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Should we allow an identification question for a game CD or game bundle that lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself?

A game-identification question was recently asked to identify a game bundle in a game CD but lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself. I've voted to close it but it was left ...
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Rename [minecraft-education-edition] tag?

In the latest update, "Minecraft: Education Edition" was renamed only as "Minecraft Education" with a restyled app, as confirmed by the changelog and the new site icon: So, should ...
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Screenshot of the Week #83 [Submissions Closed, Vote Now!]

Submissions are now closed. Vote now! Good day, and welcome to the 83rd Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

ChatGPT-generated answers are becoming more and more frequent across Stack Exchange, and unfortunately, as of an hour or so ago, Arqade is no different. (I have flagged this answer with a link to some ...
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Why do we have a wifi tag?

Yes - I understand what Wifi is. My question is, why do we have a tag for it? As a gaming website, supporting networking technologies is outside of our scope, and the closest we're ever really going ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Screenshot of the Week #82

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 82nd Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from stray won with 12 upvotes! ...
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Will questions on the workings of NexusMods be on-topic here?

I like to know more about the ways in which NexusMods has treated their modders. I remember in 2021 they announced they would no longer support modders deleting their own creations, which caused some ...
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Screenshot of the Week #81

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 81st Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from horizon-zero-dawn won with ...
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Questions with vague titles

I know these questions are OK when you look at the tag, but I think this and this question should have "in NetHack" at the end of the title. Do you agree or is it just me that is picky? As ...
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Screenshot of the Week Themes

To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests. Please limit answers to one theme per ...
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Can we standardize The Sims tags?

A the moment we have: sims-2 sims-3 (with a tag synonym the-sims-3) sims-4 But the original game is tagged as the-sims, and we also have the series one named the-sims-series Can we decide whether or ...
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Rename The Witcher 3 DLCs tags adding missing "the"

We currently have witcher-3-blood-and-wine and witcher-3-hearts-of-stone which are DLCs for the-witcher-3, so shouldn't they be renamed the-witcher-3-blood-and-wine and the-witcher-3-hearts-of-stone ...
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Should we rename [obs] → [open-broadcaster-software]?

Should obs be renamed to open-broadcaster-software? Spelled-out names are generally clearer than abbreviations, and I accidentally created a duplicate tag at the full name when doing some cleanup of ...
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Rename [borderlands-pre-sequel] to [borderlands-the-pre-sequel]

I would like to propose renaming the tag for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from borderlands-pre-sequel to borderlands-the-pre-sequel. Presumably the original tag was created before the character limit ...
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Screenshot of the Week #80 - Happy Holidays 2022!

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 80th Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! DLosc's picture from dorfromantik won with 16 upvotes!...
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Screenshot of the Week #79

This Contest is Over. Hello and welcome to the 79th Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Wondercricket's picture from xenoblade-chronicles-3 ...
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Screenshot of the Week - Hall of Fame

Since the screenshot-of-the-week contest was based on the 'Photo of the Week' contest of our Photography sister website (see here), a corresponding 'Hall of Fame' has been suggested (here), to ...
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Screenshot of the Week #78 - Three Years of Screenshot of the Week: Celebration!

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to a special edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's picture from dishonored-2 ...
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Should we add a tag warning to [game-identification]?

As this post discussed, and as a Stack Exchange Community Manager suggested, this question serves to ask the community the following: Should we add a tag warning to the game-identification tag?
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Where do we stand on Mod Identification Questions?

Not too long ago, a question was asked to identify a mod in Minecraft: Can someone help me find this Minecraft mod name? There is a ten year old meta question about Mod Identification: Mod ...
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Should the "Which games use a neural network to influence gameplay?" question be reopened?

Recently, the question, Which games use a neural network to influence game play? was closed as an off-topic game identification question and left closed in the Reopen review queue. Should it be ...
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When does a question "support piracy and pirated games"?

There's been a lot of talk recently about what it means to support piracy and pirated games. A very recent example is this question, in which a user asks a question that turns out to be a valid ...
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Screenshot of the Week #77

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 77th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Timmy Jim's picture from phasmophobia ...
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Are questions about running non-games on gaming hardware on-topic?

To elaborate on my question take the Steam Deck, which is designed as a handheld console, however, does have a "desktop" environment and can be used as a PC. From the tour I understand that ...
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I suspect someone is trying to avoid the question limit ban. Can anyone check?

I've recently noticed some suspicious activity surrounding a bunch of new user accounts created these past 9 days. These users are (from newest to oldest): sungi jinha 00luyan yang121 shelly bachi ...
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Is MIDI music from one game that originates from another game a valid artifact for the Game-Identification criteria?

I've been playing through a custom mission for descent-1, an old 6DoF shooter from the 90s. The mission contains custom MIDI music, with a few tracks written by members of the game's community, and ...
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Should we make [ultimate-ninja-storm] tags clearer?

At the moment, we have 4 tags for "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm" series, which are: ultimate-ninja-storm-2 ultimate-ninja-storm-3 ultimate-ninja-storm-4 ultimate-ninja-storm-rev ...
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Should we merge the overwatch and overwatch-2 tags?

I understand the motivation for having a different tag for sequels. However, I think Overwatch 2 is an exception, as it's a live service game that completely replaces Overwatch 1 (which cannot be ...
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Do we have a canonical question documenting all the /execute subcommands?

As you may or may not know, /execute in MCBE has been updated, and its syntax has been changed to have parity with Java Edition. I plan to release a self-answered question detailing the updates to /...
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Screenshot of the Week #76 - Halloween

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 76th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's picture from gears-5 won ...
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Should we have a new game tag for Victoria 3 [duplicate]

It seems as of now we do not have a tag for the newly released game Victoria 3.
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

I know that there has been some discussion on tag usage for "retro" gaming (with the apparent consensus now that there doesn't need to be a special "retro" tag), but I'm not seeing ...
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Should questions about Minecraft mods be tagged mods?

I know Minecraft mod questions should be tagged minecraft-mods. Should they also be tagged mods? That seems redundant, but should tags look like this: minecraft-java-edition minecraft-mods Or this: ...
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Should [minecraft-bedrock-edition-server] always be used with [minecraft-bedrock-edition]?

The tag wiki excerpt for minecraft-bedrock-edition-server was recently edited to strongly recommend also using minecraft-bedrock-edition. There's a similar suggested edit for minecraft-java-edition-...
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Tag Warnings: Looking for suggestions of tags that often got low quality questions and would benefit a warning when trying to add that tag [closed]

Per this meta question: Give moderators the power to add tag warnings and this one too: What's the protocol for requesting a tag warning? There is an option, that needs to be added by ...
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Improving question on championship privilege

Re When does/do a champion/s 'defend' vs start from scratch? Difference between 'champion' and '(recurring) tournament winner'? Sorean suggests This is probably better suited for english....
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Why is "Apple Arcade" practically never mentioned/discussed in this StackExchange community?

I've often read on popular tech blogs how family friendly and consumer friendly (no rip-offs and hidden costs) "Apple Arcade" is. Yet there are virtually no questions and answers about "...
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Screenshot of the Week #75

This contest is over. Hello and welcome to the 75th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Neonit's picture from fallout-3 won ...
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Screenshot of the Week #74 - Inventory

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the 74th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Faither's picture from mirrors-edge-...
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Should the "upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage" question be reopened?

This is about the currently closed question: What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage? It had been left closed in the reopen review queue. I don't think the above question ...
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Should AutoHotkey and similar questions geared towards remapping keys/moving cursors/automation be allowed?

A question was recently asked about the Linux-only AutoKey, which is a scripting application that allows you to create hotkeys among other things. This is similar to the (Windows-only) AutoHotkey, ...
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Screenshot of the Week #73

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the 73rd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's picture from a-plague-tale-...
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I have a potential recommendation question

I want to make sure this won't break the rules, so I'm asking here first. I am on the final trophy of Pacman World Repac, which is to beat level 9 of Original Pacman. There 3 are patterns to follow, ...
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Screenshot of the Week #72 - Living with Nature

This Contest has Ended. Hello and welcome to the 72nd edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Faither's picture from assassins-...
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What do we do with questions about games that can no longer be played?

So City of Heroes shut down over the weekend. There is no longer any way to play it, as the servers went dead. Now, we only have seven City of Heroes questions, so there's not a lot of content, one ...
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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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Merge synonyms for tags on Meta

There are a few duplicate tags on our meta site that need to be synonymised (is that even a word?): new-user > new-users user-accounts > users flagging > flags answering > answers Note ...
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Screenshot of the Week #71!

This Contest has Ended. Hello and welcome to the 71st edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Neonit's picture from the-elder-...
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Should we deliver the final blow of the Bedrock NBT question split?

It's been a while, but I'd like to revisit the movement we made of splitting the MCBE NBT question into multiple questions for each possible workaround. We made a plan for retargeting duplicates, ...

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