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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 ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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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: ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
20 votes

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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
14 votes

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'...
BESW's user avatar
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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Can the system let a serial voter know he or she shouldn't?

This has actually been discussed a few times on Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange: Why doesn't vote "fraud" provide some feedback? (MSE, 2010) Warn users that they might be ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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 ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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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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Why there is no notification for getting a downvote?

This feature has been requested before on the network meta: Display lost/negative reputation in topbar achievements. Despite the obvious support from the community (given the score), it was declined ...
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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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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
12 votes

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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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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 ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
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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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
10 votes

Can we have smallcaps?

Small caps won't be implemented at SE any time soon because they can't be represented in the flavour of Markdown used by SE currently, and all feature requests that require extending the Markdown ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
10 votes

Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

That notice is tuned to be as accessible as possible to all possible question askers and readers. New askers, and the overwhelming majority of readers, don’t know or care about the nuances of our ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
10 votes

Is it possible to create a tag referral?

Tag Synonyms How do I propose or vote on tag synonyms? Users with this privilege and a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. ...
vicky_molokh- unsilence Monica's user avatar
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

You don't need to tag a question to definitively identify the game. And I hope nobody's playing tag police when someone adds a tag to a question where the original querent specified the system in the ...
Glazius's user avatar
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Could a "young player" tag be relevant?

We already have this, I think! We currently have kids and the much less used teenagers, both covering real life social situations involving youngsters and slightly-less-youngsters. We can use the ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
9 votes

Voting down has to be revised

As part of the Stack Exchange network, RPG.SE's site mechanics are the same as every other Stack site: nobody on RPG.SE can change the voting system, we're just users of the system. Requests for ...
BESW's user avatar
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MathJax (LaTeX equations) for RPG.SE and Statistics Posts

This one slipped a bit in checking in on, but we've turned on MathJax for the site now. Based on Miniman's analysis, we've figured that we should turn it on with the delimiter as ...
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Notification of edits on questions you answered

We don't have an automated way for this to happen. Ideally someone making such an edit (or spotting that such an edit has been made) would leave a comment on your answer suggesting it needs an update,...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Can we have an Opinion deletion reason?

Those are optional automatic comments. You’re welcome to leave your own, manual comment, and then mark “No comment necessary.” We are not in any way restricted to those, and there aren’t really ...
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