A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.
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For questions discussing tags and their usage.
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primarily about questions - both on mainsite and on Meta. (If a more relevant/appropriate tag exists, it may be used alongside or instead of this one.)
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For questions primarily concerned with or seeking guidance for an individual site question.
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For questions about what topics and categories of question are on topic for RPG.SE.
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primarily about answers - both on mainsite and on Meta. (If a more relevant/appropriate tag exists, it may be used alongside or instead of this one.)
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for posts looking to raise meta discussions about specific closed questions, as well as for questions about the concept of a closed question in general.
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For questions on Meta about duplicate questions, when a question should be closed as a duplicate of another, and how to handle questions closed as duplicates.
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For questions and discussions about RPG.SE policy, or policy on the meta site itself.
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For questions on Meta that ask about homebrewed rules content for an existing system, particularly regarding best practices for asking, answering, and sharing such content on the main Role-Playing Gam…
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For questions primarily involving either the Stack Exchange chat system in general or specific chat rooms for the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange site.
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for discussions about the closing process itself.
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For meta questions specifically about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. This tag should ideally be used only when the question concerns D&D 5e as a whole, not simply on any meta question related to a sp…
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for discussions of our canonical and custom close reasons.
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For questions primarily asking about downvotes, best practices on when they should or should not be used, and how to handle being downvoted. (See also: the [up-votes] tag on Meta.)
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For meta questions primarily about RPG systems (e.g. system tags).
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For proposals to eliminate a tag by removing it from all questions using it (called burnination).
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For questions about the reputation system on StackExchange.
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For questions primarily about accepting answers, and best practices around accepting answers.