nitsua60
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How is the community doing? [2017]
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Well-intentioned help-piles are occasionally problematic. First, the mea culpa: I have been guilty of this as often as anyone else I've seen. Here's the problem, generally: New user posts a poor ...

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Why'd my second question get removed when surely people would be thinking about both?
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I don't agree that "anybody asking the first is definitely wondering about the second." But I do agree that anyone asking the first would likely benefit from seeing an answer to the second. That's ...

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Purveyors of fine cheese!
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Is there a maximum attainable beard thickness? Sometimes cheese gets in your beard. It's a sad fact of life, but there it is.

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Do we want three moderators, or four?
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I think it's obvious that we need more. More than two, that is. It's obvious, because you two (@mxyzplk and @SevenSidedDie) say so. There might be other possible signs that a third was needed, I don't ...

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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?
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General RPG discussion forums Roleplaying Games SE's main chat room It's not actually a forum, but can sometimes be useful for questions that need quick back-and-forth discussion to sort out. Pros: ...

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How is the community doing? [2017]
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TL;DR I like seeing vocal (while respectful) disagreements on Meta; I believe it's a healthy sign. I feel like I'm seeing less of that this last year and it worries me. (A little.) I worry about a ...

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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?
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We should stay in HNQ. The arguments against HNQ: untrained users voting out of line with established community norms, new users submitting low-quality answers (especially GS/BS problems), comment ...

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Hatocalypse 2016 Survivors' Photo Album
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A site user recently unprotected virtually all of our protected questions. Is that okay?
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One shouldn't undertake a large maintenance project alone, invisibly. [Reiterating: the user had the privileges to do so, and I assume no malice.] TL;DR: default to humility in judgment, and look for ...

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Do we want a [total-party-kill]?
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Keep the tag: we've got browsers, too. Users don't only come here when they've a specific question, but also to browse around in a repository of high-quality analysis and advice. While searching for "...

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Does RPG Stack Exchange want to opt out from Hot Network Questions?
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I received though other channels the following from a high-rep active-most-days member; they'd rather not post under their identity for personal reason, and rep-requirements make sock-posting on meta ...

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Can we encourage askers to provide the source or quote of their things?
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This is the classic "easy" case for voting to close as unclear. You read a question about Eladrin in D&D5e and thought "I wonder if it's the DMG eladrin or the MToF one--it matters.&...

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Why are site comments being deleted?
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In the interests of visibility, I'll say I'm (part of) the reason comments are being deleted. In my year on the site I've flagged comments ~230 times for deletion. I'd estimate based on my "helpful" ...

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What is the reason we are moving to having 5 diamond moderators?
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There's nothing particularly magical about the number 5. A long-serving mod retired recently and we three thought that a deeper bench of experienced moderators would be good to have in the community, ...

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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?
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You may have met a troll (intentional or not). Don't worry, the Stack's got you covered. This is actually really easy: you do nothing. Nothing different to normal, that is. All the habits you've ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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As a moderator, how would you respond to learning that a user, or group of users, feels unfairly treated by another moderator? What steps would you take to learn their complaints, validate them, and ...

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Flagging comments for deletion: flag one or all?
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Now that I've served as an elected mod and seen the tools... Flag them all. This post is all about moderators' workflow, so I'm going to get a little into the weeds, here: When you cast a flag (on ...

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Should I update my answer with information from someone else's answer?
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Improvement is better. If you really think that the information that @illustro pointed you to would improve your answer, definitely incorporate it. We want to create the best resource possible for the ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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How will you, as a moderator, react to community consensus that you disagree with? How will you, as a moderator, handle issues on which the community has failed to reach consensus, particularly when ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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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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“Is something wrong?” Yes: Too much moderation
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I'm going to play the other side of much recent meta-action for a moment: We tapped three of our most-active users to moderate. So all of their actions now carry a diamond. I don't think we want to ...

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How should we handle questions about transitioning to virtual tabletop during COVID-19?
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I dropped it as a comment, and then in chat, but really it should be an answer. Be warned: I'm suggesting we do a little bit of work, at the same time as I'm overloaded with some wfh/homeschooling ...

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Is "How long does published adventure X take?" an appropriate question on RPG.SE?
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"How long did X take you" is clearly not a good Stack-question. Because every answer is equally valid, so there's no way that voting helps, there's no "good" or "bad" answer, &c. (I'm aware that's ...

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Who handles an apparent violation of the Stack-wide Terms of Service?
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Mods and SE staff. Moderators who suspect TOS violations will escalate as necessary to Stack Exchange staff and/or the user. One user can still post representing a group While maintaining a "...

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My question was incorrectly put on-hold for "being about video games"
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Thank you for taking this to Meta: comments on the question itself were clearly not a productive channel for improving your post. I need to clear up one misconception above: you say that a member of ...

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Are Omnibus answers problematic?
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I think voting is sufficient to take care of it. The downvote tooltip is This answer is not useful. If you find omnibus answers actively not useful, go ahead and downvote. On the flip-side, the ...

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How can I answer a question really well?
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Be patient, read lots of questions, and play/run a lot. It's pretty easy to write answers that get 20 or 30 upvotes: answer D&D questions about rules correctly, succinctly, and first. But you want ...

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Are you allowed to change citation style?
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"Allowed to change..." is evidently "yes," since that user has edit privileges. But I'll answer what I think is the implied question "was this a good edit" or maybe "...

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What to do about a new user repeatedly posting poor questions?
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Treat each post on its own merit; if you see a pattern of behavior go ahead and send up a custom flag. Posts should be voted/commented upon regardless of author. We're all human, of course, but to the ...

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Is there any interest for a Discord server?
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Just to throw into the mix... Stack-relevant policies: There is no private messaging between users anywhere on the network. This is seen as a "feature" that would actively harm SE's core ...

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