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Screenshot of the Week - Hall of Fame

Since the screenshot-of-the-week contest was based on the 'Photo of the Week' contest of our Photography sister website (see here), a corresponding 'Hall of Fame' has been suggested (here), to ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #18

This contest has ended Welcome to the eighteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Booga Roo's submission of their ...
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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #19 - Space Exploration

Welcome to the nineteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! dly's submission of their relaxing summer day in the post ...
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When should I split questions asking for both editions of Minecraft in two?

I would like to present a pa ir of questions, and another pa ir, and another question. Each pair has a question about Minecraft JE and the same question for Minecraft BE. One of the questions has a ...
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Duplicate questions relating to minecraft “KeepInventory”

The question Keep items in inventory on death in Minecraft currently has three listed duplicates, Preventing item loss after death I keep losing my stuff! Minecraft keepInventory command not working ...
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Handling (an answer to) “minecraft client running on port 2411”?

I got this in my review queue for late answers, and am a bit unsure about it: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/374484/148546 It doesn't appear to answer the question when you just read it at face ...
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Should we split the Bedrock NBT question into different questions for each possible workaround?

Here is a link to the famous Minecraft BE NBT question, giving you all the info you need about NBT in Minecraft Bedrock (mostly the fact that it's impossible, except for some workarounds). I've seen a ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed that if a Hyperlink is posted in a question, it's extremely difficult to differentiate it from normal text, considering the blue is so close to the black ...
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Why is everybody downvoting my stuff?

I am just trying to help people but all my stuff gets downvoted. I am even being nice. They are making me loose all my priviliges and now I only have 9 reputation :(
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Communicating with new users who ask a Duplicate Question

I did some digging through older topics and didn't see this one so I hope I'm not missing something. Over the past few days, I've been clicking on duplicate topics and noticed that a lot of them are ...
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Are questions about professional training simulators on-topic?

Over the past few decades, formal professional training systems have been crossing over more and more with traditional video game technologies and tropes. For example, professional-grade flight ...
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Are Minecraft data packs considered mods?

Here is a question that asks for technical support of Minecraft JE Data Packs. From the Minecraft Wiki: The data pack system provides a way for players to further customize their Minecraft experience....
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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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New users asking questions to update old answers? [duplicate]

So, upon writing this, I have found a similar meta question asking the a similar thing; "Communicating with new users who ask a duplicate question", to which the answer was to basically ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #17: Victory

This contest has ended Welcome to the seventeenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Unionhawk's submission of a flying ship ...
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How can I improve this question to be suitable for reopening?

I've just came across this question, which has been closed as unclear/too vague. I understand very well what the asker is demanding an answer to. However, judging by the fact that it is closed, some ...
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Screenshot of the Week Themes

To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests. Please limit answers to one theme per ...
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Is anyone on the site still playing new AAA games?

I've been part of this site for almost a decade, and I'm getting a bit worried about the state of the site. When I stumbled across Gaming.SE from SO, it was quite impressive compared to most gaming ...
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Is it possible to ask a question which isn't considered “off-topic” on this site?

Example #1: Why do the large treasure chests in Super Mario Bros. 3 use larger-than-1x1 pixels? Example #2: https://psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/25696/is-there-any-way-to-get-over-my-mental-...
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Debate on question closure: “Why is MCStacker not giving me the correct command?”

After this question got closed, I became quite an advocate for getting it reopened. We’ve had quite the discussion in the question comments, and I’d like to start an official debate on it. Click on ...
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Should this question have been closed for mentioning piracy?

After answering this question with a good answer that got 23 upvotes, it has now been closed because the asker mentioned that it was a pirated game. The question was a pretty good question though, and ...
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Achievements tag use: include unofficial accomplishments?

The achievements tag just got added for review to this question: How to quickly score 5,000,000 points in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3? The comment for adding it was that "this is ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #16

This contest has ended Welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Dragonrage's submission of some ants in ...
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Somebody please tell me what details are lacking in this question

I asked this yesterday (and that was my second attempt, rewritten, after the first attempt was also closed for the same reason): In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, are the "follow-guy maze ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #15: '90s

This contest has ended Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Robotnik's submission of an errant spent ...
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Should question titles use “I” or “you”?

I have noticed questions on Arqade phrases in different ways. Which of the following ways is better, does it not matter, or does it depend on the circumstances? Can I negate the effects of a slime ...
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Should I mark edits that have some good aspects and some bad aspects as helpful or not?

The Suggested Edits Review Queue contains five buttons for actions to take on suggested edits, two of which allow the reviewing user to edit the post further. The only difference between the "...
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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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Question reopen request and question on how to properly take action on similar issues

I've found a question on Arqade that has been closed as a duplicate of another. I do not believe that this question is a duplicate of its current duplicate target. It can be inferred in two ways, one ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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Query over suggested edit that was rejected

A few minutes ago I answered this question: What's the best amount of Hz? The question was rather confused, but it was clear from reading it that the asker did not actually want to know the ...
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Why are questions about piracy and related issues off-topic?

This site seems to have a harsh policy regarding piracy, and it makes me wonder. However, I am sure that there do exist grounds to ban questions regarding pirated games. If you admit using an old, ...
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

10k+ users will be able to see that this answer was removed since it was found to be in violation of our Piracy policy. But how exactly was this answer violating this policy? According to the ...
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We shouldn't help users run pirated software [duplicate]

Edit: There does seem to be a bit of confusion from some people about my stance, so I want to be perfectly clear: We shouldn't require users to prove they own a copy of the game, and we should assume ...
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When does a question “support piracy and pirated games”?

There's been a lot of talk recently about what it means to support piracy and pirated games. A very recent example is this question, in which a user asks a question that turns out to be a valid ...
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What's bad in helping someone move their save files from a cracked game?

This question was asked and closed: The Binding Of Isaac: move stats from pirated version to legal, steam-bought version? How is it suddenly not a good idea to help a person move their progress from a ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #14

This contest has ended Welcome to the fourteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Dragonrage's base in rust took the first ...
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Tag rename request: dissidia-*

The follow two tags need to be renamed to their full name: dissidia-nt -> dissidia-final-fantasy-nt dissidia-012 -> dissidia-012-final-fantasy
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Are feature requests on StackExchange Meta considered duplicates here?

I've seen a particularly good feature request on the StackExchange Meta site. Is requesting it here considered a duplicate of the one on the StackExchange Meta Site or not? On one hand, it could be ...
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How should we tag The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics?

We just got our first question for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, and I'm at a loss for how to best tag it. the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-tactics is 42 characters. dark-crystal-age-...
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What is the appropriate action for editing an answer that was rejected by the community?

While going through the review queue yesterday, I came across this edit. At first glance, it appeared to have been an edit that conflicted with the authors intent. I almost rejected it as such until I ...
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Can I ask about how to support black game developers?

Because of current events, I'd like to ask a question (doesn't really matter whether on meta or on the main site) about how to find and support black game developers, or otherwise support the Black ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #13: Residence

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Booga Roo's submission of an unfitting character costume in a ...
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Why is every question I ask getting deleted?

I've asked about five questions on this site, and I occasionally check back to see if there is an answer yet, but somebody has usually deleted it. They say it's because there are similar questions, ...
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Is asking for code off-topic?

I like glitches, but I really don’t know much about games and their code. If I’m asking about a glitch (e.g. an iron golem falling through the floor in MC Dungeons), can I ask for specific code that ...
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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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Is asking for the highest score of a game on-topic?

This question just got asked: What is the highscore for each vehicle on Countryside? (Hill Climb Racing) I have the feeling it's off-topic, but I don't really know why. It's trivial, it doesn't add ...
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(not) Closing old questions

Today I decided to go through the Close Votes reviews. There seemed to be nothing wrong with the reasons for closing the flagged questions at first, but then I noticed the dates of asking the ...
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Where did I go wrong in creating a new tag?

When I asked this question: Using scoreboard objectives as arguments for commands, I created the tag minecraft-commands, since I thought that such a tag would be useful now and in the future (...

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