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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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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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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 ...
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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 should we handle questions about game completion time?

I've had my eye on this question for a while: How long is Mass Effect 3 on normal difficulty? I didn't think it was a very good question, but I answered it and pointed to HowLongToBeat.com and tried ...
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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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Questions about less popular games

If I'd like to ask something about a game that is less (or absolutely not) popular, can it be too localized? I mean, these questions can be of the type that only provides a solution for me, if I'm ...
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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 good questions necessarily linked to research effort?

I recently noticed that there's a tooltip for the question upvoting button that begins with "This question shows research effort..." That got me thinking - if I have a question that I can probably ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So few questions per day

The number of questions asked per day for this site has stayed around 20/day for a pretty long while now. This number is also significantly lower than the number for AskUbuntu (~50) and Mathematics (~...
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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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How can I ask a good Strategy/tactics question?

Say I want to beat a boss. I ask here; it's the first on-topic category in the faq. But strategy questions are inherently a bit subjective. How can I ask these sort of questions so they are a good ...
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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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How can we sculpt character/strategy build questions?

In this question, we softly addressed the acceptability of the subject. There's no contribution other than my own answer, and it's not exactly a very attended post, but build questions haven't really ...
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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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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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Formatting a question

I have written several questions and answers on the gaming site. I often need to provide a link or spoiler mark down a passage of text, but I don’t know how to do it. Is there a page going through all ...
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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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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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Should I ask question which only I might be able to answer?

Let us say I have been playing a really old and obscure game and I've been looking all over the internet for an answer to a specific question about that game. Eventually, through much trial and error, ...
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Since Arqade does not allow questions with the same titles, should I put the game name of a same-title question at the start or the end of the title?

Consider that: Arqade does not allow questions with the same titles (even if they're about different games and are tagged differently). See this meta post: Disable the "question with the same ...
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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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Should questions about different XP bonus types on Diablo 3 all be lumped together?

A few months ago, I asked the question How does the Massacre bonus work?. I intended for it to be a fairly comprehensive question about the Massacre bonus mechanics, but I didn't lump other xp bonus ...
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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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When are questions bounced back to the top? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What makes a question active? I realized that some questions are bounced to the top, as if they were posted just now. I thought this would occur whenever a new answer is ...
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Is there any way to save/favorite questions?

For example, I saw this question, and I have the same question. I would like some way, within the system/site, to monitor this question if it receives an answer. I don't want to post a comment on it ...
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How do people find questions?

Do we have any statistics that show where users find questions to view (index page, RSS, subscriptions, searching, et cetera). Bonus points if there are statistics that show how users arrive at ...
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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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Should questions like “How can I install Firefox on the PS3?” be allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed? I don't think that this question (or questions like it) should be on Gaming stack Exchange. Are these questions OK to ask? ...
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2 questions in one post. What to do?

This question really has two questions in the same post: What is the relationship between zone density and wealth? Just to be very clear, the two questions are 1. What is the relationship between ...
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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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What happens if only a part of a question is a duplicate?

Melee weapon usage by wizard has a couple of votes to close as a duplicate of How do I set a mouse button to a regular attack?. However the new question actually has three parts of it, only one part ...
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Views not updating

I noticed that the number of views arent updating for a lot of questions. It stays on 0 even after the question has been answered.
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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 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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My question has been removed for no apparent reason

Ok, investigating a bit I found that an ITG question is removed if it scores less than 0, is not accepted over a month, has no activity for a long period of time, is not useful... Supposing my ...
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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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Re-asking questions from other sites

I came across this question, which is attributed to an almost identical question on a different site. The other site has a perfectly good answer to the question. Should this sort of thing be ...
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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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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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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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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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What should be done for a question with a realize-it-was-outside-user-error solution?

What I mean is the following situation. Player encounters an error/inconsistency/configuration-issue with a game that has stumped the player. Player makes a question asking how to fix this problem ...
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Etiquette for answering our own questions during private beta [closed]

Should I post a question I already know the answer to during the private beta, as a way to "seed" the site? The question I have in mind isn't a "fluff" question, but a real one I had a few months ago....