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Questions tagged [faq]

These questions are the most frequently asked and answered questions on Meta.

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What are the requirements for asking a game identification question?

I want to ask about a game I don't know the name of. How should I do that?
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

I have seen my/other questions reporting bugs in Minecraft get downvoted and/or closed. what can I do/be aware of in order to prevent more questions being downvoted/closed?
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Why don't we require users to comment their reasons for down-voting?

I don't know where to exactly look for the answer to this question on SE / Meta.SE as my searching has been inconclusive. Why doesn't Stack Exchange require users to enter a comment as a reason for a ...
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Are questions not about a particular game off-topic?

The FAQ endorses "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face", but prohibits "catalogues (listing games that fit specific criteria or are like an existing game)". In https:/...
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What is the dividing line between gamer problems that we do and do not cater to?

I've got a monster draft of an answer to this question about the Steam security question. It's seriously huge. But there's one thing about it that's missing, and it's ultimately part of the goal that ...
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So, what actually is a game-rec?

The problem with all encompassing policies is that people tend to use those instead of using the brain and determining whether a question possesses or not the bad qualities that make game-rec's toxic ...
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What makes a question “Good?”

We've had a lot of discussion on this topic, but its largely spread amongst other threads. Grace first proposed the idea here, but to date, all discussion has been centered around whether or not ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I want to ask a question about game X, but this is the first time anyone asks about X so there's no corresponding [X] tag, and my reputation is too low to create a new tag. How should I tag it?
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What differentiates a “Game Design/Development” question from a question that belongs on this site?

Game design and development questions are considered off-topic, and should be asked on the corresponding Stack Exchange sister site. But what defines a question as being about game development? How do ...
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How do I suggest tag synonyms?

I understand tags can have synonyms, for example [rpg] can be a synonym of [role-playing-games]. How can I suggest new synonyms to existing tags?
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What's the policy regarding “easy” questions?

More than once I have come across a question which could be solved with very little effort on the submitter's part. While I risk sounding like a pompous elitist by asking this question, I personally ...
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Are questions about setting up consoles/PCs on topic?

I've just seen this question on Super User and was reluctant to mention that this site existed as a potential place where the question could be asked. There's at least one hardware question already ...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The way I see it, many of us enthusiasts are probably familiar with emulation and use emulators to play classic games. (I do, I'll readily admit.) However, it's also fairly likely that many cartridge/...