Alex P
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Should I be requesting people answer the question independently?
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In my opinion: Answers should actually answer the question. This is non-negotiable. The real value of multiple answers is different perspectives. I mean, really: five or ten answers just rewriting ...

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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!
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https://rpg.stackexchange.com/feeds Questions posted to our own RPG.SE (basically required).

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A chart of comments per user
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I don't think comment metrics mean that much. Commenting lots doesn't necessarily mean you're ruining the site. Commenting a little doesn't necessarily mean you're not misusing the comments. I put B&...

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Why people are being so rude?
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Good intent Wikipedia has a rule, "Assume good faith." It doesn't always work for them, but it's a big part of trying to avoid rudeness and infighting. Filtered through our own site's ...

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Are questions about fantasy-football type games on topic?
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Are fantasy sports on topic? No. It goes back to the defining attributes of an RPG compared to other kinds of games: the emphasis on the shared fiction of play. Fantasy sports is a game of research ...

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Dungeons and Dragons is dominating the site in terms of page views
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Honestly, I think D&D has eaten the front page. Here's what the site looks like if you ignore-list D&D3/4/5, Pathfinder, and D20. (N.B. I'm not ignore-listing "general"/"legacy" D&D ...

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Voting Feedback totally screwed up compared to other SE sites
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I didn't downvote your answer but... "A gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic system" I think you're kinda missing the elephant in the room: the question asked for a "post-apocalyptic&...

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Migration flags should be more general than "questions about computer-based games"
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We should change it to "video game," really. "Video game" is a term everyone understands. "Video game" covers consoles, personal computers, and handhelds. Arqade self-describes as a "video game" site....

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Only D&D on this Stack?
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RPG SE is a general RPG site RPG SE is not a D&D-only site. Check out the topic guidance page: Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is for expert Q&A by and for players and gamemasters of ...

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How is the community doing? [2018]
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There's not much to do here if you don't like Dungeons & Dragons Try it: put the main D&D tags (dungeons-and-dragons, dnd-5e, dnd-4e, dnd-3.5e, and pathfinder) on your ignore list and look at ...

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What is the exact meaning of [statistics]?
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I propose we make a tag synonym to probability and take it off entirely from questions that don't fit (they can probably just have the relevant system tags, or character-creation or whatever else).

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RPGs by and for white nationalists
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Thoughts. Here, have some thoughts. I support SSD's decision to burn down the tag and kick the can down the road Why twist yourself into a pretzel coming up with ways to discuss a committedly racist ...

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What signals a need to curate the emergent tagging folksonomy?
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I think the most important rule of thumb is: When you're consistently having to remove a tag from questions, there's something wrong with the tagging system: a poorly-named tag, a bad tag "definition"...

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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!
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Recent articles from EN World. http://www.enworld.org/forum/external.php?do=rss&type=newcontent&sectionid=1&days=120&count=10 It's often a news source that provides various official ...

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Just For Fun Request: Show-off character sheet thread
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I'm kinda ambivalent about this one. I'm not sure this thread really represents a direct analogy to the Tex.SE "fun" threads. My understanding is that the Tex.SE showcase threads are, in part, about ...

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What's to be done with the "stochastic characteristics" question?
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I see the following issues: The actual question is obfuscated. The length isn't a problem. Introducing a bit of background to set shared expectations is fine, especially for more nuanced, "feels-y" ...

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"Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes."
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The five-minute window is a compromise. Comments shouldn't be editable because StackExchange doesn't want comments to be "first-class citizens." Perpetual editing would highly encourage viewable ...

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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!
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The Seven-Sided Die http://d7.pipemaze.com/blog/ @SevenSidedDie's blog, covering D&D and others. Example post: Scarcity creates desire If you want to motivate your players, make things scarce. I’...

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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!
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http://bankuei.wordpress.com/feed/ "Deeper in the Game: From Geekdom to Freedom" blog by Bankuei This blog is low-volume (I consider that a plus). It includes indie-games content, D&D content, ...

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The tag length limit is now 35 characters - let us know if there are tags we should now rename
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status-completed both with synonyms Seems like a good candidate: m-and-m-2e -> mutants-and-masterminds-2e m-and-m-3e -> mutants-and-masterminds-3e

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Is profanity allowed on RPG.SE?
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The rules From "Behavior": Please note that expletives are not allowed. If you use expletives on this site, you may be issued a warning or a suspension. So, that's basically that. The ...

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Voting on Subjective Answers
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Recommendations imply suitability I think that "objective vs. subjective" is a bit of a red herring. Game recommendations come with an implicit endorsement of suitability for use at the ...

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Should "NUMENÉRA" include the diacritic when written textually?
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What do Official Sources Say? For: Someone working on the Numenera vidoe game seems to think it's a diacritic. Against: I couldn't find a single instance of a diacritic on the site, including the &...

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Are questions about play-by-mail/email games acceptable?
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Questions about play-by-mail/e-mail RPGs are considered on-topic for RPG Stack Exchange. There is a tag for them: play-by-post. System recommendation questions are on-topic as well, but have their ...

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Are interviews reliable sources for supporting an answer?
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(Non-D&D answer since this question is no longer D&D5-tagged.) I think we've hit a point where different game systems have different standards and your answer should reflect that. E.g., ...

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About Dead Winter Questions
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This is totally a legitimate way to use the site. It's probably good to mention that you are the author in your profile. You don't need to write this in your posts, though: Disclaimer: I'm ...

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Should we be encouraging askers to remove system tags if their question is relevant to a broader category?
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There is no harm in having the tag, really A question tagged gm-techniques will still show up in a search of that tag even if it is also tagged pathfinder. Ditto it'll show up as a highlight even if ...

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Is the [leaving-player] tag a necessary addition?
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Does this tag provide extra context on the question? No. How would you even ask this question without putting this information into the question itself? Can you be an expert on the topic of "leaving-...

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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!
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Geek Related http://geek-related.com/ @mxyzplk's blog, covering D&D and other games. Example post: Rule Zero Over the Years The allowed scope of DM rulings has absolutely changed over time in D&...

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What is the correct way to treat new users of the site?
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The actual Q&A part of this site isn't structured like a chat space or forum. Say you explain to the poster what 1d8 means. Okay, next question, what is Dex? Next question, what is AC? Next ...

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