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Questions are the basis of all SE sites. To ask one, use the button in the top right of the screen. Use this tag if you have a question about questions and how they should be asked. If your question is more so about what are allowed questions, use the [allowed-questions] tag.

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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

On 2019-03-11, a number of changes related to the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list were applied across the Stack Exchange network. You can read all about it here: Updating the Hot Network Questions ...
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User changed the meaning of the question multiple times. What now?

So, I started checking unanswered questions for my tags and found this one. It might look like a normal question until you check the revision history. The title was originally: Where exactly is ...
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Why is this a bad question? How could it be improved?

I recently wrote this question and almost immediately received two downvotes on the question, without any explanation as to why. I added a comment, asking for clarification, but yet nobody has ...
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic SFF video game identification question to Arqade!

Story identification questions are perfectly on topic on SFF and in fact we are one of the main sites that have made them work. Video games are also on topic for us and we even have a specific video ...
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Why are these two questions “linked”?

When looking at this question about Monster Hunter World, the sidebar on the right shows a single "Linked" question, which is this question about Apex Legends. The opposite is also true, with the ...
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How do I deal with a question ban without a way to meaningfully improve most questions?

As I recently received a question ban, I went again through my questions to improve them. I have a total of 3 questions which have no accepted answers (1 off-topic (deleted), 1 without answers, 1 ...
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How can I improve my questions?

So I've been asking some questions on stack exchange here, and I got question banned. I read the article at the help center on asking good questions. I can't improve my questions (mostly because they ...
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Why aren't my questions being well-received?

I've been an active member of the Stack Exchange network for a little under a year now, and I've been trying hard to integrate myself into Arqade. I've played games since I was a kid, and I really ...
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Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags (soul-silver heart-gold)? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria: Pokemon is all messed up. ...
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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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How is link rot treated for questions?

I came upon a question which shall remain unnamed and unlinked, where data relevant to the question was linked to a pastebin post.. which then linked to other pastebin posts. On Stack overflow(which ...
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What to do if I don't get an answer even after starting a bounty?

So, last month, I asked this question here about a problem I had playing my Pokémon Black game. I got a comment that the emulator I was using didn't support the game and another suggesting I used an ...
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Inserting links in text

I dont know how can i put some hyperlinks in text? For example if I want to write down "You can use minecraft wiki to see" How can I make "minecraft wiki" become a hyperlink?
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It is appropriate to ask for in-game tips and tricks

It is appropriate to ask for in-game tips and tricks as long as I narrow down to a certain play-style, etc? For example : I ask for tips/tricks for improvement in Battlefield, stating that I like to ...
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I can't get the “Curious” badge, even if my total questions' score is actually positive!

My profile page keeps saying that I have a negative question record. But that doesn't really seem true, because I actually have an 85+ scored question, and about 8 5+ Questions. I did delete many ...
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Why don't I have a positive question record?

I am working towards the 'curious' badge (on the Arqade site), and one of the requirements is to maintain a positive question record. As visible on my profile, I have asked 10 questions, of which all ...
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Should I ask the same question across multiple games or one question to cover all the games?

There is a couple of questions I want to post: When/where is the earliest I can catch a low level female Ralts? How many Unlocker Subchips do I need unlock all Purple Mystery Data? Both of these ...
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Lots of low-quality questions recently

Today and yesterday there have been a large amount of questions on Arqade (not Meta) that have been downvoted, put On Hold, etc. Does this happen often when schools [in general] let out for summer?
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Why can't I get the “Curious” badge?

As you can see in the picture above, I have already completed the "Curious" badge's tasks which is Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record I already ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

The question I ask was first a question I had for any SE community. Naturally I make a research on this subject and find some very interesting Q&A : Meta SE; Why arent people voting for ...
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Should we include the game name in questions titles?

Firstly, I personally believe this is not a duplicate of Question with Vague title as this question is a lot more specific while that one covered a broad number of points and was thus difficult to ...
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Please don't discourage new users from using this site

Don't discourage strange or odd new users to use this site. I saw this question with a score of -8 and closed. (I've edited it recently) It was asking about filling some hotel rooms using cheats, ...
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What to do to get the “Curious” badge with a negative score question?

Source post: Villagers still not breeding I got a small problem for getting the "Curious" badge because this question has a -1 score and the "Need a positive question record" requirement isn't met....
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Is there a difference between hacking and edging your chances?

If a user asks us about a way to better his/her abilities in a game do we flag it or answer it. For example: If the user wanted a way to increase their FOV in a game which would increase their ...
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Can we block certain users?

I feel as though I am being constantly pulled down by a certain other user, not naming names. I'm beginning to actually feel agitated and less attracted to the site because I know if I post something ...
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What to do with a solid answer to a poor question?

I saw a question from a new user. It was pretty poor and looked unclear what he wanted. But I put myself in his shoes, and to me it seemed apparent. So I wrote up an answer. A few minutes later the ...
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Where can I ask about “Conway's Game of Life” gameplay?

I have a question about Conway's Game of Life's gameplay, but I can't seem to find an appropiate tag for it. I was looking for game-of-life or something similar, but there is none. What would be the ...
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What ways are there to attract more people to a question?

I posted this question, but it has low views (The last time I checked it had 31 views). It also has 3 votes and a "Favorite" star, so it's clearly a decent question, but it seems people do not look at ...
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What is the point of “help me remember this game” questions? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Questions asking for help identifying a game are now prohibited on the site, unless you have an actual artifact from the game such as screenshots or audio clips. For ...
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Are questions requiring answers based on facts OK?

Assume there is a question that can be answered by doing some in-game tests. Those tests might be somewhat time consuming (e.g. 1 hour of testing). Is it acceptable to request that answers are based ...
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Very little attention for a bountied question

I have a question which I asked 10 days ago which could affect over 10 000 people playing Shadow Fight 2 on Windows computers. But it only reached about 30 views after 3 days. So I offered a 50-rep ...
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Q&A searching option

Just a quick questions: Why can we not search just for questions or just for answers? Will this be a future option? I think it may be useful for people, especially when they are looking for ...
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Questions fitting more than one game

Due to the nature of some games, it is possible (even inevitable) that some questions would fit more than one game. It is customary not to add game name to question title, however questions that only ...
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Is it worth salvaging a closed question that someone else has asked?

Is it okay to edit another user's closed question in the hopes of getting it opened, or should that issue rest solely on the OP himself?
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If a question is deleted, what happens to any reputation linked to it?

Let's say someone creates a question, and after 2 days, puts a 50 reputation bounty. The question gets upvoted 20 times, and 3 answers get put on it. Answer A gets upvoted 5 times and gets accepted (...
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Questions about odd in-game functions

I asked this questions about fishing in lava in Minecraft, and it has been getting some mixed reviews. Initially, I didn't really show much effort (even though I had researched it prior), which ...
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Why are we getting so few questions for big new games?

One thing that I noticed is that the amount of questions we get for new AAA releases seems to be getting lower. I don't have much hard data here, comparisons to the games where competitions were run ...
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How can we draw attention to old meta discussions?

I really like this site and how most of the rules here are working, but there are some things that are rather unclear. I often find myself in a situation where I want to ask a meta question about ...
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Almost every answer is going to be opinion based, How can you possibly distinguish?

My point is that almost every answer to a question is opinion based. it will be very rare to find a single answer to any question and it is always what the "answerer" thinks is best. Many other stack ...
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Random Question

No, this isn't a random question. I want to SEE random questions! Is there an easy way for the addition of "RANDOM" under the questions tab so you can cycle through random questions? Maybe I'll ...
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Why do I keep getting Downvotes?

Well, I know about the Downvoting a question and not explaining why?, and I'm ok with that. Nothing constructive to say. If a user doesn't feel like there is anything for them to suggest in ...
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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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What can we do about all those untagged questions?

Browsing untagged on many sites, I have seen a large plethora of questions with this tag. Many other sites I come across do not have such high numbers of this tag. For instance, Stack Overflow has 0, ...
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If a question is deleted do the negative votes go away and your points restored?

Just wondering if negative votes go away and your lost points restored on deleted questions.
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Do night questions get less visibility than day questions ?

I know we gamers are kind of half-owl-half-man kinds, but my perception is that questions asked at night get less visibility than questions asked by day. Is there any data on meta that supports this ...
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Why is the first tag sometimes in the <title> tag of some questions?

I searched through Meta and couldn't find an answer to this. I was reviewing my questions this morning and I noticed that in certain questions like What is the effect of falling to your death in ...
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Should different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed?

I asked a question: What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2? This yielded answers/comments such as: Report it to Blizzard (The accepted ...
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How should we deal with obsolete questions on Meta?

There are a few questions floating around from days gone by, a time when we weren't as structured, a time before tag crusades, before the purges and burninations, that just don't make sense in the ...
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What do you do when a question is asked which is a collection of other asked questions?

We've had a lot of traffic for candy-box-2 today. One of the encounters is with a squirrel who poses a series of riddles. As people got stuck on various riddles, they asked questions about the problem ...