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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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Screenshot of the Week Contest #30: Game of the Year 2020

Welcome to the thirtieth edition of the Screenshot of the Week, and the first of 2021! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's submission of robot hunting in ...
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Tag synonym request: [osx] -> [mac] [duplicate]

Currently, the excerpt for mac explicitly mentions OS X (as opposed to older operating systems to the mac). I agree with this definition since in common usage, "Mac" does indeed refer to OS X. But I ...
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Is a question about the “why” behind a technical part of an emulator allowed?

I'd like to ask about why PS2 emulators can't/won't play PS1 games when the physical PS2 was actually able to play them, but I have an inkling that it's off topic here. Is that the case?
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How should I deal with an answer that's only partially applicable and low quality?

We've all seen posted answers that aren't relevant to the question. There has been wide discussion about not voting to delete incorrect answers, enough to the point where text has been added to say &...
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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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How should a Game Identification question that no longer has a valid artifact be handled?

There is a recent close-vote review for a game-identification question that had a YouTube video in the post as the artifact for the game(s) needed to be identified. However, the post is nearing 4 ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I've been going through the flag queue a lot recently and it seems that we get lots of non-answers (comments, other questions, etc.). I see a lot of helpful comments on these posts talking about rep ...
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What is the policy for a good question, but where the given use case violates a EULA? [duplicate]

This question asks how to make a custom durability for items in Minecraft. Which itself is a completely ok question, until you get to this part: For example, on my vanilla server, donors get an ...
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Should we do something about frequent downvoting?

I've noticed recently that fully valid questions have downvotes on them. That's fine, people can disagree with a question's intent/formatting/validity on the site. But they seem to be completely valid ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #29 [Submissions closed, vote now!]

Submissions are closed Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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Why does Gaming SE have an 8-bit theme?

Modern video gaming is some of the most (if not the most) visually appealing and graphically intensive activity you can do on a PC/Console. Yet, Gaming Stack Exchange sports a theme that's out of an 8-...
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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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Can “What is the seed for this Minecraft image” questions be asked?

I have asked 2 questions about Minecraft seed images so far, 1 of them have a score of 5, and another having a score of 1. Of course, both of them did not get answered with the correct answer, and the ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #28: Holiday

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of their ...
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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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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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Graphics Cards: Rendering a New Model for the Meta

The topic has come up in relation to this question, and at least from my point of view, has caused quite a stir in the community. It would seem that the community is split on the issue of graphics-...
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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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What should we do with questions that ask about cracked versions of free games?

This question is asking for certain maps on counter-strike-global-offensive. The OP mentions the version of the game is a cracked one. I flagged the question as off-topic based on illegal content or ...
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Any possibilities for Arqade swag in the future?

The most recent top user swag was back in 2012. Arqade has grown considerably since then, and with it a whole brevy of top quality Q&A. Recently, SE has announced that for both SE and SO they will ...
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Why are the top two tags being added to a question's title?

A few of us noticed today that Gaming has started adding twice the number of tags into the title of the page (if the Question title doesn't already contain the string in question). In a word, why? ...
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What should be done about the tags for the Retrocycles/Armagetron Advanced game?

Yesterday I asked a question about the game Retrocycles. As I noticed there was no tag for it, I made one. I later realized that "Retrocycles" is just the steam version's name and it is ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #27

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Unionhawk's submission of a loading ...
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Are questions about the social rules/etiquette of a multiplayer game in-scope?

I've recently been playing a massively-multiplayer game in which an informal or semi-formal honor code or code of conduct has taken root among most players. The rules not only require adherence to the ...
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Are questions on why 2 quite similar gaming companies handle a particular aspect very differently on-topic?

I want to ask why Sony and Nintendo handle indie games and community building so differently even though they're both Japanese multinationals. Would this question be on-topic or be made on-topic?
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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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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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Screenshot of the Week Contest #26: Loading Screens

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Robotnik's submission of a moonlit ...
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Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?

Some games enjoy a lively audience and a dedicated development team and so evolve over a period of years. Arqade has been around long enough to have questions that were asked at a time when a ...
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How much scripting support is allowed for Minecraft commands?

(As will become apparent when you start reading, I'm talking about Java Edition.) Commands in Minecraft are very versatile, and new updates are making them even more versatile. There are lots of ...
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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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Minecraft Version Stated In Questions/Answers

I know this is my 3rd post here in a few days but I think this could also help things get closer to this agreement. Right now whenever question about Minecraft Java is posted the version is implied if ...
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Should tags be created for each specific platform, instead of having a general tag for every platform? [duplicate]

I tagged a game and used the PC tag to let the users know I am specifically talking about the PC version. I then read the tag properly to realize that the PC isn't used at all to tag a version of a ...
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Consider retagging version specific [minecraft] questions to [minecraft-0.12]

We currently have 42 questions about Minecraft. Some of those can be expected to still be valid in the final release (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), while others are more or less clearly version-specific (...
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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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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

Block quotes are not the proper formatting tool for Minecraft commands. Instead, for large commands or a group of commands, we should be using code blocks. Why? Because Minecraft commands are code-...
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Questions about new game versions

Here's the situation: A game gets a revolutionary update, which changes tons of important stuff. A player that was used to the old game system doesn't know how to reach their goal in the new version ...
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How to get an up to date answer for old questions with obsolete answers?

Explanation whether duplicate or not --> see end of post. Imagine you have a question about a game. You first search for it and find it answered a long time ago. Back then the answer was correct, but ...
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Prison Architect version specific tags

I would like to see alpha-version specific tags used on Prison Architect questions to help me filter out questions/problems that have most likely been fixed in an update. New releases are fairly ...
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'Teeworld' to 'teeworlds'

Can the tag teeworld be changed to teeworlds? It seems that is the correct spelling. It was probably created too hastily for this question.
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How should we respond to users “reprimanding” other users in comments?

I recently stumbled across this comment: Aren't you the one who tried posting a answer to my "should I pick doom shroom or cherry bomb" question and got your response deleted? Don't let it ...
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Why were the Unicode characters removed from this question?

I answered this ps5 question that originally made use of Unicode characters in the title and the post (⭕ and ╳). In the edit history, I can see that the original poster wrote the question with these ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #25

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Wrigglenite's submission of spooky ...
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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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How can one find the name of an old arcade game without an image or sound bite? [duplicate]

Without an image or sound bite how would one find out the name of an old coin-op arcade game made before the early 90's? There does not seem to be a tag for coin op games and you can only use the game-...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I want to ask a question about game X, but this is the first time anyone asks about X so there's no corresponding [X] tag, and my reputation is too low to create a new tag. How should I tag it?
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Should we split the Bedrock NBT question into different questions for each possible workaround?

Here is a link to the famous Minecraft BE NBT question, giving you all the info you need about NBT in Minecraft Bedrock (mostly the fact that it's impossible, except for some workarounds). I've seen a ...
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Tag rename request: [ps4-remote-play] -> [ps-remote-play]

Back in October 2019, I requested the tag rename of remote-play to ps4-remote-play, but now PlayStation has renamed the app once again to PS Remote Play due to the same app also supporting the PS5 ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #24: Halloween

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! SaintWacko's submission of a sunrise ...

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