72 votes
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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 ...
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28 votes

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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25 votes

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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22 votes

Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

I understand the frustration. I really, really do. But it's not what votes to close are for and we don't need such an option. There is already a tool designed for "you didn't RTFM": the downvote ...
21 votes
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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 ...
21 votes
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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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17 votes

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 ...
17 votes

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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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 ...
16 votes

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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15 votes

A better banner

No. Why? Because this isn't a problem we have. We have what, one person every 2 or so months come and post a CRPG question? And usually they are pretty incoherent, and they've ignored all the new ...
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14 votes

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 ...
14 votes
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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 ...
13 votes

Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat?

No. Stack Exchange is probably never (ever, see meta.se) going to have a private messaging system. Private communication methods exist for official moderator business, but that's about it. Remember, ...
13 votes

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.
13 votes
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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 ...
11 votes
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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 ...
11 votes

A better banner

While you could choose to see our top banner as "video gamish," and you might think that if you're unfamiliar with table top games, it's actually rather reminiscent of the types of art pieces you see ...
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10 votes

Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

Although I completely agree with the sentiment behind this request, I can't help but worry a little about how exactly we would judge which questions should be closed for this reason. What is obvious ...
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8 votes

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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8 votes

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 ...
8 votes
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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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7 votes

Just For Fun Request: How to Tame the Dragons

I think the time has passed on this one. We already have the one apex lifeform question littering the site. If the proposal isn't "delete that and start again with this one," we don't want a second ...
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7 votes

Just For Fun Request: How to Tame the Dragons

This is rapidly turning into a Gorilla vs Shark question, but with more problematic bits. Like "what's a dragon?" and "where do the edges of 'mythological' fall?" I’m gonna take a step back. This ...
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7 votes

Just For Fun Request: How to Tame the Dragons

Ultimately, the apex lifeform question stuck around for 1 reason, and 1 reason only: it had value. There are people building campaign settings, or working on games who can refer to these kinds of ...
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7 votes
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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 ...
7 votes
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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 ...
7 votes
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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 ...
6 votes

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.
6 votes
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Should we start a community blog?

Stack Exchange is no longer starting new community blogs. See We're no longer starting new individual site Community Blogs - here's why if you want to find out the reasoning behind that. The ...

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