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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

A hard and fast "follow this to the letter" rule is unnecessary and counterproductive. Instead we apply principles of site design which we've learnt through years of experience are the best way to ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

There's two expectations going on you're running into: If you're attempting to partially or completely solve the problem, exclusively do that in an answer. from Should users refrain from answers (or ...
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Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it?

There are a lot of different RPGs out there (and a lot of editions of a lot of RPGs), and a lot of them use the same keywords, names, and – in some cases – book titles. As such, guessing what game ...
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How to deal with answers based on the wrong system/edition?

We should respond to these answers the same way we do to any other answer that is wrong or to any other "answer" post that doesn't actually answer the question: Since the answer is wrong, it should ...
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Why did another user edit my post?

We are an edit-happy community The goal of RPG.SE is creating a repository of questions that have received high quality, expertise-based answers. This influences much of the site’s design and ...
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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

It's well established SE-wide best practice to ask one question per post. You can read this post and its linked posts on meta.SE for all kinds of why. When to ask multiple questions in a single post ...
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What does it mean for a question to be closed?

Closed means it is temporarily blocked from being answered Questions get closed because community members think it shouldn’t be answered in its current state. See below for more on that process. Do ...
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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

To understand why we require what we do of answers, there's an important aspect we need to clear first: RPG.SE is a Q&A site, not a traditional forum A traditional forum is a place for a ...
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What are the rules and policies of RPG.SE?

On Rules, Policies, and Practices Unlike a number of traditional forums and other places, RPG.SE (and other stacks) don’t really operate on a set fixture of hard rules (we have some, see below), we ...
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Why is it a problem to ask what other people have done in their games?

Ask us to solve your problem, don't only survey us for our experiences As a Q&A community, RPG Stack Exchange focuses on practical problems you may face. We're interested in questions and ...
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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

(Reposted by request from Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?) The biggest benefits here have little to do with questions. It's about the ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

From a previous Meta answer by mxyzplk Now, "but the hapless questioner could use that info!" In nearly all cases someone posts the same information in a (much more comprehensive) answer. Or take ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question? A good question about avoid asking multiple questions in a single post. However it has been somewhat mitigated ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment? This question is really more about partial answers and how to handle them. There is some valuable points and ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Should question titles be formatted as a question? This has several answers that some good advice on how to create good titles for the questions on our site. It also hosts some discussion on some of ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

You can edit answers. If the tidbit is really a tidbit which clarifies or amplifies an existing answer, a respectful edit that adds it may be appropriate.
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What Do We Do With "Read The Book To Me" Questions?

As we pretty much agree there are various kinds of these questions. Let'S call them numerical: I don't understand Rule X on [Topic]. How does it work? I know there's a rule for [Topic] ([at Location])...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it? A good concise Q&A on why we ask for the game system and a discussion on the available methods to do so. Useful to link to new ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

What does it mean for a question to be closed? Another help-centre question, this one is about question closure and explains what it really means for new users.
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer? This help-centre extension Q&A focuses on what "not an answer" means and touches on some of the common terminology used to provide ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Why did another user edit my post? One of our help-centre targeted Q&As that aims to explain the basic approach to collaborative editing we have as a community.
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

What are the rules and policies of RPG.SE? A solid explanatory Q&A that looks at how we use terms like "rules" and how that differs from "policies" or the way other sites might ...
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