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Why am I getting "The question you're asking is likely to be closed."?

I went to ask How do you get the Custom Game Novice achievement in Starcraft 2? and I got the following message: The question you're asking is likely to be closed. I feel coming from Stack Overflow ...
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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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Should character specs be considered an off-topic question? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to SE and I've become sort of an addict to these sites. In my daily scouring of gaming.SE, I've noticed some questions regarding what the best specs/skills are to pick up for your ...
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Best/favourite/subjective list type questions

I completely agree with the close on: but I think that it's a good topic to have on this site in some form. There ...
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Can we ask questions about why a certain game became successful/popular

Can we ask why a certain game became popular or successful? The question seems to be subjective but I believe people with good observation skills and knowledge can answer these types of questions ...
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What subjective questions are there on the main site?

The impending closure of for being one of a shopping recommendation, unrelated to gaming because it's ...
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The Subjectivity Game

I don't like having to do this, but we've had a new "hot button" issue pop up. The question deals with the handling of Subjective questions. Specifically, the question Why do people play the same ...
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How can I ask a question about why people play Minecraft in a constructive manner?

I really want to understand why Minecraft as a game is so popular, and get considered opinions on how a game that looks rather blocky, like it came from the early '90s, is so popular on this site. I ...
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What is, exactly, an opinion?

"Real questions have answers, not ideas, items or opinions" is the only rule I've been looking at when moderating questions accused of being subjective. However, it turns out "opinion" isn't that ...
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Are we going to apply the "subjective question guidelines" or continue to close subjective questions?

There's a blog entry about "subjective question guidelines" and this is enforced on the programmers beta site Are we going this way? I think this deserves discussion. Update: If yes, will the the ...
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Do we have personal problems with polls/List<T>/Game-Rec questions or is it habit?

I'd honestly like to get an opinion out of the community. Do we have an actual personal issue with List questions/Game-Rec questions or are we deciding against them because that's what the rest of SE ...
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Are we overzealous about "Subjective" questions?

This isn't stackoverflow. The moment we moved away from software development a lot of these topics in area51 are very subjective. By limiting to only non subjective questions we are just ...
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Are suggestions really subjective enough to close?

If people are asking for any suggestions for a game genre or a game that fits a specified niche. Is that really subjective enough to warrant a close vote? I agree that "Best of X" and "Suggest a fun ...