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Would it be considered bad etiquette to self-answer a question summarizing points from other answers and comments?

So I asked this question about a week back and I've received two answers at the current time of posting. I disagree with with David's answer but asking for clarification and further information in ...
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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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When discussing the “don’t guess the system” policy, let’s make a special effort to assume everyone is acting in good faith

Community discussions about our “don’t guess the system” policy happen from time to time, and it has been my observation that these discussions can often get...what’s a good word for it...intense? I ...
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Editing an answer to change a mistaken vote

So I'm new to the voting system and had a bit of a gaffe trying to zen after a bad comment found me on a bad day. Long story short, I down-voted good answers with the intent to undo the down-votes as ...
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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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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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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

While answering questions I frequently receive comments, a fraction of these are helpful and offer advice that I incorporate into my answers. Do I up-vote these comments and then flag them for ...
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Should RPG.SE enforce not enforcing a specific standard for handling gender pronouns?

This is a follow up to our standing guidance on pronoun use in Q&As around the site: Should RPG.SE enforce a specific standard for handling gender pronouns? The question asks: Should RPG.SE ...
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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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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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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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