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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-10-18. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use real headers instead of fake headers

It's a somewhat common habit at RPG.se to use bold sentences to make the appearance of a header for a section of text, rather than using our existing header formatting. This is probably because it's a ...
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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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When answering a product/content identification, please explain *why* you think you've found the right thing

This was prompted by Mid-to-late 1970's Space Based RPG: what was it?, a question I've put on hold briefly so we can assess clean-up. The question needs some refinement (and this question will be ...
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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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When are the rules clear enough to not need a RPG.SE question?

In response to this question: Are you still two-weapon fighting if you've thrown one of your two weapons and are no longer holding it? A comment I made was responded to by the OP with: ...
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Are basic questions frowned upon here? Should they be?

Via several comments, downvotes, and meta posts such as this one and this one, I get the impression that people would rather not be answering basic questions on this site, especially ones that can be ...
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On banal questions. Answer or no answer ?

I recently asked a banal question. That was banal for someone, but not banal for me, since I never heard about that particular thing. Banality is in the eye of the beholder (the big eye), and the fact ...
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When do homebrew suggestions need to be playtested by an answerer?

It is unclear to me when someone needs to provide playtesting for homebrew suggestions and when they don't. As an example, in this answer, MattDM provides a really good answer for the first half, ...
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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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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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When do we close a question for drawing opinion-based answers and how can we try to get ahead of such closures?

I'm not talking about opinion-based questions, but the flipside of when a question could generate good subjective answers, but doesn't. This question does have several parts that are tied together: ...
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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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What Do We Do With "Read The Book To Me" Questions?

This is somewhat of a related question to Why Are Our 5e Questions Terrible? - but this post is about questions from people who haven't read the book yet, and want us to do it for them. This is a ...
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Main help center page: Question collection and voting

Coming from this question about what to put on the main help center page, the suggestion is to have a (relatively short) list with important meta questions to help introduce new (and network) users to ...

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