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For questions about the moderation of the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange. This includes such actions taken both by the elected diamond moderators of the site and by regular users who have earned enough reputation to gain relevant moderation privileges. (See also: the [moderators] tag.)

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Is something wrong?

Before you consider answering or voting, please read the whole question. As the second of three questions mentioned in this meta, I wish to ask if something is wrong. The meta question was inspired ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The idea of Good Subjective questions and answers is core to how Stack Exchange works and is essentially what allows RPG.se to exist. We have this Q&A that sets the broad outline for how that idea ...
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Do we want three moderators, or four?

When we asked Stack Staff for an election to fill wax eagle's spot, we were thinking just in terms of bringing our active moderators back up to three. We didn't think about it much farther than that. ...
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What do moderators do here?

There's an election going on right now, and as a result there's rather a lot of discussion about the role that moderators play on this site. ...actually, that conversation has been going on for ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?

So this has come up a few times now, with different systems. Most recently the main issue has been with Dungeon World questions. We've had a rash of these, with answers from people that know nothing ...
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What is an "edit war" and is it ever appropriate?

I was recently involved in a series of back-and-forth edits to the tags of a question. In particular, the question lacked any explicit statement or tag designating the system, so it was closed in ...
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Is there any reason why quoting a D&D 5e spell in its entirety would not qualify as "fair use"?

One of the Site Mods has an issue with this question I asked about a specific spell. They have stated that it is not right to quote the whole spell due to "fair use". I disagree and feel that ...
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When should I NOT protect questions?

So, the protection requirement has always seemed extremely low to me. You can't post an answer on a protected question unless you have at least 10 rep, which is one upvote. My default behavior, now ...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Comments explaining downvotes being deleted

When you downvote a post, a popup appears urging you to explain in a comment why you downvoted. Now this happened: Wow, can I ask the reason of the downvotes? – Vereos 46 mins ago I downvoted, ...
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How do I judge "no lasting value whatsoever"?

My 10k rep moderator tools include voting to delete questions, and it offers this guidance for my voting: Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted. I ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Increased flagging activity (report)

These days I come to the site in the morning and I usually see 10, 15, even 25 posts in the mod-queue with flags waiting to be handled. When I started (two+ years ago) it was usually more like 2 or 3 ...
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When should a question be removed from the Hot Network Questions List?

As it has been announced on the main meta, diamond moderators now have the ability to remove questions from the Hot Network Questions List. Since the policy on what to remove seems to be on a per-...
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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?

I noticed a few days ago that our election was aiming to fill 2 moderator positions instead of just the one position that was vacated by SevenSidedDie (as I expected). Is there a reason behind that ...
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Is it acceptable to include your opinion of the quality of character choices in an answer?

I've noticed what I consider a trend to include whether or not character choices (Classes, Subclasses, Feats, Qualities, etc) are a "good" choice either in comments or frequently as part of an answer. ...
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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?

This concerns What have designers said for why they made worn items fireproof? Short summary of events: The question was asking what the RAI was behind worn items being fireproof. An answer arrived ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Context for flags changing between being raised and handled

I recently raised a flag for a question deletion and repost. In my flag I suggested the repost be deleted and the original reopened. My reasoning was that when I raised the flag the repost had exactly ...
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Is there guidance on when we should vote to delete posts? [duplicate]

So I recently triggered the 10k threshold and gained access to some moderator tools, but the only thing of real note seems to be the ability to cast Delete votes. Per the moderator tools guidance, it ...
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Should a question be put on hold because a moderator fears in advance that respondents will go off-topic? [closed]

Is there an official streamlined/simplified version of the D20 system? was actually answerable by a yes-or-no response with some backing evidence. The OP even grants that an acceptable answer ("no") ...
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