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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy

Revert the policy, and treat these edits like any other The moderation team believes it’s time to revert this policy and restore the way we handle system information to the default way we handle every ...
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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 ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

I suggested in chat that we use one-dnd-playtest, similar to the tags we used for the 5e and PF 2e playtests, dnd-next-playtest and pathfinder-2e-playtest. Questions strictly about the playtest ...
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Is Heroes and Dragons the same thing as D&D 5e in terms of system tagging?

It’s a “fork” of D&D 5e: based on similar fundamentals, but having split from the main branch of 5e development and thereafter developed independently of 5e. In a sense, it is not all that ...
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Do we want a [homebrew-review] tag separate from the [homebrew] tag?

Yeah, let’s do it. These are distinct categories that have separate reader and expert audiences. Since review has emerged as a distinct question topic it should have its own tag, especially if it’s ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

Don't guess It's up to the asker to tag the question with the correct system. In the case of a new community member who doesn't yet understand this responsibility, it's up to the community to ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

It's not appropriate to edit based on a guess. Make the OP clarify the question themselves. Why? Because we're also trying to train new users on how to use the site. And worst case, you bait people ...
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Should we be tagging individual spells?

Ditch 'em. Having specific spell tags make people think they need to do that, and as this isn't "D&D Stack Exchange" it's going to take way too much word-space away from other games. If you want ...
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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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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

The dnd-beyond tag (or otherwise describing D&DBeyond in the question) should be treated as equivalent to the OP stating "I'm playing D&D 5e" For the simple reason that D&DBeyond ...
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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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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

Recommended course of action Turns out we have a relatively low-traffic question asking exactly this: see How do I know which edition of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) the books I'm looking at ...
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Does a widely-played and well-defined hybrid of D&D 3e and 3.5e exist called “D&D 3.x”?

At the risk of being cute: Yes. It's called 3.5. 3.5 is not directly compatible with 3.0. Skills are broken out slightly differently, some of the mechanics work differently (e.g. damage reduction), ...
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Should we have a tag for Wendy's Feast of Legends RPG?

If someone asks a question about it, we can have a tag about it We have tags for other jokey systems (or at least one, see dungeons-the-dragoning), but tags can't exist (for more than a day) without ...
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy

I think it is a terrible idea to revert the policy I disagree, strongly, with the assertion that questions are so often “reasonably clear.” I feel that I have often assumptions made that are incorrect....
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy

The endless arguments across Meta show that there are problems no matter what policy is used. These problems are caused because questions that should have system tags do not have them. We can ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Writing a separate answer to keep voting for this proposal separate from the other. Keep one-dnd-playtest separate from Unearthed Arcana content written for 5e This one seems pretty straightforward, ...
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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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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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Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it?

There are a lot of different RPGs out there (and a lot of editions of a lot of RPGs), and a lot of them use the same keywords, names, and – in some cases – book titles. As such, guessing what game ...
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Is it irresponsible to bump numerous questions by adding tags?

You raise a valid point since there's 132 dnd-5e published-adventures questions and the vast majority are about to get a named tag. There's been a couple of ideas about how to do significant retags ...
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Should we be tagging individual spells?

I don't think we should make a habit of having tags for specific spells. Short version: too many specific nontransferrable names which overlap with fundamental game concepts of those very same games ...
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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 ...
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What rules/guidance do we want to give for homebrew review questions, if any?

Vote to Close rapid iteration as duplicates I suggested this in the other thread and there was some support for it. Really this is just an enforcement method for our current guidelines. So here is a ...
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy

It's precisely because a system tag can sometimes be assumed that it never should be. Back-shelf RPG guy here for a perspective. Here's a couple of questions that put a certain impression on me. One's ...
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Three tag RPGs: we need a better system for tagging "one page three score" RPGs

We should drop [one-page-rpg]; it isn't a useful tag (This answer has no specific comment on the other two tags, it's just tackling this particular one right now.) one-page-rpg is not a good, useful ...
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Filtering the site as a non-D&D player

Click edit on the Ignored tags box and swap your setting to Hide, as opposed to Gray out.
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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.
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Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags?

I don't think there's any particular reason we don't already do that other than we hadn't felt a need for it and nobody had gotten around to tagging for them. There weren't a lot of specific named ...
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Do we need a [jungle] tag?

Nah, we already have terrain and (if applicable) environmental-hazards. Although tagging is a folksonomy, we have a mature tagging folksonomy. When something new is created, we have eight years of ...
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