NathanS
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Should closed questions be edited without fixing the question?
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This answer was superseded by an update as outlined in the answer here. (Note, this is the same as my answer to the duplicate question I asked: Why shouldn't I edit a question that has been closed?...

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Main help center page: Question collection and voting
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Don't signal your edits If new users are more used to forums where it's common to say "EDIT: Blah blah" instead of just making the edit, it might be good to point them in this direction to ...

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Main help center page: Question collection and voting
7 votes

We are an edit happy community To try to avoid situations like this one, it might be worth having something here to explain how here at RPG.SE, we tend to edit posts into shape, so new users who might ...

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Main help center page: Question collection and voting
9 votes

Answers are for answers, not comments The flip side of answering in comments, it might be good to explain to new users why answers should answer the question and not be more like comments, addressing ...

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Main help center page: Question collection and voting
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Encouraging users not to accept straight away This one might be a bit more controversial, and I don't think it matters too much, but based on the accepted answer to this Q&A: Should we encourage ...

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Main help center page: Question collection and voting
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"Closed" doesn't mean "banned forever", but more like "work in progress" "Closed" can seem rather final to users who are more used to forums, so explaining to ...

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So there's this space on the main help center page. Should we put something on it?
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7 votes

We should add links to important meta Q&As, either existing ones or new ones that we create specifically for the purpose of educating new users This is partly inspired by what Buddhism.SE has done ...

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Why shouldn't I edit a question that has been closed?
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8 votes

Editing closed questions puts them back in the review queue, and if the edit was unrelated to the close reason, the question will be kept closed Firstly, I will point out that I've done exactly the ...

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New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users specify their system?
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I wish it were possible to have mandatory tags, like in meta. In meta, you must specify one of the dark tags (e.g. discussion) to be able to post it at all, unlike the lighter "normal tags" (...

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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?
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27 votes

The dnd-beyond tag (or otherwise describing D&DBeyond in the question) should be treated as equivalent to the OP stating "I'm playing D&D 5e" For the simple reason that D&DBeyond ...

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Is this a bug in the spoiler quote rendering?
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5 votes

After seeing the related Q&A on Main Meta (thanks to Rubiksmoose for finding it): Line after blockquote in spoiler not a spoiler? I have solved the problem I was having by adding a <p> tag ...

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When I have a series of questions that are unrelated to one another, how much time should I let pass before asking the next/each question?
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This started out as a comment on one of these five questions about water, but I thought (since the comment had a few upvotes on in after a few hours of being there) it ought to be added here as an ...

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When is it OK to assume the system without it being considered a guess?
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To throw my own answer out there, I'd say that we should revise our definition of system guessing. Whilst there may be plenty of ambiguity between, say, a Pathfinder question and a D&D question, ...

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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?
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19 votes

I think adding the synonym would be a good idea I am coming from a D&D 5e perspective here, where the term "sentient magic item" is favoured, but as such as user, I was unaware that the ...

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What to do when the answers complement each other?
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16 votes

Write your own answer If it's still only hours or even a few days after asking the question, I'd definitely suggest KorvinStarmast's answer about encouraging one of the answerers to update their ...

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Is this question on mass combat a duplicate?
2 votes

Their question should be reworked into something that isn't a duplicate Since their question is essentially the same as the other two questions, but their answers all talk about UA: Mass Combat, which ...

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Is there a quick way to link to the help center?
1 votes

Nevermind, I just figured it out. It's [help], which is converted into the text "help center".

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The best answer to my question was deleted by its owner; what do I do?
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At worst, you could repost their answer as your own (with credit) This doesn't help if you have less than 10k rep, but in this case that's not a problem. If the user doesn't undelete their answer and ...

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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?
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Rename the tag Could we not just rename the tag? Something like literal-rules-as-written or something (nothing too long, obviously), so that it's clear from the name that it's not to be used as others ...

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Contradiction with accepted answer descriptions
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5 votes

We can't do anything about it From mxyzplk's comment from GreySage's answer: We can’t [modify the hover text], as we can’t edit any other automated text on the site except one small part of the help ...

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Should the [astral] tag be renamed to [astral-plane]?
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Sure Since they're all about the Astral Plane, it makes sense to me that the tag should be more specific to that. I don't know what "Astral" might mean outside of that context, but as it ...

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