38 votes
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Should we rename the [adnd] tag to [adnd-1e]?

Don’t make adnd another umbrella tag—we don’t need another. dungeons-and-dragons handles that situation just fine, just like it does for questions across WotC-era D&D editions. There doesn’t seem ...
KRyan's user avatar
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28 votes
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We Need To Bring This To A Conclusion I did not have a specific solution to propose during the last RAW debate and I said "sure, let's give it another try." But this has failed. The tag is still ...
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25 votes
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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

Based on what Zachiel drafted up and Baskakov_Dmitriy's conclusions plus the What, exactly, is the RAW tag for? meta's answers, I suggest this as a possible tag warning: Questions about the rules as ...
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23 votes

Burninate [players]. The tag, I mean

We don't need it. I will agree with what was stated in the answers of the Worth of "GM" and "players" tags question. My opinion on tags is simple: if I go into the tag query, I ...
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23 votes
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Do we need a [disadvantage] tag?

Advantage/disadvantage is a single mechanic, so I think it should have one master tag. When advantage was made our tag name character limit was too small for advantage-and-disadvantage (26, 1 too many)...
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22 votes

Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

I agree with retiring the [rules-as-written] tag. Rules as written questions and answers on the site are fine and we as a community affirm they will always be welcome, but the tag sucks at its own job ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
21 votes

Murder -Death -Kill the [Civilisation] tag

All six questions look like they should have world-building instead. That makes civilisation a good candidate for destruction via synonyming.
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
20 votes

Burninate [draconic-bloodline]?

status-completed: the draconic-bloodline tag has been merged (but not synonymed) with sorcerer. Draconic Bloodline is like a subclass of sorcerer in Pathfinder and D&D 5e. Having a tag for this ...
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20 votes

Should "Do role-playing games have to be fun?" be closed?

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 ...
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Yes, rename it! But we don’t want the edition-less synonym confusing things. pathfinder should be renamed but without leaving it as a synonym. We should just not have a Pathfinder tag without an ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
19 votes
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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?

I think adding the synonym would be a good idea I am coming from a D&D 5e perspective here, where the term "sentient magic item" is favoured, but as such as user, I was unaware that the ...
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19 votes
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Yes, we should. To avoid confusion on the part of both question askers and question answerers. The use of edition tags has generally been very helpful for this site.
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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

I think it is a good idea and I think it should read something like this: A Rules-as-written question does not simply ask about the rules of a game. It implies finding out the most literal (even if ...
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18 votes
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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

Destroy it As it currently is, that tag seems to have two uses: shopping questions and trying a particular new system. The former is off-topic and the latter is better covered by the specific system ...
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16 votes
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Should we get rid of [3pp]?

I noticed 3pp when it was first created and was quite dubious about it then,1 but didn't go out of my way to interact with it, preferring to let the community's folksonomy process chew on it a bit. ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
16 votes

Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

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 ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

I’m not a fan of having them synonymised, for pretty much the reasons you give. There are some games where spellcasting = spells (D&D being the big one), but that’s not true for other games, so ...
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15 votes

Let's unload [loaded-dice]

It doesn't seem to be a tag that has much utility or community support, either of which I think is enough reason to clean up a tag. I'd be happy to see it made a synonym pointing to dice.
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15 votes
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Should we have an [ancestry] tag?

Make [ancestries] a tag synonym to [races] The races tag we currently define as: For questions about races, a term used to delineate creatures encountered in a game world, often but not always ...
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14 votes

New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users specify their system?

Let's at least throw the basic "Make sure to specify your system" on there There are three spots on the new ask page which I think can benefit from telling (new) users to specify their ...
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14 votes

Main help center page: Question collection and voting

"Closed" doesn't mean "banned forever", but more like "work in progress" "Closed" can seem rather final to users who are more used to forums, so explaining to ...
NathanS's user avatar
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13 votes
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

Went with ^\d+(st|nd|rd|th)?-?(e|ed|edition)$ just to discourage obvious work-arounds:
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Should we have a [food-and-drink] tag?

Yes, we should. I actually asked about this in chat back in December to help me refine my suggestion before posting it to meta (but ended up forgetting to actually post on meta): What would you guys ...
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13 votes

Angry DM/GM site change - link updates?

You can find all links on the site currently pointing to angrydm.com (the old website now used by a malicious domain squatter) by typing ...
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13 votes

Main help center page: Question collection and voting

On specifying the game system This might be one of the more crucial things for us to inform new users about. However, our current meta's aren't written with the asker in mind, so I propose we create a ...
Someone_Evil's user avatar
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12 votes
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Tag isn't necessary, but don't need to burninate at this point. There is nothing special about shape water which merits one, so we shouldn't have one for the reasons already given in that meta. ...
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Can the system tag policy be stated to askers in advance?

Yes, I think our interface should advise users to include a system tag. They don't always need one—many social questions don't need a system tag—but we should have something hinting they should ...
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12 votes
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Should we merge the [critical-failure] tag with the [fumbles] tag?

Either they should be merged, or their descriptions should be changed to be clearly distinct. From critical-failure: a mechanic in various RPGs in which results of actions which not only fail to meet ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
12 votes
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Should we turn on MathJax in comments?

We already have this. As pointed out by Ilmari Karonen, we already have this. I need to make sure none of my user scripts on my desktop interfere with it somehow, because I’m quite confident I tested ...
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