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Thoughts on pumping up line-height

Minor nuisance, I find reading large paragraphs of text on Gaming SE rather cumbersome because the text is so close together. Pumping up the line-height to 1.4 - 1.5 em, to me makes a huge ...
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Recent change to “speedrun” tag

As of a change made yesterday, the speedrun tag's usage guidance states one should "Use this tag for questions about speedrunning in general - if your question is game-specific, please use the game's ...
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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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</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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Are questions about hardware mods on topic?

I came across the following question, and my first instinct was to vote to close as off-topic: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/q/92452. To be clear, this meta question deals only with case mods or ...
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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

I found four questions that use the moderators tag while discussing game mods, as in the mods tag on main. Presumably, these questions used a mods tag, before it was aliased to moderators. Do "...
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Let's talk about [Mods]

In no small part inspired by another question, I wanted to briefly consider the role of the mods tag. We've had a couple discussions already about whether or not they're appropriate, but only one ...
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Do “mod-development” questions belong here?

This is a continuation of "do "map-editor" questions belong here". I'd say mod-making typically revolves around reprogramming game aspects, reskinning or replacing models, changing sound effects and ...
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What's the stance on mods to PC games?

I've just spotted this question and a bit of research yielded this mod which might solve the problem. Is it OK to post links to such mods?
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Asking a question as a community wiki

I would like to ask a question on the main site that would ask for command line arguments for starcraft 2 and what they do. I assume answerers would only know part of the existing command line ...
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Close reason for “cannot reproduce”

(originally asked here) How should questions be closed where the problem described cannot be reproduced? One example is this question. The exact same thing that the asker describes as not working ...
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Please fill in the alt text for images on this site

When linking an image, the word in square brackets is the alternative text (alt-text for short). This gets displayed if the browser can't show the image, but also gets used by screen reading software ...
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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

On 2019-03-11, a number of changes related to the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list were applied across the Stack Exchange network. You can read all about it here: Updating the Hot Network Questions ...
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic SFF video game identification question to Arqade!

Story identification questions are perfectly on topic on SFF and in fact we are one of the main sites that have made them work. Video games are also on topic for us and we even have a specific video ...
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

A while back I asked the question: How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? Given the net score of -2 (+2/-4) I don't think this comes down to Tim losing his keys. What ...
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Is it an appropriate forum to ask my question [duplicate]

I have a question regarding a mobile game, Hustle Castle. I haven't found the answer to it when googling and I have poor experience from the dedicated forum since previously. Usually, I'd just ask ...
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Rename the [bukkit-worldedit] tag to [minecraft-worldedit]? (It doesn't just support Bukkit)

As part of the Tag Wiki edit post I stumbled across bukkit-worldedit. Now it was proposed just over a year ago to rename it to minecraft-bukkit-worldedit however - according to WorldEdit's Wiki page ...
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Rename [half-minute-hero-2] → [half-minute-hero-the-second-coming]

Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming is the sequel to Half-Minute Hero, but the official name doesn't have the number "2" in the title. Since the tag was created back when we only had a 25 character ...
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Separate site for Minecraft

There are so many questions about Minecraft they would fill a site, and most of them are trivial to answer. I regularly go on Arqade to answer questions, but Minecraft dominates the place.
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How should I tag Splinter Cell Chaos Theory?

splinter-cell-chaos-theory exceeds the maximum tag length, what should I call the tag instead?
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Rename [tf2-*] → [team-fortress-2-*]

We have a number of Team Fortress 2 tags*, which were created during the era of 25 character tag names. Now that we have a 35 character limit for tag names, I recommend we rename the following tags: ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

To confirm my suspicion, I've just counted the average score over the last 100 questions tagged with minecraft-commands. And I came up with -0.87 It seems the downvotes are given regardless of ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

I know I'm not Grace Note, but... 2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community ...
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Tag rename request: eshop -> nintendo-eshop

I noticed we have the tag eshop today with a recent question. At first, I thought it was a meta tag that needed removing, but when I looked closer, it does indeed specifically refer to the Nintendo ...
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Why can questions that use existing tags be considered off-topic?

Sorry for the originally poorly-worded question. I tried to improve it. I asked my first question the other day on Gaming.SE regarding system requirements for a Minecraft Server. I conveniently ...
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Should we make an [io-game] or [internet-broswer-game] tag?

Previously in my last question, I asked about if we can ask questions about .io games. There are hundreds of these games, and we have a few .io tags now: slither.io moomoo.io mope.io agar.io I think ...
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Should kingdom-hearts-3d be renamed?

Now that Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally released, it is only a matter of time before questions for kingdom-hearts-3 start showing up. There is currently the tag with a few questions under kingdom-hearts-...
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Why aren't my questions being well-received?

I've been an active member of the Stack Exchange network for a little under a year now, and I've been trying hard to integrate myself into Arqade. I've played games since I was a kid, and I really ...
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Do we need Resident Evil 2 - Remake tag?

Just seen this question - Do zombies always get up eventually? . Author asks if we need new tag for remake. I think situation is similar to Prey - Prey-2017 or just Prey? . Right now there are only ...
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How should I go about posting research on an answer that is not mine on my own question?

Post in question. I am going to go about and do some in-game research and statistics gathering to try and test out the answer that was posted to the question. How should I go about adding said ...
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Is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch a game?

Wikipedia calls Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) an "interactive movie," a term which it defines as [...] a video game that presents its gameplay in a cinematic, scripted manner, often through the ...
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User asks for content of a cracked version of a free game

This question is asking for certain maps on CS GO. The asker even mentions the version of the game is a cracked one. I did flag the question as off-topic based on illegal content or piracy. However, ...
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User asks an identification question with a game artifact, has it closed, gets answer after closing, and wants to fix the question

We're running across an increasingly common occurrence in which a user asks an identification question with an artifact that people are concerned isn't from a game, the question is closed in very ...
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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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Minecraft cross-compatible edition tags

So, as Mojang announced at E3, Minecraft is merging Pocket edition, Console edition and Windows 10 edition as one cross-compatible edition. Currently, we have tags for each one of them. minecraft-...
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Why was this edit (that added a tag) rejected?

My edit on this question was rejected 2 times (and 1 time approved) with the following message: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or ...
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Should there be made a seperate tag for the Steam app?

Some user asked a question about having a problem with the mobile Steam app. It was tagged with steam. I thought that it would be best if it was tagged with a tag specific for the app, but I could not ...
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How to ask / to find out about games on specific topic

For example, I would like to find a review of games dedicated to money and sales close to real world. It does not have to be a real world stock exchange simulation but I am looking for something ...
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Why is there a reputation system on this site?

I want to make this clear, the idea of a reputation system on a Q/A website is foolish. Why would you create a system that prevents people from posting their ideas, comments, etc. isn't that the point ...
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Are questions about leagues on-topic?

After asking What does map ban mean in StarCraft 1 leagues?, I visit What topics can I ask about here? and realize that this type of question isn't specifically addressed. So are we for or against it? ...