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Questions tagged [faq-proposal]

Proposals for new entries for the FAQ repository on this site should use this tag.

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What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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Does using the Rules as Written tag restrict answers to only using RAW?

It has come up several times in the last couple days that people have told posters not to add or to remove rules-as-written to/from their answers because it would force answerers to only use RAW. ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

So, this has happened to me multiple times now, and to be honest it's getting frustrating as a casual user of this particular SE (especially since the judgements seem less cut-and-dried than other SE'...
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Why is it a problem to ask what other people have done in their games?

When we get a question asking what others have done as GMs or players in their games, the question is almost always closed as “primarily opinion-based”. Sometimes they’re not put on hold, but they’re ...
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I was told to not correct misconceptions in the question comments, what should I do instead?

Sometimes, the asker includes misconceptions in their question. The most recent example is here, where OP assumes the Barbarian resistances from rage only work for non-magical effects. In these ...
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Is there a tag for “Official rules problems”?

I recently posted this question. I was looking specifically for an official source, which I expressed by using the rules-as-written tag. However, it was quickly removed with the following reasoning: ...
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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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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in ...
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What's a frame challenge?

So there's a ton of questions about how to present a frame challenge, or how not to frame challenge, and I've had people mention it on the comments on questions of mine in response to others' comments....
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What's the actual process around [faq-proposal]s?

Use real headers instead of fake headers just went from faq-proposal to faq without apparent discussion about the change, and Can I send private messages to users? became an faq-proposal. I thought ...
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1 post - 1 question , is it a rule or a guideline or what?

A mod said I should ask if there is a rule that says one single (arbitrarily defined) question per post. Too Broad does not mention it. Is it an actual rule somewhere or a guideline or what? And how ...
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Should question titles be formatted as a question?

It kind of rubs me the wrong way when I see a question posted with a title that's not actually a (properly formatted) question. Mild example: Pack Flanking on non Hunter Character? Worse: Reversing ...
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Should I ask a poster to quote the rules he or she is confused about?

We have several questions recently where a commenter asks the OP to quote the rules for their game so that they can help them. Is this appropriate?
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What's with the policy on deleting answer comments on on-hold questions?

I understand that the policy is not to allow any answers whatsoever in the comments, but there is a bit of a weird situation when it comes to [on hold] questions. Lately I've been encountering a lot ...
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Giving answers that already exist

I've been seeing a lot of answers to questions that are basically duplicates. There may be some nice variants, but it’s basically already been answered. How can we discourage this? How can we ...