Miniman
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Are "is this balanced" questions on-topic?
26 votes

I don't have a strong opinion on whether they're on-topic or not, but they often go like this: Question: Is X balanced? Answer: No, here's what would need to change for X to be balanced. (Here's ...

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Why are my questions being downvoted?
21 votes

I'll put my hand up as having downvoted a fair number of your questions, and generally not for the reasons provided by the other answer you've gotten to this question. While I can't speak for everyone,...

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Updates to the site
17 votes

status-completed It's now fixed as of April 1. Questions with favorited tags are no longer being highlighted. It's difficult to get a good screenshot of this, but it's easy to check.

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At what point in development is a new system tag added?
16 votes

We make the tag when we need the tag. Which is to say, when someone asks a question about it.

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Should there be race-specific tags?
Accepted answer
15 votes

So, I don't know if we should have race-specific tags. But I believe, if we do have them, they should be for race-specific questions. The questions you're asking about aren't really about half-orcs. ...

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Why do some of my questions have a (-2) to reputation?
Accepted answer
15 votes

So, the short answer is: because someone thought they were unclear, not researched, or not useful, and downvoted them. The long answer is: You probably need to do some exploring of the help centre. ...

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Are basic questions frowned upon here? Should they be?
15 votes

If you hover over the downvote button, you can see the following text: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. So there's a definite recommendation from the ...

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Is there a non-opinion-based way to ask a question about handling common situations not touched on by RAW?
14 votes

In theory, just ask "how do I handle this". This is exactly the kind of question that our policy of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective is supposed to take care of. In practice, just ask "how do I handle ...

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How do we save designer reasoning questions?
14 votes

Speaking as someone who asked one of them, I think the best way forward is to let 'em burn. They're a hassle for the mods, they end up being a hassle for the people who ask them, and I presume it's ...

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Why are my homebrew posts being downvoted and ignored while another user at the exact same time has many upvotes and thousands of views?
13 votes

Not to put too fine a point on it, the other post you reference looks a lot more like a warlock patron than yours does. As several comments pointed out, offering 3 choices of feature at most levels ...

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How to answer a RAW question when the RAW are silent?
12 votes

Two points that I think should be made here: Unanswered questions aren't really an issue. If you don't have a good answer to a question, just don't answer it. The specific question you're asking ...

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Should the Zendikar expansion races be counted as "official WotC" races?
11 votes

No, the Zendikar material is not official D&D 5e content. There's a pretty simple way to determine this: It doesn't say it's a D&D product in the first place. D&D products have "D&D" ...

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How should all the broken links to Wizard's forums be handled?
11 votes

Ideally, all these links should be updated to lead to ENWorld's copy of the WotC forum. Sadly, this is (as far as I can tell) both somewhat disorganised and somewhat incomplete. I think where ...

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Should we be adding DNDBeyond links to old posts?
10 votes

Adding links to DNDBeyond has the potential to make a question somewhat nonsensical. We have a lot of questions where the answer was "that wording was ambiguous/confusing, here's the errata". If a ...

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Should we create a "Tormenta" tag?
Accepted answer
10 votes

Answer shamlessly ripped wholesale from d7's answer to a similar question: Tags only exist when they're on a question, so a Tormenta tag can't be made until we have a Tormenta question. (Since tags ...

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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?
9 votes

I can't speak for the downvoter, but I think I might have some insight into their thought process. I'm a big fan of optimization questions in general, but over time I've become more and more ...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
9 votes

We've got some Hall of Fame material right here. You can shoot any kind of ammunition out of any kind of weapon that uses ammunition. Personally, I can't wait to start firing blowgun needles from my ...

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Can we agree to stop downvoting non-opinionated, factually correct answers?
9 votes

The answer by doppelgreener says most of what I would say on this topic, but one point I feel needs to be addressed is: But two people have decided, this site would be better of [sic] if this ...

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Should my comment on this question be an answer?
8 votes

This was always going to be a weird situation, because the close vote reason contained the answer to the question anyway. That being the case, all you did was provide that same information in a ...

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What stops users from putting their locations in their profiles?
8 votes

For interest's sake, 41% of our users have filled in their Location. (Surprisingly, removing 1-rep users only boosts this to 47%. On the other hand, 76% of the users who have put anything in their ...

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Strange reputation behaviour
7 votes

Almost certainly nothing odd happening there. It got edited, which bumped it back to the front page. When this happens to a question, it generally gets some eyes on it which haven't seen it before, ...

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Community self-evaluation: How are we doing with game recommendations?
7 votes

This answer does not entirely reflect my personal opinion, but I feel that it is important for the community to be able to vote on the idea of banning game-recs entirely. We should ban game-recs ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
7 votes

How would you handle a situation where another mod reopened a question that you feel shouldn't have been?

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Vanished comment - how do I find out what happened?
Accepted answer
7 votes

As far as I'm aware, when a mod deletes a comment it is just gone. I've had a lot of comments deleted (I have a tendency to get involved in comment conversations) and I've never seen a trace of the ...

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Why was this post about roleplaying my character's ethics closed?
6 votes

I can't speak for everyone who voted, but I voted to close for exactly the reasons you've given here: Most of the answers are just opinions. That's not necessarily the fault of the question, of course....

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How should this question about maps be workshopped?
6 votes

It's not off-topic. Asking for help with mapmaking is a perfectly valid question for the site. As SSD points out, we have a map-making tag, and it has some perfectly good questions in it. Note that it ...

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(Not) closing question for Spells with Concentration vs Spells with Thunder/Lightning Damage
6 votes

The other question is a tool recommendation that was asked before tool recommendations became off-topic. I have voted to close accordingly. Note that in both cases, the question could have been ...

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Why does the "question edited" notification redirect to the Desktop website even when on mobile?
5 votes

There is no mobile version of that page. There's a lot of site functionality that doesn't have mobile versions. This isn't the most commonly used page, so it's not really a big deal.

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Let's brainstorm some [chat] events
5 votes

Movie Night! OK, it's entirely unoriginal. And, OK, most of the movies that are on-topic for us are terrible. But it's not like we're under any obligation to keep these events relevant to our site's ...

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When rules change but votes don't, how to handle it?
5 votes

@waxeagle's answer is the correct one, but if you're unsatisfied with the results of that course of action, and you really want to mark a particular answer as being the correct one in a visible way, ...

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