Linked Questions

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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links

So, a Wild User Appears. He posts several answers of dubious quality, all of which include a wildly unrelated commercial link. In other words, SPAM. Now, in each of these cases, well intentioned ...
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When is non-game-specific still on-topic?

The FAQ states: If your question generally covers things such as…Game-specific hardware and utilities…then you are in the right place to ask your question!" But it does not clearly define non-game-...
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Non-gaming gaming console questions -- allowed?

Should non-game related gaming console questions be allowed? Some question might be "Does Blu-Ray work for XBox 360"? Should these be allowed because they are a gaming console or are they better ...
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Outdated Answers Due to Patches

What happens to questions and answers that will eventually get outdated because of future patches? Take for example if we were at the day that Warcraft 3 was released and I asked How do you ...
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How do we handle duplicate answers?

Preface: I have read the original question, and the followup. However, there doesn't seem to be any consensus on what should be done with them. Introduction As Arqade grows, we are attracting lots ...
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What is an audiovisual artifact?

There's been a debate going on over whether or not this question should be closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/123362/can-someone-identify-this-game-music-please The controversy is ...
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Are questions about unreleased consoles on topic?

The Xbox one and PS4 will shortly be released. I know that questions about unreleased games are off topic, however there is a fair amount of information the we have access to specifically about these ...
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Are questions about patch notes too localized?

I've been noticing a number of questions related to game updates, like New rare item and enemies in Terraria 1.0.3, and I wonder if these questions aren't limited in their usefulness. If the thinking ...
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About the violence inherent in Stack Exchange: freedom of speech

Please print, tick what applies, sign, put on a wooden table, photograph and send by mail or fax. Attach an ID My ❏ question  ❏ answer  ❏ post  ❏ tag  ❏ ...
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Should I approve suggested edits that I don't know if they are true?

Sometimes when I go to review suggested edits I get an edit that is legitimate if true, but I don't know if it's true or not, as it addresses a game or a platform I haven't played. For example: When ...
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Update the FAQ tag or create a new tag

Closely related: What questions should be in our meta FAQ? At least once a week I bump into a meta post about some site policy and I only feel like I should have read that ages ago. As it stands, the ...
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What's our procedure for asking about not-quite-legal games?

I Saw this question today: How do I get ribbons in Pokemon Vortex? and I agree with DisgruntledGoat Pokemon Vortex isn't a real Pokemon game, just an illegal fan-made game. Don't think we should ...
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Should answers on questions that ask for spoiler information be put in spoiler markup or not?

Note: I'm asking about spoiler markup on answers, not questions. I would like to start a discussion on this due to the recent number of spoiler answers on plot-related questions that ask for spoiler ...
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How should we deal with obsolete questions on Meta?

There are a few questions floating around from days gone by, a time when we weren't as structured, a time before tag crusades, before the purges and burninations, that just don't make sense in the ...
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Is our shopping-rec ban just a redundant subset of "primarily opinion-based"?

We have a ban on shopping recommendation questions because: They require us to mind-read what the asker's tastes are (no matter how thoroughly they try to describe their tastes) Voting patterns on ...

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