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Screenshot of the Week Contest #39

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 submission of the supercell in ...
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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 Minecraft commands?

Related: Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands? Can we please stop using inline code for Minecraft commands? I notice a lot of people have been doing this, and you ...
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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 [Submissions Closed - Vote Now!]

Submissions are closed Vote for your favorite screenshot below! Welcome to the thirty-eighth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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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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Would this idea for a challenge series work on either gaming or gaming meta?

I'm from the puzzling stack exchange where questions can be either related to puzzles such as "Who invented X type of puzzle?" or (more often) challenges, particularly where the asker knows ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #37

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-seventh edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! n00dles' submission of a giant larva ...
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How can I fix these downvoted answers?

Sorry, and yes, this is legitimately more than 2 times I would post a question like this, but I just need info for the future. So, answers like mine in this question are downvoted, just like any other....
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How should we tag questions that aren't about any one game in particular?

Here is the situation: someone made a question, and added WAY too many tags. I wanted to retag it with something general (general, multiple-games) but we don't really have that many 'general' tags, so ...
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Is asking about the plot of a game accepted here?

Sometimes we have questions about the story of a game when it's confusing for us to understand one point; and many other reasons. Can we ask these questions here?
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #36: Giant Monsters

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Marc_Alx's submission of a group of ...
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200 daily Max Reputation Tips

According to the reputation section on the help center, you can earn 200 max. There are Bronze, Silver, and Gold badges with their description being that you should collect 200 max reputation. ...
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Can we (I) mark all the “What is this icon next to the player's name” as duplicates

If you go to the roblox tag like the last six questions are all "what is this foo icon next to the player's name" and the answer is always "it's game specific". Can these all be ...
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Inconsistency in Minecraft related tags

We have a tag minecraft-commands. You must use it with another minecraft tag to specify. Same goes for redstone. We have minecraft-java-edition-server and minecraft-bedrock-edition-server. These ...
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Should [minecraft-bedrock-edition-server] always be used with [minecraft-bedrock-edition]?

The tag wiki excerpt for minecraft-bedrock-edition-server was recently edited to strongly recommend also using minecraft-bedrock-edition. There's a similar suggested edit for minecraft-java-edition-...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #35

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-fifth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of a frozen dam ...
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Are questions about PS4 themes on topic?

I'd like to ask about finding a PS4 theme that uses the main Playstation 4 theme music, as it's just about the most calming thing I've listened to. It feels like it would be either a needle in a ...
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Should we make a canonical for how to set up data packs?

Minecraft's data pack system allows for the creation of complex command systems that can accomplish more than normal command blocks can. It also allows for the setup of loot tables, predicates, and ...
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Why is this question about a game mechanic off topic?

(As a preface, I have no skin in the game with this particular question. I was just browsing and thought it looked interesting, but can't figure out why it's off topic.) The question Why do I turn ...
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Is leetspeak allowed in comments?

Let's talk about leetspeaking! The definition of leetspeak: An informal language or code used on the internet, in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters that ...
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How can I improve or add detail to this downvoted question?

I have a question about looney-tunes-world-of-mayhem (I created the tag). It is about this violent but cartoony game related to Looney Tunes. This is my question. (Undeleted) Do I need more details ...
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Connection between The Eternal Cylinder, and War of the Worlds

I wish to ask about the connection between The Eternal Cylinder Game, and the classic War of the Worlds. For the latter, it was originally a book, but then leading to the iconic TV show, there was ...
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Feedback regarding review suspension

I have been suspended from reviewing, and I believe it is unjustified. See the review in question here. I reviewed it as 'Not an answer'. The question can be found here. I reviewed it as 'Looks OK'. ...
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Why is this question being downvoted heavily?

I made the idle-supermarket-tycoon tag, because I want to talk about it with some questions of it. I asked this question: What are the descriptions of each item?, and I gained a downvote, but what's ...
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Are Cosplay specific questions on or off topic?

Where can I find the same suit as the guy from the logo wears in Watch Dogs Legions? The question is asked pretty badly, and would still be recommendations, but would a question worded as 'What is ...
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Screenshot of the Week contest #34: Winter

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Kaizerwolf's submission of abandoned ...
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Would a question about uploading images from Xbox be considered off topic?

I took a on my Xbox One this morning and I wanted to upload it to One Drive so I could share it with other people. But when I checked One Drive it said the video was a picture and not a video. I tried ...
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The strange history of a question's votes

So I asked this question and it has some interesting story of its votes which I find strange. So I asked it, self-answered it as a CW, and let it be before I can accept the answer. For some time, it ...
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Has anyone else noticed the new review queue?

Recently, I was doing my question sweep and noted late posts was overdue for a review. When I opened it, it looked much different! Has a change been made on SE, or is this an opt-in the arqade SE ...
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Why was an edit to include information from comments reverted by a moderator?

The user SE - stop firing the good guys edited this post with important highly upvoted, useful information from the comments that did not change the meaning of the post (it clarified that 'side ...
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Should we deliver the final blow of the Bedrock NBT question split?

It's been a while, but I'd like to revisit the movement we made of splitting the MCBE NBT question into multiple questions for each possible workaround. We made a plan for retargeting duplicates, ...
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Minecraft Java edition commands in Bedrock questions - “Fix my answer for me”

Now, recently Minecraft bedrock and Java edition have grown very similar in most gameplay aspects, so in most gameplay questions I don't think it's a big deal if you are answering from a Java ...
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Possibility to add a popup to when you try to create a question with a particular tag?

We have some tags that really, are a foundation for bad, closed questions. (looking at you [game-identification]...) I wonder, would there be a way to popup a notice when you create a question with a '...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #33

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-third edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! arghtype's submission of actual easter ...
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Why doesn't Arqade use it's named URL when other sites like AskUbuntu do?

I just realized that Ask Ubuntu is actually a proposed site on Area 51, and I was curious why it got its own URL to be distinguished from others. Here on Arqade, if I type https://arqade.com/, it ...
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“Hope this helps!” or something similar. Let's talk about it!

So I found this user who's been giving some "OK" answers and I actually found a few of their (no ban please) answers having this phrase: "Hope this helps!" Now I don't think this ...
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How to handle a question with low effort?

This was posted recently How do you have very cool skins on a PS4 like the creeper skin It wont let me where it, and was wondering how to handle it. I politely (I hope) commented on it asking for ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #32: Secrets and Easter Eggs

This contest has ended Welcome to the thirty-second edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Raven Dreamer's submission of a love ...
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Be more friendly!

Yes, a game-research question should contain a picture or something.. I had remembered a Demo was on a CD that is dated A to B in Magazine X and the genre as well as setting. So I asked my case. I had ...
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Tag rename request [yogscast-complete-pack] -> [minecraft-yogscast-complete-pack]

yogscast-complete-pack's name really just doesn't make sense. I'm guessing it was just created by someone and then that was it's name, but shouldn't it be called minecraft-yogscast-complete-pack? I ...

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