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I don't agree that "anybody asking the first is definitely wondering about the second." But I do agree that anyone asking the first would likely benefit from seeing an answer to the second. That's why I hope you post the second question separately and slap a "related question:..." link onto each of them. The benefit I see to splitting them is that someone ...


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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 curate the quality of the Stack. I suggest you read Optimizing for Pearls, Not Sand to understand why we're tougher on questions than on answers. I found it ...


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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 based on facts or based on experience with a working solution. Or both. That lets us handle a much wider variety of questions than just rules questions. Check ...


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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 overlap in how those features work. These are good questions, and I can't find any duplicates on the site.


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The biggest benefits here have little to do with questions. It's about the answers. 1) When I post an answer to a 'question' that's actually a bunch of related questions, I have to address them all (at least, if I want to be a good site member); that's more work for me, not always possible to format smoothly, particularly if your 'related' questions turn ...


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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? Can you ask multiple questions in one question? Usually no, see 1 post - 1 question , is it a rule or a guideline or what? and What do I do with a question ...


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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 ? (Revisited) Therefore, we tend to vote multi-question questions as too broad to prevent all kinds of other work later when it turns into a mess of answers ...


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Piggybacking makes it easier to accidentally stumble across questions we didn't know to ask, but makes it harder to find questions we're deliberately searching for. However, that doesn't mean we miss out on stumbling across related questions. When two questions are intimately connected such that each can't be wholly answered without addressing the other, ...


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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 answered questions for people to search. The one-question-one-answer format means that if someone has a question like "can imps attune?", they can easily find ...


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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 are probably separate questions that should be posted as separate question posts. The thing to do here is leave a comment explaining that we need one question ...


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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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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 questions can be asked together. Our Q&A system's default is one question per question. We work best when you ask a single, discrete question to which people ...


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(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 answers. 1) When I post an answer to a 'question' that's actually a bunch of related questions, I have to address them all (at least, if I want to be a good site ...


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There isn't a right answer to this question. If all of the details of the question are interrelated, then you're in good shape to ask it as one question. However, if this is 4 general questions with one spell as the impetus, it should be four. As Brian says, if you've got something you're having this much trouble with, there's a really good chance that a ...


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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 ("Did I apply this rule correctly? Did I overlook a special rule?"), any question that contains questions outside of this manner that ask for an answer, is to be ...


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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 question, then I feel it would be clearer as two posts. The alternative to splitting unclearly combined questions is potentially multiple partial answers and/...


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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 just let it be. If it becomes an issue, we can deal with it, but there are lots of older Q&As that are still around because things were different. No need to ...


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