doppelgreener
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Is using D&D as an example when no system is specified acceptable?
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If a question specifies no system, a useful answer assumes no system. It has a responsibility to do so, or else it's potentially not useful. An answer providing D&D's mechanics or content as ...

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We need to talk about late votes to “policy” metas
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I believe changes to scores in policy metas should be observed as reflecting the ongoing, developing will of the community. Leaving these metas open and unlocked is useful for gauging that will, and I ...

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Can something be done when OP does not agree with an upvoted answer?
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Nothing really needs to be done. How people vote and accept answers is entirely personal and beyond the control of anybody including diamond moderators. And as the old adage goes, you cannot make ...

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Keep my homebrew stuff secret in order to avoid biased answers
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I've cleaned up the comments on your question. The benefit of mentioning the ring is homebrew is that, if you don't, people will respond going "wait, there's a ring that lets me do that!?" and go ...

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Should every answer be "The Answer"?
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There's a mixture of things you might be referring to. I'll go through our policy: We expect that answers should be an attempt to wholly and independently answer the question, such that it could work ...

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Don't signal your edits in text
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People come here with questions (often from Google) to find answers. They shouldn't have to sort through a pile of "Edit", "Edit 2" amendments to work out what the answer is. There ...

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Should we close questions where the asker is looking to double check their understanding of basic rules?
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This category of question is on topic. Stack Exchange's Q&A doesn't just take the form of question and answer. It also takes the form of problem and solution. This principle is why our topicality ...

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I actually wanted five moderators
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We've read your concerns and we've been discussing how to respond internally. TL;DR: Yeah, the situation was messy, but it was messier than that. We're sorry you weren't fully informed; we didn't see ...

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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?
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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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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?
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There's two expectations going on you're running into: If you're attempting to partially or completely solve the problem, exclusively do that in an answer. from Should users refrain from answers (or ...

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Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system?
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Something like this tag placeholder might work well: tag which game you're playing, if any (such as: dnd-5e, world-of-darkness), max 5 tags This requests the single most important thing to know: ...

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Is it irresponsible to bump numerous questions by adding tags?
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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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Is there an established way to handle a game's designer on the site?
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There's no firmly established way to handle a game's own designer, mainly because it's so uncommon such a person shows up here to answer questions about their game. We treat game designers like ...

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Can we generalize our policy on linking system-specific rules, toolsets, etc. as clearly stating the system?
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Yes we can, and we shouldn't even need to ask this meta in order to do that. We already discussed that we should "let experts be experts". Stack Exchange isn't meant to run on absolute ...

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How to vote on bad questions asked on someone else's behalf?
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When someone asks a question they're taking on ownership of it. Functionally it's their question. Consider an extreme case: someone's got dozens of genuinely bad questions. This isn't great for our ...

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For iterated homebrew questions, should earlier iterations be marked as duplicates of later iterations?
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We should probably not be closing as duplicate this way. I've checked with a Code Review moderator about how they handle this. (Code review is currently my measuring stick for what makes successful ...

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How do we handle questions for systems under volatile playtest?
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It is OK to ask questions about games under playtest; we facilitated tons for the D&D Next Playtest as you remember. Answers will be a bit volatile, so sometimes answers will go outdated and new ...

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Difference between 'On-Hold' and 'Closed'?
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When we close a question, it becomes "On hold" for 5 days, then becomes "Closed" thereafter. They're functionally the same thing (closed) except for two differences: When a question is On Hold, an ...

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Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags?
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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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What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"?
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I think this would be a neutral-to-positive change for us. The accepted answer exists to signal something specific: “this is the solution that I went with, that worked for me.” It originated on Stack ...

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How is the community doing? [2021]
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Not following D&D questions makes it difficult to be in the loop on site consensus The way I see it, the community mind is composed of conversations. Those conversations happen in chat, on meta, ...

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Is there a way to let someone else decide which answer to accept? How should accepting self-answers be handled?
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This sounds like an ideal case for accepting your own answer. Go ahead. To answer your questions: Is there a way to pass the right to accept answers to another user or a group of users? There is ...

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What's the proper way to address possible copyright infringement in posts?
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It's not necessary for us to police copyright law to this degree. In this instance you're even policing Blizzard's copyright harder than Blizzard itself does. The comments were removed and not acted ...

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What to do about possible retaliatory down-voting spree?
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I recognise you've read and checked What is serial voting and how does it affect me? as linked in comments, but I'll leave this here for a general answer as well: Every night around 03:00 UTC, a ...

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How to deal with OPs accepting answers they want to be right instead of ones that are right?
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Unfortunately for the hapless souls who offer that "yeah this works" answer when it's wrong, the usual resolution communities use is to downvote that accepted (but wrong) answer more heavily than it ...

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Can I ask self-answered questions about obscure games?
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Yes, you may do that. This is in fact exactly the kind of scenario for which self-answered questions exist: describe a problem you've experienced and ask how to resolve it, then provide the solution ...

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How to handle rejected edits that appear to be objectively positive?
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Usually you leave it be and accept the author doesn't want your changes, and/or take what you've written and write a better answer. In cases like this where you're confident your changes were an ...

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RPGs by and for white nationalists
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Should RPG SE recognize roleplaying games created by a hate-movement figure and inspired by hate-movement ideology as a valid part of the RPG ecosystem, or treat them as something beyond the pale? ...

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Can I ask about the Witcher table top RPG beta?
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It's fine, you can ask. We do handle tabletop RPG betas, including questions that are only valid or relevant during the beta process. We fielded a lot of stuff like this during D&D 5e's beta ...

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The Winterbash 2015 Hatmas "Photo" Album (& maybe embarrassing yearbook)
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I started out with The King of All Cosmos eating a cake. It's privately amusing to me to no end because it's a really big cake, and one of his catch phrases is "it is too small, it must be bigger, yes....

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