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Trying to contact a user for permission to print an answer in a book

I apologize in advance for breaking protocol. I'm just looking to get an official okay on rewriting and publishing Red Orca's answer in this thread in an upcoming book about Magic Items. I looked for ...
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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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What is the process for editing the tag prompt?

Today I came across this old question: Can our tag-prompt nudge toward including system? which I think is really great. It looks like nobody is taking action, though. What is the process for editing ...
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Why does this old user have an unclickable profile, yet retain the profile name by their posts?

This user looks like a deleted user, but unlike most (all?) users, they retain their username - usually a deleted user become user123456 or something random number. Is this a bug? What happened to ...
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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 are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on RPG.SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. What are the citation expectations of answers on here? ...
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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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Why are certain chatrooms giving me a Page Not Found?

I was trying to find a chat room associated with an answer to a few different questions, but in all instances I kept getting hit with a 'Page Not Found' presumably because I lacked the 20 rep to ...
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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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Where's the FAQ? I can't seem to find it

I've been looking for a while and I can't find the FAQ, would someone be kind enough to link it to me?
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Is there an RPG.SE button / graphic / banner?

I have a website (well, a few) and I would like to link to RPG.SE. Rather than use a text link, I'd like to use an image as they get better click-throughs. Is there an image I can use to link the to ...
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Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed misbehaving in Chat

It seems that Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed has been spamming chat with lots of posts including old ones, and we're not sure what is going on. For the time being I have removed it from ...
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Answer that requires posting non-open content - allowed?

Can I answer What is the price of a printing press? given that I know what the price is, but I also know it is not an open content and adding price would pretty much reveal all there is to know about ...
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Can we clarify the [rules-as-written] tag wiki?

Another meta answer gives one interpretation, which is different than the tag wiki, which conflicts with how I have seen the tag used, and how it has been described to me. Can we clarify the tag wiki ...
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Review queue indicator doesn't show up, despite apparently being aggressive now?

We've just been informed that we're taking part in an experiment on a more aggressive review queue indicator. Apparently, this should make it so that a red dot appears on the review queue icon in the ...
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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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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Community FAQ 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, ...
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Why has this NLN comment flag been declined?

My DM insists on rolling a single save for groups affected by AoE save spells. How does this affect my odds of successfully affecting the enemy? Why has this "no longer needed" flag been declined? ...
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Homebrew review procedure clarification

I've got two homebrew questions going currently, for a magic artifact level item in Pathfinder. Original question Followup question [On Hold] I really like the modifications done by @william porter ...
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When should I NOT protect questions?

So, the protection requirement has always seemed extremely low to me. You can't post an answer on a protected question unless you have at least 10 rep, which is one upvote. My default behavior, now ...
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Flagging comments for deletion: flag one or all?

This may be a bit of a small issue but I was wondering if there's any guidance on whether one should flag all comments in a thread for deletion if they're no longer helpful (or never were to begin ...
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No longer accepting answers from this account

I'm sure this sort of question gets asked a lot, but I've just tried to answer a question and I'm banned? apparently my previous answers where not well received. The thing is, I've only ever answered ...
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Is asking about making specific dice in specific dice-rolling utilities on topic?

For instance, let's say I want to ask the question "I want to make an Anima: Beyond Fantasy die in the Rolisteam dice roller, how do I do that?". (As it happens, I do want to ask this question, since ...
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How can I retract or revoke my decision on a suggested edit review?

How can I retract or revoke my decision on a suggested edit review? I accepted an edit suggestion that, at that time, looked sensible to me. After I accepted the edit, it clicked to me that it was ...
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Where to post hacks?

I have thought of no less than three Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition spell hacks. Is there anywhere on the site I can post these?
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My question was marked as shopping when it isn't. How do I get it reopened?

My question was wrongly put on hold as shopping. It is a finding online resources question and, as far as I can tell, seems to be no different than other questions that weren't closed. It's not asking ...
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How can I see a reply to my comment on a deleted question?

I recently discovered that I have gotten a reply to one of my comments. However, the question that I commented on is deleted, so I can no longer see any of the comments on the question (including the ...
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Are Tag Criteria Prescriptive or Descriptive?

Which of the following is true: Tag criteria are prescriptive; one reads the criteria of a tag and checks whether they apply to the question; tag criteria change through meta discussions and/or wiki ...
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Grammar: Do we say “The RAW” or simply “RAW”?

Hello fellow grammarians, I'm fairly new the board, so forgive me if this has already been covered but...do we have a preferred style? My question specifically regards the "RAW" (rules as written) ...
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Why Are Modification Logs Misleading?

I noticed something odd going on. Two questions I found interesting on the front page list new modification (incidentally both by Abraham Ray). So of course I wanted to read what was edited. Clicking ...
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No access to review queues?

When I click on the review queue button, it shows There are no review queues available to you I previously had access and I am wondering if this is just saying that there are no queues that need ...
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When should I vote to undelete an answer?

I recently crossed the rep threshold to gain the trusted user privilege. The FAQ is very clear about the deleting and editing privileges... but not the undeleting privilege. When should I vote to ...
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How can the D&D lore question about evil/good and light/dark be reopened?

I asked this question (What is D&D lore establishing Evil/Good = Dark/Light?) to gain some knowledge about D&D lore, mythology, arcana, tales, stories etc.within published D&D literature ...
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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I tagged this question as a duplicate of this question yet my flag was declined. The question has now been marked as a duplicate of that question, so why was my flag declined?
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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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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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Why doesn't this site allow opinion-based side questions?

I have asked several questions which contain side questions. For example, in a question regarding familiars using magic items, I asked What would be the best magic item(s) to give an imp (for ...
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My question was put on hold, even though I saw someone else ask something similar without it being closed

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: How do I test my own game online I have edited my question now. But why did my question get put on hold, even though someone else ...
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Only D&D on this Stack?

Sorry, I'm new to SE so don't hate me if this is a painfully newb question. I love RPG's but dislike D&D. This Stack is called role-playing games, but from what I can tell it is 95 % D&D. ...
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What is the appropriate way to bring community attention to unacted-on meta consensus?

Just for example, these questions: Do we need a [disadvantage] tag? Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged (Disclaimer: one was my meta question, and the other one is about ...
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Are deleted questions visible?

Title kind of says it all. There was a question I recall a from a few days ago that I'd commented on, but I can't seem to find it so it was likely deleted. To clarify from a similar question, the ...
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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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Is there a way to hide “ignored” tags completely?

So I've been trying to ignore the dnd-5e tag, but on the homepage - and really on any question search page - it just grays out the questions rather than leaving them out entirely. Considering the ...
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Would question about legally obtaining access to system X be on topic?

There are many old / obscure / indie RPG systems, not available off the shelf, not easy to find. Or easy to find as a pirated version. Would asking how to get a legal access to specific system be on ...
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Is there a tag for “Official rules problems”?

I recently posted this question. I was looking specifically for an official source, which I expressed by using the rules-as-written tag. However, it was quickly removed with the following reasoning: ...
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Why did this question allow one answer after hold but not mine?

I was in the middle of writing an answer to this question when it was held for being a duplicate. (This meta is not about the duplicate status, just that it was and still is held as of this meta.) ...
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Delete this post for me

I have a question about my Role-playing Games Stack Exchange post: What is 5e's Damage Dice Progression? I am removing the Question for a lack of valid input in an attempt to clean up spam and ...
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Marking duplicates in a chain?

I'm not entirely sure how to phrase this question. I originally created this question: Is Power Word Kill's save DC from the Orcus' lair a typo?, which stems from a typo found in MToF. It was ...
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Why was I downvoted?

In this question, I was downvoted a lot. As far as I am aware, I did not do anything wrong. Can someone please explain to me why I was downvoted?