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No, it doesn't eliminate standards I'll start with a direct answer to the question as asked: no, a high score doesn't remove the need to adhere to community standards. The particular answer linked is not a good one, and your assessment of it as a comment (which would also not meet community standards) seems correct to me. The most important issue with it is ...


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Deleting a well-received answer is an act that should be reserved for extreme abuse. Not because they are “excused,” but because those votes represent the “will of the people,” and no one here has the authority to overrule that. In short, they aren’t excused—they are simply deemed acceptable by the community. Ultimately, “policy” here exists in the form of ...


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Going to echo doppelgreener here: It's not necessary for us to police copyright law to this degree. In this instance you're even policing Blizzard's copyright harder than Blizzard itself does. Clips of TV shows, movies, and so on are extremely common on the internet. Seeing as it is effectively free advertising, copyright holders seem to be pretty okay ...


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You don't have to show personal experience. The idea is to show support for why your answer is a solution to the OP's problem Not all questions are asked in the same mode, and not all types of answers are equally appropriate for all questions. A question like "how will it affect a combat if I add +2 AC to this monster against this particular party?"...


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Answers aren't useful if they just tell you what to do. They're useful if they help you understand what you're doing. Or: a supported answer is an answer you can put your weight on. Even if an answer contains a block of rules text, it could still be removed for being unsupported. If nobody who reads the answer understands how to apply the rules text to the ...


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Yes, it falls solidly into the “fair use” exception to copyright claims. There is no difference between novels and game books as far as this goes. Just do not quote excessively; quote enough to support the point only.


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I will echo my answer here. It’s about tweets, but it applies to interviews. Readers decide if answers provide valuable information. Our goal is to help querents and future readers find solutions to their problems, and each person writing an answer is going to do that differently. When you write an answer, you decide what you think is the information ...


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Encounter design is not even close to "mostly mathematical". Sure, there is guidance in the Dungeon Master's Guide that attempts to rationalize Challenge Rating and encounter design as numerical data, but anyone with experience working with that system can attest: it is at best going to get you somewhere in the same zipcode as what you wanted, and ...


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No "Should we formally disallow merely illustrative pictures for they can put us in very hot copyright waters or have some requirements as to their usage?" No, we do not need yet another policy; not to apply going forward, not to have people chasing back through the archives looking for violations. No, we do not need a "bright line." ...


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(Non-D&D answer since this question is no longer D&D5-tagged.) I think we've hit a point where different game systems have different standards and your answer should reflect that. E.g., Modern D&D has a lot of rules, written by multiple authors, which accumulate over time. There are official channels for rules updates and clarifications, which ...


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The most accessible way to format citations that is, well, accessible to us, is probably to include them parenthetically (or with brackets or what have you). As you have found, whether you make them superscript or not makes no difference. As for footnotes, there is no way to make superscript numbers jump to the appropriate footnote and back as you would have ...


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Tucker's Kobolds are not just math Tucker's Kobolds live off one thing that is not math: Battle Tactics. They are the embodiment of The Art of War (Sun Tsu version) applied. They are the 36 Strategems in use. They use tactics that come up in the Zhoyo Monogatari, On War, Infantry Attacks. In short, they are Tactical Geniuses and using them properly in the ...


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How to stop myself from interrupting the session to correct the DM's mistakes? top answer includes references to personal experiences. Sure, it is not 100% identical situation, but it's backed up, at least somewhat. Dealing with a Repeatedly Cheating Friend top answer could use some references, but what author wrote is standard advice for people stuck ...


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We should use the tools that we have. We want to both respect the votes, that answers accumulate, of onlookers and community members but also the policy that our community establishes over time. We do this by raising a flag "In need of moderator intervention" and write down that the answer in question needs a banner that informs the reader that ...


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