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Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity

Misleading question titles are great. They're kind of a thing around here and that's also great. What's not so great is every time one comes along, and we get dozens of comments about LOL, how amusing ...
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So long and thanks for all the fish

I have resigned from the moderator team effective... whenever Grace finalizes things. Change inevitably causes questions, so I'll do my best to summarize. There's no big event or single person who ...
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No longer a moderator

Just a notification - I am no longer a community moderator, I've resigned from the position. As I've written in my self-nomination: if I ever find myself falling beneath a certain reasonable ...
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Don't redirect unacceptable questions to other sites

We had a new user ask a question(10K only) that was most decidedly off-topic for us. Due to it being about Game Development, some users took it upon themselves to redirect them to GameDev.SE. So the ...
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Insert Coin, Feed Beast: mine.stackgaming.com

This is a formal notification of our commmunity FTB (Ultimate) Minecraft server. It is a whitelisted server, so if you want access ping @fredley or @RonanForman in chat. If you can't for some reason, ...
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On Trivia, Answerability, Character Identification and Fun

tl;dr at bottom This is Gaming, we don't take kindly to fun around here. - a Cat, May 11, 2012 I found the quote*, for those who saw my comment on this question. When I first saw it, I thought ...
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Would you like to help shape up our site for Grand Theft Auto 5?

GTA V came out recently. It's quite popular, and has resulted in a humongous traffic boost to Arqade, especially mobile traffic. In fact our mobile traffic was high enough to be over half the mobile ...
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A potentially better way of dealing with crash report questions

We've all seen them, endless machine-meandering about something that went horribly wrong because someone tried to modify their game. Because they're a self-replicating problem, searching for them ...
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A Terrible Mod Announcement

The time has come for me to step down as a moderator of this site. I love this place and the community we've built up around it, but unfortunately my other responsibilities leave me with too little ...
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Not An Answer flag are not intended for low-quality answers

This has always been a problem, due in part to the Not An Answer (NAA) flag previously having some unclear wording, but Not an answer flags are not intended to be used on low-quality or wrong answers. ...
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Can we pay more attention when voting to close questions?

Recently we've had a few questions closed that perhaps shouldn't have been, or should have been closed with a different reason. I don't want to dig up the obvious candidate here, that has it's own ...
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The /help/on-topic page has been updated

As per this meta, I've gone ahead and updated the /help/on-topic page. The changes were primarily drawn from these two answers: Specifically, I've added text about technical support for modded ...
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Are people flagging as NAA or VLQ when they really should be flagging as spam or offensive?

I've seen a troubling trend of bad answers remaining on the site far longer than they should. And by bad, I mean really bad. Stuff that not only isn't an answer, but also contains swear words, ...
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Movie Night - February 2020

Wow, it's been two years already? I've been thinking about starting up Movie Nights again and here we are. Unlike our previous Movie Nights, I've pre-selected the movie we're going to be watching: ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Arqade Gamer IDs

Feel like playing games with your fellow Arqade members but don't know their contact information? Fear not! Shotgun ninja whipped up a spreadsheet for just this purpose! The spreadsheet contains the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Let's get a canonical Q&A about PS4 controllers not connecting

Somehow, many people have trouble with connecting controllers to their PS4, and new questions asking how to solve the issue are still being asked. It would be helpful to have a single question and ...
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Allowing new users to post comment on the original question when their question is closed as duplicate

When a new user ask a duplicate question, it most of the time ends up being closed as duplicate with a link to the original, usually with a comment saying "When you have earned enough reputation you'...
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League of Legends Contest!

Edit: This round is now over. The next round will begin tomorrow, so check out this post for the details and new prizes! Winners: The most viewed question (viewed 276 times) was What does SS stand ...
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Gaming promotional posters

As addressed in this question I have made some posters for anyone to print out and advertise the site. Please feel free to use them as you please. Please don't post suggestions here, ask me ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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These fuel based Minecraft questions are not duplicates

Relevant questions Which fuels burn the longest in Minecraft? What is the most efficient wood based fuel? Earlier today this question about the efficiency of wood based Minecraft fuels was ...
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First Scheduled Stack Exchange 0 A.D. Game

We over at Ask Ubuntu have decided to schedule a game of 0 A.D. this Sunday. Someone suggested that I mention it over here, so that's what I'm doing :) Details For those who are interested, here are ...
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We have a YouTube channel

You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GamingSE At the moment it's a bit sparse, but that will be changing soon. If you have any videos you would like to put on it, Speak to us in the ...
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Stack Gaming at PAX (the Penny Arcade Expo)

PAX East is coming up soon (April 6th-8th, Boston, MA), and while getting passes is difficult for the average plebian, there's still a little section... Exhibitors Interested in exhibiting at PAX ...
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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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Does making games within games belong here or on Gamedev?

With games like Little Big Planet, Garrys Mod, and now Project Spark I think we will start getting more questions making games using these games. I've never played little big planet so I don't know ...
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Would it be worth separating Xbox 360 Kinect & Xbox One Kinect questions?

Currently, kinect is being used for both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One Kinect. We should probably separate them out. Why? These are different devices with different capabilities, and aren't cross-...
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New York Comic Con 2011 - Gaming.SE involvement

New York Comic Con is approaching soon (October 13-16) and I would like for this site to have a presence of some sort. Here's what I tentatively propose: Up to 20 users from Gaming.SE can attend with ...
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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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Tag editing request: [tag:flashflashrevolution] -> [tag:flash-flash-revolution]

The name of the game contains spaces (see the copyright thingy on there bottom of here), therefore there should be hyphens in the tag to make it more readable. flashflashrevolution -> flash-flash-...
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Duplicate questions, both without an answer cannot be flagged

I am flagging a question that is a duplicate of another. I get an error. "This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer". Duplicate: How do I filter out regions that are full? of original:...
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3-Day Passes available for New York Comic Con 2012, October 12-14

UPDATE: All 3-day passes have been claimed. Thank you to everyone who claimed a pass. See you at the con! New York Comic Con is soon approaching (October 12-14). For any users interested in attending,...
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Stack Gaming sponsoring gaming personalities live-streaming new games

Food for promotional thought: Yesterday several prominent E-sports people/gaming personalities live-streamed Kingdoms of Amalur which as far as I can tell was some sponsored thing by the devs/...
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How to avoid Tag Wiki/Excerpt plagiarism?

I am sorry to bring up an old dead topic yet again. I am running into rejection on tag wiki excerpts because of plagiarism yet again. I have been following advice posted on meta about writing tag ...
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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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How did this get closed as a duplicate of a completely different question?

This question: What items look like scrappable junk, but aren't?, was somehow closed as a duplicate of this question: Is there any scrappable junk I should hold on to that could otherwise be used for ...
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Other media tangentally related to video games

This question and this question bring up an interesting conundrum of the Arqade StackExchange. Both questions, one about Video Game Music, and the other about Twitch-Played Video Games, are ...
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How to Handle Xbox Series X/S Tagging?

While we don't have many questions yet about these tags (or any for the Series S right now), it seems other sources (take Wikipedia for example) put the Xbox Series X and Series S together, rather ...
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Reopen commands randomness question

I've just stumbled upon the many ways of random output generation, mostly on this one asking for a solution involving redstone, and this one asking for a solution involving commands. The one involving ...
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Should [roblox-studio] be burned?

There has already been some discussion about Roblox studio being off-topic. If that's the case, why does the tag still exist?
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On-topic question closed because it is “off-topic”

Recently, I asked something about emulators at Arqade ( post ). Also, in the comments I asked why I got downvoted, and then, someone said because people think I'm asking something that's off-topic ...
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Skyrim 'follower not wearing armor' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

RE: My companion won't wear her armor (2011-11-18) and My housecarls won't stay dressed! (2012-01-15) The former, older question has recently been closed as a duplicate of the latter. Now as ...
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How is this comment not 'Not Constructive'?

Last week (reopen, I think), I came across this question, I think in the review queue, not sure. Either way, I didn't act on it, since I'm not really a Dota 2 person, and that Skip button is always a ...
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How to proceed when reviewing questions with helpful comments

When reviewing I've found cases similar to this incomplete answer, where there is a comment explaining how to improve it. What is the correct procedure? Should I upvote the comment? Should I "Looks ...
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Why was this question's title reverted to be in the '[tag] - [question title]' format?

This is regarding this question which is currently titled: MU online - are there accumulated benefits to raising stamina early in the game for high HP? I have previously changed the title of the ...
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How should Minecraft Java Edition command questions be answered concerning versions?

Issue How should versions for Minecraft Java Edition be handled? The current agreement, concluded at the time of 1.13, is that the answer should have separated areas or multiple answers. The issue for ...
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Should the “linked questions” menu show questions where the link is tied to deleted answer?

I was poking around a few older questions, and I came to this question. This question appeared in the linked questions menu, so I clicked on to see what it was. After viewing the question, I saw a ...