Questions tagged [subjective-questions]

For questions about subjective questions on the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange (either in general, or about specific questions) and about how to answer them.

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How do I ask this question about house-rules for the Simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based?

How do I ask this question about house-rules for the simulacrum spell in D&D 5e without it being closed as opinion-based? This is a perfect example of a question I believe that our community has ...
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How are you meant to provide personal experience on mostly mathematical questions?

In What can I do to make a Kobold encounter interesting? there was a question of how to make an encounter more challenging. I noted the example of Tucker's kobolds, where you lead the people to ...
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Uncomfortable about inconsistent application of criteria for valid answers

This is a common problem (it seems) across social related SE (gaming, workplace, interpersonal etc). The criteria for an answer require either an objective citation, or that the answer is based on a ...
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How to revisit citation expectations for subjective questions

Based on questions like Medix2's, Medix2's other question, and my earlier one, there is a big disconnect between the historical guidance for supporting subjective answers and what the community likes/...
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Revisiting citation expectations of good subjective answers

There have been quite a few questions on Good Subjective answers and their policy, and I would like this one to avoid discussing what moderators are or aren't doing to enforce the current policy. ...
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Confusion regarding the "Good Subjective" post notice and the policy on backing up answers

This is a question for moderators as I'm not sure how else to ask this. There have been the following posts recently: "Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

One of the tools that diamond moderators have at their disposal is the post notice. We have several different types of post notice for example, this one, for posts that require additional citations: ...
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How do we appropriately back up a subjective answer? [duplicate]

If anyone has other approaches to subjective support, please provide an answer on the duplicate questions linked above. It is clear that we require answers to be backed up here- whether they are ...
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How should we handle editing questions that are seemingly opinion-based?

I've seen a trend recently that when questions that are seen as opinion-based (or any number of other questionably stackable formats), the community tries to rewrite the question to something we can ...
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What can we do to help promote supported opinion-based answers rather than closing a good question due to bad answers?

This is somewhat related to this question on question closure due to speculative answers, but it goes a bit further. I've seen a couple of questions here and here that are clearly stackworthy, but ...
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Are spell comparison questions on-topic and sufficiently objective?

After asking this question (Functionally, how does Power Word Kill work?), it was suggested to me in the comments that I may instead want to ask how Power Word Kill compares to other level 9 spells. ...
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How should I phrase my question about gaming's early days?

A moderator (and then the community) put on hold this question. Even were sufficient reopen votes garnered again, based on chat about the question and Mxyzplk's closing comment on the question ("This ...
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My question got too popular - what should I do now?

A few days ago I was discussing an amusing RPG concept with a friend and decided to ask a question about it on rpg.stackexchange to see if the community has good ideas: How to let my players fail ...
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How should I provide examples of experience as support for my answer?

I attempted to answer a question about group dynamics today, which I did by talking about how I think this issue would be best resolved. I received two comments, suggesting that I should provide ...
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Why is one +21 question On Hold when a similar question is ok with +53 votes?

For what reasoning was this question (What to do about a player who takes risks and dies (without consequence)?) with 21 upvotes and no downvotes On Hold as opinion based and most of the (IMO more ...
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What's wrong with asking if something is 'good' or 'good for X' or etc?

So, I have noticed several high-rep users edit perfectly good and upvoted questions containing language like "Is this good" or "Is this a good way of approaching this issue/solving this problem" or "...
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Why would this question be closed for being subjective?

So, I tried writing a question with the title: "What's the point of risk, or the advantage of avoiding death, in games that let you return at the same level?" And as soon as I moved my cursor to the ...
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Why is it "too opinion-based" to ask about good role playing for the purpose of giving out experience?

This question was closed for being too opinion based. To be fair, I got enough answers, but I'd like to bring it up here, because I feel almost every question under gm-techniques and problem-players ...
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Just For Fun Request: Show-off character sheet thread

Tex.SE has alot of fun with its big-list, subjective, community wiki "Show Off" threads. Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends Nice scientific pictures show off I would like to ...
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Voting on Subjective Answers

We have a lot of meta discussion about Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and asking the questions. We also have just as many on answering. But we don't have as many on voting. It may come down to a ...
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What questions are “subjective” and what does “Good Subjective, Bad Subjective” mean to the community

So today I was informed that I had an answer, to “Pathfinder RPG in Forgotten Realms 3.5 setting?” that was not “licit” because I have not done the exact specific thing asked in the question (run ...
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How do we ask and answer subjective questions?

On RPG.SE, we deal with a fair number of questions that don't have a strict, objectively correct answer. Some game rules questions do, but we also have a good number of questions about how to run a ...
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Change wording of the "subjective question" warning message

So, I just got the "subjective" warning: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. when asking about a game system for an EVE Online based campaign. It appears to ...
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Why is my question "subjective and likely to be closed"?

When posting a question recently, I filled in the title field as follows: Can you Shift, or move your speed, while Sqeezing? Immediately after moving off the title field, I got the following red ...
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How much subjectiveness is OK?

This came up during the proposal phase on Area 51 -- and I felt at the time that unlike many other Stack Exchange sites, a site on RPGs will be largely subjective. Sure, there are definitive answers (...
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