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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't

To be very clear, this question largely exists to communicate there's been a mess-up in communication and action by the moderators over the banning. Here's what happened: "Let's evaluate how ...
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Tool Recommendations Should Be Allowed

I propose that tool-recommendations stay on topic. With the same rules that are active on Software Recommendations.SE. For Questions. For Answers. I'm biased here because I'm active on SR.SE and I'...
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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

Tool recommendations are off topic on RPG.SE. In general, "shopping" questions are considered bad form Stack Exchange-wide. The reasoning can be found in: Q&A Is Hard, Let's Go ...
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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?

Tool-Recs should be off topic [this is a verbatim copy of my earlier post. I was encouraged to port it over here so that it'd be part of this conversation, though I've not yet re-addressed @...
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Can I ask about Maptool?

Yes, you can. We offer advice on using game-adjacent tools such as roll20 or pcgen. We had a past question already about maptool to which I've added the maptool tag.
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How to link D&D Beyond without owning the related resources?

A minor note: you can access D&D Beyond content without owning it if you're in a campaign on D&D Beyond with someone that owns that content, has a Master Tier subscription, and has content ...
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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't

I had a big long answer written up, but I don't really think I need one. Let's turn back the clock and peer way, way back in time to the antediluvian period, in ancient August of that long-vanished ...
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Tool Recommendations Should Be Allowed

Tool recomendations can sometimes be on-topic, I think, because they're sometimes not shopping questions so much as they're requests for ways of achieving things. When a user says "I want a (software)...
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Can we put a pause on tool-rec VtC's in main while it's discussed here in meta?

The community appears to be arguing about the issue with their VTCs and flags, in addition to meta. As a matter of semi-official policy the mods don't go digging up old rec/shopping questions just to ...
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Tool recommendations aren't off topic yet, Or: Let the community actually decide on that first, because we didn't

SevenSidedDie argues that tool-recommendation is a subset of game-recommendation, and therefore banned along with that tag. While that's certainly worth discussing, it's also important to consider ...
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