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Arqade year in review - your input requested! [closed]

The blog post is up! Thanks for your help. On October 6th, 2010, gaming.stackexchange.com graduated from beta status! In celebration of the 2 year anniversary of this date, I'm working on a "year ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

There is a on going Meta SE post about unpinning the accepted answers on a post from the top of the list of answers. In fact, Stack Oveflow has already unpinned the accepted answers. For Stack ...
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Should we allow links to "abandonware" game sites?

I'm seeing a number of mod flags around links to abandonware sites like: http://www.abandonia.com Should these "grey market" sites be allowed?
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Why is the domain "gaming.stackexchange" and not arqade.stackexchange?

In every stack exchange site the domain name reflects the name of the site: magento.stackexchange.com => Magento webdev.stackexchange.com => Web Development Why does Arqade differ from this? ...
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Would a "Level Bar" or other "Gaming" mods be of interest for the Gaming SE?

Alright, so I'd like to offer up some of the modifications we've made on EpicAdvice.com to the Gaming SE if the community would be interested. Most of our modifications are pure JavaScript ...
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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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Communicating with new users who ask a Duplicate Question

I did some digging through older topics and didn't see this one so I hope I'm not missing something. Over the past few days, I've been clicking on duplicate topics and noticed that a lot of them are ...
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Cheats in multiplayer games are banned, but what *is* a cheat?

In an early question in our site's history, we determined that questions about cheating in multiplayer games should be closed. But what exactly is a cheat? Third party tools? In-game exploits? Where ...
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What's bad in helping someone move their save files from a cracked game?

This question was asked and closed: The Binding Of Isaac: move stats from pirated version to legal, steam-bought version? How is it suddenly not a good idea to help a person move their progress from a ...
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"Why did They design it that way, anyway?", and why do we allow or disallow these?

We get an unusually large number of questions along this line. This question comes up because of this recent closure. I'm bringing it up because our handling of this is... inconsistent. This question ...
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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

This question that I asked, about what the video games being referenced in a DOOM Eternal screenshot were, got closed for being off-topic for reasons I don't fully understand. Now, re-reading the [...
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Call for concepts: Determining new "Identify This Game" criteria [closed]

This phase ended with one suggestion (+22/-4) submitted. The next step is/was a poll here that ran from 3/9 to 3/16. The purpose of this question is to determine what requirements would need to be ...
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What are the expectations of the Gaming Promotional Grant?

I got an email telling me I was eligible for this... And to be honest, I like the idea (free-to-me game? Who wouldn't?!), but there is one thing I am wondering about that I haven't really seen ...
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What should an Off Topic Close Reason for Minecraft Crash Dumps look like?

So, we've seemingly come to a conclusion that Minecraft tech support/crash dumps are a thing we don't like and don't want to tangle with. People are starting to close these with custom reasons, and it ...
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Why are moderators or high-rep users quick to vote-close a question on Arqade?

I have experienced this a lot, and I'm sure other users as well. Sometimes the questions are well structured and answer-able but moderators or high-rep users quickly downvote and vote-close the ...
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Should we avoid all legal questions?

On Super User (and probably on others), legal questions are usually closed, or at least refrained. The simple reason is that we are not lawyers, we are computer users (and here, gamers). As such, we ...
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Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the situation?

This is a bit of a take on the discussion largely brought up by this question of last Fall, but to take a different approach to it. One might also gander at this oldie. As an upfront note, any ...
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Is there a duplicate for that? Pokémon GO Edition

Well, with all the trouble people are having with duplication (see my recent meta about dealing with one such dup problem), I figure we should have a nice easy accessable list for people to easily ...
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Why does the ask question button animate without restarting

I'm not a web or UX expert, so perhaps this is standard, but it seems odd to me When hovering over the Ask Question button on the main site , the button animates firing lazers. If before the ...
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Who would be interested in playing Among Us with fellow members of Arqade?

If you hadn't noticed, among-us is a very popular game at the moment, but it is best played with friends or premade groups. Would anyone be interested in joining in playing together? Preferably, we ...
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Is this serial voting?

I go to a user, scroll through their contributions to the site. If I find something I think helps users out a lot, I upvote them. For some reason, I like visiting user pages, especially higher rep ...
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Let's clean up the Streetpass Mii Plaza minigame tags

6 years ago (wow!) I asked whether we should synonymise the Streetpass Mii Plaza names. The reason? The games were localised differently in the US, with each minigame gaining a completely different ...
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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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Basic User Poll of Upcoming Game Interests - Iteration the First [closed]

Yes, this is in relation to our Community Promotion Grant. If you have not read about it, please consult that link before you return here. ♪ Poll is closed now. The game has been selected: ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

So comes the end of the latest of the even numbered years to date. Or maybe for you it has already come. All that matters is that it means that it's time for another round of Community Promotion Ads ...
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Arqade's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Screenshot of the week contest #4

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous ...
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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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Why is the FTL tag "ftl-faster-than-light"?

This tag format is pretty much unprecedented. Why are we using it? Is Google failing in adding two and two together here? I understand that this TLA is pretty unfortunate given that FTL more commonly ...
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Could someone explain this joke to me?

Arrow to the knee. Duke Nukem Fornever. There sure are a lot of jokes about video games out there. If only I had a place I could go to learn what makes them funny. Should this be that place? Our ...
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Spoiler alert: [spoiler] dies

Technically, does that count as putting a tag in the title? ♪ I mean, beyond the actual literal tag in the title. Jeff consulted me to bring up this subject on Meta in advance. spoiler is, by many ...
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Is Arqade a place for guides and walkthroughs?

Regarding these kalina's (useful) questions and answers about Payday 2: How can I pull off a Bank Heist without the cops getting involved? How can I complete the Diamond Heist without setting off any ...
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All hands, please report to The Bridge

Can you guess which of these is the official, general discussion chatroom for Gaming.stackexchange? This is the view new users have the first time they click the "Chat" button from the main site. ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

To confirm my suspicion, I've just counted the average score over the last 100 questions tagged with minecraft-commands. And I came up with -0.87 It seems the downvotes are given regardless of ...
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Professional Gaming

Since this is a Q&A site that focuses on gaming I've always wondered whether or not questions about professional gaming are on topic. Now I'm not talking about the "Pro Gamers" with a high ranking ...
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Answers that are meant as a joke

So I have this answer (edit: answer was removed and added as comment to this answer) which in itself seems to be an attempt to answer the question asked. Problem with this answer is that the answer is ...
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New Star Wars Battlefront tag problem

What should be done about tagging for the new Star Wars Battlefront? It has the exact same name as the original Star Wars Battlefront. Should the original be retagged as star-wars-battlefront-1 or ...
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When is non-game-specific still on-topic?

The FAQ states: If your question generally covers things such as…Game-specific hardware and utilities…then you are in the right place to ask your question!" But it does not clearly define non-game-...
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Prey-2017 or just Prey?

Our first Prey question has been posted! But is it Prey or Prey? Based off reading the question, and current events, it's likely Prey (the new one). However, what if someone wants to tag the ...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

The moderator team has noticed a handful of minesweeper questions which all amount to "How do I solve this exact Minesweeper board?", and we believe that these questions should be closed as ...
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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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How do we feel towards specific questions about the history of a certain game mechanic?

Could not find this on here, sorry if it is. As a specific example, this question about the earliest game with a major escort component. OP even doubts if it fits here, however, the question seems to ...
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Are trivial questions allowed on the site?

Are straight up trivial questions considered unwelcome? An example would be: Who is the voice actor of X in game X? What is the song called in game X?
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StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Event

A few months back I asked this question about a HoTS event for Starcraft 2 and was told to check back around nowish. It's nowish. Let's bake this turkey! ..ok, @bapd deleted the question cause he's ...
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A new call to arms for the Gaming blog!

Jin recently gave us a proper theme that looks the same as the Gaming site itself and visitors to our site that aren't logged in even get a link to the blog in their header! But the past week has ...
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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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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

Is my 3DS bricked? This question deals with homebrew, which on it's own is not illegal (homebrew is the means of running 'custom' applications on a device (usually a console) that are not officially ...
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So You Want to Attend Movie Night

Given that we're a few Movie Nights in (to the point where I've stopped numbering them), I think it's time we nail some things down. Do not talk to me about Fight Club: Seriously, I've heard it all. ...
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What are the Secret Hats for 2012?

And how do we get them? MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD. (2011 Edition)

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