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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Causes appearing different at first glance revealing themselves to stem from a common issue are considered duplicate?

Based on: When is a different question a duplicate and when it isn't? and: Should different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed? adding to the general confusion duplicates are ...
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I think I'm going to step away for a bit

So, I tried to compartmentalize my issues in this meta question, and I went overboard. I was angry and upset, and like all good internet drama my anger was way more than a handful of questions and a ...
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This Castlevania question shouldn't have been closed as game identification

I answered a question recently: Alucard Visual Effect - Original Appearance?. It's a game ID question, so we had to go through the usual rigamarole of certain users not counting high-budget studio ...
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How to avoid Tag Wiki/Excerpt plagiarism?

I am sorry to bring up an old dead topic yet again. I am running into rejection on tag wiki excerpts because of plagiarism yet again. I have been following advice posted on meta about writing tag ...
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Is it not welcome to ask for clarification of a down vote?

On a question I posted yesterday, I asked for clarification after receiving a downvote without a comment. I do this, as sometimes voters feel like it should be obvious to me what is bad about my post, ...
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Why so many downvotes?

From 10 Questions, I have at least 4 questions that received many down votes. I understand down votes if the question asked is not described well, but on this Stack Exchange site, it feels as if there ...
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What happened to the comments?

I asked this question How does train travel work? I went to check it out after getting another upvote on the question. I noticed that the comments were deleted. I notified someone who commented on ...
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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

This happens all too often. Someone asks a question that's mostly clear Another users posts a comment, but inadvertently (or intentionally) answers the question No one actually posted an answer, but ...
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Tagging for the Hitman series

With the new Hitman game launching in a couple of weeks, I think it would be good to discuss tags for it ahead of time. This is complicated by the fact that they've decided to call it "Hitman 2", ...
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Missing “Newest” button upon visiting arqade

I spotted a new design today and I like it much more. If I arrive to site using direct link https://gaming.stackexchange.com or using "my community" item (preferred way for me, I prefer to have ...
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Tag merge request: [minecraft-spigot] to [minecraft-bukkit]

Could we merge minecraft-spigot to minecraft-bukkit as most of the Spigot (a fork of Bukkit) questions are also applicable on Bukkit and vice-versa?
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How is the Arqade spaceship supposed to work in the new design?

Previously a mouse over on the spaceship would cause it to launch the lazer weapons. But in the new design, this is no longer the case. But I do see it launch the lazer weapons sometimes, just not ...
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Is the same situation in two games too broad?

Assuming that I ask for a solution in FIFA 18 and 19 and the controls are the same, thanks to classic controls, so the solution will work for both games. Can this be too broad given the ...
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Why was the game specific tag removed from the Chrome dinosaur game identification question? [duplicate]

There are 3 questions related to the embedded dinosaur runner game that is shown whenever the Chrome browser is unable to connect to the internet: Name of Google Chrome dinosaur cactus game What is ...
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Can we remove the NPE from the minecraft error list?

The template answer we use to dupe-close most of the minecraft error questions contains a VERY basic hint to get rid of a certain Null Pointer Exception.. Also it is just a hint, not even a solution. ...
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Tag delete suggestion: minecraft-thermos

There was apparently a tag minecraft-thermos created for this question, but there's just a single question with that tag, no other question even contains the word "thermos" and most importantly: ...
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Why can't we ask questions that are just discussed? [closed]

I don't see anything wrong with it so why can't we ask questions that are just discussed?
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Why has my answer been downvoted?

A while ago, I posted an answer to this question, and since then my answer has been downvoted multiple times for reasons I cannot discern. I'm not too bothered by any aspect of this other than the ...
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is there any way to protect questions against edits

Basically the title sais it all. This is a question I posted today: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/338179/revisions As you can see the edit butchers the question (removing over half of its ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Creating tags for new games [duplicate]

Creating a tag requires a minimum of 300 reputation, which not everyne can achieve. New games are not always noticed by people and tags may not be created for them. For example I am trying to create a ...
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Why do we have so many Minecraft tags?

Most games have a single tag, and all questions about that game fall under that one tag. Some games have extra tags for various DLCs. But minecraft has too many to count. Literally, too many to ...
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Is 'unimplemented' synonymous with 'unreleased'?

While going through the review queue, I came across this question that asks about voicelines in the game files, but are unused in the game. There are tons of games that have unused or unimplemented ...
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Asking about team recommendations

In summoners-war it is often the case that you need a specific team composition in order to tackle a dungeon. Let's say you have 20 high-level monsters in your list and want to ask about which of ...
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Is hardware maintenance on-topic?

Suppose I have some game hardware that's damaged. Would it be on-topic to solicit suggestions for fixes, warranty policies, or preventative measures?
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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Cultist Simulator tag [duplicate]

i want to ask is tag for cultist simulator can be created. Thanks. I recommend: cultist-simulator
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Let's get a canonical Q&A about PS4 controllers not connecting

Somehow, many people have trouble with connecting controllers to their PS4, and new questions asking how to solve the issue are still being asked. It would be helpful to have a single question and ...
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Where do we stand on artifacts the asker believes are from a game?

We've got a class of questions related to game identification that we seem to be rather inconsistent on. We've gotten several questions where the asker wants us to identify something, and believes ...
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Undeletion request, question deleted by user after receiving an answer

I answered this question yesterday, Can Zarya block Tracer's ultimate after being stuck?, which was then deleted by its owner. I can't see any reason why it might've been deleted, and it seems a ...
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?

I've been wondering if it is ok to post game suggestions for specific genre ? Basically, I want to ask what kind of games I could play with a friend. But I'm unsure if that's really a question to be ...
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Can we change a tag to an inactive status?

The tag, which inspired this question is star-wars-tiny-death-star. This game was discontinued in October 2014. Nobody has been able to play it for nearly four years and any open questions will ...
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Undeletion Request

I was hoping that I could get this question about an audio issue in thief undeleted. At the time I hadn't gotten any answers so I decided to play another game instead, but recently I wanted to pick ...
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Should the usage guidance for [minecraft-pocket-edition] and [minecraft-bedrock-edition] be edited so that it is clear which one is which?

Recently I’ve seen many questions tagged with minecraft-pocket-edition even though minecraft-bedrock-edition has been released for a while now. Some users may not have updated to 1.0, but I think many ...
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Rename [creeper-world-3-ae] → [creeper-world-3-arc-eternal]

Now that we have a 35 character tag limit, I'd like to suggest renaming the tag for Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal as follows: creeper-world-3-ae → creeper-world-3-arc-eternal
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Is deleting a post you flagged abusing the system?

I noticed that when I find an answer that qualifies for a NAA flag, or some other flag which would make the answer eligible for deletion, I can both flag the answer and vote to delete it. If the ...
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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr tag

So I've created a new question and was a little unsure about the tag that should be used. I settled with inquisitor-martyr as that seemed the most logical tag to use. However the Dawn of War 2 tag ...
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Rename [xcom-the-bureau] → [the-bureau-xcom-declassified]

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was previously decided to be tagged as xcom-the-bureau due to its name being too long for the 25 character limit at the time. Now that we have 35 characters, I'd like to ...
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Rename [harvest-moon-anb] → [harvest-moon-3d-a-new-beginning]

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning has a tag that was created during the 25-character tag limit. Since we now have a 35-character tag limit, could we please expand it as follows: harvest-moon-anb → ...
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If there are effectively no restrictions on comments, the site's rules should be changed accordingly

Let's start with how comments are meant to be used, according to our own rules: What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (...
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Are bug workaround questions which involve editing game files a good fit?

Context: Why can't I make the HRE elective? Ivan's useful answer suggests creating a minimod to work around the issue: If you're not playing Ironman, you could edit this file by creating a ...
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Expand [kingdom-hearts-unchainedx] to [kingdom-hearts-unchained-x]

A relic from the old 25-characters limit, the kingdom-hearts-unchainedx tag should be expanded to make use of the new limit.
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Can we ask questions based on ROM hacks or randomizers?

This question is the one is question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed. This is not an officially released game, but instead it's a modified version of an official game. My question also extends to ...
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Fix [powerplaymanager] tag to [powerplay-manager]

This question created the tag wrong, without a space. Needs fixing.
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How long do we wait before spoilers are no longer needed?

In my experience on this site, over time, plot points in a games storyline become unnecessary to use the spoiler tags (I myself have done this, removing spoiler tags from answers after a period of ...
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My question was down-voted, then abruptly locked. Why was it down-voted? How long will it take to get unlocked? Why was it locked?

A few days ago, I asked a question. This question asked for evidence to support a popular belief about the game "UNDERTALE", which didn't make much sense to me. This post seemed to cause sparks to ...
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Why was this question downvoted without even telling me why and no answers?

So I just posted a question about different gun types in Fortnite BR here . Now it has 2 downvotes, with no comments (Other than me asking why it's downvoted) no answers in just like 30 mins. I don't ...
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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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Should we make the [io-game] or [internet-broswer-game] TAG?

Previously in my last question, I asked about if we can ask games about io games (There are hundreds of them). I see a few .io Tags now: slither.io moomoo.io mope.io agar.io My question is, I think ...
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Can we please Be Nice when commenting on ITG questions?

I understand that it's annoying to see game-identification questions that don't have artifacts. I understand that it is annoying that the people who post those questions don't seem to have bothered to ...