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Does the usage guidance for the [closed-questions] tag 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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What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"?

Stack Overflow has just been updated to no longer pin the accepted answer to the top of the answer list. Now on Meta.SE, the staff are seeking our site-specific feedback on whether we'd want to do the ...
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What should I do when a question does not specify the game system being used?

Occasionally, a user will post a question that includes neither a system tag nor an explicit statement of the system being played. Since we no longer have a policy of immediately closing such ...
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Should we think about elections?

We are down to three rpg.se specific moderators. Is this a non-issue since V2Blast is still around as an Associate Community Manager for the Curator Support Team and available for moderation, or ...
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How to avoid automatic suggestions appearing in answer's comments? [duplicate]

I've seen this comment at rpg.se a couple of times: Please add further details to expand on your answer, such as working code or documentation citations. – Community I guess a bot adds it. A ...
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Do questions have to pose an ‘actual problem’? [duplicate]

Statements such as “not an actual problem” have been posited as criticism of questions and closure justification. Is it true that every RPGSE question must pose an ‘actual problem’?
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“Please welcome Valued Associates: #958 - V2Blast […]”—Congratulations!

I just saw this link in the “Featured on Meta” bar, and thought it would be appropriate for us to also have a place to congratulate @V2Blast on the new job! Please welcome Valued Associates: #958 - ...
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Do we need the [rpg-pop-culture] tag when we have [history-of-gaming]?

The tag description for rpg-pop-culture says: For questions related to the pop culture surrounding RPGs. The pop culture may be famous events, real-life legends, well-known lore, or other pop culture ...
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Necro-Closing Spam

Over the last couple of weeks, my review queue has been mostly filled with close / reopen request for questions from 2011. This feels like a waste of everyone's time. It is a waste of time for the ...
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Are open-ended system-introduction questions off-topic?

I asked What is Avatar Legends: The RPG, and how does one play it?. It was closed within 30 minutes with the reason "This question needs to be more focused." Should we close it and questions ...
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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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Should we make the recommendation tags throw a warning or error?

A while back there was a revamp of the ask page which introduced a lot more per site customization. Of relevance here is that we can have the page react to tags: Tag-related error messages and ...
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Which questions with Aegis do lack the [Aegis] tag?

Apparently, the tag aegis is currently only used for some 19 questions about a pathfinder-1e feature. Which is confusing since there are 54 questions that use the word but not the tag I see questions ...
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The [bloodline] tag is being used for two completely different concepts in different RPGs

bloodline is a little problematic, as it is a concept in three quite large games and neither shares anything but the name: vampire-the-masquerade has Bloodlines as "sub-Clans". For example, ...
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Tags with at least 10 questions that need usage guidance

I went through and looked for tags with no usage guidance/blank wiki excerpts having at least 10 questions on the site. Here they are: bloodline 26 questions immediate-actions 23 questions move-...
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Should we change the tag [arcane-focus] to [spellcasting-focus]?

We currently have 87 questions tagged arcane-focus of which 79 are cotagged with dnd-5e, the other 8 being pathfinder-1e. In D&D 5e, the general category is spellcasting focus, with arcane focus ...
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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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Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy

We occasionally get questions which don’t specify which game system they are about, and which are about specific aspects of that game. Because the context and answers depend and vary with the system, ...
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Should we close questions where the asker is looking to double check their understanding of basic rules?

A user has recently asked these two questions: What is included with a character's proficiencies when they become a dhampir Understanding how to play a wizard In both questions, they articulate the ...
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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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What does the author to this item rarity question need to actually do to get their question reopened?

Concerning the question: How rare is this artificer magic item I created? This question was closed as unclear. The author has revised, and their revisions include addressing concerns in comments (such ...
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How can we distinguish "idea generation" questions from "asking for a solution" ones? [duplicate]

I stumbled upon these two questions which made me think: What drives the plot for antiheroes? - is open and have several different answers with different ideas How can I reasonably prevent Manual of ...
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Are questions about Warhammer 40k Lore on-topic?

Questions regarding lore of a given setting seem to be on-topic on the site, if the setting in question is related to a tabletop roleplaying game: Is giving a kobold a weapon considered a marriage ...
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Should RPG.SE enforce not enforcing a specific standard for handling gender pronouns?

This is a follow up to our standing guidance on pronoun use in Q&As around the site: Should RPG.SE enforce a specific standard for handling gender pronouns? The question asks: Should RPG.SE ...
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How to format a side-by-side comparison table? [duplicate]

I was thinking about asking one question, but to do so would require me to show my research so far, and that research would be best presented as a table of features, having similar features in same ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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How can I get answers about items serving a specific purpose, without my question being closed as duplicate of a Q&A that doesn't care about items?

I'm looking specifically for items that can mitigate issues with light sensitivity. I asked here: Are there official items for mitigating light sensitivity? and it got closed as a duplicate of How can ...
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How shall we frame our upcoming revisit of the Don't Guess the System Policy?

As a community, we should discuss how to frame the upcoming revisit of the Don't Guess the System Policy. We need a transparent and fair vote, so we ought to establish voting rules that prevent ...
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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas

Let me start by trying to give a definition. We’re here talking about meta discussions which strongly guide or dictate behaviour, and in particular where there are opposing, incompatible options and – ...
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Let's fix the [arcane-archer] tag!

The arcane-archer tag has a quite wrong tag description at the time of this post: The Arcane Archer is a fighter subclass in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (published in Xanathar's Guide to ...
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An asker seems to have been misled about the system they were using. Should we do anything about it?

There is a curious case that resulted in bunch of questions that are tagged with one system, while the OP was confused about workings of a different system - and some of these tags were applied by OP ...
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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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Is this a legitimate follow-up question?

I was wondering if a Water Elemental can freeze, so I read the stat block (twice), yet apparently I somehow missed (twice!) the part that partially answers my question. Hence, I asked the question Can ...
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Can we generalize our policy on linking system-specific rules, toolsets, etc. as clearly stating the system? [obsolete]

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. We have this question about reopening a question and tagging it pathfinder-2e on the ...
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What is the most starred message in TRPG General Chat?

I can't seem to find a way to sort starred messages from TRPG General Chat. I want to know what message has the most stars. So yeah, this is supposed to be a fun post. Answers should include a link to ...
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When discussing the “don’t guess the system” policy, let’s make a special effort to assume everyone is acting in good faith

Community discussions about our “don’t guess the system” policy happen from time to time, and it has been my observation that these discussions can often get...what’s a good word for it...intense? I ...
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I'd like to adapt a set of spells from AD&D to the 5th edition. Ask for review together or one by one?

There is a set of spells available only to the Vhaeraun clergy described in AD&D Demihuman Deities book. They look easily adaptable to D&D 5e and I want to do it and ask for a review. I want ...
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Can we reapply the Pathfinder 2e tag to this Pathfinder 2e question?

Razzle-Dazzle and success vs Blindness is asking about two Pathfinder 2e features, linking to the Pathfinder 2e reference document for both features (2e.aonprd.com; ...
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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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Is it bad form to cite non-RPG fandom content in your question?

I'm not sure I did a great job of explaining what, exactly, I'm looking for in my recent question, Are there any gods or godlike entities in D&D associated primarily with fear? . I'm basing my ...
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Uncomfortable about inconsistent application of criteria for valid answers

This is a common problem (it seems) across social related SE (gaming, workplace, interpersonal etc). The criteria for an answer require either an objective citation, or that the answer is based on a ...
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Are questions related to building LARP safe weapons on-topic here?

According to Are questions about LARPs on topic? LARP questions are OK here, as LARP is a subset of role-playing games. But the question I want to ask is more about DIY techniques than the very act of ...
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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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Making Citations Accessible

Years ago I had to fight to preserve citation styles - especially fighting inline citation. Because I honestly believe Inline citation is ugly and throws off my reading experience. Now, Citations in ...
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What's next for the issues raised in the community check in?

As I am writing this, it has been 45 days since the 2021 Community Check-in. Many of the answers identify observed site trends, with scores indicating community agreement with those observations. So ...
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Should we add [volume] as a synonym to the [3d-space] tag? Or would a separate [volume] tag be a good addition?

We have a 3d-space tag which applies to all kinds of various things. Should we add a synonym of volume to it for the more than 60 questions about volume calculation? Or would a separate volume tag be ...
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What are the research expectations of questions on RPG Stack Exchange?

Over the years one thing has become very clear here on RPG.SE: we expect at least some amount of research done by the querent before they ask a question here; Our Help Centre page on "How do I ...

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