Do we really need a [skill-points] tag?

We apparently have a skill-points tag. Is this tag providing us some benefit that the skills tag does not? Do we want to keep it?
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Should we have a standard abbreviation for RPGSE?

I just noticed this comment under an answer where I issued a "greeting to a new user" comment. What I wrote was: Welcome to RPG.SE. Please take the [tour] and visit the [help] to seen how a Q&...
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Pretty straightforward question. Pathfinder's 2nd edition has just been released, and correspondingly there is a pathfinder-2e tag (as well as the pathfinder-2e-playtest tag for the playtest version(s)...
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Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker?

As a community we have a long established policy of not guessing game systems. In cases where the game system is unclear we require question askers to clarify, before answering their questions. This ...
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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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Proposal to reboot our forum list

Our list of forums gets used in comments quite frequently, including by yours truly --- however, while I like describing it as "our curated list of forums", many of the answers there haven't been ...
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Should questions with the dungeons-and-dragons tag include the worlds of Magic the Gathering?

Simply put, the dungeons-and-dragons tag is for edition-agnostic questions about Dungeons and Dragons. By default, should questions about the worlds and/or lore of Dungeons and Dragons in general ...
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Should we rename the [adnd] tag to [adnd-1e]?

Relevant recent Meta: Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about The user for that meta is describing a difficulty they're facing on this site where use of the adnd ...
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Is Heroes and Dragons the same thing as D&D 5e in terms of system tagging?

This question came up and during a discussion, it came up that it wasn't exactly 5e that was being played. The game itself is Heroes and Dragons with more specific rules found here. Fundamentally, it ...
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Is focus on a question's title rather than the text acceptable?

I feel that some of our users have taken the change in norms with subjective questions too far. This comment is the last straw. Any actual experience with allowing players to vote what can or ...
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How to handle sub-tags that lack appropriate parent tags?

So, a new user just posted a question that had the warlock tag, without any other tags. The warlock tag is defined as such, on its page: This tag is for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock ...
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Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about

I play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (aka 1e) and have for quite some time. Mostly I've been the DM. I've started to ask questions here about the rules to help better understand the game as it was ...
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Should “Do role-playing games have to be fun?” be closed?

"Do role-playing games have to be fun?" was a nice question in the early days of the site, very typical of early-beta-site questions generally. Then it went quiet for five years until a (totally ...
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

I find that my opinions are being unfairly targeted by high ranking members. How can we keep the quality of the answers if diverse or taboo opinions are targeted? Two examples: How can I help our ...
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What's the proper way to address possible copyright infringement in posts?

I was wondering, because I see this happening especially often on this Stack site. Most recently I made the poster of this answer aware that by the License Blizzard is granting for their materials, ...
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What is the [psychic] tag meant for, and how distinct is it from [psionics] and [mystic]?

The psychic tag has no tag info/wiki, but the tag currently appears on 8 questions. 6 of them are about Pathfinder (all but 1 of those are about the Psychic class, as far as I can tell), and 2 are ...
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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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When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question?

When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question? There are several options that I could take. For example, I ...
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How to Improve/Fix This Question About Modelling Reciprocal Economies?

I have recently asked this question. In its initial form, it was very quickly evaluated to be too broad. Fair enough. I tried to narrow it down to a question about fixing/improving the homebrew ...
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When a question limits the scope of answers, but that limit eliminates everything, how should we handle it? [duplicate]

Inspired by the recent questions about overly strict implications of “spells do only what they say they do”: How can food created by a spell be destroyed? How can magical vines conjured by a spell be ...
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Am I getting serial downvotes, or are my answers suddenly this bad?

I answered from personal experience on this question. Got two downvotes in ten minutes. I've been seeing this a lot recently -- seemingly anything with a 5e tag, but that's nearly all the questions ...
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Are market research questions on topic here?

This question came up recently and it's primary focus is to provide market research information to the querent. I'm unclear if this is similar to problem player/interpersonal crossover, but some of ...
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Are there any guidelines on how to interact with game devs on this site?

So, I was wondering if there are any guidelines on how to interact with game devs who join this site, beyond the normal rules and guidelines of SE - this question being prompted by Dave Brookshaw, the ...
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Why would this question about obstacles in Dusk City Outlaws be considered unclear?

I recently asked this question on RPG.SE: Appropriate Obstacles for a "Find and Question" scene I've got the answer I wanted, but I'm intrigued by why this question would be considered ...
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Is it good to use a Q&A to help other users discover a system?

I'm currently playing a campaign of the game "Wasteland : Terres Gâchées", a french RPG, and I was wondering how could I help people (mostly french, as there is for now no English version) know it, as ...