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Rename [vampire-bloodlines] and [vampire-redemption] following the tag limit increase

Since tag length limit has been increased to 35 characters, I suggest to rename vampire-bloodlines to vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines (33 characters). The other tag, vampire-redemption, could ...
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Question closed as Game-Rec (and now has a delete vote)

My question Updated guide for skill leveling order? gathered a few close votes soon after posting. I was asking for a similar quick reference/ cheat sheet to the outdated one shown there. When I ...
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Should questions that are too specific go unanswered?

My question is about questions that only really help one person. I answered this question and I am not sure if I should have. He has an attempted Minecraft command, showing he was trying. The ...
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What to do when a question is edited drastically?

I originally answered this question. He asked what was wrong with a very large command. I fixed the command in question. A little while later he asked another question with the answer to the ...
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Which answer should I accept

Referring this question. There's an answer that answers my exact question, and there's a different answer that helps me win/gain in the game, but considers slightly altered initial conditions. ...
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A case for Easy Questions

I'd like to make a case for Easy Questions. I sometimes ask something, and get a flurry of downvotes and get told to just Google it. I find it a little bit dumb. I mean, isn't pretty much any ...
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Should we fix typos when quoting sources?

I had answered a question here. Vemonus had made an edit which as far as I can tell was to correct a typo in the first quote. (Though, I have not verified that with Vemonus) Minecraft is written "...
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Are questions asking for ideas for designing in Minecraft on-topic?

Personally I like building in Minecraft a lot, and What topics can I ask about here? is unclear on whether asking for ideas for designing (maybe it falls on the first bullet?), and so far I haven't ...
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Would an Eternal Ring tag prove useful? [duplicate]

The other day, I was going to go ask a Question about an old PS2 RPG game I got back into, Eternal Ring, but I realized there is no tag for it! I am not sure it would be an extremely popular tag, ...
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Can we stop questioning the asker's intents in the comments?

I've just recently tried to join in on a few questions on this site after having a pleasant experience on a few other Stack Exchange sites, and I'm noticing an unpleasant reaction to questions that ...
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Are questions asking about a feature of controller emulators on-topic?

Are questions asking about a feature of an emulator solely be on-topic? According to the fourth bullet in What topics can I ask about here?, "game-specific hardware and utilities" is on-topic. There ...
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Should it be written in the topics page that questions asking about a broad overview of a game world are offtopic?

I don't really have a good name for it, but Questions that ask, broadly, what is the lore behind a game, like this one. What is the backstory of the Witcher's world creation? I think we should ...
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Burn the Diablo 3 class tags!

I was just browsing the tags and I noticed that the class tags for Diablo 3 still exist. I don't feel like they are necessary. They are used sparingly nowadays. Even in general compared to the total ...
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

There have been a few questions on Arqade asking for technical explanations for specific in-game glitches or exploits in singleplayer games. Has fishing/surfing on the Gym statues in Pokemon Gen I ...
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Tag rename request [constructorhd] -> [constructor-hd]

I noticed this question about Constructor HD get edited to have the (new) constructorhd tag, which I believe was a typo. The game is called Constructor HD, so the tag should be constructor-hd, ...
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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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Do we need the [left-4-dead-series] tag?

The only question with left-4-dead-series tag was this question about Jesus room in No Mercy campaign, present in both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Do we actually need it, as it no longer applies to ...
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Are we allowed to post question on server plugins?

I know you are allowed to ask about mods in Minecraft (there are even specific tags for it), however does this extend to server plugins? I'm not talking about help coding them or help with small ...
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Rejected edit attempting to fix quote from a wiki page

I recently submitted an edit on an answer because the answer quotes information from a link, but the information isn't at the link any more (FYI: it's a wiki link). My edit was rejected. At a glance, ...
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Titles of game identification questions

My suggested edit to a game-identification question got rejected. The edit changed the title from What Game is shown in this newspaper snippet? to What game (isometric perspective, showing ...
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Do we really need a Revengeance tag?

While browsing tags, I noticed mgs-revengeance. The game it refers to is actually called "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance", not "Metal Gear Solid", but as I was about to edit it, I realized that maybe ...
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Why is the baseball rule question considered off-topic?

Regarding this question, why is it off-topic? I can see that you want to argue that is it "identify this game", however this is not what I'm asking. I want to know if a very specific baseball ...
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This isn't donating. It's charity, with style!

Summer is back and I'm still here! Which as usual means it's charity time! Automatic Donation Matching for Mario Marathon Donations made using this link right here (or the button above) will be ...
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Is flagging and downvoting done in good faith, or is it merely a fun way for “in” members to exercise power? [closed]

I asked a question about certain game assets. These assets happened to be music, but that is kind of beside the point - the question depended on whether there is an in-game or development process ...
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How should we treat Minecraft Command questions that do not include any kind of code?

I've noticed an influx in minecraft-commands questions recently where the questions do not have any kind of code. Take this question and this question for example. Now, on StackOverflow, there is a ...
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defining “concrete reference” in function of ITG questions [closed]

So we have already restricted questions tagged with identify-this-game to "only allowed with concrete reference to the game", which in the tag wiki is defined as "a screenshot, video, etc". My ...
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Make searching easier by renaming [little-big-planet] → [littlebigplanet]

All the tags for the LittleBigPlanet franchise have the game title separated into three separate words, Little Big Planet. This makes questions about the game harder to stumble across due to lower SEO ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I recently posted and self-answered the question How do I unlock all the characters/stages in Super Smash Bros. 64?. After the question was received negatively, I received a comment which touched on a ...
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Bridge Movie Night - June 2017

Oh my, it's been awhile! Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties at our last movie night, which put showings on an indefinite hiatus. Luckily, I've found a solution that should require no ...
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I'm going to need some info on how duplicates work

So my question over here: Is D.Va's ultimate affected by Mercy's damage boost? was marked as a duplicate if this one: What ultimates can be damage boosted by Mercy? The second question does have ...
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Rejecting tag creation because it defines the tag?

So one of my tag edits was rejected. I'm curious as to why this is. Surely, having something in a tag, even if it is basic info like year, system, and genre, is better than having completely empty ...
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A question I answered was closed as a duplicate - should I answer the linked question?

I answered question A, which was later closed as a duplicate of question B. I feel that the answer I wrote on question A provides more information or is more correct than the current, existing answers ...
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Should we make an exception to the “Identify This Game” ban if the question explicitly states the series or franchise the game is from?

There has been some discussion in chat about allowing "identify this game" questions if the asker can narrow the game down to being part of a specific franchise or series. This discussion is prompted ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Over the past few months the moderator team has noticed an increase in the number of low-quality flags on answers which don’t add any new information over existing answers. This isn’t what the low-...
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Tag rename request [nfs2se] -> [need-for-speed-2-se]

I just noticed this question and saw the nfs2se tag, so I went to see what it was, because from that tag name, it is not obvious what game is being talked about at all. The question itself had to ...
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Are Questions about mods compatibility on topic?

As per this meta post, it is clear that Questions about Mods themselves or their gameplay are on-topic. What I am not clear about is, are questions about mutual compatibility of two mods on-topic? ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Result?

Last August, we had a discussion about a new approach to duplicate questions, and it was decided that we would have a trial period that would go from then until January of 2017 and afterwards we would ...
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Tag wikis for meta

We have a meta question here for an ongoing effort to add tag wikis and usage guidance for tags on the main site which is great and helpful. If we had usage guidance and wikis for ever tag on the main ...
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Is it OK to ask how to setup a gaming server?

I asked a question about how to setup a Black Ops server, but it immediately got voted down: How to setup a dedicated Call of Duty Black Ops Server? Is this question not appropriate for this site?
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Why is edit to remove incorrect information rejected?

Yesterday I suggested an edit to this answer to correct an error in an otherwise correct, well structured, and accepted answer. While the change is easily verifiable the edit was rejected with the ...
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Prey-2017 or just Prey?

Our first Prey question has been posted! But is it Prey or Prey? Based off reading the question, and current events, it's likely Prey (the new one). However, what if someone wants to tag the ...
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Which is better? Using code or a quote?

I do not mean this as a recommendation or anything, I just wanted to know whether it is preferred by the site to write certain pieces as code or quote. In my questions I generally use quote. However I ...
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What tag should be used for “Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare”

Currently, there isn't a tag for Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. This means that questions like Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Multiplayer on Xbox One & PS4 are tagged with plants-vs-...
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Guidelines for screenshots in posts

I've noticed that a lot of screenshots in both questions and answers either contain more info than needed for the question or answer (potentially account compromising information in some cases), or ...
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Merge [okami] and [okami-hd]

Arqade currently has two separate tags for okami and okami-hd. This seems a bit redundant, considering the HD PS3 port is nearly identical to the original PS2 release. I suggest merging the two tags, ...
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I am not allowed to ask questions, yet some of the questions are perfectly fine.

This question has -7 votes, yet there seems to be nothing wrong with it. It is merely an experiment. Why was this downvoted? It seems to be perfectly fine. As for this: This question seems to have ...
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Rename [simcity] tag to [simcity-5] or [simcity-2013]

A few years back, Arqade decided that simcity-classic to refer to Simcity (1989), while simcity would refer to Sim City (2013). However, the tag name simcity doesn't give the impression it would ...
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Bugs and existence of fixes off-topic here?

I've received some polite assistance in comments about how to keep my questions here on-topic. Reading the guidelines though, it wasn't obvious to me at all that what I asked was off-topic. One ...
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Reopen, then close again with different motive?

How do I run a downloaded Pokemon Fire Red Save File? This question was initially closed as unclear. It has been edited, and it's probably about illegal emulation; even if it is not, it is a good ...
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Let's do something to Heroes of Might&Magic tags [duplicate]

For now we have the following Heroes of Might&Magic series tags, found by "heroes" search queue: might-magic-heroes-6, 79 questions heroes-might-magic-3, 17 questions heroes-might-magic-5, 6 ...