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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

A hard and fast "follow this to the letter" rule is unnecessary and counterproductive. Instead we apply principles of site design which we've learnt through years of experience are the best way to ...
BESW's user avatar
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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

Not just rules Just to get that misconception out of the way first: this isn’t a rules site. We handle many types of questions, so long as they can, in theory, have a “best” answer. We allow answers ...
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I have multiple questions about the Slow spell in D&D 5e. Should this be one post, or two?

Two separate questions. You are asking how the spell slow interacts with two totally different features from different classes, that do different things, and I can't really see that there is any ...
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Are "bonus question" allowed?

As can be seen by even this meta question, mixing up multiple questions in one creates a mess. Is asking about existence of a game on topic? Usually no, see Can we ask about the existence of a game? ...
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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

It's well established SE-wide best practice to ask one question per post. You can read this post and its linked posts on meta.SE for all kinds of why. When to ask multiple questions in a single post ...
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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

I saw your original post. It seemed easy enough, but there were a couple of problems as a question for this format of question/answer site, which has such a heavy focus on creating a big history of ...
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What do I do with a question that contains multiple questions in its body and/or title?

Generally these are signs of a problem with the question and indicate that it's not ready to be answered yet. When a question contains multiple questions that can each be answered independently, they ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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What do I do with a question that contains multiple questions in its body and/or title?

You should vote to put the question on hold and work with the OP to refine their question in both cases.
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If I have multiple questions about the same spell, should I make a separate post for each question, or group them into a single post?

It depends on the questions you have about it. Your questions should focus on one specific problem you're having. That usually means one question per question, but can sometimes closely interrelated ...
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Is there a rule or guideline stating that each post should only ask a single question?

(Reposted by request from Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?) The biggest benefits here have little to do with questions. It's about the ...
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Are "bonus question" allowed?

As it is at the moment of this writing, it can't be opened twofold: The Question-list-argument Lists of questions that are not tightly compacted, rhetorical or serve to show where confusion lies ("...
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If I have multiple questions about the same spell, should I make a separate post for each question, or group them into a single post?

My rule of thumb is, if I can make the question clearer by rephrasing two or more queries into a single question, then I should do that before posting. If I can't make it clearer by reducing it to one ...
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Should this question - about Extra Attack + Hunter ranger's Whirlwind Attack, and separately about Whirlwind Attack + Horde Breaker - be split in two?

Nothing for right now This question is currently over 6 years old and we haven't had an issue with either the question, the answers, or a new question creating an issue. Because of that, we should ...
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