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Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

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 ...
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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

I understand the frustration. I really, really do. But it's not what votes to close are for and we don't need such an option. There is already a tool designed for "you didn't RTFM": the downvote ...
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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?

Something like this tag placeholder might work well: tag which game you're playing, if any (such as: dnd-5e, world-of-darkness), max 5 tags This requests the single most important thing to know: ...
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21 votes
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How about we make Stack Exchange into an RPG game?

We appreciate your enthusiasm for the site! However, major chunks of this proposal are infeasible for either one or both of these reasons: The proposed change is not technically feasible as it would ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

Yes, let's do this. Make the d6 use numbers instead of pips. Theory background. Using text to represent graphics isn't really accessible, and tends to be done primarily because it “works” for people ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

(Foreword so I can actually sound trustworthy as I write about this: I've been an accessibility developer for the past few years doing things exactly like this.) We don't actually have to change the ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

I like the dice badges, and I appreciate their minimalistic design: they're dice if you look (the RPG.SE banner d20 is right there for the comparison) but they don't call attention to themselves. I ...
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MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts

I support this. MathJax would extensively help a lot of our posts. Server-side performance isn't an issue because we're a small SE, like others that already have MathJax enabled. Client-side ...
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Removing downvotes?

Mods can’t and didn’t cancel any votes here No worries, mods are unable to affect votes. That’s not a feature or power we have. Votes are sacrosanct at RPG.se and people can vote however their ...
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A better banner

No. Why? Because this isn't a problem we have. We have what, one person every 2 or so months come and post a CRPG question? And usually they are pretty incoherent, and they've ignored all the new ...
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

We don't have a tag for them because they're off topic. From the FAQ What kind of questions can I ask here?: We do not include[…] Choose Your Own Adventure–type books, even if they have ...
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Why are Questions marked as ON HOLD allowed to have an answer chosen?

They have no bearing on each other, so there's no reason one should affect the other. Just like we can vote regardless of close status, and close regardless of votes, accepted answers and close status ...
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Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

This is a solid idea, but it's not something RPG.SE can implement: the default close reasons are shared by all Stack Exchanges. Each site gets a few custom slots for its own close reasons, but we can'...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

We can't actually edit that part of the tour just for this site, so this is a Stack Exchange dev thing. But, also, no. The tour shouldn't be updated to say that. This isn't necessarily a “generally ...
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Can/should we include the system tag requirement in our tour?

As you found in comments, there's only three places we can edit in the tour: the blurb at the start, the sample question, and the on-topic/off-topic lists. This doesn't fit into any of those. I'll ...
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Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat?

No. Stack Exchange is probably never (ever, see meta.se) going to have a private messaging system. Private communication methods exist for official moderator business, but that's about it. Remember, ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

Make the Badge icons we already have even better. I've taken the liberty of creating a few mockups of possible badge designs that keep to the dice format while maintaining its linework at lower ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

There are two downsides, one technical and one communicative. The technical issue is that we've used up our allotted number of custom close reasons: we get three, and we currently have board/card ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

Went with ^\d+(st|nd|rd|th)?-?(e|ed|edition)$ just to discourage obvious work-arounds:
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Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

Disclaimer since there seems to have been some confusion: yes, the proof of concept is fairly ugly. That doesn't matter, it's just a proof of concept - it doesn't have to look nice, just prove that ...
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

I wonder - would it be effective to "shield" new members from reputation hits based on downvotes of their first question? Give them a little extra grace to work out what we're about here before ...
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

"We" apparently can't, but individuals can. On a given occasion, any individual who provides close votes, down votes, or comments on a new user's question can choose to engage in a warm and ...
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

Yes, I think our interface should advise users to include a system tag. They don't always need one—many social questions don't need a system tag—but we should have something hinting they should ...
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11 votes

A better banner

While you could choose to see our top banner as "video gamish," and you might think that if you're unfamiliar with table top games, it's actually rather reminiscent of the types of art pieces you see ...
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11 votes
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Why don't we award a rep point for a helpful comment that improved an answer?

This won't be implemented for a few reasons: We don't control the software. This would have to be altered at a very high level by Stack Exchange developer employees. The purpose of the reputation ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

While they are dice, if we're going to change them, we might pick different types of dice for the different badges. A triangle (four sided die), a square (six sided die) and an octagon (12 sided die) ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Some of these ideas have already come up in the same or similar forms in Stack Exchange's history. Many have gained no traction or been firmly rejected; there's a reason they aren't part of our system ...
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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

Although I completely agree with the sentiment behind this request, I can't help but worry a little about how exactly we would judge which questions should be closed for this reason. What is obvious ...
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10 votes

Can there be recourse for answers to deleted or closed questions?

Since this would require SE-wide changes to the site's functionality, I went to meta.se to see if it's been suggested there. It has. Ironically the question itself was closed as a duplicate--the two ...
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