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Is asking how to hack Pokémon necessarily a multiplayer cheat?

We have a broad question on cheating in primarily single-player games that have a multi-player aspect. I want to ask about applying this principle specifically to Pokémon main-series games. These ...
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Screenshot of Week #50 - Halloween

Hello and welcome to the 50th edition of the Screenshot of the Week! It's been almost two years since we started this community event, and this week marks a significant milestone! To start with, ...
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Screenshot of the Week #49

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-ninth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! pinckerman's submission of ...
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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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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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How would a question about recreating a game in another game be tagged?

Recently I have been trying to recreate a video game in another video game. I am planning on asking a question here, however I’m not sure exactly how I should tag this question. With both games? With ...
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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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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

There is a on going Meta SE post about unpinning the accepted answers on a post from the top of the list of answers. In fact, Stack Oveflow has already unpinned the accepted answers. For Stack ...
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Screenshot of the Week #48: Nighttime

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! pinckerman's submission of ...
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AI-generated answer?

This answer at a glance looks like a generic new user's link-only answer. But if you look at the article it links to - signed with the same name as the answer - it seems to have been generated by AI. ...
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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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Screenshot of the Week #47

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of a ...
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Asking to identify the game based on keyboard combination only

The oldest question on identify-this-game-like questions that I found here is 7 years old. So my introduction question is whether this class of questions are or are not allowed here as of today (2021)?...
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How can I improve my question when a comment was not supplied with a downvote?

meta about: Who is the target group for Apple Arcade (subscription gaming service)? I am looking for very simple games (and platforms) that are graphically reasonably good and playable for older ...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

The moderator team has noticed a handful of minesweeper questions which all amount to "How do I solve this exact Minesweeper board?", and we believe that these questions should be closed as ...
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Screenshot of the Week #46: Character Customization!

This contest has ended. Hello and welcome to the forty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! DefaultSimon's submission of ...
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Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are now prominently shown on hover and when tagging a question -- all the more reason to at least write their excerpts down! If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a game, please ...
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Should this post be considered spam?

I notice that this answer has been deleted as spam and have gone to check it out. The contents of said answer are as follows: I currently am working on a server-side Fabric mod which would entirely ...
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The moderator firmament is a little less shiny

Because I'm turning in my diamond soon. Lately the spark of motivation hasn't been there for me, so I'm leaving the job to the rest of the team. I feel very comfortable doing so, they've got more than ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since there were no ad proposal submissions on this site, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of the ads that are ...
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How to properly use the new review queues?

The new first answer and first question queues let you do these actions: I've encountered a couple of posts that were a spam question and a question posted as an answer. The actions suggested were ...
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Should deadlines for competitions and giveaways be provided in UTC?

During a discussion on The Bridge regarding this giveaway, this message was shared: Entries will be open until Friday 3/2 at 12pm EST. Selected entrants will be notified promptly. Depending on your ...
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Please make more strict rules about what is to be considered a duplicate and what isn't!

I'm assuming in the following that rules about what is a duplicate are consdiered to be the same over the whole stack exchange network. If this is not the case, my argument is invalid, but then there ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #7 on Arqade has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #45

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! SaintWacko's submission of RNG ...
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Do we want to change our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions?

For over 5 years now, our policy is that "Is There a Term for X?" questions were not allowed, as per this meta. Since then, though, the votes on that meta have changed drastically. Community ...
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Should we re-open this Minecraft BE add-on Q&A?

I recently created the first post in a series of highly detailed Q&As related to add-on creation for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and during my research phase I came across this post about custom ...
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Should questions boasting statistics be required to provide supporting evidence?

I recently came across this question that boasts a statistic about strongholds generating under villages in Minecraft Bedrock Edition: Strongholds have a 1/10 chance to spawn under a village; does ...
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Ideas to bring more users to the SE Chat?

Maybe it would bring more people to the site if we pushed the chat a little more. Right now, the only mention I can see that there is a chat is the link in the footer. So, I'm pooling you all for some ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Should the SE chatroom be phased out for an official Arqade Discord?

Its a thought that I've had for a little while. The SE Chatroom seems to have built up quite a technological debt like links not unfurling or a mobile app. And it does make sense. The chatrooms of SE ...
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Rename [wotl-eternal] -> [the-binding-of-isaac-eternal]

In 2015 this question was asked, so I created the tag wotl-eternal which was a free DLC for The binding of Isaac, and an improvement for Wrath of the lamb DLC. At that time we still had the 25 ...
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Should a question be closed because it does not align with a tag’s wiki?

I asked this question: Name for games that have abusive in app purchases I picked the best tag I could see for my question (terminology). My question was closed as “off-topic” because the terminology ...
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Q&A Proposal: How to create a custom item in a Minecraft BE add-on?

I've been thinking about it for a while, and this question helped solidify my thoughts on it. I think it would be beneficial to create a Q&A in order to answer the following basic questions, all ...
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Arqade & SciFi Cross-site Topic Challenge: The Elder Scrolls

The challenge has now begun! The Arqade moderators have decided to do a joint topic challenge with our sister site, Science Fiction & Fantasy. The theme for this topic challenge is for the the-...
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Rename [codename-steam] to [code-name-steam]

Can the tag for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. be renamed from codename-steam to code-name-steam? I tried to retag the one question for this game, but got an error that the new tag would be too similar.
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #44 - RNG

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Joachim's submission of a ...
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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

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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What constitutes "modded Minecraft"?

I realize this probably sounds pedantic, but please bear with me. A recent question prompted this matter once again1: a user wants to start modding their Minecraft but runs into a problem, but the ...
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Are "this worked for me" answers, actually answers when they're concise?

I recently came across a rather concise answer to an interesting question that was simply two short sentences: For me, the render distance was doing it. I dropped the render distance to normal and ...
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Should we have well explained Q&A(s) for basic Minecraft command translations?

There is a huge list of commands available in both minecraft-bedrock-edition and minecraft-java-edition that have the ability to be translated between the two versions. Recently, I had the pleasure of ...
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How do we handle unethical questions?

I recently commented on a question that I believe to be, unethical. To summarize, the OP is asking what they can do to get around a ban placed on their account in a game they're playing. Subsequently, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Arqade is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-08-02. In ...
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Are Minecraft BE behaviour packs considered mods? [duplicate]

It seems like this duplicate has been raised a while before in the past, but has not achieved community consensus. Let's revisit this discussion one more time. Related: Are Minecraft JE data packs ...
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Are MCBE "behaviour packs" on-topic?

If I understand it right, this question is about behaviour packs in MCBE. As far as I know, those are written in a regular programming language, just using an MCBE specific API. Are those questions on-...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #43

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-third edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Batophobia's submission of an ...
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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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Vast amounts of Minecraft Crash questions

The ever present issue about "how to handle Minecraft Crash questions" has gained itself another meta question. We have had a few good meta posts in the past, like How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below? Please note, however, that ...
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Should we switch Lazers to only post Hot Network Questions in The Bridge?

Lazers is the feedbot which posts questions to The Bridge, the general chatroom for Arqade. It's nearly as old as The Bridge itself, and old school users will likely remember when it's avatar was the ...

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