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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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Should users refrain from answers (or partial answers) in comments?

There are situations, when you know SOMETHING that is related to the question but its insubstantial to be a proper answer, in example lets imagine a question: In which edition of game X dwarves are ...
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How does all the various Stack Exchange functionality work?

The FAQ If you want to know how asking/answering, tagging, voting, bounties, or whatever works, all the answers are linked from the Meta Stack Exchange master FAQ question: FAQ for Stack Exchange ...
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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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What's a frame challenge?

So there's a ton of questions about how to present a frame challenge, or how not to frame challenge, and I've had people mention it on the comments on questions of mine in response to others' comments....
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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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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

For frequently-asked questions common to all sites in the network, see FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking questions How do we ask ...
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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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Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it?

I asked a question, but it was closed, with users asking what system I was asking about. What do they mean, and why do I need to specify this? Someone said my question was missing a system tag. What ...
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What do I need to do to not get upvoted, completely inappropriate Fate Core answers on my FATE 2.0 questions?

Whenever I ask a FATE question, with the SOLE exception of the edition differences question, I always get a terrible Fate Core answer that seems to completely fail to understand that I'm not asking ...
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Why is an answer being downvoted without any comments?

An answer has multiple downvotes but nobody has left a comment explaining what's wrong with the answer or why they downvoted. Why hasn't anyone explained their downvote? Return to FAQ Index
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What should I do about spam questions?

I keep seeing spam questions on the site. Usually about poker, for some reason. What should I do about those? They make me angry. They make me want to HULK SMASH. Return to FAQ Index
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Can I ask self-answered questions about obscure games?

I play an obscure game that has very little Web presence. Over the years, the group that I play with has struggled through many questions about rules, implementation, DMing, etc. for this game. Can ...
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Is there a good way to view my candidate score?

I notice the election candidates all have "candidate scores". I don't want to be a moderator, but I do want to view my candidate score. Is there a way to view this without being a candidate? If I ...
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Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of “frame challenge”?

The concept of a frame challenge is fairly ubiquitous in our community, at least for meta users or those who've been around long enough to have seen it a few times. There's an issue here though: I'm ...
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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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Flagging comments for deletion: flag one or all?

This may be a bit of a small issue but I was wondering if there's any guidance on whether one should flag all comments in a thread for deletion if they're no longer helpful (or never were to begin ...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

The link structure in the wizards site has changed. It has gone from http://dnd.wizards.com/go/we/20060327a too ...
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Save our system tags!

According to this meta suggestion, single-use tags will no longer expire if they have a tag wiki. We have a historic problem whereby users will ask about a game system (and a tag will be created 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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Could I please have my privilege to edit without a peer review removed?

I have hit the 2k-rep threshold recently, and hence my edits should now be automatically accepted without a peer review. However: My English, though fluent, is very far from perfect. I can't edit a ...
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An answer I flagged as very low quality was declined despite answer being of very low quality?

I flagged an answer as 'Very Low Quality,' which has a description of "This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might need ...
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Posting “shortcuts” to make my posts look more professional?

I'm new here, but I am already addicted to reading and answering questions. I am predominantly on my phone. How can I beef up my posts? I recently learned about using ...
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Our Tour page is wrong. Help us fix it!

I don't know how many Meta regulars have looked at our Tour (aka About) lately or ever, but this question and the confusion prompting it made me go looking for why it might have been asked. ...
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Retaining lonely system tags

Apparently there is a dev(?)-accessible switch on a per-site basis that disables the script that cleans out tags that have only been used once in 6 months. Arqade recently turned this off because they ...
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When should I vote to undelete an answer?

I recently crossed the rep threshold to gain the trusted user privilege. The FAQ is very clear about the deleting and editing privileges... but not the undeleting privilege. When should I vote to ...
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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?

I've seen a strange question and it's accumulating poor responses from its owner. Stuff like this is happening to me or someone else: left a comment asking for a clarification, and got a response ...
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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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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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What does it mean for a question to be closed?

My question just got closed! What does that mean? How do questions get closed? What do I need to do to get my question reopened? This Q&A is our specific one to expand on the guidance in the ...
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What do we do with answers made obsolete by a question change?

There's a current case of an infrequent problem: Why is Donjon offline? Dakeyras's answer was a response to a question that was once there. It was made in good faith, and is a helpful answer. The ...
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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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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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I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested. Can I get feedback on the main site?

I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested but with the opportunity for expansion. Can I get feedback for the basic version on the main site? I have a number of ...
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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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How do I make voice-to-text work in RPG.SE chat?

As I recover from a hand injury, I attempted to use voice-to-text in RPG.SE chat. It did not work. It did work in the upper room. (Christianity.SE chat). It did work in the title to the question, but ...
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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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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in comments,...
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User was removed?

I'm not sure if I did something wrong and I'm doing something even wronger posting this, but there is only one way to know. I went to my profile a few minutes ago and I found that there was a "User ...
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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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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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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

I posted on a thread, but users downvoted and replied saying it wasn’t an answer. What do they mean? What does it mean for an answer to be too forum-like? Someone told me not to comment in an answer. ...
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Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed misbehaving in Chat

It seems that Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed has been spamming chat with lots of posts including old ones, and we're not sure what is going on. For the time being I have removed it from ...
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What is the process for editing the tag prompt?

Today I came across this old question: Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system? which I think is really great. It looks like nobody is taking action, though. What is the process for editing ...
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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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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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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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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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Why isn't it possible to delete an accepted answer?

I answered this question quite some time ago with a link that was useful to the asker at the time, but has since decayed (error 404). At the time, my answer was accepted, but it is now completely ...
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We need a [dungeons-and-dragons-5e] synonym, please and thank you!

I just realised that part of why we've been getting 5e questions tagged dungeons-and-dragons instead of dnd-5e is because someone typing in "dungeo…" isn't going to see the 5e tag pop up. I would do ...

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