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No Here's the deal. Everyone (most people at least) know they can do whatever they want in their games. But they are asking a question not because they need someone to tell them "sure you can! make it up! let your freak flag fly!" but because they want to know what the game rules actually say, if only as a starting point. Therefore if the question is "...


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Be the small-games advocate on-stack you want to see on-stack D&D is overwhelmingly represented on the site, but I don't believe it's a result of any artificial mechanism to monopolize the stack for D&D. It's more a combination of: the actual larger audience for D&D - if you look at a general-audience convention like GenCon, D&D&...


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Ask Questions If there are things you don't understand, create a question, there are almost certainly others with similar queries. You add to the pool of knowledge, and are even rewarded yourself with some nice Rep!


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Spread the good answers to other places on the web You can provide links to useful questions and answers to other places on the internet. That spreads the usefulness of the stack's output, and it helps the stack attract more visitors. You'll also get a few badges as time goes on and more people click the links you offer. For example, the Publicist, ...


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It's possible to get at this kind of information with StackExchange Data Explorer. When users sign up, how many of them come back? This query computes the proportion of users active in the last 365 days who logged back into the site at least 7 days after they created their account for the first time. It turns out that, as of this posting: 80.0% of users ...


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Ask questions about non-D&D games you're interested in Answer questions about non-D&D games you're interested in Contribute answers without "D&D bias" to more general questions as well, noting that different games have different approaches (I do this) There's no value, and SE central won't support I'm sure, 20-question fragment SEs for low ...


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You can edit posts and ask questions If you are uncomfortable answering questions of the systems you know, then you can edit older questions/answers. Remember to follow the editing guidelines. Older questions usually feature problems with tags, if you are looking for a start. Important note: since you haven't hit the 2k reputation mark, your editions will ...


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That did strike me as odd, so I went digging in Community's review history, and found the answer. Obvious in retrospect, but I had to see it to understand it. This can be caused by a user being deleted, because all database activity of a deleted user is reassigned to Community. User A writes a post. Another user makes an edit suggestion. User A approves ...


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No Meta is specifically for discussing site operations, it's not a main site where the rules don't apply. It's counterintuitive except for site insiders that anything besides site business would be happening here, and it certainly doesn't make use of our format well (the reason it wouldn't be done on the main site either). Maybe instead start a LFG chat ...


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Sure! So, we're not free to share the specifics of the diamond moderator version of the site analytics with the public. And beyond that, we don't have a specific "bounce rate" metric. What I can say is that there's a healthy growth in new user rate, which is at an all time high over the last three months. There was a significant lull last Sept/Oct but ...


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Disable adblock on SE They don't sell ad space to malicious content providers and it helps them pay the bills.


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Lobby to restore game recommendation questions Yes, that is something that you can do. No, it won't be easy. Change never is. How to improve/maintain the quality-of-life of small fandoms in the face of a dominant big fandom on an open Stack Exchange? Game recommendation questions had a difficult time, and eventually died. One of the Great ...


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The General Answer To Your Question To give feedback on mod behavior, you would cite specifics in a meta question or an answer to a meta question about mod behavior, citing the behavior and why you think it's against the rules or otherwise undesirable. Not threadcrapping in a meta about something else, not on the mainsite in comments, not in comments on a ...


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Yes. I'm one of the chatizens mentioned in the initial question. I'm very much in favour of having a place on Meta where members of this community can find and organize games. The motivation for this is pretty simple: I find that the members of this community that stick around are generally people that I'd like to play games with. Currently, the only way ...


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