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Is creating duplicate signpost questions wrong?

I created a new question as a signpost for an existing question, because the existing question was using language that made it hard to find (at least for me), then immediately closed it as a duplicate,...
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Is the general form of a common question a duplicate of the specific forms?

The situation is the following: there are often questions where the querant is facing a very specific instance of a more general issue. For example: Someone wants to know when a colossal creature ...
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Oops, I reopened my own question

I have a question how legitimate it is to cast unused spell slots in the moring before learning new spells. It was closed as a duplicate of if you can cast spells during a long rest. After I edited it,...
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A Canonical Wish Question Part II: Why Shouldn't I Make a Necromancer Farm?

I'd like us to revisit the discussion had here: Should we have a canonical "Can the Wish spell do X?" question? This is not a duplicate because I think a change of landscape, so to speak, ...
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Is this question about readying an action to cast a spell from a magic item a duplicate?

Rather than flinging my question onto main and discussing possible duplicature later, I am going to preemptively ask about it here first, in order to determine if I should ask my new question or ...
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Is this question about Haste, the Bladesinger wizard's Extra Attack, and cantrips that do "one weapon attack only" a duplicate?

I asked this question on RPG.SE: How does the Haste spell's extra action interact with the Bladesinger's Extra Attack feature and with cantrips that do "one weapon attack only"? ...
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How can one person close a question?

I keep seeing examples of one user unilaterally closing questions as duplicates. How does one person have the power to do this when it should need 5 close votes? And what is the policy on doing so? ...
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Does closure of a question depend on whether it was asked earlier or if it provides a more general response?

Long story short. Today I received a message that a question I asked two years and six months ago was closed as a duplicate of another question that was asked four months later. I had previously ...
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When you have multiple gold tag badges, how does the system decide which to use when closing as duplicate, and does it matter?

I have gold badges in dnd-5e and spells. My dnd-5e gets used the most, however, just now I voted to close as duplicate a question with both tags, and the closure message listed spells as the gold tag ...
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Why are these D&D 5e questions about "superiority dice" scaling for Superior Technique closed as duplicates of a question about Martial Adept?

These 2 questions: Do both superiority dice from Superior Technique and Martial Adept only increase die size when a character reaches 10th level Battlemaster? Does ‘Superior Technique’ interact with ‘...
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Can the duplicate linked question be changed to a more appropriate answer?

In this question: Do the effects of spells granted by items require concentration? I asked about items that grant named spell effects, not casting spells from items or items that give a spell-like ...
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How can I get answers about items serving a specific purpose, without my question being closed as duplicate of a Q&A that doesn't care about items?

I'm looking specifically for items that can mitigate issues with light sensitivity. I asked here: Are there official items for mitigating light sensitivity? and it got closed as a duplicate of How can ...
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Why was this PF 1e question about a sorcerer using Page of Spell Knowledge with higher-level spells closed as a duplicate?

This question: As a Sorcerer, can use I use a Page of Knowledge to use Spell Slots granted by my Charisma bonus, even if they're higher level then otherwise? Was closed as being a duplicate of Can ...
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Should this Extra Attack + Thirsting Blade question be closed as a duplicate?

The question Extra Attack & Eldritch Invocation Thirsting Blade was reopened after being closed as a dupe of Does this strict reading of the rules allow both Extra Attack and the Thirsting Blade ...
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Are any of these dnd-5e questions about spells and their target becoming invalid duplicates?

We have quite a few questions about spell effects and what happens when their target enters a state where they could not have been targeted by the spell in the first place: Can Polymorph end spells ...
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Are any of these questions about attacks duplicates?

The following question exists: What counts as an attack? Currently, the following are duplicates of it: Do saving throw based spells that do damage count as attacks? Can a Ranger uncanny dodge a ...
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Is this question about a specific answer to a different question acceptable? Is it a duplicate?

A now deleted question that I tried to ask today is reproduced below (I'm not going to use quotes because it would get messy): So basically this answer states: [...] The War Caster feat says: When ...
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Should this question about spellcasting be open or closed?

Do I understand how spell slots work for druids and sorcerers correctly? The above question was originally closed, and now has four reopen votes (though in the review queue it has three votes to be ...
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Is this question about spell effects persisting after death a duplicate?

Candidate for closure: Effect lasts until end of dead creature’s next turn Dupe target: Do your spells end when you die? Should this question be closed as a duplicate of the proposed dupe target?
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How do we deal with duplicate questions where a rule change has made an old answer obsolete?

So today I came across a question about booming blade, which has been closed as a duplicate of this question. They are duplicates, but a rule change has potentially made the old answer obsolete. A ...
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Is this question about Brass Braziers a duplicate? [closed]

Candidate for closure: Is the brass brazier required for find familiar? Candidate dupe target: What are the details surrounding the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell? Is this question ...
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Asking a potentially problematic follow-up question vs. unaccepting an answer

Some time ago, I asked the following question: What is the relation between Tabaxi and ordinary cats? My question in the body text was a bit more nuanced, though: How closely are Tabaxi and ordinary ...
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Is this question about the nature of an Echo Knight's Echo a duplicate?

Candidate for closure: Is the Echo of a Echo Knight actually a creature? Dupe Target: Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? Is this question asking if the ...
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Are any of these D&D 5e questions about creatures attuning to and using magic items duplicates?

The following questions about creatures attuning to/using magic items in D&D 5e are all somewhat similar, some involving specific features that may or may not actually impact the answer to their ...
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Are any of these questions about the type of additional damage in D&D 5e duplicates?

The following are all related or relatively similar questions about effects that deal damage without specifying a type being combined with effects that deal multiple types of damage at once: Can I ...
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Is my question about the difference between spell ranges "Self" vs. "Self (XYZ)" really a duplicate of this question about "Self"-range spell targets?

My most recent question, What is the difference between a spell with a range of "Self" and a spell with a range of "Self (XYZ)"?, has been marked as a duplicate twice (it was ...
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Should this question be closed as a duplicate if it is answered in the body of another question?

My question, the potential dupe target: Is there any way to give proper disadvantage on saving throws against spell effects to a creature with Magic Resistance? New question, answered in the body of ...
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What do we do when a question is covered as a subset of another, but the answers are insufficient for answering the special case?

Taking a look at the revision history of the question, "Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-...
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Is this question about the Magic Initiate feat a duplicate that should be closed?

Candidate for closure: Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight with the Magic Initiate feat (picking the wizard list) use spell slots to cast the chosen 1st-level spell? Dupe Target: Can you cast a ...
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Should this question on unconscious creatures and a banshee's Wail be closed as a duplicate of this other question on unconscious PCs and hearing?

This recent question What happens when an unconscious creature fails their saving throw against a Banshee's Wail? seems to be a duplicate of this question: Can an Unconscious PC hear you? As the ...
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Are these three questions on gemstone size and value duplicates?

How big is a 5,000gp diamond? and How big is a gemstone in the dmg gemstone table? and How big is a 50 gp diamond? These three very related questions are potentially a triplet of duplicates. Rather ...
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What to do if seeking the answer to an existing question that's been closed because the system wasn't specified?

A long while back, when I was first starting to get confident about asking questions on this site, I had a question I wanted to ask. However, I searched, and the question I wanted to ask already ...
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What should we do with these two questions on knowing if Charm is cast on someone when spell fails?

A question was recently asked about whether a target of charm who made their save would know that a spell was cast on them. I had found the this question which includes that case of the new question ...
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A dupe target with an incomplete answer: is this dupe designation mistaken?

One of our users has asked a question about the PHB+1 rule in Adventurers League(AL), but is specifically asking about some ambiguity regarding season 9 sources. The title looks like it fits another ...
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Should questions asking "Does X work in an anti-magic field?" be marked as duplicates?

The following two similar questions already exist: How do I know if an ability is magical? How to decide if an effect is magical for Magic Resistance? Those two have duplicate targets including the ...
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How should we deal with these multiple related questions about weapons used for Extra Attack/Two-Weapon Fighting?

There are a number of D&D 5e questions specifically asking about what weapons can be used when making multiple attacks using the Extra Attack feature, the Two-Weapon Fighting rule, or both: Can ...
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How should these questions about temporary hit points/Armor of Agathys (that are currently marked as duplicates) be handled?

This meta question was prompted by the following 3 questions on mainsite (mainly the first two): Do multiple sources of Temporary Hit Points combine or do you only get one set? How does Armor of ...
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What, if anything, should we do about these D&D 5e multiclass spellcasting questions about spell slots?

Currently the following question exists If I multiclass into 2 or more spellcasting classes, how do I determine my known/prepared spells? All of the following questions are currently marked as ...
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Should something be done about the current duplicate statuses of these related questions on readied actions?

The three following questions currently exist (ordered from newest to oldest): If I Ready an action, can I then use my reaction for something else? Reaction while holding a readied action? Can you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can this question about the Sense Motive skill be reopened?

This question for Pathfinder about how to use the Sense Motive skill is marked as a duplicate of this question for Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition about how to use the Insight skill. While these ...
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Is this question on mass combat a duplicate?

I don't want go get into a gold badge open/close war, so thought I'd just bring it up here :) What systems can I use for a small scale battle? The question itself does seem to be a duplicate of ...
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Why is this question not a duplicate?

This question: Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity? references this other question: Are paladins required to follow a god? asking what seems to be the same question. Why is it not ...
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Is undeleting a potential duplicate acceptable?

This question (deleted, viewable by 10k+ rep only) is deleted within minutes after a VTC as duplicate to this question is called. It is indeed a duplicate to the suggested question. Given that ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it? I really don't know if I can clarify that any more.
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