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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection
7 votes

Do you believe RPGSE needs best practices and guidelines, or policies? Please explain. Context: In the past four years, the defense of "It's policy!" has been harmful to the user experience ...

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What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"?
13 votes

A reason to be against it: Visual Presentation While usually the highest voted answer and the accepted answer have a high correlation, those cases where the accepted answer (which satisified the ...

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Should we think about elections?
4 votes

Whoops, my answer is OBE It looks like the diamond mod team has already engaged with the CM before this meta was posed, so this answer has been Overcome By Events now that @Rubiksmoose has responded, ...

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Does this question about multiple attacks and advantage need more details?
6 votes

Yes, it needs more details And the kicker is that at any time a DM can rule that an attack or an ability check can have advantage, or disadvantage, regardless of what other mechanical bits are in play....

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Is this question about experience points in earlier versions of D&D off topic as a "rule intent" or "designer reasons" question?
11 votes

No, it's not off topic- it seems to fit "history of gaming" I'll borrow from a comment that @doppelgreener made under the question. This question is first and foremost trying to understand ...

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What is the best way to ask for a whole homebrew class review?
2 votes

One of the best ways is to do some research first This article for D&D 5e class modification is almost five years old. It provides a conceptual framework around 'what each class is intended to be'...

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How is the community doing? [2021]
10 votes

What makes me grind my teeth: the received 'voice' It is my observation that we are becoming too proscriptive in how we act on the site, and it's actively hurting how we interact with newer users. (...

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How is the community doing? [2021]
4 votes

What makes me happy as I visit RPGSE? (This was broken off from the other at the request of a few users) I see a lot of community moderation activity with lots of different names. That's good. While ...

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Shouldn't we move past repeating "rules do what they say and nothing more?"
27 votes

Yes, "we" should stop repeating that phrase Why? In part because it comes off as passive-aggressive The "and nothing more" piece is the particular problem in that regard. That's ...

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Revisit: Is "5e" a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e?
20 votes

Per a previous answer: only if 5e doesn't occur in a vacuum If there are sufficient contextual clues to determine "5e of what?" such that a player of the game and that edition can clearly ...

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What could be done to improve the question about Joules of energy required to lift in-game objects?
6 votes

What could be done is to ask at Physics or Worldbuilding SE That would improve the location of the question; however, you'd likely get downvoted at Physics there for lack of research, since it doesn't ...

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Is this question about equipping ordinary soldiers with magical equipment (primarily) opinion-based?
9 votes

No, it is not opinion-based The question is not primarily opinion-based, as the answers have shown. It fits in with a limited / bounded list approach, and has solid criteria for good answers included....

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Why is [bonus-action] such an underused tag and should we do anything about it?
Accepted answer
16 votes

No need to fix what's not broken Bonus action questions and answers do not exist in a vacuum. They are associated with a wide variety of things in D&D 5e across a wide variety of classes, skills, ...

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Convince me I shouldn't stop visiting RPG.SE
7 votes

Why you should stay: three reasons Reason 1: I'll miss you. I have found you very easy to interact with on each occasion that we have interacted. I think your approach on games and playing ...

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RPG.SE is 10 years old today! Let's tell some stories!
12 votes

I can't really remember why I joined. I think it was to find an answer to an odd D&D question since I got back in to D&D, after a long lay off, in 2014. As a result of this site, I got to ...

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Should we merge the [critical-failure] tag with the [fumbles] tag?
-2 votes

No, we should not merge them Here is why: connotation of the terms. A critical failure encompasses a wide variety of things going horribly wrong during an RPG. A fumble has a more limited application,...

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Does the community agree with the part of the "never guess" policy regarding asking meta first?
5 votes

If a question is unclear, close it until the querent engages and clarifies That was the MO when I stumbled across this site over 5 years ago. Perhaps our problem - as beautifuly illustrated by @Medix2'...

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I got several good answers and a best answer, so I'm good - but should I put work into getting my closed question reopened?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Pursue if the answers do not satisfy your question You do point out that In any case, I'm not super attached to or invested in the question anymore. You've answered your own question. You have ...

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Would these official commentary questions be on-topic (and good questions)?
3 votes

The first question is for sure one that is well scoped. It is possible to ask a question that is hard to answer. Well, that's OK, we may need to be patient and see if anyone with that long of a ...

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How do I make voice-to-text work in RPG.SE chat?
Accepted answer
7 votes

This is an odd Windows feature, it appears. What I discovered, after experimenting on Meta.SE, Christianity.SE, and here is that sometimes, after hitting window + H, to enable voice to text, you have ...

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2020 Community Moderator Election Results
8 votes

We had no way to lose Two good choices, and a third who'd have been good also. As I said in chat: You Look Good in Blue Champagne all around. Doppelgreener's buying. evil grin (KS sneaks out the ...

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Do we need a separate tag for Numenera Discovery?
7 votes

Suggestion: add the tags. My instincts are that adding a tag won't hurt; it appears from some modest looking into this topic is that adding those tags to a Numenera question where applicable, and ...

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In which a doppelgreener becomes somewhat less shiny
10 votes

The grass is always greener on the doppel side I cannot greet this news with anything but disappointment, but you gotta do what your gut tells you is right. Thanks so much for your time spent on ...

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to every thing there is a season
13 votes

Thanks for that precious gift you gave to us all: your time. Given that you have a few rooms full of students to mentor, and three of your own to raise, that you were able to fit in some time to help ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
5 votes

How strongly do you support the SE objective of having a high signal-to-noise ratio? One of the few things that makes SO and SE sites better than the rest of the internet has been the focus on ...

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Are questions with title opposite to text ok?
-2 votes

You ask: Are questions with title opposite to text ok? No, they are not OK If the person asking the question can't put the effort into getting what's in the question and what's in the title to match,...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
4 votes

The Biggest Wheel of Temporary Cheeae This question is about getting the most Temp HP possible; it includes some absurd answers about tiny creatures and Tarrasques, as well as some answers that are ...

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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy
19 votes

I wrote an answer about this a while back, here's a shorter version Get clarification first / promote better engagement with new users One of the advantages of asking the question "What game/system/...

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There's a new Ask a Question page!
2 votes

I have made a suggestion on how they ought to improve the first screen that a new user sees. Here, if any of you want to add anything. I'd like us to do that here as well.

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How do I stop a "more senior" user, that seems to dislike my logic, from harassing every answer I give on StackExchange-RPG
6 votes

You grow a thicker skin and you grind through it That's what I did. Well, I already have a thick skin and I am a stubborn SoB. When I first got to RPGSE (2015) I had no experience with Stack ...

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