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If someone asks a question about it, we can have a tag about it We have tags for other jokey systems (or at least one, see dungeons-the-dragoning), but tags can't exist (for more than a day) without at least one question with that tag. So if someone asks a question about Feast of Legends, then the tag can be created.


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This is a thing with some languages that aren’t English. Most languages have their own punctuation rules to follow. (French, for one example, mandates a non-breaking space before most punctuation other than periods and commas; for another, Polish mandates a comma in places that English forbids a comma.) English has its own rules for punctuation. And ...


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No, it does not. In a clarifying comment by CesarM (the user maintaining the FAQ) he states (emphasis mine): We recommend that you use gender-neutral they if you don't know the person's pronouns. That's a recommendation, not a CoC violation. However, if you use "he" as default and someone asks you to refer to them by something else, please start ...


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Bounded list questions are on-topic But that doesn't necessarily make them 'good' questions. But 'good' is also a very subjective thing. Folks can think "Hey, I like this, it's useful" and give it a +1. Others may think "Hey, this person is just asking us to do the work for them" and give it a -1. No one is right or wrong. It has nothing to do with how ...


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Improvement is better. If you really think that the information that @illustro pointed you to would improve your answer, definitely incorporate it. We want to create the best resource possible for the millions who will come after the original querent, and we know eyeballs drop off exponentially as they travel down the page. So, by all means: get the best ...


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Too Many Words for a post notice: be concise Let's do some liposuction on the proposed post notice: Answers should be supported using evidence and/or experience. See citation expectations for subjective answers and guidance for subjective answers. Please cite experience (your own or someone else's) to show how your solution worked out in practice. This ...


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The purpose of GS/BS is to enable meaningful voting behaviors. That’s it: to make sure that the Stack Exchange system actually works, actually filters out noise and highlights strong signals. Can an expert judge the quality of this answer and how well it will likely help those who have the question? Or is impossible to judge because it’s just an expression ...


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Sure, add the tags. Tags are free and useful. If we have three questions about Ultramodern, that’s two more than are needed to justify that tag. We have plenty of tags that started out their existence on just one question, and never gained more than a handful. There’s no harm in creating esper-genesis, and it might or might not grow, like any new tag.


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Don't try to manage the tag featured in the page title, or which tag comes first. We can't manage those very well and they will usually be a bit wrong or weird. Finagling the tags to try to make sure the right one will show up where you want it will in all likelihood wind up making the question itself worse somehow. Just apply the tags, let the system do ...


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I do not like the assumption that answers are not drawing on experience. My experience with being pestered about explicitly certifying that my answer is drawn from my own experience is that I don't like it. That practice has mostly put me off answering questions. Additionally, it has not led to positive interactions with mods or other users. Evidence of ...


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published-adventures is not only used on questions with tags for the specific adventure; see Where is Sturnheim?, for example. One example, though, isn't much of an argument, so let's take a look at 160+ other open questions about published adventures outside of D&D 5e. (D&D 5e being the place where we've most-commonly seen individual adventures' ...


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It would probably be better if you focus on what the books and/or other specific sources have to say, since otherwise this question may be seen as inviting speculation and thus closed (or it might, in actual fact, start attracting speculative answers and then closed). A question like that is unquestionably allowed here, even if the real answer is “they don’t,...


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For me: No I think its pointless because: OPs are unlikely to find it - there is no way that this "canonical" question could stand out in a search from all the myriad of non-canonical ones. it seems inherently too broad since the list of things Wish can do is boundless it can't have a canonical answer and so is primarily opinion based For you: You do you ...


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Speaking for the citation expectations meta I wrote, something seems to have gotten lost in communication. That's on me, I should've made it clearer. Specifically in the second paragraph I say this: You do not need to cite every sentence, but citation of various statements and positions may be expected and requested by your fellow community members. By ...


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Your first question is probably fine Bounded List questions are on-topic and this question would by definition be bounded. It's probably not a great question and I don't know how popular it would be with vote (I expect at least a few downvotes) but it shouldn't get closed. The version of the question that asks for a website is definitely a shopping ...


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Personally, I think it's fine. Your wording and verbiage isn't quite how I would do it, but that's a subjective matter. The meat of your question seems reasonable and I would try to answer it. 5e leaves a lot of the "fluffier" (more story based) elements of the game up to interpretation, which leaves room for questions. And that's why we're all here.


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Yes, we should edit the tags There was some initial discussion about simply renaming the existing homebrew tag to homebrew-review and retagging the smaller subset of tag, but it seems that that isn't going to happen now. So yes we should start retagging the old questions with the wrong tag. However we should do so slowly. There are over 600 questions with ...


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I've rolled back the suggested edit, as it's not clear whether the suggested edit was by the same user that made the original post. While you might be right that it is the same user, you yourself have realized it could be a different user "hijacking" the post inadvertently in an overzealous attempt to improve it. Because it's not obvious whether it is the ...


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Tool questions are no longer on-topic Per this question, tool questions were deemed to be off-topic Are tool recommendation questions on topic? As such a question about LARP Apps no longer would be a valid question to ask on the site, hence the historical lock. I agree it should be deleted. I agree that the question as-is should probably be removed ...


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There are a few options: Find a working current version of the linked page Find an archived version of the originally linked page (e.g. on the Wayback Machine) If you can't fix the link yourself, or if you don't have time, leave a comment to let the answerer and others know so that someone else can fix it In this particular case, I've found an archived ...


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Moderator proposal: All answers must be supported by citing evidence or experience. Please review our citation expectations for subjective answers, as well as our guidance for asking and answering subjective questions. When recommending a course of action, you should cite experience (either your own, or someone else's) of how your recommended solution has ...


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The question's been reopened now.


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Good subjective bad subjective is sufficient for a good answer, but not necessary. I find getting prodded on the issue unpleasant As detailed in a previous answer about this issue. At least a few others find it unpleasant as well. Some examples of good answers that don't explicitly certify personal experience Good answer without attesting personal ...


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An advisory rather than a warning This answer could be improved if you were able to cite experience (your own or someone else's) to help users judge whether it fits their situation or not. This post provides excellent advice on how to do so.


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Just to demonstrate: I have marked this post with our current “citation needed” post notice. It currently covers objective citations perfectly well. The post notice we're asking about will be a sibling to this one, and will be applied by a moderator when a post strongly needs subjective citation added (for example: “here, try this to fix your social issues, ...


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Update: Done! Background This looks like a good candidate for blacklisting. It's the sort of tag a person might reasonably assume was useful, but doesn't really add anything to question. At 102 questions, removing the tag is right on the edge of being reasonable to do manually. Looking at the discussion here, I think I can safely eliminate the tag from ...


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How would you like it if you asked "Can I mount my electrical outlet upside down?" And my answer was Yes, if and only if you comply with NEC 216.15 Note 3. (nothing further) And then you're like "WTH, why should I have to spend $125 on a copy of the Electrical Code?" And we say "Because it's an essential resource for anyone doing electrical work."...


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Character development is a narrative term: it's literally developing someone's character further. That means learning more about them through expressing new things, or their character changing their ideas or behaviours, among other things. It's not mechanical, so it's not covered by those tags, although it may have mechanical ramifications sometimes. One ...


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It can probably go. After recommendation requests were (re)made off-topic, it was standard operating procedure to close and lock them when they were bumped or otherwise discovered in the course of using the site. We didn’t want old off-topic posts showing up on the front page every time someone corrected a typo, but we also didn’t want to actively go hunt ...


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Yes, go ahead and edit them as they come up (or edit the backlog slowly) Background I previously said that we would rename homebrew to homebrew-review and then retag all the appropriate questions back to homebrew. We had several reasons to sit on this and wait. One was that at least some of the mods had concerns about how the tags were currently defined. ...


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