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Note: This represents my idea as a user, not a mod. Don't take this as any kind of official stance or suggestion that this is something the mod team are planning to do. Don't make it a re-visit Clearly this will be a re-visit, this is ground we have discussed before and it is impossible to pretend that hasn't happened. However I would like to propose we ...


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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 handling it causes net good for the site while Capulets argue that's a net harm. If we change the practice those will swap. (I'm a Montague, by the way. Forrealz: ...


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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 seen DGtS and formed opinions on it as it applies to this site, are not active every single day, or even each week. I suggest at least a month of time (which is ...


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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 will be unlocked and answers can then be posted at roughly the same time. People will probably have free time somewhere within a week to draft an answer, so ...


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Just let the moderators handle it. Someone_Evil has already asked us about what the mods are unsure about (votes changing ex post facto). We don’t need the formality you proposed in your answer. We elected them because we trust them to give guidance to the community when necessary, so let’s let them work.


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How we could do that: We should acknowledge that during the last year, we accumulated an overwhelming majority in favour of "Revert the policy, and treat these edits like any other." So we should treat it as our status quo in the regard of voting onus. Any Answer that advocates keeping the "Don't Guess the System" policy should gain a ...


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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 conceivable controversy where this would even be a concern. We simply don’t have policies as described in the question for much of anything—all of it is either ...


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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 currently unresolved—is simply not going to work. The arguments are not going to be appropriately separated from the specific example; the highest-rated existing ...


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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 believe it's important for telling us when we need to take another look at something and have another discussion about it. I'll get to a generalised proposal ...


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Lock the policy question once the matter is mostly settled. Locking a question prevents voting on the question and its answers, which would resolve this issue. Diamond mods can simply lock policy questions after voting has stabilized. If somebody really wants to make their voice heard on that issue after the question has been locked, they can put in the ...


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Citing materials is a way for someone who doesn’t know there are different editions of the game to tell us what edition they’re using. When I got into Dungeons & Dragons, I didn’t know there were editions. I went to my local game store and said “how do I get started with D&D?”, and the clerk said “Buy this” and handed me the Player’s Handbook. I didn’...


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Yes we can, and we shouldn't even need to ask this meta in order to do that. We already discussed that we should "let experts be experts". Stack Exchange isn't meant to run on absolute objective rigid adherence to black-and-white law, we're meant to be the people synthesizing our available guidance into considered and careful subjective judgement. ...


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