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1:28 AM
JellyMuppet wrote a twitter thread about here, there, be monsters! by wendi yu, one of the games in the upcoming LATAM Breakout Kickstarter. A rules-lite response to monster-hunting media where you are the monsters.
Silent Night System by petra_v games. System Reference Document for Stille Nacht
"10 Indie TTRPG Designers To Watch In 2022" poorly researched article by Declan Lowthian for CBR. Regardless of genre, style, or complexity, independent tabletop games have something for everyone. Be on the lookout for these designers in 2022.
(When I say "poorly researched," I mean obvious nonsense like claiming that Gubat Banwa is lacking art.)
 
 
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7:05 AM
I'm seeing notifications for flagged chat messages in the top bar of this page: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/130625

I don't think I have the site priveleges to interact with flagged chat messages in any way, and indeed if I click on the notification it brings me to an empty page that says "There are no flags to display that you have not voted on"

Are these notifications a bug? Or am I supposed to be able to see the number of flagged chat messages for some reason?
 
Ben
The notification may be dealt with before the page refreshes the alert
 
Flags get dealt with VERY fast. I rarely get to see them by the time I've clicked on the notification.
 
Am I even supposed to be able to see them? I thought only mods or room owners could interact with chat flags.
 
It's a rep-locked feature, I think based on cumulative rep across all sites.
 
Oh huh, I never noticed it before. Are those flags visible from anywhere besides the room info pages? I've never seen the notification while, like, actually using Stack chat...
 
7:14 AM
That's one of the problems with the chat flagging system, honestly. Flags are pushed to everybody in THE ENTIRE CHAT ECOSYSTEM with a dozen or two thousand rep, and the fastest responders get to choose how to respond.
 
Yeah that sounds less than ideal, I wouldn't expect people who've never been to a given room to be able to make good snap judgments about whatever's going on there.
 
Huh...noted. Keeping up with which memes have terrible etymologies is a full time job.
Too late to edit, flagged.
 
I know, it's awful.
 
I'm sure I can depend on the chatizens of all stack chats to hop on it right quick
there we go
 
7:21 AM
This room doesn't get upset about genuinely oopses of that nature, just try to avoid repeats please.
Everybody's in a constant state of learning.
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10:04 AM
I'm uncertain about introducing the new to this rpg.stackexchange.com/q/75807/44723 - I would appreciate a second pair of eyes.
 
 
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11:07 AM
@Akixkisu I'd say no since it's not a game-element but an IRL thing
 
@Exempt-Medic That sounds like a really valuable distinction to make in the tag description as well. Thanks.
The tag says off-topic, but we do handle instances like "problem players."
I think there still is some room there to improve the usage guidance, even though it already looks solid.
 
@A_S00 Not to mention keeping up with ongoi g reclamation efforts
@Akixkisu Could add a "typically" or "generally" perhaps?
 
@Exempt-Medic Yes, something like that.
@Trish Would you mind having a look at that?
 
@Akixkisu we need a tag. It would be great for this, and for any question about Jeremy Crawfordโ€™s rulings.
 
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Q: Is a dark mode for this site realistically possible and desirable, and can we in any way support its introduction?

PixelMasterDark mode was introduced to StackOverflow about a year ago (blog post), but as of now, it still isn't available on our site (or any other site as far as I know). Back then, it was stated that For now, we have no plans to bring dark mode to the many sites across the Stack Exchange network. Many o...

 
11:25 AM
@ThomasMarkov How would we make the distinction about what constitutes a problem author?
 
11:43 AM
@Akixkisu That was mostly a joke. Mostly.
 
@ThomasMarkov I had a joking reply lined up, but then I considered it, and it isn't a bad idea, and it might be something that we could implement with care.
Albeit it is a niche topic.
 
@Akixkisu I'll never pass up a chance to dig at JC's tweet ruling era.
@doppelgreener Chat UI? Never met him.
@Akixkisu We could conceivably handle questions about RPG authorship where conflict between coauthors is in view, and the tag would make perfect sense.
 
12:25 PM
My answer here is "so very much yes I want dark mode", but I don't have anything else interesting to say about the matter, and have no knowledge whatsoever of how to implement it, so I'm not sure if I should post a brief answer to that effect or not. — Thomas Markov 2 mins ago
Should I post a very brief answer, just to measure support for "yes darkmode please"?
 
@Scrollreader I got ahold of some 12 sided d4 dice and I preer them. (It has 12 sides with 3 1's, 3 2's, 3 3's and 3 4's. Unlike the caltrop d4, it actually rolls. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
@AncientSwordRage Cthulhu agrees with you, I suspect.
@ThomasMarkov sure, why not. It's the old "run it up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes it" deal. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
 
1:32 PM
@Akixkisu That's clearly out of cope for the M&D tag
 
@Trish Agreed.
 
@Trish Yup, and what do you think about adjusting the description?
 
@Trish While you're at it, throw some description on
 
@Akixkisu I did update the tag for poison yesterday...
@Akixkisu (Questions about the real-world use of medicine/drugs are off-topic for this tag.) - that's already in
 
@Trish Something like adding the problem player tag for that kind of guidance.
 
1:37 PM
we are 2 characters under the limit
 
@Trish In the excerpt, but not in the main body, right?
 
@ThomasMarkov there you go!
 
@Trish I proposed an edit.
 
 
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5:11 PM
@Trish I mostly copied my initial tag guidance draft from and then modified it as needed :P
 
@V2Blast which was quite nice!
 
 
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6:43 PM
@Akixkisu If you could go make 486 more tag edit suggestions, I could get the steward badge.
 
@ThomasMarkov don't forget that 20/day limit
 
ew theres a limit
If you could just do 20/day for the next 3 weeks, that would be great.
 
Eventually I will get that steward badge on the close votes.
I will probably never get the suggested edits one, I'm skipping probably 3/4 of what lands in my notifs.
 
7:19 PM
@Akixkisu I gotta quit being first vote to get that one.
 
8:00 PM
@NautArch I was a minute late answering your question!
(I.e. I typed it up and tried to submit, but the post is now locked for electioning, I guess.)
I'll drop my answer in the election chat.
 
8:22 PM
@Akixkisu VLQ is the one I always end up skipping, every time I look at the post and think, "sure this is bad, but is it deletion bad?"
 
 
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9:38 PM
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Q: What RPG is this site's banner artwork from?

nick012000This site's theme includes artwork of cyborgs firing lasers at a dragon. I could have sworn that it looked like it came from the RPG Rifts, but a quick Google image search for Rifts artwork isn't turning anything up. This leads me to wonder what, if any, game the artwork in this site's banner is ...

 
Going by the wayback crawls the artist website would appear to relocated sometime in '13, so we might have had a meta answer with a dead link on delivery
Check your links everyone. The rot is real!
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Ben
10:43 PM
Morning all
 
Ben
11:04 PM
Turning out to be one of those days... Woke up early, with that "up and at 'em" attitude, forgot my phone (simple easy mistake, and was only just out the door so no biggie), went to get fuel aaand I forgot my wallet.
Also had to get a refiull on my prescription, which I almost forgot about (thankfully I had made plans for that already - left the prescription in the car).
After all that, I still arrived at work an hour late
 
@Ben ahoy-hoy
 
Ben
How has your day been
 
@Ben ooof I've 100% been there ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Not today, today's has gone well, but not too unrecently
 
Ben
I've sort of submitted to the day at this point haha. Come what may
 

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