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Is posting about privately-run servers of a defunct game on-topic?

Way back in the day I played Star Wars: Galaxies (SWG) for a long time. Later on (10+ years ago) SOE shut down the entire game. Since then, there have been some communities of privately run servers ...
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Expand abbreviated Kingdom Hearts tags

There are two tags under the Kingdom Hearts games which contain the abbreviated title, which were created prior to the increased limit of 35 characters. Can the following tags be renamed? kingdom-...
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What's wrong with my answer?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/322605/201215 I didn't expect it to be downvoted, but more, I didn't expect it to garner a delete vote. I'm new around here, so I haven't grasped the culture. I ...
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Cleaning up tags for Castlevania

There are several tags in the Castlevania series which could use some renaming now that we have 35 characters. castlevania-cotm -> castlevania-circle-of-the-moon castlevania-ds -> castlevania-dawn-of-...
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About possible configuration questions

I asked the following question about just dance 2014 controller configuration. However, I was met with pretty hostile downvotes, where when I clarified if it was valid, was just met with more ...
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Should console commands be given without being explicitly asked for?

I've seen plenty of the type "Where can I find ?" questions around and a common theme I've noticed is that some users instead of posting a thoughtful answer that either explains how to find said item ...
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First Question on Arqade?

Simple question, what was the first question to be asked on Arqade? And as a follow up, what was the first question posted to the Arqade Meta?
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Are math questions on topic?

Puzzle solving is a common element of video games, and the Help Center states that "Puzzle solving or obstacle clearing" is on topic. Are math problems included in the definition of puzzles? Math is ...
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Cleaning up dragon ball tags

We currently have: dragonball-xenoverse dragonball-xenoverse-2 dragon-ball-z-budokai-tenkaichi-3 dragon-ball-z-battle-of-z dragonball-z-legacy dragon-ball-dokkan-battle dbz-dokkan-battle I would like ...
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Highly Upvoted Question is in its essense a duplicate of another Question

In As a queen, what must I do to take the son of my husband's dynasty out of succession line? the OP inquires on how to eliminate one specific son from succession. In How do I prevent my ...
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Why is it bad to ask about Skyrim Special Edition save filenames?

My question What are the components in a Skyrim Special Edition save filename? has gotten two downvotes in its first eight views. Neither downvoter commented, even though a request for comments on why ...
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Rename [csr2] to [csr-racing-2]

Can the tag for csr2 be renamed to csr-racing-2? The developer's website lists the game as CSR Racing 2, so a rename seems appropriate.
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Rename [sw-battlefront-2015] to [star-wars-battlefront-2015]

If you are asking a question and trying to add a tag for one of the Star Wars: Battlefront games and type in star-wars-battlefront, you get the following tags: star-wars-battlefront star-wars-...
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Rename [ac*] tags to [assassins-creed*]

Since the character limit for tags was increased to 35 a few months ago, there are a few Assassin’s Creed tags which haven’t been renamed yet. ac-brotherhood -> assassins-creed-brotherhood ac-...
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Same tag is being used for Star Wars: Battlefront (Pandemic Studios) and Star Wars: Battlefront (EA DICE)

We have star-wars-battlefront that unfortunately does not distinguish between the 2004 Star Wars: Battlefront by Pandemic Studios and the 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront by EA DICE. Similarly, star-wars-...
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Are questions regarding the performance of a game off topic?

I recently have had trouble with performance of a game (loading in etc). Would providing information about my system, as well as screenshots/footage of the issue be considered off topic? If so, what ...
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Are questions about modern arcade games on-topic?

I have a question about the 2014 arcade game Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. Specifically, I want to ask how to select the alternate color palettes for characters like Mario, Bowser, and Don-chan. This ...
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Is this question dealing with a speech impediment on topic?

We have this question that was asked about dealing with a speech impediment that closed and has been since reopened. Should it be open? If so how is it on topic?
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Why was this “unclear” flag declined?

This question is unclear, so I flagged it as such. As far as I understand, he wants to detect players in a radius, but somehow doesn't like the radius selector or something like that. It's unclear if ...
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Gaming 'Puzzle' Questions

Recently (and in the past), there have been questions about gaming related puzzles. Things such as the following (I don't think this is an exhaustive list): What's the name of these games? Which ...
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Should we redirect Game Identifications towards other, non-SE (or even other SEs)?

From time to time we do get a few Game Identification questions, that are off-topic since they lack images. However, is it acceptable if we redirect users towards other domains where they can get ...
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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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Why was this COD WWII question deleted? [duplicate]

I understand why this question (about a soon-to-be-released but not-yet-released game) was closed (although I think it was a bit inconsistent, since there are several other questions about the game ...
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Is it okay to use code formatting when there's no clear and obvious alternative?

Spurred by this question, which uses code blocks to format a table in a more aesthetically pleasing way than any other formatting option available. There has been discussion in the past about using ...
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Are MMORPG quest questions on topic?

I have finished a quest in an MMOPRG, but don't know which NPC to speak to to get the reward. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. This is blocking me in a quest line. Is it on topic ...
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Considering expanding the scope of my question

I have now realized that all games which use Steamworks features (i.e. the majority of modern online games on Steam) potentially download Steam profile images from the same location. My Counter-Strike:...
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Should [sims-freeplay] and [the-sims-freeplay] be synonyms?

Should sims-freeplay and the-sims-freeplay be synonyms? They are relating to the same game. The only difference is that sims-freeplay has a tag wiki.
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Do downvotes lower reputation?

Do downvotes lower reputation? I answered a question and it got down voted I had 5 reputation prior to that. After It happened I noticed I couldn’t post to the Meta which gave me the idea that ...
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Are questions about Trial and Beta on-topic? [duplicate]

Obviously unreleased games are off-topic, because there's no way to know what the answer will be until the game is released. This can include trial and beta, because while I can play the game now, the ...
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Questions regarding “stuttering issues”, are they really appropriate for Arqade?

So I found a random question that was bountied a while ago asking for help with stuttering issues that the user are having: Why is my game stuttering? My question is: Are these really answerable on ...
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Tag naming inconsistency for FF mobile games

I recently picked up Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, and wanted to ask questions on it. After not finding any suitable tag, I tried to use iirc ff-brave-exvius, which had to be edited by someone to the ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it requesting the identity of the game that first used ...
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Would questions relating to things that I found in game files be allowed?

I was going through a game's files and I found some files I wish to learn about. They are songs that I have not seen in game yet, and I was unable to find anything about them when I did some quick ...
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Is the time stamp for posted answers actually accurate to the millisecond?

There is a question with two answers from two different users that have the same time stamp: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/318494/79975 https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/318493/79975 Is the ...
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Are questions asking for updated info duplicates?

In reference to this question... The OP of that question more or less admits that they know that their question is a duplicate. However, they also claim that all the answers in the question are out of ...
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A proposed change to the This is Fine news policy

Yesterday, a bit of an argument formed in The Bridge after a moderator moved a set of posts mentioning a fidget spinner to This Is Fine, citing the "Horrific news belongs in This is Fine" rule. During ...
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Should a tag be created for Divinity: Original Sin 2? [duplicate]

Divinity: Original Sin 2 was released September 14th 2017, and has many differences from its predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin. While some mechanics remain the same, many of the underlying systems ...
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Are RPG party composition questions on topic?

A fairly standard dilemma - an RPG has a dozen races, a dozen professions and a party limit of six. I would imagine that "what's the best.." questions are off topic, as they are in most SE site. ...
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Rename [torment-ton] to [torment-tides-of-numenera]

One of our tags is torment-ton. Can we have that renamed to torment-tides-of-numenera, the full name? I'm not sure why it was abbreviated in the first place, since it is 25 characters.
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Are questions about jumping in a savefile and modifying it off topic?

How are ascendants (ancestors) ordered in Fallout Shelter save files? This question is currently flagged as off-topic, but i'm not sure it's written that questions about modifying a savefile are ...
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How is link rot treated for questions?

I came upon a question which shall remain unnamed and unlinked, where data relevant to the question was linked to a pastebin post.. which then linked to other pastebin posts. On Stack overflow(which ...
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Would a question asking about how Steam's 'recommendations' feature works on-topic?

TL;DR: Is it on-topic to ask questions like "if I do X action on Steam, does it change/affect Steam recommendations?" I'm not very familiar with or active on this community. Is this an appropriate ...
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Are we shutting down art character identification questions?

This is an inconsistency that I'm seeing pop up fairly often. We get a lot of questions dealing with "Who is this character?" with a piece of artwork supplied, with the question having a fairly ...
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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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“Do I need to play the previous entries in a series” questions should be closed as primarily opinion-based

In my opinion these questions are almost universally subjective and don't bring much value to the site. It is very difficult to answer whether and which of the predecessors are mandatory to ...
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Why does my reputation go up in waves?

As you can see in my reputation graph, my reputation points on this site tend to stay pretty much the same for some days, then shoot up for a short while and then calm down again. This is not because ...
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This Is Fine is fine

Last week, we made a new chat room (This Is Fine) to house political and news discussion, and encouraged all such discussion to take place there rather than in our regularly scheduled chat room (The ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

When we close a question as a duplicate of another, the following is displayed on the question: I thought that the normal protocol was to have the original author edit the existing the question that ...
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Is questioning how a soon-to-be-added feature is going to work Developer Intent?

So I just asked a question about the effects a new mechanic will have on gameplay. The update has been announced and released on public beta, but not implemented into the game itself. I quickly ...
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Merge request for the-legend-of-heroes

Merge request for the-legend-of-heroes to loh-trails-in-the-sky The legend of heroes tag is already part of the "loh" part of the individual games that have tags on them. There is no need for it.