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Doing Fun Things

I saw this over on the Stack Overflow Blog. Sponsor fun things for each community… especially the kinds of things that are likely to get talked about. This may mean photo contests for the ...
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How do we get Robin D. Laws to use and promote this site?

C. Ross's question How should we promote this site got me thinking. One of the reasons that StackOverflow was initially so successful was due to the large followings that Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood ...
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Should we worry about spoilers?

If we talk about adventures, we're probably going to have spoilers. Do we care?
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Convention swag for promotion?

Often, when you go to a convention that supports gaming, they'll give you a grab-bag of free convention swag at registration. What specific item can we create to give away at a convention and promote ...
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Are list/collection questions on topic?

Related: tag for collection questions ? Should we allow and encourage list/collection questions here? The tradition on the trilogy has been to allow a very few and force them to be CW questions. It ...
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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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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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Are questions about LARPs on topic?

Is it okay to ask LARP specific questions?
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Look and feel of final site design

I found a question on logo design. However I didn't find any on the rest of the look and feel of the final site. I created a question to contain suggestions of what the theme for the site should be. ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Hey, let's ask the FAQ question! Now I am going to go be talkative in the answers. One answer per answer, vote up/down depending on whether you think it should be there, yes? Update: I will be ...
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Community wiki function?

Several times, I've seen people on meta RPG make comments about clutter on community wiki. Is there some special wikipedia-esque function that works specifically with this flag for browsing and ...
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tag for collection questions ?

We are in the process of opening a lot of questions to collect pre-made ideas, artifacts, spells and so on. Would it make sense to have a common agreed tag for this kind of questions (such as "common" ...
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Can I refer friends to the site while it's in private beta?

I think that people in my gaming group might be interested, and the more people post, the more we pick up momentum. However, I'm not sure whether people are allowed to sign up right now. Should I be ...
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Should we have different tags for new World of Darkness and old WoD?

Right now there are two questions (553 and 686) on the site about new World of Darkness (typically abbreviated NWoD), and I'm writing up one related to old World of Darkness (OWoD). Should we ...
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World of Darkness tag synonyms

Right now there are two questions (553 and 686) on the site about World of Darkness. 553 is tagged with both [wod] and [world-of-darkness], 686 with [world-of-darkness]. Which is the preferable parent ...
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Is my question about 4e encounter tables too broad or easy?

As we continue to work out these boundaries, I'm curious about the opinions on this question. If people have made a set of tables, they are presumably locatable on google, but I have been unable to ...
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Is my 'question seeding' appropriate?

As you all may have noticed, I am 'seeding' the site with a bunch of questions. If anyone thinks it inappropriate, please let me know.
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Are questions about RPG design on topic?

Should questions that ask for help in designing an RPG game, or specific mechanics for an RPG game, be allowed?
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Are questions about help finding playgroups on topic?

Suggested that 'Help me find a playgroup' be OFF-topic.
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What are good and bad question types for RPG Stack Exchange?

This is a Community Wiki entry designed to enumerate a list of common question types, whether they should be asked here, and what things an asker or answerer should be advised of. Please add common ...
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Is “Game for X” subjectivity bait and can it be helped? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are game recommendation questions on topic? There's a specific kind of question that I would like to see get a little guidance here, because I see it abused so badly on forums....
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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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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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Using SE to collaboratively create stories ?

I was wondering... Would it make sense to try to collaboratively develop small settings or modules ? Of course, the main issue is to only work within the SRD monsters and rulesets (I guess that is ...
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Should this question have been closed? “What makes a game an “Indie” RPG?”

The question is here. Note: I have altered the question. This alteration happened after it was closed. I did not mean to cause an argumentative situation. However, "Indie" was (and is) a label that ...
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Publishers replying with answers

We should probably talk about publishers, like me, replying to questions about their products. Just so we know what the community standards are in thie regard. I am a small press publisher so I didn't ...
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Do we have any control over badges?

I started thinking about what kinds of behavior we might want to encourage that are different from other stackexchanges, and how changing the badges might achieve that, but then I realized I don't ...
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Should questions be for trivial definitions?

How should we treat "trivial question" questions? There are a number of questions coming in that seem like exercises in laziness IMO. "What is a macguffin," "What is railroading," etc. At best ...
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Are questions about conventions and other RPG events on topic?

Are questions about conventions and other RPG events on topic?
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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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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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How should we use Community Wiki? [duplicate]

After reading How much subjectiveness is OK? and specifically Richard JP Le Guen's answer, I thought I would start the discussion about how we want to use Community Wiki.
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Provisional Moderator Nominations

Related: Moderator Pro Tem Announcement It is time for this community to contribute some names of members you would like to act as provisional Moderators. A handful of members will be appointed ...
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How much subjectiveness is OK?

This came up during the proposal phase on Area 51 -- and I felt at the time that unlike many other Stack Exchange sites, a site on RPGs will be largely subjective. Sure, there are definitive answers (...
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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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Too many tags for d&d

Assuming that, for example, I'm not interested in D&D at the moment it looks like I might have to filter out over 5 tags to hide D&D questions. Don't You think it's a bit too much? Who has ...
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What about different attitudes towards rpg?

There's gamism, simulation and story-telling. Lots of questions have different answers depending on what people want from the game. eg. A question about mapping - in dungeon-crawls it's essential ...
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What does voting really signify?

I've never used a site like this before--is up/down voting an expression of my agreement or disagreement with a statement, a statement on its helpfulness/appropriateness to the topic, something else ...
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Is my question on a one-off game too subjective?

I asked this question. I even remarked, at the end of it, that it may very well be closed as too subjective. However, it seems an RPG-oriented Stack Exchange site might differ from others in that ...
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How should we use the indie tag?

Cause you know, it's such a tricky term. E.g.: there's a question about a good intro indie game. The question's about experimental games, but some people are recommending non-experimental games from ...
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How should we handle equivalent tags, like gm vs. dm?

There are already tags that may (or may not be) equivalents. How do we want to handle gm vs. dm and online vs. online-resources for example?
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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: ...
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Tags for age/maturity level questions (i.e. less violent game for young players)

What would be a good tag for questions about game maturity level type questions? EDIT: I've seen some people start using kids, perhaps kids teens adults are simple and sufficient.
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What should the D&D Tags be without an ampersand (&)?

I just noticed that the tags don't allow the ampersand. This leaves the tag D&D4 as dd4. What should we label D&D as? ...