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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?

Let's not opt out The motivation for wanting out is perfectly valid, but I think the benefits of HNQ to tabletop players outweigh the problems that HNQ attracts. The bad side first I'm speaking of ...
kviiri's user avatar
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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?

We should stay in HNQ. The arguments against HNQ: untrained users voting out of line with established community norms, new users submitting low-quality answers (especially GS/BS problems), comment ...
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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?

I received though other channels the following from a high-rep active-most-days member; they'd rather not post under their identity for personal reason, and rep-requirements make sock-posting on meta ...
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I think we should burninate [campaign-settings]

It should stay. For one, I fail to see any problem mentioned. Messing with tags should be restricted to when there is a problem affecting their use. For another, it helps signal the question is ...
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How about we make Stack Exchange into an RPG game?

We appreciate your enthusiasm for the site! However, major chunks of this proposal are infeasible for either one or both of these reasons: The proposed change is not technically feasible as it would ...
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Let's burn [books]!

There are 73 questions currently tagged with it, and the majority seem to be correctly using the tag. It doesn't appear to be causing problems, which is one reason to burninate a tag. Would the site ...
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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?

I like it being there. As someone who often frequents Stack Overflow for work purposes, I enjoy seeing the occasional interesting thing coming up in HNQ. Often, as a tabletop player myself, the ones ...
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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?

Don't create twinned-spell. twinned-spell seems to be not a useful tag When looking at metamagic for D&D5e only twinned-spell makes up a vast majority of the metamagic tag. But that isn't an issue,...
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

I don't see any reason for burnination — burnination is for tags that are causing problems, and there's no apparent problem the time tag is causing. The time tag might need splitting, but it needs to ...
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Should we throw [star-wars] out the airlock?

No, we don't need to jettison that tag. It's a setting and a topic people ask about; there's no reason to get rid of it. I could very reasonably go ask a fate-accelerated star-wars stunts question ...
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

We don't have a tag for them because they're off topic. From the FAQ What kind of questions can I ask here?: We do not include[…] Choose Your Own Adventure–type books, even if they have ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

I'm not keen on burninating attack — it's being used in Fate questions (also this question) as a tag for one of the four actions, alongside create-advantage, overcome and defense.
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

There are two downsides, one technical and one communicative. The technical issue is that we've used up our allotted number of custom close reasons: we get three, and we currently have board/card ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Some of these ideas have already come up in the same or similar forms in Stack Exchange's history. Many have gained no traction or been firmly rejected; there's a reason they aren't part of our system ...
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Voting down has to be revised

As part of the Stack Exchange network, RPG.SE's site mechanics are the same as every other Stack site: nobody on RPG.SE can change the voting system, we're just users of the system. Requests for ...
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Could we get a [forum] shortlink?

Magic links are hardcoded into the site software itself and as a result are network-wide, not per-site, so although technically possible in theory, the likelihood that Staff would add a magic link to ...
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Theme of mobile site needs a bit of polish

The mobile version of the site won't be improved On the main meta, there was a post by a staff member stating that there are plans to abandon the mobile version of the site in the future: We are ...
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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?

In accordance with the consensus on this meta being fairly well settled in the negative (against the tag is at +15/-0, for the tag is at +0/-7) the tag has been burninated from the six questions it ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

No, the tag isn't preeminently super useful or high traffic, no that doesn't mean we should get rid of it. Somebody with a good amount of rep thought the tag fit their question better than existing ...
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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

The pixie tag is fine as-is. No action needs to be taken. We do have race tags: see elf, dwarf, tiefling, etc. It's fine to also have a pixie tag. It should not be a synonym of monster because it is ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

Don't fix what isn't broken. That's as true in car maintenance as it is with tags.
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Can we get an annual survey?

No. Community Manager Catija dropped by mod chat and said basically they wouldn't be doing that but we could do an informal one ourselves, with an additional caution to use a very anonymous one and ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

Coming back to this issue, I believe we need a custom on-hold message for questions with a missing system tag. Two years later, it's one of our most common issues and perhaps the most common single ...
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

You make a good point regarding Google ranking. I imagine that is frustrating when you're looking for a particular answer. Thanks for putting so much thought into this. Based on our current roadmap, ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

We should not remove either of these, because they're pretty par for the course. On RPG questions, once you get beyond the game system, you start tagging with the thing you're fretting about. Maybe ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

No, you have not demonstrated that there is a problem. The [damage] tag has 184 uses. Can you please illustrate how it has been misused? There is a distinct lack of evidence in the OP that the tag ...
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Could we get a [forum] shortlink?

Although, as SSD explained, network-wide changes for an RPG.SE-specific code won't happen, there's still a labour-saving work-around available: add a premade comment with the forums link to the auto-...
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Theme of mobile site needs a bit of polish

The “mobile” version of the website—the blue-and-white version that doesn't have our site theme—is not getting updated. It's deprecated and it's slated for completed removal (staff post here). This ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

I'd propose the simple yet clear [in-game-time] and [real-life-time]. Like BESW said in a comment, [time-management] could refer to multiple things, as could [pacing] and [timekeeping] I think ...
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Could we get a [forum] shortlink?

Based on our current roadmap, this isn't work that we will take on, as it doesn't coincide with functional areas that we plan to improve in the near future. We recognize that there's community support ...
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