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Let’s build some Arqade community ads - congratulate our winners!

Competition closed! Winners announced here Something that I brought up on the community check in post was reaching out to Stack Exchange sites that share similar ball-parks to us, and doing some ...
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Can you ask how to pass a stage? What tag should I use?

If you want to ask about a certain objective, or what do you have to do to pass a stage in a video game, is this allowed on Arqade? If so, which tag do you use for the question when it isn't one of ...
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Did something change in the announcer badge?

I earned the announcer badge three times at once last night. Previous time I got it was over 1.5 year ago, and I earned those new badges on quite old questions, and I did not share a link recently (I ...
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When should the Spam flag be used?

Right now the spam tag is labeled as Exsits only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. and in the author's affiliation it says "The community here ...
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Screenshot of the Week contest #2

Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! Welcome to the second edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest!...
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Profile Picture Error

I've been trying to change my profile picture, it would upload, but it will change back to the default when i reload the page. why is it doing this and how can i get my profile picture to stay?
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How am I supposed to know that this post is locked when there is no mention of it anywhere?

I found this post today that obviously didn't belong on Arqade meta, so I was going to downvote and voted to delete as it was already closed. However, when I clicked the downvote button, it said I ...
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Is it OK to tell a user to install mods/community patches to fix problems with old games?

Not all of the games available on the internet can run on recent versions of Windows, and because of this, mods created by the community usually appear attempting to fix the problems that the game has ...
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The PS4 screenshots are over 2MB in size. What is the best way to upload them on Arqade?

I'm having this little problem where I want to add images on a question or answer straight from a PS4, but the files are over 2MB in size. Take for example this question about NFS Payback Stance ...
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Screenshot of the Week contest #1

Welcome to the first edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! As part of our community building efforts, we’ve decided to go ahead ...
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Answers that are specific to OP's singular circumstances

So, this question "Get coordinates at specific point in time - java edition", asks about how to get the world co-ords of a last known location. The question is fine, and an answer has been ...
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Why have I been banned from asking questions?

The last question I asked was one year ago, and took forever but ended up with -5 votes. I then asked another one recently (not downvoted or upvoted) which got a couple of answers as well, literally ...
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Formatting broken when bounty is suggested

Looking through my list of questions, I noticed that the banner suggesting accepting an answer/offering a bounty breaks the formatting of the list, pushing the question item far to the right. Should ...
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Let's clean up the Streetpass Mii Plaza minigame tags

6 years ago (wow!) I asked whether we should synonymise the Streetpass Mii Plaza names. The reason? The games were localised differently in the US, with each minigame gaining a completely different ...
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Would a question asking about the extents of rules be allowed?

For example, Runescape does not allow bots. I want to ask a question to figure out the extent of this, as I have an idea for a "bot" that falls within the rules on the rules page. Would a question ...
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Tag rename: [pokemon-sword-and-shield] ->[pokemon-sword-shield]

Can we get pokemon-sword-and-shield renamed to pokemon-sword-shield? It should be consistent with other Pokémon tags pokemon-omega-ruby-alpha-sapphire pokemon-sun-moon pokemon-black-2-white-2 etc...
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“You have reached your question limit” - What can I do?

Can someone explain why my account is blocked when I asked for the logic of legend experience in Dying Light? What can I do to get back my account to healthy condition?
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Markdown or HTML for gamepad buttons

I've been wishing for this for a long time, but it seems nobody even mentioned this so far. I'm talking about markdowns or HTML tags for gamepad buttons. When talking about how to perform certain ...
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I accidentally retracted my flag. How can I put it back?

Original Question asked: Is there a way to make a piston push a block and make it into an item? Possible duplicate:How can I make an automatic cobblestone breaker? Is there still a way to alert the ...
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Heads up: Reputation has been recalculated for questions

Just in case you logged in today and saw that you unlocked new privileges and/or badges without any significant reputation change: Reputation for question upvotes now awards +10, instead of +5. Key ...
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Is there a way to see the count of Arqade unanswered questions over time?

I was looking at the Arqade unanswered feed and noticed that it has a count of the unanswered questions on the site. I've been making an effort to reduce the list by upvoting answers as well as ...
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Why was this edit rejected?

I recently asked this question, to which I have gotten three excellent answers. One of them contained somewhat of a spoiler, to which one user wrote a comment that spoilers should be put into the ...
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What is broad about this question?

Recently I asked a question about exclusivity of PS games as find it very confusing topic. However a day later it was closed with the reason "The question is too broad". And I'm not quite following ...
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Let's play UFO! Create your character!

Welcome to the first in a (hopefully) ongoing series of...watching me play games? I'm going to be playing a very old series titled UFO. Introduction First, a little bit about the series. It's ...
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What type of community events would you like to see?

When we asked for input in our 2019 Community Check-in, one of the themes present in more than one answer was the desire to build a feeling of belonging to a community and encourage participation in ...
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Should the “linked questions” menu show questions where the link is tied to deleted answer?

I was poking around a few older questions, and I came to this question. This question appeared in the linked questions menu, so I clicked on to see what it was. After viewing the question, I saw a ...
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Tag rename request: [remote-play] -> [ps4-remote-play]

After asking a question where I used the remote-play tag, I was a bit worried that it might get edited and removed. The reason is that "remote play" sounds like a generic term (the act of playing a ...
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Where is the line between “glitch” and “cheat”?

This question asked about how to do item duplication in Minecraft, which on most servers would probably be considered cheating. But is a blanket ban on all exploits in multiplayer games appropriate? ...
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Asking questions about cheating in games that have a multiplayer setting?

So, a question has been posted recently about exploiting glitches in Minecraft; which is effectively cheating. The base rule for Arqade is that we do not support this in Multiplayer games. I don't ...
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What is our current stance on using developer kits, map editors, and similar tools?

Related: Do "mod-development" questions belong here? Also related: Do "map-editor" questions belong here? (Both from 2010) I recently reviewed a burst of flagged questions ...
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When should the [*-series] tags be created?

I recently found out that there are tags like legend-of-zelda-series, grand-theft-auto-series and half-life-series, and I was wondering: When should the [*-series] tags be created? What if there is ...
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Difference between 'flag' and 'close'

For some reason I only just now noticed that I can choose to either flag a question for moderation, or opt to close it. Is the second option really just a shortcut (of one mouse-click less) to that ...
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Dealing with old questions about non-existent features?

As games get updated, sometimes features are removed, or become redundant, especially with games that cannot have previous versions accessed, like the leaves in Pokémon Go. Questions like this, ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

Can I ask for cheat codes of a game on this forum? And can I ask for mods for an Android game here?
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What is the most upvoted question in Arqade?

I want to know what is the most upvoted question in Arqade so I can use it to learn what constitutes a high quality question. Does anyone know what is the most upvoted question on Arqade?
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Renaming [call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies] to [cod-black-ops-zombies-mobile]

From a recent discussion the decision has been made to expand questions about Call of Duty Zombies mode to include tags specific to the game's zombies mode. For instance, a question about the game ...
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Are questions about comparisons of Adults-only games vs their Teen/Mature counterparts allowed?

I have read that sexual content is not allowed and questions about media rating bodies are, but there are Adults-Only (AO) rated games with no sexual content and other ones with an Everyone/Teen ...
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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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Could we add links to the Meta posts created to redirect users to external sources for off-topic questions to the relevant help page?

A couple months ago, I suggested we created several Meta posts for our default off-topic close reasons so we can redirect users to a location where that particular question is on-topic and users are ...
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This account is scheduled to be deleted 11 mins ago

I'm about to delete my account, the 24 hours period is over and now it says on my user page: This account is scheduled to be deleted 11 mins ago What does this mean? Is this some kind of extra ...
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Tag synonym request: Street Fighter 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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Rename [lego-harry-potter] and [lego-harry-potter-2] to [lego-harry-potter-years-1-4] and [lego-harry-potter-years-5-7]

Currently, we have the tag lego-harry-potter for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 and lego-harry-potter-2 for Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7. To my knowledge, the two games have never been marketed under ...
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How do we tag questions about Call Of Duty Zombies mode?

There are a lot of posts about Call Of Duty's series-spanning game mode Zombies, but none of these questions have a tag that reflects the game mode itself. In first page of the search I saw posts ...
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How should the Link’s Awakening remake be tagged?

The remake of Link’s Awakening for the Switch was officially released on September 20th, 2019. And we already have a question for this game. However, the question was tagged with the zelda-links-...
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We shouldn't have a close reason specific to a single game. What is a better close reason?

As some probably already know, I do not think that it's good to have a close reason that is specific to a single game. So why is this a problem? It drives some people off the site, I don't have any ...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

Let's say I have a question that's as simple and unambiguous as "What is 1 + 1?" (in decimal, of course; that's the assumption here). It's a one-liner. There doesn't need any other context to it. I ...
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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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Bounty button missing

I would like to place a bounty on why just ban minecraft modding tech support, but I can't seem to find the button. After some research it seems like it's supposed to be under add a comment, but it ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

Update: The Modded Minecraft Close Reason review is underway. See the following post: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion ...
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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

This question about a "new horror steve or bug" is, as far as I can tell, not a real question about a real problem (it could, though extremely unlikely, be a mod that the author forgot about). There ...

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