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Are we stepping on D&DI's toes?

I recently came across a question that got me thinking. This question in particular is quite easily answered with a D&DI subscription, by searching through the online Compendium. It's asking for ...
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Real-life examples in questions

Given the (already noticed) more subjetive nature of questions on this SE, should we add the suggestion that question posters add a real-life example (AAR fragment) when questions tend to the ...
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Why should I complete my profile?

Why should people take the time to complete their profiles?
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“The Site Will Be Launching Very Soon”! How awesome is THAT!?

So I was curiously following-up on the “How is the site going” entry in area51. Comments. question, and I checked out our Area 51 entry, to discover that - where it once counted down the days to the ...
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Do questions need to have a unique phrasing?

The question that prompted this thought was What adventures are there out there that would fit in this campaign? It's a perfectly reasonable question content-wise: the problem (if there is a problem) ...
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How do we resolve the problem of tags with multiple meanings?

This is the opposite problem of Too many tags for d&d. The specific issue which prompts it is the [history] tag, which is currently being used to tag both questions about the history of RPGs and ...
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Is the dnd-essentials tag really appropriate/necessary?

Wizards of the Coast has stated that D&D Essentials is to be treated as just another set of rulebooks for 4.0 - not a new or at all separate system of rules. As such, is the D&D-Essentials ...
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Are old posts getting edited too much?

It seems that most times I look at the site, about half of the front page is made up of old questions with no activity other than a recent edit. To me, this doesn't seem right - I would hope to see ...
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How should spoilers be demarcated

By fairly large margins we've agreed we are a spoiler zone, that its expected and normal. As we've had a little edit thrash today I think we need to better define what that means.
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Can we ask about MUDs, based on specific Tabletop systems?

Okay, the title to this doesn't quite well define the question but it's as close as I could get it. I was going to post a question in the parent site, until stopped to realize that it is probably ...
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“How is the site going” entry in area51. Comments.

If you checked the area51 entry for rpg, there's a "how is the site going" entry to click. RPG is fine for some things, but the number of views per day is worrying low. Comments?
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Viability of a chat based game?

Would it be appropriate and useful for the site for me/someone else to run games via the chat area? I'm thinking fairly slow paced, one for D&D encounters style and one for indie games. Edit ...
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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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What was the final verdict on spoilers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we worry about spoilers? This is a continuation/consoldation of Should we worry about spoilers?, which has 2 answer tied for the highest voted spot. They can be summed ...
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What does the tab becmi cover?

What does the tab becmi cover? Is this any different from all the other D&D tags we have, can it be folded, synonymed, gotten rid of?
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Domain Name Suggestions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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How can we encourage people to use bounties?

I like bounties, but they don't seem to get used much. How can we encourage people to use them? Particularly, can we change the options around offering bounties? For example, can we allow people to ...
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Figuring out tags

What is the difference between new-players (5 uses), new-gm(3 uses), newb-advice (1 use) and beginner (1 use)?
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[dnd] tag not useful, synonym for Fantasy RPG?

Followup to: Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]? Looking at the questions tagged dnd, almost all of the questions either concern generic fantasy RPGs in general or are ...
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How should we promote this site

How should we promote this site, when we reach public beta. So the SEO team has come out with some specifics for how they could help promote. What is the best way to reach the RP community?
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How (or whether) to ask about specific products

Is it OK to ask about specific products? Should we provide some guidelines on how to do so? For example, I asked a question about the Dwarven Forge product here, which spawned both a good response ...
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What would an table-top RPGer want/need of a Q&A community?

This is a response to “How is the site going” entry in area51. Comments. We need to market the community more, or more effectively. Part of that is asking ourselves what we offer, and what potential ...
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DND4.0 - Should Links to DDI Material be Encouraged or Discouraged?

I've been adding links to the DDI Compendium in my questions and answers. However, not everyone has access to the compendium. I find those links very helpful when discussing specific D&D4 ...
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What is up with all these OGL questions? [closed]

They seem highly subjective and reiterative but frankly I don't have enough evidence to say one way or another. But I do think they need to be cleaned up.
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What do you think about “A Grimoire of Magic Item Curses and Boons”?

I posted a community wiki question yesterday "A Grimoire of Magic Item Curses and Boons". There were several objections raised in the comments: It wasn't really a question. It was asking for user ...
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I figured out why the TTRPG vs. MMORPG question bothers me. Am I out to lunch?

The problem with the question "What are the advantages of Tabletop Roleplaying Games over MMORPGS and CRPGs" is that it requires us to be two things as a community: Experts on the advantages of table-...
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When is the site going to be out of beta?

I'm sure I've read it somewhere already, but I can't seem to find it now. Does StackExchange have a page where they have published the milestones required for a site to progress through its various ...
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Should there be a tag for closed questions?

I was thinking it might be good to have a way to pull up a list of closed questions. I'm assuming mods can do this, but it might be good even for newcomers, kind of like that "breadcrumb" thing ...
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Can we move the discussiony comments from “What RPGs emphasize Roleplaying?” to meta?

The comments have gotten out of control. The standard action when this happens on a SO site, is to move the comments to a meta thread. So ya, can we?
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So I just broke 2000 reputation… now what?

The FAQ mentions access to moderation tools and deletion ability. What are these moderation tools and how can I learn more about them? Or are they only for people who are actually moderators?
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Where are all the player questions?

There are two primary components to any Q&A site. Questions Answers We seem to have plenty of the latter, but are lacking the former. Honestly there are days when I come to the site and wonder ...
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Anyone know any Shadowrun players?

I feel bad that the one question unanswered (even with a bounty) is the only Shadowrun question we've had. Is this game still played? Anyone know any active forums to go and recruit? I looked and ...
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What do I do if a tag needs correction?

This question was a response to a tag with a spelling mistake. I have enough rep to create tags, but I don't see an option to edit them yet. I can think of several ways I could handle this: Post it ...
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Do we always need to have 'accepted' answers?

Roleplaying is a hobby where the players and gamemasters collectively define the game they are playing, and although there are rulebooks, the style and rules in effect are primarily determined by the ...
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Are questions about Play by E-mail/Play by Web Games allowed?

Are questions about Play by E-mail/Play by Web Games allowed or is it strictly tabletop, etc? If we can, is it simply just rules discussions or are we also allowed to ask questions like the best ...
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When and how do we elect moderators?

I know we have moderators pro tempore. I saw in that thread Robert Cartaino on Sept. 7, 2010 announced that we'd have our elections "in several weeks." Is that based on the Beta ending? Will the ...
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Is a “house-rules all-call” appropriate for this site?

I confess: I've been doing some tweaking to the games I've been running and I'd be proud to share them here. In exchange, I'd be interested in seeing what cool modifications others have come up with. ...
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What phrases should you avoid using to make your question a true question.

Basically what phrases should one beware of when writing. The type of open ended, subjective stuff that does not belong here as its too argumentative and has no real answer.
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Do we need two Dread tags?

In response to the comment on this question. Do we need two Dread tags?
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Investigation, clue or something else?

We have tags for clues and investigation and a smattering of other posts that may be related. Is it possible to come up with a consoldiated tag that brings these together that serves a purpose?
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What is the difference between fighting and combat?

Is there a reason to keep two seperate tags for fighting and combat? Or should we consolidate?
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Is the “system-agnostic” tag really necessary?

Looking over the questions that have been tagged as system-agnostic I have to question what value the tag really has. The questions all are phrased so no system in ...
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Who are the big names in the gaming community? [closed]

Who are the influential people in the online gaming community? People with popular: Websites Podcasts Blogs Game developers Other? Who can we reach out to about our new site? Please note why they'...
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How do we handle ambiguous tag names?

I noticed that the tag for Original D&D is "odd." Will people realize that this is for OD&D? Will there be confusion with odd/strange? I think this another point in favor of retagging the D&...
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Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]?

Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]? If so, points to him, but it also means we need to hurry up and settle on tag syntax, sub-tagging, and removal of erroneous tag, else ...
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Convention for sub-tags within a game system

I saw a tag name format which I thought was interesting: ...
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Should we use prefixed tags?

We have a few tags that are effectively sub-tags, using a prefix and another word. [sr4.shadowrun], [sr4.matrix], and [sr4.technomancer] appear to use that model. I think [dd-oriental-adventures] is ...
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When should a question be changed into a CW?

I asked about non-D&D megadungeons and I was looking for either a "No" or a comprehensive answer. What I'm getting are single bits of what could be a comprehensive answer, spread across multiple ...
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4e class tags — good idea or confusing?

So we've got [barbarian] and [shaman] tags. There has been some degree of tag war about them. Are they useful?
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Questions worth Sharing?

In response to Bryant's excellent idea for promoting the site, what are some exemplary questions that are worth sharing on social media? The question should have: No Close Votes At least one ...