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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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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

Can I ask for cheat codes of a game on this forum? And can I ask for mods for an Android game here?
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What is the most upvoted question in Arqade?

I want to know what is the most upvoted question in Arqade so I can use it to learn what constitutes a high quality question. Does anyone know what is the most upvoted question on Arqade?
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Renaming [call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies] to [cod-black-ops-zombies-mobile]

From a recent discussion the decision has been made to expand questions about Call of Duty Zombies mode to include tags specific to the game's zombies mode. For instance, a question about the game ...
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Are questions about comparisons of AO games vs their T/M counterparts allowed? (ESRB Ratings)

I have read that sexual content not allowed and questions about media rating bodies are, but there are AO rated games with no sexual content and other ones with an Everyone/Teen rating that are ...
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Rename [lego-harry-potter] and [lego-harry-potter-2] to [lego-harry-potter-years-1-4] and [lego-harry-potter-years-5-7]

Currently, we have the tag lego-harry-potter for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 and lego-harry-potter-2 for Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7. To my knowledge, the two games have never been marketed under ...
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How do we tag questions about Call Of Duty Zombies mode?

There are a lot of posts about Call Of Duty's series-spanning game mode Zombies, but none of these questions have a tag that reflects the game mode itself. In first page of the search I saw posts ...
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How should the Link’s Awakening remake be tagged?

The remake of Link’s Awakening for the Switch was officially released on September 20th, 2019. And we already have a question for this game. However, the question was tagged with the zelda-links-...
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We shouldn't have a close reason specific to a single game. What is a better close reason?

As some probably already know, I do not think that it's good to have a close reason that is specific to a single game. So why is this a problem? It drives some people off the site, I don't have any ...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

Let's say I have a question that's as simple and unambiguous as "What is 1 + 1?" (in decimal, of course; that's the assumption here). It's a one-liner. There doesn't need any other context to it. I ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion about swapping out one of our 4 off-topic closure templates with one dedicated to modded Minecraft troubleshooting/crashing. For those ...
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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

This question about a "new horror steve or bug" is, as far as I can tell, not a real question about a real problem (it could, though extremely unlikely, be a mod that the author forgot about). There ...
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Minor adjustment to badge description

Shouldn't the description of the gold badge 'Electorate' Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions be Vote on 600 questions and answers* and 25% or more of total ...
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How similar can questions be?

About a month ago I asked How frequently should I be posting questions? and received the answer "as often as you need to". Today, in a similar situation, I felt I was answering too many questions. ...
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Are questions about Youtubers/streamers on topic?

I just read this question about finding a Youtuber playing Monster Hunter Generation and I was wondering: Are Q&A's about finding a Youtuber or streamer who's playing a specific game on topic? I ...
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Comparing graphics between gaming consoles shouldn't be closed as opinion-based

The following question was closed as opinion-based: How do the Nintendo Switch graphics compare to the Playstation 3? I agree that a question which asks if a console is 'better' in general would be ...
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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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Does someone know more about “Minecraft – Greek mythology edition”?

This question was asked about that game, but used the minecraft tag. I asked in the comments what that is and got this link. Apparently this is some new Minecraft related game made by Microsoft. Does ...
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How do we want to handle tagging for questions related to WoW Classic?

WoW Classic released legally on August 26, 2019. For the most part, it is the game as it was in version 1.12.1 (September 2006). At this point in time, it is unclear if it will remain that way, ...
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Why are my questions having the game name added to the title?

I've recently posted a few questions and they've been edited to include the game name in the question title. It was my understanding that this was not required as the game is in the tag. These have ...
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Do questions about strategic teams for Pokémon games fit in Arqade SE?

I'm starting to get interested into strategic matches of Pokémon (mostly on Showdown) and I was wondering if something like asking for help to balance a team may fit into the Arqade SE. While ...
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What is Arqade's current stance on adult games?

A decade ago, adult games that contained content of a erotic or sexual nature would have been considered fringe and non-mainstream. Lately however, adult games have made their way to the mainstream ...
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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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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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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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Update the off-topic reason for “Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft” in the help-center

I was having a discussion with Robotnik in the comments to one of my answers, where it seems like the rule addressing tech support questions for modded minecraft is actually only for crash support, or ...
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Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?

Some games enjoy a lively audience and a dedicated development team and so evolve over a period of years. Arqade has been around long enough to have questions that were asked at a time when a ...
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Locked Stardew Valley question for more than 3 years now

Just noticed that this Stardew Valley question has been locked since May 2016, apparently due to an edit war about its title: Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken? Since it's been more than ...
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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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Red Dead Redemption 2 vs Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online is the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a completely separate experience that shares some similarities with GTA Online: You need the base game to access it No content is ...
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How frequently should I be asking questions?

When I start playing a new and unfamiliar franchise I often have lots of questions, and I want to post them all at once. This occasionally ends up like this Metro Exodus question, that was, at one ...
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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

Want to ask a question in minecraft-commands? Don't know how to summon an entity or give a player an item? Read this guide first to make sure it isn’t already covered here, or in one of the linked ...
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Random/erratic duplicate marking

On the 22nd of October 2015, I asked a question. Nearly 2 months later, someone asked a similar question. The question had already been answered in my original post, so it makes sense that the second ...
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User changed the meaning of the question multiple times. What now?

So, I started checking unanswered questions for my tags and found this one. It might look like a normal question until you check the revision history. The title was originally: Where exactly is ...
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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

Arqade, our well loved Q&A site for passionate videogamers is rapidly approaching its 9th birthday! We (and Stack Exchange as a whole) have grown a lot as a community from those heady days and - ...
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Helping 1,000,000 gamers to set up local Minecraft server

I've just noticed that this question How do you make a local (LAN) server in minecraft? has over 1 million views! I think things like this are worth special announcement, for example StackOverflow ...
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Should we kill [tag:teamfight-tactics] and repoint it to [tag:league-of-legends]

League of Legends just released a game mode called Teamfight Tactics. It is played through the LoL client, using LoL assets. Someone has created teamfight-tactics and it has 3 questions that I can see....
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Should I approve an edit for an old question?

When reviewing suggested edits I came across this edit. I noticed that this edit was for a question from 2011. I was unsure whether I should approve this edit, which was just to add some relevant tags....
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Modded Minecraft server tech support

I know we do not allow tech support for modded Minecraft, but does that also include servers? I'm primarily talking about the big ones we already have tags for: minecraft-bukkit, minecraft-spigot or ...
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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 to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

In regards to this old question, the answer listed is no longer valid as EA sent the site in question a DMCA and shut it down. What's worse though is that the site now links to a cheat website that ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Arqade's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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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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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

Today, two questions were asked: What was the first console or handheld to have a user interface outside of games? What is the origin of the standard color coding scheme for item rarity? Very ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

This is one of quite a few answers that I have given in the last few days. It somehow got a lot of upvotes, a lot more than my answers usually get. I try to give good answers and I am really unsure ...
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What can we do if some site copies our content?

Currently I am seeing plagiarized questions posted on Quora. For example this one on Quora was posted from Can I give the naked stalking courier his clothes back?. This was just one example I am ...
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Should sports games tags be mixed in one series?

If you search for the tags of F1, NHL, NBA, Madden, et cetera, we see a bunch of tags that don't have many questions, and that are repetitive (nhl-14, nhl-15, nhl-17) Also, it's not like these games ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Questions about new game versions

Here's the situation: A game gets a revolutionary update, which changes tons of important stuff. A player that was used to the old game system doesn't know how to reach their goal in the new version ...