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We have better advice for answerers in our "On topic" page than our "How to answer" page

Our Help page "What topics can I ask about here?" has some lovely site-specific advice for answerers under the heading When replying to questions, be aware of our site guidelines: Not everything ...
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Our "On Topic" page still implies game-recs are on topic

"What topics can I ask about here?" still says: Do some research before asking for games that have/do X so that you're asking an answerable question - also review the site guidance on asking game ...
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Can the moderators delete comments on an answer?

The question "Can a character elect to be considered "running" or "sprinting" even if they don't exceed their walk rate?" has an accepted answer. Another user disagrees with ...
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Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long?

Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long? I tried to edit the first line of a good answer to correct "fulfil" into "fulfill". It seems silly that ...
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What exactly is the [problem-players] tag for?

Looking through the meta, I can only seem to find posts about people dissatisfied with problem player questions, so I'll ask here. I've always understood the problem-players tag as the tag you use ...
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Disassociating account from the rest of SE network

Role playing related topics are sometimes such, that taken out of context, or read by someone who doesn't understand the context, would seem... quaint, and not necessarily in a positive way. Rather ...
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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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RPG moderators behavior standards

I'm not sure if this is the proper area to post this question. Please inform me to move it where appropriate. Is it proper for a moderator to tell a user "we're not your shrinks."? In a "discussion" ...
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Is there a way to sort questions by ones that have higher question scores than answer scores?

Just based on what I've seen so far, it seems like people generally are more excited about upvoting answers than questions, with the effect that for most questions with a good answer, that answer ends ...
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Need help in clarifying what I'm asking for

How to design a GMPC that will not push the story ahead? Has been closed as beeing off topic, given the reason that actually I recived many answers on something I wasn't looking for, so beeing ...
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Can we clarify the [rules-as-written] tag wiki?

Another meta answer gives one interpretation, which is different than the tag wiki, which conflicts with how I have seen the tag used, and how it has been described to me. Can we clarify the tag wiki ...
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Is the spoiler markdown broken?

See https://rpg.stackexchange.com/a/74047/23970: Korvin and I think we've got everything right, but the spoiler hide/reveal text feature isn't working.
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Reputation breakdown

Is there a way to see how much of your reputation has been earned from the various activities? So its broken down into the points for what you have asked, what you have answered, and the other ways ...
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Is there a guide on using the Search Function?

Up in the right corner, there is a search box. I know, based on clicking on things from profiles, that there are modifiers that can be added to the search to filter the return. At the least, you can ...
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Can I please post my answer to this question that closed while I was writing it?

I'd like to post the following answer to GURPS 4E Space Combat - Hexes and Distance but in the time it took me to write it, it got closed. One-yard hexes are for man-to-man combat, usually in close ...
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What to do when your question gets closed as a duplicate, but you have no usable answer?

This question got closed as a duplicate. However, the "original" question is not same as mine, and has no usable answers. I tried editing my question, to make the difference more clear, but it seems ...
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Why's the review notification still showing up when I've reviewed everything?

In the site review tab right next to the help tab, it said (3) and indicates there are 3 posts to review. I open it and all I get are zeroes indicating no questions to review. I go back, refresh ...
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Did I really asked how to get around Healers Armor limitations?

I am a bit confused about what to do with my question Optimizing Torso/Body slot when restricted to light armor, no metal with high WIS. I was expecting the answerers to suggest cool items existing ...
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Why can't someone link their game in their question when it's useful but non-critical?

Inspired by How do I get my game reviewed? and in particular in response to We also don't want people to link their games here, unless the game's content itself is material to answering the ...
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The site's availability to newcomers seems startlingly low

I'm new to this site and to RPG Stackexchange where I have been spending my time so far. I only have a moderate experience with DND and most of my friends have none. I've been looking for a reliable ...
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How best to incorporate a comment into an answer?

Two comments to this answer would, I think, be nice to incorporate into the answer proper. Is there a way to do this wholesale, or do I effectively need to re-create each of the commenter's references ...
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What if someone asked my question and it has been answered, but I don't understand the answer?

I have a question that has been asked before by another member (see here). There is an answer, which has been accepted as well and I think it would probably help me to solve my problem as well, but ...
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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? Return to the FAQ Index
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What are the criteria for the "Curious" Badge?

The "Curious" Badge is awarded when you "ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record." What is meant by "good question" in this? It's not the score of 25 required ...
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How should I have addressed this old comment answer?

On When to apply XP in Pathfinder? there is a comment answer which, unfortunately, I think is an important answer because it provides the only RAW information on the topic. This information is not ...
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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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How can I link directly to one answer in a question?

I spent some time looking for and mousing over some answers in multi-answer questions, hoping to arrive at a "properties" tab that give me a link to the answer, which is mid to lower page, not the ...
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Should I skip review-queue items that I've already handled normally?

Just now I opened a question, saw something from a new poster that didn't meet guidelines, gave a down-vote and a helpful comment on how to fix. Then I noticed new review items, so I jumped into the ...
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Would this be a duplicate?

I want to ask a question that is nearly identical to Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e? however about Pathfinder instead of 3.5 I am aware the two systems are very alike but I ...
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Why do some of my questions have a (-2) to reputation?

How do I get -2 Reputation for some of my questions? They are sincere questions. And I don't have the reputation to tag this with reputation.
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How do you 25 point bounty?

This... has a 25 point bounty? What's up with that? Is that a thing? If it is a thing, how do I do it? Bountying seems to start at 50 if I approach it the normal way.
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Do we or do we not tag based on the kind of expert we want to attract?

I have in the past been told that a question has to/should have a tag because, even though the tag doesn't really describe the question, experts in the tag would be interested in/useful for answering ...
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Commenting on the background information

Across StackExchange, I quite often use the commenting function when I want to add something that I feel may well be relevant to the poster, but doesn't answer his question (as asked) so will probably ...
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How do you flag/upvote comments on election material?

I'd think you couldn't but there is an upvoted comment by @Emrakul on @WaxEagle's nomination post. Is there a place other than the nomination screen where you're supposed to look at these? Will it ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

I asked a question that got closed for not being suited for the Q&A format that RPG.SE uses, and was told that my question would work better on a discussion forum. Where can I find an RPG ...
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What VTC reason should I choose if there are multiple applicable problems?

So, we have a new earnest poster who seems to think this site is a forum. They've had several questions closed, including this one (well, it will be soon). I'd like to close their questions with ...
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Is there any way to just get rid of the RPG profile without the others?

I'm really frustrated, and a bit stuck. At the end of the day, posting on the RPG stack only ends up in aggravation. Can anyone tell me how to delete just the RPG profile without effecting the Stack ...
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How do I stop getting notifications from this stack exchange?

I'll spare you all the rant but I don't like this stack exchange anymore and haven't for several years. The obvious solution was to stop reading it. But I do use other stack exchanges. And sometimes ...
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Rename the M&M edition tags to be properly hyphenated

As a result of Do we need more Mutants and masterminds edition tags? we now have a couple of Mutants and Masterminds edition tags: m-and-m2e and m-and-m3e. By the convention of basically every other ...
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Whose Law do we follow?

Whose copyright rules do we abide by here? Wikipedia's list of parties to international copyright treaties outlines five major international copyright treaties, which apply in various combinations to ...
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Am I overstepping any boundaries by deleting irrelevant passages from a question?

In regards to the question In what order are creatures affected by the Sleep spell?, the asker had a sentence in the initial revision that stated that he was confused about the bugbear chief's Heart ...
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Answering My Own Question With A Self-Made Homebrew

What if, 1. No one has really given an answer to my question (or no answer worked) 2. My group figured out a homebrew solution on our own and played it. 3. That answer was the best and solved the ...
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Request for reopening a post on the following grounds

I would like a post reopened I had put on hold for "unclear what you're asking" here:How do the Injury and Death mechanics work (Flow Chart) I fear I will get the same response here as I assume it ...
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Blood and Smoke to Vampire the Requiem 2e [duplicate]

This is a follow up to this Please synomise (or delete) [blood-and-smoke] with [vampire-the-requiem-2e] can we please ,migrate synomise the blood-and-smoke to (I believe that's the tag suggested by ...
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The nested list formatting doesn't seem to work and isn't part of the official documentation

Official documentation here I'm not sure how to make nested lists work. It looks like the provided syntax shouldn't work, because it conflicts with code-spans (also signaled by 4 space indenting). ...
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Instant comment deletion

I am fully aware that comments are temporary means to communicate and improve a question or answer. Please don't mark this as a duplicate to the appropriate meta post, I have read all of them. This ...
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How can I reduce my chance of Arcane Spell Failure? [closed]

So, I recently read Brain, mxyzplk, and CRoss's excellent paper which can be found here, in Brian's answer. I migrate through the different divisions of the RPG space when performing different tasks, ...
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The 'creating meaningful relationships' question was reopened and cleaned up too soon

I'm referring to this question: How to create meaningful relationships with NPCs The question's been mod-reopened from its unclear state already, and all comments deleted. I have no idea what has ...
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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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Are Non-Problem Based Questions Acceptable on the Main Site?

Recently I posted a question which was closed, if I understand correctly, because it was asked out of a desire to have a specific, narrow topic explained to me rather than asking out of a desire to ...

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