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Is a question asking about a specific list on topic or not?

Bounded list questions are currently on-topic But that doesn't necessarily make them 'good' questions. But 'good' is also a very subjective thing. For some, these may be akin to "read the book to ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

I think one issue is definition, what is an "Easter egg"? One dictionary describes an Easter egg (in this sense) as a hidden feature in a commercially released product (such as software or a ...
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What are list questions?

List questions are as Shog9 describes in the Meta Stack Exchange question you linked, What is the definition of a list question?: they're the types of questions from our Don't Ask which lead to ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

The question invites speculation. My biggest concern about the question is less that it solicits a list answer or multiple unrelated answers, and more about the type of answer that it asks for. To ...
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Are questions of the form "what are all the X with property Y" on-topic?

We have a 'too broad' close reason. We should use it more often (and more on things that are broad, not just things that are hard). These questions are usually pretty terrible in a down-vote-worthy ...
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Is this question about invisibility a list question?

No, it's not a list question, because it does not ask for a list. The question asks what is the earliest level where invisibility is possible. It asks for a minimum quantity, which can be measured ...
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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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Is a question asking what WoTC-published, D&D 5e classes are available a viable Stack question?

I don't have much of an argument to make other than the reasoning in the linked meta, and the good reception the two linked canonical-list questions have gotten. But here it is, for people to vote ...
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(Not) closing question for Spells with Concentration vs Spells with Thunder/Lightning Damage

The other question is a tool recommendation that was asked before tool recommendations became off-topic. I have voted to close accordingly. Note that in both cases, the question could have been ...
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(Not) closing question for Spells with Concentration vs Spells with Thunder/Lightning Damage

Also keep in mind that "these other questions aren't closed" doesn't mean they're good questions. They might be from e.g. 2010 before we were clear on stuff. They may just have snuck by. Mods don't ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

Questions about Easter eggs fall too closely to the bad side of designer-reasons to be stackable. The one necessary feature of an Easter egg is that it was placed deliberately by its creator. As such, ...
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(Not) closing question for Spells with Concentration vs Spells with Thunder/Lightning Damage

It was originally closed because it was asking RPG.se to create a list, but it was the kind of list that would continue growing over the years. A list question that needs regular maintenance for its ...
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