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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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Can something be done when OP does not agree with an upvoted answer?

A few weeks back, this yes-or-no question got asked and answered by the OP, with the answer YES. I eventually replied NO and my reasoning, and the community votes pended towards my answer. The OP has ...
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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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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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Differentiating between house rules, homebrew, and game design

It struck me earlier that a few questions are being labelled homebrew when the house-rules tag is more appropriate. It also strikes me that the three tags (the previous two plus game-design), whilst ...
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Should this question about passive Perception be closed as a duplicate of a closed question?

Implementing Passive Wisdom (Perception) was flagged as a potential duplicate of How does passive perception work. The latter is a closed question, specifically flagged for being too broad and does ...
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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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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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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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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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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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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

We have a great FAQ Index post here on the Role-Playing Games Meta Stack Exchange, but our current process for adding things to that list is a little lacking. Currently users add the faq-proposal tag ...
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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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to every thing there is a season

Thank you all for this opportunity. TL;DR: so long, and thanks for all the flags. I will soon be stepping down as a moderator on RPGSE. (Effective shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 election.) ...
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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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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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Are "bonus question" allowed?

Recently I asked a question that was put on hold for being a "Shopping" question. I believe that is solved, asking not for a specific game but which ruleset allows what I was looking for. Still, ...
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Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?

I get why the rule exists. However when I ask about how healing interactions happen in game, in a very specific format (D&D druid healing in wild shape, if it affects the normal form), those aren'...
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Should this question - about Extra Attack + Hunter ranger's Whirlwind Attack, and separately about Whirlwind Attack + Horde Breaker - be split in two?

The question Do the Hunter ranger's Extra Attack, Whirlwind Attack, and/or Horde Breaker features work together? seems to be asking 2 entirely separate questions in a single post: One aspect of ...
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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

A mod said I should ask if there is a rule that says one single (arbitrarily defined) question per post. Too Broad does not mention it. Is it an actual rule somewhere or a guideline or what? And how ...
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Should I ask one question or several?

I have multiple questions for a spell. The questions cover: Duration of the spell Targets of the spell Effects of the spell After-effects of the spell once it has worn off Would it make more sense ...
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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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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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Design for RPG.se

Thank you for your helpful suggestions in the design brainstorming post. I am very excited to present to the community the design I've been working on. The overall look and feel I'm going after is a ...
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How is the community doing? [2021]

Ok, no points for guessing why last year's slipped, but we'd like to get back to doing this. We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the community feels things are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it ethical to edit someone else's Questions or comments?

Why not make comments on what you feel should change and let the author do it, or better yet, privately message the author and suggest. It just seems really tacky and rude to edit someone else's work ...
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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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When should a question be removed from the Hot Network Questions List?

As it has been announced on the main meta, diamond moderators now have the ability to remove questions from the Hot Network Questions List. Since the policy on what to remove seems to be on a per-...
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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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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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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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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy [duplicate]

Sometimes people ask us questions about game mechanics without explicitly telling us what game system or edition they’re playing. At the time of writing, our current policy is to never assume the RPG ...
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What is an "edit war" and is it ever appropriate?

I was recently involved in a series of back-and-forth edits to the tags of a question. In particular, the question lacked any explicit statement or tag designating the system, so it was closed in ...
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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 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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What is the “Don’t Guess the System” policy? [obsolete]

Note: As of 3/9/21 this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. When a user posts a ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify? [obsolete]

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other ...
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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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Revisit: Is "5e" a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e? [obsolete]

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. This is a revisit of Is '5e' a clear enough statement of game system by a ...
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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond? [obsolete]

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e ...
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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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What qualifies as an "actual problem"?

It was put to me by moderators that my question did not pose an actual problem, and when I did pose a problem statement, it was characterized as "doesn't seem like a real problem" and "...
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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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