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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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Insert Coin, Feed Beast: mine.stackgaming.com

This is a formal notification of our commmunity FTB (Ultimate) Minecraft server. It is a whitelisted server, so if you want access ping @fredley or @RonanForman in chat. If you can't for some reason, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I post computercraft questions?

I am coding with computercraft and I do not know where to post the questions - Arqade or Stack Overflow? Or both? If so how?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Where did I go wrong in creating a new tag?

When I asked this question: Using scoreboard objectives as arguments for commands, I created the tag minecraft-commands, since I thought that such a tag would be useful now and in the future (...
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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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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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There seems to be some disagreement about the "Minecraft" and "Pocket Minecraft" tags

Someone's just gone through and added the minecraft tag to all the minecraft-pocket-edition Seems like someone previously went through and removed all of those tags. Thought I should bring this to ...
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Race For Wool Gaming.SE map

Edit We'll finally, hopefully be playing this map on Sunday the 15th of April For those of you paying attention in chat over the past few days, you'll know I've made a Race For Wool Minecraft map, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Minecraft has gone gold

...so it's time to do a mass clean up of our Minecraft content, yes? We have two options: You flag outdated questions (= about items or mechanisms that are no longer there, etc) and we delete them. ...
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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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Tag Synonym Request: [Minecraft-Piston] -> [Minecraft-Redstone]

I'm not sure pistons need their own tag, given that to operate a piston, you'll need redstone. Minecraft-Piston is a subset of Minecraft-Redstone. Counter-thoughts?
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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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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 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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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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Would "Redstone Golf" be an acceptable idea for Gaming.SE?

This question about designing a specific redstone circuit reminded me of code-golf over on Stack Overflow for some reason. I thought it would be a cool idea to start a similar thing here, but as ...
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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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