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Deletion is entirely inappropriate Deleting answers has historically been, and should continue to be, reserved for truly egregious cases. When it says “Not an Answer,” that is very literal—it is for cases where the Answer in question is literally not an answer at all, to anything, but instead is another question, or some kind of commentary, or otherwise ...


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One of our recurring stress points recently within the community has been over differences in how different community members interpret close and delete guidelines. As a diamond moderator, you'll be navigating this issue from a position of additional authority. How do you think you'd approach this situation?


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Recently we had a situation where one user was performing a series of actions that the community disagreed with; users regularly flagged these actions and complained to moderators to do something about it. However, based on the Code of Conduct, Help Center, and consultation with a CM, it was clear that the single user's actions were not the problem. As a ...


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The tag name [medicine-and-drugs] sounds fine and good. English doesn't have a good name for this joined concept that isn't loaded with implications one way or another. We're fine with [this-and-that] tag naming: see food-and-drink for example. I wouldn't worry about the poison aspect. Nearly every substance is fatally poisonous in sufficient quantities, ...


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Yes, one week is stunningly short. I'd like to see the nomination period extended to 2+ weeks, and that includes in this present election we are having now. For many users the beginning of the election is the beginning of the process of considering whether you even want to be a mod, a question that may not have crossed their minds. (At least, not in the ...


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A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?


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During moderation, you'll run into conflicts with community members over how to handle a situation. Unlike them, you'll have unlimited capacity to unilaterally close, reopen, delete, undelete, etc. In your view, what's the proper way to handle a situation like this as it escalates (though it hopefully doesn't)?


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We don’t define Fair Use; a court does. Until something has actually gone to court, there are only the would-be plaintiff’s arguments why it doesn’t qualify, and the would-be defendant’s arguments why it does. Images aren’t “special” with respect to Fair Use—they are copyrighted material, which means the copyright holder can control their use by others, e.g. ...


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What is your - personal - idea of ideal moderation and in what ways does it conflict with the Stackexchange's A Theory of Moderation?


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In your view, what role should Meta have in guiding and governing site practice and community moderation? What do you see Meta doing well, and where do you see that it may be harmful?


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Do you believe RPGSE needs best practices and guidelines, or policies? Please explain. Context: In the past four years, the defense of "It's policy!" has been harmful to the user experience on this site.


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Often moderators are power users of the stack. Accepting moderator duties means doing less of the things you do daily. Many moderators don't feel like they have enough time to do their duties and still use the stack like a normal user. That's fine - they are volunteers, after all; however, it does push moderator duties to the wayside. How do you feel about ...


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Disclaimer: Since I first posted my answer, there have been a few good answers and comments that have highlighted how the version labels may be useful. I feel that they have solid points, but I still stand by my views presented in here and have hopefully updated them to present my viewpoint better. I feel it'd be a neutral change at best, and is far more ...


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It all depends on how we apply it, and at best, it is an unexciting feature. Willuwontu describes why it might be a bad idea to apply it to editions, but I think that is an incomplete picture about how we could use the feature except for books -which is a good idea. We have a few systems in which errata frequently changes the outcome and sometimes even the ...


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A user flags as spam or rude and abusive/votes to close/votes to delete/indicates in some other way they want your (or your friends) post to be closed or deleted. What do you do, and how do you respond?


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It feels strange to change an election process during said process I agree that a week is very short. If this question had been raised a month ago, I would be completely on board to adjust the current process. I also agree that future elections should have a longer nomination process. However, the idea of changing an election process during said process ...


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Let us contextualise this election and accurately look at how much time we had to prepare for it. On September 7th, I asked, "Should we think about elections?" On the same day, our moderator confirmed the upcoming election. That was 1 1/2 months ago - 6 weeks of preparation time. Due to the kind comment of our staff, we even knew the exact starting ...


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Yes! But before we change anything, please remember that there are humans on the other side of these accounts This isn't an easy post to write because there are a lot of strong feelings in this election, but I feel just as strongly that everyone needs to remember that there are real people with real feelings on this stack - who are all here to have fun and ...


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This feature might be useful for some RPGs but not others The main problem is that for some franchises such as dungeons-and-dragons and pathfinder, each edition is a completely new game that is only loosely based on the previous one. As such, each question should be tagged with the specific edition, and there would be no need for version labels in answers. ...


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A perfect example of why we shouldn't pin the highest voted answer to the top Hold still folks, because I've got opinions and have been waiting all week to have enough time to unload them! For this specific instance, we have a querent who is asking a question about what happens in the Forgotten Realms (FR) for a town that gets attacked by a dragon. The ...


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Becoming a new moderator can be daunting, but is also a big opportunity. What are you worried or fearful about in your transition to becoming a moderator, and is there anything you're looking forward to? Is there anything we can do to help support you in those areas should you be elected as a new moderator?


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What is the purpose of tags, and how should we curate them?


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A lot of attention recently has been brought to the general limitations of Meta as a reliable means of deciding, collecting, and disseminating our practices. Discussions are general, theoretical, and tend to focus on best-case or worst-case scenarios, and in any event receive relatively limited attention and can fall out-of-date quickly. These problems and ...


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Usability of a version-tag system breaks down for games like the world-of-darkness The World of darkness has generally 5 editions. first, 2nd, revised, 20th anniversary and starting with Vampire, 5th. The engine behind the World of Darkness, the Storyteller system, has undergone relatively minor changes in the first two editions, some more extensive tweaks ...


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Not all questions under the same tag would benefit, but others would I hadn't planned on answering, as the existing posts are all very reasonable and seem to make good judgements on the matter. But then I came across this question: How to improve my descriptions of the health status of monsters It's got an edition tag of dnd-5e, but the answers should be ...


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Yes, I want dark mode on RPG.SE I don't really have anything else interesting to say, nor do I have any knowledge about what it takes to implement it. I'm leaving this answer to simply measure support for "Yes, I want dark mode".


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Just sharing that I use the Samsung Internet Browser with its built-in dark mode on my mobile device. Here are some screenshots: Main site in light vs dark mode: Meta site in light vs dark mode:


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