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How do I ask 'good' questions?

As the type of person I am, I tend to explain what happened to prompt a question, along with the actual question. There's a two-fold reason for this; the first being that so far I've found answers to ...
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Can you add tags to an answer?

In a case where two tags on a question yield separate yet valid answers would it not be useful to be able to add tags to an answer? Case in point a questioning about throwing people was originally ...
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Tag system recommendation questions with the systems that get recommended?

Just a thought to make the site perhaps more useful to future users who search, could we make it standard practice to edit system-recommendation questions (the good ones, I mean) to include tags for ...
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Should omnibus answers be split?

In a comment to this question, I asked @aramis if he thought his answer should be split. He replied that he didn't want to. Instead of continuing the discussion in comments, I thought it was time to ...
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“Role-playing Games” confusion

Check this question: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/18851/where-are-the-different-games-tags-like-lineage-2-or-heroes-3 It's at least the second time someone has confused the site for ...
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Are the questions about the game choice for given situation on-topic here?

Are the questions about choosing the game system for given social situation on-topic here? As example, I would like to ask, which game is good for the train travel in the group 4 to 8 people, which ...
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FAQ additions for answers/comments

The mods have noticed several repeated problems that perhaps some verbiage in our FAQ could help. Our proposed amendments: Not everything here has an objectively correct answer, but subjective ...
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Should we rename the sr4.matrix tag to sr4-matrix?

We have this tag on the main site: sr4.matrix Should it be renamed to sr4-matrix? Tag naming convention suggests that spaces should be hyphens, not dots, and I can't find any particular reason why ...
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Where's the “vote to close” button?

I was considering voting to close I'm creating an original setting for D&D--where do I start? as a duplicate but there is no 'close' button. Vote to close takes 250 rep (which I have) Is it '...
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Revising answers to Game History questions

I am not sure how to put this into the form of a question or it needs to be. What I want to do is make folks aware of Jon Petersons Playing at the World a book about the history of roleplaying games ...
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Tags for RPGs that have name conflicts?

OK, so I just asked whether or not I should introduce Legend to rpg.SE, and got a favorable response, which is cool. So, follow-up question. During Rule of Cool’s Legend’s alpha stage, ...
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Are questions about scene-setting on topic?

I'm not talking about campaign settings either, but in cases of specific scenes or locales such as big finales or plot development (RPG style). Example questions would be "How can I best inspire a ...
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Is it time to remove the Main Site's feed from The Oracle in chat?

There is a sufficient volume of questions such that the Oracle seems to be the main poster in chat on quiet days. I assert that this volume of posting is meaningless, especially with the newish AJAX ...
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Music specific for a game setting

Would asking about specific (say Brazilian) music that has a cyberpunk feel to it be on topic? I can argue both sides but would say that it is on. Just checking here first... There seems to be some ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 Congratulations, RPG! As a perk of graduating, you get Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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What conventions will RPG.SE members be attending?

Convention season is upon us. What conventions will you be attending? Is anyone hosting games at any of these conventions? Do you want to meet up with other RPG.SE users while you are there? If ...
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Is this a good or a bad example of changing tags?

On this question's revisions you can see that the tags were changed twice. The first time "system-recommendation" was added even though the question didn't ask about a system, and stated the system in ...
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What should our pro-forma system-recommendation comment be?

Given that we're gearing up for a default comment, let's get some community input on what the best comment for describing our sys-req questions should be. I'll post some of the ones we've used as ...
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Is the [mechanics] tag useful or a problem?

The mechanics tag seems to get applied reflexively by askers to all sorts of questions that are unrelated apart from asking for clarifications. It does have a tag wiki and a few (7 as of now) ...
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Why did the automobiles and telephones thread close?

The discussion in Campaign Research Questions suggests that campaign research questions should be allowed. Why did At what point in the 20th Century did automobiles and telephones become ubiquitous ...
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What do games like Cthulhu require of Campaign Research Questions?

This one's for @Graham; I'd like to hear some explanations of what Cthulu and other games like it need of the fringe-off-topic/too-localized "trivia" questions we discussed in the question Why did the ...
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Where can novices ask RPG questions that fall outside the scope of this site?

As a relative noob to the site and RPGing, I just wanted to gather suggestions of where noobs with basic questions about RPG mechanics or rules (which aren't considered "expert" but are valid ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Well, Role-Playing Games' very first moderator election has come to an end. Our winners are: Please give them a warm welcome, and hearty thanks and congratulations for volunteering! Also, a ...
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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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“Good Azlanti Dungeon Adventure?” v. “What RPG worlds/systems work best together in crossover combinations?”

OpaCitiZen: I don't really see how this Q is different from Suggested System/Mechanics/Setting Choices for X-Files/Fringe Inspired Game? and What RPG worlds/systems work best together in crossover ...
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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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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Are questions about how a rule has changed over the years on topic?

Currently, there's discussion about the question How do the rules that govern a Cleric's Turn Undead ability vary among D&D editions? and concern over its usefulness. We've had other ...
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Are we allowed to post excerpts from the 5e D&D playtest?

The Online Playtesting Agreement (http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/DNDNextPlaytestingAgreement.pdf) may prohibit excerpting the rules as is common practice on rpg.se: You agree not to copy, excerpt,...
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Can we ask questions about DnD Next?

Simple question: I play tested DnD Next the other day, and I have a bunch of questions about how to understand certain rules/monsters charachter sheets etc. Are we allowed to ask questions about DnD ...
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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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Can the reputation system be improved upon?

I just got on the wrong side of the reputation stick on the Gaming SE, by asking a question against their specific flavor of FAQ and policies. It got me to thinking, and I wanted to ask whether the ...
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Is it good practice to highlight proper nouns in code tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a functional purpose to putting things in code text here? SteveC is editing a lot of other users' questions and answers to put the names of books, place names and ...
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Weekly drive idea: system agnostic

Would you be interested in running a week system agnostic drive? I am happy to give away some reputation for good questions/answers. The aim would be to broaden the site to include more questions ...
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Are communities tools?

In our FAQ we explicitly allow questions about RPG tools and equipment. Recently we got this question which someone suggested fell under that clause of the FAQ. Are online communities really tools? ...
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What does “Serial Upvoting Reversed” signify?

Yesterday (and again today) it appears that someone was going through FATE questions for the first time, upvoting the ones that they thought were good, I suppose. But at the beginning of today, there ...
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How should questions about the new version of Hackmaster be tagged?

I'm reading through the recently-released Player's Handbook of the new version of Hackmaster, and I plan to ask a few questions about it in the next few days. I was thinking about it, though, and I'm ...
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Does Brian Ballsun-Stanton have a book published yet?

No, really. Each post of his is like a tiny lecture by my statistics professor. A tour-de-force on the philosophy of game-making by Brian Ballsun-Stanton would be informative to read. So come on ...
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Perhaps The Back Room and The Game Table are confusingly named

While I do love the name of my room, Going to "the Back Room" for gaming and "The Game Table" for talking does seem slightly counterintuitive: every so often someone comes by the room and we have to ...
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What needs clearing up?

As our site evaluation showed, we have a few question topics that need clearing up. What are these topics and how can we improve them? Are there tags or subjects that need more attention on the ...
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What RPG-specific swag would you like?

This is somewhat similar to the dead and very old Convention swag for promotion thread, but I also believe it is vastly different. In this meta thread, I want to collect a list of items that Stack ...
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Evaluating your own site - a check for quality

About a month ago or so, some people might remember that I mentioned doing a quality review for this site for seeing whether RPG is finally ready to graduate. Well, it went pretty swell, but we'd like ...
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Make the font used to show user reputation in posts a little more readable?

First of all, I think the new design is amazing. It elegantly combines the fantasy and sci-fi settings that tend to be prominent in RPG's, and also uses the pencil drawings at the bottom corners of ...
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Promoting our site launch?

Hopefully by now you've seen Jin's Awesome Design for RPG.se, so you know we're moving toward a launch. The question is, how can we make the launch as successful as possible? How and where can we ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Asking for feedback rather than a specific question

I'm developing a new cyberpunk game based on the FATE system. What I have seen here is that there are a lot of people who could give feedback and constructive criticism to my game in development. ...
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How should we improve character optimization question tagging?

We have the optimisation tag, but char-op questions are not appearing in char-op searches. (see Evaluating your own site - a check for quality ) Should we create optimisation tag synonyms for char-...
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Should the general game identification tag always mark the last installment? (on the specific example of GURPS)

Most of the questions tagged gurps at the moment actually refer to GURPS 4th Edition. Tasks relevant to 3rd edition only are also tagged gurps, very few questions are tagged gurps-4e and gurps both ...
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Should we ban Game/System identification questions?

Jeff's Final Blog post discussed the issue of identification questions. We've gotten them from time to time. I support banning them for the following reasons RPG questions are often potentially ...
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WFRP by Edition tags

Is there a documented penalty for firing into melee suggests in the first comment that a single WFRP tag might not be enough. Of the editions, 2nd and 3rd probably garner the most attention (3rd if ...

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