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Is it just me, or did the tags suddenly get bolded?

When I logged on to this site today, I noticed that the tags looked bold, like this: Have they always been like this, is this a issue with the new update I just downloaded to my Chromebook, or did ...
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How do I make the tag info box go away on mobile without refreshing the page?

Sometimes when scrolling on my phone, I tap a tag and the info box appears: Once it appears, I can’t get it to go away without refreshing the page. This is supremely annoying. How do I make it go ...
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Can the system let a serial voter know he or she shouldn't?

I've been observing the following voting pattern on some of my older posts: A larger number of older posts is being upvoted once (+10) A few days later, I get a message "Serial voting reversed&...
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Is there a way to bounty award a question?

If I would like to reward a question with a bounty award, not an answer to the question, is there a way to do so? If there is not, is it acceptable to gift reputation to a user for their question via ...
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Should users refrain from answers (or partial answers) in comments?

There are situations, when you know something that is related to the question, but it's too insubstantial to be a proper answer. For example, let's imagine a question: In which edition of game X ...
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Is there a way to change your vote when you think better of it?

I have some answers that I voted on when I had a different understanding of the rules from what I have now,or feel that I was too harsh in downvoting. Rereading them, I believe my original vote was ...
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What is the most efficient way to flag to remove a post from the HNQ?

I enjoy reading HNQ posts on my sidebar, but now and then, I spot questionable content I'd like to see removed. How do I go about that most efficiently?
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Filtering the site as a non-D&D player

I enjoy using this site from time to time, but I've got a few very popular tags ignore-listed because I usually don't want to read or answer questions about them. (This isn't a value judgement about ...
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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

For frequently-asked questions common to all sites in the network, see FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking questions How do we ask ...
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Why do reputation changes listed in the "Time" view on the profile page view show large values?

Here is a reputation change from the "Time" view on the Reputation 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 and ...
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Is asking a question about the location (pg number, chapter, etc) of content in a specific book on topic?

Background -- I own and have read the Curse of Strahd, and know of some information that exists within the book but cannot for the life of me remember where I read it in the book. Short of reading ...
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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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MathJax guide for RPG.SE: How to format pretty tables and equations?

There are strong reasons to prefer Markdown tables to MathJax discussed in this meta, please take a look there before deciding to use MathJax tables on RPG.SE For a more exhaustive tutorial please ...
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What's the actual process around [faq-proposal]s? [duplicate]

Use real headers instead of fake headers just went from faq-proposal to faq without apparent discussion about the change, and Can I send private messages to users? became an faq-proposal. I thought ...
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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 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 to link D&D Beyond without owning the related resources?

As someone who asks a lot of mechanic-related questions, I often get edits where links are added to D&D Beyond. I would love to do this myself but I am not a fan of D&D Beyond and thus have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why do I need to specify my game system, and how do I best do it?

I asked a question, but it was closed, with users asking what system I was asking about. What do they mean, and why do I need to specify this? Someone said my question was missing a system tag. What ...
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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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How should I ask about my D&D 5e Homebrew being balanced?

We've had a number of D&D 5e homebrew questions that present a piece of homebrew (a race, a class, etc) and ask if it is balanced. Some get closed as too broad or primarily opinion-based, others ...
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How can I ask a good homebrew review question?

I'd like to post some homebrew material I've made, and I want people to review it so I can ensure it will work well. How can I ask a good question like this? What are our guidelines for handling these ...
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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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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 can I find all Powered by the Apocalypse questions?

There are dozens of Powered by the Apocalypse questions out there, and they're all similar enough that it's conceivable a Tremelus question could be duped to a Dungeon World one. So, if I'm looking ...
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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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Which "dozen line graphs" can the mods see?

According to a post by mxyzplk, mods can see "a dozen line graphs", from which the high-rep users can only see 3 and others can see none. What are all those graphs (the 9 and the 3)? Why is this ...
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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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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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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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Why did the Community user delete one meta post by a deleted user, but not another?

The user lately known as xxx got their account-deletion request fulfilled earlier today. Shortly after, it appears that the meta post (10k users) at the centre of that event was deleted, while this ...
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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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If a question has one tag that I've watched and another tag that I've ignored, how is it displayed?

If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me? What if I am hiding ignored ...
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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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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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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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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?

I've seen a strange question and it's accumulating poor responses from its owner. Stuff like this is happening to me or someone else: left a comment asking for a clarification, and got a response ...

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