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Why was my question looking for guides closed?

This question was closed: How can I effectively use Zangief in SF 4 Volt for iPad? I have no idea why, except that apparently I was asking for a "guide" (aka. an online resource). I'm not aware of ...
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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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There should be a tag on trouble shooting

Fro past experiences I have always seen posts that are on troubleshooting a game. should we add a tag on troubleshooting for this. If we cant can someone tell me why?
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I think there is a flaw in the rules around time based questions

Most competitive games are updated and change over time. I play starcraft and I almost never ask questions here, because the rules make for a toxic environment. My questions get downvoted because I ...
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How to earn the Peer Pressure achievement?

I saw it on badges, how do I get MINUS votes? also, what does self-fulfilling prophecy mean? Ilve already tried turning it off and on again and I've also tried to look at spicy memes for 20-30 ...
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Downvoting a question and not explaining why? [duplicate]

When a question is down-voted people should usually tell the asker why! I have a question that has been down-voted twice. No one has answered it and it annoys the hack out of me. This is the question ...
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Can we make the Pokemon GO tag harder to post in?

Currently, Gaming.SE is being inundated with posts regarding the "account glitch," wherein players are forced to re-create their accounts from scratch. Is there some way we can add a sticky or some ...
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What does TL;DR mean?

Very often I find TL;DR in a post. It's usually in bold or like a title. What does it mean? Where should it be used?
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Synonym discussion: [teamspeak], [ventrilo] -> [voice-chat]

As part of the clean up do we want to be grouping up ventrilo and teamspeak and any similar tags under voice-chat ?
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Do we want / need a tag for player companions?

Multiple games have a concept of a non-player-character escorting the player's character and helping him or her in some way, e.g. the companions in Skyrim or the followers in Diablo III. Right now we ...
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Skyrim Requirement - List your Console

Many questions have been asked about various bugs and ways to get around them. Everyone knows that the PC has a Console where you can do pretty much everything, such as placing 20 Dragon Priests in ...
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Low quality/needs editing/needs moderation 'hitlists' [closed]

In order for our community to effectively find posts which need work done on them to improve their quality, I think we should all share our favourite 'hitlists' for posts which may require: closing ...
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Is this also a list question?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player? Subjective? It's not answerable, because anything anyone says is equally valid.
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Can we unban GnomeSlice from chat.SE?

It has been many months since GnomeSlice was able to post in chat. This post isn't to discuss the why or the how that lead up to him getting banned, it is a request for the other half of his ban to be ...
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Increasing the required reputation for submitting answers

A question came up with a mass number of answers that are all repeats of earlier answers, and some even spam linking to other game-answer sites: What is the meaning of the Black Ops "Ascension&...
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Why is it considered correct to answer a similar question in addition to the question asked when there is a better alternative?

Problem Definition I see a ton of specific questions getting answered along with non-essential stuff not actually asked. From a data perspective, this creates false mappings where one question is ...
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Is it acceptable to cast a close vote if one thinks that a question is 'General Reference' (e.g. the answer is already indexed in a community wiki)?

A 'General Reference' question could be defined as (from this Meta Scifi SE discussion): "... too basic; the answer is indexed in any number of general internet reference sources designed specifically ...
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Why can't we ask questions that are just discussed? [closed]

I don't see anything wrong with it so why can't we ask questions that are just discussed?
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We need a minecraft trouble shooting tag because it has a large portion of questions

Do we need a Minecraft trouble shooting tag because it has a large portion of questions? Recently I have seen that a lot of the questions are about Minecraft problems. Now I know they have 2 tags, ...
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What are the pros and cons of a user who clearly does not care about reputation? [closed]

I would like to decide if I care about reputation. I'm looking for a discussion of both pros and cons.
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What can I do to be able to raise comment flags more often?

Backstory: I have recently have been flagging comments (especially on my old posts) a lot; I flagged cca. 40 (30?) comments as obsolete, too chatty or not constructive in a spread of around a week. ...
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Adding fallout-4 tags to fallout-3 and new vegas questions

There are a lot of similar mechanics between the new fallout-4 and the previous fallout 3 and New Vegas games. When the mechanics are the same between games: Is it appropriate to tag newly asked ...
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"Do I need to play the previous entries in a series" questions should be closed as primarily opinion-based

In my opinion these questions are almost universally subjective and don't bring much value to the site. It is very difficult to answer whether and which of the predecessors are mandatory to ...
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Why is this question off topic?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/156640/what-is-the-optimism-for-an-improvement-in-the-john-situation Why is this off topic? Its a video game tribute album. If I asked about the song "...
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Am I allowed to ask about beta testing games?

I want to ask about tips on becoming a beta tester. Like which is more important, whether it's testing for Windows, or for Mac, and which one gives me a better chance to be chosen as a tester. Are ...
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How much rep can you earn in a day? [duplicate]

How much reputation can you earn in a day? In answering multiple Featured questions you must be able to earn over 200.
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LoL Terrain Question Closure. (Wrong Closing Reason?)

So, while revewing I came across a question from '12. This Question was closed for being 'not a real question'. It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. It's really not that difficult, ...
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I think Santa Claus paid me a visit. Should we kill him?

Just now I had a slew of upvotes directed at me. This upped my reputation by 200. I know that this is something called "Santa Claus" in action. From what I've heard, some users will sprinkle upvotes ...
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Should questions marked as dupes award badges?

Just curious on what you all think. Should badges be awarded for whatever the requirements are on duped questions?
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Why show question editors?

Why is it, that every question I ask, someone decides to edit it. My English is usually pretty good, I use the correct punctuation and appropriate usage of italic, bold, tags and other such nonsense. ...
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Why was the Game Identification ban decision enforced when the result was not clear-cut?

Why does the rule prohibiting Game Identification exist? I was told that the decision was taken here: What should be done with questions asking for game identification? - Is it possible to cancel or ...
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Disrespectful users... (Please read in its entirety)

I will be honest and direct. Before doing anything, please read the full text, I made it as simple as possible to have less problems to read it. Some people downvote without even trying to read the ...
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Mandatory tags for platform?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. link The only added value I see in adding it is for ...
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What's with people editing my question(s)?

I know this isn't immediately an extremely specific question, but here is the rest of the explanation. I saw somebody edited my question, and they really screwed it up. I spent over an hour composing ...
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Delete "Paragon" tag

The game Paragon was shut down by EPIC Games. Should we delete the "Paragon" tag due to this inconvenience? I can not delete it as I do not know how to do so.
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I am not allowed to ask questions, yet some of the questions are perfectly fine.

This question has -7 votes, yet there seems to be nothing wrong with it. It is merely an experiment. Why was this downvoted? It seems to be perfectly fine. As for this: This question seems to have ...
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Why do people get more reputation from lengthier answers?

I want to get peoples opinion on this topic. I generally spend a lot of time preparing answers: I spend up to an hour on some questions and 30 minutes on this question. As you can see, I don't have ...
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Gaming.SE turning into a helpdesk

Questions like these make me feel like gaming.SE is turning into a help-desk. These questions should, in my humble opinion, be considered off-topic since the help-desk of the game/platform in question ...
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Should featured (bountied) questions be required to give out the bounty?

Should featured (bountied) questions be required to give out the bounty for those who try their hardest in answering a question? I think that the person with the highest ranking score after the ...
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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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Should we burn with fire "How much XP..." questions?

Seems that every RPG that comes out, there's that question that pops out soon after. Total Amount of Experience from 1 to 50 What is the total amount of exp needed to go from level 1 to 70 (71) in ...
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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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Make searching easier by renaming [little-big-planet] → [littlebigplanet]

All the tags for the LittleBigPlanet franchise have the game title separated into three separate words, Little Big Planet. This makes questions about the game harder to stumble across due to lower SEO ...
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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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Why are Arqade questioned policed with same vigor as SO?

I've seen a number of "off-topic" questions get quickly downvoted and closed due to someone asking about minimum specs or similar issues. Is Arqade really such a vast community that such questions ...
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When people purposely answer the question the way the OP says he/she doesn't want it

When asking this question I was looking for someone who actually knew about CPH. Now the question is closed and the answers are exactly what I don't want and have even said so. I have had another ...
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Rumor-debunking questions

My question about "(Valve Product) 3" was fairly swiftly closed and the rationale provided seems fairly senseless. The actual close reason was the "not constructive...should solicit facts, references"...
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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer

I'm just getting a hot discussion with @Frank and @SevenSidedDie who are old guys on arQAde, which I suggest solely by their rating. There is a number of questions regarding inability to upload ...
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"Not constructive" flag on comment declined [duplicate]

Why was this "not constructive" flag declined? I don't think that it contributes anything at all to the question and answers. Did I perhaps flag some adjacent comment by accident?
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Why don't we create a chat room? [duplicate]

I think that we need a chat room, just like in some other SE websites, where we can ask some off-topic stuff (etc.), show off new questions, discuss about something etc. For example Anime&Manga....
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