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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 ...
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Tagging convention for Touhou

The four existing Touhou tags use three different naming conventions: touhou-eosd identifies the game through the subtitle, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. touhou-7 uses the game's number, but ignores ...
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How should we abbreviate this tag “Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child”?

"Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child" is clearly over 25 characters, so how should we abbreviate this tag? I made the tag kiss-psycho-circus-tnc just so we would have something to put for it on ...
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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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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

Is my 3DS bricked? This question deals with homebrew, which on it's own is not illegal (homebrew is the means of running 'custom' applications on a device (usually a console) that are not officially ...
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Tag Synonym: Destiny Rise of Iron -> Destiny

There are currently two questions tagged to destiny-rise-of-iron. When other Destiny DLC were released, the tags destiny-taken-king and destiny-house-of-wolves were created, but were later updated to ...
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What sort of requests for external resources does this site allow?

I was under the impression that as a rule, we don't allow questions asking for external, third party resources. However, as part of a minor debate that happened on this question, I realized that I ...
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What's with people editing my question(s)?

I know this isn't immediately an extremely specific question, but here is the rest of the explanation. I saw somebody edited my question, and they really screwed it up. I spent over an hour composing ...
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Do we really need this “longplay” tag?

From my understanding, we typically avoid meta tags. However, I saw this longplay tag get created, which is essentially just a type of playthrough and I'm not entirely sure it's necessary. The ...
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What to do if I don't get an answer even after starting a bounty?

So, last month, I asked this question here about a problem I had playing my Pokémon Black game. I got a comment that the emulator I was using didn't support the game and another suggesting I used an ...
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We were on /r/place!

To make a long story short, Reddit recently had its April Fools joke. As per usual it was a social experiment, this time allowing it's users to draw anything on a 1000x1000 canvas for 72 hours (the ...
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How do we tag multiplatform games?

I couldn't find this question asked before even though it seems like an important decision to me: How do we tag a question that may or may not have different answers depending on platform? The most ...
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Is this question “impossible” or “too localized”?

This Is a question I recently found on stack exchange. On the one hand, finding this out seems to be an extremely difficulty and tedious task. There seems to be very little reason to figure this out ...
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Is adding some image for 'flavor' out of the rules?

I've been edited. Most of the things I can agree with, but one is sticking with me. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/304585/revisions The edit has a description that said 'While funny, the ...
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Brexit means Frexit

I feel like I'm not getting as much out of moderating this site as I'm putting in. I'm also worried about the recent influx of moderators to the site who don't share my values. I think I'd probably be ...
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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions? What's the point of Arcade exactly? My understanding has always been as a place to help people with their questions for ...
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Are there stats comparison but for badges?

I love seeing my rankings compared to other members of the site here http://stackexchange.com/leagues/7/month/gaming/2017-03-01/ But I wonder, do the same ranking exist, but for badges? Like how do I ...
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Is it allowed to ask an automatically deleted question again?

A question of mine regarding difficulty settings in Deus Ex was deleted due to downvotes. The question wasn't against the rules, and in itself was worthwhile. Is it allowed to resubmit a question that ...
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Why does the ask question button animate without restarting

I'm not a web or UX expert, so perhaps this is standard, but it seems odd to me When hovering over the Ask Question button on the main site , the button animates firing lazers. If before the ...
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Are discussions concerning emulation/emulating off topic? [duplicate]

I've often seen some questions be buried because the question asked about things that were concerning emulators or emulation in general. But this one seems to be going fine: How to set BIOS file in ...