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Can we ask about the specifics of mod incompatibility?

So we know that asking about mod related minecraft issues are off topic, but I was wondering if it was more specific, would that be on topic? For example; "I am using mod X and mod Y in my ...
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Why is this question not about technical support for modded minecraft?

The question Recreate Item from NBT was reviewed as leave open by a moderator with no explanation, despite myself and three different close vote reviewers agreeing the question should be closed. It ...
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What constitutes "modded Minecraft"?

I realize this probably sounds pedantic, but please bear with me. A recent question prompted this matter once again1: a user wants to start modding their Minecraft but runs into a problem, but the ...
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Should we have well explained Q&A(s) for basic Minecraft command translations?

There is a huge list of commands available in both minecraft-bedrock-edition and minecraft-java-edition that have the ability to be translated between the two versions. Recently, I had the pleasure of ...
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Are Minecraft BE behaviour packs considered mods? [duplicate]

It seems like this duplicate has been raised a while before in the past, but has not achieved community consensus. Let's revisit this discussion one more time. Related: Are Minecraft JE data packs ...
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How to tell if a Minecraft answer is valid for the tagged version of Minecraft?

I saw this answer to a Minecraft Java edition question: You can use testForBlock command to search where the command block is placed (well, this command was then removed in Minecraft Java 1.13). The ...
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Can we please stop using inline code for formatting full Minecraft commands?

Related: Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands? Can we please stop using inline code for full Minecraft commands? I notice a lot of people have been doing this, and ...
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Should Modded Minecraft have it's own SE site?

Update: Essentially this question was based on a misunderstanding. I had believed Modded Minecraft questions were all off-topic but it is only tech-support Modded Minecraft question that are off-topic....
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Inconsistency in Minecraft related tags

We have a tag called minecraft-commands. You must use it with another minecraft tag to specify. Same goes for redstone. We have minecraft-java-edition-server and minecraft-bedrock-edition-server. ...
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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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Should we deliver the final blow of the Bedrock NBT question split?

It's been a while, but I'd like to revisit the movement we made of splitting the MCBE NBT question into multiple questions for each possible workaround. We made a plan for retargeting duplicates, ...
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Minecraft Java edition commands in Bedrock questions - "Fix my answer for me"

Now, recently Minecraft bedrock and Java edition have grown very similar in most gameplay aspects, so in most gameplay questions I don't think it's a big deal if you are answering from a Java ...
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All [minecraft-mods] are [mods]

@Penguin asked this question on the meta and I answered it, where I specified this: But should we burninate minecraft-mods in favor of mods? It would depend on the community, to be honest. Then @...
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Should questions about Minecraft mods be tagged mods?

I know Minecraft mod questions should be tagged minecraft-mods. Should they also be tagged mods? That seems redundant, but should tags look like this: minecraft-java-edition minecraft-mods Or this: ...
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Can "What is the seed for this Minecraft image" questions be asked?

I have asked 2 questions about Minecraft seed images so far, 1 of them have a score of 5, and another having a score of 1. Of course, both of them did not get answered with the correct answer, and the ...
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Reopen commands randomness question

I've just stumbled upon the many ways of random output generation, mostly on this one asking for a solution involving redstone, and this one asking for a solution involving commands. The one involving ...
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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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How should Minecraft Java Edition command questions be answered concerning versions?

Issue How should versions for Minecraft Java Edition be handled? The current agreement, concluded at the time of 1.13, is that the answer should have separated areas or multiple answers. The issue for ...
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How much scripting support is allowed for Minecraft commands?

(As will become apparent when you start reading, I'm talking about Java Edition.) Commands in Minecraft are very versatile, and new updates are making them even more versatile. There are lots of ...
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Are there any users from Mojang on Arqade?

I found a user named notch on Arqade and I think it might be a fake. But it got me thinking: are there any users on this site that are a part of Mojang studios?
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Should we have a closure/flag reason for talking about Bedrock NBT questions?

Because NBT is very limited/not possible in Bedrock edition, and many questions pop up regarding Bedrock Edition NBT (such as this), should we create a duplicate target/recommended closure flag for ...
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Can I use more than one Minecraft tag if my question applies to more than one edition of Minecraft?

Being an avid Minecraft player, I find myself playing on both the Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft. This also allows me to help out more people on a broader range. Sometimes, even the ...
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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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Should we split the Bedrock NBT question into different questions for each possible workaround?

Here is a link to the famous Minecraft BE NBT question, giving you all the info you need about NBT in Minecraft Bedrock (mostly the fact that it's impossible, except for some workarounds). I've seen a ...
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Are Minecraft JE data packs considered mods?

Here is a question that asks for technical support of Minecraft JE Data Packs. From the Minecraft Wiki: The data pack system provides a way for players to further customize their Minecraft experience....
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Can we add detection of Minecraft Bedrock Edition's NBT questions to the question asking process?

Can individual sites add features to the question asking procedure? If yes, could Gaming SE add a way to detect NBT questions in Minecraft Bedrock Edition and then ask the user whether How do you add ...
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Are questions about games on specific servers on topic?

I've been playing Skyblock on Hypixel and I've had a few questions that the wiki doesn't seem to answer. Would I be able to ask these questions or questions about any other games on here?
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Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review

Well everyone, it's been over 3 months (closer to 5!) since we implemented the Minecraft close reason, and we have some fresh statistics to review. First up, here's the previous discussion in case you ...
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Are MCBE "behaviour packs" on-topic?

If I understand it right, this question is about behaviour packs in MCBE. As far as I know, those are written in a regular programming language, just using an MCBE specific API. Are those questions on-...
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The great Minecraft tag family cleanup!

It was discussed recently that the minecraft tag family is potentially up to 6 years behind the actual reality of Minecraft naming conventions and versioning, and a lot of Minecraft tags are used ...
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How many questions have been marked as a duplicate of "Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft?"

I have been seeing a lot of questions being marked as a duplicate of Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft? on the Close Votes Review Queue, and most of the flags are right. But how many in ...
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Pocket Edition is now Bedrock. Why PE is not a synonym? When should the PE tag be used?

From Minecraft Wiki: Bedrock Edition (also known as the Bedrock Version or just Bedrock) refers to the multi-platform family of editions of Minecraft developed by Mojang AB, Xbox Game Studios, 4J ...
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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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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

Update: The Modded Minecraft Close Reason review is underway. See the following post: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion ...
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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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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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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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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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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

Want to ask a question in minecraft-commands? Don't know how to summon an entity or give a player an item? Read this guide first to make sure it isn’t already covered here, or in one of the linked ...
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Modded Minecraft server tech support

I know we do not allow tech support for modded Minecraft, but does that also include servers? I'm primarily talking about the big ones we already have tags for: minecraft-bukkit, minecraft-spigot or ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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Minecraft Scarpet - here or on Stackoverflow?

It came to my attention that a Minecraft player, gnembon, has created a fully integratable, interpreted programming language for use in combination with Minecraft: Scarpet (link leads to GitHub ...
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Separate site for Minecraft

There are so many questions about Minecraft they would fill a site, and most of them are trivial to answer. I regularly go on Arqade to answer questions, but Minecraft dominates the place.
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Tag merge request: [minecraft-spigot] to [minecraft-bukkit]

Could we merge minecraft-spigot to minecraft-bukkit as most of the Spigot (a fork of Bukkit) questions are also applicable on Bukkit and vice-versa?
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Tag delete suggestion: minecraft-thermos

There was apparently a tag minecraft-thermos created for this question, but there's just a single question with that tag, no other question even contains the word "thermos" and most importantly: ...
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Why do we have so many Minecraft tags?

Most games have a single tag, and all questions about that game fall under that one tag. Some games have extra tags for various DLCs. But minecraft has too many to count. Literally, too many to ...
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Should the usage guidance for [minecraft-pocket-edition] and [minecraft-bedrock-edition] be edited so that it is clear which one is which? [duplicate]

Recently I’ve seen many questions tagged with minecraft-pocket-edition even though minecraft-bedrock-edition has been released for a while now. Some users may not have updated to 1.0, but I think many ...
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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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Is it OK to ask questions about Minecraft server tools like Thermos, seeking help with some issues regarding them which do not involve crashes?

The title pretty much has it. I am trying to use Minecraft Thermos (a thing to use Forge mods and plugins for Minecraft 1.7.10) and I have some minor (?) issues regarding this software. It is no ...
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Tagging for Minecraft Bedrock Edition [duplicate]

Prior art: Minecraft cross-compatible edition tags, Tag synonym request: [minecraft-windows-10] -> [minecraft-pocket-edition], Tagging Minecraft for consoles As part of the official release of the ...
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