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I don't think we should. There's a few reasons. We're still in a mess with designer reasons: lots of people are over-sensitive to determining a question is designer reasons, but really the only thing that wasn't working is “explain to me their thought process behind why they did that.” The mod team has had to reopen a lot of questions incorrectly caught ...


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Personally I'd like to see a way to edit bounty text, even if it's just for 5 mins a la comments, and for the page where you enter the bounty to 1) display a preview, and 2) to inform you about the doubling of bounty amounts.


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Agreed: That this is useful to know and would ideally be mentioned somewhere discoverable. That a brief editable period for bounty text would be following the Principle of Least Surprise. Disagreed: That it should work differently otherwise. The asker of a question has only a tiny bit more authority over the question's answers and whether they're good or ...


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I think this slightly misunderstands why the answer was deleted. (And, for the record, I'm not sure I agree with the deletion. But that's prejudiced by my friction with the "never tag the system" practice that was recently re-upheld by the community.) Problem is, seems to me: your deletion is a bit of a bank-shot. It's not that RPGSE has a policy ...


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The comment formatting section of the editing help pages lists all the available shortcut links you can use in comments, including [help] for the help center. As of posting that is: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Super User Meta"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) a Meta site. [...


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It can only be edited by the elected "diamond" moderators Most of the help pages aren't editable at all (excepting CMs/devs), however the On Topic page is editable by diamond moderators. That means the community doesn't have means to edit, nor suggest edits, to that page leaving it entirely in the hands of diamonds. So, we would need to remember to ...


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Unfortunately, Help pages other than (part of) the on-topic page are static and can't be edited. Brian's statements are useful though and we should probably fold them into a more directly topical FAQ about comments, such as Why are site comments being deleted?, or (perhaps even better) a new faq-proposal like “What should I (not) do if I disagree with an ...


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I agree - I think there should be a link to FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, which is the master list of general how-does-it-work FAQs (the lazy man's version of documentation) in the standard part of our FAQ section. Even diamond mods can only edit the "What questions should I ask here" part however - the rest is off limits to us. Down at the bottom there's ...


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Fun tidbit, we actually just discussed a very related issue in a meeting of the Pro-tem Moderator Council. Though the On Topic page is one of the few help pages dimaond moderators can edit (as explained well by Someone_Evil), the reason why the rest of the pages cannot be edited, in large part, is because unified wording allows SE Inc. to roll out wording ...


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Do it in a similar way of Game recs. In the section "Before you ask your question, though, consider the following:", we have the following statement about game recommendation: If you're looking for a game mechanic or technique that does thing X, ask for how to do X, not for "games that have X". Asking for a game, or a list of games, is a ...


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Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. If we do not know what the question is, answers cannot possibly answer it. Fundamentally, the question cannot be answered in such a state. Any answer to such a question is subject to deletion per this rule. There doesn’t need to be another one. And this question was unclear: it did not ...


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If you bounty a question, you used to be able to award it to an answer you posted (even a self-answer on a question you posted). You wouldn't get the rep from the bounty, but the added attention from the bounty could well get more rep than that from upvotes due to the question being featured. Furthermore, the blue "+ \d" notation would appear beside the ...


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According to How are "Suggested Tags" chosen?, the ones below the tag field are generated by analysing the text of the question as compared to our existing questions. I haven't found how the one in the sidebar is chosen, but I expect it's something similar but based on all questions we get. That one is there before the asker starts typing, so it's general ...


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Nevermind, I just figured it out. It's [help], which is converted into the text "help center".


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