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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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

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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Flag reason for closing as offtopic because of modded Minecraft tech support

Crashes etc. of modded Minecraft are off-topic here. But what is the appropriate flag? The content is not unreleased or illegal. It's not about game design/development. It's not asking to identify or ...
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What to do about flood of low-quality Minecraft questions?

The average score of the 50 most recent minecraft questions is currently -1.44 and only 16% of them have a positive vote score, for minecraft-commands it's -1.22, 26% positive. Most of them are ...
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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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Are questions asking for ideas for designing in Minecraft on-topic?

Personally I like building in Minecraft a lot, and What topics can I ask about here? is unclear on whether asking for ideas for designing (maybe it falls on the first bullet?), and so far I haven't ...
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Are we allowed to post question on server plugins?

I know you are allowed to ask about mods in Minecraft (there are even specific tags for it), however does this extend to server plugins? I'm not talking about help coding them or help with small ...
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General redirect for the same questions

Can their be some sort of general redirect for all the kids asking about their crashed/not working Minecraft games? I feel like 10x a day there is the same general questions from kids asking why ...
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Do you need the [minecraft] tag for [minecraft-commands] or [minecraft-redstone] tag questions?

Recently, I have noticed a lot of Minecraft questions are being edited mainly concerning tags. There are cases where the minecraft tag is being added (in the edits) to questions that are specifically ...
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Proper Flag for Modded Minecraft Questions [duplicate]

I'm curious as to the correct flag that needs to be raised on Minecraft mod questions. I understand that questions on the usage of mods (ex. How does thing 'x' work in mod 'y') are okay, but questions ...
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What should Minecraft mods be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods(which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" list. Am I ...
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Where should we direct users asking questions on technical support for modded games?

I was recently informed that questions involving Minecraft mods are off-topic. As a new user to Arqade who is attempting to help out the community, where should I direct users asking questions on this ...
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Rename the [bukkit-worldedit] tag to [minecraft-worldedit]? (It doesn't just support Bukkit)

As part of the Tag Wiki edit post I stumbled across bukkit-worldedit. Now it was proposed just over a year ago to rename it to minecraft-bukkit-worldedit however - according to WorldEdit's Wiki page ...
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Should we remove the Minecraft mod tags?

As of this year, we only support questions about the vanilla version of Minecraft. However, when searching through the tags typing in "Minecraft" quickly reveals we have a plethora of tags related to ...
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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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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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Are questions regarding Minecraft's commands and syntax eligible for flagging?

As far as I remember, asking questions whose answers are unlikely to help anyone but the person asking the question is discouraged, and mind you, I learned that the hard way when I got kicked out ouf ...
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Minecraft crash question duplicates and SEO

The current meta Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no? seems to agree that Minecraft crash questions should be outlawed with an exception for vanilla crashes. Now I assume we ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

I'm tired of seeing terrible Minecraft crash log questions. I'm tired of closing them. I'm tired of posting comments asking for a shred of useful material. Tired of seeing the same errors repeatedly. ...
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Comments in Minecraft Crash Reports

Please let me know if this is a bad place for this post. I initially thought of posting it on the main Arqade page, but this technically isn't about the game, and then again technically, it's not ...
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How do I ask Minecraft Questions?

This Meta Question is the result from This Meta Question ready to be used for the solution presented by This Answer and made using the similar format to This Anime/Manga Meta Question. (I am assuming ...
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Vast amounts of Minecraft Crash questions

The ever present issue about "how to handle Minecraft Crash questions" has gained itself another meta question. We have had a few good meta posts in the past, like How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/...
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What information does a Minecraft crash dump contain on its own?

A user just posted a Minecraft crash dump without context. What useful information should I be looking for if I wanted to even attempt to help them out?
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Can we talk about Minecraft Mods?

Some mods aren't fully completed in Minecraft so there are many questions to be asked. Is it okay to ask these questions or do they go under a category of "Don't ask these questions"?
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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 do minecraft crash questions get “unclear” close votes

I notice questions like this one tend to draw close votes of "Unclear what your asking". I understand I don't have to vote to close (I actually can't remember if I have voted to close these ...
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if a tutorial is about a video game and not a computer is it still arcade or is it superuser?

I'm thinking of looking for a good tutorial on armegetron advanced or minecraft. Is that superuser or arcade? Could it be asked in either one? I know that tech tutorials are usually superuser. Thanks.
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Tagging Minecraft for consoles

Minecraft is currently available on XBox 360 and PS3, and is coming to the XBox One and PS4 sometime in the not so distant future. Now I don't know how similar the code bases will be, but this ...
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Are Minecraft questions about an unreleased feature too localized?

Minecraft releases weekly snapshots, which allow players to view upcoming features pretty much as the developers develop them. Since anyone can get their hands on these, they are not considered ...
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Arqade Community SkyBlock

Please read the following notice The Arqade SkyBlock server has not received enough traffic to really justify keeping it around. It is a really fun server, so I'd never let the map go to waste. It ...