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Since when did Arqade require registration to post questions and answers?

While browsing through a Meta Stack Exchange post about unregistered users not being allowed to post questions on some SE sites, I noticed that Arqade wasn't listed among those requiring registration. ...
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Users asking (and self-answering) in blocks

I've been going through the feed a bit recently, and I've noticed that one particular user has been asking a lot of questions, and most of the time answering them. These questions often get asked in ...
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

I know that there has been some discussion on tag usage for "retro" gaming (with the apparent consensus now that there doesn't need to be a special "retro" tag), but I'm not seeing ...
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Is asking for robux off-topic?

I have learned that game piracy is considered off-topic in Arqade. Does it also count as off-topic if we ask how to get free robux in roblox?
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How can I upload files to put in my question?

How can I put files in my question? I want to put a link to a Minecraft world (.zip) on a question I asked so others can download it and look, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Is there a ...
CiurkitboyN's user avatar
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Asking time is later than closing time

So I just encountered this question and it seems like something's off: As it turns out, the asking time seems to be quite later than the closing time and it's strange considering that this isn't ...
Mark Giraffe's user avatar
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Are questions about the social rules/etiquette of a multiplayer game in-scope?

I've recently been playing a massively-multiplayer game in which an informal or semi-formal honor code or code of conduct has taken root among most players. The rules not only require adherence to the ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Why was this question's title reverted to be in the '[tag] - [question title]' format?

This is regarding this question which is currently titled: MU online - are there accumulated benefits to raising stamina early in the game for high HP? I have previously changed the title of the ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Should question titles use "I" or "you"?

I have noticed questions on Arqade phrases in different ways. Which of the following ways is better, does it not matter, or does it depend on the circumstances? Can I negate the effects of a slime ...
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Can we add detection of Minecraft Bedrock Edition's NBT questions to the question asking process?

Can individual sites add features to the question asking procedure? If yes, could Gaming SE add a way to detect NBT questions in Minecraft Bedrock Edition and then ask the user whether How do you add ...
Fabian Röling's user avatar
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"You have reached your question limit" - What can I do?

Can someone explain why my account is blocked when I asked for the logic of legend experience in Dying Light? What can I do to get back my account to healthy condition?
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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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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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What happened to the alien-space-ship button?

I noticed that the ask question button is no longer on the alien space ship, but now a boring old button. Further, the ship doesn't even shoot lasers when I mouse over it. I couldn't find anything ...
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"Ask question" button position

I am using StackOverflow most of time. Today I struggle for a few minutes (!) when wanted to ask a question at Arqade. The reason was: I couldn't find the button to ask a new question. Should we do ...
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Titles of game identification questions

My suggested edit to a game-identification question got rejected. The edit changed the title from What Game is shown in this newspaper snippet? to What game (isometric perspective, showing ...
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Is it possible to ask an anonymous question?

I really want to ask an anonymous question, and I think I have seen a question by "Anonymous", so it possible to ask a question and mark it as anonymous?
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Why does "Questions that may already have your answer" work better than the conventional search tool?

Before I ask a question, I always search with the "Search Q&A" box to see if there is already a question and answer about the topic. When there is no question, I start a new question, ...
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My friend lost the ability to ask questions. Is there any way he can get the ability back?

My friend lost the ability to ask questions, due to his first questions having negative reputation. Since then he has gained more reputation due to helpful answers. The message he got told him to ...
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Asking a question just to answer it

What happens with questions being asked, just to provide an answer "FAQ Style"? I have been guilty of asking a question like this, about the timezones for an in-game character's apperance. Both the ...
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Should we include the game name in questions titles?

Firstly, I personally believe this is not a duplicate of Question with Vague title as this question is a lot more specific while that one covered a broad number of points and was thus difficult to ...
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"Ask Question" button in different position for meta than main site

I realise how trivial this is, but given how meta Arqade and Arqade seem graphically alike in every respect (apart from the grayscale,) it seems strange that the Ask Question button is in a different ...
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Too many one-question users

Lately I've been noticing a lot of users who ask one question, and then do nothing else with their account. This means that more and more inactive accounts are lying around, not being used ever, and ...
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Preview and answer your own question problems

I'm using Safari to view the site on my Mac. (Please withhold all Mac vs. Win vs. Linux commentary!) And, when private browsing is turned on, I cannot see a preview of my posts. Additionally, when ...
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Ask Question mothership is flying too low! Causes random question asking

Since the rollout of the almighty new Stack Exchange whatsit bar, the Ask Question Mothership has been flying low: This has the effect that clicking on certain links (ie: delete/flags/close in the ...
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How can I improve upon content in my question?

Normally, I'd ask a question the following way: write up a short little intro, then actually ask the focus of the question. However, that usually doesn't seem to A) attract visitors or B) attract ...
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Is there a question limit?

In reference to badp's comments on this: How does Jigglypuff's Rest work? I was wondering if there was a limit on how many question a user can post at any given time? This is assuming that ...
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Since Arqade does not allow questions with the same titles, should I put the game name of a same-title question at the start or the end of the title?

Consider that: Arqade does not allow questions with the same titles (even if they're about different games and are tagged differently). See this meta post: Disable the "question with the same ...
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Are long titles bad titles?

Is there anything with long titles? I don't know what the community thinks. Should they be concise and short, to the point? Or can they be long, and explain more stuff? For clarification, long, at ...
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The FAQ should be mandatory checked before new users can ask questions

I see a lot of posts on Gaming Stack Exchange that resemble forum posts. It is common to see people thanking others, adding an 'argument' as an answer, and even another question as an answer. Seeing ...
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When should we edit game names out of question titles? And why?

I like including game names in my question titles. I feel it makes more grammatical sense and gives a clearer indication of what the question is about. From time to time, though, I see an editor ...
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Disable the "question with the same title" filter on Arqade

When trying to ask What does Luck do in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2? I found there was already a question titled "What does luck do?" No biggie, it was a completely different game (tag based ...
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Filtering out similar questions based on tag

When you type out a new question title, se tries to show similar questions. I propose that, after adding a tag in, it filters "related questions" based on your tag.
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Posting a question for a game that doesn't yet have a tag [duplicate]

I want to post a question about the game Towns, but there's no tag for that game and I can't create one. I'm not really sure if any tag that current exists applies. How can I post this question; what ...
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Are Dragonvale questions that are easy to answer bad questions?

When I asked this question it seemed to cause a bit of a stir which I believe has been simmering for a while. Clearly some folks are of the opinion that some/all Dragonvale "How to I breed dragon X" ...
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Won't "Answer your own question" just encourage people to game the system?

It's bad enough when folks zerg rush the site with sockpuppets during contests or major launches. But now we're directly encouraging folks to rep-whore?!! What possible good can come of this?!!!
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Can dupe suggestions pay attention to question tags?

When creating a new question we all get the suggestions of similar or potentially dupes. With this site in particular, going solely on question title can lead to false positives since we can have the ...
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Are a game's mod questions a good fit for this community? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions about prominent mods on topic? I have been having problems with mods crashing my game. I asked a question about it here. I was able to solve most problems with ...
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How can we sculpt character/strategy build questions?

In this question, we softly addressed the acceptability of the subject. There's no contribution other than my own answer, and it's not exactly a very attended post, but build questions haven't really ...
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Why wasn't my question fully answered?

Take my question: How likely is it that an Xbox 360 hard drive will die, and are there any early warning signs or indicators? I asked for people with experience in hard drive failure, but I got a few ...
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When I try to ask a new question, the form is filled out with details of a question I asked earlier

I clicked on the Ask Question Mothership on the parent site, and the form was already filled out with information for a question I have already asked. I asked that question days ago. I'm not sure ...
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Spell-checking in question titles [closed]

Crossposted on Meta Stack Overflow: Enable spell check on title, search and tag input element I notice that I'm the only person on Gaming to misspell achievements in a question title: Super Meat ...
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Please change the default text for title textbox of the question

Its still showing:-- what's your programming question? be specific. On a gaming site programming question.... :-)
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Include game title in title of question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question with Vague title Kind of a silly question but I never know if I should include the game title in the question title or simply provide the game title in the subject ...
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Should question titles be edited to reflect an actual question?

I have a pet peeve. The annoyance in question is with "questions" like these: Legal Gold Farming Fast Expanding with Zerg Countering Marines, Marauders and Tanks Place to meet gamers for co-op (...
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Questions with vague titles

I know these questions are OK when you look at the tag, but I think this and this question should have "in NetHack" at the end of the title. Do you agree or is it just me that is picky? As ...
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Why am I getting "The question you're asking is likely to be closed."?

I went to ask How do you get the Custom Game Novice achievement in Starcraft 2? and I got the following message: The question you're asking is likely to be closed. I feel coming from Stack Overflow ...
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Should we add screenshots?

At least for game-rec and identify-this-game answers this would help a lot... I'll put this to vote (edited following Oak's advice)
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