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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

This question that I asked, about what the video games being referenced in a DOOM Eternal screenshot were, got closed for being off-topic for reasons I don't fully understand. Now, re-reading the [...
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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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"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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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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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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Should we split the Bedrock NBT question into different questions for each possible workaround?

Here is a link to the famous Minecraft BE NBT question, giving you all the info you need about NBT in Minecraft Bedrock (mostly the fact that it's impossible, except for some workarounds). I've seen a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Close-reopen war on "Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from?"

Where do the plastic boxes for screw containers come from? This is a game lore question - asking if devs mentioned explanation for the presence of plastic bags for screws, long before plastic is ...
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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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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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My upvoted question getting no interactions?

A few months back, I wrote this question: How can I compact my Scrap Mechanic logic down?. It has since (at the time of writing) gotten 3 upvotes, and a hundred views. I have put two bounties on the ...
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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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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 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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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

Visit this post to see my proposal on MCBE NBT question split. Here is a list of the changes that should be done if we approve of it: New questions If a question about BE NBT is possible using one of ...
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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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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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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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Should this question have been closed for mentioning piracy?

After answering this question with a good answer that got 23 upvotes, it has now been closed because the asker mentioned that it was a pirated game. The question was a pretty good question though, and ...
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Are the rules or details of speedrunning specific games on topic?

Today I answered a question regarding why it's impossible to do a 100% kill nightmare speedrun in Doom 2; which to me seemed on topic regarding speedruns, which have been discussed on meta before. ...
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How to handle a question with low effort?

This was posted recently How do you have very cool skins on a PS4 like the creeper skin It wont let me where it, and was wondering how to handle it. I politely (I hope) commented on it asking for ...
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Should this post be considered spam?

I notice that this answer has been deleted as spam and have gone to check it out. The contents of said answer are as follows: I currently am working on a server-side Fabric mod which would entirely ...
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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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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

I noticed this question, which I personally had thought was a reasonable one, has been closed: Why does the scythe have a cooldown bar? Does it have a hidden ability? The close reason given is: ...
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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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No button to create a fourth bounty on my question?

I have this question: How can I compact my Scrap Mechanic logic down?. I want to add a fourth bounty of 50 rep, but the button is no longer there. The only bounty-related button is saying that it has ...
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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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How can I improve this question to be suitable for reopening?

I've just came across this question, which has been closed as unclear/too vague. I understand very well what the asker is demanding an answer to. However, judging by the fact that it is closed, some ...
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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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Problem with understanding an incorrectly closed valid question

Just asked consecutively 2 questions relating to an issue I'm experiencing with Diablo 3. Someone suggested to ask another question for the very specific issue, which I did, but someone decided to ...
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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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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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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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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 this mildly subjective Minecraft question getting downvoted?

Today a question was asked on Arqade: What is the hardest block to obtain in Minecraft? I think this is definitely one of the more fun and interesting minecraft questions of the past few weeks. It ...
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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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"Evolving/Powering Up *Insert Pokemon Here*"

I noticed today that there is a question about evolving or powering up a specific Pokemon, here. I remember a similar topic came up in Meta around the time of Overwatch's release, in which someone ...
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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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Inconsistent moderation on specific point in time?

I asked this question yesterday which was quickly closed for being "dependent on a specific point in time": https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/17560/what-is-the-most-succesful-profitable-game-...
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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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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 ...
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How can I get an answer on my question deleted, when my flags are denied?

I have this answer to my question: Answer, but it doesn't answer my question at all. I have flagged it as not an answer (disputed), once as requesting moderator intervention (denied), and again, with ...
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Appeal for "Where to find a list of online games ordered by number of players?"

This is an appeal thread for "Where to find a list of online games ordered by number of players?". It is currently reopened, but forcefully so. I'll copy my comment from it, before this is now open ...
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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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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,...