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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

This question about a "new horror steve or bug" is, as far as I can tell, not a real question about a real problem (it could, though extremely unlikely, be a mod that the author forgot about). There ...
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Comparing graphics between gaming consoles shouldn't be closed as opinion-based

The following question was closed as opinion-based: How do the Nintendo Switch graphics compare to the Playstation 3? I agree that a question which asks if a console is 'better' in general would be ...
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Locked Stardew Valley question for more than 3 years now

Just noticed that this Stardew Valley question has been locked since May 2016, apparently due to an edit war about its title: Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken? Since it's been more than ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

This question was automatically deleted, because it was put on hold and... I am not exactly sure why it was deleted, but my question is mainly why it was put on hold in the first place. closed as ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

This is one of quite a few answers that I have given in the last few days. It somehow got a lot of upvotes, a lot more than my answers usually get. I try to give good answers and I am really unsure ...
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Did I do anything wrong with this answer?

I have a question about my Arqade post: How to cope with choking when playing games? Is there anything I did actually wrong with this answer? I'm just new here and worried about the -3 that quickly ...
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Regarding retagging of a particular question

Not really sure about this. I stumbled upon this question: Is there a way to check how long you've been playing a DRM-free game with no in-game counter? It was tagged with a planescape-torment ...
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

A while back I asked the question: How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? Given the net score of -2 (+2/-4) I don't think this comes down to Tim losing his keys. What ...
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Can the tag needed for my mis-tagged question be created?

I just posted this question. It should be tagged warlords-battlecry-2, but the tag doesn't yet exist and I lack the rep to create it. Would someone with 300+ rep mind creating the tag and applying ...
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Why is this question about “recommendations of games”?

I've recently asked this question. Currently it has 4 close votes that say Questions that ask for recommendations of games, servers, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on ...
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Should this question be edited, or should a new question be asked?

This question was asked and answered today, a game-identification question where a user quickly identified that the provided screenshot was from the game Metin 2. The asker commented on that answer to ...
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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Why was this COD WWII question deleted? [duplicate]

I understand why this question (about a soon-to-be-released but not-yet-released game) was closed (although I think it was a bit inconsistent, since there are several other questions about the game ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it is requesting the identity of the game that first ...
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Question closed as Game-Rec (and now has a delete vote)

My question Updated guide for skill leveling order? gathered a few close votes soon after posting. I was asking for a similar quick reference/ cheat sheet to the outdated one shown there. When I ...
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Why is the baseball rule question considered off-topic?

Regarding this question, why is it off-topic? I can see that you want to argue that is it "identify this game", however this is not what I'm asking. I want to know if a very specific baseball ...
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What is wrong with this question?

How can I finish Battle for Whiterun? It seems that I "completed" battle for white run without doing anything. I just hop from places to places and suddenly the jarl has been replaced and all. I ...
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Why is this question locked down?

We had a question asked a few hours ago about the world of Fallout 3: Fallout - Vault 87. I don't fully understand what happened with it, but it seems to have been migrated to Meta at one point. ...
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Should we add a platform tag?

This question was just asked: Can I download GPS so I can play Pokémon go?. It's actually a question about the platform, not the game. Therefore, it would make sense to add a platform tag. I don't ...
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Are game-specific answers to general terminology questions discouraged?

In terminology questions, is it discouraged to explain how the fandom of one particular game has decided to use a particular term? Here's the gist of an answer that I gave (10k) that has been fairly ...
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Why was a mechanic question closed for Game Design and Development?

This question was closed for Game Design and Development. But to me it seems on-topic. As a DotA2 player the term used is correct and is asking about a mechanic: Why don't Desolator and Mask of ...
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Why has this question asking for developer statements been reopened?

We've undergone two close and reopen vote cycles with this question: What will happen to my owned games if Steam were to close? Originally, it was asking what would happen if Steam were to shut down,...
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What do we do with highly upvoted, accepted, wrong answers?

We've run into somewhat of a sticky situation. There are a couple parts to it, so I'll try to lay it out as best I can. We got a question that was very, very broad: Could ALT + F4 to close a game ...
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Why was this answer locked?

In an effort to better understand the goings-on of the site, I'd like to know why the accepted answer on this post was locked. It seems to be an appropriate answer, but now I am not able to upvote it. ...
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I asked a question that they didn't know how to answer, so they flagged it?

How do I deal with a situation where I am /trying/ to ask a question, but everyone is telling me I'm not? I mean, clearly, I am asking a question. I can see the question, I can see how it is ...
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Why was this edit (providing a more useful title and alt content) rejected?

This question currently has the title "What game is this from?" and an image with an alt content of "enter image description here". With this edit, I tried to add the only characteristic OP mentioned ...
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Is this question badly phrased?

A question of mine did attract two invalid answers (out of two): with the first one I just thought it was happen-stance, a user can just misread, but if 2/2 users both give an invalid answer, I start ...
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“What order should I play the Half-life series in?” question

RE: What order should I play the Half-life series in? The above question was closed as 'primarily opinion-based'. I believe OP was asking about how the different Half-Life games fit into the overall ...
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Should the E.T. question be reopened?

This question about E.T. is currently on hold for being primarily opinion based. Should it be reopened?
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What does RNG mean? comments extension

This question is being created at Rapitor's behest to take the discussion taking place in the comments of What does RNG mean? elsewhere.
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Are questions about game specific bugs off topic?

I frequent the destiny tag, and while browsing recent questions I came across https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/198220/destiny-compatibility-pack-download-stops-at-50 I was going to flag it ...
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Was my question really off topic?

I asked this question here about trying to locate a summary of hardware requirements for all of my steam games. It eventually got closed as a recommendation question. I don't feel that I'm looking for ...
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Several duplicate Minecraft skin questions

I noticed the other day that we have several (seven to be exact) questions asking about Minecraft skins not updating. Normally, I'd just cast duplicate votes on all of them, but since there are seven ...
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Is “This question requires developer only knowledge” the same thing as developer intent?

The question I have in mind, in particular, is this one. There are arguments being made that this question is off topic because it requires developer insight in order to have a 100% authoritative ...
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Is it appropriate to seek alpha/beta testers at the site?

My goal with my project is a space shooter inspired by games such as Tachyon: The Fringe, Battlezone 1-2, Freelancer, Homeworld, Elite and such space environments. I built a "pre-alpha" release. Now I ...
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What's wrong with a question about the rarest Steam achievements?

I asked this question about the rarest Steam achievements, and it got put on hold for being too broad almost immediately. While I disagreed with "too broad", I realized the question might be "too ...
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Why was my edit rejected as incorrect?

I recently submitted an edit suggestion which was promptly rejected. The edit was rejected under the pretense that port 27016 is the default and not, as I had suggested, 27015. I don't know if anyone ...
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Is my question (#128641) likely to help any future visitors?

I was concerned about my progress in XCOM so I wrote up a little question to find out how difficult the curve is at the beginning of the game. I got a ton of helpful feedback, but with each comment, ...
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Question 116391 is closed as “not a real question”, what do I need to add?

Question 116391, Mouse grips: How much will I benefit from using a claw or fingertip grip over a palm grip, and is it worth the additional fatigue?, has been closed as not a real question, despite my ...
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Is this “Crysis crashes on Window 8” question really “not constructive”?

I asked back in December a question about Crysis crashing as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8: Crysis crashes on Windows 8 Pro - what to do? As you can see by the number of views (over 10k at the ...
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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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Is this a list question?

A somewhat continuation of this question and this argument we had on The Bridge. I've been trying to ask this question on Gaming.SE. Apparently though, everyone else on Arqade seems to disagree with ...
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Closed question about looking to play the unique cars only available in the different demo versions of a game — Can it be reopened?

This is about this currently closed question: I'm looking to play with the unique R/C cars only available in the demo versions — How can I do this? From reading the question as originally posted ...
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How is “Is there a Day9 for League of Legends?” off topic?

Is there a Day9 for league of legends? I have tried to engage the users who voted to close in comments with no success. I have always been a huge advocate of these sites, however this type of ...
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Appeal/Thoughts on Dungeon Siege Item Attribute questions

Within 15 seconds, we had the following two questions. What do certain item attributes in Dungeon Siege 3 mean? What does each stat do in Dungeon Siege 3? The former came first, and asks for the ...
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Appeal and discussion for “How Can We Get More Players on Our Server?”

This is a Meta discussion for the following question, which is getting somewhat of uneasy looks as well as repeated flags. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/22543/how-can-we-get-more-...
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Game canon questions which extend beyond the context of the story and its material

This is a Meta discussion being opened for the following question, as it does classify a general sort of question. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/23041/why-didnt-aperture-science-invent-...
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Closed Questions & Duplicates

We have at least one question ( https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1184/dosbox-abandonware-games-where-to-find-closed ) which was flagged as a duplicate of another question, and then that ...
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Can this question on 2nd person view be answered?

Is this question on 2nd person view in video games answerable in its current state? It seems difficult to answer and argumentative for a few reasons: 2nd person in not well defined in video games. ...
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Where's my question

Some time ago I asked a question, It was located here https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2707/help-identifying-a-nes-racing-and-shooting-game now I get a 404 and the question is not listed ...