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Informal 7th Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread is to collect election questions before the election occurs when our questions happen. This Q&A is an opportunity for community members to pose questions to the yet ...
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Delete an unanswered question if I no longer need the answer?

I wrote the following question: Can Ride be used to Push a mount/animal companion? containing multiple questions. I was asked to separate them out, so I did. Once I separated out the question When ...
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GIFs, pictures and Copyright

Recently we had a question that uses a gif to describe what happens when a caster acts. The gif was made from an excerpt from Dragonball, and I don't see how it is fair use. In fact, none of the fair ...
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Is this question about a cast reaction to an in-character utterance from Critical Role on topic?

What was so bad about Bertrand's last line at the end of C3E3? Spoiler Warning: the question does contain spoilers about Critical Role C3E3. This question asks about the reactions given by two ...
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Let us workshop a meta proposal with the goal to extend future election length

The current elections are over, but KRyan raised the issue of "Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?" here and got overwhelming support for it. The next ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #6 on Role-playing Games has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Should we turn on MathJax in comments?

We have MathJax turned on for posts, but not comments. We do get some math-heavy posts from time to time, which is why we have MathJax in posts, but we don't have it turned on for comments like they ...
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I have multiple questions about the Slow spell in D&D 5e. Should this be one post, or two?

Should this be one post or two posts? Several questions about the Slow spell. For reference the relevant parts: An affected target’s speed is halved, it takes a -2 penalty to AC and Dexterity saving ...
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What RPG is this site's banner artwork from? [duplicate]

This site's theme includes artwork of cyborgs firing lasers at a dragon. I could have sworn that it looked like it came from the RPG Rifts, but a quick Google image search for Rifts artwork isn't ...
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Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

Dark mode was introduced to StackOverflow about a year ago (blog post), but as of now, it still isn't available on our site (or any other site as far as I know). Back then, it was stated that For now,...
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Does a week for Election nominations seem too short to anyone else?

RPG Meta is not a very active place. For our last big discussion (should accepted answers no longer be pinned to the top?), one pro- answer was posted almost immediately, and various con- answers ...
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Version labels for answers: is this a tool we could use?

Stack Exchange recently announced version labeling for answers, something they will initially work on implementing at Stack Overflow. The details are laid out in this Meta Stack Exchange post: Version ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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How to best name and describe a tag that handles drugs?

Drugs are a staple of RPGs set in a dark future (cyberpunk, shadowrun, fallout) or dark world (chronicles-of-darkness, world-of-darkness, call-of-cthulhu). Many of these games also have rules about ...
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How are we defining Fair Use Images with respect to the function of the Stack?

I just had an answer deleted for a possible copyright violation, and I happen to disagree with that reasoning because of the function of the Stack (I don't care about the deletion, the answer isn't ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

A new user recently left this answer to How did towns mundanely protect themselves against Dragons or bring them to the ground?. The answer is currently deleted so is only visible to 10k users. ...
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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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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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