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How do you link to a post and highlight a portion of its text?

This comment links to an answer to a related question, and when taken to the linked post, a portion of the text is highlighted: What is this sorcery? How do you do this?
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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) https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/races#...
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The visited link color on our mainsite theme is missing because --theme-primary-color-300/800 are not set

Visited link text on mainsite is broken—the text is showing up black instead of the usual visted color. For example, on How to ask: This is because apparently ...
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How should we handle questions about site legality?

This is a bit of sticky question because it concerns the scenario where it's unclear if a site is a pirated site or not. We clearly need to link to only non-pirated content, but when someone has a ...
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Pathfinder sources: aonprd vs d20pfsrd

We have already had a similar discussion years ago, when the official SRD was Paizo's own PRD. Now things have changed. Archives of Nethys (henceforth AON) is a community-mantained, errata-including ...
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How to link to an Unearthed Arcana?

I'm unsure how to link to an Unearthed Arcana. The article itself simply gives a download for a pdf. There are direct links to the pdf, but all the links download the pdf. Should I link to the article ...
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Are [homebrew-review] posts allowed to link to off-site sources? [duplicate]

This is a question I've had spark up a bit following the successful Kickstarter for GM-Binder's next big updates. Should homebrew-review posts be allowed to link to off-site homebrew sources to ...
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How to deal with a broken link?

This answer has two broken links. The answer itself will be fine since it already recite the summary of the link content, but what should be done with the link? Leave it alone? Comment that they are ...
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Broken Chat Links

This isn't the first time I see this happening. An answer has a line of comments that is getting long, gets moved to chat to avoid clutter. Sometimes later the chat gets locked and new comments appear ...
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Is there a quick way to link to the help center?

I learned from a meta post by HeyICanChan once that you can type [tour] in a comment and SE will convert that into a link to the tour page. Is there a similar way to link to the help center? It's ...
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Angry DM/GM site change - link updates?

Someone kindly pointed out that the link in this answer to an Angry DM post goes to what looks very much like a malicious domain squatter. Looks like he's moved to ...
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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

It is well known that we do not condone piracy and usually the way to handle links to pirated sources is to replace them with corresponding legal ones. A question asked today, Is the fencer subclass ...
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What is the policy about link targeting locked content? [duplicate]

This question references https://www.dndbeyond.com/, which is an official WoTC website. The problem we face with this content is that it is not accessible without a twitch account (afaik). This ...
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How should we handle potentially untrustworthy sources?

Based off of this meta question, I think we should address how to handle source citations that are known to be incorrect. If Roll20 (or other 3rd party sources) are known to have errors, should we ...
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Can we encourage askers to provide the source or quote of their things?

Recently, this question about Eladrin's Fey Step brought some confusion because Eladrin is "talked about" in DMG as an Example Subrace (for creating new subraces) while the actual, playable/official ...
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Why is "http://dnd.arkalseif.info" blacklisted?

The subject web-site is black-listed, which disallows me to save an edit of one of my answers that links to the said web-site. What issues does it have? Should I delete the link from my answer even if ...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

The link structure in the wizards site has changed. It has gone from http://dnd.wizards.com/go/we/20060327a too ...
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Ongoing issues with Pinnacle Entertainment Group's forums

So Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the company behind Savage Worlds have forums that ordinarily house official answers and clarifications to rules written by Clint Black. These are generally regarded by ...
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What is the policy on linking to non-official sites?

This question references dnd-spells.com, which is not an official WoTC and property and has even been temporarily shut down by them in the past. What is the policy on these references?
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Feature Request: Citing Tweets

I'd like to paste in a Twitter URL and get a nicely formatted quote with a link back to the original, the Twitter user, date, etc. Lately—primarily due to the convenience of reaching D&D 5e ...
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How should all the broken links to Wizard's forums be handled?

http://company.wizards.com/sitemissing/community The dreaded "Not sorry" message from Wizards of the Coast as they took away the WOTC forums instead of keeping it all archived for posterity. ...
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Let's talk about 8chan

In our faq “I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?”, an answer was posted recently suggesting people might find 8chan a useful discussion site. The usual ...
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How many times to link a resource?

When/How many times should you link to a resource? I've never had this issue come up before, but when answering this question I kept referencing the same items repeatedly. When that happens: Is ...
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A script changes search URLs when I right click on them, breaking my workflow

I have a bookmarked search page which returns a set of questions within my favourite tags (e.g. system-agnostic and dnd-3.5e). I have an addon that I rely on heavily, which lets me right-click on ...
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Could we have a shortcut "magic link" to the "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" blog post?

Mainly, just like we map [help] and [tour], I'd love to be able to map [gsbs] to the Stack Overflow blog post "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-...
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Links to "D&D Tools" / dndtools and similar sites

I've noticed lots of links to dndtools.eu lately. That site seems to have verbatim text from a lot of non-OGL D&D stuff. Obviously, that's really useful as a reference! But the site itself is ...
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Linked questions on the sidebar is not catching all links in comments?

I was looking at the links on Anyone have some links to “easy to read” resources for a DND newbie? and I can plainly see two links to questions in the comments, but only one of them shows up in the <...
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