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Can we reapply the Pathfinder 2e tag to this Pathfinder 2e question?

Razzle-Dazzle and success vs Blindness is asking about two Pathfinder 2e features, linking to the Pathfinder 2e reference document for both features (2e.aonprd.com; ...
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Should we add [volume] as a synonym to the [3d-space] tag? Or would a separate [volume] tag be a good addition?

We have a 3d-space tag which applies to all kinds of various things. Should we add a synonym of volume to it for the more than 60 questions about volume calculation? Or would a separate volume tag be ...
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On a suggested edit, what is indicated by a tag being both red and green?

I recently reviewed a suggested edit and this is what I saw: As you can see, spells appears twice, once as though it were removed, and once as though it were added. Is this a bug? What does this mean?...
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Should we refrain from tag-only edits to recent questions that also need substantial body edits?

Suppose we have a new question that needs substantial body edits and some tags. If I do not intend to do the substantial body edits immediately, should I refrain from adding the needed tags?
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Generic Tags should be Generic

Most Tags generally are meant to be generic. That means that they should not be specific to any one game unless they need to be specific to a game. Such a game-specific tag is aspects belonging to ...
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Is the [simulacrum] tag a necessary addition?

I notice that the simulacrum tag has been added again. My personal opinion is that it is unnecessary. Seeing as the user who has added it most recently rolled back my standard procedure removal edit, ...
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Get the SE system to enforce system tags [duplicate]

I'm new here, but I've already picked up that Standard Policy is to tag questions with the system that you're playing in, and that the vast majority of questions can be closed a "Lacking details&...
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How did it come about that so many of our tag excerpts start with "for questions about..."?

More often than not, our tag wiki excerpts start with “for questions about topic so-and-so”. How did this “for questions about...” thing come about as such a common excerpt format? Why do we use ...
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There is currently no tag for questions about game-specific terminology. How should we address this, if at all?

Currently the keywords tag is restricted to questions about D&D 4e, but it seems like it could be expanded to address the usage of game-specific terminology in other games. There is also the ...
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How to use the [lore] tag correctly?

In my question Do external, non-innate methods exist in Faerûn circa 1489 DR to situationally alter the efficacy of spellcasting?, I attempted to ask about in-universe phenomena that affect ...
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What tag should I use for a question about "5e: HARDCORE MODE"

There is a thing called "5e: HARDCORE MODE" which is basically a set of house rules for the D&D 5th edition. I want to ask a couple of questions about this thing, but I hesitate how to ...
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How did I get the dnd-5e tag badge when I'm ignoring all the dnd tags I can find? [duplicate]

Just what it says on the tin -- I just received the "dnd-5e" tag badge, but I haven't answered a "dnd-5e" question in a couple months, because I started ignoring them to curtail ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Discussion on thread "Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape"

Currently there is an edit war with regards to the [dnd-5e] tag on this question: Artificer Eldritch Cannon Protector temp hit points and Wildshape The question is unambiguously about D&D 5e, but ...
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5e question that doesn't have a system tag

So I saw this question today: Does Favored by the Gods work with counterspell rolls? I believe this is obviously a D&D 5e question because: In the question it says "5e" It also mentions ...
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We have about 30 questions mentioning Path of War that are not tagged as such. What should we do about them?

Using this search query, one can find slightly more than 30 questions that clearly mention Path of War, an alternative ruleset for Pathfinder published by Dreamscarred Press, but that are not tagged ...
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Why is [bonus-action] such an underused tag and should we do anything about it?

At time of writing, the tag bonus-action has only 27 questions. Searching "bonus action" (in quotes) yields 1119 results. Is there any benefit to a retagging project here? Do we just try to ...
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If a question has one tag that I've watched and another tag that I've ignored, how is it displayed?

If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me? What if I am hiding ignored ...
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Should we merge the [critical-failure] tag with the [fumbles] tag?

The current tag descriptions: critical-failure (20 questions): For questions about critical failures (sometimes called "critical fumbles"), a mechanic in various RPGs in which results of ...
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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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How long should one wait before reposting a question that was closed per "don't guess the system"?

Sometimes valid questions come through that do not explicitly identify the attendant RPG system. Usually, the querent returns to clarify in a timely fashion. But what if they don't? How long should ...
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Should this question about "the Wildemount Chronugy subclass ability chronal shift" be tagged as D&D 5e without OP specifying it?

Straight-forward: this question has caused an edit war and a close-reopen-close war. The argument for tagging and reopening is: The splat book only exists in DnD-5e, so it's not guessing – Pureferret ...
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Should a mechanic-specific question that becomes ultimately about GMing be retagged?

My answer to this question about balancing combat powers has reframed it to be about being a new DM with new players. I've said why it's a bad idea in general, I've given some advice, but not answered ...
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Should we separate the [the-dark-eye] tag into multiple tags for multiple versions of the game?

There are multiple editions of the game "The Dark Eye" - 5 of them, to be exact. According to Wikipedia, 2 of them have (official) English translations, though TDE 4/4.1 had only a very ...
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Rename the [masks] tag to [masks-a-new-generation]

Since we can't make a system tag look different, when possible we should probably expand system tags so they don't look like common game terms. Masks: A New Generation is the complete text used in ...
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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e ...
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Does adding the system tag to this question violate the "never guess the system" policy?

This question: Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron? As I said in a comment, given that the question includes "2e Forgotten Realms" (provided for background context for lore purposes) and "we're ...
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How should tags for subclasses be used?

As we all know, D&D and Pathfinder have lots of classes, and tons of subclasses, and the same is probably true for many other systems that I'm unfamiliar with. Anyway, I've recently noticed the ...
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Do we need a separate tag for Numenera Discovery?

Someone originally asked about this in a comment on the question: Getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum in Numenera Should we have different tags for Numenera and Numenera ...
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Can we get a new question close reason for this new policy? [duplicate]

Based on the most highly upvoted answer to Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy, it's pretty clear that this policy is here to stay. One of the things I hate about how the ...
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When should we apply the [targeting] tag?

targeting can be a very general tag, because basically nearly every spell/attack etc. involves a target. Should we only be applying targeting when the querent specifically mentions targeting? Or is ...
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy [duplicate]

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. Sometimes ...
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What tags should questions get?

In the comments on this question I noticed a discussion, and on visiting chat I saw someone already talking about it. Here are the relevant comments from the question's comment section: One more ...
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Should the [shooting] tag be burninated (or synonymized with another tag)?

The shooting tag currently has no tag wiki/excerpt. It's not entirely clear to me what the specific purpose of this tag is that's not covered by existing tags. It seems weirdly specific, and yet ...
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What is the [reality-check] tag? Should something be done about it?

Currently the reality-check tag exists on three questions: How Should Speed and Range Affect Hit Probability? Non-Cinematic DR of Advanced Body Armour Using the slide recoil of a semi-auto pistol as ...
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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

Today I noticed that we have a pixie tag, relating to the D&D creature (mostly about 4e, although there's one 5e question too). I know we shouldn't create a separate tag for each spell, as ...
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Should something be done to/about the [action-economy] tag?

The other day I found out that the action-economy tag exists. And upon looking further, it currently exists only on 14 questions (now 17, with 2 having been added to questions by other users), some of ...
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - shape-water - and added to the ...
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Are CR calculation of homebrew monsters questions homebrew-review questions?

This is coming out of this question asking for a check on the CR calculation of a pair of homebrew monsters and the subsequent encounter with them. I retagged it from homebrew to homebrew-review, but ...
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Psychic tag clean-up

Per this discussion, I’ve cleaned up most of the confusion with psychic. The only step discussed that I haven’t done is synonymizing psychic with the new psychic-class, as I do not have the requisite ...
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How can we tag the different Polaris games?

I have just bought a new RPG called Polaris so I looked up the polaris tag on the site to see if there were any questions about it. All of the results appear to be for another game called Polaris ...
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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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When is it OK to assume the system without it being considered a guess?

This question was asked by a new user today. The terminology is clearly referring to D&D 5e, and they even link a related 5e Q&A. However, I still proceeded to ask the user that we cannot ...
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What is the [psychology] tag for?

I've noticed the psychology tag on a few questions (it's up to 11, at the time of this posting). It has no tag info/wiki, so it's not obvious what exactly it's meant to be used for. The questions ...
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What is the [character-development] tag for?

We have 23 questions with the character-development tag. The tag has no description and by looking over the questions I'm not getting a good idea of how the tag links them. What does the tag ...
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Can we add a "please tag your system" on-hold message? [duplicate]

This question has a common problem where a new user is unfamiliar with the requirement to tag questions with the correct rules system (e.g. dnd-5e). The question was put on hold, but with the generic "...
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Is [published-adventures] a meta-tag?

I've noticed that we tend to add the published-adventures tag (for dnd-5e questions, anyway) to any question that also has the tag of a specific adventure, such as out-of-the-abyss or tomb-of-...
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Should we have a tag for Wendy's Feast of Legends RPG?

Wendy's has released an RPG called Feast of Legends. It's a hilarious and incredibly good parody of D&D but it's also a legitimate RPG in its own right. Should we have a tag for it or just enjoy ...
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Please delete the misspelled [pronounciation] tag

I have accidentally misspelled pronunciation and thus created a meaningless pronounciation tag. I do not know how to (and probably do not have the privileges to) delete it. Apologies to the ...
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Should the [patron] tag be merged with the [warlock] tag?

There are currently 9 questions tagged patron and all of them are also tagged warlock. Do we really need a separate patron tag?
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