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Is it good to use a Q&A to help other users discover a system?

I'm currently playing a campaign of the game "Wasteland : Terres Gâchées", a french RPG, and I was wondering how could I help people (mostly french, as there is for now no English version) know it, as ...
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Can we clarify Game Recommendation/Shopping questions further?

I recently wanted to ask a question to see if something was possible RAW in any published RPG systems. It was eventually put on hold as Off Topic - Game Recommendation, and I proceeded to try to edit ...
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I really don't think this question on how to get feedback on homebrew material was a shopping question

So, I realize we don't actually have a consensus definition of what a recommendation question is at this point, but bear with me. A question was asked recently about how to get feedback on a homebrew ...
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What actually is a shopping question?

In the What makes my Pathfinder question off-topic, while the same 3.5e question is allowed to stay? discussion the problem turned out to be that some members treat my question as a shopping question. ...
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Can we respond to a closed recommendation question by self-answering another question?

Recommendations of games that fit desired criteria are off topic at RPG.se for established reasons (mostly: it breaks voting and everyone has an opinion they must add to the list). Earlier today a ...
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Questions tagged [game-recommendation] still show the old banner

Questions tagged game-recommendation on the main site appear to still get the banner defined in another meta question saying As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to the FAQ, the ...
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I want to ask for recommendations, but that's off topic. Is there any way to ask my question?

Recommendation questions have been off-topic since August 2015. If I need a recommendation, how can I get help now?
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Changing the tag description for game-recommendation

Given that game-rec questions are no longer on-topic for the site, should we change the tag description to make this clear? At the moment, its existence with a full description gives the impression ...
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Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited

Game recommendation questions are sadly NOT on topic here on RPG.SE. This means the following kinds of questions are off topic: I want to play (details) kind of game/story. What game should I use to ...
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Are the game-rec guidelines strictly equivalent to GS/BS?

GS/BS applies to everything subjective all the time across all stack exchanges and is one of our most frequently linked posts, to the point that we have a highly supported proposal to get a shortcut ...
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Do the Game-Rec Guidelines apply to all of the kinds of recommendation questions?

Game recommendation applies to both the recommending of games and the recommending of products for games, such as tools. The recommending of game systems in particular is the basis for our game-...
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Community self-evaluation: How are we doing with game recommendations?

Our game recommendation guidelines are four years old this month. It's worth taking some time to reflect and review as a community how well they are working. What works well? What doesn't? Have they ...
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“Grim & gritty” in game recommendations

From What's a good system for a short adventure / one-shot in Westeros: The players should play lowborns, so grim and gritty rules would match my thoughts quite well What is required to ...
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Game-rec and designer intent

Should citations of designer intent alone be sufficient for a valid answer to game-recommendation questions? That is, in the absence of any description of actual play experience?
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Voluntary banners for game-rec answers

I have an idea to improve our answers to game-recommendation questions, and I'm presenting it here as an optional, voluntary practice that community members might wish to adopt: voluntary banners at ...
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Two Answers - One Deleted - What's the difference?

My answer to this question was deleted. Another answer, similar to mine (no actual experience w/ Harry Potter setting, experience w/ campaign similar to the one described), remains. What's the ...
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How do we handle “game survey” questions?

Recommended reading: Are game recommendation questions on topic? How to deal with questions that just don't understand the scope of the RPG landscape? What's so problematic about a ...
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How to narrow down game-recommendation questions?

How to deal with questions that just don't understand the scope of the RPG landscape? covers the (somewhat persistent) problem we have with game-recommendation questions, and what members of the ...
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Accepting an answer on a game-recommendation question

I've recently started a game-recommendation question and have received some very good suggestions from the community. I'm ready to try a few of them, but there's a more immediate problem that needs ...
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Overly broad game recs are being reopened and left open

I’ve noticed a pattern in game-recommendation questions recently: Someone posts an incredibly broad game recommendation question. It gets swiftly closed as too broad The asker protests and adds a ...
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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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How should we deal with game-recs now that we have a notice?

We now have this notice that can get added to our game-recommendation questions. An example is this question. As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to the FAQ, the rules for ...
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RPG hacks as answers to game recommendation questions

I sometimes see some of the ever problematic game recommendation questions having very specific requirements. And sometimes, I don't see a game I know answering those requirements, but I see how ...
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What's so problematic about a recommendation question having potentially hundreds of answers, anyway?

This Q&A is out of date - game-recs are now off topic, see Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited We've recently had a couple of recommendation questions appear with requirements ...
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Let's make [game-recommendation] actually be for recommendations of games

We should split game-recommendation up and make it just be for actual recommendations of games. This has come up before, but hear me out, because we only need to create one extra tag to offload all ...
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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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Query over mod closing of question of 'poor reader' question

I am confused as to why this question has been closed... Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn? ...with comments added by mods for answers to show how they have experienced ...
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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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What are our good game-req questions?

Just so we have some stats on the thing, which game-recommendation questions (or other shopping questions) would you all classify "good", "of value", and "answered well." I'm trying to get a sense ...
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How should we handle near-duplicates in system recommendation questions?

So, part of the Stack Exchange philosophy is that the question should suggest clear criteria for judging an answer, and ought to be relevant to a real problem the poster is experiencing. With system ...
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For a System Recommendation question, is it better to give one answer suggesting multiple systems or one answer per system?

I wrote three answers to Are there any good tabletop RPGs for young beginning players. I made it three answers instead of one so that they could be voted on individually. (I could swear that, at the ...
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Appropriate Answers for System Recommendation Questions

I have been a little leery of responding to system recommendation questions for a while now. Per my understanding of the FAQ, I only respond to them when I know my recommendation will be a solid fit ...
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Has [system-recommendation] grown too big for its britches?

We occasionally get adventure/encounter/setting/campaign recommendation questions that are asking for a subjective evaluation, not just objectively-identifiable features. They're infrequent enough ...
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Tag system recommendation questions with the systems that get recommended?

Just a thought to make the site perhaps more useful to future users who search, could we make it standard practice to edit system-recommendation questions (the good ones, I mean) to include tags for ...
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What should our pro-forma system-recommendation comment be?

Given that we're gearing up for a default comment, let's get some community input on what the best comment for describing our sys-req questions should be. I'll post some of the ones we've used as ...
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Can we have a post notice for system-recommendation questions?

RPG has long allowed system-recommendation questions under fairly tight tight rules, and every time they pop up the mods are posting a general comment like the following: Just a note folks, ...
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Why are some system recommendation questions being closed while others are not?

Are there any other Beer & Pretzel PnP games along the lines of Paranoia? has been closed twice now, but RPG designed for irregular players/gaming? is still open. Can someone explain to me what ...
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Are game recommendation questions on topic? [duplicate]

This Q&A is out of date - see the new answer (no) in Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited Many Stack Exchange sites, like the similar gaming.SE, do not allow game recommendation ...
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Is “Game for X” subjectivity bait and can it be helped? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are game recommendation questions on topic? There's a specific kind of question that I would like to see get a little guidance here, because I see it abused so badly on forums....