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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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This question may already have an answer?

I have just seen the below auto-generated markup for the first time: Unlike other auto-generated markup, this isn't edited into the question and appears to be in-page rather than in-post. The post in ...
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Question sorting is kind of weird

On main pages of sites, aren't posts supposed to appear with the most recently edited one at the top, and then go in order from most to least recently edited? Decidedly unlike this picture. I've seen ...
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Disable the “question with the same title” filter on Arqade

When trying to ask What does Luck do in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2? I found there was already a question titled "What does luck do?" No biggie, it was a completely different game (tag based ...
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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 question titles be edited to better reflect the content of the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question with Vague title I've come across a number of question titles that would be vague on their own: How dangerous is it to explore aimlessly? Can I log onto an existing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can anyone help me figure out why my Gravatar won't change?

I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing to ask here, but, about 5 hours ago, I changed my Gravatar. I've tried clearing my cache, logging out, and back in, and it still hasn't changed. Does anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....

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