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Changing Pokemon to Pokémon

Many of my posts about Pokemon have been edited. Is changing Pokemon to Pokémon really something best for this exchange? It seems to make it harder for Googlers to find the answers to their ...
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Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags (soul-silver heart-gold)? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria: Pokemon is all messed up. ...
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Heads up: Reputation has been recalculated for questions

Just in case you logged in today and saw that you unlocked new privileges and/or badges without any significant reputation change: Reputation for question upvotes now awards +10, instead of +5. Key ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

I recently asked this question, to which I have gotten three excellent answers. One of them contained somewhat of a spoiler, to which one user wrote a comment that spoilers should be put into the ...
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Where is the line between “glitch” and “cheat”?

This question asked about how to do item duplication in Minecraft, which on most servers would probably be considered cheating. But is a blanket ban on all exploits in multiplayer games appropriate? ...
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What is broad about this question?

Recently I asked a question about exclusivity of PS games as find it very confusing topic. However a day later it was closed with the reason "The question is too broad". And I'm not quite following ...
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Tag rename request: [remote-play] -> [ps4-remote-play]

After asking a question where I used the remote-play tag, I was a bit worried that it might get edited and removed. The reason is that "remote play" sounds like a generic term (the act of playing a ...
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Should the “linked questions” menu show questions where the link is tied to deleted answer?

I was poking around a few older questions, and I came to this question. This question appeared in the linked questions menu, so I clicked on to see what it was. After viewing the question, I saw a ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

Can I ask for cheat codes of a game on this forum? And can I ask for mods for an Android game here?
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

I have an issue with Modded Minecraft. I'm pretty sure it's my computer itself that has the problem. I tried to download and play Skyfactory, and it always gave me an error on startup. Any other ...
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When should the [*-series] tags be created?

I recently found out that there are tags like legend-of-zelda-series, grand-theft-auto-series and half-life-series, and I was wondering: When should the [*-series] tags be created? What if there is ...
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What is our current stance on using developer kits, map editors, and similar tools?

Related: Do "mod-development" questions belong here? Also related: Do "map-editor" questions belong here? (Both from 2010) I recently reviewed a burst of flagged questions ...
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'Too Localised' is no longer a valid close reason, can we review these two popular Diablo 3 posts that were closed as such?

TL;DR: Two highly-voted questions by high-rep users appear to have been deleted for reasons we do not accept as valid close reasons, anymore. Can we reopen them with a disclaimer that they apply to ...
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Dealing with old questions about non-existent features?

As games get updated, sometimes features are removed, or become redundant, especially with games that cannot have previous versions accessed, like the leaves in Pokémon Go. Questions like this, ...
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Are questions about comparisons of Adults-only games vs their Teen/Mature counterparts allowed?

I have read that sexual content is not allowed and questions about media rating bodies are, but there are Adults-Only (AO) rated games with no sexual content and other ones with an Everyone/Teen ...
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Should we be undeleting questions that weren't relevant at the time, but now are relevant again?

Minecraft. Love it or hate it, it drives a lot of traffic to our site. Sure, recently we've had some bother with modded tech support questions, but overall, most of our questions/answers are fairly ...
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What do we do with questions about games that can no longer be played?

So City of Heroes shut down over the weekend. There is no longer any way to play it, as the servers went dead. Now, we only have seven City of Heroes questions, so there's not a lot of content, one ...
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What do we do with historic questions that no longer make sense?

Minecraft's new (as of 1.5) water physics mean that this question no longer makes sense as a question - the situation can no longer arise. Should this question be closed/deleted?
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What should be done with out of version questions?

Gaming is a fast moving field and sometimes things get left behind or shut down. What should we do with the content on the site that is no longer pertinent to the current state of gaming? Should we ...
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What is the most upvoted question in Arqade?

I want to know what is the most upvoted question in Arqade so I can use it to learn what constitutes a high quality question. Does anyone know what is the most upvoted question on Arqade?
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Renaming [call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies] to [cod-black-ops-zombies-mobile]

From a recent discussion the decision has been made to expand questions about Call of Duty Zombies mode to include tags specific to the game's zombies mode. For instance, a question about the game ...
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How do we tag questions about Call Of Duty Zombies mode?

There are a lot of posts about Call Of Duty's series-spanning game mode Zombies, but none of these questions have a tag that reflects the game mode itself. In first page of the search I saw posts ...
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Rename [lego-harry-potter] and [lego-harry-potter-2] to [lego-harry-potter-years-1-4] and [lego-harry-potter-years-5-7]

Currently, we have the tag lego-harry-potter for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 and lego-harry-potter-2 for Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7. To my knowledge, the two games have never been marketed under ...
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We shouldn't have a close reason specific to a single game. What is a better close reason?

As some probably already know, I do not think that it's good to have a close reason that is specific to a single game. So why is this a problem? It drives some people off the site, I don't have any ...
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How should the Link’s Awakening remake be tagged?

The remake of Link’s Awakening for the Switch was officially released on September 20th, 2019. And we already have a question for this game. However, the question was tagged with the zelda-links-...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

Let's say I have a question that's as simple and unambiguous as "What is 1 + 1?" (in decimal, of course; that's the assumption here). It's a one-liner. There doesn't need any other context to it. I ...
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Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?

The idea of a close reason specifically for modded Minecraft tech support has come up time and time and time again. Since we have recently revisited the wording for off-topic Minecraft questions, now ...
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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

This question about a "new horror steve or bug" is, as far as I can tell, not a real question about a real problem (it could, though extremely unlikely, be a mod that the author forgot about). There ...
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Minor adjustment to badge description

Shouldn't the description of the gold badge 'Electorate' Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions be Vote on 600 questions and answers* and 25% or more of total ...
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How similar can questions be?

About a month ago I asked How frequently should I be posting questions? and received the answer "as often as you need to". Today, in a similar situation, I felt I was answering too many questions. ...
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Are questions about Youtubers/streamers on topic?

I just read this question about finding a Youtuber playing Monster Hunter Generation and I was wondering: Are Q&A's about finding a Youtuber or streamer who's playing a specific game on topic? I ...
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Comparing graphics between gaming consoles shouldn't be closed as opinion-based

The following question was closed as opinion-based: How do the Nintendo Switch graphics compare to the Playstation 3? I agree that a question which asks if a console is 'better' in general would be ...
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Does someone know more about “Minecraft – Greek mythology edition”?

This question was asked about that game, but used the minecraft tag. I asked in the comments what that is and got this link. Apparently this is some new Minecraft related game made by Microsoft. Does ...
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Update the off-topic reason for “Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft” in the help-center

I was having a discussion with Robotnik in the comments to one of my answers, where it seems like the rule addressing tech support questions for modded minecraft is actually only for crash support, or ...
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Should Garry's Mod Gamemodes have separate tags?

In the Half Life 2 mod-turned-developed Valve game Garry's Mod, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of separate gamemodes, and to make things even more confusing, each server can have different ...
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How do we want to handle tagging for questions related to WoW Classic?

WoW Classic released legally on August 26, 2019. For the most part, it is the game as it was in version 1.12.1 (September 2006). At this point in time, it is unclear if it will remain that way, ...
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Why are my questions having the game name added to the title?

I've recently posted a few questions and they've been edited to include the game name in the question title. It was my understanding that this was not required as the game is in the tag. These have ...
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Do questions about strategic teams for Pokémon games fit in Arqade SE?

I'm starting to get interested into strategic matches of Pokémon (mostly on Showdown) and I was wondering if something like asking for help to balance a team may fit into the Arqade SE. While ...
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Considering recommendation requests are arguably out of place on Gaming, where should I ask them? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a very specific genre of game, that should yield no more than 2-3 recommendations, and yet, that would be great. However, considering the debate on game recommendation questions, ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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What exactly is technical support?

Earlier this year, we decided that modded Minecraft crashes, specifically, should be off-topic, which is a decision that I, personally, have had concerns about, fearing that a rule about a particular ...
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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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“Looking-for-game” [duplicate]

I've played a lot of games in the past, and sometimes I forget their name but am curious of finding it again. Here's an example of such a question I have asked Now, I consider these sort of ...
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Locked Stardew Valley question for more than 3 years now

Just noticed that this Stardew Valley question has been locked since May 2016, apparently due to an edit war about its title: Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken? Since it's been more than ...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 vs Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online is the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a completely separate experience that shares some similarities with GTA Online: You need the base game to access it No content is ...
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Should old questions be auto-locked for new users?

I know this has most likely been covered before but if not: Has the community considered implementing a system to "lock" old questions that already have answers to new users? Honestly, I don't know ...
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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How frequently should I be asking questions?

When I start playing a new and unfamiliar franchise I often have lots of questions, and I want to post them all at once. This occasionally ends up like this Metro Exodus question, that was, at one ...

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