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Yes, the small caps you're using are bad for machines. People also may have issues with them. AceCalhoon pointed us in comments to a question on Super User about the usage and purpose of these glyphs. The top answer explains they're not intended for usage as regular written text, and that trying to use them that way breaks stuff: Those characters are not ...


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Close and delete the post because the sockpuppet was used to bypass a posting ban. Then let a new question on the topic be asked organically again--perhaps by someone with a good answer so they can SAQ it, perhaps by someone else much later. (For a less drastic solution, see my other answer, separated so folks can vote for each uniquely.)


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It was unclear and mostly wrong and showed a lack of expertise Note that all of this, more or less, was brought up as suggestions for improvement in the comments under your answer (by multiple people including myself). In general, if you are wondering why you are getting downvoted and there are comments pointing out flaws in your answer, they are often ...


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The question lacks cultural context The question provides no setting information that would enable answers to address the question directly. There is nothing in the question that explains, for example, the setting's history of slavery, how the setting's slavers treat slaves, the setting's attitudes toward slavery and freed slaves, or even the cultures of ...


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It depends on whether it's about RPGs or not Questions here must be about RPGs. That's the site topic, and it's a hard requirement for questions. That goes especially — not less — for questions about things that can be about RPGs or not about RPGs, depending on the context of the problem behind the question. Things like dice are RPG tools, but not all dice ...


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Questions asking about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics might more likely belong on another Stack Exchange site (e.g. History) than here. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself … Would an RPG expert give me a better/different/more specific answer to this question than a Historian, Geographer, etc? If yes, then feel ...


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I'm one of the people that voted to close your question. @GreySage's comment on your question pretty much nails it, but I will elaborate. Honestly, I think your question is awfully close to being off-topic for the site: it strikes me as an idea generation and discussion question ("Help me come up with ideas to do X"). To me, it seems like you're asking us ...


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Support why they are correct Add the full rule context and explain the rule to the best of your ability. Usually these kind of questions come from a misunderstanding or lack of comprehension of the rules. You should try to clear up their confusion as well as directly answer the question. If possible draw parallels to other rules from the system that use ...


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TL;DR: This is a nice question and has useful answers but it's an unbounded list/poll question with clarity issues. It should get a historical lock because it's still a useful reference despite not being a great fit for the Stack. What's this question about, anyway? There's a conflict between the title question and the body question. There's a question in ...


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The question is off-topic because it's a very bad fit for the Stack Exchange's resources (crowds of experts) and mechanics (voting-based evaluation and sorting). The Stack Exchange is founded on the wisdom of crowds: multiple people give answers based on their expertise in the subject, then the voting of other experts lifts up good answers and pushes down ...


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My opinion is that we should purge the answers. Designers are the only appropriate source for designer questions If OP wants designer reasons, the only authoritative answer we can give them is going to be based off of designer guidance in some way. Designer guidance directly addressing this issue (or an answer based off of related designer guidance) is the ...


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Seems Legit to add it Taint appears to be a mechanic that does have special properties. We've got other tags based on mechanics. Don't see any issue why this shouldn't get it's own tag.


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Why the downvotes: It's a perfect downvote magnet I don't know why all those downvotes were cast specifically, but over time I have noticed some trends as to what sorts of questions attract downvotes more easily. Voters hold questions and answers about sex to a very high standard, since sex is a subject that can easily be mishandled. Great questions/...


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You shouldn't. Questions are always weak when they don't solve a real problem the poster has. You want to add artifical limitations to get the question open, but those limitations are totally random and may or may not apply to someone with the actual problem. Don't ask questions because "you think it'll be a good resource for people." It won't, it'll be ...


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I would assume all the downvotes are for people agitated that you seem to be deliberately trying to reinterpret English, logic, and/or math to rules lawyer an advantage. I’ve downvoted it for the same reason. The question is not helpful content for the site. Did you “do something wrong?” Other answerers say "no" (IMO just because they don’t want to ...


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"How long did X take you" is clearly not a good Stack-question. Because every answer is equally valid, so there's no way that voting helps, there's no "good" or "bad" answer, &c. (I'm aware that's not the question you asked, I'm just trying to think through the gradations, here.) "How long does X take" is not obviously bad in the way the above would be. ...


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There are actually 4 deleted answers to that question (which takes 10K rep to see). 2 of those answers are from brand new users, 1 is from a new user that has the associated bonus rep, and 1 is from a fairly new, low rep user. None of the 4 answers submitted answer the question asking about canonical behaviour from Anima Beyond Fantasy sources and instead ...


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No we shouldn't. It doesn't look like the restoration was deliberate though, but instead just an edit conflict while the OP was only trying to add a new paragraph. (I've noticed the automatic edit conflict detection doesn't seem to be as sensitive as it used to be.) I've re-removed the image and added a note for where they are taking the stats from.


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Thank you for taking this to Meta: comments on the question itself were clearly not a productive channel for improving your post. I need to clear up one misconception above: you say that a member of the community put your question on hold. That's not true. Five members of the community put the question on hold. As one comment pointed out, only the most-...


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You need to show a problem that needs solving. The question was too much of a rant. I read that question twice asking myself "where is the real question". So you need to take one aspect of the issue and dissect it. In Stack questions, objectivity is king. Death to the author. Your opinion is worthless. Stick to the facts, and show us a problem that needs ...


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I see no reason to take extra moderation actions to guide him when his response to SevenSidedDie's clear rebuke was: Sorry for that. I'm a bit of a goof-head sometimes (but I have other qualities). Next time I have a goal in mind, I'll ask for the goal itself instead of each step separately. I'll make further efforts to respect how the website works. Good ...


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Yes they are. It's OK for a question to be unanswerable at the time it is posted as long as it meets all of the general requirements the site has for question quality. This happens most often for questions with the [designer-reasons] tag, which is generally included when a question asks why a system does things in a particular way. The only people who can ...


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The Q&As should be unmerged I'm going to attempt to not go too deep into the specific talk of the mechanics here, but these posts are definitely different enough that they should be different posts. The main reason is that there is a bunch of teleportation circle specific discussion that is unique from the general argument of what it means to be ...


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Go ahead! But please make sure not to just cut-and-paste, and that you do have this problem yourself (so that you are able to meaningfully answer any comments to clarify the question). Ask your own question in your own words, and all will be good.


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The answer was deleted because it didn't answer the question. When a question on RPG.SE asks about a particular TTRPG system, it's expected that the answer be relevant to that system. Without knowledge of the system in question, the answer's content is likely uninformed or irrelevant, and typically gets deleted. Although the question's title "Does Common ...


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In this case, the question should be undeleted Full disclosure: I cast the undelete vote mentioned on the question (before seeing this meta post). My reasoning was following the help section on deleting questions, namely the following part: If your question has good answers, though, it's not fair to have those answers removed along with your question: ...


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The F in your iterations of Let Us Discuss This Further appears as a white box for me. Kind of a case-in-point: if this is happening to me, it’s happening to others, it’s degrading the readability and accessibility of the website, and therefore it should not be done. This site does not offer any feature that will correctly render small caps, and faking it ...


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Doppelgreener's absolutely right that "looking for ideas" is a poor formulation, likely to be poorly met. I think they're also right in their third paragraph, that there's a formulation of your problem that could be met with great expertise. "only one way to find out..." I'll say one different thing: I don't view question closure as a stigma, or a ...


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I agree, there's no clear answer present in the duplicate target. Your questions are substantially the same: "when during a fall do I get to do stuff? How soon?". On that basis the duplicate closure is more or less the right decision. (It wasn't closed as already answered, it was closed as being substantially the same question that should get the same ...


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This tagging's OK. It's not the “wrong” game tag. We use [dungeons-and-dragons] when the question isn't about any one edition in the series, which is normal for history questions about the series, but can also be the case for other questions. In this case knowing it's D&D is relevant, but we didn't care which edition when it was asked because just ...


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