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How to search for non-D&D-related questions?

Wildcards to the rescue! You can use wildcards as per the search help page: "Use wildcard searches to broaden results; add an asterisk (*) anywhere in the word, like encour* or Ex*nge." It'...
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why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e?

Google is in charge of Google search results. Stack Exchange just provides its content as a website and isn't in charge of what Google decides to provide to you. There's no agenda to boost any ...
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How can I find all Powered by the Apocalypse questions?

Search. ...
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Is there a guide on using the Search Function?

Yes! This link in the help center has a comprehensiv(ish at least) guide to using search: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/help/searching There is also a handy reference that you can locate by clicking ...
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Is there a way to sort questions by ones that have higher question scores than answer scores?

This is a job for Stack Exchange Data Explorer ("SEDE" for short), like SevenSidedDie pointed out! Search can only do so much. Stack Exchange makes full data dumps weekly to SEDE which are fully ...
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Is it possible to search for edits with a certain content, specifically adding a tag?

SEDE to the rescue This is outside what you can do with directly site tools, however we have SEDE for those who know the secret tongue of databases. While my skills are limited, I did modify something ...
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why does StackExchange return only posts for dnd5e when explicitly Googling for dnd3.5e?

The tags we have here on RPG.SE, like "dnd-5e", are poor for external SEO purposes and lead to the effect you see. We tried early in the site to engage with SE central on a fix in Need tag ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

No Need Wild cards work. Searching on [magic-ite*] and [class-featu*] return the expected tags. Searching on [dnd*] returns the longer boolean expression for all the various tags starting with 'dnd'. ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

Tag Away! (But wait a bit first)1 I'm going to preface this with the fact that I do not know any of the finer, under-the-hood details of how tag synonyms works. That said, I know no downsides of ...
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How can I sort my posts by "Last Time Edited"?

You can use the search bar with user:30214 to find all posts from you. You can easily find this search entry by clicking on your profile - it automatically fills the search bar in the upper part of ...
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Is there a way to sort questions by ones that have higher question scores than answer scores?

There isn't a simple way using the site's own search feature, but the site's raw database is cloned regularly and can be accessed via SQL queries at the StackExchange Data Explorer. I couldn't find an ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

Little need when tagging When you start to type "magic-i" when adding a tag to a quesion, the list of tags that contain this part appears. It tells you, that this is properly tagged magic-...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

status-completed A list of synonyms that might need handling under this attack / attacks bard / bards class-feature / class-features cleric / clerics fighter / fighters illusion / illusions magic-...
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Is there a guide on using the Search Function?

The thing I was looking for specifically, exists in the Help center. I just had a strong difficulty in finding it. https://rpg.stackexchange.com/help/searching Provides precise guidance on using ...
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