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Do we want a banner/help page about AI policy?

Per a previous discussion, “generative AI” is banned on this site. Per a recent site-wide announcement, we can request a banner in the answer box stating this policy, and linking to a new Help page ...
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I struggled to find a piece of documentation on the site; should I open a question that directs people to it and answer it?

I just had the experience of looking for the "How do I ask a good question?" help page and struggling to find it. The very first thing I did to try to find it was type the page's exact title ...
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Why did another user edit my post?

Someone made an edit to my question/answer. Why did they do that? This Q&A is part of an agglomeration of guidance given to new users made per this suggestion. Please also see the privilege page ...
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Main help center page: Question collection and voting

Coming from this question about what to put on the main help center page, the suggestion is to have a (relatively short) list with important meta questions to help introduce new (and network) users to ...
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So there's this space on the main help center page. Should we put something on it?

You might not be aware — because it is currently empty and you don't see an edit button — there's a space on the main help page which is editable for diamond moderators. It's the space between the ...
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Why is it difficult to edit the "on-topic" help page?

A question that I asked on the main site was closed, despite following the rules as they are stated on the page about what's on-topic. When I asked why, I was told that Rule Intent questions are not ...
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Revisit: Should we include rule intent/designer intent as off-topic in tour and help pages?

In a recent meta question, we had a user bringing a fair point: I have read the thread. But does a meta-discussion overshadow the official page I've cited? Isn't that illogical? How would a user know ...
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Improvement on Deleted Answers Help Page - deletion due to rpg.se policies

Deleted answers help page starts with the sentence: Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. And goes on to give examples of non-answer answers. Yet, deletion can ...
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Is there a quick way to link to the help center?

I learned from a meta post by HeyICanChan once that you can type [tour] in a comment and SE will convert that into a link to the tour page. Is there a similar way to link to the help center? It's ...
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On-topic help page edit preview is inaccurate on our serif-font site

Moderators can edit the on-topic help page. (It's the only help page we can edit.) As you can see, that page shows up as sans-serif: However when editing the post preview uses our standard serif ...
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Should we add 'designers intent' questions to the "don't ask" questions list on the tour?

Just as it says on the tin: This comment was left in response to a question closing. The "Don't Ask" section of the Help Center doesn't explicitly state that design intent questions are off ...
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Is there any way to fix the Help Center "Scope" page?

Compared to the other PHB races, where does Mousemen homebrew race stands, in terms of balance? has been closed as off-topic. The only stated reason for close, is 'because "Evaluate my Homebrew" are ...
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Update the Bounty auto-award information to clarify your own answers are ineligible

The rules for the bounties make it clear that you cannot award your own answer. However it makes no reference to the automatic rewarding of half the amount to the highest scoring answer. After the ...
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Where do our example tags come from?

So, we have two kinds of example tags, from what I can see. The first is when you ask a new question, before tags are entered, three are provided as suggestions. For example, today it says (for me) "...
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Can we improve the detailed guidance on comments in the Help Center for RPG.SE?

Having read through the Help again, and having found this meta a nice starting point, I am still not satisfied with the policy guidance on comments. A concise pieces of policy on comments was ...
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Tell us more about those repercussions of bounties that aren't mentioned anywhere

A while ago I posted my first bounty, on this question: What are the key considerations to creating compelling environments? There were two different things I didn't know about bounties that, if I'd ...
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We're no longer sketchy; someone should update the FAQ

As the title says, we're now sketchy-less and the FAQ needs updating. Edit: Posted to Meta.SO here.
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Should we prohibit requests for free material in our help documentation?

Our list of off-topic or prohibited questions does not include: "Can you send me, or direct me to, a free copy of a game I would like?" Is it possible to have this sort of thing added, so that we ...
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Should we update the site help to include non "pen and paper" games

The consensus on Are we including LARPs? seems to be Yes!. Should I update the site help to remove the words "pen and paper"? If so how should we distinguish between our RPGs and all the other RPGs (...
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