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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

There is a on going Meta SE post about unpinning the accepted answers on a post from the top of the list of answers. In fact, Stack Oveflow has already unpinned the accepted answers. For Stack ...
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Asking to identify the game based on keyboard combination only

The oldest question on identify-this-game-like questions that I found here is 7 years old. So my introduction question is whether this class of questions are or are not allowed here as of today (2021)?...
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How can I improve my question when a comment was not supplied with a downvote?

meta about: Who is the target group for Apple Arcade (subscription gaming service)? I am looking for very simple games (and platforms) that are graphically reasonably good and playable for older ...
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Should this post be considered spam?

I notice that this answer has been deleted as spam and have gone to check it out. The contents of said answer are as follows: I currently am working on a server-side Fabric mod which would entirely ...
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The moderator firmament is a little less shiny

Because I'm turning in my diamond soon. Lately the spark of motivation hasn't been there for me, so I'm leaving the job to the rest of the team. I feel very comfortable doing so, they've got more than ...
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Screenshot of the Week #47

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of a ...
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How to properly use the new review queues?

The new first answer and first question queues let you do these actions: I've encountered a couple of posts that were a spam question and a question posted as an answer. The actions suggested were ...
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Screenshot of the Week #46: Character Customization!

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the forty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! DefaultSimon's submission of ...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

The moderator team has noticed a handful of minesweeper questions which all amount to "How do I solve this exact Minesweeper board?", and we believe that these questions should be closed as ...
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Should questions boasting statistics be required to provide supporting evidence?

I recently came across this question that boasts a statistic about strongholds generating under villages in Minecraft Bedrock Edition: Strongholds have a 1/10 chance to spawn under a village; does ...
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Ideas to bring more users to the SE Chat?

Maybe it would bring more people to the site if we pushed the chat a little more. Right now, the only mention I can see that there is a chat is the link in the footer. So, I'm pooling you all for some ...
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Rename [wotl-eternal] -> [the-binding-of-isaac-eternal]

In 2015 this question was asked, so I created the tag wotl-eternal which was a free DLC for The binding of Isaac, and an improvement for Wrath of the lamb DLC. At that time we still had the 25 ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #7 on Arqade has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Should the SE chatroom be phased out for an official Arqade Discord?

Its a thought that I've had for a little while. The SE Chatroom seems to have built up quite a technological debt like links not unfurling or a mobile app. And it does make sense. The chatrooms of SE ...
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Should we re-open this Minecraft BE add-on Q&A?

I recently created the first post in a series of highly detailed Q&As related to add-on creation for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and during my research phase I came across this post about custom ...
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Rename [codename-steam] to [code-name-steam]

Can the tag for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. be renamed from codename-steam to code-name-steam? I tried to retag the one question for this game, but got an error that the new tag would be too similar.
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Q&A Proposal: How to create a custom item in a Minecraft BE add-on?

I've been thinking about it for a while, and this question helped solidify my thoughts on it. I think it would be beneficial to create a Q&A in order to answer the following basic questions, all ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #45

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! SaintWacko's submission of RNG ...
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Tag Warnings: Looking for suggestions of tags that often got low quality questions and would benefit a warning when trying to add that tag

Per this meta question: Give moderators the power to add tag warnings and this one too: What's the protocol for requesting a tag warning? There is an option, that needs to be added by ...
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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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How do we handle unethical questions?

I recently commented on a question that I believe to be, unethical. To summarize, the OP is asking what they can do to get around a ban placed on their account in a game they're playing. Subsequently, ...
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Are "this worked for me" answers, actually answers when they're concise?

I recently came across a rather concise answer to an interesting question that was simply two short sentences: For me, the render distance was doing it. I dropped the render distance to normal and ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Should we have well explained Q&A(s) for basic Minecraft command translations?

There is a huge list of commands available in both minecraft-bedrock-edition and minecraft-java-edition that have the ability to be translated between the two versions. Recently, I had the pleasure of ...
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Should we switch Lazers to only post Hot Network Questions in The Bridge?

Lazers is the feedbot which posts questions to The Bridge, the general chatroom for Arqade. It's nearly as old as The Bridge itself, and old school users will likely remember when it's avatar was the ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #44 - RNG

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's submission of a ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Arqade is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-08-02. In ...
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Arqade & SciFi Cross-site Topic Challenge: The Elder Scrolls

The challenge has now begun! The Arqade moderators have decided to do a joint topic challenge with our sister site, Science Fiction & Fantasy. The theme for this topic challenge is for the the-...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below? Please note, however, that ...
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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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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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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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Do we want to change our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions?

For over 5 years now, our policy is that "Is There a Term for X?" questions were not allowed, as per this meta. Since then, though, the votes on that meta have changed drastically. Community ...
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Should a question be closed because it does not align with a tag’s wiki?

I asked this question: Name for games that have abusive in app purchases I picked the best tag I could see for my question (terminology). My question was closed as “off-topic” because the terminology ...
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How to tell if a Minecraft answer is valid for the tagged version of Minecraft?

I saw this answer to a Minecraft Java edition question: You can use testForBlock command to search where the command block is placed (well, this command was then removed in Minecraft Java 1.13). The ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #43

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-third edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's submission of an ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

I've been thinking about creating a second account on a specific MMORPG, but want to make sure that it is allowed before I go ahead. The game's Terms of Service (ToS) are written in such dense ...
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Does talking about specific game groups constitute game history?

I was improving a question that asks about specific types of player groups in "No Man's Sky". It occurred to me that this sort of question might be considered gaming-history. Checking the ...
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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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Is there a safe space to ask questions seeking feedback?

Questions seeking feedback about any topic, are, by definition, opinion seeking questions, and questions that could lead to opinionated answers are discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. However, on ...
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Are there any adverse effects to purposely earning the Peer Pressure badge?

There are a few posts (here and here are two of them) that talk about earning the Peer Pressure badge. The requirements are quite simple: Delete own post with score of -3 or lower. This means, that, ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #42: Destruction!

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-second edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Wipqozn's submission of his ...
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Answering where the optimal answer is 'follow this link'

I came upon a question that I feel I could provide a real high quality answer to; but the format of this site doesn't allow it. You see, the user is asking for help with an achievement, and what they ...
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Commented as an answer.. but the comment provides a lot of value

I flagged an answer because it outright failed to answer the question, and even admitted to being an answer designed to circumvent the users inability to comment. However, assuming good faith, the ...
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Is it time that we allow [game-identification] tagged questions without a audiovisual artifact?

Feels weird to see game-identification questions pop up on the real-time feed, not through Gaming.SE, but through SciFi.SE. Perhaps it's time we revisit the rules and guidelines established for those ...
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Screenshot of the Tweak: replace image with smaller version

I would like to propose two more edits to the Screenshot of the Week widget: Have the image that appears in the widget be a smaller version of the original (Shadow's answer here pointed that out), so ...
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Screenshot of the Tweak: title links back to original answer

I would like to propose two more edits to the Screenshot of the Week widget: Have the title of the image (highlighted in the image below) link back to the original answer in the screenshot-of-the-...
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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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Are questions asking if a map is based on a real world location on-topic?

Would it be on-topic to ask if a certain game's map is based on a real world location? Questions requesting games set in real world locations are off topic due to being recommendations but I think ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since there were no ad proposal submissions on this site, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of the ads that are ...

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