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About Dead Winter Questions
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Thanks for letting us know. I'm pretty sure this is fine. It's an RPG system, it's used by a bunch of people (so it's not just your tight-knit group), and these are questions that fit in with our Q&...

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Edit vs own answer
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The guideline for editing is stated as this in our editing help: When should I edit posts? Any time you see a post that needs improvement and are inclined to suggest an edit, you are welcome ...

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Our Tour page is wrong. Help us fix it!
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I think mxyzplk's change was constructive, but I don't think we should be talking as if "table-top RPGs" includes LARPs. It doesn't, and that immediately sounds silly and harms our credibility as a ...

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Can/should we include the system tag requirement in our tour?
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As you found in comments, there's only three places we can edit in the tour: the blurb at the start, the sample question, and the on-topic/off-topic lists. This doesn't fit into any of those. I'll ...

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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?
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We shouldn't guess the system when editing or tagging — we should make the author clarify. We could guess wrong. Lots of games and editions share similar verbiage. If we guess wrong, we're not ...

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Is this question about a chaotic evil character in a heroic party too opinion-based, or is it experience-based?
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It is too broad. From What types of questions should I avoid asking?: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish ...

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Why was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?
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Intentions aside, the comment does not actually read as a request for clarification. Here's the comment: So you don't think Vanessa's behavior is at all wrong or problematic (since you didn't ...

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Does the [immediate-reaction] tag describe something substantially different from the [reactions] tag?
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These are not the same thing and should not be synonymised. reaction is an action economy element of D&D 5e beside your action, move, and minor action. You spend it to do something. immediate-...

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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?
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We can't actually edit that part of the tour just for this site, so this is a Stack Exchange dev thing. But, also, no. The tour shouldn't be updated to say that. This isn't necessarily a “generally ...

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Why are Questions marked as ON HOLD allowed to have an answer chosen?
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They have no bearing on each other, so there's no reason one should affect the other. Just like we can vote regardless of close status, and close regardless of votes, accepted answers and close status ...

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Should we throw [star-wars] out the airlock?
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No, we don't need to jettison that tag. It's a setting and a topic people ask about; there's no reason to get rid of it. I could very reasonably go ask a fate-accelerated star-wars stunts question ...

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Is Back It Up! missing something?
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Back It Up! applies to subjective questions. It's part of our Good Subjective, Bad Subjective guidelines, and the quote in your answer is from there, word for word. Our GSBS guidelines are about ...

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Is the spoiler markdown broken?
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Yes, they're broken. They've been broken in this particular way for a couple of years now. There's no neat workaround. One spoiler paragraph sitting in lonely isolation is always fine, but combining ...

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A proposal for moving forward with Rules as Written
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Extend the timeframe beyond 1 month I counted up the questions per month in the rules-as-written tag since it can be counted fairly quickly. (This doesn't cover tag removals and deletions but since I ...

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A proposal for moving forward with Rules as Written
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Don't rename the tag during the study You say: With a lack of clear data on intended use being a major sticking point in the recent discussion on the rules-as-written tag, we’d like to make a ...

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How much of an answer/suggestion should be in comments to questions?
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Answers flat-out shouldn't be posted in comments. Beyond the reasons suggested by mxyzplk — we're not using the site correctly, and everyone gets robbed of a soldified answer — I want to ...

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What are the Pros and Cons of the rules-as-written tag?
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It is underused for its category of questions This renders it less useful for searching or filtering (possibly not useful), which is a problem when one of the stated objectives of tags is to connect ...

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Standardization of English, etc.
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You might be overthinking it. This might not be a case of which English is The Correct English. D&D 4e has a thing called artifacts. I live in Australia, where we spell it "artefacts", but ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection
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During moderation, you'll run into conflicts with community members over how to handle a situation. Unlike them, you'll have unlimited capacity to unilaterally close, reopen, delete, undelete, etc. In ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection
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A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel ...

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The [bloodline] tag is being used for two completely different concepts in different RPGs
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I don't think there's special action needed here. The tag can be given guidance just fine: For questions related to special bloodlines (such as vampiric, draconic, etc) and gameplay or narrative ...

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There is currently no tag for questions about game-specific terminology. How should we address this, if at all?
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So, I see the issue you raise. The terminology tag says we shouldn't be asking about in-game terminology, and there's an available tag that appears to cover that territory. That said though... I have ...

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Trying to ask the moderator a question but don't have 20 rep to ping in general Chat. How do I PM the moderator?
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Last post was deemed an advertisement by moderator. Not trying to place ads but see if anyone wants to play a new game we have. How can you do that without mentioning the name of the game? You don't. ...

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Can we look at the contrast on tag warnings?
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You're right, there's an accessibility issue with these colors. The colors are #9f8010 for text and #fffdf7 for background. That gives us a contrast ratio of 3.7. The WCAG 2.1 contrast ratio ...

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Does using the Rules as Written tag restrict answers to only using RAW?
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The tag itself means nothing. Using the rules-as-written tag means and does nothing. It is just a tag. It exists solely to categorise and describe the question based on content already found in the ...

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What's wrong with my quotation marks and apostrophes?
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They are not undesired. Please do feel free to use curly quotes and apostrophes. Those curly quotes and apostrophes should not have been removed. Overall we respect your writing decisions as the ...

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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?
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I'm not keen on burninating attack — it's being used in Fate questions (also this question) as a tag for one of the four actions, alongside create-advantage, overcome and defense.

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Why does downvoting hurt my reputation (but upvoting does not help it)?
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Downvoting is disincentivised (it's not just you), and that's deliberate. The help page on downvotes says this: “Voting down answers is not something we want you to take lightly, so it is not ...

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Paraphrasing in Quotation Blocks
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Your Spidey sense is right. You weren't quoting something, you were summarising or restating or paraphrasing a point. They were your own original words authored for that post, and quotation marks and ...

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Are questions about economics and game design, as they relate to roleplaying, on-topic here?
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Our rule of thumb for this is found in the help center's What topics can I ask about here? page: Questions about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics, whilst relevant to ...

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