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why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e?

I have now come across this so often it has become intensely frustrating: why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e? the community for dnd3.5e is still ...
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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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MathJax guide for RPG.SE: How to format pretty tables and equations?

For a more exhaustive tutorial please see Math.SE's Mathjax quick reference which covers many more things than this post does. This is trying to focus on the formatting which is typically needed here, ...
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Why isn't it possible to delete an accepted answer?

I answered this question quite some time ago with a link that was useful to the asker at the time, but has since decayed (error 404). At the time, my answer was accepted, but it is now completely ...
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When editing, should I make the question into the one it should be, or the one I now need?

I am writing a heavy edit to my own question: Do players know that Wizards don't wear armour? ShadowKras mentioned the ability to make a knowledge check to determine class features and abilities. ...
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Am I overstepping any boundaries by deleting irrelevant passages from a question?

In regards to the question In what order are creatures affected by the Sleep spell?, the asker had a sentence in the initial revision that stated that he was confused about the bugbear chief's Heart ...
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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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Why was my answer to a question about the naming of oozes deemed “not an answer”?

I recently answered the question What's the difference between a jelly, a pudding, and other oozes? by saying that there is no answer to discover. However, my answer was deleted. That's fine in ...
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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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Clarification on the information in the closed question banner

I am a user with more than 3K reputation and have the privilege to vote to close or open. Looking at closed questions, I have some questions of my own. It seems like most of the information on closed ...
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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

I posted on a thread, but users downvoted and replied saying it wasn’t an answer. What do they mean? What does it mean for an answer to be too forum-like? Someone told me not to comment in an answer. ...
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What are the rules and policies of RPG.SE?

Is there a list of rules I need to follow here? What are the site policies I need to know about?
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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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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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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in comments,...
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What are the criteria for a comment being auto-deleted when you flag it as “no longer needed”?

I've noticed (and have done so today, in fact) that when I flag certain comments as No Longer Needed, they are auto-deleted right there and then, rather than requiring a moderator to delete them ...
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Can these 3 locked questions be unprotected?

There are 3 questions that are currently locked. However before they were locked they were protected, causing them to show up in the protected question list. Since users cannot answer locked questions,...
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Why does inline math require \ before $?

I just asked this question, but my inline math didn't work until I put a backslash before the dollar signs \$like so\$. Why is the backslash required? That isn't ...
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How can we use bold/italics inside MathJax tables?

In this Q&A, it is shown that we can use MathJax to create tables (see this answer in particular). However, as I attempt to use it, I find myself unable to add the text formatting I wish to use. ...
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Does the answer need to be upvoted within 12 hours to qualify for the Illiminator badge?

The Illuminator gold badge description says: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) If you post an answer and edit the question, but then the answer goes ...
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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 is it difficult to edit the “on-topic” help page?

A question that I asked on the main site was closed, despite following the rules as they are stated on the page about what's on-topic. When I asked why, I was told that Rule Intent questions are not ...
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Does editing in @User into a comment still ping that user?

Let's say I wanted to reply to someone's comment, but I forgot to add @user. If I submit the comment, then realise, edit the comment, add @user, then confirm the edit, does the user receive a ping at ...
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Is editing tags enough to quality for the Illuminator badge?

The Illuminator gold badge description says: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) Is editing the tags of a question enough for the purposes of qualifying ...
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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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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 do I make voice-to-text work in RPG.SE chat?

As I recover from a hand injury, I attempted to use voice-to-text in RPG.SE chat. It did not work. It did work in the upper room. (Christianity.SE chat). It did work in the title to the question, but ...
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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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Why is an answer being downvoted without any comments?

An answer has multiple downvotes but nobody has left a comment explaining what's wrong with the answer or why they downvoted. Why hasn't anyone explained their downvote? Return to FAQ Index
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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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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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I want to ask for recommendations, but that's off topic. Is there any way to ask my question?

Recommendation questions have been off-topic since August 2015. If I need a recommendation, how can I get help now? Return to the FAQ Index
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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 do we do with answers made obsolete by a question change?

There's a current case of an infrequent problem: Why is Donjon offline? Dakeyras's answer was a response to a question that was once there. It was made in good faith, and is a helpful answer. The ...
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What privileges, exactly, come with tag badges?

I'm given to understand, based on questions like this one, that tag badges (only gold tag badges?) come with some privileges that apply only when acting on posts with that tag. However, I'm unable to ...
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Is it possible to vote to close a question as a duplicate (instead of single-handedly closing it) when you have a gold tag badge?

Recently I acquired a gold badge for dnd-5e. Gold tag badges allow a user to single-handedly mark questions with the appropriate tag as duplicates and reopen them as needed. However, one problem I'...
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Star Wars Lore: a Request for Explanation, and Either Migration or Reopening

I've had this question about sources for price benchmarks for typical items/services closed as off-topic. I would like to request either one of two actions, or an explanation of the logic behind what ...
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Posting “shortcuts” to make my posts look more professional?

I'm new here, but I am already addicted to reading and answering questions. I am predominantly on my phone. How can I beef up my posts? I recently learned about using ...
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Is the spoiler markdown broken?

See https://rpg.stackexchange.com/a/74047/23970: Korvin and I think we've got everything right, but the spoiler hide/reveal text feature isn't working.
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Why is this question about which build is optimized for damage too broad?

My question: Which of these builds is best optimized for damage? I am wondering about the amount max average damage each of my suggested builds could put out each turn. This seems like a math ...
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Is there a way to find a history of the questions I've viewed on Stack Exchange?

My question is about a possible feature this site might have. The problem is that I've lost track of what I was doing on Stack Exchange this morning because I've been dealing with students, work, and ...
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Does Editing a Comment with a Ping in it Re-Ping the Mentioned User?

Specifics are not important for so general a question, but I was responding to a comment from another user under one of my answers and realized that I didn't know. This user seemed upset with my ...
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Is bookmarking posts possible so I can find them easily later?

Is there any way to set aside certain posts that I read here by, maybe, bookmarking or flagging them, so that I can find those posts later, to refer to them easily or to keep track of and see their ...
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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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