Bloodcinder
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?
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The tag isn't useful and should be deleted. The tag isn't useful because you can't be an expert in the broad concept of rules as written, so it provides no categorization benefits (sorting, filtering,...

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What Exactly Are the Classification Criteria for the [rules-as-written] Tag?
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The bolded part of your question is "What are the game-mechanical benefits of [game feature]?" The rules-as-written tag doesn't apply because your question doesn't seem to be about how the rules are ...

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How Trivial an Edit is Too Trivial to Make?
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"Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged" but it's always helpful "to make the post significantly better when you edit" In the particular example you've cited, it seems clear to me that all the changes ...

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How should we format spell names?
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Spell names should use reasonable conventions if not doing so would impede clarity. In the example of D&D 5e, spell names are always lowercase italics when included in the text (like mage hand) ...

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Moderator edits of user posts
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Edits happen frequently at RPG.SE without the necessity of asking permission or notifying the author. These edits should happen if clarity can be improved. In fact, the edit you're citing wasn't by a ...

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Role-playing Games's updated site theme is live!
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Extra-wide MathJax tables aren't constrained. See this answer for an example. The width of the table extends into the right sidebar. Here's a screenshot.

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Role-playing Games's updated site theme is live!
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When I viewed my profile after getting a new badge, the congratulatory message box "underlapped" the links for the tabs below (see image). This behavior doesn't happen when I'm simply tracking a ...

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Revisiting our "never guess the game system" policy
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I'm a college instructor. I teach hundreds of students across multiple courses a semester in the same major. When I receive an email from a student asking what will be on an upcoming quiz or what they ...

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Role-playing Games's updated site theme is live!
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The beta theme on mobile is a vast improvement. Until I saw a comment by SevenSidedDie on another answer, I didn't realize the beta theme was usable on mobile, since the old mobile mode theme ...

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How should I post additional tables for this question about Known Spells?
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Use option #3, for the reasons explained in NautArch's answer. But... Don't do them all at once (like within the same day or two) or you risk the following problems: If people see what look like ...

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How to improve the 'invisible nearby enemy' question?
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The beginning of your question, up to and including the rules excerpt, is fine. I see two problems with your question in its current version (as of right now), and they start right after the rules ...

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How to deal with answers based on the wrong system/edition?
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We should respond to these answers the same way we do to any other answer that is wrong or to any other "answer" post that doesn't actually answer the question: Since the answer is wrong, it should ...

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Is there a policy on linking to Reddit as part of an answer?
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There's no policy against linking to Reddit (see dopplegreener's answer) nor should there need to be a policy without a clear reason (even something like the dreaded dandwiki isn't forbidden). The ...

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Is the question about the origin of "Waterdhavian" on-topic?
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It is on topic. The question is not one of designer intent. It's a question about the existence of lore. We don't generally close questions about the existence of lore or a rule even if it's ...

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I believe I was a victim of sockpuppetry. Who do I report this to?
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I doubt you were the victim of unwarranted downvotes. I actually wanted to downvote but couldn't because it was deleted before I got there. While I don't want to seem overly negative, I'd like to ...

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How is the community doing? [2018]
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It feels like comments have gotten more argumentative. When I first began posting answers on this site, I enjoyed it a lot. The last few months, I have not enjoyed it, so I've stopped answering for ...

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How do we save designer reasoning questions?
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Designer-reasons questions should be off-topic. An RPG expert isn't substantially more capable of answering a designer-reasons question than a non-RPG expert, because all either of them is going to ...

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How can I get my question about impossible saves vs frightened reopened?
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With respect (and apologizing for the fact that I always sound way more confrontational than I intend to), I challenge the value of the question, because it seems to be presupposing its own legitimacy ...

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What made my answer invalid?
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Your logic was excellent, but according to the title and body of the question (in its latest iteration) the asker wanted to know what the designers themselves have said is the justification for the ...

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