The mods have noticed several repeated problems that perhaps some verbiage in our FAQ could help. Our proposed amendments:

  • Not everything here has an objectively correct answer, but subjective answers should be backed up with real play experience. See Good Subjective, Bad Subjective for how to answer subjective questions on Stack Exchange.

  • There are many different tastes in games and different kinds of playstyle. All styles are welcome here, but attacking others' styles as wrong is not. As a rule, answer questions in the style they were asked - telling someone "they are playing wrong" is usually unwelcome and not constructive.

  • Comments are for asking for clarification or providing constructive feedback on answers and should not be long discussion threads; comments are considered temporary and will be cleaned up by mods. If you have a major point to make, write your own answer and let people vote on it. Comment warring will not be tolerated.

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Changes applied to the FAQ. –  mxyzplk Nov 15 '12 at 0:43
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I agree with this, especially point 3. Comments are temporary. If you've got a point to make that fits with the question, make it in your own answer. If you have a side point to make as a function of the other person's answer, make a new question that directly addresses the problem (so long as you have standing -- specifically that it's a question that has come up in your role-playing experience.)

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+1 Agree. As a new user, I still find commenting a little confusing. Before 50 rep, I was often tempted to comment and add a check-this-link-too comment. It takes some time to realize that is not the intended SE Q&A format. –  Roflo Nov 13 '12 at 2:16
    
+1 comments being temporary helps keep the format clean. Voting, since it never "closes" even after an answer is accepted, ought to take care of the rest. –  LitheOhm Nov 13 '12 at 4:59
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Seconded. In addition to what Brian Ballsun-Stanton mentions, I agree with point three because I myself have misused the comment thread before learning the de facto of it's use. The first point is a good segway to the second, and I've seen a lot of the second so clarification is unfortunately necessary.

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