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Can we require comments on downvotes?

Perhaps I'm the only one noticing this, but I've seen several Questions and Answers around here that have been downvoted for no apparent reason. What's worse, is that no reason for the downvote is ...
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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

We get questions every day that need to be put on hold while we wait for a new querent to specify what game/edition they're playing. As of this writing I've seen three so far today--they get quickly ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and "more meaningful"?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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Can I send private messages to users?

I feel there should be a message system where you can leave specific users private messages, so that users can comunicate privately, which is why the chat won't do. How come we don't have anything ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

A lot of the times we close a question for being unclear, it's because it's missing a system tag. I would guess that's the case for over half of our closed-as-unclear questions. With this in mind, ...
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Could we have a [tour] short link in comments?

In comments, [help] expands to the text help center (with a link), [chat] expands to the text Role-playing Games Chat (with a ...
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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

Often enough we get really low-quality questions that are obvious that the asker has not read the rules at all (vs. asking for clarification). What does "+6 to hit, Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4)" mean ...
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Handling new users with bad answers

When I see answers like this - low-rep users with uncommented downvotes, I try to address them with a comment. It's my way of trying to gentle the slap in the face from the downvote. A downvote ...
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

Whenever I do something for the first time, I read the instructions. I spend time to understand the rules and try to follow them in good faith. Yet after having spent this effort, if I am later get ...
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Permanent banner for game-recommendation tag

On every question (correctly) tagged with game-recommendation, somebody comes along and leaves a comment reminding answer's how to address the question properly. To make this more permanent than the ...
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Retaining lonely system tags

Apparently there is a dev(?)-accessible switch on a per-site basis that disables the script that cleans out tags that have only been used once in 6 months. Arqade recently turned this off because they ...
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Can we keep Sketchy? [closed]

In light of this I'd like to make a featured request. Please allow RPG.SE to keep the sketchy theme. When I first came to this site I didn't notice the sketchy theme, I thought it was part of the ...
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Can we add an adventure-recommendation tag?

I was looking through the published-adventure tags looking for some insights on modules to run. However I was getting a lot of questions that were just noise for me. I would like to propose adding ...
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MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts

MathJax Support has been enabled for RPG.se MathJax support has been added to RPG.se. We should probably write up a guide on Meta for using it, but in the short version is that you can use ...
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Could we have a shortcut "magic link" to the "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" blog post?

Mainly, just like we map [help] and [tour], I'd love to be able to map [gsbs] to the Stack Overflow blog post "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-...
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Add tag warnings for [rules-as-written] and [dungeons-and-dragons]

Back in Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say? we came to a general agremeent on a couple of tag warnings for the site. This post is a feature request directed to ...
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Can/should we include the system tag requirement in our tour?

I may be missing something, but right now, other than by reading this meta, newcomers won't know they should be tagging their system. We have some suggestions on how to address it (Can our tag-prompt ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

D&D editions sometimes colloquially go by their edition number alone, and people sometimes enter just the edition for a tag. We've had to burninate the 5e tag a few times. I'd like the following ...
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Is it possible to change a vote on an answer from the question being edited?

I down-voted This Answer, as at the time I felt that it didn't actually answer the question as it was asked. Now that the question has been edited, this answer is a valid answer and not deserving of ...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

As the title says: I've noticed over the past month or so that a lot of new users tend to accept questions after only a couple of hours. I know that it isn't mandatory for users to wait 24h to ...
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Can we get an annual survey?

I just took the 2019 Developer Survey for Stack Overflow, and I was thinking it would be cool to get similar information for the RPG.se community. Some potential questions: What RPGs have you played ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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Can we add d10 and d4 support to the chat dice bot?

Our current chat dice bot is awesome. However it could be more awesome with 3 things. The first and most important is support both the d4 and the d10. Currently these die rolls can be resolved using ...
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Do we always need to have 'accepted' answers?

Roleplaying is a hobby where the players and gamemasters collectively define the game they are playing, and although there are rulebooks, the style and rules in effect are primarily determined by the ...
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Follow up to posted questions

Is there a mechanism for a poster to follow-up their question with the results of actions taken based on what was learned here? I'm thinking specifically of GM Techniques questions, but I suspect ...
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How about we make Stack Exchange into an RPG game?

TL;DR: Let’s make Stack Exchange into an RPG game! =CURRENCIES= There’re 2 currencies in the game: gold and diamonds. Gold Gold is the most common currency. It’s very similar to the existing “...
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Migration flags should be more general than “questions about video games”

Recently, I tried to flag https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/31792/how-does-one-keep-up-a-poker-face as “Definitely off topic: Probably Board-Gaming related (maybe not even that)”. Unfortunately, ...
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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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Feature Request: Citing Tweets

I'd like to paste in a Twitter URL and get a nicely formatted quote with a link back to the original, the Twitter user, date, etc. Lately—primarily due to the convenience of reaching D&D 5e ...
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Can we make the locked question default messages more clear?

In a recently locked post it came to my attention that the comment proceeding the Locked banner was unclear in a way. This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. ...
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Allow the community to attach the game-rec post notice or tie it directly to the tag

So we have a post notice now for game-rec questions. That's great, there's just one problem. Only 3 people on this site are capable of applying it. This request is for one of two things, either: ...
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When are we getting the new user pages? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange just debuted new user profile pages, and they're pretty great. Are they coming to RPG.se? When?
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Need tag abbreviation expansion/synonyms for SEO purposes

As previously discussed in: Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0] we have a significant SEO problem stemming from our use of (semi-) standard abbreviations for RPG names in tags. This is exacerbated by ...
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Can we add a "please tag your system" on-hold message? [duplicate]

This question has a common problem where a new user is unfamiliar with the requirement to tag questions with the correct rules system (e.g. dnd-5e). The question was put on hold, but with the generic "...
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Can we have mods turn on automatic question-banning?

wax eagle pointed out to me that question-banning is likely turned off on RPG.SE, since it's off by default and has to be turned on by a mod. The reasoning is apparently that on smaller sites such ...
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

I was going to edit this question by adding a tag for Fighting Fantasy, because I noticed that he had missed it, but then I found out that there isn't a tag for it. That seems odd, given that Fighting ...
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Can we get our personal voting data displayed on the Questions lists?

Exact Duplicate (Meta Stack Overflow): Can we get our personal voting data displayed on the Questions lists? There's been several times where I have been surfing the site, and noticed a question ...
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Should we create a tag for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG system?

The title Dungeon Crawl Classics is applied to various D&D modules (for multiple editions) released by Goodman Games over the years. With their recent release of their Dungeon Crawl Classic RPG, ...
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What's with the Comic Sans-like font for Bold and Italic?

Everywhere on RPG.SE Meta, there is a clean, crisp serif font. Everywhere that is, except for the edit buttons: Notice the B (for bold), the I (for italics), and the quotes (for block text). They are ...
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I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but the question is held

I have a helpful answer to someone's question, but someone else has put the question on hold. Is there a good way for me to communicate my answer to them without breaking SE rules? For example, one ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...