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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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Is editing a question to make it more generalized acceptable?

So yesterday, this question was asked. It assumes that the user themselves caused the change and the title reflects that. I answered it, explaining that it was a change for everyone that went in ...
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Looking for some constructive criticism

Why did my answer to this question: How to get Wii U to connect to SOCKS5 proxy? get downvoted? I did proper research, provided a correct answer, and answered the OP's question. Did I miss something/...
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On-topic question closed because it is “off-topic”

Recently, I asked something about emulators at Arqade ( post ). Also, in the comments I asked why I got downvoted, and then, someone said because people think I'm asking something that's off-topic ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 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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Interested in a short story contest taking place in games' story lines?

Some of the games we love on the site have such rich stories and well-developed worlds. Many of us spend good times (and sometimes not as good :) traveling, hacking, defeating and dying in these ...
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How should all the GTA IV spin-offs, re-releases and 'complete editions' be tagged?

With the upcoming (re)release of Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition for PC on March 19, 2020, there will be 5 different releases for GTA IV and their side stories: GTA IV Standalone Game PS3, Xbox ...
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(Ended) Livestreaming question answering!

Since I answer a lot of questions and they seem to be pretty popular (I'm #1 this month and last year), I will be livestreaming my process of answering some tricky gamingSE questions, starting in 1 ...
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Tag merge + synonym request: [xbox-gamertag] → [xbox-live]

As discussed in this year's burnination thread. Can we merge xbox-gamertag with xbox-live and then possibly make xbox-gamertag a synonym of xbox-live?
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Networking tags

We've got kind of a set of network-related tags going, each with low question counts: networking - Some of these are port forwarding or connection issues, but a fair chunk appear to be about "lag" or ...
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Gaming.SE Minecraft skin

To celebrate Fosco's moment of madness that lead to me really owning Minecraft, I've quickly made a Gaming/Minecraft skin for you to use. Download the skin. The skin is available also in ....
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Asking questions about cheating in games that have a multiplayer setting?

So, a question has been posted recently about exploiting glitches in Minecraft; which is effectively cheating. The base rule for Arqade is that we do not support this in Multiplayer games. I don't ...
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What is the problem with my question about sand generators in Minecraft 1.7.10?

I have asked a question about sand generators recently, asking for a design of a sand duplicator that still works in 1.7.10. However, I got a rather negative reaction, and I think that it is going ...
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Asking a question as a community wiki

I would like to ask a question on the main site that would ask for command line arguments for starcraft 2 and what they do. I assume answerers would only know part of the existing command line ...
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Been seeing way too many “minimal” edits

Just a thought, been noticing in the past half year that the majority of edits have been very very minimal, and not very high quality. For example, a question that has some grammatical issues with ...
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Why is this question considered 'close-worthy'

Quite some time ago I asked a question and it was closed if memory serves. The question is, "What are all the ways to generate EU in Feed The Beast?" (10k only as it is deleted) Such an answer would ...
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Is our shopping-rec ban just a redundant subset of “primarily opinion-based”?

We have a ban on shopping recommendation questions because: They require us to mind-read what the asker's tastes are (no matter how thoroughly they try to describe their tastes) Voting patterns on ...
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Why was my question about “Kirby mass attack hidden switches” closed as a Duplicate?

I asked earlier where the hidden switches of the Dedede resort of Kirby Mass Attack were. It has a different message that says, "Keep an eye out for hidden switches on some stages". It is not the ...
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Critique my retagging

Nobody seems to offer any feedback on my suggestions, so I'll just come right out and ask for it. My poorly defined modus operandi at present for retagging is that that tags should be about how to ...
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Is the content of this answer actually a bad thing?

Please take a look at my answer here: Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7 I have played this game and shared the problem encountered by user "Mr. Shiny and New". I was able to solve the issue ...
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Should you edit an answer to update it for DLC or content changes?

There is a pending edit for this answer to, Where are all of the truck dealers?, to a question on euro-truck-simulator-2. The original question asks about what trucks are available and at what ...
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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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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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Rename [tf2-*] → [team-fortress-2-*]

We have a number of Team Fortress 2 tags*, which were created during the era of 25 character tag names. Now that we have a 35 character limit for tag names, I recommend we rename the following tags: ...
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Can I ask about tools related to games?

I've had a question on my mind for a while, but I've been reluctant to post as I didn't feel it would get a good reception. It revolves around tools, tips, techniques and apps for helping to find a ...
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Why must users have a certain amount of reputation to simply view review queues?

I can understand why users would require a certain amount of reputation to, for example, approve and reject edits. I do not, however, understand why users would require a certain amount of reputation ...
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Unfreezing the Frozen Synapse Tournament

Our Frozen Synapse tourney has been inactive for a few months. Let's change that. I will now be using this Trello to organize the remaining games. Here's what going to happen: Every game now has 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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Question with big “EDIT:” in the body. What should be done in this case?

I recently found this question that has a big EDIT: area in the body, where the OP says something that should be a comment on the accepted answer and asks a completely separate question. What should ...
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Should there be a “my long Minecraft command isn't working” FAQ?

(Link per word) There are many questions on gaming.SE where someone just didn't reduce the command's complexity to see what's wrong with it, but instead dumped it into this site, hoping that someone ...
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Burn the Diablo 3 class tags!

I was just browsing the tags and I noticed that the class tags for Diablo 3 still exist. I don't feel like they are necessary. They are used sparingly nowadays. Even in general compared to the total ...
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Should I ask the same question across multiple games or one question to cover all the games?

There is a couple of questions I want to post: When/where is the earliest I can catch a low level female Ralts? How many Unlocker Subchips do I need unlock all Purple Mystery Data? Both of these ...
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Should we add a platform tag?

This question was just asked: Can I download GPS so I can play Pokémon go?. It's actually a question about the platform, not the game. Therefore, it would make sense to add a platform tag. I don't ...
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What should be done about duplicates of unanswered questions?

Regarding this question and this question. Both are duplicates of this question with no good answers Since the original question has no good answers- just a few spammy answers and one guess, the ...
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Should I vote to close a question that I asked if I later find out it is a duplicate?

Recently I asked a question about what genre a particular set of games falls under. It was answered and accepted, and the answer given recieved 10 votes (though the question recieved 2 upvotes and 2 ...
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How to tag Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

How do we tag Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny? There is already a question asked here without any tag.
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Revisiting the Dwarf Fortress tags

A few years ago, we had this question: Do we need a separate tag for Dwarf Fortress adventure mode? Since then, we've made a number of changes to how we handle tags, especially in the area of ...
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Odd tag roundup, 2011/12/14 edtion

Another week, another set of weird tags: fast-expand - Is this maybe a subtag of SC2? It seems like it could be a concept across multiple RTS games though. I'm on the fence. economics - I don't ...
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[abilities], [skills], [talents], [feats], [perks] and the like into [character-capabilities]

I'd like to request that tags referring to a character's in-game capabilities (skills, abilities, perks, spells) rolled into character-capabilities. I'd like a broader tag because it is very game ...
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Card-based vs. card-game and when to use them

So it looks like things have progressed from "Let's use genre tags if there's room" to "Let's use them only for questions about genre", at least as far as I could determine. Anyway, I was looking at ...
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Are bug workaround questions which involve editing game files a good fit?

Context: Why can't I make the HRE elective? Ivan's useful answer suggests creating a minimod to work around the issue: If you're not playing Ironman, you could edit this file by creating a ...
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Minecraft Version Stated In Questions/Answers

I know this is my 3rd post here in a few days but I think this could also help things get closer to this agreement. Right now whenever question about Minecraft Java is posted the version is implied if ...
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Mark as duplicate because an answer matches 2 different questions?

Referring to this post, mbomb007 suggest that the question should be marked as duplicate because his/her answer to an older post matches the "potential" dupe. Should we mark it as duplicate even ...
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Could I get some criticism on my posts?

Backstory: I'm active a lot lately, and I must say I try to post as high-quality posts, especially answers, as I can. I remember when I was a new user, my post quality was really low, I was getting ...
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Would a question asking for a collection of dialog quotes be on topic?

I've done some research on list type questions and it seems the rules around which are accepted and which are unclear at best so i'm looking for some guidance for a specific question I have in mind. ...
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Is this bounty text phrased well enough, so people will udnerstand what the requirements are?

While most answers seem more or less verisimilar, I'm looking for an answer that doesn't require phrases like "The factors I find[...]" or "I'm pretty sure[...]", to be correct. So I'll award the ...
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Closing for off-topic, unreleased content per region?

With the release of Pokemon Go being staggered, not all regions have yet received an official release for the game. Due to this, I am seeing three potential categories for users: Those who installed ...
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Synonyms for tags on meta

There are a few duplicate tags on our meta site that need to be synomised (is that even a word?): new-user > new-users user-accounts > users flagging > flags answering > answers Note that while some ...
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Are Questions about Downloads on-topic?

I was about to flag the following question: Having trouble downloading the game The question is regarding Yandere-Simulator, which is a game that is in development, but is free to play, and can be ...
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“Scholar of the first sin” tag?

Since the release of the Scholar of the First Sin edition of Dark Souls 2, people have been asking questions about the functionalities of the game. For example this one here is about accessing a boss, ...