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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 ...
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The /help/on-topic page has been updated

As per this meta, I've gone ahead and updated the /help/on-topic page. The changes were primarily drawn from these two answers: Specifically, I've added text about technical support for modded ...
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Should we allow questions about unreleased hardware available for pre-order?

There's been a lively discussion in chat as to whether we should allow questions on hardware specs where the information is available, and the hardware is available for purchase, but the hardware is ...
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Should we update our /help/on-topic page?

It was recently noted by a few users that our on-topic page lacks any indication that we don't offer technical support for modded Minecraft. While the on-topic certainly doesn't need to cover ...
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May the Fourth be always with you!

So, not like I'm jumping on a bandwagon or anything... But 'tis time for me to hang up my plumbob as well! It would not surprise me if many of you have no idea who I am. That's okay. I regard you ...
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When does handing out upvotes like candy become abuse?

I can see why you would need 15 rep to upvote, and more to downvote. I do know that handing out upvotes to everything from a particular user, no matter how much you like them or how good a particular ...
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Did I do anything wrong with this answer?

I have a question about my Arqade post: How to cope with choking when playing games? Is there anything I did actually wrong with this answer? I'm just new here and worried about the -3 that quickly ...
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Germaneness of question on game ban

While I was answering the question Why do you have to be at least the Invisible level of Online-ness to get Trading Cards? it got put on hold. Which is perfectly appropriate; I got too intrigued by ...
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2019 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, June 3rd. In ...
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Is a good idea to edit ETS2/ATS questions to make them suitable for both games?

About Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator: They are both truck simulators made by SCS Software with the same game engine and set of features with a couple of exceptions. As of 1.34 ...
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Regarding retagging of a particular question

Not really sure about this. I stumbled upon this question: Is there a way to check how long you've been playing a DRM-free game with no in-game counter? It was tagged with a planescape-torment ...
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Oh baby a triple!

I'm stepping down as a moderator of Arqade. I've been a lot less active of late, especially in moderation activities, and I want to make room for someone who will be active. I'm not one for long-...
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</diamond> combo ×2

so this is a list of true statements: I have stopped hanging around on the main site I have stopped hanging around chat I have actually enjoyed from increased personal time in the last couple of ...
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The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things

....of shoes and ships and sailing wax, of cabbages and kings.... And also about how I'm stepping down as moderator, effective whenever the CMs see my request (tomorrow, probably, at this point). ...
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Why is this a bad question? How could it be improved?

I recently wrote this question and almost immediately received two downvotes on the question, without any explanation as to why. I added a comment, asking for clarification, but yet nobody has ...
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Why closure - How easy is it for banned cheaters in CS:GO to sidestep their ban?

I have a question about my Arqade post: How easy is it for banned cheaters in CS:GO to sidestep their ban? I don't see how my post is a "double post", when it can be clearly distinguished from my ...
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Is upvoting a largely downvoted post acceptable if it wasn't bad? [duplicate]

I couldn't really find the right words for a concise question title, so here it is in full: Let's say I am going around on the site and see an answer/question that is not great, maybe it doesn't help ...
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Minecraft Scarpet - here or on Stackoverflow?

It came to my attention that a Minecraft player, gnembon, has created a fully integratable, interpreted programming language for use in combination with Minecraft: Scarpet (link leads to GitHub ...
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Downvotes on Splatoon2 questions?

This was mysteriously instantly downvoted, What are the rules for the "fresh" (?) score on Splatoon2 And another Splatoon2 question I posted was mysteriously instantly downvoted, Is ...
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Good ways to improve rep without asking and answering questions?

I am new to this account as I lost my login to both my old account and its email. I am trying to get back to the level I was before, and get back to my old privileges, but I need questions or to give ...
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Finding the name of an old arcade game

Without an image or sound bite how would one find out the name of an old coin-op arcade game made before the early 90's? There does not seem to be a tag for coin op games and you can only use the game ...
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When do I Vote to Close?

Sometimes I find questions that should be closed for one reason, but due to the quality of the question, they are better suited for another. For example, a question might be about modded Minecraft, ...