Questions tagged [site-policies]

Use this tag when asking about policy of any kind, either from rules or from community consensus.

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What to do with an overwritten question with an open bounty?

I'm referring to this question, which previously was asking "How can I execute at a chest with a specific pattern of certain items?" Several edits have occured, also because OP was ...
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How would a question about recreating a game in another game be tagged?

Recently I have been trying to recreate a video game in another video game. I am planning on asking a question here, however I’m not sure exactly how I should tag this question. With both games? With ...
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Should questions boasting statistics be required to provide supporting evidence?

I recently came across this question that boasts a statistic about strongholds generating under villages in Minecraft Bedrock Edition: Strongholds have a 1/10 chance to spawn under a village; does ...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below? Please note, however, that ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

I've been thinking about creating a second account on a specific MMORPG, but want to make sure that it is allowed before I go ahead. The game's Terms of Service (ToS) are written in such dense ...
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Why was an edit to include information from comments reverted by a moderator?

The user SE - stop firing the good guys edited this post with important highly upvoted, useful information from the comments that did not change the meaning of the post (it clarified that 'side ...
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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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What is the policy for a good question, but where the given use case violates a EULA? [duplicate]

This question asks how to make a custom durability for items in Minecraft. Which itself is a completely ok question, until you get to this part: For example, on my vanilla server, donors get an ...
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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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What can we do if some site copies our content?

Currently I am seeing plagiarized questions posted on Quora. For example this one on Quora was posted from Can I give the naked stalking courier his clothes back?. This was just one example I am ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Update: Thanks to all for your suggestions and feedback! We have decided to go with Dragonrage's suggestion, which addressed all the key points, and combined the best parts of the other suggestions. ...
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In regards to translating another user's questions [duplicate]

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/327362/Помогите-исправить-ошибку-срочноЯне-разбираюсь-в-кодах?noredirect=1#comment466683_327362 The question has been deleted by now, but I can see in my ...
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Why are questions about piracy and related issues off-topic?

This site seems to have a harsh policy regarding piracy, and it makes me wonder. However, I am sure that there do exist grounds to ban questions regarding pirated games. If you admit using an old, ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Result?

Last August, we had a discussion about a new approach to duplicate questions, and it was decided that we would have a trial period that would go from then until January of 2017 and afterwards we would ...
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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

Is my 3DS bricked? This question deals with homebrew, which on it's own is not illegal (homebrew is the means of running 'custom' applications on a device (usually a console) that are not officially ...
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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions? What's the point of Arcade exactly? My understanding has always been as a place to help people with their questions for ...
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

10k+ users will be able to see that this answer was removed since it was found to be in violation of our Piracy policy. But how exactly was this answer violating this policy? According to the ...
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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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Duplicate trial: "Duplicate" to "Not a Duplicate" to "Now a Duplicate" process

From Duplicate Questions: A Trial The broad rule is: Do not close questions as duplicates if the target question does not help the new asker. I understand that there is split opinion for support ...
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Please make more strict rules about what is to be considered a duplicate and what isn't!

I'm assuming in the following that rules about what is a duplicate are consdiered to be the same over the whole stack exchange network. If this is not the case, my argument is invalid, but then there ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

We asked whether you wanted to try something new, and the votes say yes. So, starting today, and running until January 2017, we're going to do things a little differently in regards to duplicate ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

We have a terminology tag, which makes sense. Sometimes, you run into a term in a game (or game related meta - I'm thinking of you, MOBAs, where I feel like I have to learn a whole new language...) ...
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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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Questions asking for cheats in games where the singleplayer also has multiplayer components

We have Where do we stand on cheating in single player games?, about cheating in singleplayer games (which says "cheating in singleplayer is fine") and How do we stand on cheats, in particularly for ...
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Are companion names in SWTOR considered spoilers?

Are the names of companions in SWTOR considered spoilers? You don't find out the info until you reach a specific planet in the story, but you can also see the name of every single one in the Legacy ...
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We shouldn't help users run pirated software [duplicate]

Edit: There does seem to be a bit of confusion from some people about my stance, so I want to be perfectly clear: We shouldn't require users to prove they own a copy of the game, and we should assume ...
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Gaming.SE turning into a helpdesk

Questions like these make me feel like gaming.SE is turning into a help-desk. These questions should, in my humble opinion, be considered off-topic since the help-desk of the game/platform in question ...
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Should Arqade be divided into sections?

Arqade is a nice site, but it just has too many games on it, so some users might be familiar with some games but not others. Shouldn't it be divided into a section for every genre? Here are some ...
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Can I use gaming.SE as the main Q/A for my own game?

I am in the process of finishing the first open beta for my own browser game. Naturally, I want to have some way for players to get answers on questions they have - maybe by me or (even better) by ...
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Questions about differences between the same game on different platforms

Are questions that concern the differences between the same game between different platforms permitted or encouraged? An example of this: How many official versions of flappy birds are there? I'...
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Should minor comments be flagged?

As per this discussion, our moderation team's current stance on flagging minor comments (such as "Thanks!" or "I've edited this now.") is as follows: Please don't bother flagging all comments that ...
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Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

On meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community ...
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Opposing viewpoints are needed if you disagree with a closure

As I was doing my daily browsing today, I noticed that one of our questions had been reopened. Normally, this would be a cause for celebration, for we have improved a question to be acceptable to our ...
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How to handle requests for help bypassing a VPS/website block in order to play games?

This question was closed because a user requested help in bypassing a school-imposed lockout in order to play a game. While the OP insinuated that the request is for finding alternative sites, such a ...
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When is non-game-specific still on-topic?

The FAQ states: If your question generally covers things such as…Game-specific hardware and utilities…then you are in the right place to ask your question!" But it does not clearly define non-game-...
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Tagging standards ain't standard - they're confusing

To illustrate and explain my source of confusion, I present you two opposing examples. Example 1 - less tags I recently asked this question. Because I play Skyrim on the PC and was expecting the ...
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Using code ticks for technical term highlighting considered harmful

Lots of users across the Stack Exchange network have developed a habit of using code markup (backticks in Markdown) to give technical terms special formatting that stands out visually. This only seems ...
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Can questions be deleted if they spread misinformation?

This question has a false premise. It states as a matter of fact that certain abilities can hit an enemy 3 times while they are designed to hit at most twice. However, because I found this to be very ...
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When does meta become site policy? [duplicate]

I have asked a few times where the Arqade site policy states different things. Many of these times, the response is a link to a Meta discussion. I realize that the Meta is the place where the site's ...
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What is an audiovisual artifact?

There's been a debate going on over whether or not this question should be closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/123362/can-someone-identify-this-game-music-please The controversy is ...
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Are duplicate questions allowed to co-exist if none of them have any upvoted or accepted answers?

So duplicates are fine and dandy, provided neither has any up voted or accepted answers? For instance I came across... this question Which just seemed to be... this question But after trying to ...
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Why is this question allowed?

Is Ragnarok Online enjoyable without using bots or cash items? The question is asking whether a game is enjoyable within a set of circumstances. Given the format of the website, this doesn't seem to ...
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Are duplicate questions a bad thing?

Its occured to me that duplicate questions usually (obviously) ask a question in a different way, and are not deleted to provide googability. This being said, isn't it in our best interest to ...
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How do we deal with users that use data from here to monetize their blog?

I've been having some sneaking suspicions about one of our newer users, and I've run into what I perceive as, at best, shady behaviour. The Details This user has asked a few questions, and gotten ...
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I never asked for this

I was asked to post this before leaving. I honestly don't want to post a question of this nature on meta, but I will give the benefit of the doubt this time just in case I was wrong. The outcome of ...
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Is this question off topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I ask if a specific game will run on a specific computer system? If I were to list my system specs and ask if I could run Diablo III would that be bad? I want to be good. ...
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How do I know if I should move forward with something that was discussed on meta?

About a month ago I asked How should we handle questions about game completion time?. There were two answers, which had fairly different approaches. One, which I proposed myself, was to close a lot ...
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How should we deal with questions and answers about rapidly changing games? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should we deal with out of date questions/answers? While this is technically a general question, I was inspired to write this particular question simply because of ...
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What's the policy for answering closed questions?

I think I've done this at least a half dozen times in the past few days, either in comments or before it actually gets closed. I don't think my answers are unreasonable, since people frequently report ...
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Dealing with tagging policy inconsistency for iOS games

There's no specific discussion on Meta nor any mention in the ios tag wiki of how we should be using this tag and whether or not it's being used properly, so I wanted to discuss it here. We currently ...