C. Ross
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Upvoting Old Questions and Answers?
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You should absolutely upvote! The fact that it's old doesn't make it not worthy. In fact you should even suggest edits to old posts to improve them. The only thing we would advise against is ...

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Should we obsolete the Glossary?
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21 votes

I would suggest that we avoid a glossary, but only allow non-trivial terminology questions. Maintaining a glossary isn't really the purpose of SE (it's expert Q&A if you haven't noticed), and it'...

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Commenting should be enabled from the start
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Because comments are less important. We only want to be getting comments from people we know can and will add value to the site, not just the grand internet peanut gallery. Note that you can ...

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Is it appropriate to ask questions you are pretty sure you know the answer to?
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I think that would be great! We love questions, and I'd personally like to see more rules questions. I'd like to point out that I'm less comfortable with "seed" questions that were created on the ...

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What are the polite limits of editing others' posts for formatting?
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In general you are encouraged to edit for formatting, as long as it is significant. If you're going to bold one word or add a period it's probably not worth the edit. Also, please do not edit large ...

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Why is my question "subjective and likely to be closed"?
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14 votes

Because it contains the word your. The subjective filter is a simple regex, as Jeff states here.

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How can the policy regarding discussions in comments be improved?
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13 votes

Comments are a tool for getting to the right answer, not a place for answer. You're right we need discussion in comments to suss out the question or improve an answer, but the result shouldn't live ...

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Should 5e no longer be verboten in the main chat?
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I believe it's probably time. Heads have cooled, there are plenty of resources and real games running. Also things are more awkward and hard to moderate (for mods and users) now that those ...

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How can we make D&D Next a home run for RPG.SE?
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Get it in the hands of our users, early. If we are leading the wave of questions, and can quickly get answers to questions after release, we could see some big gains...

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Should we worry about spoilers?
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I think we should give a little care to hide spoilers. When a question specifically asks for spoilers it should be tagged spoiler. However I think a FAQ statement might go a long way. Also there is ...

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Prestige Class Contest Proposal
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Gentlemen, StackExchange is not appropriate for these sort of contests. Part of our mantra is You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, ...

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What should our pro-forma system-recommendation comment be?
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As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the [FAQ] and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our meta. In particular, all ...

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Does a specific indie game merit a tag?
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If it's a public game, or even a public beta game, then yes it should have a tag. If it never gets another question the tag will eventually drop off ... I'm looking at you maid.

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Answering My Own Question With A Self-Made Homebrew
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Yes, as long as your question allowed for homebrew. This is the intended behavior of the system.

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Tag question - changeling tag
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I'm of the opinion that race tags aren't useful, specifically because they mean different things across different games. We could have game-race tag, but that leads to very long tags, and an even ...

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Too many tags for d&d
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I think the tags are good. If you want to ignore them all just use dd* in the tag filter.

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Should this question be split into five?
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10 votes

No. The questions are closely related, and it would be confusing for the asker and the answers to answer in multiple places. The rules to cite will likely be similar between the questions.

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Voting on Subjective Answers
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As mxyzplk points out the criteria for voting is extremely simple, is the answer useful or not. However I think we can put some criteria around when you should vote. Strong indicators that you ...

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Site stats: "1% answered"
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I see your bug and raise you an order of magnitude.

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What RPG-specific swag would you like?
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From a conversation with Brian in chat: Dice Towers Small Whiteboards GM Screens (with blank back side so they can be printed)

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What can we do about questions with no accepted answer and no specified reason for it?
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Leave them be. They aren't causing any harm, after all if people voted properly the best answer is already at the top. See Also: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Force ...

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What should our FAQ contain?
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What should I not ask here? Where to find a game in your city. Who would like to play in my game? Where to buy games. In character questions.

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Can we re-evaluate our comment deletion policy? (or at least have access to the data?)
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Do we agressively delete comments on RPG.SE? Yes. How much? Approximately two thousand in the last three months. That seems like a lot of comments, but not when you consider there are 32k ...

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One year anniversary contest?
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Site promotion contest: Winner determined based on how many announcer, booster, and publicist badges are gained during the contest period. Advantages Garners attention for the site Easy and ...

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Asking for feedback rather than a specific question
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Definitely bring it to chat! We love to discuss things like this, and I suspect that we can help you identify particular issues that will make good questions. The primary site just isn't designed ...

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Stack Exchange RPG is a collection of expert knowledge.
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I agree with the following points. We have to be more subjective than Stack Overflow. We need to gather experts. We've gotten way too emotional about what's on the site. Needless editing of other ...

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How much subjectiveness is OK?
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Obviously D&D is not C# to paraphrase Bryant. As a long term (though lowly member) of the SO/SE community I think this site has to be different. Role playing is by it's nature a subjective ...

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Add tag for Dwarf/Dwarves?
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I don't think we need the elf tag, so I don't think we need a dwarf tag, as much as I like the stout bearded folk. The elf tag is only used on two questions, both related to 4e racial abilities, but ...

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Follow up to posted questions
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No there isn't, and I doubt it is likely to be added. There are a few ways you could currently do what you want: Poster Edit's the question: This works well if they attempted a solution and it ...

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Multiple Community ads for the same project
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Yes. People are welcome to vote for both or neither. Only the ads the community approves will be put in rotation. However, you shouldn't post the same ad twice.

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