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Has [system-recommendation] grown too big for its britches?
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I would oppose a general recommendation tag. It's far too broad and will eventually end up being meaningless. My preference would be to come up with a group of different *-recommendation tags that ...

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Are rules questions that require a developer (official OR non-official) response ONLY valid for our stack?
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15 votes

Yes they are. It's OK for a question to be unanswerable at the time it is posted as long as it meets all of the general requirements the site has for question quality. This happens most often for ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
15 votes

What is your view on current moderation policy on this site? Is there anything in particular you disagree with? If so, why? How would you reconcile this with needing to work with existing moderators?

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How can we rein in playstyle conflicts on a Q&A?
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14 votes

Unless an answer or comment is actively unpleasant and shouting down other playing styles we shouldn't. People answer questions from their own experience, and if that experience comes from playing a ...

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Derogatory slang in answers
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13 votes

My view is that if there is a reasonably polite way of saying something, then that's the way it should be said. It is hardly ever necessary to use derogatory terms, and I feel that it lowers the tone ...

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Should this question actually be marked as duplicate?
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11 votes

I believe these shouldn't be marked as duplicates because, as you say, they are about two different items. My understanding of the way duplicates work is that broadly, it is the questions that have to ...

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Question for others as opposed to me
11 votes

Absolutely, in fact its encouraged and I believe there is even a badge you can earn for doing it.

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How do we handle changing the close reason on a question?
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10 votes

I would flag for a moderator to act, as they can open the question and close it with the new reason by themselves.

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Are questions in the form of "is there an RPG based on X" on-topic?
10 votes

No, as these are a form of game recommendation question and these are generally not accepted on this site. There is a long, complex and contentious history behind the eventual decision to disallow ...

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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?
10 votes

Although I completely agree with the sentiment behind this request, I can't help but worry a little about how exactly we would judge which questions should be closed for this reason. What is obvious ...

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Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]?
9 votes

No. Systems have a variety of different types of resistance, including magical, arcane and normal weapons and not all of these relate to damage.

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I'd like to ask a question to explore a topic
9 votes

For me this is similar to the types of issue we have around questions asking about homebrew mechanics. It's very easy for those to be badly worded and/or answered, but the way to avoid both is to ...

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What is the site's policy on cross-tag possible duplicate questions?
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8 votes

This comes down to whether or not the system really makes a difference to the content of answers to the new question. It may be that there are 5e specific mechanics that are applicable to the ...

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Are we more lax on questions if they deal with sensitive subjects?
7 votes

I challenge the premise of your question. The question you are highlighting simply isn't too broad. There are many, many overview-type questions on the site that we have never had a problem answering ...

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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?
7 votes

The argument that adding the tag makes it hard/impossible to give an answer to the question should not be allowed as a reason to ignore the tag's existence on a question. Equally, allowing answers ...

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Where Can We Ask "Is This Item/Spell/Ability Fair" Questions?
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7 votes

These types of question are difficult to phrase in a way that fits with this site, but it is not impossible as far as I am concerned. The key is being able to define 'fair', 'overpowered' or '...

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Can I edit a question to be more generic?
6 votes

I would suggest not. We generally advise that questions are about specific problems that the questioner is having, and I think this still holds here. The original querent had a specific question about ...

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What do nomothetic and idiographic mean for RPGs?
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6 votes

Nomothetic - relates to rules systems/social contracts/play that believe written rules act as absolute boundaries in defining what is and isn't possible within a game. They are hard and fast, and ...

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What should the scope of the [accessibility] tag be?
6 votes

I believe that SSD was correct in removing the accessibility tag from the question. I have a strong background in working with accessibility in an educational context, and can understand why you felt ...

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Can I get my question reopened?
5 votes

As far as I can see it was originally closed as it contained multiple questions. Reading your recent edit though, this still seems to be an issue because of the 'side issue' you include at the end of ...

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How to make this "design combat encounter for a fighter in stealth mission" less broad?
4 votes

You don't need to. As I commented on the question, there are hundreds of similar questions on the site, and there is absolutely no reason for yours to have been closed. It currently sits with 4 reopen ...

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

I see two problems with our game-rec questions (and answers) as they stand. It is perfectly possible to write what you think is an excellent question, with well thought out criteria that you think ...

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Expand Moderators to meet RPG.SE's Growth?
4 votes

As per some of the comments on the question itself, it seems there is a suggestion that some people might be supporting this idea due to a dislike with the way one of the moderators sometimes operates....

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Can we ask questions about DnD Next?
4 votes

Yes, but there needs to be some consistency with the tags. So far we have dnd-5e and dnd-next. There really is no need for both of these...

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Ongoing issues with Pinnacle Entertainment Group's forums
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The forum situation has now (sort of) been resolved. Unfortunately, it is in a way that irreparably breaks all old links to content. What they've done is archived the old forum, so its accessible, but ...

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Are these "is it possible to double your proficiency twice" questions duplicates?
2 votes

Imagine an (admittedly extreme) situation where we have a generic 'what do I do if I disagree with something that happens at the table' question, with the answer 'talk to your GM'. Now, there are some ...

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If you disagree with the answers to your question, should you post an opposing answer?
2 votes

You can if you want to, but don't have to. Self-answered questions are encouraged on the site. What you shouldn't do is have arguments in comments about the answers you disagree with. Post your own ...

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There's no tag for DC or difficulty class
2 votes

I've just seen the tag that has been created, and am a little concerned. Although the description makes it clear that the tag can and should apply to a wide variety of systems, the tag name is DnD ...

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Are the verisimilitude and realism tags necessary?
2 votes

I would get rid of verisimilitude and keep realism. Its a more common, easily recognisable word that people will understand. I would query whether verisimilitude is too narrow a term - how many ...

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Perhaps The Back Room and The Game Table are confusingly named
1 votes

How about Out of Character or OOC for the main room?

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