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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas

I believe changes to scores in policy metas should be observed as reflecting the ongoing, developing will of the community. Leaving these metas open and unlocked is useful for gauging that will, and I ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Proposal to reboot our forum list

Curate, update, and consolidate existing list into one article What I always intended for that list was to consolidate all of what it had collected into a single large post with a more natural ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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What is the process for establishing and maintaining policies?

Answering the individual questions Note that these "answers" are informal and reflect what I have seen occur in the past with these types of situations; they do not reflect what has always ...
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Checking in: do we need any updates to our Citation Expectations Q&A?

There is room for subjective, experience-based answers to objective mechanics questions. Sometimes, they are necessary. There is one particular section of the citation guidance that I think could be ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Would it be helpful to have a Question Workshop thread?

I don't think we workshop questions often enough to warrant a dedicated thread The advantage to having a question workshop thread as I see it is if it is already done a lot and you need to condense it ...
Someone_Evil's user avatar
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How shall we frame our upcoming revisit of the Don't Guess the System Policy?

Once a re-re-revisit is posted, lock it for a week. This lets people draft up answers and prevents things like Fastest Gun In The West. It means that there will be an exact time at which the question ...
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What's next for the issues raised in the community check in?

If you want to address a specific point from the check-in, you would open a Meta discussion on that specific point. With an eye towards what would be different about your new Meta if one exists on ...
mxyzplk's user avatar
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How shall we frame our upcoming revisit of the Don't Guess the System Policy?

Wait an arbitrary (at least a month) amount of time until a clear winner emerges Obviously, having voting end after a day or two is nonsense. Some people, who are active community members and have ...
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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas

On second thought... is this important? Don’t Guess the System is almost certainly due for a revisit regardless, and not only is it the only example of this that we have—it’s also just about the only ...
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How to show the most recent community consensus in meta?

They’re not really duplicates. Just looking at the two question posts, the “revisit” is a terrible candidate for the Q part of “FAQ”: it’s long and detailed and not asking the direct question the FAQ ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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What is the time/protocol for enacting a meta decision?

There's no hard line on this Whether a meta discussion is mature enough to have achieved consensus is a judgement call. And a big part of that judgement call is gonna be the scope of the proposed ...
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Which metas should we draw more attention to by featuring?

FAQ Index for RPGSE We have an FAQ! It's full of questions tagged faq! It links to a couple-dozen excellent metas that cover a lot of situations users ask questions about!
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Proposal to reboot our forum list

Deprecate the forum list and start a new one Arguments for this course of action are presented in the question, I won't repeat them here. Here are the concrete steps I would take: Create a new forum ...
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Why is there an RPG.SE Meta question listed as an upcoming event?

It was a hack You'll find this covered in that question (and in the comments below), but to reiterate; We decided that the Revisit should be locked for a week before allowing answers. The decision to ...
Someone_Evil's user avatar
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How shall we frame our upcoming revisit of the Don't Guess the System Policy?

How shall we frame our upcoming revisit...? With an eye toward the actual stakes. Frankly, which way we end up going with DGtS isn't a huge matter for site health. Montagues argue that one way of ...
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Can and how should we advertise community games on meta?

No Meta is specifically for discussing site operations, it's not a main site where the rules don't apply. It's counterintuitive except for site insiders that anything besides site business would be ...
mxyzplk's user avatar
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What's the actual process around [faq-proposal]s?

There is no formal process. Something gets put on meta and if someone thinks it'd possibly be meaningful enough to be in the FAQ, it gets tagged with [faq-proposal] either at first or later on via ...
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Why is my meta rep briefly different from my normal rep?

The reputation on Meta is only updated once an hour. See for example My “Meta” rep on Photo.SE differs from my main rep on MSE. The highest answer links to "What is Meta?" in the Help Center, which ...
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What is on topic for Role-playing Meta Stack Exchange

Meta is for questions about the site itself In the Help Centre we have the article What is "meta"? How does it work?. (It's in the “Our model” list, visible if you click “View more”. It starts: ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Should we lock community check-in posts on Meta once we open a new one?

There’s another tool that you can use to determine what voting happened when: the timeline. (It’s that circular button under the downvote button.) For example, you can see that the answer “It feels ...
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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas

I think this is very much an important subject. I also think that trying to raise it at this point—when we have only one example of the problem, and it’s this example, and that example is very much ...
KRyan's user avatar
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What's next for the issues raised in the community check in?

I started writing a comment and then found it got too long. I'll bow and take blame for it going somewhat unsaid and ambiguous, but I (subconsciously) assumed that most of the ongoing process is ...
Someone_Evil's user avatar
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Where's the FAQ? I can't seem to find it

FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is our local (meta.rpg.se) FAQ. (It's basically an organized list of all the meta questions tagged faq.) Here's the rpg.se Help Center: https://rpg....
nitsua60's user avatar
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How are the meta FAQ supposed to be used?

This meta site is for many things, including (but not limited to) the following: Asking about content on our main site, Role-playing Games Stack Exchange (RPG.SE) Discussing policies for using the ...
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What is the appropriate way to bring community attention to unacted-on meta consensus?

Usually a meta is pretty effective, whether it needs community attention or diamond moderator attention. Flag the thing if it needs diamond moderator attention. If it's something regular members can ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Have links on Meta been rewritten for the new HTTPS domains?

Pace doppelgreener, I don't think it's exactly a problem with Community ♦ forgetting to rewrite domains. Rather, it was my custom at the time to use protocol-relative URLs just in case someone ...
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A Featured meta question isn't showing up as "Featured on meta"

Your hypothesis seems to be correct — duplicates are prevented in the Community Bulletin space, and the exact precedence is deliberate but not clearly explained. Probably, yes, it's just that being ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
5 votes
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I struggled to find a piece of documentation on the site; should I open a question that directs people to it and answer it?

We already have this, kind of. The help center is linked at the very top of our site’s FAQ Index. Additionally, we also have this Q&A: How do I ask 'good' questions? This seems to be ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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What's next for the issues raised in the community check in?

To quote the check in itself: This post isn't the place to workshop solutions - if a particular problem gets a lot of votes, we should open a new meta question to do justice to that issue. Solutions ...
Exempt-Medic's user avatar
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Which metas should we draw more attention to by featuring?

None of them. We have a faq and that's what's needed. Old metas, unlike old main site questions, are often just old and it's OK to open a new question instead of chiming in somewhere in the years-old ...
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