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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible for this answer to be marked as accepted? [closed]

I don't know if it is possible, but the answer to https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/23622/looking-for-civilization-game/23627#23627 should really be accepted. I don't know if the user will ...
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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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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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How can I delete my Arqade account?

Is there a way to permanently delete an Arqade/Gaming Stack Exchange account?
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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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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 ...
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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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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

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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Should identify-this-game 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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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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Formatting sandbox

Feel free to do your tests here.
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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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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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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 should Minecraft mods 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" list. Am I ...
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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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Tag synonym request: Grand Theft Auto games, Saints Row IV

As per Should we standardize our tag formatting regarding Arabic vs. Roman numerals?, the official spelling of the game title should be used in the tags whenever possible, instead of replacing Roman ...
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Can I get reputation on a bounty refunded?

I started a bounty on gaming.stackexchange.com on a question. If I dont award anyone the bounty I put on the question, will I get that reputation back?
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Request for Tag Burnination: [Game-History]

The accused: game-history This tag has 5 questions, and all of them are closed. According to this meta question, requests about the history of certain game elements is not something we want. And, ...
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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

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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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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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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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 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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What does it mean when Community is shown as the last activity on a question?

Just curious, but 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are these two questions “similar”/“duplicates”?

I have two questions, posted by kalina. Question 1, and Question 2. Though the questions have different titles, they both specifically ask for something that can restrict weapons or limit weapons. ...
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Merge my 2 accounts

I was just trying to swap around my Open ID (tossing MyOpenID and adding Google) and ended up creating a 2nd account. Could someone please merge my 2 accounts? The ID of my good account is 43, the ...
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Time is up - what is our domain name finally? [closed]

Fun fact: In 85 days we cast 1,450 votes on 235 different domain names and we still don't have a clear winner. Here, have a complimentary graph: With roughly 5 days to go and a logo to design ...
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Tag synonym request: [street-fighter-4] [street-fighter-iv]

Since street-fighter-4 and street-fighter-iv are the same game… I'm not sure about the direction, though. street-fighter-iv is the game's official title, but street-fighter-4 has more ...