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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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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 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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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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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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How do I comment rather than answer?

Ok, firstly, sorry if this is obvious or is covered somewhere I should have seen. However, I can't seem to figure out how comment on a question. Looking around the page all I really see is the ...
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Why does "Questions that may already have your answer" work better than the conventional search tool?

Before I ask a question, I always search with the "Search Q&A" box to see if there is already a question and answer about the topic. When there is no question, I start a new question, ...
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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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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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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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What exactly does the law state about emulation and ROMs? [closed]

I have heard a lot of talk about how emulation is not illegal, or that downloading ROMs is legal in some circumstances but not others, and I would really like to clarify what is allowed about ...
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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

I found four questions that use the moderators tag while discussing game mods, as in the mods tag on main. Presumably, these questions used a mods tag, before it was aliased to moderators. Do "...
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How can I report NSFW ad on main site?

This is an ad from main site that is shown to me right now: I consider it NSFW, how can I report it?
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Why isn't the Blog linked to the OpenID system?

Despite the art looking similar on the Blog, nothing screams "I'm not really a part of StackExchange" than the lack of OpenID. Why can't I use it to post instead of handing over my Name/Email every ...
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How do fractional numbers of "prizes awarded" work?

25% of the number of people who reaching various acts will be the number of prizes awarded in each class up to some limit. How will it work if a non-multiple of 4 number of people are in the bin? ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Gaming / Arqade

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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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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How to properly use the new review queues?

The new first answer and first question queues let you do these actions: I've encountered a couple of posts that were a spam question and a question posted as an answer. The actions suggested were ...
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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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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

I just edited this answer, I just reached 2000+ reputation and the edit got immediately accepted. Is there some way to turn this off? I´m fairly sure this was a good edit, but I have done bad edits ...
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Is there an easy way to exit "meta"?

When you're on Arqade you can switch to Meta by clicking on a item in the Community Bulletin. Is there a link to switch back to Arqade ? Other than editing the url (removing "meta.") or scroll to ...
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404: Reasons for keeping [online] not found

So I've recently discovered that we have an online tag. From a cursory look at the questions in that tag: It's ambiguous - It's not used for one particular game or service. Not to mention most '...
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Rename Tag: [tag: pulsarlostcolony] to [tag: pulsar-lost-colony]

I just came across a question tagged pulsarlostcolony and per the convention it should be pulsar-lost-colony, but I don't yet have the rep to rename a tag or retag a question. It only has the one ...
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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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Can we do an event for Starcraft 2

Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm is coming out sooner than later, and I feel this game has enough reputation and prestige to easily compete with Diablo 3 or Mass Effect 3, of which both games had ...
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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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How can I appeal against a moderator decision?

I've asked this question: Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller? As I just noticed, my question got marked as duplicate by a moderator, so that it is not open to accept ...
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Torchlight 2 Game Grant

Now that Torchlight 2 has a release date of September 20th, when can we expect to hear about the game grant from about a year ago?
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Are questions about Twitch on topic?

I read a question on here with an answer saying that if a topic is mostly about video games then it's okay. So are questions about Twitch on topic?
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Do one-rep unregistered users contribute positively to Arqade?

It seems like it's a sure bet that if you see: n min Soandso 1 next to a question and Soandso is an unregistered user, the post Soandso made is either: spam, gibberish, a reply to an existing ...
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What does "seeding questions" mean?

Ultimately spurred by this comment by kalina, I think that I've encountered the term before lightly, and I'm able to find multiple instances of its use on StackExchange. In this case, it was used as a ...
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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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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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Where do I post computercraft questions?

I am coding with computercraft and I do not know where to post the questions - Arqade or Stack Overflow? Or both? If so how?
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Dear Stack Exchange: Can we have the heart?

Now that you have retired the heart logo from the site, can the community have the right to use it as a badge for our community content? This would cover things like videos, or anything the community ...
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Where should I ask subjective "game recommendation" questions? [duplicate]

I have certain consoles, and I'm always looking for recommmendations on certaing genres I like. Is gaming stackexchange the place to ask for these recommendations? Who better than the users here to ...
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Tag rename request: [mtg-online] → [magic-online]

There are two questions tagged mtg-online; however, the name of the game is Magic Online, not Magic: The Gathering Online (the "The Gathering" part is just part of the logo in this case: it is not ...
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Tag merge request: [skyrim-special-edition], [skyrim-anniversary-edition] → [the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim]

July 2022 update: Since the tags have now been synonymized by community voting, this post now serves as a tag merge request to the mods. (Only moderators can perform a merge.) This is because many ...
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Tag synonym - [heart-gold] / [soul-silver] -> [pokemon-hgss]

Earlier discussion: Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All) (This post is to ask for a higher-rep user to take an action on something from that discussion.) I already retagged all of the ...
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Answer deleted without a chance to improve

Just got my answer to How to get large amounts of xp safely and quickly in Minecraft? deleted, with the following comment: This is not an answer, it's a collection of videos. I'm sure you know link-...
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Can you get below zero reputation?

Just in case it ever comes to it I was wondering if I could get a reputation score lower than zero.
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What should we do about dupes that don't answer the question?

This question was asked today, and was shortly flagged as a dupe. However none of the original question's answers address the specific details highlighted in the second question. I was informed that ...
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What is the difference between "bookmarking" and "following" a question?

In any question on StackExchange, there are two buttons that let you remember a question: the "Bookmark" button on the left of the pane (only available for questions) and the "follow&...
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How to deal with the large numbers of Diablo questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Overwhelmed about Mass Effect 3 promo missions What is the best way to hide all the Diablo questions? Gaming has become almost unusable for me. I already added diablo-3 to my ...
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How can I see the list of previous elections while an election is active?

If you pop along to /election on an SE site not currently in election, you will see a list of the site's previous elections (for examples see SU or SO). Currently /election on Gaming goes to the ...
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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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Is it OK to copy game descriptions from Wikipedia for new tag wikis?

Is it okay to start a tag wiki for a video game by copying & pasting text from the Wikipedia article on that game? Do we need to put a link back to the Wikipedia article at the end to indicate ...
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I AM A MAN, NOT A MACHINE

So, I just posted a long meta answer. It was the first interaction I've had with an SE website (other than loading pages), in about 9 hours. I was already logged in via cookie. I have over 45,000 ...
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