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Bounty for Great Answer - Can't award straight away

I just wanted to award a bounty to someone for a great answer. After 2 years, one of my questions got a great, complete answer and I wanted to give a little more. In Mario Party 4, what are the odds ...
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How do I earn the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

The description is weird and hard to understand. The description for Tenacious is Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total Unsung Hero is similar, just a little harder. What ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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Update the off-topic reason for “Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft” in the help-center

I was having a discussion with Robotnik in the comments to one of my answers, where it seems like the rule addressing tech support questions for modded minecraft is actually only for crash support, or ...
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Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?

Some games enjoy a lively audience and a dedicated development team and so evolve over a period of years. Arqade has been around long enough to have questions that were asked at a time when a ...
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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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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

As you may know, doing ['text']('URL link') makes a link that goes to 'URL link' but has the text of 'text'. However, when making comments with links in this way, the brackets, parenthesis, and URL ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about something based on a game?

Could I ask a question, for instance, about the Super Mario Bros.-based cartoons or Dishonored books here?
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Red Dead Redemption 2 vs Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online is the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a completely separate experience that shares some similarities with GTA Online: You need the base game to access it No content is ...
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How frequently should I be asking questions?

When I start playing a new and unfamiliar franchise I often have lots of questions, and I want to post them all at once. This occasionally ends up like this Metro Exodus question, that was, at one ...
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Tag synonym request: Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III tags

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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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

Want to ask a question in minecraft-commands? Don't know how to summon an entity or give a player an item? Read this guide first to make sure it isn’t already covered here, or in one of the linked ...
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What does the red dot in the drop down review queue tab mean?

Usually when I click on the review queue tab at in the top right hand corner of the site, the queues with items to review have a grey dot next to them. Occasionally there is a red dot and I have ...
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Random/erratic duplicate marking

On the 22nd of October 2015, I asked a question. Nearly 2 months later, someone asked a similar question. The question had already been answered in my original post, so it makes sense that the second ...
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User changed the meaning of the question multiple times. What now?

So, I started checking unanswered questions for my tags and found this one. It might look like a normal question until you check the revision history. The title was originally: Where exactly is ...
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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

Arqade, our well loved Q&A site for passionate videogamers is rapidly approaching its 9th birthday! We (and Stack Exchange as a whole) have grown a lot as a community from those heady days and - ...
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Helping 1,000,000 gamers to set up local Minecraft server

I've just noticed that this question How do you make a local (LAN) server in minecraft? has over 1 million views! I think things like this are worth special announcement, for example StackOverflow ...
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Should we kill [tag:teamfight-tactics] and repoint it to [tag:league-of-legends]

League of Legends just released a game mode called Teamfight Tactics. It is played through the LoL client, using LoL assets. Someone has created teamfight-tactics and it has 3 questions that I can see....
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Should I approve an edit for an old question?

When reviewing suggested edits I came across this edit. I noticed that this edit was for a question from 2011. I was unsure whether I should approve this edit, which was just to add some relevant tags....
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Modded Minecraft server tech support

I know we do not allow tech support for modded Minecraft, but does that also include servers? I'm primarily talking about the big ones we already have tags for: minecraft-bukkit, minecraft-spigot or ...
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What happened to this review?

I was attempting to review an answer in the VLQ queue. I voted to delete the answer, and a message popped up and said an error occurred, please try again. I refreshed the page only to be greeted with ...
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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 imidiately 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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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

In regards to this old question, the answer listed is no longer valid as EA sent the site in question a DMCA and shut it down. What's worse though is that the site now links to a cheat website that ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Arqade's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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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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Edge cases in reversal of votes

I lost 170 reputation due to vote correction today, it makes sense and I expect to loose about 150 more soon, but it made me think about what would happen in some (hypothetical) cases. First case: I ...
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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

Today, two questions were asked: What was the first console or handheld to have a user interface outside of games? What is the origin of the standard color coding scheme for item rarity? Very ...
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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 can we do if some site copies our content?

Currently I am seeing plagiarized questions posted on Quora. For example this one on Quora was posted from Can I give the naked stalking courier his clothes back?. This was just one example I am ...
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Should sports games tags be mixed in one series?

If you search for the tags of F1, NHL, NBA, Madden, et cetera, we see a bunch of tags that don't have many questions, and that are repetitive (nhl-14, nhl-15, nhl-17) Also, it's not like these games ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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The /help/on-topic page has been updated

As per this meta, I've gone ahead and updated the /help/on-topic page. The changes were primarily drawn from these two answers: Specifically, I've added text about technical support for modded ...
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Should we allow questions about unreleased hardware available for pre-order?

There's been a lively discussion in chat as to whether we should allow questions on hardware specs where the information is available, and the hardware is available for purchase, but the hardware is ...
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Should we update our /help/on-topic page?

It was recently noted by a few users that our on-topic page lacks any indication that we don't offer technical support for modded Minecraft. While the on-topic certainly doesn't need to cover ...
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May the Fourth be always with you!

So, not like I'm jumping on a bandwagon or anything... But 'tis time for me to hang up my plumbob as well! It would not surprise me if many of you have no idea who I am. That's okay. I regard you ...
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When does handing out upvotes like candy become abuse?

I can see why you would need 15 rep to upvote, and more to downvote. I do know that handing out upvotes to everything from a particular user, no matter how much you like them or how good a particular ...
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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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Germaneness of question on game ban

While I was answering the question Why do you have to be at least the Invisible level of Online-ness to get Trading Cards? it got put on hold. Which is perfectly appropriate; I got too intrigued by ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Arqade is scheduled for an election next week, June 3rd. In ...
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Is a good idea to edit ETS2/ATS questions to make them suitable for both games?

About Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator: They are both truck simulators made by SCS Software with the same game engine and set of features with a couple of exceptions. As of 1.34 ...
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Regarding retagging of a particular question

Not really sure about this. I stumbled upon this question: Is there a way to check how long you've been playing a DRM-free game with no in-game counter? It was tagged with a planescape-torment ...
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Only one Hot Meta Post is showing

Arqade Meta has recently had three different posts that have attracted quite a bit of attention, announcing three beloved Arqade mods giving up their diamonds: The time has come, the Walrus said, to ...
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Where would I ask about xbox 1?

Where would I ask a question about my Xbox 1? I looked at the desc of all the Stack Exchange sites but none said anything about Xbox. (none of the tags really describe this question.) So should I ask ...
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Oh baby a triple!

I'm stepping down as a moderator of Arqade. I've been a lot less active of late, especially in moderation activities, and I want to make room for someone who will be active. I'm not one for long-...
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</diamond> combo ×2

so this is a list of true statements: I have stopped hanging around on the main site I have stopped hanging around chat I have actually enjoyed from increased personal time in the last couple of ...

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