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Should RPG.SE enforce a specific standard for handling gender pronouns?

In this question, a user repeatedly left comments suggesting 'correction' of gender pronouns in cases where the original text wasn't itself incorrect. These comments were later deleted by moderators. ...
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Is there a functional purpose to putting things in code text here?

Fellow member @SteveC has been doing diligent work editing questions and answers to put the names of Dungeons & Dragons terms into code text: from Toughness to ...
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MathJax (\$\LaTeX\$ in posts) is live!

We have MathJax In this meta we discussed, requested, and gathered evidence for the utility of MathJax in RPG.SE posts. Now it's time to use MathJax For those familiar with LaTeX it will likely ...
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Use real headers instead of fake headers

It's a somewhat common habit at to use bold sentences to make the appearance of a header for a section of text, rather than using our existing header formatting. This is probably because it's a ...
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FAQ Proposal Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

We have a great FAQ Index post here on the Role-Playing Games Meta Stack Exchange, but our current process for adding things to that list is a little lacking. Currently users add the faq-proposal tag ...
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'We do not enforce style' - how to react to discrepancies between policy and reality?

I've seen it repeatedly Officially Declared that 'we' do not enforce styles, and do not do trivial changes that have zero effect on clarity. And yet in practice, over the course of my stay here, I ...
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How much of an answer/suggestion should be in comments to questions? [duplicate]

Here's a scenario: New user asks question ignorant of the site's format. While some are commenting on their question and their question is/is not getting closed, others "answer" in the comments to ...
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How Trivial an Edit is Too Trivial to Make?

I know that trivial edits (and style wars/most style edits) are inappropriate on RPGSE. But the question arises, how trivial is trivial? For example, I recently saw this edit on an old question: one ...
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Posting "shortcuts" to make my posts look more professional?

I'm new here, but I am already addicted to reading and answering questions. I am predominantly on my phone. How can I beef up my posts? I recently learned about using ...
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Are you allowed to change citation style?

I had had this happen to me several times. I had chosen one citation style that I generally did apply in all my old answers since some date, which goes like Book <(edition)> <(year)> p.##. ...
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How should we format spell names?

Should spell names be capitalized and/or italicized? I've seen examples of both: An example of capitalizing a spell name (command -> Command) — How does the Staff of the Python work? An example of ...
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FAQ Maintenance 2023

Our FAQ has become quite cluttered and convoluted. There are many issues with it, but among the most pressing I currently see: There are 3 questions about recommendation questions, which is a mess. ...
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Grammar: Do we say "The RAW" or simply "RAW"?

Hello fellow grammarians, I'm fairly new the board, so forgive me if this has already been covered we have a preferred style? My question specifically regards the "RAW" (rules as written) ...
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What is the clearest way to format links to D&D Beyond alongside quoted rules?

In the 5e part of this site there's a heavy emphasis on rules quotes. What is the clearest way to quote rules? Option 1 (link then quote)
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Why did another user edit my post?

Someone made an edit to my question/answer. Why did they do that? This Q&A is part of an agglomeration of guidance given to new users made per this suggestion. Please also see the privilege page ...
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