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Inclusive language use
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To me, those changes are fine both personally and stylistically Personally: Nominally, my suburban south LA County, CA, family got an Apple IIe shortly after its release in '83 when I was in middle ...

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In which a doppelgreener becomes somewhat less shiny
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Extremely glad that you stepped up, and devastated that you're stepping down I was genuinely pleased—excited, even—when you were elected moderator. Now I'm deeply saddened that your moderation ...

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Is it okay to reject suggested edits on your answer/question that is part of the Suggested Edits review queue?
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I have rejected edits to my own questions and answers that sought to vandalize them or pervert their meaning. Likewise, I have seen edits to my questions and answers approved by others that vandalized ...

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Why was this question closed as too broad?
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If you think that a question that was put on hold shouldn't have been put on hold,—if your reputation allows—vote to reopen it. That said, my comment suggested revising the question so that some ...

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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?
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Don't rush to judgment Because of its importance, I think discussion on this topic should continue beyond the current April 5 deadline to at least April 26. So far as I'm aware—and the moderators can ...

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What Exactly Are the Classification Criteria for the [rules-as-written] Tag?
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Recent usage—that's not adequately reflected in the tag description of the rules-as-written tag—has seen the tag rules-as-written become appropriate only for questions that state clearly and ...

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Is it appropriate to downvote an answer that may have been good at the time it was posted, but is now incorrect?
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Maybe! You can vote however you want. That said, saying that all the site's users should also cast their votes a certain way in certain situations is an overreach. Users aren't ever under any ...

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Are questions that are On-Topic but generated a lot of opinion based answers doomed to never be solved?
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The bigger question can't be answered well because there is no good answer. To paraphrase that big question from the original: If I end up again in a situation where everyone else at the table ...

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What is expected/customary procedure for crediting info from comments?
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I asked an extremely similar question nearly 5 years ago, shortly after I joined the site, and, since then, I've adopted a couple of behaviors: As comments are both ephemeral and nearly the only form ...

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How to resolve excessive background information?
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I'm aware that this goes against some SE guidelines, but this advice is based on excessive personal experience from a user who genuinely enjoys helping others by editing. (I've the Copy Editor gold ...

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Should this answer have been split into 5 different answers?
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When an answer's posted, the answer rises or falls on its own merits. Unless an answer is offensive, potentially damaging, or off topic, an answer can say whatever it wants in whatever way it wants, ...

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Is this a shopping question?
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It's a shopping question Such a question would likely be closed as an inexact duplicate of this question. While the new question would have slightly different guidelines and requirements, those who ...

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Why is asking how to roleplay a slave close-worthy?
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The question lacks cultural context The question provides no setting information that would enable answers to address the question directly. There is nothing in the question that explains, for ...

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How can we save these questions about cross breeds?
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Detail the problem and request a family-friendly solution To salvage such questions, they should include a description of the problem that needs solving. Idle curiosity is fine to a point, but when ...

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Compound vs. Simple Questions
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If you want to ask Can a warlock with strength 0 use fell flight to fly underwater? ask that It's not necessary to make a question easier to answer by pointing out all of a question's disparate parts ...

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Who should make welcoming comments?
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You should welcome new users! Going from lurker to user is an enormous risk that the community should recognize. It's easy to overlook that someone has taken that risk and, instead, focus on what the ...

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Why is someone one with no specific knowledge judging the worthiness of my question?
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(Sometimes it's good to also have a regular user's perspective on questions like these.) Question: Why is someone who knows nothing about the game I am asking a question about telling me that my ...

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How is this question about divination too broad?
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It's two questions Here's the first one: What happens when you have a distinct item that is easily searched for with divination spells, and that item gets magically changed. How does it being changed ...

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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?
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Don't guess It's up to the asker to tag the question with the correct system. In the case of a new community member who doesn't yet understand this responsibility, it's up to the community to ...

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Is it OK to downvote for “low effort” when the only way to answer quickly is piracy?
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Downvotes happen A question or answer can be downvoted for any reason. In a perfect world, it should not be, but taking the risk of asking or answering means that sometimes voters dislike a question ...

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Please consider using book references that will be understood internationally
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Instead trying to accommodate non-English texts in general, I suggest a user of a non-English edition Comment how the desired information can't be located in that non-English edition and request from ...

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Should I post two answers if I find contradicting arguments?
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Put both conclusions in but one answer In theory BESW's answer is correct. Were the system perfect, each question about an ambiguity would get many answers, each answer addressing a different area of ...

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How do we handle "game survey" questions?
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Yes, a question asking for an overview is acceptable This site shouldn't be one's introductory RPG destination, but its contributors are better equipped to provide an overview of systems than most, ...

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How to ask a question regarding canonical events that generate negative player reactions?
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This sounds like a question for an expert, but you might be that expert A question like What canonical events have contributed to fans' negative feelings about the Harpers? then the question's body ...

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Is trivia on-topic?
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Some Folks Need the Basics I think it's premature to place a wholesale ban on all trivial questions without first establishing a baseline for what trivial means in relationship to the asker's role-...

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Permanent banner for game-recommendation tag
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An alternate pitch. Banner Wording: A game recommendation question must adhere to those guidelines in the FAQ and follow the rules for subjective questions as described in Good Subjective, Bad ...

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Pathfinder sources: prd vs d20pfsrd
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The Paizo site is more accurate, but d20PFSRD is easier to navigate and search. For example, there's this word salad on d20PFSRD: An alchemist can create three special types of magical items—...

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