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The Roll20 Community Forums are provided to allow the community to ask questions, help each other solve problems, and discuss the use of Roll20. '''Any general RPG discussion that isn't directly related to Roll20 is not meant to be on the Roll20 Forums e.g. debating Dungeon & Dragons rules.'''
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The Roll20 {{forum| Community Forums}} are provided to allow the community to ask questions, help each other solve problems, and discuss the use of Roll20.
  
(See the '''[[Code of Conduct]]''' for proper use rules.)
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'''Any general RPG discussion that isn't directly related to Roll20 is not meant to be on the Roll20 Forums e.g. debating Dungeon & Dragons rules or asking for suggestions on character ideas.'''
  
'''{{forum| Roll20 Forums link}}'''
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(See the '''[[Code of Conduct]]''' for proper use rules.) | '''{{forum| Roll20 Forums link}}'''
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== How to Post ==
 
== How to Post ==
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#* '''Note''':  If you made an error in the body of your post, you can edit it by clicking the post and selecting the '''Edit''' option just below the title.  Be sure to click '''Save Edits'''  when you are done!
 
#* '''Note''':  If you made an error in the body of your post, you can edit it by clicking the post and selecting the '''Edit''' option just below the title.  Be sure to click '''Save Edits'''  when you are done!
  
== Where to Post ==
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=== Formatting a Post ===
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When posting on the Forums, you have several formatting options at your disposal.    Generally, you can get away with just posting raw text as you write it, but there are some times when formatting can help get your point across more clearly.
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When posting Macros, Dice Expressions, or API Code Snippets, consider using the '''Code''' format option, available by clicking the paragraph symbol ( ¶ ) and selecting it from the list.
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'''Tips:''' If you copy-paste text from other pages and sites, the the forum post will preserve it's formatting, enabling to style your forum post better than with the built in tools
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== Subforums ==
 
There are several different forums you may have access to, each with it's own purpose.
 
There are several different forums you may have access to, each with it's own purpose.
  
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/1434153 Announcements] || Platform & website updates and general Roll20-related Announcements from the Roll20 staff are listed here. || Restricted
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| {{forum|category/1434153 Announcements}} || Platform & website updates and general Roll20-related Announcements from the Roll20 staff are listed here. || Restricted
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/24 Pro] || If you have subscribed at the [https://app.roll20.net/account/supporter/?topbarmain&utm_source=inhouse&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=topbarmain Pro] level, you have access to the Pro forum.  Upcoming features and possible changes get posted and discussed here by the Roll20 staff.  Pro subscribers often discuss the general application of advanced features here as well. || [https://app.roll20.net/account/supporter/?topbarmain&utm_source=inhouse&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=topbarmain Pro] Premium  
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| {{forum|category/24 Pro}} || If you have subscribed at the {{Pro}} tier, you have access to the Pro forum.  Upcoming features and possible changes get posted and discussed here by the Roll20 staff.  Pro subscribers often discuss the general application of advanced features here as well. || [[Pro]] Premium  
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/19 Specific Use Questions & Macros] || A place to ask for general help using Roll20.  Questions about how to use features, how to write [[Syntax|dice expressions]], how to create [[Macro|macros]], etc. are all appropriate for here. || Standard
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| {{forum|category/19 Specific Use Questions & Macros}} || A place to ask for general help using Roll20.  Questions about how to use specific Roll20 features, how to write [[Syntax|dice expressions]], how to create [[Macro Guide|macros]], etc. are all appropriate for here. Not for generic RPG discussions that aren't related to Roll20. || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/277980 Character Sheets & Compendium] || Discussion of the HTML/CSS [[Character Sheets|character sheets]] and <span style="font-family:Pictos;">i</span> [[Compendium|Compendium]], requests for sheets of a particular system, release of new sheets for [https://app.roll20.net/account/supporter/?topbarmain&utm_source=inhouse&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=topbarmain Pro subscribers] to test, etc. || Standard
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| {{forum|category/277980 Character Sheets & Compendium}} || Discussion of the [[Character Sheets|character sheets]] and how to [[BCS|create]] or use them, the {{Compendium}}, [[Sheet Requests]] and related things. Bugs related to Community Character Sheets can be posted here. || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/46806 API] || Discussion of the Javascript [[API]], requests for particular scripts, API related error (caused by scripts) help, script releases, etc.  Be sure to take advantage of the Code format option when posting javascript. <br /><br /> '''Note:''' Macros are not the same thing as API scripts.  Macro questions belong in the Specific Use Questions & Macros forum.  || Standard
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| {{forum|category/46806 API}} || Discussion of the Javascript [[API]], requests for particular scripts, API related error (caused by scripts) help, script releases, etc.  Be sure to take advantage of the Code format option when posting javascript. <br /><br /> '''Note:''' [[Macros]] are not the same thing as API scripts.  Macro questions belong in the {{forum|category/19 Specific Use Questions & Macros}}-subforum.  || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/1434154 Roll20 Marketplace & Creative Content] || Share Roll20 Specific Live Streaming, Video, or Podcast Content. Provide Feedback to [https://marketplace.roll20.net/ Marketplace Products]/Artists, & Ask About Becoming a Creator<br /><br />'''Note:''' Only Approved Marketplace Creators Can Share Art in this Forum. Be sure to read [https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/4320439/posting-to-this-forum-read-this-first This Sticky Thread] first before posting to the subforum. || Standard
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| {{forum|category/1434154 Roll20 Marketplace & Creative Content}} || Share Roll20 Specific Live Streaming, Video, or Podcast Content. Provide Feedback to [https://marketplace.roll20.net/ Marketplace Products]/Artists, & Ask About Becoming a Creator<br /><br />'''Note:''' Only Approved Marketplace Creators Can Share Art in this Forum. Be sure to read {{forum|post/4320439/posting-to-this-forum-read-this-first This Sticky Thread}} first before posting to the subforum. || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/22 Looking for Group] || Posts [[LFG|looking for players for a game]], or looking for someone to run a game for your group.  You should prefer the [[LFG Tool] over the forum, as it has many advantages or a simple forum post. || Standard
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| {{forum|category/22 Looking for Group}} || Posts [[LFG|looking for players for a game]], or looking for someone to run a game for your group.  The [[LFG Tool]] is an alternative that has several advatages over the forums. || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/22 Bug Reports & Technical Issues] || If you're having a problem with Roll20 that is an actual technical issue, post your problem here. Be sure to read the [https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/3/submitting-bug-reports-read-first#post-3 Submitting Bug Reports: Read First] post before creating your thread. || Standard
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| {{forum|category/22 Bug Reports & Technical Issues}} || If you're having a problem with Roll20, {{bug}} and make a [[Bug Report]]. Posting in this forum generally get help and answers from other users, but Roll20 are focusing their troubleshooting on tickets submitted through the [[Help Center]]. Bugs related to Community Character Sheets should be posted in {{forum|category/277980 Character Sheets & Compendium}}  || Standard
 
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| [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/385189 Suggestions & Ideas] || A place to post suggestions for the Roll20 Development staff to consider and the community to discuss and support.  This is a voting forum, and has special rules regarding how to post, see the [[Forum_Voting|Forum Voting FAQ]] for more information.  When posting a new suggestion, be sure to look and see if others have already posted a similar suggestion, and consider commenting and support it instead. || [[Forum_Voting|Voting Forum]]
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| {{forum|category/385189 Suggestions & Ideas}} || A place to post and vote on suggestions for the Roll20 Development staff to consider and the community to discuss and support.  This is a voting forum, and has special rules regarding how to post, see the [[Forum_Voting|Forum Voting FAQ]] for more information.  When posting a new suggestion, be sure to look and see if others have already posted a similar suggestion, and consider commenting and support it instead. Posts that don't get 10 or more votes in 30 are closed(these may be resubmitted). || [[Forum_Voting|Voting Forum]]
 
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== Formatting a Post ==
 
When posting on the Forums, you have several formatting options at your disposal.    Generally, you can get away with just posting raw text as you write it, but there are some times when formatting can help get your point across more clearly.
 
 
When posting Macros, Dice Expressions, or API Code Snippets, consider using the '''Code''' format option, available by clicking the paragraph symbol ( ¶ ) and selecting it from the list.
 
  
 
==Forum User Tags==
 
==Forum User Tags==
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=Related Pages=
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* [[Forum Voting]]
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The Roll20 are provided to allow the community to ask questions, help each other solve problems, and discuss the use of Roll20.

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(See the Code of Conduct for proper use rules.) |


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How to Post

  1. To post to the Forums you must be logged in to Roll20.
    • If you are logged in, you will see a message in the upper right corner that says Welcome, <your name>.
    • If you see Sign In ▾:
  2. View the Full Forum by clicking the View Forum » link to the right of the forum name.
  3. Click the Post New Topic button at the top right of the Forum's main page.
  4. Add a descriptive Topic Title and fill in the body of your post, then click Post Topic to submit your post.
    • Note: If you made an error in the body of your post, you can edit it by clicking the post and selecting the Edit option just below the title. Be sure to click Save Edits when you are done!

Formatting a Post

When posting on the Forums, you have several formatting options at your disposal. Generally, you can get away with just posting raw text as you write it, but there are some times when formatting can help get your point across more clearly.

When posting Macros, Dice Expressions, or API Code Snippets, consider using the Code format option, available by clicking the paragraph symbol ( ¶ ) and selecting it from the list.

Tips: If you copy-paste text from other pages and sites, the the forum post will preserve it's formatting, enabling to style your forum post better than with the built in tools

Subforums

There are several different forums you may have access to, each with it's own purpose.

Name Purpose Type
Platform & website updates and general Roll20-related Announcements from the Roll20 staff are listed here. Restricted
If you have subscribed at the
Pro
info tier, you have access to the Pro forum. Upcoming features and possible changes get posted and discussed here by the Roll20 staff. Pro subscribers often discuss the general application of advanced features here as well.
Pro Premium
A place to ask for general help using Roll20. Questions about how to use specific Roll20 features, how to write dice expressions, how to create macros, etc. are all appropriate for here. Not for generic RPG discussions that aren't related to Roll20. Standard
Discussion of the character sheets and how to create or use them, the i Compendium, Sheet Requests and related things. Bugs related to Community Character Sheets can be posted here. Standard
Discussion of the Javascript API, requests for particular scripts, API related error (caused by scripts) help, script releases, etc. Be sure to take advantage of the Code format option when posting javascript.

Note: Macros are not the same thing as API scripts. Macro questions belong in the -subforum.
Standard
Share Roll20 Specific Live Streaming, Video, or Podcast Content. Provide Feedback to Marketplace Products/Artists, & Ask About Becoming a Creator

Note: Only Approved Marketplace Creators Can Share Art in this Forum. Be sure to read first before posting to the subforum.
Standard
Posts looking for players for a game, or looking for someone to run a game for your group. The LFG Tool is an alternative that has several advatages over the forums. Standard
If you're having a problem with Roll20, and make a Bug Report. Posting in this forum generally get help and answers from other users, but Roll20 are focusing their troubleshooting on tickets submitted through the Help Center. Bugs related to Community Character Sheets should be posted in Standard
A place to post and vote on suggestions for the Roll20 Development staff to consider and the community to discuss and support. This is a voting forum, and has special rules regarding how to post, see the Forum Voting FAQ for more information. When posting a new suggestion, be sure to look and see if others have already posted a similar suggestion, and consider commenting and support it instead. Posts that don't get 10 or more votes in 30 are closed(these may be resubmitted). Voting Forum


Forum User Tags

Beside a user's name, you may see a rounded colored tag. These help fellow forum users know of the roles a particular poster has.
The following is a list of the forum tags you may come across:

  • Roll20 Team
    : The Roll20 Development Team are the individuals responsible for the creation, maintenance, and implementing future improvements of the platform.


  • Roll20 Mod Team
    : The Roll20 Forum Moderators only moderate the official Roll20 forums, but aren't developers of Roll20, nor necessary has the same in-depth knowledge of the platform.


  • Forum Champion
    : Community members who have gone above and beyond assisting their fellow users. This badge recognizes their past and continued efforts for the community.


  • Marketplace Creator
    : This tag is given to user who has supplied creative content to the Roll20 Marketplace.




  • Translator
    : This tag is given to users who have contributed translations to the main site, through the volunteer Roll20 Translator Program.


  • KS Backer
    : This user tag is given to users who helped launch Roll20 with the Kickstarter Campaign. They have access to Pro features for life.[unconfirmed]


  • Pro
    : This user tag is given when a user has subscribed to the Pro tier.


  • Plus
    : This user tag is given when a user has subscribed to the Plus tier.

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