html – Does it matter if blockquotes contain quote characters for SEO or accessibility?

If I have a block quote

<blockquote>
    <p>“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”</p>
</blockquote>

Does it matter or impact seo if I do or don’t include quote characters , with the quote?

<blockquote>
    <p>Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.</p>
</blockquote>

Will blockquotes without quote characters be interpreted in exactly the same way?

geometry – What is the maximum value of my character’s power?

Let’s say that we have an infinitely large, flat world, and that this world is divided into different Ranks, with each taking up 25% of the area of the previous, such that Rank 2 takes up 1/4th of the land, Rank 3 takes up 1/16th, Rank 4 takes up 1/64th, etc, with Rank 1 being an exception and taking up two thirds because it’s what’s left over after the infinite sum is finished. By eating food grown in a high Rank area, a person’s Rank will increase to match it, providing an exponential scaling to all their traits, with a scale factor between 1.1 and 1.9, depending on the trait, their personal talents, etc.

Now, let’s say we have a character in this world who has a special power. They can increase the Rank of an area around themselves, with a radius of 1 mile at Rank 1. This power works in accordance with the exponential area scaling that Rank normally requires- if they wanted to increase an area to Rank 3, they’d need to have made 4 times that area into Rank 2. This means, for instance, that at Rank 1, they’d be able to turn an area of about a square meter (enough for a single bush or fruit tree) into Rank 11, and that they’d then be able to turn it into Rank 12 by walking along the circumference of the circle of the area affected by their power, since doubling the radius would quadruple the area.

However, because the radius affected by their power scales at less than a ratio of 2 per Rank, there should eventually come a point where they’re no longer able to increase their rank with their special power alone. My intuition is saying that this is probably also true even with the use of the circumference walking trick, since the radius needed to increase Rank will increase beyond the range of their power, but I’m not entirely certain.

My question is simply this: for each of the decimal scaling factors between 1.1 and 1.9, what is the maximum Rank that this character can achieve using their power alone?

seo – Does it matter if blockquotes contain quote characters

If I have a block quote

<blockquote>
    <p>“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”</p>
</blockquote>

Does it matter or impact seo if I do or don’t include quote characters , with the quote?

<blockquote>
    <p>Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.</p>
</blockquote>

Will blockquotes without quote characters be interpreted in exactly the same way?

dnd 5e – Is Magic Resistance broken in Player Characters?

It’s really good, but not necessarily game-breakingly so.

It’s rare for a player character to get advantage to something in all circumstances like this, but “spells and other magical effects” is only a small subset of dangers a player character tends to face. It also only applies to those effects which would normally grant a saving throw.

The Sage Advice Compendium, in answering the question “Is the breath weapon of a dragon magical?”, suggests that the game’s designers intended “magical” to be more limited in scope than it may seem. For example, a red dragon’s fire breath is explicitly not a magical effect. “Magical” is defined as:

  • Magic items, which monsters rarely use
  • Spells, which PCs often use but monsters rarely do, and NPC spellcasters are typically a limited subset of enemies encountered
  • Anything which specifically creates the effect of a spell
  • A spell attack
  • Fueled by the use of spell slots, which almost never occurs with monsters
  • Otherwise explicitly declared “magical”

The majority of monster effects, even those which would clearly be considered supernatural, do not fall under this definition of “magical”. The Sage Advice Compendium document is considered to present official game rulings, though a broader understanding of “magical” as it relates to monster attacks would make this ability more powerful.

Magic Resistance would protect you from the aboleth’s Enslave ability, a planetar’s Innate Spellcasting, a basilisk’s Petrifying Gaze, a beholder’s Eye Rays, a death knight’s Hellfire Orb, a dryad’s Fey Charm, an empyrean’s Bolt (defined as a ranged spell attack), or any spell cast by an NPC spellcaster which allows a save.

However, it would not protect you against a red dragon’s breath weapon, an ankheg’s acid spray, a banshee’s wail, a behir’s Lightning Breath, a demilich’s Howl or Life Drain, a balor’s Fire Aura or Death Throes, a fire elemental’s flammable nature, a ghost’s Possession, a storm giant’s Lightning Strike, a night hag’s Nightmare Haunting (it’s magical, but allows no save), a hell hound’s Fire Breath, or any spell which does not allow a save.

It would also not protect you against melee, ranged, or natural weapon attacks, which are often the primary source of danger. Most monsters don’t rely on magical attacks for their primary effects (for example, the hell hound’s fire breath is only a recharge 5-6 power), and many monsters have no magical attacks at all.

In summary, magic resistance is really good when it applies, but in the hands of a player character it typically applies less frequently than you’d think.

dnd 5e – How can I pull off being two separate characters at the beginning of a campaign?

I will be playing a Changeling in an upcoming campaign (homebrew setting). I’m interested in hiding not only my race, but also having one or more “retainers” — alternate identities / personas that my changeling can slip into and out of as needed.

The catch is, I wish to conceal (at least at first) the fact that the PC and the NPC retainers are actually a single entity! The most straightforward way of doing this would seem to be observers seeing “both” characters arrive to the starting town at the same time. I would want this to deceive NPCs and fellow PCs.

What magic / mundane / class features do I need to pull off such a deception at level 1? If not, what’s the earliest level you could realistically pull the wool over NPC eyes, solo? The ruse must be able to confound casual observers, but bonus points if it can stand up to additional scrutiny!

I don’t have a set class for this character, but am leaning towards Bard, Rogue, or Wizard. Since I’m trying to fool the party as well, count on no help from them.

dnd 5e – How can I pull off being two two separate characters at the beginning of a campaign?

I will be playing a Changeling in an upcoming campaign (homebrew setting). I’m interested in hiding not only my race, but also having one or more “retainers” — alternate identities / personas that my changeling can slip into and out of as needed.

The catch is, I wish to conceal (at least at first) the fact that the PC and the NPC retainers are actually a single entity! The most straightforward way of doing this would seem to be observers seeing “both” characters arrive to the starting town at the same time. I would want this to deceive NPCs and fellow PCs.

What magic / mundane / class features do I need to pull off such a deception at level 1? If not, what’s the earliest level you could realistically pull the wool over NPC eyes, solo? The ruse must be able to confound casual observers, but bonus points if it can stand up to additional scrutiny!

I don’t have a set class for this character, but am leaning towards Bard, Rogue, or Wizard. Since I’m trying to fool the party as well, count on no help from them.

dnd 5e – Where can I find advice on adapting characters from past editions to 5E?

There’s an official guide published by Wizards of the Coast on converting material from previous editions of D&D to 5e, though WotC don’t exactly make it easy to find thanks to the awful site navigation design. It appears to be most recently linked from the article Rules References: August 2017 – the specific PDF can be found at this link.

The first part focuses on converting player characters from previous editions, and includes DM sections about converting races and equipment. The second part focuses on converting adventures/modules, including monsters from those modules. Obviously in the first instance they always just suggest using whatever updated version already exists in 5e, but where no such equivalent exists, there are “quick conversion” rules you can follow to make a quick & dirty monster that at least has all the necessary stats in roughly sensible values to run as a 5e creature, but if you want to do a more detailed conversion it largely suggests simply recreating the monster from scratch as a 5e entity using the DMG’s rules for designing new monsters.

seo – Best practice to change Non-Latin URLs to English characters

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites.

Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs have some disadvantages like the way it might display in certain browsers or in certain text cases when the link is copied and pasted somewhere online.

The technical part to change the URLs it’s easy, but that is the best practice to inform search engines about this change for already indexed URLs and not lose authority?

Is it best practice to use 301 redirects for 2k posts?

Thank you in advance.

Map two input streams, one graphics objects and the other characters through Show

The question is how to sequentially execute Show with two streams of input. The first is graphics object stream and the second is a character stream for supplying labelling for the graphics. I tried

ss={{ListPlot(x1)},{ListPlot(x2),…};labelling={aa,bb,cc,dd….}; Map(Show(#1,PlotLabel->StringJoin(#2,”…”,”…”))&,{ss,labelling})

I tried both Map and MapThread to inconsistent results, i.e., works sometimes and not work some other times. It became consistent when I put the labelling elements into individual curly brackets, i.e., labelling={{aa},{bb},{cc},(dd)) Wonder why is this the case?

collation – Does MySQL 8 ASCII vs utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci size differ when only using ASCII characters?

Unless MySQL does something strange, using only ASCII characters (i.e. only values 0 – 127) should be the exact same encoding, and hence the exact same size, between ASCII, UTF-8, and many other 8-bit code pages. It’s only when you hit code points above 127 (or 0x7F) that UTF-8 starts to require additional space (though technically speaking, standard ASCII only includes values 0 – 127, thus there are no code points above 127, thus all ASCII code points are encoded identically in UTF-8, which after all, was the design goal of UTF-8: full ASCII compatibility).