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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 is an identical question (even with the same spelling mistakes), both on queryxchange and questarter, uploaded at exactly the same time by a user with the same name.

It might be an attempt to make a horror story go viral, or something similar (it's the only explaination beyond "trolling" that I can think of).

So in conclusion, what should we do with questions like this, and especially with this one in particular?

  • Should it be deleted as spam, or some other reason?
  • Should it be closed for being off-topic, is it even off-topic?
  • Should it be down voted and then ignored?

What is the correct action to take with a question like this?

  • It seems that both that question and Does Herobrine exist? are both about fake things and are not real problems. – galacticninja Sep 24 at 4:30
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    @galacticninja As I see it, the questions are different. The question I used as an example is an attempt to spread a rumor, it's a fabricated question. "Does Herobrine exist?" is a question about a rumor, it's not designed to spread a story, the question itself is (likely) real. – user232393 Sep 24 at 5:45
  • I think queryxchange is a scraper. I see my newest question there and I definitely only posted to arqade. – Troyen Sep 28 at 20:49
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It's not the first time a user has tried to start a weird rumour about a game, most commonly Minecraft. These are not actually questions and should be closed as off-topic, with a custom reason explaining that we only accept real questions about problems relating to gaming.

  • I just wanted to point out that I find it a bit funny to say "most commonly Minecraft", right after a link that has a lot of examples, none of them being minecraft. This is a good answer to my question, so thank you. – user232393 Sep 18 at 14:46
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    Ah, you see, bad Minecraft creepypasta is what we get, not what is popular ;) – Wrigglenite Sep 18 at 15:06
  • I think the Herobrine myth is pretty popular. It probably should belong on the list. – PausePause Sep 27 at 15:55
  • @PausePause Anyone can edit Wikipedia. That said, that's all I know about Wikipedia, so you should look around a bit and learn how it works before making any edits. – Wrigglenite Sep 27 at 16:01

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