49 votes

"Does It Break Anything" Questions

Yes, these questions are fine. No, actually, they are more than fine—they are literally exactly the sort of thing that makes RPG SE have value. We are supposed to be a community of experts who can ...
KRyan's user avatar
  • 349k
29 votes
Accepted

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
  • 53.3k
19 votes

Is the time right to ask about the events of early 2023 blowing up in Wizards of the Coast's face?

Speculating about the underlying causes of a lackluster earnings call from a company with a diverse product portfolio in very unstable economic times probably isn’t what we’re looking for on this site....
Thomas Markov's user avatar
18 votes
Accepted

When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question?

Yes Questions can be clarified, but new questions aren't clarifications and should be posted as separate, new questions. The correct course of action is to revert to the last version that wasn't a ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
13 votes

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 ...
mxyzplk's user avatar
  • 175k
11 votes
Accepted

What kind of edits are acceptable to a question after an answer has been posted?

This doesn’t have a firm, rules-based answer. I think it can’t have one. The question I ask is: Did this edit improve the question, or did it change the question? The answer to both can be yes, ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
11 votes

Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

I think that the scope of the question is fine, and is adequately defined. If the asker is interested in any word used in any setting, that defines a standard against which answers can be assessed. It ...
Upper_Case's user avatar
  • 21.7k
9 votes
Accepted

Should I narrow down this particular question about combat without opportunity attacks, or leave it as broad as it is?

Your edit to make it system-agnostic substantially changes the scope of the question. When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question? says this should be a new question, not an edit. ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
8 votes
Accepted

How should we handle this question that refers to information that's likely to change over time?

This particular question should be considered constrained to the list it offers up to early 2017. We should update its title to specify “up to March 2017” or “up to Tales of the Yawning Portal”. The ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
6 votes

Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

Well-scoped, but room for improvement I think the question is fairly clear, although more specifics are always helpful in narrowing down to potential answers that best fit the bill. Honestly, this ...
NotArch's user avatar
  • 125k
6 votes

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 ...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

When a Question changes, should answers change, too?

When a question changes, any answers that do not answer the new version of the question should be changed as well. There's a very simple reason for this: The purpose of this site is to provide useful ...
GMJoe's user avatar
  • 22.2k
2 votes

Is this question about alternatives to the word humanoid too broad or opinion-based, or is it well-scoped?

The question as written is appropriate for RPG.SE, and doesn't require any change. Although the question could be directed to other Stacks, it is acceptable given our current guidance. Currently it's ...
indigochild's user avatar
  • 18.9k
2 votes

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 ...
NotArch's user avatar
  • 125k
2 votes

How should we handle this question that refers to information that's likely to change over time?

I would start by asking the OP to update his own question. In this particular case, it's my question, and having been alerted to this, I'll update it over the weekend. If the OP gives no answer but ...
BlueMoon93's user avatar
  • 46.4k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible