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“Minecraft” should not be a close reason. What is a better close reason?

As some probably already know, I do not think that it's good to have a close reason that is specific to a single game. I'm obviously talking about the off topic reason about technical support for ...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

Let's say I have a question that's as simple and unambiguous as "What is 1 + 1?" (in decimal, of course; that's the assumption here). It's a one-liner. There doesn't need any other context to it. I ...
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Are questions about Twitch on topic?

I read a question on here with an answer saying that if a topic is mostly about video games then it's okay. So are questions about Twitch on topic?
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Bounty button missing

I would like to place a bounty on why just ban minecraft modding tech support, but I can't seem to find the button. After some research it seems like it's supposed to be under add a comment, but it ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion about swapping out one of our 4 off-topic closure templates with one dedicated to modded Minecraft troubleshooting/crashing. For those ...
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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

This question about a "new horror steve or bug" is, as far as I can tell, not a real question about a real problem (it could, though extremely unlikely, be a mod that the author forgot about). There ...
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Minor adjustment to badge description

Shouldn't the description of the gold badge 'Electorate' Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions be Vote on 600 questions and answers* and 25% or more of total ...
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Rename [gears-of-war-5] to [gears-5]

There are a few gears-of-war-5 questions posted, and there was one gears-5 question, but I think it may have been deleted and the tag died off. The game is officially called "Gears 5" as indicated ...
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How similar can questions be?

About a month ago I asked How frequently should I be posting questions? and received the answer "as often as you need to". Today, in a similar situation, I felt I was answering too many questions. ...
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Are questions about Youtubers/streamers on topic?

I just read this question about finding a Youtuber playing Monster Hunter Generation and I was wondering: Are Q&A's about finding a Youtuber or streamer who's playing a specific game on topic? I ...
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Rename: [paper-mario-ttyd] -> [paper-mario-the-thousand-year-door]

Title pretty much says it all: paper-mario-ttyd should be renamed to paper-mario-the-thousand-year-door. The new tag name is 34 characters long, just below the limit
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Looking for help to ask a parental control question about Xbox One

Could you help me to start on the right foot? First time posting a question here. I would like to make a question as a gamer parent. While I have several answers on other SE sites only very few of my ...
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Could user names in comments be updated when a user changes their name?

I changed my name a couple years ago on the stackexchange family of sites. It was an overall good experience. I would share links to my answers to my facebook friends and coworkers, but I don't. ...
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Comparing graphics between gaming consoles shouldn't be closed as opinion-based

The following question was closed as opinion-based: How do the Nintendo Switch graphics compare to the Playstation 3? I agree that a question which asks if a console is 'better' in general would be ...
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Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?

The idea of a close reason specifically for modded Minecraft tech support has come up time and time and time again. Since we have recently revisited the wording for off-topic Minecraft questions, now ...
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Does someone know more about “Minecraft – Greek mythology edition”?

This question was asked about that game, but used the minecraft tag. I asked in the comments what that is and got this link. Apparently this is some new Minecraft related game made by Microsoft. Does ...
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Why was my other account removed?

I need to know why I was removed, if it was because I didn't use this site much, well I couldn't - it wouldn't let me ask stuff for a month or even comment. Can a moderator answer me? I lost over 30 ...
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How do we want to handle tagging for questions related to WoW Classic?

WoW Classic released legally on August 26, 2019. For the most part, it is the game as it was in version 1.12.1 (September 2006). At this point in time, it is unclear if it will remain that way, ...
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Why are my questions having the game name added to the title?

I've recently posted a few questions and they've been edited to include the game name in the question title. It was my understanding that this was not required as the game is in the tag. These have ...
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Do questions about strategic teams for Pokémon games fit in Arqade SE?

I'm starting to get interested into strategic matches of Pokémon (mostly on Showdown) and I was wondering if something like asking for help to balance a team may fit into the Arqade SE. While ...
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Delete vote count does not update unless I refresh the page

I was recently looking through answers with delete votes in the 10k tools and found a question with two answers that needed to be deleted. I clicked the delete button on the first one, and it informed ...
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Why did so many questions I've answered get bumped to the Arqade homepage recently?

Over the course of the weekend five questions I've answered were bumped to the homepage of Arqade. Before this no questions I've asked or answered have been bumped by Community before (to my knowledge)...
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What is Arqade's current stance on adult games?

A decade ago, adult games that contained content of a erotic or sexual nature would have been considered fringe and non-mainstream. Lately however, adult games have made their way to the mainstream ...
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Why keep dead link comments?

I recently flagged a few comments that provided a link to what was ostensibly a helpful resource, but had since become dead links linking to nothing in particular. The comments did not provide any ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

I have an issue with Modded Minecraft. I'm pretty sure it's my computer itself that has the problem. I tried to download and play Skyfactory, and it always gave me an error on startup. Any other ...
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How to make links in comments?

I have been trying to get links into comments but can't get it to work. I tried making one the same way you make one in a question or answer, but that didn't work. And then I tried these guys ways, ...
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Bounty for Great Answer - Can't award straight away

I just wanted to award a bounty to someone for a great answer. After 2 years, one of my questions got a great, complete answer and I wanted to give a little more. In Mario Party 4, what are the odds ...
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How do I earn the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

The description is weird and hard to understand. The description for Tenacious is Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total Unsung Hero is similar, just a little harder. What ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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Update the off-topic reason for “Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft” in the help-center

I was having a discussion with Robotnik in the comments to one of my answers, where it seems like the rule addressing tech support questions for modded minecraft is actually only for crash support, or ...
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Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?

Some games enjoy a lively audience and a dedicated development team and so evolve over a period of years. Arqade has been around long enough to have questions that were asked at a time when a ...
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Locked Stardew Valley question for more than 3 years now

Just noticed that this Stardew Valley question has been locked since May 2016, apparently due to an edit war about its title: Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken? Since it's been more than ...
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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

As you may know, doing ['text']('URL link') makes a link that goes to 'URL link' but has the text of 'text'. However, when making comments with links in this way, the brackets, parenthesis, and URL ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about something based on a game?

Could I ask a question, for instance, about the Super Mario Bros.-based cartoons or Dishonored books here?
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Red Dead Redemption 2 vs Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online is the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a completely separate experience that shares some similarities with GTA Online: You need the base game to access it No content is ...
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How frequently should I be asking questions?

When I start playing a new and unfamiliar franchise I often have lots of questions, and I want to post them all at once. This occasionally ends up like this Metro Exodus question, that was, at one ...
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Tag synonym request: Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III tags

As per Should we standardize our tag formatting regarding Arabic vs. Roman numerals?, the official spelling of the game title should be used in the tags whenever possible, instead of replacing Roman ...
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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

Want to ask a question in minecraft-commands? Don't know how to summon an entity or give a player an item? Read this guide first to make sure it isn’t already covered here, or in one of the linked ...
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What does the red dot in the drop down review queue tab mean?

Usually when I click on the review queue tab at in the top right hand corner of the site, the queues with items to review have a grey dot next to them. Occasionally there is a red dot and I have ...
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Random/erratic duplicate marking

On the 22nd of October 2015, I asked a question. Nearly 2 months later, someone asked a similar question. The question had already been answered in my original post, so it makes sense that the second ...
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User changed the meaning of the question multiple times. What now?

So, I started checking unanswered questions for my tags and found this one. It might look like a normal question until you check the revision history. The title was originally: Where exactly is ...
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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

Arqade, our well loved Q&A site for passionate videogamers is rapidly approaching its 9th birthday! We (and Stack Exchange as a whole) have grown a lot as a community from those heady days and - ...
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Helping 1,000,000 gamers to set up local Minecraft server

I've just noticed that this question How do you make a local (LAN) server in minecraft? has over 1 million views! I think things like this are worth special announcement, for example StackOverflow ...
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Should we kill [tag:teamfight-tactics] and repoint it to [tag:league-of-legends]

League of Legends just released a game mode called Teamfight Tactics. It is played through the LoL client, using LoL assets. Someone has created teamfight-tactics and it has 3 questions that I can see....
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Should I approve an edit for an old question?

When reviewing suggested edits I came across this edit. I noticed that this edit was for a question from 2011. I was unsure whether I should approve this edit, which was just to add some relevant tags....
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Modded Minecraft server tech support

I know we do not allow tech support for modded Minecraft, but does that also include servers? I'm primarily talking about the big ones we already have tags for: minecraft-bukkit, minecraft-spigot or ...
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What happened to this review?

I was attempting to review an answer in the VLQ queue. I voted to delete the answer, and a message popped up and said an error occurred, please try again. I refreshed the page only to be greeted with ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

I just edited this answer, I just reached 2000+ reputation and the edit got imidiately accepted. Is there some way to turn this off? I´m fairly sure this was a good edit, but I have done bad edits ...

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