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Questions about "on-hold" and closed questions, voting to close and close reasons.

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Should the "Which games use a neural network to influence gameplay?" question be reopened?

Recently, the question, Which games use a neural network to influence game play? was closed as an off-topic game identification question and left closed in the Reopen review queue. Should it be ...
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My question was closed, why can't I see the reason why?

One of my questions was closed so it's pretty probable someone flagged it beforehand. It would be nice to get a note with the statement the user made, to see what I did wrong. The users nickname doesn'...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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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 ...
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Improving question on championship privilege

Re When does/do a champion/s 'defend' vs start from scratch? Difference between 'champion' and '(recurring) tournament winner'? Sorean suggests This is probably better suited for english....
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Should the "upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage" question be reopened?

This is about the currently closed question: What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage? It had been left closed in the reopen review queue. I don't think the above question ...
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Handling dupes asking for updated info

Recently we had a Pokémon Go question asking for how a specific feature works as of a specific patch. We also have an old question which asks about how the feature works. I believe the answers on the ...
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When should "Why is it bad practice to test for item names?" NOT be used as a duplicate target?

I'm writing this because I notice that this question has been closed as a dupe of this. This is wrong, for a reason I am about to explain below. I left a comment on the question asking for it to be ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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What constitutes "modded Minecraft"?

I realize this probably sounds pedantic, but please bear with me. A recent question prompted this matter once again1: a user wants to start modding their Minecraft but runs into a problem, but the ...
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Can I transfer my answer on a duplicate question to the duplicate target?

I answered a question, and later on that question was marked as a duplicate. After checking out the original question closer I realized that my answer to the dupe answers the original question better (...
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Are Minecraft BE behaviour packs considered mods? [duplicate]

It seems like this duplicate has been raised a while before in the past, but has not achieved community consensus. Let's revisit this discussion one more time. Related: Are Minecraft JE data packs ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

I noticed this question, which I personally had thought was a reasonable one, has been closed: Why does the scythe have a cooldown bar? Does it have a hidden ability? The close reason given is: ...
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Problem with understanding an incorrectly closed valid question

Just asked consecutively 2 questions relating to an issue I'm experiencing with Diablo 3. Someone suggested to ask another question for the very specific issue, which I did, but someone decided to ...
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Why is this question still closed?

Why is this question still closed? It's not a duplicate and I've voted to reopen several times. I don't see any argument for why they are duplicates and no one has even provided one either. They are ...
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Instead of closing this question, how about migrating it to GameDev?

This question was closed four years ago. Why do console games require a button press before showing the main menu? But this has existed for eleven years now: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com So ...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I came upon a question asking for help with a particular achievement. The achievement is quite extensive.. you need to complete several hundred levels, although they are only asking for help with ...
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Do we have to close "bad questions" at the drop of a hat?

Here's a new question: The name of an old 'tower defence' game It was opened 4 hours ago. And then it was closed less than an hour after it was opened. And here's me, 4 hours later, and I'm 99%...
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How to self-answer when the question is closed?

My lowest scored question (as of now) is recently solved by me and I wanted to self-answer it, but thanks to the given fact of game piracy, it was closed off-topic. How can I self-answer my question ...
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Why is the community bot closing questions?

Why? I couldn't find anything, I'm just wondering? Does the bot deem that the wording is too similar or something?
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Be more friendly!

Yes, a game-research question should contain a picture or something.. I had remembered a Demo was on a CD that is dated A to B in Magazine X and the genre as well as setting. So I asked my case. I had ...
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Additional closing reasons [duplicate]

Can you think of additional closing reasons specific to this site?
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How should I deal with an answer that's only partially applicable and low quality?

We've all seen posted answers that aren't relevant to the question. There has been wide discussion about not voting to delete incorrect answers, enough to the point where text has been added to say &...
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How should a Game Identification question that no longer has a valid artifact be handled?

There is a recent close-vote review for a game-identification question that had a YouTube video in the post as the artifact for the game(s) needed to be identified. However, the post is nearing 4 ...
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Do we need a flag/close option for questions asking for people to befriend or play with them?

I've seen quite a few questions asking for people to play with someone, add them to their friends list, or most recently, help them out in-game. I used the Very Low Quality flag on that question, but ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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Should we have a closure/flag reason for talking about Bedrock NBT questions?

Because NBT is very limited/not possible in Bedrock edition, and many questions pop up regarding Bedrock Edition NBT (such as this), should we create a duplicate target/recommended closure flag for ...
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Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions? [duplicate]

We have some topics on Arqade that we do consider as off-topic. I will here talk about the four ones you can flag a question for: Questions about unreleased or illegal content. Questions about Game ...
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How can I improve this question to be suitable for reopening?

I've just came across this question, which has been closed as unclear/too vague. I understand very well what the asker is demanding an answer to. However, judging by the fact that it is closed, some ...
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Debate on question closure: “Why is MCStacker not giving me the correct command?”

After this question got closed, I became quite an advocate for getting it reopened. We’ve had quite the discussion in the question comments, and I’d like to start an official debate on it. Click on ...
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Should this question have been closed for mentioning piracy?

After answering this question with a good answer that got 23 upvotes, it has now been closed because the asker mentioned that it was a pirated game. The question was a pretty good question though, and ...
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Bug or feature: I can't vote to close a question a second time

I voted to close this question since it is asking for game recommendations. However, I also wanted to leave a comment linking the asker to suggestions for sites that allow recommendations. I wanted to ...
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Question reopen request and question on how to properly take action on similar issues

I've found a question on Arqade that has been closed as a duplicate of another. I do not believe that this question is a duplicate of its current duplicate target. It can be inferred in two ways, one ...
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Vote to Close dialog needs some cleanup for the new domain

There's a few minor quibbles here. First off, and most obviously, the migration path is wrong. It should (presumably) have the monochrome version of the site logo, and shouldn't be meta.gaming. ...
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(not) Closing old questions

Today I decided to go through the Close Votes reviews. There seemed to be nothing wrong with the reasons for closing the flagged questions at first, but then I noticed the dates of asking the ...
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No revisions link in this closed and reopened question

This is about this question: Why is it suddenly raining dragons? It was closed and then reopened. (Related Meta post about that: When are two identical "bugs" questions not identical?) ...
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Question posted in a language other than english and was closed. Should I translate it and vote to reopen it?

The question ¿Como puedo pasar de aplicación a externa (archivo)?Minecraft PE [closed] was closed for being written in Spanish instead of English. I know Spanish, so I can translate it into English. ...
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Should vague ITG questions have an edit window? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Game Identification/ITG questions based only on the asker's memory are now prohibited on the site. See the following post: What are the requirements for asking a game ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

Update: The Modded Minecraft Close Reason review is underway. See the following post: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion ...
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Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review

Well everyone, it's been over 3 months (closer to 5!) since we implemented the Minecraft close reason, and we have some fresh statistics to review. First up, here's the previous discussion in case you ...
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Is there a duplicate for that? Pokémon GO Edition

Well, with all the trouble people are having with duplication (see my recent meta about dealing with one such dup problem), I figure we should have a nice easy accessable list for people to easily ...
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What is broad about this question?

Recently I asked a question about exclusivity of PS games as find it very confusing topic. However a day later it was closed with the reason "The question is too broad". And I'm not quite following ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

I have an issue with Modded Minecraft. I'm pretty sure it's my computer itself that has the problem. I tried to download and play Skyfactory, and it always gave me an error on startup. Any other ...
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Difference between 'flag' and 'close'

For some reason I only just now noticed that I can choose to either flag a question for moderation, or opt to close it. Is the second option really just a shortcut (of one mouse-click less) to that ...
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Dealing with old questions about non-existent features?

As games get updated, sometimes features are removed, or become redundant, especially with games that cannot have previous versions accessed, like the leaves in Pokémon Go. Questions like this, ...
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Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?

The idea of a close reason specifically for modded Minecraft tech support has come up time and time and time again. Since we have recently revisited the wording for off-topic Minecraft questions, now ...
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On ending Chronological Oppression with respect to the matter of Question Duplication

Yesterday, a question was asked. It wasn't a very good question, but it was a valid, cromulent question. I wouldn't downvote it, or vote to close it in a vacuum, but I also wouldn't upvote it either. ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

This question was automatically deleted, because it was put on hold and... I am not exactly sure why it was deleted, but my question is mainly why it was put on hold in the first place. closed as ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it is requesting the identity of the game that first ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Update: Thanks to all for your suggestions and feedback! We have decided to go with Dragonrage's suggestion, which addressed all the key points, and combined the best parts of the other suggestions. ...

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