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Let's at least throw the basic "Make sure to specify your system" on there There are three spots on the new ask page which I think can benefit from telling (new) users to specify their system (and I think we'd rather have it up once too many). First, as new users will see it, in the welcome modal. (italic here are the bits we can't change which I've ...


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Your edit to make it system-agnostic substantially changes the scope of the question. When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question? says this should be a new question, not an edit. Accordingly I've rolled that question back to revision 16, the version that was about D&D 5e. Originally you ask: It seems the game developers consider ...


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What the policy says As far as I have gathered, the main point of this policy is to not edit a question to give it a system tag when the system is not 100% clear from the context. This is merely a specification of the generally accepted fact that editors should try to enhance a post without changing its message. Apparently, with no source I can find, people ...


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Make a generalized question with a canonical answer, then link all new questions of this type to it. I think that this is typically what's done about these sorts of things, and evidently small variations of this question keep getting asked regarding different class/level combinations - so I'd suggest to make a single generalized version of this question ...


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Answering your own question when you've found the answer is fine, and even encouraged: there's even a badge for it! The Ask Question page has an “Answer your own question” checkbox available for a reason. :) Generally it's received very well in the following situations: You have asked a question about an actual problem you're dealing with. Soon after ...


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I dropped it as a comment, and then in chat, but really it should be an answer. Be warned: I'm suggesting we do a little bit of work, at the same time as I'm overloaded with some wfh/homeschooling things and don't know that I'll actually be able to help out! Post a "I need help quickly transitioning to online because of CoViD19/pandemic restrictions. Where ...


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Consider how policies like these are perceived to new users. It's confusing. This isn't how other SE sites work, this isn't how tags are supposed to work. Claiming that mentioning "Adventurer's League" and "Sage Advice" isn't enough to determine the system is hostile, their first experience with the community brushes on sealioning. We seem robotic and cold. ...


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Separate argument from explanation. The question contains two things: one is a completely valid question with explaining how this became to be an issue, the second is an answer to the question that builds an argumentative structure that answers the issue. You should separate the argument from the explanation. The difference is in the intent: an argument ...


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Do nothing I don't see a reason to intervene or do anything in these cases. If folks want to do this or feel a need, that's fine. Others can downvote or upvote or not vote accordingly based on which answer they like or if they feel another answer doesn't add anything to the discussion. That's kind of how the system works, and I'm not sure why there is a ...


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There should be additional guidelines in the community wiki answer for asking homebrew-review questions In the previous question, MikeQ brought up an excellent point that the best homebrew questions show their work. As such, I think that the community wiki answer for writing good homebrew-review questions should be amended to include a requirement for self-...


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MikeQ brings up a good point that "do the thinking for me questions" should be avoided. I agree with this sentiment, however I think that we should carefully consider whether a question actually fits this description. An inexperienced homebrew designer might simply lack the knowledge to see certain issues with their designs, and while it may be true that ...


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Are you looking for a solution in search of a problem? You say "homebrew questions get a significantly higher number of downvotes compared to other questions". Except they don't. This query shows the number of questions, the number of downvoted questions, the downvote rate, the mean, median and maximum scores by tag for every tag with more than 50 ...


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Poorly balanced isn't low effort, but there can be other signs that imply that it is We all make mistakes, and homebrewing is a really good opportunity for making mistakes. So coming up with and working through an idea is likely not going to result in an immediate success. Which means that a poorly balanced homebrew isn't indicative of low effort. The ...


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Homebrew review is a "show your work" type problem. Homebrew content creation does not necessarily require a master's understanding of the underlying system. While experienced designers to produce better results, we should not discourage those with limited experience or foresight from trying to create new things. Homebrew review is important because ...


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I see no reason to These questions are interesting! In fact, I just awarded a bounty to aaron9eee for starting them up. We have always had and allowed questions about lore, history of Subject X across editions, etc. This is no way different and I personally find them interesting. If you don't like them, downvote if it makes sense for you. Otherwise, just ...


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I wish it were possible to have mandatory tags, like in meta. In meta, you must specify one of the dark tags (e.g. discussion) to be able to post it at all, unlike the lighter "normal tags" (e.g. user-discussion). If we could have all system tags (I guess we'd need to include tags that are used in place of specific system tags in some cases, such as ...


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