doppelgreener
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Why Are Our 5e Questions Terrible?
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I consider what you've said a pretty fair assessment of some of our 5e questions, and that "please read the rules to me" is a pretty fair description of some of them. As we receive D&D 5e ...

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Is this a legitimate follow-up question?
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None of these. “Does a Water Elemental freeze when kept below 0°C?” is super inadvisable: Dungeons & Dragons is not a physics or chemistry simulator, and you're almost always going to run into ...

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What are "unregistered" members and why they are allowed to post?
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They truly aren't registered on the site (yet) (technically). In order to decrease the barrier to entry, Stack Exchange offers a super frictionless flow for posting questions to brand new users: you ...

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Why were comment flags declined but comments deleted?
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That was me. Sorry about the mix-up. When I received your flags I looked over the situation. I thought it was still a developing situation, which means the comments would need to stay. I dismissed ...

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Too many good answers...now what?
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Usually the accepted answer is to mark “this fixed my problem”. So, try your favourites out in practice, see what you find, and if any one answer is the one you go with that solves it, accept that one....

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Is a user responsible for removing language he or she finds offensive?
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I saw that question and your comment, and looking at the data it seems I was the one who handled the flag you raised. You asked for moderator intervention on that line, and I just moderator intervened ...

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What is the policy on linking to non-official sites?
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You may link to non-official sites. It's fine. We have for a long time facilitated links to d20srd, d20pfsrd, Fate SRD, dandwiki and so on, where none of those are official. There's no problem here. ...

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Is there a chat room to ask off topic questions?
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You can already ask whatever you like in RPG General Chat, and people discuss game recommendations there sometimes, so that is the chat for this.

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What if you agree with an answer, except for one part that is not really on-topic but you find very wrong?
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That sentence is appropriate, on-point, and on-topic for responding to the question, so I'm going to put that aside and focus on the "I think this bit of the answer is wrong/unhelpful" part. In ...

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How should I handle asking for further information on a question?
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It's a completely different question. So, ask it in a new question. Questions should be asked together when they're intimately related and don't make much sense being asked separately. The impacts ...

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Are questions about the mere existence of games on-topic?
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SE is meant to be a specific sort of reference. I'll quote our What types of questions should I avoid asking? guidance, which is consistent across the entire SE network: You should only ask ...

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Are answers that include designer reasons on-topic and allowed on this site?
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Here's how this breaks down: We do not, in point of fact, have a problem with answers talking about designer reasons. We do have a problem with answers making big claims without proportionate ...

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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?
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Yes, we should absolutely reprotect those questions. We didn't protect them for kicks, and having all of them become unprotected is actively harmful for us. Doing so takes no effort on our part; ...

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"Designer intent" vs asking specifically about the existence of statements from the designers
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It's kind of the same thing really. Think about it, if you ask this... Q: Did the designers make a statement about why they did X? ... then is this really an answer you'd be satisfied with? A: ...

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No longer accepting answers from this account
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Your account is not irreversibly ruined. You have four answers in total on this site. Three of them were downvoted and removed, two by you and one by others, though you may not recall removing those ...

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Is [dungeons-and-dragons] tag OK for questions without particular D&D edition in mind?
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This tagging's OK. It's not the “wrong” game tag. We use [dungeons-and-dragons] when the question isn't about any one edition in the series, which is normal for history questions about the series, but ...

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Should a new user be welcomed before the new user's question is closed?
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Either can happen in either order. There's not a material difference between them. In fact I'd encourage you to close first so as to not leave moderation measures waiting 2-5 minutes longer than ...

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Is there a formatting guide around using code markup that must be followed?
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Code formatting is for code; it is not just a different way to format your text. Don't use it for non-code text. If that means we never use code formatting, so be it. Like all HTML formatting, it ...

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Question closed as being already answered -- so what's the answer?
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I agree, there's no clear answer present in the duplicate target. Your questions are substantially the same: "when during a fall do I get to do stuff? How soon?". On that basis the duplicate closure ...

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Are spell comparison questions on-topic and sufficiently objective?
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The good, bad, and ugly of comparison questions can be found analysed in the Gorilla vs. Shark blog post. They can work well as long as you're specific about the scope of the comparison. That tends to ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Becoming a new moderator can be daunting, but is also a big opportunity. What are you worried or fearful about in your transition to becoming a moderator, and is there anything you're looking ...

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what button makes a comment appear as an answer?
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If I post a question then someone answers said question as a comment how do I say that’s the right answer, (what button do I click) so that they get the proper recognition? You cannot mark a comment ...

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At what point is an official D&D source unacceptable?
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The answer you linked contains this explanation of the problem with the FAQ: The D&D 3.5 FAQ inherited the reputation of its predecessor, the “Sage Advice” column in Dragon magazine. [...] The ...

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Revisiting whether D&D Next needs its own separate tag
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I think we could do with distinctly tagging some of the D&D Next Playtest questions. There are lots of questions which still apply to D&D 5e, and the idea is/was just to correct them with the ...

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Massive edit to a question undercuts existing highly-upvoted answer
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No, I don't think they should have created a second question. Hence my not suggesting that they do so. They asked a question about dragging their group "kicking and screaming" into 5e, and ...

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What, exactly, is the RAW tag for?
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The [rules-as-written] tag fills the niche of expressing a specific configuration of a couple of dials that are present for questions about the rules. All rules questions non-negotiably require a ...

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Do touch spells deserve a tag?
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I'd say this deserves a tag, yeah. At what point (and why) does it become useful to add a tag for something like this? It becomes useful to create a tag when someone says: ‘hey, it'd be ...

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Do I edit or create a new answer when my view on my current answer changes significantly?
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I would generally consider the following to tell me whether I should edit or post a new answer: Am I totally changing the meaning and message of the answer, such that this new version has nothing ...

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How do I judge "no lasting value whatsoever"?
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Helpfully, we've got an objective frame of reference available: the system automatically deletes questions under certain conditions. I'll summarise the points relevant to this discussion (leaving ...

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We need a tag for questions about finding groups and players!
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I agree we don't particularly need a tag, but even if half of these are duplicates as mxyzplk points out, it'll at least help when we get another one of these if there's a tag I can visit that I know ...

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