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Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

Deletion is entirely inappropriate Deleting answers has historically been, and should continue to be, reserved for truly egregious cases. When it says “Not an Answer,” that is very literal—it is for ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

On Topic I'd like to open with an oft useful distinction. A question being askable on another stack or useful to other fields is irrelevant to its topicality here. Our criterion is fairly simple (some ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

It should be closed. I initially voted to close this question, but then I retracted that vote and answered it based on the precise wording of the question at the time, with a fairly tongue-in-cheek ...
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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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Is this question about throwing hammers off-topic as a "campaign research" question?

I'll just reiterate/rephrase what I already said in the comments below the question. As written, the question does indeed ask about "historical precedence". However, I don't think that's ...
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Is this question about identifying a (5e) spell mechanic from the "Fantasy High" YouTube series appropriate for the main site?

That seems like a perfectly reasonable content-identification question. Linking to the source material is great, the only addition we'd want to see is that you also include a description in text in ...
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Is this question about a cast reaction to an in-character utterance from Critical Role on topic?

Live-play questions are on-topic The line between RPG-content and entertainment is unclear and constantly evolving. It's a new genre and unclear exactly what it is. Anything from from live-play, to ...
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Delete an unanswered question if I no longer need the answer?

I don’t think anyone’s going to undelete your question if you delete it. Even if they did, it’s not like you’d be “in trouble” for it or anything. You could even, if you wanted nothing more to do with ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

Yes Sure, I agree with my own comment there but let me offer even more of an argument: If we were to say that RPG books are not in any way special and thus not fit for this site, then I would ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

I think one issue is definition, what is an "Easter egg"? One dictionary describes an Easter egg (in this sense) as a hidden feature in a commercially released product (such as software or a ...
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How can I better formulate this question about Easter Eggs in 5e adventures to make it stackable?

The question invites speculation. I think my biggest concern about the question is less that it solicits a list answer or multiple unrelated answers, and more about the type of answer that it asks for....
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How do I ask statistics questions on this site?

When you ask how best to use a hammer to drive a screw, you have to expect some number of people to suggest using a different tool. You outlined your problem well, and it was clear what sort of answer ...
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Should I have removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag from this question?

I wouldn't have. The tag text is: For questions that are explicitly not restricted to any one particular system or rules, where the asker wants solutions to the question that are not directly tied to ...
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Is this question about readying an action to cast a spell from a magic item a duplicate?

Your question is sufficiently different and more specific to stand on its own Your question asks explicitly about something (concentration when readying a magic item activation) that was, at best, an ...
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Is this question about between-session discussion stackable?

What’s the problem here? What outcome are you trying to work toward? I can’t tell that there is a problem to solve here or a goal to aim for, so it seems like more of a discussion survey. Do you see ...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

It Is Clear Enough To Re-open The votes to reopen have it, at the time of this answer. I cast the final vote, and my reasoning is this: "Aspect of the Moon" is a feature of the 5e Warlock ...
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Oops, I reopened my own question

Why is this an “oops”? You intentionally voted to reopen a question, and the system interpreted the vote according to your level of site privilege. The system is working as intended.
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Did I incorrectly flag these posts?

I have not been review banned, but I did flag a bunch of those and they all got declined. Looking at my accepted 'NAA' flags, I'm not sure if I'm seeing a consistent response to flags by reviewers (...
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Is this question about throwing hammers off-topic as a "campaign research" question?

Sometimes areas of Stack Exchanges will overlap and that is okay. The linked question is a question about how to use history to depict to players of an rpg the verisimilitude of throwing a hammer (an ...
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Is asking about the design process of roll20 on-topic?

This is a design intent question, which is off topic. Roll20 designed a web based compendium of Wizards’ print material. As a part of this design, Roll20 made an interpretive choice by adding a “...
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How can I make this question about class stereotypes more specific?

Right now, that is very open ended My short description is that what you've written up is a reasonably good discussion/conversation start – the first post in a forum thread. Digging slightly more ...
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How do I ask statistics questions on this site?

Please add details and clarify the problem being solved. (This is an injoke about some site boilerplate text. Hang around a while, you'll see it eventually if you haven't already.) One of the ...
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Is this question about visualizing combat Stackable?

We have handled numerous questions of this type before, and this is a good example of a pacing question. As I am writing this, the pacing tag has fifty questions in it. Reading through some of those, ...
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My D&D 5e question about whether rounds are just for combat was closed, and I'm confused - a case for reopening

Muddled Question I was one of the close votes, and I voted to close after the discussion in comments (which is now moved to chat) because the whole things seems muddled. I don't understand how the ...
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Is this question about a cast reaction to an in-character utterance from Critical Role on topic?

The question asks about what I can only describe as the showmanship aspect of the production. No matter if it is scripted, directed, prompted, improvised or entirely free-formed: The showmanship and ...
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Is this question about throwing hammers off-topic as a "campaign research" question?

I would say yes, it is off-topic. Adding a reference to D&D (or any other game system) to the question doesn't really change the question. The question could be asked as "Do thrown hammers, ...
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Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

A perfect example of why we shouldn't pin the highest voted answer to the top Hold still folks, because I've got opinions and have been waiting all week to have enough time to unload them! For this ...
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Did I incorrectly flag these posts?

Yes, these were incorrectly flagged. [Sorry this took a while: since this meta post raises the issue of whether we, elected moderators, are handling these similarly we took some time in our mod-chat ...
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Was this edit too substantial?

Sorry for causing so much trouble, i have accepted the edit as it is now.
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Was this edit too substantial?

Yes, this was an edit too far The original form of the question asked the following: Now, I was wondering what was the reasoning behind the choice of making a single initiative roll at the start of ...
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