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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one

So, yesterday a dumb question was asked.. It was closed as Not A Real Question in less than an hour, and reopened mere minutes later. This isn't the first time that this has happened. It usually ...
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Pooling our resources: Can a “general game list resources” question end this long-standing war?

This is something I've been dwelling on for two weeks. The migration of this question has inspired me to post this now. Game recommendations... it's been a trying subject but we've come to absolutely ...
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How is this a duplicate?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/54023/how-can-i-bed-each-of-the-available-characters-as-either-gender The question asks for much more detail, and different information than the linked '...
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Why do we allow questions asking for guides?

There's question type which has bugged me for a while: "Can someone provide me with a Guide for game X"? They seem to clearly fall under "Shopping Advice and Recommendation", and ...
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The 'don't just link to something' policy is inane

From: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/79994/11047 The link in all likelihood won't die any more than this site will die, and even in the rare case that it does it can easily be edited and ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I recently posted and self-answered the question How do I unlock all the characters/stages in Super Smash Bros. 64?. After the question was received negatively, I received a comment which touched on a ...
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What defines a question as being too broad when asking about easter eggs?

I had asked this question here about easter eggs in Minecraft but it was closed for being too broad. Now this question wasn't closed and yet it still asks about easter eggs, just for a different game. ...
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Why was my question looking for guides closed?

This question was closed: How can I effectively use Zangief in SF 4 Volt for iPad? I have no idea why, except that apparently I was asking for a "guide" (aka. an online resource). I'm not aware of ...
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What list questions are good?

I noticed that this list question has +10 score But this one has -7 score As far as I can tell from my reading, on this particular StackExchange site. List questions are not off topic (unlike some ...
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How large can an objective question's scope get?

Forgive me for the unclear title; I can't think of any better way to word this question. Because of this question asking for the easiest boss path through all the Megaman games, it has occurred to me ...
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'Sounds like a List question' = subjective votes?

I recently asked How can I identify games that use Pando Media Booster, and is there a workaround to download the installer without it? where I also wanted to know which games use it (clearly ...
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Making a list to update a question's answers

I've recently answered this question: Do WALLS matter if I'm building the 6-inch brick defense from Corruption/Crimson for my city? [duplicate]. The question was closed and points to a duplicate ...
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Why aren't build order questions directed to specific sites specializing in them?

I see "build order" questions frequently, particuarly for starcraft 2. While often the answers are good, these questions can easily be answered by a simple google search. Liquipedia has a far more ...
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Should we generalize this old build order question?

Today I came across this question: In Age of Empires 3, what is a good build order for the British? While this topic has been discussed before with a seeming end result of "don't touch them", I'm ...
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Is it better to have a lot of similar small questions or one broad question?

I once again have to bring up my question on Pokemon: Ash Grey, and I apologise in advance for my seemingly spamming meta in the last couple of days because of it. I recently asked which Pokemon ...