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Let's talk about 8chan

I completely disagree with the notion that the list is “just a list” and that voting has no meaning there. The list is not just a list of random websites; it is a list of our suggestions. Voting ...
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Let's talk about 8chan

I think that we should not link to sites like 8chan. SE is intended to be a SFW atmosphere, and on sites of that sort it's not like the bad content is truly restricted to areas outside the RPG ...
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Links to "D&D Tools" / dndtools and similar sites

D&D Tools.eu has been taken down. They received a cease & desist letter from Wizards of the Coast. That pretty well settles the debate: we shouldn't link to it, because there's nothing there ...
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Can we encourage askers to provide the source or quote of their things?

This is the classic "easy" case for voting to close as unclear. You read a question about Eladrin in D&D5e and thought "I wonder if it's the DMG eladrin or the MToF one--it matters.&...
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How should all the broken links to Wizard's forums be handled?

You can often find archive copies of, um, existentially challenged web pages on the Wayback Machine. A quick way to do this is to prepend ...
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What is the policy on linking to non-official sites?

You may link to non-official sites. It's fine. We have for a long time facilitated links to d20srd, d20pfsrd, Fate SRD, dandwiki and so on, where none of those are official. There's no problem here. ...
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Can we encourage askers to provide the source or quote of their things?

Source Requirements are more of an edge-case If we require/recommend that questions regarding specific rules be accompanied by either tags or citations for the books that the focus of the question ...
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How many times to link a resource?

No, there's no recommendation for this. It's not really a problem, so no need for guidance to avoid the non-problem. Link as many times as is useful. One style (which Wikipedia uses) is to provide a ...
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Why is "http://dnd.arkalseif.info" blacklisted?

Arkalseif seems to be a repository of D&D data not belonging to the SRD, i.e. they don't have the licence needed to publish those information on their site. StackExchange does not support piracy (...
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Can we do a mass update on old wizards links?

Five years later, and even the archive.wizards.com links are down. I've searched high and low for the content, but it's nowhere to be found (at least not in official places). This mostly affects ...
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Angry DM/GM site change - link updates?

You can find all links on the site currently pointing to angrydm.com (the old website now used by a malicious domain squatter) by typing ...
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Broken Chat Links

Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users. (/faq#...
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What is the clearest way to format links to D&D Beyond alongside quoted rules?

What I do Let's say I want to quote the Actions in Combat section of the PHB, I will do this: As we can see from the "Actions in Combat" section (PHB, page 182): Quote goes here Why I do ...
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How to deal with a broken link?

There are a few options: Find a working current version of the linked page Find an archived version of the originally linked page (e.g. on the Wayback Machine) If you can't fix the link yourself, or ...
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How should all the broken links to Wizard's forums be handled?

Ideally, all these links should be updated to lead to ENWorld's copy of the WotC forum. Sadly, this is (as far as I can tell) both somewhat disorganised and somewhat incomplete. I think where ...
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How should we handle potentially untrustworthy sources?

Answers: Downvotes and constructive comments Sources are the responsibility of the cite-writer, not the responsibility of policy. The way to handle this then is business as usual: downvote answers ...
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How should we handle questions about site legality?

We can deal with the questions as they warrant, when they are asked. To any question that's asked there are multiple facets and layers. One of the most important are why the question is asked. And ...
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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

Copy pasta: Creative Commons License allows for redistribution of content. In this case, the content could be copied wholesale as it's CC-BY-SA. That wouldn't direct traffic to the pirate site, and ...
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Can we encourage askers to provide the source or quote of their things?

Orthogonal to the good point about voting as “unclear”, the community is always encouraged to improve questions and answers when it’s useful. It’s just not required. Permitted and recognised as good, ...
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Why is "http://dnd.arkalseif.info" blacklisted?

That domain is one of several that have been blacklisted for the reasons given in Zachiel's post: it's a piracy site and we don't want links to those on RPG.SE for reasons of ethics and link rot. The ...
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Is there a quick way to link to the help center?

The comment formatting section of the editing help pages lists all the available shortcut links you can use in comments, including [help] for the help center. As of ...
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How to link to an Unearthed Arcana?

I would link to both the website and the pdf (and say which link is which) This helps with a few things, such as the possibility of a browser/computer/location blocking one link and not the other. And ...
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What is the clearest way to format links to D&D Beyond alongside quoted rules?

Options 1-3 miss the point. Each of those options fails to direct a reader how to find the rule quoted apart from following your link. If I've got the PHB in front of me, there's nothing in those &...
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Pathfinder sources: aonprd vs d20pfsrd

If an answer is wrong, downvote it. If you have constructive advice for improving it, such as a link to correct information showing how it is wrong, comment with that. If the question lacks a correct ...
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How to link to an Unearthed Arcana?

Just link to the PDF. A website link provides no additional context, clarity, details, and won't remove the need to download the PDF (if prompted) if users choose to do so. As was briefly discussed in ...
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The visited link color on our mainsite theme is missing because --theme-primary-color-300/800 are not set

This has been fixed and is now live across the network. Yesterday we rolled out a behind-the-scenes update to unify how many components across the network are themed. It looks like a slight typo made ...
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Are [homebrew-review] posts allowed to link to off-site sources?

The key thing for any links in any SE content is that the question or answer must still be sensible and useful even if the link goes dead. So if you are asking about the thing in the link, then that’s ...
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Pathfinder sources: aonprd vs d20pfsrd

Use what you prefer in your own answers. Otherwise mind your own business - there is no reason for people to be trying to force each other to use reference sources they prefer. RPG.SE will accept any ...
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Are [homebrew-review] posts allowed to link to off-site sources?

You can as a citation, but the relevant content must be included in the post Those sites may drop the content and we've got a link rot issue. It also presents a bar of entry to answer the question ...
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How should this question about content in a site that includes piracy be handled?

Link to a recreation on a site that doesn't violate. I have reproduced the entire subclass word-for-word on D&D Beyond. As D&D Beyond does not violate any OGL licenses like the source site ...
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