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How to ask effective questions?

I'm trying to work on posting at least one DnD related question each day and I'm finding it difficult to actually get questions that get decent responses from the community. My best question (Can the ...
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What's going on with \\[this sequence\\] invoking MathJax?

Exempt-Medic noticed in this answer that the following sequence invokes MathJax: \\[MathJax!\\] See it here in action: \[MathJax!\] Our configuration ever since our ...
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Why do reputation changes in "Time" view show large values?

Here is a reputation change from the "Time" view on the reputuation tab, showing +190 rep for an Upvote on this answer. As of the time of this writing, the answer had a total of 8 upvotes ...
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Why are system tags treated different from other tags? [duplicate]

I may be misunderstanding the rules of the site here, but I somehow assimilated the ruling that it is not neccesary to state the system and edition in the question, if it is provided as a tag -- to ...
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Is there a way to test posts or formatting?

The other day I saw a recommendation from Eddymage on how to include special characters using MathJax. Like this: $$ ^\dagger $$ I have no experience with MathJax, and wanted to experiment how that ...
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How can I have more year reputation than total reputation?

I happened to look up my reputation this morning, and it shows this for the "Year" tab: Note that my reputation for the year is 100 points higher than my total reputation, even though I ...
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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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Why some questions appear with a blue/cyan title?

The main page of the site now appears to me as depicted below: The first and third question there have a blue/cyan title: I supposed that it denotes that a question has been recently modified, but ...
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Is there a way to find out which user was removed, and when are their votes reverted?

I got a message this morning about reputation changes, stating they were due to a user being removed. However, there is no information which user that was. Is there any way to find out? Also, this Q&...
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What exactly is indicated by the blue "new activity" circle on the bookmarks page?

I was checking my bookmarks page and observed blue circles next to some of the questions: Hovering over the circle shows the tool tip: This question has new activity I checked the three blue ...
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How do the lists of close votes in the history and in the close vote queue differ?

I recently had a question that was intermittently closed. When looking at the question history, the list of close votes differs from the list when looking at the list of voters in the review queue. ...
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Please rename [arianhrod2e] to [arianhrod-2e]

A question today created the arianhrod2e tag, which is for Arianhrod 2nd edition. It's missing our conventional dash before the “-2e”, but now that this tag exists I can't create the corrected tag ...
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When is a tag on a question counted for badges?

The SE system tracks a tally of how many questions you answered for a given tag, and at certain thresholds, awards badges (bronze, silver, gold) for that tag, that at least for gold status come with ...
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How to search for non-D&D-related questions?

I often want to see non-D&D related questions when searching on the site, but there's such an overwhelmingly large number of D&D related products (including Pathfinder and Starfinder) to ...
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Why do site analytics counts not tally?

I just got access to the "Site Analytics" privilege, that allows one to look at activity charts for the RPG SE site. The first chart shows the number of posts each day, here for example for ...
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Are un-upvotes lowering the rep ceiling?

I have a weird behaviour in SE today, where my daily Rep seems capped at 190, not 200: It's not clear to me what causes this behaviour, but earlier today, someone unupvoted a vote: Is that expected ...
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Why aren't the badges Precognitive and Beta retired?

The name says it all. Why are these badges (precognitive and beta) unretired when you can't get them anymore?
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Oops, I reopened my own question

I have a question how legitimate it is to cast unused spell slots in the moring before learning new spells. It was closed as a duplicate of if you can cast spells during a long rest. After I edited it,...
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If I (the question author) cannot see who voted to close a question, was it closed by a moderator?

Referring to this: What is the single highest damage attack that can be made by one tenth level character with no assistance, support, or magic items? [closed] Typically, if a question is closed, it ...
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How can I ask a good designer intent question?

We currently discuss whether designer intent questions are on-topic. There is a decent chance that they might become on-topic again — I wonder how one would ask a good designer intent question. I ...
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What is the time/protocol for enacting a meta decision?

When putting answer here, often you get responses, sometimes not or only after a longer time frame. In general there is a lot less traffic on meta than on the main site, and responses can be slow in ...
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Can I ask a question on published designer intent?

In a lot of answers, it would be helpful to explain why things are working as they are. For example that 5e is designed to leave much more to DM adjuction than earlier versions, because trying to ...
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What are reasons to remove (or "burninate") a tag?

I have seen multiple discussions here about if this or that tag should be removed as it has outlived its utility. I understand that the objective of tags is to help attract expertise to a certain ...
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Legacy Questions: a script to restore functionality to the questions list

Legacy Questions - Bringing back the old questions design Stack Exchange recently changed the UI of the main questions page, and it was poorly received because it is terrible, or in the words of the ...
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What does the "Watched" label on questions mean?

Here are two questions. One is marked as "Watched" for me: I did read both questions and follow none of them, so it's not about reading or following. What exactly does the "Watched&...
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Is there any way to be notified of tag synonym proposals?

As I am writing this, votes are being collected to synonym ancestry and ancestries to races, in response to this meta discussion: Should we have an [ancestry] tag? In my two years or so active here, ...
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How can I make this question about class stereotypes more specific?

I drafted the following question for main: I've recently gotten back into D&D (the last time I played it was 2e), and I've been doing a lot of reading so I can be a better player. One idea I keep ...
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Does closure of a question depend on whether it was asked earlier or if it provides a more general response?

Long story short. Today I received a message that a question I asked two years and six months ago was closed as a duplicate of another question that was asked four months later. I had previously ...
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Did I incorrectly flag these posts?

I'm currently flag-banned from flagging posts due to several declined flags on posts that I believe do not answer the question What to do when a player loses or forgets their character sheet? emphasis ...
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Is this question about identifying a (5e) spell mechanic from the "Fantasy High" YouTube series appropriate for the main site?

I've been watching Fantasy High, the series of 5e sessions filmed and posted on YouTube by alums of the website collegehumor.com. At a certain point, the DM has an NPC do something that uses a spell ...
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If I have multiple questions about the same spell, should I make a separate post for each question, or group them into a single post?

I have several related questions concerning the slow spell in D&D 5E. Should I post each one separately, or group them in a single post?
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When you have multiple gold tag badges, how does the system decide which to use when closing as duplicate, and does it matter?

I have gold badges in dnd-5e and spells. My dnd-5e gets used the most, however, just now I voted to close as duplicate a question with both tags, and the closure message listed spells as the gold tag ...
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Is there a way I can make "Let us continue this discussion in chat" happen sooner?

I understand that I can simply ask that a discussion in comments be moved to chat, and then go to chat, but it looks like the automatic prompt does a lot more (room creation, tagging, title, inviting, ...
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How can I get to the SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) without having to search up a link?

I was going to go into the SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) to try and compose a query related to the discussion about unpinning accepted answers, when I realized I couldn't figure out a way to ...
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On a desktop browser, is there any way to navigate directly from the RPG.SE mainsite questions page to the Meta questions page?

This question might be a super dumb -- or if it isn't, I have to imagine I'm not the first person to raise it. But I can't find anything about via searching (perhaps because it's tough to come up with ...
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Formatting Bug with superscripted text being ignored?

in a recent answer, I used the following (simplified) code snippet: ...
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Has user 'last seen' information been moved?

My recollection is that "last seen" information was prominently displayed on a user's profile page right after "member since" on the top line. As I look at profiles today, it is ...
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I never add image descriptions to my image-containing posts. Should I?

I recently approved a suggested edit that added an image description in the link for an inserted image; stating that it was for accessibility. I have never thought of this, and have not been adding ...
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Can a new user answer to comments under their own question?

As far as I know you need at least 50 reputation to posts comments on SE. Is it true for commenting your own questions? I thought it was, until I saw a comment to a new user's question: ask us here ...
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Can the duplicate linked question be changed to a more appropriate answer?

In this question: Do the effects of spells granted by items require concentration? I asked about items that grant named spell effects, not casting spells from items or items that give a spell-like ...
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How are you meant to provide personal experience on mostly mathematical questions?

In What can I do to make a Kobold encounter interesting? there was a question of how to make an encounter more challenging. I noted the example of Tucker's kobolds, where you lead the people to ...
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Which tag should we use when OP thinks they are asking about a house rule but it is actually an official optional rule?

The description for house-rules states: House rules are small fan-created additions and replacements to core rules in a rules set, and this tag should be used when there are locally-created rules at ...
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Watched and ignored is not displaying for me

I have two watched tags and 85+ ignored tags. As of checking the site today (06-09-21 PT), the process of highlighting watched tags and blurring ignored tags does not appear to be functioning the way ...
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Community Cleanup Duty: Game Recommendations

There are still QUITE some questions out there that are game recommendation questions and not closed or locked. It might take months to go and close and lock them all by hand, especially since game ...
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Is it possible to search for edits with a certain content, specifically adding a tag?

In the spirit of good faith, here are my fears and weaknesses. People mistake system-specific questions for rarely-encountered systems as either system-agnostic or dnd-5e questions about once every ...
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Why was this PF 1e question about a sorcerer using Page of Spell Knowledge with higher-level spells closed as a duplicate?

This question: As a Sorcerer, can use I use a Page of Knowledge to use Spell Slots granted by my Charisma bonus, even if they're higher level then otherwise? Was closed as being a duplicate of Can ...
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Is it possible to have spoiler text in subscript?

In this question I had a parenthetical statement that was a little too long and would interrupt the flow of the question. I decided to place it at the end, in a smaller font, using the subscript ...
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What is the definition of a "viable character"?

I have seen mostly two definitions for a "viable character": Unlikely to die in the first few encounters Not much weaker than the strongest possible character of similar build Is there an ...
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Making Citations Accessible

Years ago I had to fight to preserve citation styles - especially fighting inline citation. Because I honestly believe Inline citation is ugly and throws off my reading experience. Now, Citations in ...
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I just showed up here. Should I be somewhere else if I play other RPGs more than D&D?

Seems like in name 'role-playing games SE' is as such, but by the numbers this is really D&D (and mostly 5E) SE. I've seen this happen before on other sites (Usenet even), where the most obviously-...
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