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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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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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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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Would gaming.stackexchange.com be the hardest to manage?

I see a lot of posts on Gaming stackexchange 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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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

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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Question with Vague title

I know those question are ok when you look at the tag, but I think this and this questions should have "in nethack" at the end of the title. Do you agree or it's just me that is picky? Update: OK, ...
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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)