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So, what actually is a game-rec?

The problem with all encompassing policies is that people tend to use those instead of using the brain and determining whether a question possesses or not the bad qualities that make game-rec's toxic ...
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

I have seen my/other questions reporting bugs in Minecraft get downvoted and/or closed. what can I do/be aware of in order to prevent more questions being downvoted/closed?
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The Memes of Arqade and its Chat

In the style of The Many Memes of Meta Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the internet, can now explode across the earth like a highly ...
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Obsolete comment flag handling

We've got well over 5000 obsolete comments on Arqade. Since these cannot be handled using any of the user level tools, I have been flagging these so that they can be actioned by a moderator, however ...
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Flagging "answers" that answer a completely different question

I flagged this answer (10k only) about Minecraft on a question about Minicraft (I think I explicitly mentioned this in the type-in field, as well as in a comment on the post) and it was declined with ...
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Can answers be accepted by other users?

The answer to this question is correct and should really be accepted, but I don't know if the user will return to do it. Is it possible to mark an answer as accepted on their behalf?
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Questions about new game versions

Here's the situation: A game gets a revolutionary update, which changes tons of important stuff. A player that was used to the old game system doesn't know how to reach their goal in the new version ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [PS1] -> [Playstation-1] ; [PS2] -> [Playstation-2] ; [PS3] -> [Playstation-3]

In doing research for this question, I found out that the Playstation console tags have a bit too much redundancy in the curent tagging system, with their abbreviated forms not being attributed to the ...
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Flag Off topic -> migration gives only the option gaming-meta [duplicate]

I just flagged this question this question as off topic. I tried to use the option "this question belongs to an other site of the stackexchange network. But the only option I got there is gaming-meta,...
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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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Should Game Identification questions be tagged with the game name when an answer is found?

Someone else knowing this game could use the other ("wrong") answers as recommendations to similar games.
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About the violence inherent in Stack Exchange: freedom of speech

Please print, tick what applies, sign, put on a wooden table, photograph and send by mail or fax. Attach an ID My ❏ question  ❏ answer  ❏ post  ❏ tag  ❏ ...
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Can I see public data about visits and page views for Gaming?

Is there a way we can publicly follow the growth of the site? Moderators have access to some data, but aren't allowed to share it with the rest of the community. Are there public resources to this ...
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People are closing my question because they don't understand it - what should I do?

I have posted a question on arqade couple days ago and it was closed soon after. The reason for closing states: closed as not a real question by OrigamiRobot, fbueckert, ChrisF, Krazer, CyberSkull 19 ...
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Formatting sandbox

Feel free to do your tests here.
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How best to ask about a game identification

I'm posting this here before writing up a question because, after reading the about page, I came across this rule: X - Requests for game identification or recommendations Now this rule lead me to ...
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What is it with the first custom off-topic close reason?

I still don't understand this close reason: Questions that ask which games or other products meet specific criteria are off topic. We primarily deal with questions about playing games, not about ...
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Why do people destroy helpful edits to answers?

Answer in question: How do you defeat the Sectopod on Commander Difficulty? I have made an extensive edit to the answer, explaining more mechanics on how to destroy a Sectopod and someone just ...
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How can I delete my Arqade account?

Is there a way to permanently delete an Arqade/Gaming Stack Exchange account?
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How should I tag on gaming SE? (Are genre tags used?)

I tagged a question about a role playing game with role-playing-game. The tag was removed by Drake, and I guess he knew what he was doing, as also the tag wiki states: Use this tag for questions ...
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Should an answer be deleted if it is unquestionably wrong?

Almost everything in the answer to this question is just entirely wrong (and yet it still doesn't seem to be downvoted fast enough, as it was still at +1 before I came along): https://gaming....
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Some answers aren't accepted because the askers are long gone [duplicate]

I notice that some questions have lots of good answers, but there is no accepted one because some people come to StackExchange expecting answers right away, but leave after they see that nobody is ...
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Can better support be added for creating tables, for science?

When writing an answer like the one here, I felt the need to create tables to display summarized data. Since I believe we are a site that encourages users to provide detailed data whenever possible, ...
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What secret hats are there?

I notice there are some hats available that aren't on the hat list. What other hats exist, and what do I have to do to unlock them?
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Why was my "identify this game" question removed? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. I had forgotten the name of the game, again, and decided to look at my old question about it. To my surprise, I ...
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Review queue bug?

Today I went to review a few things as it showed that there were a few things to review in the queue, however when I clicked on the review button, there was only 1 suggested edit though the indicator ...
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"User Was Removed." What does that mean?

I seem to have lost 5 reputation over it, but I'm not sure what it means or why it negatively affects me. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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How to know who created a tag?

Taxonomist badge description states: Create a tag used by 50 questions and I was wondering if there's a way to know which tags were created by me. So I searched on Stack Exchange Data Explorer ...
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Posting a question for a game that doesn't yet have a tag [duplicate]

I want to post a question about the game Towns, but there's no tag for that game and I can't create one. I'm not really sure if any tag that current exists applies. How can I post this question; what ...
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Why was my question about games in a compilation closed?

Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain? This question appears to have been closed (long after it was asked) due to this excluded criterion: "Catalogues (listing ...
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Comprehensive guide to using spoiler markup properly - can haz?

Seems like every time I try to use the spoiler markup, I spend five minutes typing my question and twenty minutes trying to remember how to create paragraph breaks in spoiler markup. For example, I ...
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How can the Community user bot edit questions?

It seems like the Community user that's supposed to be "a background process to keep this site clean", somehow figured out that an answer contained an unformatted quote and formatted it. Is it ...
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How do you cancel a closed vote that you just placed?

I just close-voted something, but had a change of heart on my decision. How to revert that decision?
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Flag quantity refilling?

I just flagged, for the first time, a recent question as an advert. I noticed that, when I did, it said that I had 9 flags left. Could someone explain to me or point me to info about how flags work ...
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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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What does it mean when Community is shown as the last activity on a question?

I noticed Community showing up as the last activity on a few questions, but didn't appear there were any edits or Community wiki or any recent activity. Is there just cleanup going on with it, or ...
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Mass Roman -> Arabic numeral retag request

Early in the site's life, we decided that we would use Arabic numerals rather than Roman numerals for tagging games with numbers in their titles (i.e. final-fantasy-7 rather than final-fantasy-vii). A ...
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What makes a question active?

Answering a question marks it as active, but are there any other actions that can do that (i.e. voting, commenting, flagging, reporting, etc)?
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Tag rename request: [dragonage-origins] -> [dragon-age-origins]

dragonage-origins (35 questions) -> dragon-age-origins (0 questions) The actual title of the game has a space between "Dragon" and "Age". Chat discussion.
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Tag merge request: nfs-hot-pursuit and need-for-speed-hp

I don't have the rep needed to suggest synonyms, but nfs-hot-pursuit (9 questions) and need-for-speed-hp (6 questions) refer to the same game and I think they should be merged. It seems like most NFS ...
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The FAQ is confused about my powers

For users with reputation between 2000 (inclusive) and something, the FAQ says that we have the following abilities: 2000 Edit other people’s posts, vote to approve or reject suggested edits The ...
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Tag wiki edit suggestion rejection is rather rude/impersonal

Yesterday I tried to create tag wikis for super-smash-bros-melee and super-smash-bros-brawl. Today I found the super-smash-bros-n64 tag (funny name by the way, that's why I didn't find it at the same ...
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When did SE invent Skynet?

First, it started posting. Now it's protecting stuff?!? Doesn't sound like your ordinary "background process" to me... The only other explanation is that it's a person, but in that case, it would ...
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Are my tag edit privileges revoked?

When I go to attempt to edit a tag wiki, it redirects me to this page: The tag definitely isn't deleted and it's also not a post as this words it. What is going on?
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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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What should Minecraft mod crashes be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods (which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" ...
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Downvoted an answer and MY score went down

I'm trying to figure out why when I downvoted an answer, my score went down as well. I don't see anywhere why that should affect my score.
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[the-elder-scrolls] vs [elder-scrolls]

Shall we include articles or not? 1x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/the-elder-scrolls 5x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/elder-scrolls
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Why can you comment on some questions/answers but not all of them?

OK, so I haven't been using the Stack Exchange websites long. However when I have been using them, I've noticed that sometimes you can comment and sometimes you can't. For example, I just went to ...
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Retagging [elder-scrolls] into [the-elder-scrolls] (Completed)

As hinted in this answer the series "The elder scrolls" is usually referred to by including the article, so I suggest retagging.
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