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Question Contest Ideas?

As most of you meta-heads know, RPG.SE does pretty well in terms of visits, and we're excellent about answering questions. What we've always been a little weak on is the volume of questions. Many ...
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RPG.SE Ambassador Program

Based on the initial response to my previous post (CHAOS is here! How can we help?) I think that starting an RPG.SE Ambassador Program is a great place to start. Eventually I want to expand the ...
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Why was my question regarding adventures containing a crashed spaceship “poor Q&A”?

In the comments to my question Where to find an adventure with a crashed spaceship wax eagle noted that my question makes for poor Q&A. I would like a clarification of what this means. To my ...
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Why are some RPG not at all present here?

I just came across this SE site and checked to see if the two RP-games I'm familiar with are represented, and sadly they are not. I'm not greatly surprised that the Swedish DoD clone Drakar och ...
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Questions that don't have a 'correct' answer

I am having problems on deciding which answers to accept on Questions like Rules of player inventions or, perhaps a better example, creating emotions. I mean, strictly speaking, there is no "right" ...
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The use of tags in question detail

A recent question, Challenging Talkers in SIFRP, uses a large number of tags in the question. I wonder if this is proper (it can be), but also makes it hard to read the question detail. Inline tags ...
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Social Network integration

When I was strolling Biology.SE, I noticed that they seem to have a twitter bot: On Biology.SE (See the middle event), on Twitter. I would be willing to dive into a bit of Python and Stack Exchange / ...
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Asking (good) questions that you know will not get answered

It seems like there are no experts for the PnP "The dark Eye" on this site (As the tag had to be created when I was posting my question, and no one could give me an answer). Is it okay if I post more ...
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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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Are you a LARPer?

Asked in respect to Are we including LARPs?. If there are LARPers in the community, I think we should accommodate them and see - while we're in beta - whether the scope of this site can/should include ...
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How can we use gaming conventions to advertise RPG.SE?

It came up in chat, and lots of ideas were fired around. I thought we could do with nailing some of those down and voting on them. How can we use gaming conventions to advertise RPG.SE?
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What questions should we put on a RPG.SE Flyer?

I think the best thing to put on a flyer for this site is questions. These would be exemplary questions that sound interesting to people, similar to the ones that parenting has: In the format: ...
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CHAOS is here! How can we help?

RPG is now getting a little love from CHAOS! Awesome! What does that mean? It means we're going to do our darnedest to promote this site and expand its content, so the entire world can see what an ...
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Creation of an RPG.stackexchange flyer

I have been thinking about ways to increase our visibility to people who would be interested in our site. One thing that would be nifty would be flyer of some kind that would point people here that ...
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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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What makes a question Hot? And how do we heat up our questions?

If you click the StackExchange menu on the top left of the screen you get to see all the 'hottest' question. Quite low down is Are there any adventures for younger ...
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When should we upvote answers?

So what occurred to me is that I have sometimes upvoted answers to questions that, while correct, may not necessarily be more articulate, or advanced I should say, for lack of a better word, than an ...
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Are there any adventures for younger children?

https://rpg.stackexchange.com/q/12011/768 I am a bit confused. Is it now the policy to close questions just because they have the wrong answers to the questions? My question was not an RPG I am only ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Is the D&D compendium General Reference?

It seems like quite a few 4E questions are being answer with a quote and link from the D&D compendium. Whilst these answers are perfectly accurate, I'm not sure how useful it is as an answer in ...
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Site design: 404/captcha/error page images

I'll be presenting community with the final design of rpg.se very soon. Meanwhile, I need some ideas for the error, captcha and 404 page images. For the captcha image, I normally use a non-human ...
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How to tag different styles of LARP?

I recently posted a question about larp on the main boards, as I was curious about some of the different styles of larp that existed. Mainly how they handled combat. I was expecting three answers, or ...
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How do we deal with questions that are currently unanswerable, but will have answers in the future?

I asked a question about D&D 5th Ed, but since it has only just been announced, details are scarce, and so it doesn't seem to have a definitive answer at the moment. However, more information ...
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Which questions best showcase the site? [duplicate]

I recall seeing a picture of various stack site promotional goodies and there were star wars ones that featured a question and a link to the site. This got me thinking of various ways we could ...
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Reaching Critical Mass

I just posted an idea in the chat for a Weekly Challenge, inspired by this meta discussion on the judaism.se site. After some discussion, I was pointed here to the site SO blog, discussing graduation,...
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Are questions about seasonal games on topic?

So, if I wanted to ask "What kind of one off games would be ideal for Halloween?", would that be closed as off topic because it is too broad, or maybe because it's too localized in time? What if I ...
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Are questions about RPG related comics on topic?

Inevitably a question has been asked on the main trilogy about comics that are very tangential to the topic of the site and although they generally get good upvotes they create a lot of controversy. ...
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Are general statistics or dice questions on topic?

Are general Statistics questions on topic here? Even if they are tangentially related to RP games? What about general Dice questions? I realize both of these questions are tangentially related to ...
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What is on topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange?

What kinds of questions should be on and off topic on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange? This question is intended to help work through some of the concerns on the site regarding things being off ...
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Are questions about semi-RPG party games like “Aye Dark Overlord” on topic?

Would questions about Aye Dark Overlord be on topic? It's certainly role-playing, but it's more method acting than dice rolling.
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Should RPG.SE merge with boardgames.SE?

I can think of a few good reasons: Get both out of beta by combining stats Currently Miniature Wargaming straddles the line in an awkward way (considering how similar some 'board' games are to D&...
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Please help in the Meta cleanup!

Ok, this site is well over a year old. Pretty much everything discussed in meta during that time is still here. Unfortunately, not everything discussed during that time is still applicable! I'd ...
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Who decides what design we get when we graduate?

I know the answer to this probably is the S.E. staff, but what if the community is not happy with the design they apply? Can we petition a change?
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Can we get a graphic design?

I've been planning on making a business card I can hand out (and pass around the design) for rpg.stackexchange.com. I can setup all the text I want, but it still looks plain. Could someone design a ...
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Site logo design?

Assuming the site exits beta in a few months, what kind of logo should it have?.
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Clearing up White Wolf World of Darkness tags [duplicate]

There exists 4 tags for the White Wolf World of Darkness, specifically nwod, world-of-darkness/wod and the storyteller-system and storytelling-system. I've just edited the last two, to reflect the ...
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How can we be more awesome?

I've often gone through and edited out the system name from question titles. One of the reasons I do this is so that the question titles are snappier and more likely to get attention. Lets take a ...
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Can we host a gaming convention?

The powers-that-be are looking for fun community events that can drive site promotion. I suggest we host a gaming convention. In the spirit of "agile development" from the software world, we can ...
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Do we have to graduate to get a site design?

Is graduation a prerequisite for a nice design? I ask because a prettier site could help to attract more people. Also, it would just be nice to look at for the rest of us.
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Beta stats review

As of today, our beta stats look like this: Since the last time I reviewed our stats, our percentage answered, users, answer ratio, and visits/day have held steady or improved. However, our questions ...
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What to do with bad answer?

once again, I've failed my "understand RPG.SE rules" roll. Can anyone help me figure out what to do with this answer? I would like to edit it to improve it, but the "bad" part has already generated ...
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Questions about making props for table top and/or LARP?

I'm just wondering where questions about props and other items for roleplaying games belong. Things like: Making/choosing armour for Larp Characters Buying/making/painting Miniatures for a game of ...
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Would asking how to role play X from a player and GM point of view merit two questions or one?

Pretty much what the title says. X would be an acting category that the GM could enhance for the player and the the player could role play better in and of themselves. Anyway, one question with two ...
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Is RPG Superstar a promotion opportunity for RPG.SE?

Every year Paizo holds their RPG Superstar contest, which is a cool competition/talent search for commercial RPG content writers. I've been following for several years, and even though I don't play ...
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Can a valid question be rescued from my original?

The question I posted here: How do you deal with a drunk player who refuses to participate? seems to have gone beyond the original intent, and changed into an inflammatory discussion. That was not ...
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How should the “story” and “plot” tags be used? [duplicate]

There seems to be a consensus as to how the roleplaying tag works; it's for issues regarding persona portrayal in games. I'd like to work out something similar for the story and plot tags. Are they ...
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When is editing your answer not kosher?

I've seen in a couple of cases where someone will answer a question. Then as others add answers, they will incorporate the subsequent answers into their own to make it more comprehensive than it ...
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Should questions that deride certain styles of play be permitted?

More specifically: Should a question with moral/ethical components be presented in a balanced non-judgmental way, or should it be heavily slanted to promote an individual agenda? The question How do ...