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Nope, leave it in place. Someone could search with phrasing more similar to what you used than the original. See : SE Meta: If your question is closed as a duplicate, should you delete it? SE Meta: Do not delete good duplicates!


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Go ahead! But please make sure not to just cut-and-paste, and that you do have this problem yourself (so that you are able to meaningfully answer any comments to clarify the question). Ask your own question in your own words, and all will be good.


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Leave it closed until the OP comes back I've thought about this from a lot of potential stack-philosophy angles, but I keep coming back to what I think is a very compelling practical reason not to reopen this question without confirmation from OP: it has potential to make a mess and no significant benefit. Consider what would happen if, after editing the ...


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No You should not delete questions closed as a duplicate. Those serve as signposts to the primary question and can help those thinking of the question in a different way discover it. You could delete questions closed for other reasons - but why? If the system wanted them deleted for being closed, they’d get deleted once on hold turns to closed. Note ...


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It’s currently long enough to dissuade reopen voters from re-reading a niche question written about foreign (non-RPG domain) technical concepts. It’s also written at a much higher grade level than necessary, making it much more likely to exceed the recreational reading grade level of your desired audience (reopen voters with only passing interest in a niche ...


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It is too broad. From What types of questions should I avoid asking?: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. This question you've asked is the second kind of question. It is not actually a ...


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While it's "OK," you want to do it with caution. See What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify? for a related discussion. Guessing, even educated guessing, runs the risk of changing the question into something it isn't. However, while it's closed is the best time to do this - that gives the poster ...


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The question is fine, it's the answers that are the problem This is a tough thing to make the call for because the problem doesn't lie in the question itself. We handle these types of questions, and even encourage them. What we don't do is allow bad subjective answers where this becomes just another forum of unsupported by experience opinions. When a ...


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The requests for clarification in the comments (now the chat) are entirely reasonable. Is this really a request to bake these two builds off at level 20, or is this a build that will be "grown through" over the course of a character's life (in which case lower level weaknesses should be taken into account), and is there any guarantee it'll reach level 20? ...


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Go ahead; we'll probably delete the original after you do.


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Edit that dirty so-and-so's question to unduplicate the new question. Hello, it's me, the author of that older question. I agree with Vylix that this solution is the most beneficial to the site, and I wouldn't mind an edit to focus my question around Investigation, as that was the impetus for asking. The original question (that I now see isn't as clear ...


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OK, to address what I think was going on with that question If it had been framed as a bounded list question, it would likely have been OK. The problem with the question (initially, IMO) is that it wasn't well framed but that is no surprise. New user. Closing a question while we dig into "what kind of question is this?" is often a good idea. Engaging ...


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When your question was closed it had the following content: I'm not sure if this is on topic, but as far as I'm aware Lomion, the online Monstrous Index of all 2e monsters, qualifies as an online resource and at present it is down. Are there any alternative online resources to the site that have all the ADnD 2e monsters? This looks a lot like a tool ...


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They’re only superficially similar The two questions are only really similar is asking for build advice in their current versions. They’re different in ways the Stack cares about: The one that was closed needed editing and was closed for good reason. The scope of what askers (and voters) are being asked to consider is dissimilar And if the closed question ...


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It has been reopened after an edit. Hopefully, that closes out this meta.


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The bigger question can't be answered well because there is no good answer. To paraphrase that big question from the original: If I end up again in a situation where everyone else at the table agrees that the actions I want my character to take violate what everyone else knows to be the campaign's idea of common sense, how can I resolve the situation ...


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If you think that a question that was put on hold shouldn't have been put on hold,—if your reputation allows—vote to reopen it. That said, my comment suggested revising the question so that some binds were included because I personally found the idea of compiling, evaluating, and summarizing all the ways a wizard could cast one or more extra spells per day ...


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First question was definitely Opinion-based at the lead, but the body was not. There a few issues in this question that need to be addressed: It's a second hand question The person with the issue isn't posting. It's someone else. This can create a translation error for the problem as we don't have a first hand account of either side of what's actually ...


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This is a really straightforward question: the two classes are nigh-identical, so you really only need to compare a few details, the faster progression of the wizard vs. the arcanist’s greater spontaneity being the big one. Neither has any particular impact on “what you want to do with it,” and therefore the questions asking for those details—normally ...


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I can't speak for everyone who voted, but I voted to close for exactly the reasons you've given here: Most of the answers are just opinions. That's not necessarily the fault of the question, of course. It may well just be because you were unlucky enough to get into the Hot Network Questions list.


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People seem to be getting really hung up on the terms "Evil" and "house rule," neither of which are really relevant to the question. It probably doesn't help matters that the question had the [alignment] tag for a while. We should remove references to house rules (this is more a social contract thing). And consider changing evil to "jerks," "maniacs," "...


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The question's been reopened now.


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This is a proposed revision - The problem is with the basic last question, not sure how to phrase it to not get a lot of "Well, only the players can tell you that" type of responses: I have been DM'ing for a few years, and due to my upbringing I prefer to run games that don't really allow for what I consider to be evil acts in game. For me, that means ...


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The original question is too opinion-based, but can be remedied And I mean the first version of the question. The question was asking for experience, which the answerer must provide, and how it turns out. The missing part is "measure" which ranks the best answer, and that only has been partially provided by "not remove player from the group". This is a ...


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It cannot, it is too broad. Questions here are designed to have a best answer, not lists or brainstorms. ‘Random lore about dark being bad’ is an unbounded list. Sorry, wanting to just learn more about a subject is laudable but does not fit our Q&A format.


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Thanks to the community working together ... ... it's open again. Teamwork for the win! This answer is provided as requested here.


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Just as a bit of food for thought, you say, The closed one was from a beginner, the other from a valued veteran1. 1) I really hope this is not the main reason for the different treatment. and I think, to an extent and from a certain point of view, it’s a major reason, though certainly not the sole reason, or the main one. But what I mean is, there ...


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The Monk question originally straight-up asked for opinions and that is what 4/5 votes to close were for. Do you guys think its worth it? Should I just go straight Monk since I don't get Sneak Attack, and plan on getting Mobility anyway? Would it be better to just go with Swashbuckler and skip the Mobility feat? That was 100% valid. The Max-languages ...


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The first thing I'll say is that your post is for 3.5 edition, whereas the other post is for 5th edition. Now, we don't have a policy, formal or informal, that says "homebrew posts are under tighter scrutiny for 3.5e than for 5e" (or anything similar). But it is worth considering that the scope of a question can vary by edition, where questions that have ...


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The questions aren't really duplicates now because the other does not answer this one Doppelgreener's excellent meta answer on how we determine duplicates here at RPG.se gives three conditions that all must be true to be a dupe. However, currently this question fails the second condition: Question B has an obvious answer to Question A. Obvious here means ...


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