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Should RPG.SE enforce not enforcing a specific standard for handling gender pronouns?

Yes, mostly Changing "him" or "her" to "them" without really strong reasons should be declined during review as "no improvement whatsoever". If done by an user ...
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Asking about "mooning"

Whether it belongs on Stack Exchange is a normative question rather than a legal one, but my personal opinion is that the linked question is acceptable. The Question includes some discussion of the ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote an answer that may have been good at the time it was posted, but is now incorrect?

Definitely Just as it's appropriate to change the accepted answer to your question that was once correct, it is appropriate to downvote a once-good answer. However Before I do this, I would first ...
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Etiquette for revisiting an old question

No question is too old to answer, and there's no stigma against giving a good answer even if it's to your own question! As counter-intuitive as it may seem, the Stack Exchange isn't really about ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

Nope, leave it in place. Someone could search with phrasing more similar to what you used than the original. See : SE Meta: If your question is closed as a duplicate, should you delete it? SE Meta: ...
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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?

You may have met a troll (intentional or not). Don't worry, the Stack's got you covered. This is actually really easy: you do nothing. Nothing different to normal, that is. All the habits you've ...
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I'm worried I'm not being believed, but I'm telling the truth. What can I do?

In Stack, one of our principles is to take everything at face value. I think we should not assume malice and stick to the text. I have engaged with you in comments on several of your questions, but ...
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I'm worried I'm not being believed, but I'm telling the truth. What can I do?

It's part of life. The pattern of questions does seem suspicious, and, to be frank, with a username that starts with "B.S.", that trips people's troll meter. There's no way to validate this online, ...
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Asking about "mooning"

I think this is fine As stated in the original question's comments and cited in this meta question, we have previously permitted questions which involve rude gestures the likes of which would only fly ...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

It comes down to that we're having some problems with IPS.SE users undermining the domain expertise of RPG.SE, and dissuading users from asking interpersonal questions here. I removed your initial ...
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Question flagged as too broad, but I got an answer I liked... what now?

You can just leave it as-is. If you have more specific questions to ask, you can follow those up via posting new questions. I don't want to delete since I like that answer and would like to let ...
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Editing an answer to change a mistaken vote

I'll examine that from the lens of something that will actually happen: just generally making downvotes we might later wish we hadn't. Most of the time, just live with it; if the answer's any good it'...
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What if you agree with an answer, except for one part that is not really on-topic but you find very wrong?

That sentence is appropriate, on-point, and on-topic for responding to the question, so I'm going to put that aside and focus on the "I think this bit of the answer is wrong/unhelpful" part. In ...
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How can I encourage a user to improve their grammar without being rude?

Just edit their answer/question and in the Edit Summary write "Fixed grammar. Improved syntax.". I'm not a native English speaker and I had noted that in Worldbuilding SE a lot of people edited my ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

No You should not delete questions closed as a duplicate. Those serve as signposts to the primary question and can help those thinking of the question in a different way discover it. You could ...
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What is expected/customary procedure for crediting info from comments?

There's no formal (or informal) policy, but it's usually nice to do As the header mentions, there's no real policy around this. When someone suggests a change in the comments, the answerer sometimes ...
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When making welcoming comments, should I include my own opinion on close reasons?

It's better to start the discussion early and point new users to useful resources than to have no discussion and their question suddenly closed. You think you are only one of many - what if others ...
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How can I encourage a user to improve their grammar without being rude?

I like to update the post to my liking and then comment. "I have made some/moderate/major changes to your post. Please look over my changes and confirm that the question still captures your intent and ...
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How can I encourage a user to improve their grammar without being rude?

Words are hard, especially when multiple are used in combination. Everyone wants to be understood and everyone's trying their best to express themselves well. This means they probably don't need ...
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

Once comments are actioned they should be removed. Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes and we don't keep them around longer than we need them. If a comment requesting clarification or suggesting ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What is expected/customary procedure for crediting info from comments?

I asked an extremely similar question nearly 5 years ago, shortly after I joined the site, and, since then, I've adopted a couple of behaviors: As comments are both ephemeral and nearly the only form ...
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What is the etiquette for adding supplemental information to a good answer?

Comments Suggesting additional information to an answer is what comments are for. We accept their use for certain other things, but this is what they are primarily for. The hover text even reads: Use ...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

Let me TL;DR this for the casual reader. RPG.SE handles all kinds of interpersonal questions that are RPG related (as we handle a variety of topics which overlap with other areas, some of which have ...
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What is the site's policy on cross-tag possible duplicate questions?

This comes down to whether or not the system really makes a difference to the content of answers to the new question. It may be that there are 5e specific mechanics that are applicable to the ...
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What if you agree with an answer, except for one part that is not really on-topic but you find very wrong?

Use comments to raise objections where you find them. I've been leaving comments on the site to a variety of answers and questions, explaining what issues I have with a given answer or question. ...
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What is the site's policy on cross-tag possible duplicate questions?

If they are true dupes vote to close, but usually they're not. Link the related question in a comment, as you have. We don't delete those comments. Go participate in the other question yourself, ...
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Necro-Closing Spam

Closing off-topic questions is not trolling and I would avoid calling it such The people who are voting on questions through the queue are voting how they vote because they genuinely believe it is the ...
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Editing an answer to change a mistaken vote

If you were going to do this, yes you'd make a trivial edit, undo your vote, and then edit it back to its original state. Probably best to make it just whitespace, not with your name in it, though. ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote an answer that may have been good at the time it was posted, but is now incorrect?

Maybe! You can vote however you want. That said, saying that all the site's users should also cast their votes a certain way in certain situations is an overreach. Users aren't ever under any ...
Hey I Can Chan's user avatar
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Necro-Closing Spam

No one is trolling anyone. In a comment below this answer, doppelgreener wrote: Since I'm being quoted here, I will add that I have been repeatedly vocal that we should not be hunting down old ...
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