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The presence of an answer should not “save” a question. If you had asked your question with no answer, it would have been closed for being far too broad. This site exists (in part) for clarifying the rules, not trying to replace the PFSRD. Questions about the injury and death mechanics are perfectly valid; questions about the entirety of it is too broad, and ...


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Repeated close and reopen rounds occur in a narrow range of circumstances. One of the most common situations is that a question is simply contentious: several people think it ought to be closed for some reason or another, several other people think it ought to be open. The situation your question is in, however, is different: your question's had several ...


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Because there are a lot of different games and theories of play - too many for an answer to this without narrowing it down more. This question is like asking "How do I know if someone's programming style is good so I can promote them?" Do you not think you'd be met with a cavalcade of "what language? What kind of programming? What's important in your ...


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These things happen — they're not out of the ordinary or the system malfunctioning, merely uncommon events. Everyone with hold/reopen privileges theoretically gets a vote in whether a particular question is open or not, but more often there are only a few people who choose to cast their votes and the community in general is generally in agreement. When ...


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Mods know the rules The power of a mod is often confused with the responsibility of being a mod*. Mods don't close/open a question because they feel like it, they do so, because they know what the SE standards are. Normally, you will only see a diamond close on a question that is clearly off-topic, otherwise you will almost always see a comment explaining ...


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What is good roleplaying is a matter of taste The reason it's closed is because it can't have objective answers or Good Subjective answers. Any answer to what is "good" roleplaying is, inherently, a matter of taste. Not only is it a matter of taste and therefore completely (not even just primarily) opinion-based, it's also incredibly broad. There are ...


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Looking at your question and self answer it is a little too broad. While it is very useful to have all of the information you compiled in one place instead of in multiple pages all over the place, it doesn't really fit the Q&A format of this specific site. This would make an incredibly well received post on forums as it is very well put together. Asking ...


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It would make more sense to self-answer your existing question with the corrected flowchart than to start a new question solely for the purpose of self-answering. The virtue of your original question is that its problem — "is this right?" — is fairly narrow. It's also very to-the-point and understandable. If you really want to fix this question (...


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Reopen votes can't be rescinded. Alas! Don't worry too much about it though. No harm's done, and this just happens sometimes so we take it in stride. Four other people still have to agree to reopen it (or make exactly the same mistake), and other users can re-close the question if it really still needs work.


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This type of theorycrafting often gets an uneven reception here My best advice is to not ask about multiclassing from all possible options, but that's not a guarantee that the question won't still be closed. My impression based on experience (read: I don't have hard evidence) is that there are relatively few users here who like to answer optimization ...


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The Voting Continues Until The Question Improves Or until everyone with a strong opinion is locked out of the debate. In principle, these open-close wars can go on for a very long time, but probably not forever. There are a few subtleties about the system that tend to quench the controversy over the mid- to long-haul, including: You only get one close and ...


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For me, it needs more focus and more details. We do handle optimization questions. See optimization. When you look at the optimization questions dealing with optimizing character performance that have scored well, you will observe two formulae that work well for the stack: A mostly complete character build, where the stack is asked to optimize a few ...


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There isn't a formal one; reopen voting privileges are granted based on demonstrated experience with the site and subject (measured approximately by reputation), and not having gained the close/reopen voting privilege means not getting a say in such things yet. That said, there are two informal ways: Flagging You can in theory flag a closed question for ...


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No, it doesn't. The only queue that you get credit for from participating outside of the queue is the Edit Queue. As far as the why, my guess is that it simply comes down to the fact that the queue is a specialized tool added much later than the features it tracks, so those features haven't been tied back to their respective queues.


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It cannot, it is too broad. Questions here are designed to have a best answer, not lists or brainstorms. ‘Random lore about dark being bad’ is an unbounded list. Sorry, wanting to just learn more about a subject is laudable but does not fit our Q&A format.


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Reopening needs 5* votes to reopen, and currently it is in the queue. At the time of this writing, 4 people believe the edits (4 lines) do warrent a reopening. You did add/change about 4 or 5 sentences since it as closed. They illustrate the problem, but do they cut down the broadness? That is the question each of the users that has enough points has to ask ...


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Whose vote is most valuable? No one user’s vote is most valuable. Every user with access to close votes gets one vote, and no vote is more valuable than any other. In a comment, you wrote: It's much better for questions to simply follow the close-edit-reopen cycle once, and at that point (once members have indicated the question is satisfactory to them) to ...


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Just work on it - the number of close-votes is limited. Every user can only try to close or open a question once each, then can't re-vote to close or open the same question for quite some time. I know in some cases on 3D printing I can vote to close something twice if the old vote idled out and some months have passed. So... don't worry about re-voters. That'...


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A question generally is opinion based, if there could be at least 2 answers that are vastly different in their results and neither is, objectively speaking, better. For example the question "What's the best color for a wizard's robe" allows the whole spectrum for answers, none is objectively the best. But "What is the color of wizard robes in ...


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A brief explanation: This is a brief explanation of why I'm asking the question about available lore in D&D related to the origins of good/evil being associated with dark/light. Two other GMs and I are creating three separate epic adventure campaigns that will run concurrently. Each campaign will have three core players starting at levels ranging from 15-...


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At the time I write this answer, the question was closed eight hours ago, and your edit was less than half an hour ago. Edited questions don't automatically re-open, they are automatically made eligible to be re-opened after a certain number of votes, as this one now is. (If the edit was made within a certain window of time, as this one was.) Note that there'...


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Sure, guidelines are good I'm always a fan of explicit guidelines. Explicit guidelines for reason makes action more easily predicted and thus, in this case, makes moderation seem more transparent. We probably shouldn't write them, though The best way for these guidelines to be made is for the moderation team to take some time to write up a post on how they ...


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While closing a question in general is an appropriate moderator activity, closing or opening a contentious question multiple times is not appropriate without some kind of meta discussion, because that throws the way the VTC/VTO system works off significantly. I believe there's a locking tool that the mods could use that would be more appropriate in such ...


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