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Screenshot of the Week Contest #16

Welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Dragonrage's submission of some ants in sim-ant took the first ...
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Should question titles use “I” or “you”?

I have noticed questions on Arqade phrases in different ways. Which of the following ways is better, does it not matter, or does it depend on the circumstances? Can I negate the effects of a slime ...
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Should I mark edits that have some good aspects and some bad aspects as helpful or not?

The Suggested Edits Review Queue contains five buttons for actions to take on suggested edits, two of which allow the reviewing user to edit the post further. The only difference between the "...
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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 Contest #15: '90s - Submissions closed, vote now!

This contest has ended Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Robotnik's submission of an errant spent ...
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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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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

Arqade, our well loved Q&A site for passionate videogamers is rapidly approaching its 9th birthday! We (and Stack Exchange as a whole) have grown a lot as a community from those heady days and - ...
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Question reopen request and question on how to properly take action on similar issues

I've found a question on Arqade that has been closed as a duplicate of another. I do not believe that this question is a duplicate of its current duplicate target. It can be inferred in two ways, one ...
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Should the usage guidance for [minecraft-pocket-edition] and [minecraft-bedrock-edition] be edited so that it is clear which one is which? [duplicate]

Recently I’ve seen many questions tagged with minecraft-pocket-edition even though minecraft-bedrock-edition has been released for a while now. Some users may not have updated to 1.0, but I think many ...
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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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Why are questions about piracy and related issues off-topic?

This site seems to have a harsh policy regarding piracy, and it makes me wonder. However, I am sure that there do exist grounds to ban questions regarding pirated games. If you admit using an old, ...
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

10k+ users will be able to see that this answer was removed since it was found to be in violation of our Piracy policy. But how exactly was this answer violating this policy? According to the ...
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We shouldn't help users run pirated software [duplicate]

Edit: There does seem to be a bit of confusion from some people about my stance, so I want to be perfectly clear: We shouldn't require users to prove they own a copy of the game, and we should assume ...
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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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What's bad in helping someone move their save files from a cracked game?

This question was asked and closed: The Binding Of Isaac: move stats from pirated version to legal, steam-bought version? How is it suddenly not a good idea to help a person move their progress from a ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #14

This contest has ended Welcome to the fourteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Dragonrage's base in rust took the first ...
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Tag rename request: dissidia-*

The follow two tags need to be renamed to their full name: dissidia-nt -> dissidia-final-fantasy-nt dissidia-012 -> dissidia-012-final-fantasy
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Are feature requests on StackExchange Meta considered duplicates here?

I've seen a particularly good feature request on the StackExchange Meta site. Is requesting it here considered a duplicate of the one on the StackExchange Meta Site or not? On one hand, it could be ...
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How should we tag The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics?

We just got our first question for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, and I'm at a loss for how to best tag it. the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-tactics is 42 characters. dark-crystal-age-...
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What is the appropriate action for editing an answer that was rejected by the community?

While going through the review queue yesterday, I came across this edit. At first glance, it appeared to have been an edit that conflicted with the authors intent. I almost rejected it as such until I ...
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Can I ask about how to support black game developers?

Because of current events, I'd like to ask a question (doesn't really matter whether on meta or on the main site) about how to find and support black game developers, or otherwise support the Black ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #13: Residence

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Booga Roo's submission of an unfitting character costume in a ...
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Why is every question I ask getting deleted?

I've asked about five questions on this site, and I occasionally check back to see if there is an answer yet, but somebody has usually deleted it. They say it's because there are similar questions, ...
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Is asking for code off-topic?

I like glitches, but I really don’t know much about games and their code. If I’m asking about a glitch (e.g. an iron golem falling through the floor in MC Dungeons), can I ask for specific code that ...
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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

Want to ask a question in minecraft-commands? Don't know how to summon an entity or give a player an item? Read this guide first to make sure it isn’t already covered here, or in one of the linked ...
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Is asking for the highest score of a game on-topic?

This question just got asked: What is the highscore for each vehicle on Countryside? (Hill Climb Racing) I have the feeling it's off-topic, but I don't really know why. It's trivial, it doesn't add ...
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(not) Closing old questions

Today I decided to go through the Close Votes reviews. There seemed to be nothing wrong with the reasons for closing the flagged questions at first, but then I noticed the dates of asking the ...
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Where did I go wrong in creating a new tag?

When I asked this question: Using scoreboard objectives as arguments for commands, I created the tag minecraft-commands, since I thought that such a tag would be useful now and in the future (...
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The great Minecraft tag family cleanup!

It was discussed recently that the minecraft tag family is potentially up to 6 years behind the actual reality of Minecraft naming conventions and versioning, and a lot of Minecraft tags are used ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #12

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Ronan's submission of an impending tarantula attack in animal-...
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Is it possible to have a pop-up upon using the [game-rec] tag?

There have been many [game-rec] questions being asked recently, despite them being defined as out of our scope. I don't know what the Stack Exchange engine is capable of, but would it somehow be ...
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Would adding an additional prompt for 'game identification' questions encourage users to provide more information?

I've been on a number of SE sites for a while now but this is my first post on a Meta. If this has already been suggested before, I'm happy to recind the question. Game identification questions are ...
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I'm trying to get all the badges on Arqade. Can you help me? [closed]

I'm trying to get all the badges. Can you help me through this journey?
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What type of community events would you like to see?

When we asked for input in our 2019 Community Check-in, one of the themes present in more than one answer was the desire to build a feeling of belonging to a community and encourage participation in ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

I noticed this question, which I personally had thought was a reasonable one, has been closed: Why does the scythe have a cooldown bar? Does it have a hidden ability? The close reason given is: ...
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Screenshot of the Week #11: Moments Before Disaster

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Fabian Röling's submission of a creeper and a skeleton fusing in ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for a game which is set in a real world location?

On the one hand, it is not opinion based. On the other, there is no single definitive answer. I don't care about the kind of game, but would like to explore some places where I have lived, for ...
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Are questions about natural languages appropriate?

This is an expansion of the discussion over at this question, which I'll quote here. The meaning of the German words in Commandos I played the game a lot and was always fascinated with the ...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The way I see it, many of us enthusiasts are probably familiar with emulation and use emulators to play classic games. (I do, I'll readily admit.) However, it's also fairly likely that many cartridge/...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #10

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the tenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! ...
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Should we have a tag for issues to do with [scaling]?

A very central issue to classic gaming, is that CRTs didn’t have pixels as we know them, and games were generally not designed with square pixels. The numerous Google hits on the topic (e.g. Hot ...
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Adjusting the Game Identification off-topic reason to call for credible references

Since this happened, and the voting for questions of that kind is erratic, can we please just adjust the description of the off-topic rule for game-identification? Currently this is Game-...
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Can I link to a replay and ask what I should have done differently?

Can we post a replay of say, a Starcraft 2 match, and have the question be about what I should have done differently?
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Prioritising our bugs and requests for CM review

Last week, a proposal was announced on Meta Stack Exchange to address the growing workload of the CM team, and for them to actually start addressing community requests and feedback again: Our ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed that if a Hyperlink is posted in a question, it's extremely difficult to differentiate it from normal text, considering the blue is so close to the black ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

With the screenshot-of-the-week being popular for about 2 months now, the mod team was wondering if the community would like to enable the photo widget for our site to highlight these screenshots. ...
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FAQ/Reputation info images are low quality

Various images from the FAQ and privilege info pages are either low quality, outdated, or simply incorrect. For example, this image is of especially low quality: Sure, it's not a huge problem, but it'...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #9

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the ninth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! ...
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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

Last month, we completed a big tag cleanup of the Minecraft tag family. A big part of this cleanup was the removal of minecraft in favor of version specific tags like minecraft-java-edition and ...

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