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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one

So, yesterday a dumb question was asked.. It was closed as Not A Real Question in less than an hour, and reopened mere minutes later. This isn't the first time that this has happened. It usually ...
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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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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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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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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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what is considered "future" here?

I've asked question related to Battlefield 4, which indeed is a future release. However, the question wasn't about the game itself, but about videos and information already released at E3. Why is ...
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Are there grounds for getting an extra custom reason close slot?

LessPop's close reason was rejected recently by Shog for being too generic and catch-all, but we can only do so much with our three given slots. Here's what we cover(ed) in our close reasons again: ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

We asked whether you wanted to try something new, and the votes say yes. So, starting today, and running until January 2017, we're going to do things a little differently in regards to duplicate ...
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Can we stop closing questions that have become obsolete as "Too Localized"?

After some recent discussion in chat, it came up that we have been closing questions as "Too Localized" because they no longer apply to the game they are about, even though they were good questions ...
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What will be our custom off-topic close reasons?

Yes! Custom close-reasons are now a thing that is coming fast to our site! Among with other important changes to closing putting questions on hold. Start here: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, ...
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How should we handle non-beta pre-release questions?

This is separate from questions about gameplay during betas, which are a beast of a different caliber with a different set of issues. We all know the feeling of being excited about an upcoming game ...
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Voting on the future of list of X questions

As of now we have several questions discussing what to do with list of X and games-rec questions: Here's a summary of all that has been said before (and was upvoted): Should we allow poll questions -...
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Duplicate Questions: A New Look

A long-standing de facto rule has come about over the course of Arqade's existence. The sentiment here is that any two questions asking for the same information are necessarily duplicates. I can ...
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Closed 'mod recommendation' Skyrim question - Can this question be improved and then reopened?

This question has been recently closed by a moderator for being a mod recommendation question (which I reckon, as an extension of the 'game recommendations questions are not allowed' policy): How ...
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BioShock Infinite closures on release day

I asked a series of questions on BioShock Infinite very recently (within the last hour), all of which were pummel-closed citing this and that. I understand that it is not yet midnight in America, but ...
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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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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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What's the difference between FortressCraft and Minecraft? Who cares?

Recently, a question has been asked about the differences between Minecraft and FortressCraft. To save you the trouble of having to click on the link, I'll copy the entire question here: What is ...
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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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Are pronunciation questions out of scope?

I asked a question, https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/34432/how-do-you-pronounce-skyrim a while back and it was downvoted to all hell then closed many days later. I'm not entirely sure why ...
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Standard comments for flags/downvotes

Following suit with TeX.SE's idea of making Standard comments for flags and down votes, it would be a good idea to have some of these comments of our own. They can be funny (contain gaming references) ...
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Broken Link in Closing > Off-Topic

The highlighted link to this blog post is going to a 404. It looks like the link needs to be updated to point to: http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2012/08/identifying-games-when-you-cant-remember-...
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People are closing my question because they don't understand it - what should I do?

I have posted a question on arqade couple days ago and it was closed soon after. The reason for closing states: closed as not a real question by OrigamiRobot, fbueckert, ChrisF, Krazer, CyberSkull 19 ...
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Should a question be modified to include multiple subjects?

Recently, I asked a question about the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is part of a series of video games called Counter-Strike. Another user pointed out that there was a similar ...
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Is DotA the same game as DotA2?

My question was closed because Raven Dreamer believes DotA (A Warcraft 3 map from the early 2000's) and DotA 2 (a brand new game by Valve scheduled for a 2012 release) are functionally identical. I ...
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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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What is it with the first custom off-topic close reason?

I still don't understand this close reason: Questions that ask which games or other products meet specific criteria are off topic. We primarily deal with questions about playing games, not about ...
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If a moderator closes and then reopens a question and then deletes all the comments, how do I even know what's up?

Today I had a question closed by a moderator, which seemed unreasonable, it was then reopened (i dunno if by the same moderator or someone else) and then all the comments on the question were deleted. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for reopen votes on correctly identified ITGs?

Context: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/160025/cant-remember-an-old-cyberpunk-winforms-game-update-found Is it appropriate to ask for reopen votes? If it is, then please consider the ...
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Should one-time events always be closed as "too localized"?

How can I craft the Golden Wrench in TF2? seems like a perfectly legitimate question someone might want to Google, with an answer that won't change (with any more likelyhood than an SC2 or WoW ...
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Why did people vote to close this question about Harbinger in ME3?

Why does Harbinger have only 4 claws? This question was closed, and I honestly don't know why. In reading the question, I am confused as to how people thought it was not constructive. I've voted to ...
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Can we have less "Unclear what you're asking" close votes?

Consider Sign in problem with Google in Pokèmon Go, and the two close reasons: Unclear what you're asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you ...
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Why is this question on hold?

There is this question that is currently on hold. From the comments, it seems that it is on hold as "unclear what you're asking" but it is currently on hold as off-topic for game identification. ...
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What makes my question a real question?

Hi, I (not really) asked about interesting bugs which are messing up game logic. For me it's interesting or funny to see what scenarios developer did not think about. I can't see a difference of ...
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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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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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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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Why are *-rec questions closed as off-topic instead of not constructive?

The close reason that a new user sees for an off-topic question is: Questions on Gaming - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to gaming, within the scope defined in the faq. Why isn't ...
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Asking if a game-related-product is available, at all, anywhere, for anyone

I asked this question about finding the DFA documentary a couple days ago, and first it just seemed a little controversial; +2/-2, now +3/-3, then it was seized upon as being one of those darned ...
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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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Why was my question about games in a compilation closed?

Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain? This question appears to have been closed (long after it was asked) due to this excluded criterion: "Catalogues (listing ...
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How do you cancel a closed vote that you just placed?

I just close-voted something, but had a change of heart on my decision. How to revert that decision?
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Is this question off topic because of the release date?

So I recently asked a question about the new Diablo expansion. I know that the content isn't playable yet, but it's already in the game (files). I personally got a flail which is one of these items (...
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Do we need a "General Reference" close reason?

We've had a couple of recent discussions about what constitutes a good answer: Is posting tables of information from commercial strategy guides a legal issue? Should we care if an answer is from ...
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Re-open A Question

This one. It's a recommendations thread. It's harmless, and no different than people asking for PC TBS games. I can't believe people voted to close it (I can, but that is a topic for another time). ...
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How is an answered question closed for not being an answerable question?

Some people jumped to close my post, even though it was answered, favorited, and someone said it was an "interesting question". Instead of closing it, why would you not first make suggestion on how ...
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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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help me get my game account back plz i nee- NO, NO, NO

I think we've all seen these sorts of questions before. You know the ones, you have new users coming in to the site asking away... ...and they're asking us to help get their account back on Clash of ...
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What should we do about excessive minor edits?

Of late I have noticed quite a few minor edits being carried out by this "Ben" fellow. I'm not particularly sure if he's serious about his grammar or if he's just trying to make himself known by ...
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Why are moderators or high-rep users quick to vote-close a question on Arqade?

I have experienced this a lot, and I'm sure other users as well. Sometimes the questions are well structured and answer-able but moderators or high-rep users quickly downvote and vote-close the ...
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