Rubiksmoose
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy
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Revert the policy, and treat these edits like any other The moderation team believes it’s time to revert this policy and restore the way we handle system information to the default way we handle every ...

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Stance on using D&D Beyond for references?
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Use both whenever possible There's really no difference between the paywall for a book and the paywall for a site. Whenever I get the chance I cite both the book and online: (PHB p. 245). Barriers to ...

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What warranted multiple downvotes and a delete vote here?
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It was unclear and mostly wrong and showed a lack of expertise Note that all of this, more or less, was brought up as suggestions for improvement in the comments under your answer (by multiple people ...

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How is the community doing? [2018]
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I'd like to see less answering in the comments Current status There are too many answers in the comments. Not only from new users but experienced ones as well. The only metric I have to quantify this ...

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Should we have a tag for Wendy's Feast of Legends RPG?
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If someone asks a question about it, we can have a tag about it We have tags for other jokey systems (or at least one, see dungeons-the-dragoning), but tags can't exist (for more than a day) without ...

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How is the community doing? [2019]
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Answers in comments may not be reduced, but are handled quickly by the community I'm not sure if we are getting less comments in the answers1 (as I had hoped in my answer to last year's community ...

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Should we have a way to denote questions that are caused by "edition baggage"?
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Edit the information explicitly into the question I'm going to stop short of weighing in on whether a tag would be helpful or appropriate here, but this is definitely information that should be ...

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Convince me I shouldn't stop visiting RPG.SE
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I don't intend to try to convince you to stay. That's your personal choice and I'm not going to tell you whether or not spending time on this site is is a wise use of your time because I am not you ...

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Where do we draw the line for "racially charged" terms?
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The line is that we don't use derogatory terms Unless there is absolutely no other way to communicate the idea and it is absolutely essential to the post (and maybe not even then), just don't use ...

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I'm confused about how this site works; where can I go for help?
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Firstly, if you are a new user, welcome to the site! We are a community of people that want to help you and get you an answer. Unfortunately, the site has a bit of a learning curve to it. But many of ...

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Should we think about elections?
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An election is coming The moderation team had already (prior to this Meta at least) discussed this with the CM team and determined that the team would like an election. I believe an official ...

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Should questions about Critical Role 3rd party material be tagged Homebrew?
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No, this tag is about helping people homebrew their own content. Firstly, let us look at the current guidance offered by the homebrew tag description: For questions about homebrewing new rules ...

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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?
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My opinion is that we should purge the answers. Designers are the only appropriate source for designer questions If OP wants designer reasons, the only authoritative answer we can give them is going ...

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A thank-you to you all
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As a steady user on the site the last few years, I just want to say that I really appreciate everything you've done for and contributed to this site. Even though you may not have been visibly super ...

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I asked a bad question, how should I fix that?
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Option #3: Edit the current question to only ask about #2 and ask #1 as a new question Your two questions seem pretty independent of each other. Since you already have an answer to one of them and the ...

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to every thing there is a season
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Wool miss you! You (and doppelgreener of course) made me feel instantly at home as a moderator and never shied away from helping and mentoring me and helping to pass on you considerable experience. ...

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How is the community doing? [2019]
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The Hot Network Question algorithm seems to be bad at picking out hot RPG questions Currently it seems to me that way too many of our questions make HNQ status (even if only for a little bit). ...

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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?
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Don't create twinned-spell. twinned-spell seems to be not a useful tag When looking at metamagic for D&D5e only twinned-spell makes up a vast majority of the metamagic tag. But that isn't an issue,...

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Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged
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The Q&As should be unmerged I'm going to attempt to not go too deep into the specific talk of the mechanics here, but these posts are definitely different enough that they should be different ...

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Closing a question based on the Moderators' belief about what the answer will be
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The points everyone else has made are good, but I'll add one more: Experts closing questions because they are familiar with what the answer would be and/or what it would involve to make an excellent ...

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What's our policy on editing "Thanks" from new questions?
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Remove "thanks" and "thank you" from posts One of the major strengths of SO/SE is a very high signal to noise ratio, meaning that pages here are laser focused on good quality ...

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How do I ask a good character build/optimization question for D&D 5e?
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List your goals or requirements for the build Always be as specific as you can about what you're trying to do. It would be difficult for you to be too detailed in outlining these details; the points ...

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Should this question be reopened (when we don't know if it's OP's actual question)?
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Leave it closed until the OP comes back I've thought about this from a lot of potential stack-philosophy angles, but I keep coming back to what I think is a very compelling practical reason not to ...

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What is an acceptable form for a "no" answer to a question of the form "Does X exist in the lore?"
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Answering "no" is not an excuse to give purely opinion answers @dopplegreener answered what to do to make a good "no" answer. I wanted to add at least one thing that good "no&...

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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?
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Other answers do a good job of addressing what the user was trying to convey with their comment on your answer #1 and what you can do to improve that answer to address that critique and to meet the ...

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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?
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Leave unprotected and gather data for 60 days, then decide. This is not an endorsement of the actions taken by this user, they should have talked to the community before unprotecting virtually every ...

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What to do when an answer guesses the system of a question rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?
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Don't answer questions that need a system but do not specify one Guessing the system leads to confusion in several ways. Since many users that have this issue are new there is the issue that in ...

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How should we handle answers that use Jeremy Crawford's now unofficial tweets?
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Nothing should be done Answers can use whatever sources or means of support they think is best for their answer. Voters then decide how good the answer is based off of everything in the answer. ...

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Make [specialabilities] not special
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I agree. The tag should be removed. Of the 4 questions it is attached to (one of which is closed), 3 would be better categorized by monsters and the fourth apparently tries to apply it to spell ...

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In which a doppelgreener becomes somewhat less shiny
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Sad to see you go, but moving on to greener pastures (I had to fit a "green" reference somewhere in the title right?) Anyways, I am extremely sad to see you go. Both you and nitsua60 ...

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