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Is it OK to tell a user to install mods/community patches to fix problems with old games?

Abso-lutely. Mods are perfectly acceptable as an answer in pretty much every use case, and in situations like this, where they might be the only solution, they're all the more appropriate.
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A question I answered was closed as a duplicate - should I answer the linked question?

Yes, if you think your answer is better than existing answers, post it! We want the best answers we can get. See: Duplicate answers and you
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

Was that answer unintentionally advocating pirated content (despite the website saying it doesn't support piracy)? As far as I could tell, yes. The purpose of the pages in the answer is for users to ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

There is an option when you ask a question that says "Answer your own question, Q&A style!" This allows you to post an answer alongside your question when you ask it. This is encouraged if you ...
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Do we allow image answers?

Images are not like videos or links. Videos and links can/do suffer from link-rot. Images, however can, and should, be hosted on SE's imgur host. So images will not suffer from the same sort of rot. ...
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Answer deleted without a chance to improve

After reviewing this deletion with the mod team, I've gone ahead and reversed the deletion on your answer. Sorry for the long turn around time on this, but it can be difficult to wrangle all of us ...
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Is it OK to self-answer with an answer completely copied from another source?

Self answers are supported and encouraged. If its a problem others may have, there's nothing wrong with asking and answering instantly. So long as others feel it is useful, it will get up votes. That ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

Yes, it is OK If people find the question and answer helpful they will up-vote and everybody wins. If the question is frivolous and/or poorly written, people like us will be there to down-vote and ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Clarification going forward: I classify reorganizing information into a more readable format as something new. I would also classify an overall answer, pulling together information from all other ...
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Should console commands be given without being explicitly asked for?

Should console commands be given without being explicitly asked for? Yes, in fact the opposite is true. Unless an asker explicitly asks for answers which don't rely on console commands then a console ...
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Answering non-Homebrew specific questions with Homebrew specific solutions

I encourage you to add your expertise to any question where a potential solution exists, whether that solution is through homebrew or otherwise. While those that want an "official" answer ...
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Answering a Broad question with a Broad answer

This meta question kind of delves into what you are saying, if you look at Strix's answer here: StackExchange, and each of its child sites, is supposed to be a community for experts to provide ...
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What's wrong with my answer?

According to this meta, the community seems to be in favor of deleting answers that have the same information as the accepted one. That's why your answer was given a delete vote. The only thing that ...
FoxMcCloud's user avatar
4 votes

Why are answers deleted because the question was made long gone?

First off, welcome to Arqade! The answers were not deleted because the questions themselves were old. There are many occasions where old questions have new answers because either the previous answer ...
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Do we allow image answers?

It's a bad answer. Downvote it, and vote to delete if rep allows. It's not a non-answer. It ought not be flagged. Particularly not with the generic NAA flag. As Moderators, we can't always be counted ...
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Active Questions and Late Answers

I was browsing Arqade today and saw this question, What are the differences between the Wii and Xbox One/PS4/Switch versions of Just Dance Games?, became active today (1/31/21). The community bot ...
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What should we do with questions that ask about cracked versions of free games?

Is this a bad thing to do? It is not recommended to post an answer to a question that is off-topic; even more so if it does not even answer the question. If the question is off-topic, it will ...
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What's wrong with my answer?

Generally, if a question already has an answer (regardless of acceptance), any new answers need to bring something new that wasn't mentioned in a current answer. This can be something the answer has ...
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Commented as an answer.. but the comment provides a lot of value

Your flag was marked as disputed because the low quality review item that was created by your flag had a "Looks OK" outcome after two reviewers chose "Looks OK." This disputes Not ...
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