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How should we fix the Monster Lore Compendium question?

This question is currently hosting an edit war. It was originally posted as a D&D 3.5 question, but with an assertion that the Monster Lore Compendium would be added to the d20pfsrd website. This ...
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For general 'universe' questions, should we keep a generic 'universe' tag or tag all the various systems available for the game? [duplicate]

This question was spurred by an edit to this question: How can I avoid plot pitfalls that are common to the Star Trek franchise? which consisted solely in adding the star-trek-fasa tag. While I see ...
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Question editing rules and etiquette

If someone has edited another person's question in a way that, although perhaps beneficial overall, also introduces grammatical, spelling, or other errors, is it considered appropriate form to edit ...
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Should we have edited a question to clarify the case to be considered after answers have been submitted?

In this question on whether a Sorcerer can twin cast Simulacrum, the querent had originally included the following line: Usually a Sorcerer does not have access to the Simulacrum spell, but he ...
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Downvoting behaviour does not enable me to improve my post

This is not about venting about the downvotes on my post. Let's agree that my post does contain mistakes and that my comments down the road were driven by frustration. I'd like to share why I was ...
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Are you allowed to change citation style?

I had had this happen to me several times. I have chosen one citation style that I generally apply in all my answers since some date, which goes like Book <(edition)> <(year)> p##. Year and ...
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Moderator edits of user posts

Granted, I'm new to the RPG section, but I'm a long-time member of Stack Exchange. Don't want to cause a fuss, just want to understand the ground rules. I'm a little surprised that my opening post ...
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Can we develop a system to avoid/discourage subsequent homebrew critique question edits?

While our policy on homebrew-critique questions makes a lot of sense as the questions are certainly able to be answered effectively by experts and fit all the criteria for an on-topic question, these ...
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Notification of edits on questions you answered

Is there a way to get notified when a question you have answered gets edited? Edits sometimes change the wording or meaning of the main question and a previously posted answer can seem badly worded or ...
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What's wrong with my quotation marks and apostrophes?

About an hour ago, I asked a question on rpg.stackexchange. As many times before, my question was edited by another user. I am always thankful when someone goes to the bother of cleaning up my messy ...
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Should we be adding DNDBeyond links to old posts?

DNDBeyond is Wizards of the Coast's official 5e digital support site/tool. It contains a rules compendium, monster listings, spell and item descriptions, and space for homebrew spells/items/races/...
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Is it OK to bump an old question with minor edits?

Related: Question "bumping" - is it ok? (apparently, it is not) Let's say there is an answered and solved question that was asked back in 2016. It wasn't active for a couple of years. Now a ...
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How to resolve excessive background information?

This question just got asked with a specific mention of experience with substance editing, and a request to not be edited. (Due to past experiences on this site, please do not edit my original ...
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Is [dungeons-and-dragons] tag OK for questions without particular D&D edition in mind?

Here's the question How to stop players from making the game X-rated tagged dungeons-and-dragons. As far as I know, dungeons-and-dragons tag is supposed to be used for questions about Dungeons and ...
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Heavy edits to get a question reopened that change the fundamental underlying question

See the question What's a good method of giving a certain monster resistance to ranged attacks made against it? as a recent example. The question has been fundamentally edited in order to get it ...
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Overwhelming amount of edits needed in correct answer; what to do?

The relevant question: Dice Notation - Dice that start at 0 Top answer: According to Wikipedia, this is called zero bias notation, and you simply use a "z" instead of a "d". I.e., your example ...
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Why does the “question edited” notification redirect to the Desktop website even when on mobile?

I have recently noticed that, on the mobile version of rpg.stackexchange, all notifications (red or green) redirect to the appropriate mobile page... except for the "question edited" notification (...
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Is there a way to thank/upvote someones edits on your Question/Answer?

Just a quick bit of backstory. When I'm posting on Stack sites, I'm typically at work, so unable to devote my entire attention to the post. Quite often, small typos/errors in maths/etc will slip ...
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Do I have a setting wrong? I can't see what I am editing

Ever since I joined the SE system, when I am editing an answer or a question I can see how it looks before I hit "submit" or accept the edit. I have found, this morning, that I have to submit the ...
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How to handle rejected edits that appear to be objectively positive?

Recently I made an edit on a one-year-old answer. The content of the answer is excellent, but it had many typos and grammatical errors, so I fixed them. In my mind I thought I was doing a nice thing: (...
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Could I please have my privilege to edit without a peer review removed?

I have hit the 2k-rep threshold recently, and hence my edits should now be automatically accepted without a peer review. However: My English, though fluent, is very far from perfect. I can't edit a ...
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How can Community improve edit suggestions?

So, when looking as an edit review for a thing I posted I noticed this line: Community has approved 545 edit suggestions and rejected 123 edit suggestions and improved 1 edit suggestion This is ...
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Paraphrasing in Quotation Blocks

An experienced member's edit to an answer of mine, placed a part of it into a quotation block. The thing is, it isn't a quotation, I paraphrased an idea from the source text. Marking something as a ...
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Should we correct rules references in questions?

I came upon a question, where the asker referenced the rules incorrectly (the question in general was also rather hard to follow). Later on someone edited the question and formatted the incorrect ...
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What should have happened here?

Me and another high-rep user came into conflict over the editing process and authorial intent at Help with problem player. Specifically, I think that if an edit fundamentally changes the question ...
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How much should you edit a question?

The OP doesn't seem to be responding to the comments on this question, but I think I've narrowed down his real concern as to what actions can be taken in combat that are not dealing damage or using ...
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Can I edit a question to be more generic?

Today this simple yet very useful question about probabilities in Dungeon World was posted on the main site: How likely is success in Dungeon World? While the question itself is about Dungeon World, ...
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Should I try to improve my answer even after it was selected?

Pretty much as the title. I would like to add more information and edit the organization of the answer I gave and was selected by the asker, is it bad practice? Will my answer lose the selected mark?
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Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long?

Why is an edit to fix a 1-character spelling mistake required to be at least 6 characters long? I tried to edit the first line of a good answer to correct "fulfil" into "fulfill". It seems silly that ...
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Editing someone else's answer vs. commenting

So here's what the Editing Help says: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common reasons to ...
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Consensus on open5e.com?

Someone (anonymous user) tried to edit in a link to open5e.com to one of my answers, and another one. I tripped over the edits via comment notification, and I rejected them both with the cause "...
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Cultural relativity and the appropriateness of potentially offensive words

I was surfing the side-links today and came across an answer that had been edited to replace a word with another which, according to the comments relating to the edit, was intended to be a less ...
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Do I edit or create a new answer when my view on my current answer changes significantly?

Researching my answer to this question: Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff? has lead me to re-evaluate my answer to this question: Can an Elven Wizard use a bow for an arcane ...
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Is the poster the final arbitor of the content of their posts?

I posted a question. The question was answered, and the question is not in question. The title contained something, which is a tag, that was "organic to the conversational nature of the post". It ...
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When editing, how drastic is too drastic?

The question Is it ok to drastically edit another's answers? looks like a duplicate based on its title, but it's content is about editing things out of answers rather than the reverse. Recently I'...
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Tag versus Keyword

On my question about dogfighting RPGs, somebody edited out the tags combat and flight, leaving only the generic game-recommendation. As a reason he put: flight ...
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Massive edit to a question undercuts existing highly-upvoted answer

Simulate/Emulate 4th Edition Invoker in 5th Edition Per advice from doppelgreener, the OP has massively changed this question – do the question they meant to ask, no doubt, but existing meta ...
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Edit: Die vs dice

For context: I'm talking about this edit of my question. I'm aware that "die" is a possible, maybe more correct singular of the plural "dice". However, "dice" also is an accepted singular form. And ...
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How many times should I/could I edit my question?

My question has a fairly large edit history already, some major, some minor, but the original question has changed into another altogether. However, the original theatrics were unfortunately lost, but ...
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Why are minor edits discouraged?

From https://rpg.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/edit : Try to make the post substantively better when you edit, not just change a single character. Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged. So, ...
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Downvoting answers not fitting an edited question anymore?

This answer is a good answer, but, as explicitely mentioned, ends up not fitting the question since it has been edited since the answer was made. What should users be suggested to do in such a case? ...
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Expurgating expletives the right way

I made this part of an answer elsewhere, but I just want to reiterate it independent of all the other, more contentious stuff. This is a response to mistakes I see people making when removing the ...
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How should I approach editing?

I'm assuming that other people crossing that 1k rep line may be wondering the same thing, but maybe I'm alone on this. What type of editing best helps the community? When is a good time to edit, and ...
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Edit vs own answer

There were 2 answers for this question, both more than 50% right. I ended up adding my answer, but should I change the other answers? On one hand they contain factual errors, so they should be ...
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Enchantment Property Spell edit concern

This answer was recently edited, by another user. I am concerned with the edit for a number of reasons, but primarily it is the fact that they have changed a substantial portion of the substance of ...
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Should gender-loaded terms like 'wife-friendly' be edited out?

In this question, we're being asked for suggestions on "wife-friendly adventures". While the person asking the question is doing so with entirely innocent intent (he wants to find a game that matches ...
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Is it ever appropriate to revert someone's edit to their own question?

Related to the recent question about edited questions obsolescing answers. In that case, there was a clarification added to the question that nullified my answer; it was deleted (and I probably should ...
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Is this a good or a bad example of changing tags?

On this question's revisions you can see that the tags were changed twice. The first time "system-recommendation" was added even though the question didn't ask about a system, and stated the system in ...
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Should questions that deride certain styles of play be permitted?

More specifically: Should a question with moral/ethical components be presented in a balanced non-judgmental way, or should it be heavily slanted to promote an individual agenda? The question How do ...
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Why couldn't I submit changes to a question?

I tried to edit the question "Do: Experience with the journal" to be of a more a question and answer format, following some of the other changes I've seen on the site. I changed the question to "How ...