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Questions tagged [etiquette]

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How can I encourage a user to improve their grammar without being rude?

I've had this issue come up multiple times during my time here: a new user comes in full of enthusiasm and things to contribute but their posts are riddled with grammar/punctuation errors and the ...
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When making welcoming comments, should I include my own opinion on close reasons?

When making a welcoming comment, one usually also points out anything that might need to be fixed in the question, the most common of which being a missing system tag. Most of the time I am confident ...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

Today someone asked a question that, at its heart, is an interpersonal behavior/advice question. Seeing this while browsing the questions list, I stopped by and made the comment (to the best of my ...
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Should I delete an answer I posted too soon before knowing the question was a duplicate? [duplicate]

I ninja-answered the question Can one still deal Non-Lethal Damage if they trigger the Automatic Kill feature? with an answer right before it got closed due to being a duplicate, because I didn't ...
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Etiquette for revisiting an old question

I asked a question a while back about quasi-liches and got a few responses and even selected a suitable answer. But now I have found a newly published answer to the question. How should I go about ...
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I'm worried I'm not being believed, but I'm telling the truth. What can I do?

After asking this question, I received a comment which troubled me, and is the source of this question: There was some conversation about the veracity of your story in chat during your last ...
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Question flagged as too broad, but I got an answer I liked… what now?

I asked a question about how to hide something from PCs. It got closed as too broad, which I can kinda see, but I got an answer before it was suspended that gave me exactly the information I was ...
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What if you agree with an answer, except for one part that is not really on-topic but you find very wrong?

For the context, I am speaking about KRyan's answer to How much money can I make up with class features?. As it is I completely agree with it, except for the last sentence I find completely wrong. On ...
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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?

I've seen a strange question and it's accumulating poor responses from its owner. Stuff like this is happening to me or someone else: left a comment asking for a clarification, and got a response ...
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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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Why do people use GM versus DM?

As I've been on SE, I noticed that many questioners and answerers use 'GM' to describe the person running the game as opposed to 'DM'. I know that DM stands for Dungeon Master and that GM stands for ...
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How many times to link a resource?

When/How many times should you link to a resource? I've never had this issue come up before, but when answering this question I kept referencing the same items repeatedly. When that happens: Is ...
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Are we losing the character of our members in our answers?

One thing that I've seen a lot lately is people questioning the tone rather than the content of questions and answers. Actually, I've seen it a lot period... recalling a few older debates. One of ...
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Upvoting Old Questions and Answers?

I really enjoy reading through the related posts. However, some of them can be quite old. Is it proper etiquette to upvote those that I give those that I find deserving? Should I consider a question ...
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Is it acceptable to resurrect old threads with new answers?

I was browsing the main site and came across this veteran 1.5 year old question, and I feel that I have a useful answer to add - a house-rule interpretation that hasn't been brought up in the current ...
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What are the polite limits of editing others' posts for formatting?

Related: How should I approach editing? RPG.se seems to lend itself to longer answers than some other sites. Because of this, formatting becomes even more important. Before I commit to reading a ...
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What's the etiquette on broadening a question?

A few times I've seen a question where the asker specifically only wanted answers to the game he tagged (usually 4e, not to flame, just to illustrate). I've read the question and responded to myself, ...