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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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Can we rename [dnd-next] to [dnd-next-playtest] before it's released?

The 5th release of D&D is due for release in "Summer 2014", which means sometime soon. As far as I'm aware, it does not have a definite name yet: it might be D&D 5th Edition, or retain its ...
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Answering My Own Question With A Self-Made Homebrew

What if, 1. No one has really given an answer to my question (or no answer worked) 2. My group figured out a homebrew solution on our own and played it. 3. That answer was the best and solved the ...
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Can I Rescind a Reopen Vote?

I accidentally voted to reopen a question that I just meant to make some improvement edits to. When I attempted to reclick the 'reopen' link I was told that I'd already voted to reopen and there was ...
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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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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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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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Why do some of my questions have a (-2) to reputation?

How do I get -2 Reputation for some of my questions? They are sincere questions. And I don't have the reputation to tag this with reputation.
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Should I try to improve my answer even after it was selected?

Pretty much as the title. I would like to add more information and edit the organization of the answer I gave and was selected by the asker, is it bad practice? Will my answer lose the selected mark?
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Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0]

dnd4e, dnd 4.0, 4e should all be expanded to "Dungeons and Dragons 4e" The tag wiki could include instructions on how to search the community wiki for hints, links to the compendium, and the rules ...
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When is the next moderator election?

I was wondering when new moderators are chosen and if this information could be added to the bottom of this page.
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What VTC reason should I choose if there are multiple applicable problems?

So, we have a new earnest poster who seems to think this site is a forum. They've had several questions closed, including this one (well, it will be soon). I'd like to close their questions with ...
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Make [spell] a synonym of [spells]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [spell] but the tag ...
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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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Change the question featured in the Tour

Our tour currently features Are Hags Fey or Fiends?. One of the answers featured begins with "To add to Dressy's answer ..." which might not be setting the best example of what kind of answers we ...
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What's the actual process around [faq-proposal]s?

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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Would this be a duplicate?

I want to ask a question that is nearly identical to Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e? however about Pathfinder instead of 3.5 I am aware the two systems are very alike but I ...
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Whose Law do we follow?

Whose copyright rules do we abide by here? Wikipedia's list of parties to international copyright treaties outlines five major international copyright treaties, which apply in various combinations to ...
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Is it acceptable to ask in search of a specific RPG system?

In light of the removal of the "too localized" close reason, I still feel like I should ask this here. I'm in search of a specific RPG system whose name I seem to have forgotten, but some details of ...
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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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What if someone asked my question and it has been answered, but I don't understand the answer?

I have a question that has been asked before by another member (see here). There is an answer, which has been accepted as well and I think it would probably help me to solve my problem as well, but ...
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Need help in clarifying what I'm asking for

How to design a GMPC that will not push the story ahead? Has been closed as beeing off topic, given the reason that actually I recived many answers on something I wasn't looking for, so beeing ...
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Did you spot a redundant tag? Possible tag synonym? Post it here. [closed]

Instead of generating a bunch of questions about how specific tags may or may not be the same, lets have them all in one place. One pair (or triplet, etc) of redundant tags per answer. This is just ...
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I believe I was a victim of sockpuppetry. Who do I report this to?

One of my answers (deleted now, 10k rep only) had a score of -8 within 10 min or so. I don’t think this is possible. My answer may have been wrong but it’s unlikely that that many people would see it ...
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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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How does one build enough reputation to respond to threads?

When I asked a question [auto-deleted, now only visible 10K+] in response to not being able to respond to a question thread, my thread was stopped by site moderators as follows: put on hold as ...
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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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Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se?

The question: Is 'what is the rationale behind the design of X' a proper question for rpg.se? To elaborate: The question is motivated by my current predicament: D&D 3 and 3.5 have certainly shown ...
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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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What exactly is the [problem-players] tag for?

Looking through the meta, I can only seem to find posts about people dissatisfied with problem player questions, so I'll ask here. I've always understood the problem-players tag as the tag you use ...
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What logic dictates the order answers show up in?

Assume a question has four answers. One has 0 upvotes, the other three all have 1. Is there any logic to which will show at the top of the page if you refresh? From testing it looks like the 0 will ...
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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 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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Is it possible to *vote* to close a question as a duplicate 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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What to do about (some of) the answers for the DnD 5e 'character knowledge about monsters' question?

The specific question I'm talking about is: Does D&D 5e have a rule for character knowledge about monsters? and for what it's worth I'm not trying to start a flame war or call out users for doing ...
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Is there a way to sort questions by ones that have higher question scores than answer scores?

Just based on what I've seen so far, it seems like people generally are more excited about upvoting answers than questions, with the effect that for most questions with a good answer, that answer ends ...
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Am I over stepping the boundaries by deleting irrelevant passages in a question?

In regards to this question, the asker had a sentence that stated he was confused about the bugbear chief's Heart of Hruggek which gives it advantage on saving throws against being put to sleep (along ...
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Which option should I choose for bad but not-obviously-deletion-worthy posts in the Low Quality Posts review queue?

The "Low Quality Posts" review queue presents me with four options for each post. The guidance it provides on which one to pick is: Looks OK if nothing is wrong with this answer Edit if you ...
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Can I ask about Maptool?

Would a question specifically about maptool functions (i.e. Macros) be off-topic here, given the "tools" and "gm-techniques" tags?
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Is there a rpg.se compatible way to ask a question about counter organisation?

I have the following problem: I have Pathfinder Pawns (their branding for a type of cardboard counter miniature) in about 7 boxes from different sets. Some of those boxes have the same or similar ...
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Is sr4-matrix too specific?

I know that the Matrix differs from edition to edition of Shadowrun. It still feels quite redundant having a question tagged "shadowrun-sr4 sr4-matrix". Shouldn't all the matrix tags be merged? The ...
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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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Where did the Community Wiki option go?

I tried to mark a post CW, but I can't find the check box that used to do that. Has it moved, been removed, or is it just my head that's not on straight?
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Is there a limit on how many questions can be asked in a given time frame?

I'm new to the site, and part of a group that is relatively new to Pathfinder. I've been asking a lot of questions (I think, anyway) and I can't help but wonder if I'm breaking a rule. I have more ...
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Unsyn game-rec and game-systems

The tag game-systems is apparently a synonym for game-recommendations. I think that this should be changed is self-evident. Please fix this.
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Rename the M&M edition tags to be properly hyphenated

As a result of Do we need more Mutants and masterminds edition tags? we now have a couple of Mutants and Masterminds edition tags: m-and-m2e and m-and-m3e. By the convention of basically every other ...
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Synonymise [software] -> [tools]

Both software (34 questions) and tools (80 questions) generally cover software and online service recommendations, and their summaries seem to describe mostly the same thing. Software apparently ...
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Questions tagged [game-recommendation] still show the old banner

Questions tagged game-recommendation on the main site appear to still get the banner defined in another meta question saying As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to the FAQ, the ...
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How can I request the reason for my comment being deleted?

The other day I made a comment on this answer explaining what I thought were problems with the the answer. A lengthy discussion followed and, for the most part, we discussed how my comment wasn't ...
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What are “unregistered” members and why they are allowed to post?

I often see the word "unregistered" as a part of a nickname: greenmonster15 (unregistered) An example — https://rpg.stackexchange.com/users/46936/greenmonster15 What does that mean, is it just a ...