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Why was my question closed as too broad, unclear, or opinion-based?

There are a good number of questions, especially from users new to the site, that get closed as too broad or opinion-based. This is a post we can link them to for more guidance than what comments can ...
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Moderation-related comments seem friendlier recently!

(This is related to one of my previous posts on moderation, but I didn't think it would be appropriate to add another answer there.) Recently I've noticed that when comments are deleted, questions (...
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The [random] tag is no more

Unless anyone has any objections or wants to salvage/synonym random somehow, I'm going to burninate it in a couple of days. Randomness itself doesn't seem like a useful area of expertise, and the tag ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Role-playing Games's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Vote to Close with different reasons make it seem like you agree with majority reason

In the case of this question, there were 3 VTC based on it being a duplicate, 1 VTC based on it being opinion based, and 1 VTC (mine) based on the question being unclear. It was closed as a duplicate;...
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Please do bring “bad stuff” to mod attention if it doesn't look like we saw it

In some cases, SE moderation by the community is working too well... And when content gets deleted via system auto-response to flags, or power user editing/delete activity, we the mods never actually ...
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The first annual RPG Games-fest! (Proposed Rules)

Inspired by cleanupathon, taken from highest upvoted answers here. This post shall be for rules and discussion related to the first contest. This intro bit will be cleaned up after we start. The RPG ...
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The [multiple-systems] tag has been burninated

I've just burninated multiple-systems. I'm leaving this post for record-keeping. It had the following tag wiki excerpt (and no full tag wiki): For questions that involve multiple rules systems at ...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

The link structure in the wizards site has changed. It has gone from http://dnd.wizards.com/go/we/20060327a too ...
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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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Do we really need [rulings]?

This question (which is really more about semantics) added the rulings tag, and the author of that question is also the person who added the description to the tag. I personally feel that this tag is ...
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Please avoid trivial edits during Winter Bash

We all love the hats,* and we covet the fashionable scarf of the Timey Wimey hat. But please, make edits that you would be proud of during the rest of the year. Edits should be, as always, either ...
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Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited

Game recommendation questions are sadly NOT on topic here on RPG.SE. This means the following kinds of questions are off topic: I want to play (details) kind of game/story. What game should I use to ...
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New RPG.SE theme coming this summer

The entire SE Network is going through some redesign this year. TL;DR: giving each site a really nicely-tuned theme (color scheme, iconography, artwork) wasn't a sustainable model. This greatly slowed ...
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Can there be a bracketed locked after locked questions like with on hold and closed questions?

While a question that's on hold or closed is indicated in brackets in the general list of questions, a question that's locked isn't. (For example, at the time of this writing, this question.) Is ...
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Call for voting posse: synonym [open-game-license] to [ogl]

I just noticed that we have the (older, more well-established) ogl tag as well as the (newer, used on only two questions) open-game-license tag. I went to the ogl tag and suggested the other as a ...
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Community Wiki auto-conversion is no more

There is no longer any kind of automatic Community Wiki conversion of questions and answers. No matter how many editors or revisions your post has, it will never become Community Wiki now. The only ...
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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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System-Agnostic's tag wiki needs improvement

RPG SE uses system-agnostic a lot, and in a rather esoteric fashion. Its tag wiki, however, is a sad, sad thing: About system-agnostic Not related to any one particular system of rules. This ...
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Can We Please Reopen a Related, but not Duplicate Question?

This question was closed as a duplicate of another question. However, I believe it is not. The linked "duplicate" question is system-agnostic and is good for general advice. However, the closed ...
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Deleting comments that add context

I'd suggest its bad form to delete comments that add context to an answer -- edit that information into the answer first! (Obviously preferable for the person leaving the comment to use the edit ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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Contest running with Obsidian Portal [Updated May 25th]

Notice an influx of traffic? Maybe? Sorry to blindside the community with this, but we're running a contest with the website/blog/podcast Obsidian Portal! Details here. This has been in the works for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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Player Betrayal Question

Why was: Incentivizing Player Betrayal? voted as off-topic?
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An ad for Gaming?

I recently noticed a lot of SE sites are cross promoting at our big sister site: Arqade (AKA Gaming.Stackexchange.com). I think there is enough cross interest (and the occasional cross question) that ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Making a presence at PAX

After thinking about Creation of an RPG.stackexchange flyer and What questions should we put on a RPG.SE Flyer? it got me thinking about PAX. For those of you who do not know, PAX is Penny Arcade Expo ...
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Chat event: COLONYPUNK

We're trying to schedule some [chat] events. COLONYPUNK: a resistance and assimilation game You're LOCALS. a FOREIGN power has colonised your nation.... Thus begins COLONYPUNK, a 200-word RPG by ...
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Small cleanup of the [faq-proposal] tag done

I've just cleaned up the faq-proposal meta tag. This isn't a big deal, but I'd like to leave a record of what changed and why a few very old questions just got edited. This tag had two kinds of ...
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Stack Exchange is developing a new Code of Conduct

The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review over on Meta.SE. This is an update to/evolution of the "Be Nice" policy which currently guides site use and moderation. ...
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Is there a way to decrease the amount of questions submitted without a system tag?

Quite often we get questions on here with no system listed. Often they are by new users. This seems like a fault with the workflow of the site and something that should be able to be corrected. And, ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Are these two questions about Blindsight and the Blinded condition true duplicates?

I asked a question about casters with blindsight and the Blinded condition, which has been marked as duplicate to a question which asks if creatures with blindsight can have the Blinded condition. ...
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Expurgating expletives the right way

I made this part of an answer elsewhere, but I just want to reiterate it independent of all the other, more contentious stuff. This is a response to mistakes I see people making when removing the ...
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What are expectations/policy around spoilers?

I have, on a couple occasions noticed either (1) a spoiler box being used incorrectly - that is, it didn't actually hide all the info that was spoiler info. And (2) a spoiler box being used when the ...
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Information about current Moderators

To help inform voters on the up coming election, I would like to have more information about our current Moderators on RPG SE. SevenSidedDie's question in 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question ...
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How to write Tag Wikis

I find many of our tag wikis to be recursive, to say the least, especially for the more difficult ones. What should a tag wiki include to be as useful as possible?
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Merge [ranged-attacks-in-close-combat] with [ranged-attacks]

Can we merge ranged-attacks-in-close-combat to ranged-attacks ? At this moment we only have one question for it.
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Hi RPG! A reminder from your friends at Gaming: We don't do Recommendations

Like this one. Please don't migrate stuff to us that we're just going to have to close. Thanks!
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The [templates] tag has been burninated/re-tagged away into [character-templates]

Apparently we had a templates tag on these questions: How many templates can be applied to a summoned creature(s)? (asked September 2016) Where can I find extra templates for pathfinder? (asked ...