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Is it good to use a Q&A to help other users discover a system?

You can ask real, relatively specific questions (and answer them) Quoting from Brian Ballsun-Stanton's answer to "I want to write a Q&A: how do I go about doing that?": Find real, ...
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Can we respond to a closed recommendation question by self-answering another question?

To SSD's points: Does [this Q&A] avoid the problems, and so make it ok? It might. If nothing else, it's a new approach to an old problem: users want to ask game-rec questions, users want to ...
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Is it good to use a Q&A to help other users discover a system?

No, do not use a self-answered game-id question for this We don't do game recommendations any more, and trying to "sneak in" game-rec questions as game-identification will just end up causing trouble ...
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Can we clarify Game Recommendation/Shopping questions further?

I've added the following summary to the top of Are Game Recommendation Questions On Topic, Revisited: This means the following kinds of questions are off topic: I want to play (details) ...
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What actually is a shopping question?

This question seems to imply that the terms "shopping question" and "game recommendation" are synonyms. A game recommendation is exactly what it says, a question asking for a recommendation on what ...
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Does asking for a list of reference books within a typically interwoven set of systems that contain a specific rule count as "shopping for games"?

Game-recommendation questions were closed because everyone kept just recommending their own personal favorite game system for every question, and didn’t back up those claims the way we needed them to ...
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Community Cleanup Duty: Game Recommendations

We are equipped to handle this through community moderation. We have pretty low volume review queues here. SSD wrote in this answer: Reviewers can just take bites out of it, and bow out when decision ...
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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

The question does not have enough details; close it Is the OP looking only and specifically for the site that they remember or will any similar site fit their bill? This is unclear, and as such, what ...
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Can we respond to a closed recommendation question by self-answering another question?

No, it is not acceptable. This just turns us into a weirdly encrypted discussion forum, where newer questions can be used to sub-rosa answer previous closed questions. The problems with this aren't ...
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Can we respond to a closed recommendation question by self-answering another question?

I posted the "responsive" question and answer. I don't think there is harm in it (obviously, or I wouldn't have posted it) but I'm not sure it was the correct course of action. We probably don't ...
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I really don't think this question on how to get feedback on homebrew material was a shopping question

Asking for how to get feedback is fine How to get feedback is fine. Asking how to get feedback is fine because it's something we can handle, with voting for the objectively best experience-backed ...
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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

This question is on-topic We have plenty of similar questions that are open: Comprehensive list of WOTC D&D 4.0 products? Where can I find a list of Monk Prestige Classes? Is there a ...
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Is this question about a site listing absurdly powerful D&D 3e/3.5e characters really a recommendation question?

This question is off-topic Both link-only answers and tool recommendation questions are off-topic. This question is asking for a tool (a website) and one can answer it with nothing more than a link. ...
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I really don't think this question on how to get feedback on homebrew material was a shopping question

They can get their question reopened once it fully reads as “how do I get home brew feedback” (though that is a dupe IIRC) instead of being a site-rec. We’ve discussed how to ask about your problem ...
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What actually is a shopping question?

Based on the answer of Saladani, two basic criteria can be formulated. "Shopping" questions are: Questions that ask for a recommendation of any kind of product that meets given criteria, has a given ...
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Questions tagged [game-recommendation] still show the old banner

Yeah, that's an artefact of the way banners work and the fact that they were once on-topic. The short answer is that flagging and close votes is the only way to deal with it effectively. The long ...
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