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What's the right procedure to promote a proposed synonym?

Users with a total answer score of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms. Where's the right place to let people know that there's a new synonym up for a vote?
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Should a question be judged on its level of “expertise”?

By my understanding (and the Area 51 FAQ), StackExchange sites are meant to be host to "experts" posting "expert-level" questions. However, we've seen a number of questions asked and answered (and up-...
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How do we get more questions about things besides D&D 4e?

So recently there was a negative blog post about RPG.SE. One negative blog post isn't a big deal perhaps, but I think it raises a good point. Okay! Ahhh...see here...D&D 4.0, D&D 4.0, D&...
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Should we allow “Best Character Design” questions?

I came across We can rebuild him… this morning, and honestly it doesn't seem like a good question. There's more back and forth on the page clarifying the intent, and the highest voted answer is ...
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Community-wiki of abbreviations

I have a proposal for creating community wiki post for role-playing related abbreviations. The ones that made me scratch my head so far are SRD and OGL (now I know the meaning). All other like GM, NPC ...
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Are questions about player management and logistics appropriate?

See title. Assuming a subjective question can be avoided, is a question about managing players appropriate here?
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Should the moderators delete obsolete questions?

This question probably mostly applies to meta, although it might be relevant to the main site. The question prompting this question can be found here. No doubt it was perfectly sensible at the time, ...
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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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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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“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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What is the process for re-closing a re-opened question?

I and a sufficient number of others voted to close the cars and phones question. Then a sufficient number of people voted to re-open it. Now we're discussing it here in Meta. Cool. Beyond that: What ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Promoting my work on this site

The stack exchange sites are for asking and answering questions. But I'd like to find a non-abusive way of using them to promote my work (character sheets for 3.5 and Pathfinder) that I honestly ...
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Why should I complete my profile?

Why should people take the time to complete their profiles?
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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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Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0]

dnd4e, dnd 4.0, 4e should all be expanded to "Dungeons and Dragons 4e" The tag wiki could include instructions on how to search the community wiki for hints, links to the compendium, and the rules ...
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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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Can gold badges be awarded during a site's beta period?

Title kind of says it all. I notice that no gold badges have been awarded yet, and with some of the serious power users on this site, that seemed kind of strange.
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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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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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Is there a way to track progress towards the badges

For example, is there a way to know how close to the editor badge you are?
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Posting tools for RPGs - Dogs in the Vineyard NPC generator

I just wrote a tool to roll up NPCs for Dogs in the Vineyard in python. import random import math def d(sides): return random.randint(0,sides-1) def ndx (n, sides): for i in range(n): ...
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What kind of answering guidelines should we have?

If there's guidelines for asking questions, there should probably be some guidelines for providing answers. To this end, what do you think we should say? Edit: I've also suggested this item for ...
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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 (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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Are questions about publishing RPGs on topic?

There is a big crossover, with indie RPGs, between playing, designing and publishing. Can we ask questions about publishing RPGs, such as: What instructions should I give playtesters? What is the ...
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Should we update the site help to include non “pen and paper” games

The consensus on Are we including LARPs? seems to be Yes!. Should I update the site help to remove the words "pen and paper"? If so how should we distinguish between our RPGs and all the other RPGs (...
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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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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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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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Are campaign research questions on topic? [duplicate]

This conversation was continued two years later with a different conclusion based on the experience gleaned from enacting this one. I was looking at What should I read/watch for information about the ...
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Appropriate Place To Ask For Reviews/Criticisms on Campaign Log / GM Skills?

Is this stackExchange site an appropriate place to ask for performance criticisms and reviews? For example, if I have a campaign log for a recently concluded campaign, can/should I post a link to it ...
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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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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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What kind of questions can I ask here?

The FAQ says? Role-playing Games - Stack Exchange is for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games. We've had a slight bit of discussion about LARPs that seem ...
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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 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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Should every opinion question be Community Wiki?

Should every question that at all ask for an opinion be community wiki? I ask because of the comments on What are the pros and cons of having a party leader?. Based on Bryants answer to How should ...
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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 is your responsibility when you answer a question?

If you answer a question what is your responibility to maintain that answer?
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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 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 ...