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Are questions regarding modded game systems, including homebrew, considered off-topic?

As the title suggests..... By modded consoles, I mean consoles that have either hard or soft mods on them, such Free McBoot and RGH respectively. Additionally, by homebrew, I mean applications like ...
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When should I split questions asking for both editions of Minecraft in two?

I would like to present a pa ir of questions, and another pa ir, and another question. Each pair has a question about Minecraft JE and the same question for Minecraft BE. One of the questions has a ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #19 - Space Exploration

Welcome to the nineteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! dly's submission of their relaxing summer day in the post ...
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Duplicate questions relating to minecraft “KeepInventory”

The question Keep items in inventory on death in Minecraft currently has three listed duplicates, Preventing item loss after death I keep losing my stuff! Minecraft keepInventory command not working ...
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Handling (an answer to) “minecraft client running on port 2411”?

I got this in my review queue for late answers, and am a bit unsure about it: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/374484/148546 It doesn't appear to answer the question when you just read it at face ...
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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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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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Why is everybody downvoting my stuff?

I am just trying to help people but all my stuff gets downvoted. I am even being nice. They are making me loose all my priviliges and now I only have 9 reputation :(
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Are Minecraft data packs considered mods?

Here is a question that asks for technical support of Minecraft JE Data Packs. From the Minecraft Wiki: The data pack system provides a way for players to further customize their Minecraft experience....
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Are questions about professional training simulators on-topic?

Over the past few decades, formal professional training systems have been crossing over more and more with traditional video game technologies and tropes. For example, professional-grade flight ...
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New users asking questions to update old answers? [duplicate]

So, upon writing this, I have found a similar meta question asking the a similar thing; "Communicating with new users who ask a duplicate question", to which the answer was to basically ...
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How can I improve this question to be suitable for reopening?

I've just came across this question, which has been closed as unclear/too vague. I understand very well what the asker is demanding an answer to. However, judging by the fact that it is closed, some ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #18

This contest has ended Welcome to the eighteenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Booga Roo's submission of their ...
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Is anyone on the site still playing new AAA games?

I've been part of this site for almost a decade, and I'm getting a bit worried about the state of the site. When I stumbled across Gaming.SE from SO, it was quite impressive compared to most gaming ...
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Is it possible to ask a question which isn't considered “off-topic” on this site?

Example #1: Why do the large treasure chests in Super Mario Bros. 3 use larger-than-1x1 pixels? Example #2: https://psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/25696/is-there-any-way-to-get-over-my-mental-...
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Debate on question closure: “Why is MCStacker not giving me the correct command?”

After this question got closed, I became quite an advocate for getting it reopened. We’ve had quite the discussion in the question comments, and I’d like to start an official debate on it. Click on ...
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Should this question have been closed for mentioning piracy?

After answering this question with a good answer that got 23 upvotes, it has now been closed because the asker mentioned that it was a pirated game. The question was a pretty good question though, and ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #17: Victory

This contest has ended Welcome to the seventeenth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Unionhawk's submission of a flying ship ...
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Achievements tag use: include unofficial accomplishments?

The achievements tag just got added for review to this question: How to quickly score 5,000,000 points in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3? The comment for adding it was that "this is ...
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Somebody please tell me what details are lacking in this question

I asked this yesterday (and that was my second attempt, rewritten, after the first attempt was also closed for the same reason): In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, are the "follow-guy maze ...
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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 Contest #16

This contest has ended 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 ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #15: '90s

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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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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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 #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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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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(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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Which political opinions are tolerated in the 'This is Fine' chatroom?

I got banned from chat for thoughtcrime. Would it help if we codified which political opinions are acceptable in 'This is fine' and which are not?
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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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Why has the quotation markup changed?

Since a week or two, the vaguely yellow background (reminiscent of Post-it notes - see the sidebar to the right → ) of > quotes has changed. Does anyone know why? It's currently a lot harder to ...
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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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Question posted in a language other than english and was closed. Should I translate it and vote to reopen it?

The question ¿Como puedo pasar de aplicación a externa (archivo)?Minecraft PE [closed] was closed for being written in Spanish instead of English. I know Spanish, so I can translate it into English. ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #8: Scenery

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest!...

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