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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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The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things

....of shoes and ships and sailing wax, of cabbages and kings.... And also about how I'm stepping down as moderator, effective whenever the CMs see my request (tomorrow, probably, at this point). ...
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Why is this a bad question? How could it be improved?

I recently wrote this question and almost immediately received two downvotes on the question, without any explanation as to why. I added a comment, asking for clarification, but yet nobody has ...
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Why closure - How easy is it for banned cheaters in CS:GO to sidestep their ban?

I have a question about my Arqade post: How easy is it for banned cheaters in CS:GO to sidestep their ban? I don't see how my post is a "double post", when it can be clearly distinguished from my ...
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Ability to delete a question that you asked and self-answered

I asked a question which, after continuing to experiment, I found the answer myself. I posted the answer, but I think that the question and answer really don't contribute to the site and, after ...
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Is upvoting a largely downvoted post acceptable if it wasn't bad? [duplicate]

I couldn't really find the right words for a concise question title, so here it is in full: Let's say I am going around on the site and see an answer/question that is not great, maybe it doesn't help ...
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A suitable tag for Bos Wars? [duplicate]

I wanted to post a question about Bos Wars, but no tag exists for the game. My reputation is not high enough to create a new tag. I am unable to post the question because I cannot find any other ...
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Minecraft Scarpet - here or on Stackoverflow?

It came to my attention that a Minecraft player, gnembon, has created a fully integratable, interpreted programming language for use in combination with Minecraft: Scarpet (link leads to GitHub ...
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Downvotes on Splatoon2 questions?

This was mysteriously instantly downvoted, What are the rules for the "fresh" (?) score on Splatoon2 And another Splatoon2 question I posted was mysteriously instantly downvoted, Is ...
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Good ways to improve rep without asking and answering questions?

I am new to this account as I lost my login to both my old account and its email. I am trying to get back to the level I was before, and get back to my old privileges, but I need questions or to give ...
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Finding the name of an old arcade game

Without an image or sound bite how would one find out the name of an old coin-op arcade game made before the early 90's? There does not seem to be a tag for coin op games and you can only use the game ...
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When do I Vote to Close?

Sometimes I find questions that should be closed for one reason, but due to the quality of the question, they are better suited for another. For example, a question might be about modded Minecraft, ...
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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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Asking a question as a community wiki

I would like to ask a question on the main site that would ask for command line arguments for starcraft 2 and what they do. I assume answerers would only know part of the existing command line ...
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Please add Rusted Warfare game tag (RTS) [duplicate]

rusted-warfare It's a game on steam. It's also starting to pick up steam
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Close reason for “cannot reproduce”

(originally asked here) How should questions be closed where the problem described cannot be reproduced? One example is this question. The exact same thing that the asker describes as not working ...
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Why aren't tags for released video games auto-generated?

Recently I asked a question about Far Cry: New Dawn and the tag didn't exist. This is a major AAA game release by Ubisoft... shouldn't at least all AAA games get tags auto-generated to prevent the ...
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Why are these two questions “linked”?

When looking at this question about Monster Hunter World, the sidebar on the right shows a single "Linked" question, which is this question about Apex Legends. The opposite is also true, with the ...
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic SFF video game identification question to Arqade!

Story identification questions are perfectly on topic on SFF and in fact we are one of the main sites that have made them work. Video games are also on topic for us and we even have a specific video ...
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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

On 2019-03-11, a number of changes related to the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list were applied across the Stack Exchange network. You can read all about it here: Updating the Hot Network Questions ...
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Why were my downvotes retracted?

On several questions I received reputation back after previously downvoting due to what I believed to be low-quality effort posts. I both received my reputation back and the downvotes were retracted ...
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Do answers get pushed into Low Quality Posts when they gather enough downvotes?

Part of this question says: Is it incorrect? Downvote it (and if it gets enough downvotes, it’ll get kicked into the low quality queue where the community can delete it). Emphasis mine. Is this ...
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

A while back I asked the question: How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? Given the net score of -2 (+2/-4) I don't think this comes down to Tim losing his keys. What ...
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Is it an appropriate forum to ask my question [duplicate]

I have a question regarding a mobile game, Hustle Castle. I haven't found the answer to it when googling and I have poor experience from the dedicated forum since previously. Usually, I'd just ask ...
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How do I deal with a question ban without a way to meaningfully improve most questions?

As I recently received a question ban, I went again through my questions to improve them. I have a total of 3 questions which have no accepted answers (1 off-topic (deleted), 1 without answers, 1 ...
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Tag score not showing up on profile?

I am not sure if this is the right site to post this question. When I go to my Arqade public profile, the score for my top tags isn't showing up. My top tag right now is bomber-crew and it says that I ...
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Suggest removal of tag synonym (The Elders Scrolls Construction Kit)

There are two tags for questions about the TES Construction Kit, namely tes-construction-set and (the presumed master tag) the-elder-scrolls-construction-Set. The first tag has zero questions, and ...
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Rename [half-minute-hero-2] → [half-minute-hero-the-second-coming]

Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming is the sequel to Half-Minute Hero, but the official name doesn't have the number "2" in the title. Since the tag was created back when we only had a 25 character ...
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Separate site for Minecraft

There are so many questions about Minecraft they would fill a site, and most of them are trivial to answer. I regularly go on Arqade to answer questions, but Minecraft dominates the place.
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More space needed between badges and numbers [duplicate]

In both the question list and on the question itself, there is not enough room between certain numbers and the badge icon they go with (images zoomed in for effect): Here is my question for an ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

To confirm my suspicion, I've just counted the average score over the last 100 questions tagged with minecraft-commands. And I came up with -0.87 It seems the downvotes are given regardless of ...

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