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Is something wrong?
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40 votes

Yes I think there is something wrong. Matter of fact I think there's 2 things wrong with this site compared to other Stacks. And as they are connected, I'm not sure which is cause and which is effect. ...

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“Is something wrong?” Yes: Too much moderation
32 votes

What to do? From my perspective, the moderators should do less. A lot less. The site is fine. It attracts a reasonable amount of quality questions and answers. The next time someone posts an off-topic ...

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How is the community doing? [2021]
29 votes

We have become D&D (-ish) SE Right now, of the 50 latest questions, only two are not about D&D or D&D clones (D&D 5e and 3.5e, PF 1e & 2e). That is 96% D&Dish. It's been that ...

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Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy
20 votes

I present exhibit A: Do Kaladesh Dwarves get +4 in Constitution? The most recent example of how we make this site a worse place by having this rule. This question was not unclear. It could be answered....

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Dissatisfied with problem-player questions
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18 votes

Should we do something like this No Generally speaking For the workplace, this rule makes sense, because the options are so limited and specific. There is a contract to be followed, there are laws to ...

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Revisit: Is "5e" a clear enough statement of game system by a question asker to determine that the question is about D&D 5e?
15 votes

I'm pretty much an outsider nowadays, so this is an outsiders perspective, with little to no regard to policy or how it should work: The brand name "Cola" in my country is being used to ...

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Why is the general community of this site so toxic?
13 votes

The RPG community is not different from all other communities on SE in that regard: experts spend their time answering questions. However, they expect research to be done prior to asking. So you can ...

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When is the [sexuality] tag an appropriate tag for a question?
7 votes

Let me preface this with my general opinion about edits: edits are meant to improve a post. Who is the final arbiter of that? The person whose account name is under the post. Why? Because that person ...

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Are our implicit-information tagging practices becoming a problem?
7 votes

Reading all the comments here, rules-as-written seems to impose restrictions on the answer which is very rare for SE sites and therefor not very intuitive. Normally, tags are used to grant information ...

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Why is an answer being downvoted without any comments?
5 votes

I know most of you will see this as a rant if I wrote it, so I would like to just offer some ideas and maybe you can craft a non-ranty addition to the existing answer: RPG.SE has a community working ...

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Have the pros and cons of Badges been reevaluated recently?
5 votes

If you notice a question whose voting seems out of proportion, it may have been featured in the "Hot network questions" bar you can see to the right. Being listed there brings a lot of traffic and a ...

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Answers that agree with other answer
3 votes

On other SE sites, this should be a comment on the answer and the person who posted the answer would choose to edit their answer to include it or not. On other SE sites, the comment will live longer. ...

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“Is something wrong?” Yes: Too much moderation
3 votes

In the light of some of the moderators comments, I'd like to add an alternative to my first answer: Educate the community Lets take the RAW and policing discussion as a prime example. What should ...

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Are we comfortable with our current position on deleting general answers to system specific questions?
2 votes

Do not mod-delete content posted in good faith In my personal opinion, nobody writing an answer here in good faith trying to help another community member should ever have their post deleted by a ...

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How much pedagogical detail is legit in student-oriented game recommendation?
2 votes

Am I in danger of my question or my self-answer being challenged as off-topic for rpg.se if I include a pedagogical part to the question and my self-answer? A pedagocial part is fine. However, you ...

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Is our books vs e-readers question primarily opinion based or OK?
2 votes

I think the question is fine as it is, because it's asking for facts ("what are the benefits"). This question, cited as a better example, is still open and it does not get more subjective than that. ...

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Is an answer on topic if it recommends a game that isn't a role-playing game?
1 votes

The line that differenciates an RPG from a non-RPG is quite thin and very much relies on the play style of the group. There are enough groups out there (and sometimes, this includes mine) that uses ...

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Can we improve the way we treat newcomers?
1 votes

Optimizing is important We should optimize for quality like any SE site. I think in that regard RPG.SE works fine. It's hard to distinguish what should count as "opinion" because after all, apart ...

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Community self-evaluation: How are we doing with game recommendations?
-2 votes

The game recommendation guidelines probably started out with good intentions. The rules are set to keep answer to more than just an opinionated "I like" or "it sucks". And that's great. However, the ...

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Can we provide a good tag wiki for [mental-health]?
-5 votes

I think it's way to broad as a tag. Even only one aspect of the tag, in-game mental health, is about as useful as physical-health would be. Can there be an expert across systems that knows a lot about ...

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Are tool recommendation questions on topic?
-6 votes

General SE guidelines A general guideline of Stack Exchange is that the core of an answer should not be an offsite resource. The test you can make is to strip all links and markup from an answer. If ...

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Voting on Subjective Answers
-8 votes

It feels like a double standard. On one hand, a moderator will appear and downright delete the post people wrote if it does not include personal experience... yet when people post personal experience, ...

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Tool Recommendations Should Be Allowed
-10 votes

Tool recommendations should be off-topic, because they are. Not because of any relation to previous game-recommendation rulings. Tool Recommendations are the ultimate offsite-resource. Stack Exchange ...

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