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Questions tagged [allowed-answers]

Questions about the acceptability of answers. This tag denotes discussions about what is acceptable to post on the site, and for what reasons in either direction.

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Answering a Broad question with a Broad answer

This question has been closed as too broad - basically because they're asking several questions at once. That's fine - that's not what I'm asking about. What I'm asking about is the answer. It starts ...
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What's wrong with my answer?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/322605/201215 I didn't expect it to be downvoted, but more, I didn't expect it to garner a delete vote. I'm new around here, so I haven't grasped the culture. I ...
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Should console commands be given without being explicitly asked for?

I've seen plenty of the type "Where can I find ?" questions around and a common theme I've noticed is that some users instead of posting a thoughtful answer that either explains how to find said item ...
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A question I answered was closed as a duplicate - should I answer the linked question?

I answered question A, which was later closed as a duplicate of question B. I feel that the answer I wrote on question A provides more information or is more correct than the current, existing answers ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Over the past few months the moderator team has noticed an increase in the number of low-quality flags on answers which don’t add any new information over existing answers. This isn’t what the low-...
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

10k+ users will be able to see that this answer was removed since it was found to be in violation of our Piracy policy. But how exactly was this answer violating this policy? According to the ...
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Is it OK to self-answer with an answer completely copied from another source?

This question was published and self-answered with a copy & paste from this source. I honestly find that kind of actions a bit sad as you are just mining rep and contributing nothing but, is this ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

Imagine a game had just an update. Some dedicated discussion server does the research and publishes the hidden and/or not so obvious changes included in that update, e.g. drop rate of XY. Is it then ...
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Do we allow image answers?

Flagged an answer for only providing an image, akin to link-only answers, and had it declined because "I should not flag answers for inaccuracy". The entire answer is an image, which as far as I was ...
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Should we support “what does health mean?”

A question was posted today, asking for us to define a group of terms in Overwatch. The terms are as follows: Health Life Armour Shield Anyone that has experience with games can tell you that all ...
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Edict about code blocks and decomplied code

I recently posted an answer to this question, and I used a fairly large code block. I haven't been on this stackexchange for very long so I wanted to know if someone could layout the edict surrounding ...
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Are platform agnostic answers off topic for questions targetting a specific platform?

For example, if I ask a question about Game A and tag System 1 but someone provides an answer for Game A on System 2, is that answer off topic, or "Not an answer" since it unrelated to the system at ...
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How do we feel about answers that automate unlocking a Steam achievement?

Party Hard has an achievement for launching the game 100 times. Not content with launching the game 100 times manually just to get the achievement, I wrote a batch script that makes use of the Steam ...
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Should two-part answers be allowed? [duplicate]

With the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there has been an influx of mgs-5-the-phantom-pain questions on the board. In this particular case, a user has simply asked for a story ...
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What constitutes an answer duplicate and how should we flag them?

I have been seeing a fair few answers posted by new users, where they are simply confirming previous answers. They usually run along the lines of following a high-quality answer with a one or two ...
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Can I provide an answer that involves breaking censorship of a game?

I have been keeping tabs on this question, and I am confident that I could answer the question. The problem is, OPs major issue is that they are using a copy of the game that was censored, for ...
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What should we do with foreign language posts?

So I'm going through the First Posts review and I find an answer that is in French. By the time that I see it, someone has edited in a Google Translate version of it. So now there's French and ...
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Cheats as an answer

Coming from this answer, I felt that we need a tiny discussion. While cheats are typically on the way out in gaming, some games still use cheats and allow access to the developer console. Quite a few ...
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Should an answer be deleted if it is unquestionably wrong?

Almost everything in the answer to this question is just entirely wrong (and yet it still doesn't seem to be downvoted fast enough, as it was still at +1 before I came along): https://gaming....
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What should we do about copy&pasting broad answers?

Today, the front page has been flooded by new answers in the skyrim tag. The problem here (aside from the horrible formatting and nonsensical additional text) is that these answers are identical and ...
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MTG: Duels of the Planeswalkers - Questions about card rulings and gameplay strategies do not belong here [duplicate]

I feel these questions belong on Board & Card Games, as they already carry a load of ruling and gameplay based questions about MTG. Despite Duels of the Planeswalkers being a video game, it's ...
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Should this answer stay?

Is there any difference between Cleanse and a Mecurial Scimitar? There are two answers here. They are both correct and should be joined, but what are the official rules to this? Can the two answers ...
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Posting cheats/easter eggs

I think I found a cheat/hack/easter-egg in some game. Is it OK to post them as my own question and answer? ( http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/its-ok-to-ask-and-answer-your-own-questions/ ) Or ...
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Why is it considered correct to answer a similar question in addition to the question asked when there is a better alternative?

Problem Definition I see a ton of specific questions getting answered along with non-essential stuff not actually asked. From a data perspective, this creates false mappings where one question is ...
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Answers that are meant as a joke

So I have this answer (edit: answer was removed and added as comment to this answer) which in itself seems to be an attempt to answer the question asked. Problem with this answer is that the answer is ...
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Questions where OP has mentioned he/she is using a specific platform: how to answer, how to tag and when to close as exact duplicate?

In the question, Can I empty a soul gem?, the OP has mentioned that he is using Xbox 360. I take this to also mean that he's not looking for PC-only console commands or mod solutions, so I edited in ...
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Should actual answers containing spam be edited or deleted?

A recently posted answer is really just spam with an answer to the question built around it. If you removed the link, the answer would be fine. But should we be editing these answers, or should we be ...
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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 the heck…?

I'm sory if title is little bit off and some might find it even rude, but that was my first reaction when I read this question and answers. As someone who is fairly familiar with SE network, but in ...
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What should we do with answers containing only a link to relevant information?

Stack exchange frowns on answers containing only a link, even if it's to relevant information, because: It requires extra effort from the reader It is vulnerable to link rot The stated goal of Stack ...
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Dealing with answers extending existing answers

I occasionally encounter a case where an additional answer only adds information to an existing answer, instead of providing the whole answer by itself, e.g.: Question: a question asking for a list ...
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Should we care if an answer is from Googled information, as long as it is right?

Over on the nominations page, one of the nominations has a large comment discussion about this. Some of us have been hoping that the person who originally brought up the concern would bring the ...
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Answering spoiler questions with hints

This answer got me thinking about questions involving spoilers. The question asker doesn't exactly specify whether he'd prefer hints or outright answers. Obviously concrete answers fit best with our ...
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Should we allow asking of questions as a means to provide answers?

I'm fairly sure most of us have happened upon this situation: You find something new, and possibly difficult to determine, in a game and you think "This is really cool I can't wait till someone asks a ...
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What exactly does the law state about emulation and ROMs?

I hear a lot about how emulation is not illegal or that downloading ROMs is legal in some circumstances and I would really like to know the truth about emulators and ROMs in relation to the law. For ...