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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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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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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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Should users refrain from answers (or partial answers) in comments?

There are situations, when you know SOMETHING that is related to the question but its insubstantial to be a proper answer, in example lets imagine a question: In which edition of game X dwarves are ...
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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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What's a frame challenge?

So there's a ton of questions about how to present a frame challenge, or how not to frame challenge, and I've had people mention it on the comments on questions of mine in response to others' comments....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should we refrain from tag-only edits to recent questions that also need substantial body edits?

Suppose we have a new question that needs substantial body edits and some tags. If I do not intend to do the substantial body edits immediately, should I refrain from adding the needed tags?
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On a suggested edit, what is indicated by a tag being both red and green?

I recently reviewed a suggested edit and this is what I saw: As you can see, spells appears twice, once as though it were removed, and once as though it were added. Is this a bug? What does this mean?...
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If I posted a homebrew feature on this site, and plan to publish it (after revising based on feedback), what credits am I required to give?

I have not found any information about this on the website, but if I missed something blatant, please tell me. I have posted numerous homebrew features on this website , and I have used advice gotten ...
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Why do my answers and comments keep getting shut down because I say "thank you"?

Every time I post an answer to my question or someone makes a small suggestion I respond and then I say something along the lines of "Thanks" or "Thank you". This ends up in my ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

Why do moderators ban people from posting the truth? Are false notions more valuable than integrity? Every time I try to correct a false answer with a direct quote from the book, I am deleted by the ...
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Why was the edit suggestion correcting an error in this answer rejected?

I recently proposed this suggested edit correcting a mistake in an answer to the question What powers do Elemental Mages start with?. The answer originally stated (emphasis added): This might not ...
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Why am I suddenly being notified of privileges?

Yesterday, I got a notification informing me that I had received access to the Edit review queue. Today, I was notified that I had received access to the Reopen votes review queue. Not to brag, but I'...
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Can we quote parts of novels in our questions and answers?

I recently answered this RPG.SE question: Who is pictured on the cover of Dragonlance Adventures? I quoted some parts of the novel as support for my answer. I was wondering if we are allowed to quote ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

I asked a question that got closed for not being suited for the Q&A format that RPG.SE uses, and was told that my question would work better on a discussion forum. Where can I find an RPG ...
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What is a Community-awarded bounty supposed to motivate?

Bounties exist to motivate answerers, and help questions get the answers they deserve. A few weeks ago I received my first bounty, +50 for my answer to this question. It was a two year old question, ...
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I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested. Can I get feedback on the main site?

I'm designing a simple one-session RPG specifically to get beginners interested but with the opportunity for expansion. Can I get feedback for the basic version on the main site? I have a number of ...
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Can't edit my profile

I've been low-key following all the stuff with the new CoC and figured, fine I'll give my pronouns or whatever. Go to make the change and keep getting stopped because apparently my profile picture is ...
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What does it mean for a question to be closed?

My question just got closed! What does that mean? How do questions get closed? What do I need to do to get my question reopened? This Q&A is our specific one to expand on the guidance in the ...
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How does all the various Stack Exchange functionality work?

The FAQ If you want to know how asking/answering, tagging, voting, bounties, or whatever works, all the answers are linked from the Meta Stack Exchange master FAQ question: FAQ for Stack Exchange ...
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What should I do about spam questions?

I keep seeing spam questions on the site. Usually about poker, for some reason. What should I do about those? They make me angry. They make me want to HULK SMASH. Return to FAQ Index
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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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How can I mark an answer as a community wiki?

A comment to this question mentions "community wiki": You could always self answer and mark as a community wiki so people can just expand on it as more are found Being a member for (almost)...
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I would like to rescue one question out of my duplicate question - is this possible?

I would like to rescue a question - may i do this with a 5e question? I put the first down here and it was annihilated due to a lack of popularity or something? Also, no answer. I put down the second ...
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Why is my homebrew review question not getting answers, and how can I improve them?

I've asked several homebrew-review questions in the past, and it's been pointed out to me that there are several guides on RPG.SE for these type of questions, I used this one and this one. However, my ...
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why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e?

why does rpg.StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e (see example query below)? the community for dnd3.5e is still quite large, offering them only dnd5e content ...
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How do I ask for fan theories?

I have just asked a question relating to Mordenkainen, and this answer refers to a fan theory which I found really interesting. I would be very interested to see if there are any other similar ...
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Serial voting script reversed legitimate downvotes

The serial voting checker script has reversed legitimate downvotes on the following questions: Is this homebrew Music Domain balanced compared to the official domains? Is this homebrew Chaos domain ...
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What does it mean when a question is highlighted yellow?

I've been part of the RPG SE community for a few months now I think, but I'm still learning the ropes and I consider myself new. This is my first time asking on meta and I apologize in advance if I ...
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Asking a potentially problematic follow-up question vs. unaccepting an answer

Some time ago, I asked the following question: What is the relation between Tabaxi and ordinary cats? My question in the body text was a bit more nuanced, though: How closely are Tabaxi and ordinary ...
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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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Why am I banned from posting?

I answered the questions and suggestions, but I am apparently not allowed to post now. Please explain. I apologise if I overstepped somewhere. I'm new to this exchange.
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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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