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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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Screenshot of the Week Contest #44 - RNG

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 weird looking horse in the-...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

Arqade is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-08-02. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Arqade & SciFi Cross-site Topic Challenge: The Elder Scrolls

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-elder-scrolls-series of games, ...
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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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Problem with understanding an incorrectly closed valid question

Just asked consecutively 2 questions relating to an issue I'm experiencing with Diablo 3. Someone suggested to ask another question for the very specific issue, which I did, but someone decided to ...
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Are Minecraft BE behaviour packs considered mods?

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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Why is this question still closed?

Why is this question still closed? It's not a duplicate and I've voted to reopen several times. I don't see any argument for why they are duplicates and no one has even provided one either. They are ...
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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 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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How to tell if a Minecraft answer is valid for the tagged version of Minecraft?

I saw this answer to a Minecraft Java edition question: You can use testForBlock command to search where the command block is placed (well, this command was then removed in Minecraft Java 1.13). The ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #43 [Submissions closed, vote now!]

Submissions are closed Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Hello and welcome to the forty-third edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

I've been thinking about creating a second account on a specific MMORPG, but want to make sure that it is allowed before I go ahead. The game's Terms of Service (ToS) are written in such dense ...
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Does talking about specific game groups constitute game history?

I was improving a question that asks about specific types of player groups in "No Man's Sky". It occurred to me that this sort of question might be considered gaming-history. Checking the ...
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Instead of closing this question, how about migrating it to GameDev?

This question was closed four years ago. Why do console games require a button press before showing the main menu? But this has existed for eleven years now: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com So ...
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Is there a safe space to ask questions seeking feedback?

Questions seeking feedback about any topic, are, by definition, opinion seeking questions, and questions that could lead to opinionated answers are discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. However, on ...
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Are there any adverse effects to purposely earning the Peer Pressure badge?

There are a few posts (here and here are two of them) that talk about earning the Peer Pressure badge. The requirements are quite simple: Delete own post with score of -3 or lower. This means, that, ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #42: Destruction!

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-second edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Wipqozn's submission of his ...
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Answering where the optimal answer is 'follow this link'

I came upon a question that I feel I could provide a real high quality answer to; but the format of this site doesn't allow it. You see, the user is asking for help with an achievement, and what they ...
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Commented as an answer.. but the comment provides a lot of value

I flagged an answer because it outright failed to answer the question, and even admitted to being an answer designed to circumvent the users inability to comment. However, assuming good faith, the ...
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Is it time that we allow [game-identification] tagged questions without a audiovisual artifact?

Feels weird to see game-identification questions pop up on the real-time feed, not through Gaming.SE, but through SciFi.SE. Perhaps it's time we revisit the rules and guidelines established for those ...
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Screenshot of the Tweak: replace image with smaller version

I would like to propose two more edits to the Screenshot of the Week widget: Have the image that appears in the widget be a smaller version of the original (Shadow's answer here pointed that out), so ...
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Screenshot of the Tweak: title links back to original answer

I would like to propose two more edits to the Screenshot of the Week widget: Have the title of the image (highlighted in the image below) link back to the original answer in the screenshot-of-the-...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I came upon a question asking for help with a particular achievement. The achievement is quite extensive.. you need to complete several hundred levels, although they are only asking for help with ...
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Are questions asking if a map is based on a real world location on-topic?

Would it be on-topic to ask if a certain game's map is based on a real world location? Questions requesting games set in real world locations are off topic due to being recommendations but I think ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Another way to deal with ID questions

I have a particular unpopular opinion, when it comes to this site. I love game ID questions, and I don't think we should restrict them to requiring media artefacts. I know this has been well discussed,...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #41

This contest has ended Hello and welcome to the forty-first edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Booga Roo's submission of a ...
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Should a game always have its own tag?

In a recent answer to another one of my Arqade Meta questions, the answerer mentioned that I should create a tag if I find myself asking a question about a game that doesn't already have its own tag. ...
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Do we allow questions on how to avoid or identify pirated games?

I know that we disallow questions on pirated games, but the questions that typically get closed under that reason are questions that directly relate to actually committing piracy and/or resolving ...
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My upvoted question getting no interactions?

A few months back, I wrote this question: How can I compact my Scrap Mechanic logic down?. It has since (at the time of writing) gotten 3 upvotes, and a hundred views. I have put two bounties on the ...
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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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Screenshot of the Week Contest #40: Robots!

This contest has ended Good morning and welcome to the fortieth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Robotnik's submission of ...
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Do we have to close “bad questions” at the drop of a hat?

Here's a new question: The name of an old 'tower defence' game It was opened 4 hours ago. And then it was closed less than an hour after it was opened. And here's me, 4 hours later, and I'm 99%...
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Answering non-Homebrew specific questions with Homebrew specific solutions

I have recently found a lot of old console related questions that are either unanswered or the answer is just a variation of "this is not possible", but I feel that it will probably be a ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #39

This contest has ended Good morning and welcome to the thirty-ninth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! DefaultSimon's ...
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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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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 full Minecraft commands?

Related: Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands? Can we please stop using inline code for full Minecraft commands? I notice a lot of people have been doing this, and ...
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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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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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Screenshot of the Week Contest #38: Into the Storm

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Roddy of the Frozen Peas' submission ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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