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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, ...


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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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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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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. ...


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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 (not just ...


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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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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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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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I think the first part of the question already has an answer. To quote doppelgreener: You only get to vote to close a question once, even after it gets reopened. Those same 5 close voters can't participate in closing it again, and the same 5 reopen voters can't vote to reopen it again. That tends to give these tugs-of-war a natural ending point, since ...


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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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