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What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

I have asked several questions which contain side questions. For example, in a question regarding familiars using magic items, I asked What would be the best magic item(s) to give an imp (for ...
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Only D&D on this Stack?

Sorry, I'm new to SE so don't hate me if this is a painfully newb question. I love RPG's but dislike D&D. This Stack is called role-playing games, but from what I can tell it is 95 % D&D. ...
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My question was put on hold, even though I saw someone else ask something similar without it being closed

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: How do I test my own game online I have edited my question now. But why did my question get put on hold, even though someone else ...
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What is the appropriate way to bring community attention to unacted-on meta consensus?

Just for example, these questions: Do we need a [disadvantage] tag? Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged (Disclaimer: one was my meta question, and the other one is about ...
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Are deleted questions visible?

Title kind of says it all. There was a question I recall a from a few days ago that I'd commented on, but I can't seem to find it so it was likely deleted. To clarify from a similar question, the ...
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Is there a way to hide “ignored” tags completely?

So I've been trying to ignore the dnd-5e tag, but on the homepage - and really on any question search page - it just grays out the questions rather than leaving them out entirely. Considering the ...
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Would question about legally obtaining access to system X be on topic?

There are many old / obscure / indie RPG systems, not available off the shelf, not easy to find. Or easy to find as a pirated version. Would asking how to get a legal access to specific system be on ...
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Why did this question allow one answer after hold but not mine?

I was in the middle of writing an answer to this question when it was held for being a duplicate. (This meta is not about the duplicate status, just that it was and still is held as of this meta.) ...
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Marking duplicates in a chain?

I'm not entirely sure how to phrase this question. I originally created this question: Is Power Word Kill's save DC from the Orcus' lair a typo?, which stems from a typo found in MToF. It was ...
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Delete this post for me

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: What is 5e's Damage Dice Progression? I am removing the Question for a lack of valid input in an attempt to clean up spam and ...
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Why was I downvoted?

In this question, I was downvoted a lot. As far as I am aware, I did not do anything wrong. Can someone please explain to me why I was downvoted?
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We still don't actually take flags seriously, right?

So, now when I flag comments I get a "We take your reports seriously" message popup. I just wanna make sure I'm correct in identifying that as corporate-speak (i.e. a lie) and we don't actually take ...
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My question was closed as too broad, but I thought it was very filtered and refined. Why?

The question on trial: What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from humanoid armor? TL, DR: When druids shapeshift, is there a valid form that benefits from their armor? ...
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How can I sort my posts by “Last Time Edited”?

I got my second Yearling badge a few weeks ago. I've learned a lot about RPGs during my time here, I've also learned a lot about the StackExchange culture, which took a good bit of time to get a grasp ...
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How can I find my deleted questions?

There are badges that require a "positive question record", and this post gives the following way of calculating whether you have such a record. ...
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Which option should I choose for bad but not-obviously-deletion-worthy posts in the Low Quality Posts review queue?

The "Low Quality Posts" review queue presents me with four options for each post. The guidance it provides on which one to pick is: Looks OK if nothing is wrong with this answer Edit if you ...
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How does one earn the “Socratic” badge?

The badge description confuses me: Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record The only part I get is "ask a well-received question". What I don't ...
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Inconsistency around the [antimagic-field] tag

There is an antimagic-field tag that I've recently seen edited into a couple dozen questions. I searched and noticed that there are 300+ results for posts including "antimagic" and all but a handful ...
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Why doesn't my curious badge count all my well received questions?

After reading this Meta.SE post and reviewing this question and answer I can't seem to work out why the progress noted for my 'curious' badge is only 2/5 instead of 3/5. I don't have a positive ...
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Make 'shadowrun-5e' a synonym of 'shadowrun-sr5'

The shadowrun-5e has only two questions, and appears to be synonymous with shadowrun-sr5. It should be made a synonym of the much more popular tag shadowrun-sr5.
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What are “unregistered” members and why they are allowed to post?

I often see the word "unregistered" as a part of a nickname: greenmonster15 (unregistered) An example — https://rpg.stackexchange.com/users/46936/greenmonster15 What does that mean, is it just a ...
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How should I ask about my D&D 5e Homebrew being balanced?

We've had a number of D&D 5e homebrew questions that present a piece of homebrew (a race, a class, etc) and ask if it is balanced. Some get closed as too broad or primarily opinion-based, others ...
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Why is it a problem to ask what other people have done in their games?

When we get a question asking what others have done as GMs or players in their games, the question is almost always closed as “primarily opinion-based”. Sometimes they’re not put on hold, but they’re ...
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What privileges, exactly, come with tag badges?

I'm given to understand, based on questions like this one, that tag badges (only gold tag badges?) come with some privileges that apply only when acting on posts with that tag. However, I'm unable to ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

Why do moderators ban people from posting the truth? Are false notions more valuable than integrity? Every time I try to correct a false answer with a direct quote from the book, I am deleted by the ...
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Is this question within the guidelines?

Is the following question within guidelines? If not, what are some suggestions for how I might modify it to be within guidelines? How does PC access to life-restoration magic affect a westmarchian ...
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I'm sure there was an Advanced Fighting Fantasy question somewhere - what happened to it?

There was a question on RPG.SE about the game system called Advanced Fighting Fantasy. I think it was the only question that used the tag for that game (there was also a tag, probably called advanced-...
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How does one build enough reputation to respond to threads?

When I asked a question [auto-deleted, now only visible 10K+] in response to not being able to respond to a question thread, my thread was stopped by site moderators as follows: put on hold as ...
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How can I ask a good homebrew review question?

I'd like to post some homebrew material I've made, and I want people to review it so I can ensure it will work well. How can I ask a good question like this? What are our guidelines for handling these ...
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Where is the info regarding the dispute resolution of “What happens when a small army runs through teleportation circle?”

On What happens when a small army runs through teleportation circle?, I read: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. But I couldn'...
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what's up with comments being moved to chat for this question?

On this question: What happens to a Ghost when the Possessed creature polymorphs?, the top-voted answer has several warts: it cites multiple contradictory rulings without a clear way to reconcile them,...
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I believe I was a victim of sockpuppetry. Who do I report this to?

One of my answers (deleted now, 10k rep only) had a score of -8 within 10 min or so. I don’t think this is possible. My answer may have been wrong but it’s unlikely that that many people would see it ...
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Which “dozen line graphs” can the mods see?

According to a post by mxyzplk, mods can see "a dozen line graphs", from which the high-rep users can only see 3 and others can see none. What are all those graphs (the 9 and the 3)? Why is this ...
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Can I ask about Maptool?

Would a question specifically about maptool functions (i.e. Macros) be off-topic here, given the "tools" and "gm-techniques" tags?
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Is it possible to *vote* to close a question as a duplicate when you have a gold tag badge?

Recently I acquired a gold badge for dnd-5e. Gold tag badges allow a user to single-handedly mark questions with the appropriate tag as duplicates and reopen them as needed. However, one problem I'...
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Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se?

The question: Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se? To elaborate: The question is motivated by my current predicament: D&D 3 and 3.5 have certainly shown ...
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When a better answer is supplied after my answer was accepted, what should I do?

In this question, I gave an answer without knowing a functionality of roll20 (I didn't know it could do cards). There is now a better answer that uses roll20. While rep is great (and delicious), we ...
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Will this work for the main site: “How Do I Get Players to Post More?”

Please let me know if this question fits or if it can/should be adjusted to fit within the main site and how. Its kind of long but thats because our play system has aspects I feel I need to explain so ...
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Is this the sort of place to ask about game design for my own game?

I want to ask about game design for a totally homebrew game I'm doing. But having read the rules it appears the questions are specifically known tabletops. Is asking about how I can design my game ...
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Question for others as opposed to me [duplicate]

Can I ask a question if I know the answer but I think it may be useful for future viewers? Essentially, I had a question that detailed research revealed the answer to but I could see other people ...
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Where does the header banner image come from?

I mean the image of the androids fighting the dragon above. It looks cool. Where does it come from?
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“A certain thread back in June”

First off, sorry, this is more of a direct question for the mods than meta, but I don't know how else to reach them. I recently conversed with Stack Overflow employees about a suspension last year on ...
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When is the next moderator election?

I was wondering when new moderators are chosen and if this information could be added to the bottom of this page.
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What is on topic for Role-playing Meta Stack Exchange

There doesn't seem to be any location to find this information, and I have a few questions that don't fit with many of the current meta questions.
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Can we dupe this question about Pathfinder half-humans the other way?

The question in question is To what extent are half-breeds treated as humans? I agree with KRyan that the older question(s), while duplicate, is/are not written or supported nearly as well as the new ...
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Could you please reopen my question asking privileges please?

I’m trying to improve my question asking abilities, but I can’t do it if I can’t ask questions, could someone please reopen my question asking privileges please?
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What can I do to get my secret backstories question reopened?

I've recently asked my first question: Should players know each others' secret backstories? It was put on hold as being primarily opinion based. I do understand that there might be no absolute ...
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What logic dictates the order answers show up in?

Assume a question has four answers. One has 0 upvotes, the other three all have 1. Is there any logic to which will show at the top of the page if you refresh? From testing it looks like the 0 will ...
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Is there a tag for “Official rules problems”?

I recently posted this question. I was looking specifically for an official source, which I expressed by using the rules-as-written tag. However, it was quickly removed with the following reasoning: ...