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It feels to me like over half of the questions on the site are tagged [dd*]. Yes, it works acceptably, and is probably the best solution for now. It also looks unreadable and silly.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ FWIW, there is an open feature request to allow additional characters in tags, although the ampersand is not specifically listed as part of the request. \$\endgroup\$ – Dave DuPlantis Jul 28 '11 at 23:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's not just D&D that would benefit, but also M&M (Mutants & Masterminds), T&T (Tunnels & Trolls), C&C (Castles & Crusades), and a few minor ones, especially if we start diversifying into tags like M&M-3e. \$\endgroup\$ – Thunderforge Apr 12 '13 at 1:14
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No. It is not permitted because of the way the sites are built. URL special characters like /, & and # are not allowed because tags and handles and titles show up in the URLs to make the site work. For instance, look at the tagging or feature-request links on the right sidebar. The system dynamically builds a URL that includes those tags to let you search.

I like DnD.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I appreciate that not permitting them in tags, etc., simplifies the site code, but escaping the ampersand is a solvable problem so it's not flat-out impossible. It may well be more work than is justified for a niche feature request, but exploring that would be part of the lobbying give-and-take. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 4 '10 at 23:35
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I don't think so; if we really don't want to use [dd] we can use [dnd] and it works just as well.

When they release an "Ampersands and Octothorpes" module, I think we'll have a case... but until then...

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    \$\begingroup\$ I agree, especially since there's an underlying technical issue (& is a special character in url's) \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Aug 24 '10 at 18:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ I prefer dnd as well. \$\endgroup\$ – Iain M Norman Aug 25 '10 at 14:24

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