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Are questions about the exact same game mechanism, but across different editions of the game considered duplicates?

As a new(ish) member of this SE, I'm curious of of the duplicate policy as it applies to different games and different editions of games. I've been thinking about asking a question based on my ...
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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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Should the [fumbles] and [critical-fail] tags be synonyms?

As the title asks. The two tags, fumbles and critical-fail, are both highly similar. It makes sense for them to be marked as synonyms.
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If an answer to question A can be found in question B, should we close A as duplicate of B?

Related: Non-duplicate question with answer in another question Should/can we change the Duplicate notification? Situation — there are two different questions Aq and Bq. Question Aq has a specific ...
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What to do with a good answer to a duplicate question after the closure?

Recently someone asked about a Rogue sneak attacking on another's turn. I poked around, sure we'd answered it, found nothing, and answered it myself. Later another user found the older duplicate ...
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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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Partially answered second question in old question causing dupe flagging in new question

I flagged What passive scores exist? as a duplicate of Which skills can be used passively? based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question of the new Q&A was only a ...
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Does our canonical “Where can I find other RPG players” question serve online players well?

We have a question that we treat as the canonical duplciation-target for "where do I find players?" questions: Where can I find other RPG players? Today we got Where's a good place to play D&...
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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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Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

Currently, the duplicate notification says This question already has an answer here: and links to the "original" question. I find this, at least, misleading, considering we close questions as ...
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Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

See this meta question, where two questions covering similar topics got merged: What Is The Difference, If Any, Between "Permanent", and "Until Dispelled"?, and Can a permanent teleportation circle ...
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Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks?

Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? is a dupe target for a decent number of questions. However, I question whether some of them are actually duplicates. The ...
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Can we merge or switch the duplicate of the Crossbow Expert questions?

Crossbow Expert Feat... for Spells? was marked correctly as a duplicate of Does Crossbow Expert's point-blank attack benefit apply to all ranged attacks?. However, the latter only has one ...
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Can we reopen this question that is marked as being a duplicate of two completely different answers?

I think Does a Life Cleric casting Goodberry at higher spell levels get more potent Berries? should be reopened. I have a generic concern with the closure in that it does not seem helpful to mark ...
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This question about a problem from a player's perspective is not answered by the linked duplicate question from a DM's perspective

Can you make a single roll multiple times? was marked as duplicate and at first "I failed to open a lock. Now what?" was the only linked 'duplicate' question. Taking a look at its answers I found ...
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Should I opt not to create a signpost duplicate for a question that would be opinion-based if asked today?

Today, I started wondering why in 5e, the DMG calculates encounter difficulty as "adjusted XP" which is adjusted by the total number of enemies in the encounter, but doesn't award the adjusted value ...
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We have two questions about the Fate Accelerated top approach issue. How should we handle this?

These two questions seem like they're both about fundamentally the same thing: How to avoid players using the same Approaches? How do I prevent PCs from spamming their top approach in every situation?...
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For iterated homebrew questions, should earlier iterations be marked as duplicates of later iterations?

Please note that this isn't one of the many questions on this site asking "why was my question closed". I'm just wondering whether it's right to mark a question that is an earlier iteration, such as ...
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Forced movement and OA duplicates

I recently created a Q&A (Can I trigger an Opportunity Attack by forcing an opponent to move out of my reach?) for the purposes of having a general question to dupe questions dealing with forced ...
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What is the site's policy on cross-tag possible duplicate questions?

I'm asking because of this question: How do I depower Magic items that are op without ruining the immersion tagged: dnd-5e magic-items With the help of Miniman, we commented a related question: What ...
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Clean up Duplicate Answers in forgotten character question

What to do when a player loses or forgets their character sheet? is an fairly important question roleplayers want answers to. It belongs on the site. It is quiet a old question posted in 2010. During ...
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Are these questions duplicates?

How can I convert D&D 5e Saving Throws into Defences? and Is "Unearthed Arcana: Players Make All Rolls" Correct? fundamentally ask the same thing: "what's the math behind converting a ...
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Highly-downvoted duplicate questions

I've noticed that this recent question is probably a duplicate of this question. However, as a recent recipient of the 5e gold badge, I'm hesitant to unilaterally close it as a duplicate. I have the ...
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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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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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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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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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Question closed as being already answered — so what's the answer?

How much time does it take to take a move and immediate action when falling out of combat? I've read the linked-to thread three times now, and I still am not clear on the answer to my question. ...
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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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What if someone asked my question and it has been answered, but I don't understand the answer?

I have a question that has been asked before by another member (see here). There is an answer, which has been accepted as well and I think it would probably help me to solve my problem as well, but ...
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Is this question about bonus actions a duplicate?

Today, a question was asked regarding the bonus action granted by the Crossbow Expert feat in D&D 5e. There's been a large amount of contention about whether or not the question is a duplicate of ...
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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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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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Should we ever close a question as a duplicate of another closed question?

Sometimes questions get closed as duplicates of questions that are already closed. Is this something we should be doing? The purpose (as I understand it) of duplicate closure is to make sure that a ...
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How to deal with multiple questions that have effectively the same answer?

I love Dungeon World and I'm happy to answer questions about it, but there have been a lot of questions asked recently by a new user which all amount to the same problem of differentiating the rules ...
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Is a question that relies on another question for an answer a duplicate?

This is related to this question. The title of this new question"Does Sunlight Sensitivity impose disadvantage from Holy Nimbus" is definitely a different question from the older question "Does Holy ...
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Old Question about Cantrip Level is limited in scope

While this question: How can I tell how many damage dice to roll for an NPCs cantrip? does have a duplicate here: At what level do monsters cast cantrips?, the example for the older question limited ...
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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 are used when making multiple attacks thanks to the Extra Attack feature, the Two-Weapon Fighting rule, or both: Can ...
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Should we dupe the older question to this newer question about unarmed attacks and spells?

Should we reverse the duplication on this: Can I cast Blade Ward and then make my monk unarmed strike with a bonus action? and make Can a monk make a bonus unarmed attack after using shocking grasp? ...
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Why is this question a duplicate?

What are all the published objects that require the Use an Object action? To me marking this as a duplicate is akin to marking "What are the ingredients and their ratios in Coca Cola?" with duplicate ...
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Should this question actually be marked as duplicate?

I have marked Can you Contingency a spell from a Ring of Spell Storing? as a duplicate of Can Contingency be used with a spell cast from an Ioun Stone?, but there was some disagreement in chat as to ...
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Are these “is it possible to double your proficiency twice” questions duplicates?

Is it possible to double your proficiency bonus twice? Do features that allow you to add twice your proficiency bonus, under some other name, stack with Expertise? I Roll To Seduce The Dragon! (or, ...
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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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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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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I tagged this question as a duplicate of this question yet my flag was declined. The question has now been marked as a duplicate of that question, so why was my flag declined?
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Question listed as duplicate of wrong other question

Can Eldritch Blast be Twinned? is currently listed as a duplicate of Does a sorcerer's metamagic work for non-sorcerer spells?, but the answer to that question is not correct for this one. It ...
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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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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 Passive/Active checks be marked as duplicates?

Perception Check vs Passive Perception was posted today and was then closed as a dupe of Passive Perception confusion. My concern is that the initial question (along with Does passive perception ...
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What to do when your question gets closed as a duplicate, but you have no usable answer?

This question got closed as a duplicate. However, the "original" question is not same as mine, and has no usable answers. I tried editing my question, to make the difference more clear, but it seems ...