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Officially stepping down as moderator

Well, I for one would like to say Thank You! You did an excellent job by us, and we are grateful. All the best!
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How is the community doing? [2022]

The repeal of the "Don't Guess the System" policy has been exceedingly successful. The Don't Guess the System Policy was repealed on September 3rd, 2021. The process was relatively free of ...
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What good are the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

They're in our Q&A system for sites like Stack Overflow where it's much, much harder to get upvotes. SO for example has 65k Tenacious badges and 26k Unsung Hero badges. After so little engagement ...
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How is the community doing? [2022]

D&D and Pathfinder questions continue to comprise nearly 90% of our questions. Year D&D PF Total D&D % PF % D&D+PF 2016 2756 948 4499 61.3% 21.1% 82.3% 2017 3566 1300 5664 63.0% 23....
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How is the community doing? [2022]

Activity is dwindling. Users with the 25K privilege Access to Site Analytics can see for themselves: over the last five years (pulling a number out of my wool in order to ensure we're not overwhelmed ...
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Should I accept an answer to a homebrew-review question if I think I might be biased?

You are free to accept any answer that you like, even when it has 20 downvotes. From What does it mean when an answer is "accepted"? Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and ...
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Officially stepping down as moderator

Thanks for being a great co-mod! I'm sorry to see you step down as a moderator, but it's totally understandable – it can be a stressful role, and life must come first. You did a great job as moderator;...
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Officially stepping down as moderator

I felt a great disturbance in the Force... You have been with us for years. You have been a cornercube we could rely on. And you have been here for all of us. For that I want to wish you So Long, ...
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How is the community doing? [2022]

Rule intent questions? It is a bit disappointing how long it has taken to get a verdict on rule intent questions. The scores settled on the meta over two months ago, with votes currently sitting at an ...
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How is the community doing? [2022]

As far as I can see, my reasons for no longer posting here have not changed. I come back every few weeks and up/down tick question or answers of interest to me, but can no longer see the point in ...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

It Is Clear Enough To Re-open The votes to reopen have it, at the time of this answer. I cast the final vote, and my reasoning is this: "Aspect of the Moon" is a feature of the 5e Warlock ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about clarifying the rules, given that the table accepts a specific interpretation of an ambiguous rule?

These should work I don't have any examples to hand (I'd welcome them in comments), but questions which accept a specific ruling, or which has a specific house rule (up to homebrew subsystem), and ask ...
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Is the general form of a common question a duplicate of the specific forms?

We try to not deal in general questions While there can be some utility in general questions, having a specific question is basically always gonna be better. They have clearer scope, can deal with the ...
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Is creating duplicate signpost questions wrong?

Signposts and Pointers I think it's useful to split up some terms here, because there are two very different situations you're gonna run into. I'll acknowledge that we use signpost kinda loosely, and ...
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I struggled to find a piece of documentation on the site; should I open a question that directs people to it and answer it?

We already have this, kind of. The help center is linked at the very top of our site’s FAQ Index. Additionally, we also have this Q&A: How do I ask 'good' questions? This seems to be ...
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Workshopping a question about Dispel Magic

I, too, long for a better dispel magic, and suspect that someone somewhere has something better than what my table has come up with, or at least something that would help us improve. However, I am ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

Several of the answers at the question What do strategy vs tactics mean in tabletop RPG combat? [closed] talk about the classic distinction between military strategy (broad policy choices that ...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

Five years later, and even the archive.wizards.com links are down. I've searched high and low for the content, but it's nowhere to be found (at least not in official places). This mostly affects ...
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I struggled to find a piece of documentation on the site; should I open a question that directs people to it and answer it?

We Already Encourage This, Exactly From, Can I Answer My Own Question? Yes! Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions. If you have a question that you ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about clarifying the rules, given that the table accepts a specific interpretation of an ambiguous rule?

Here is an example of such a question: How can I bind a draconic spirit? This is what I said: Whether the combination of summoning/conjuring and binding works isn't the question; the GM has ruled ...
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Workshopping a question about Dispel Magic

You also ask: I'm also wondering if, before posting the question below, it would be a better idea to post a separate question: "At a table where fun consists of advanced planning around the ...
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Officially stepping down as moderator

Rubiks, Thanks so much for your service to the community. I remember your amusing icon from my earliest days on RPG.SE. No doubt there's some precipitating story involving a plastic gadget, a hiker ...
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