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Format of “Where am I this Week?”

This thread exists to help us agree on the precise format of the "Where am I this Week" series going forward, and to provide justification for edits made when the format isn't followed. I ...
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How should questions about pre-release demos be handled?

I'm playing the King of Seas demo which is slated to release before the end of this month and have some questions on some of the game mechanics. There isn't any in-game explanations that answer as far ...
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Would a question about brain activity during different video games be on topic?

I am interested to learn about any statistics on levels of brain activity during video games, specifically to learn about differences in games' effects on people's problem solving ability. (I am ...
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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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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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Close-reopen war on “Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from?”

Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from? This is a game lore question - asking if devs mentioned explanation for the presence of plastic bags for screws, long before plastic is ...
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Can we please stop using inline code for formatting Minecraft commands?

Related: Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands? Can we please stop using inline code for Minecraft commands? I notice a lot of people have been doing this, and you ...
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Tags for NieR Replicant

So, apparently NieR Replicant was a Japan-only release, which has recently been "updated" and released globally with the official title NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139.... Should questions ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #38: Into the Storm [Submissions Closed - Vote Now!]

Submissions are closed Vote for your favorite screenshot below! Welcome to the thirty-eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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Where am I this Week? Challenge #3

Welcome to the third challenge thread in the "Where am I?" series. A "Where am I?" challenge involves posting a screenshot from a game and having other users guess in the comments ...
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Where am I this Week? Challenge #2

The second challenge for the "Where am I?" series. Please enjoy! How to participate Upload a screenshot of a game into an answer. Others will have to guess in the comments not only which ...
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Where do I post computercraft questions?

I am coding with computercraft and I do not know where to post the questions - Arqade or Stack Overflow? Or both? If so how?
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Should Modded Minecraft have it's own SE site?

Update: Essentially this question was based on a misunderstanding. I had believed Modded Minecraft questions were all off-topic but it is only tech-support Modded Minecraft question that are off-topic....
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #37

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! n00dles' submission of a giant larva ...
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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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Where am I this Week? Challenge #1 [Submissions closed; participate in the latest version!]

This "Where am I?" challenge is now over! Please participate in the newest question tagged where-am-i-challenge! This is the first challenge thread in the "Where am I?" series. ...
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Low Quality Post reviews are too absolute

The latest update to the LQ queue only provides three options for improving a post: "Looks OK", which explicitly states that an answer is perfectly fine, "Edit", which allows you ...
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Is this question (identify an arkanoid-like game) appropriate?

I have a question which I'm not sure is a good fit for this site (searching around, I'm not finding a lot of similar questions here); before asking it, I wanted to run it by meta. EDIT: embarrassingly,...
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How can I negotiate with this “angry” user?

There was a user who's answer I unaccepted, who went and randomly downvoted one of my answers. I know that they were the one who did it, because: I can see the change to their rep One of the most-...
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What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag? [duplicate]

What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag for Gaming SE via Gaming-Meta versus reputation requirements? As you can see I do not have enough reputation points to create a new tag.
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Would this idea for a challenge series work on either gaming or gaming meta?

I'm from the puzzling stack exchange where questions can be either related to puzzles such as "Who invented X type of puzzle?" or (more often) challenges, particularly where the asker knows ...
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Unexplained Down votes [duplicate]

Over the space of about 3 hours, I have noticed a few questions getting unexplained down votes. The questions are unrelated and have valid queries, but for some reason they have been down voted. To me ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #36: Giant Monsters

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Marc_Alx's submission of a group of ...
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How can I fix these downvoted answers?

Sorry, and yes, this is legitimately more than 2 times I would post a question like this, but I just need info for the future. So, answers like mine in this question are downvoted, just like any other....
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How should we tag questions that aren't about any one game in particular?

Here is the situation: someone made a question, and added WAY too many tags. I wanted to retag it with something general (general, multiple-games) but we don't really have that many 'general' tags, so ...
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Why is this question about a game mechanic off topic?

(As a preface, I have no skin in the game with this particular question. I was just browsing and thought it looked interesting, but can't figure out why it's off topic.) The question Why do I turn ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I answered the question that the original user posted with a perfectly correct answer. He asked about sage dps. The answer I gave him was correct according to my empirical experience.
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What are new users supposed to do when their question has already been asked but not answered?

A user asked a duplicate question today because he had no comment privileges to annotate his issues into the original. Normally such a user would be directed to chat, except brand new users cannot ...
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Asking questions about cheating in games that have a multiplayer setting?

So, a question has been posted recently about exploiting glitches in Minecraft; which is effectively cheating. The base rule for Arqade is that we do not support this in Multiplayer games. I don't ...
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Is asking about the plot of a game accepted here?

Sometimes we have questions about the story of a game when it's confusing for us to understand one point; and many other reasons. Can we ask these questions here?
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #35

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of a frozen dam ...
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Can we (I) mark all the “What is this icon next to the player's name” as duplicates

If you go to the roblox tag like the last six questions are all "what is this foo icon next to the player's name" and the answer is always "it's game specific". Can these all be ...
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200 daily Max Reputation Tips

According to the reputation section on the help center, you can earn 200 max. There are Bronze, Silver, and Gold badges with their description being that you should collect 200 max reputation. ...
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Is leetspeak allowed in comments?

Let's talk about leetspeaking! The definition of leetspeak: An informal language or code used on the internet, in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters that ...
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Separate site for Minecraft

There are so many questions about Minecraft they would fill a site, and most of them are trivial to answer. I regularly go on Arqade to answer questions, but Minecraft dominates the place.
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Introducing a PvP tag for WoW

I think that there should be a PvP tag for World of Warcraft, wow-pvp or world-of-warcraft-pvp. There are currently 77 questions regarding PvP in WoW, showing that there is a lot of interest. In-game, ...
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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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Inconsistency in Minecraft related tags

We have a tag minecraft-commands. You must use it with another minecraft tag to specify. Same goes for redstone. We have minecraft-java-edition-server and minecraft-bedrock-edition-server. These ...
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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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Screenshot of the Week contest #34: Winter

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Kaizerwolf's submission of abandoned ...
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Are questions about PS4 themes on topic?

I'd like to ask about finding a PS4 theme that uses the main Playstation 4 theme music, as it's just about the most calming thing I've listened to. It feels like it would be either a needle in a ...
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Should we make a canonical for how to set up data packs?

Minecraft's data pack system allows for the creation of complex command systems that can accomplish more than normal command blocks can. It also allows for the setup of loot tables, predicates, and ...
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How can I improve or add detail to this downvoted question?

I have a question about looney-tunes-world-of-mayhem (I created the tag). It is about this violent but cartoony game related to Looney Tunes. This is my question. (Undeleted) Do I need more details ...
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Connection between The Eternal Cylinder, and War of the Worlds

I wish to ask about the connection between The Eternal Cylinder Game, and the classic War of the Worlds. For the latter, it was originally a book, but then leading to the iconic TV show, there was ...
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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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Feedback regarding review suspension

I have been suspended from reviewing, and I believe it is unjustified. See the review in question here. I reviewed it as 'Not an answer'. The question can be found here. I reviewed it as 'Looks OK'. ...
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Are Cosplay specific questions on or off topic?

Where can I find the same suit as the guy from the logo wears in Watch Dogs Legions? The question is asked pretty badly, and would still be recommendations, but would a question worded as 'What is ...
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Why is this question being downvoted heavily?

I made the idle-supermarket-tycoon tag, because I want to talk about it with some questions of it. I asked this question: What are the descriptions of each item?, and I gained a downvote, but what's ...
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The strange history of a question's votes

So I asked this question and it has some interesting story of its votes which I find strange. So I asked it, self-answered it as a CW, and let it be before I can accept the answer. For some time, it ...
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Would a question about uploading images from Xbox be considered off topic?

I took a on my Xbox One this morning and I wanted to upload it to One Drive so I could share it with other people. But when I checked One Drive it said the video was a picture and not a video. I tried ...

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