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Question Workshop: Are the new Bard Class Options Tier 1

I tried to ask a question, but it was closed as opinion based. The version of the question at time of writing is given here: The tiers as defined here https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Tier_System Tier 1: ...
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What is the [psychology] tag for?

I've noticed the psychology tag on a few questions (it's up to 11, at the time of this posting). It has no tag info/wiki, so it's not obvious what exactly it's meant to be used for. The questions ...
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Are the citation requirements for objective questions not applicable to systems like World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension?

I recently saw a question tagged about World of Darkness/Mage the Ascension and commented on answer that they didn't provide any citational support from the rules. They did add some in, but then I ...
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Is there any page/display that shows my “favorite” questions?

Sorry if I am missing something really obvious, but I have only recently discovered the "favorite question" feature, and would like to know where (if anywhere) all of the questions that I've ...
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Is it appropriate to ask questions you are pretty sure you know the answer to?

Background - my D&D group meets weekly, we have a pretty good group of rules lawyers, but there are plenty of times when we have questions/disagreements. Each week we keep a list of questions ...
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What to do when an answer guesses the system of a question rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

We have guidance about instructing that we do not allow and will revert any edit that attempts to guess the system of the question and edit it into the question here. We also have related guidance for ...
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Is it against policy or bad practice to attempt system agnostic answers to questions whose system has not been specified?

This answer (now deleted) was added to a question that is now closed because the system wasn't detailed by the querent. In it, the user first attempts a system agnostic answer and then gives the ...
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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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What can we do about questions with no accepted answer and no specified reason for it?

I've come across multiple questions that are more than a week old, have answers for them (some are pretty great in my opinion) yet none of them have been accepted and, worse yet. there is no ...
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I actually wanted five moderators

We had a moderator election in June 2019. Before the election, it was announced that the total moderator count would be five. We have usually had four moderators, and with one resignation prior to the ...
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Is this character optimisation question I have 'stackable'?

Character optimisation is not normally my thing. Is the following character optimisation question appropriate for main-site? Are my goals specific enough? If not, how could I improve it? One of my ...
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Around and around we go. Hexadin vs. battle smith question closing

Another question closed unnecessarily, another question we need to drag into meta to save it. This time we have Can you compare and contrast a Battle Smith Artificer vs a Paladin with a single dip in ...
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A little bit of Thank You to the undervalued janitors of the site

So, with the recent changes on Rep, I got bumped over the few points I was missing to get access to moderator tools. With that, came the possibility of seeing deleted stuff, and with that possibility,...
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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

Today I noticed that we have a pixie tag, relating to the D&D creature (mostly about 4e, although there's one 5e question too). I know we shouldn't create a separate tag for each spell, as ...
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Should I change this question to something more generic?

This question and answer about Pathfinder 2 generated a lot more upvotes than I expected. I guess because it accidentally highlights a big difference between Pathfinder 1 and 2, namely in 2 you do not ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The idea of Good Subjective questions and answers is core to how Stack Exchange works and is essentially what allows RPG.se to exist. We have this Q&A that sets the broad outline for how that idea ...
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - shape-water - and added to the ...
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Psychic tag clean-up

Per this discussion, I’ve cleaned up most of the confusion with psychic. The only step discussed that I haven’t done is synonymizing psychic with the new psychic-class, as I do not have the requisite ...
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Duplicate question with better documented answers

Recently this question has been rightfully closed as a duplicate. However, I feel that some of the answers on the duplicating question are better documented than on the duplicated one. What is the ...
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What do we do when there are duplicate questions that get missed?

What do we do when duplicate questions go missed, both questions have good answers (full disclosure: I answered one of the questions in question), and both have been established and open for some time?...
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Should an old duplicate of an even older question be newly marked as such?

This 2010 question and this 2014 question are identical. Both have a significant number of upvotes and well-received answers. Should the 2014 question be marked as a duplicate of the 2010 question now ...
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What should we do about these two duplicate questions?

I just came across this question: What determines whether a magic item requires attunement? which reminded me of a question I answered: How can I decide if my homebrew item should require ...
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Answering questions across Revised editions

I've been answering a few Cypher system questions recently and I keep encountering cases where the issue being discussed has a justification within the revised version of the core rulebook. In my ...
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Are CR calculation of homebrew monsters questions homebrew-review questions?

This is coming out of this question asking for a check on the CR calculation of a pair of homebrew monsters and the subsequent encounter with them. I retagged it from homebrew to homebrew-review, but ...
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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

We get questions every day that need to be put on hold while we wait for a new querent to specify what game/edition they're playing. As of this writing I've seen three so far today--they get quickly ...
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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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What to do when a new user creates a second account to edit “their” question?

Recently, I was involved with a question (now deleted, 10k only) where the original user, "Jason", made a second account, "Jason", and tried to edit "their" question. It was pretty obvious that it was ...
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How can we tag the different Polaris games?

I have just bought a new RPG called Polaris so I looked up the polaris tag on the site to see if there were any questions about it. All of the results appear to be for another game called Polaris ...
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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?

Right now, the intelligent-magic-items tag exists, with the tag info: For questions about intelligent or sentient magic items. (In D&D 5e, at least, these are referred to in the DMG (p. 214) ...
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How to handle this new user accidentally making multiple accounts and suggesting edits to their own question?

I just improved an edit from the suggested edits queue and I am trying to work out if I did the right thing. The original question is by a new user with 1 reputation. It was closed by Rubiksmoose ...
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What to do when encountering a non-system tag that describes a system?

This discussion is inspired by Magus Spell Scars. The question doesn't clearly state which system it uses in the text, which is normally a case of Don't guess the system. But the author tagged the ...
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How should we handle potentially untrustworthy sources?

Based off of this meta question, I think we should address how to handle source citations that are known to be incorrect. If Roll20 (or other 3rd party sources) are known to have errors, should we ...
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What is the best practice for editing in references?

Lately I have been making small edits to posts to include quotes, references to the books, and links to online resources when a question does not include them. Some good examples of this are these two ...
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Request that these questions about Warlock spell slots and multiclassing gain a second duplicate

There currently exist both of the following questions: Can I cast a Warlock spell with another (higher) spell slot from a different multiclass? What level are spells cast at if a warlock multiclasses ...
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Should the [patron] tag be merged with the [warlock] tag?

There are currently 9 questions tagged patron and all of them are also tagged warlock. Do we really need a separate patron tag?
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Are these questions about damage reduction when multiple damage types are involved duplicates?

Recently this question was bountied: What part of a multi-type damage roll is reduced by a non-type-specific effect? And earlier today I found this question: How does a Battle Master's Parry ...
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Should these questions about the history of the 5-foot square in D&D be merged?

Last week, the question When did 5 foot squares become standard in D&D? was marked as duplicate of When did the 5-foot square/hex become the standard unit of measurement in Dungeons & Dragons?....
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How can I suggest that a comment may have problems without violating the “no discussion” rule?

I have a second question that has arisen from this meta; how can I suggest that a comment may have problems without violating the "no discussion" rule? By "no discussion" rule, I see this a lot "...
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A chart of comments per user

On the RPG Data Explorer ... I've made a query of the number of comments per user. The results, especially done as a ratio of comments over posts is fascinating. At this point, I will simply ...
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How to correctly suggest changes to a post?

You see an answer, it has some problems. It makes incorrect assertions, it makes assumptions, it isn't logical, it doesn't have quotes, there are some other issues. How can you communicate problems ...
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How are the meta FAQ supposed to be used?

Are they rules, recommendations, convenient places to hold discussions? How are they to be used? What expectations are there when you link someone to a meta thread? Are meta top answers a suggestion ...
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Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice

One of the tools that diamond moderators have at their disposal is the post notice. We have several different types of post notice for example, this one, for posts that require additional citations: ...
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The correct way to ask about RAW/RAI

(I ask this as someone who mainly asks dnd5e questions, as such I am using terms like DM, RAI in the official D&D capacity) Whenever I ask a question I get a lot of replies in the vein of "at my ...
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What questions about allies here, if any, are duplicates?

Currently there exists the following question: "What does 'ally' mean, as a game term?" and "Does a familiar count as an ally?" was marked as a duplicate. Meanwhile there also exist the ...
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Are these questions about resistances duplicates of each other?

There are three related questions that link to each other and have similar answers: How does Ancestral Protectors' resistance work against multiple damage types? Does a rogue's Uncanny Dodge ...
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It’s that time again—Good hunter deity question closed, shouldn’t be

We once again have a perfectly reasonable question, Is there a complete list of good-aligned gods of hunting?, that has been closed. It should not have been. This time there is the claim that it is a “...
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How to revisit citation expectations for subjective questions

Based on questions like Medix2's, Medix2's other question, and my earlier one, there is a big disconnect between the historical guidance for supporting subjective answers and what the community likes/...
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Are [homebrew-review] posts allowed to link to off-site sources? [duplicate]

This is a question I've had spark up a bit following the successful Kickstarter for GM-Binder's next big updates. Should homebrew-review posts be allowed to link to off-site homebrew sources to ...
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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

I just happened across this old question. It's short enough that I might as well quote it in its entirety: Are there any serious smartphone apps for handling combat in a LARP situation? I've seen ...
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Are we allowed to quote from D&DBeyond? [duplicate]

D&DBeyond is the official online source for D&D 5e. If not more people, then at least a significant portion of people, have access D&DBeyond rather than the PHB. When quoting rules excepts ...

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