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Titles of game identification questions

I agree that your latest edit helped make the title more unique, and I have re-approved it because of this. The only constructive criticism I have is in future, try to keep the title and any image alt-...
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

Ask your questions the same way as you could ask about recent games. Create a tag if it's missing. You can provide all the context of the game in tag info. Make sure to use full official game name, it ...
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Is asking for robux off-topic?

Asking for users to give you free robux (or for that matter, any in-game currency) is definitely off-topic. We're a site about getting expert answers to gaming questions, rather than about requests ...
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Asking time is later than closing time

This is due to incorrect rounding. It has been partially fixed, but only for years: Post was closed before it even existed is status-completed. I think your particular case might be the same as this ...
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Are questions about the social rules/etiquette of a multiplayer game in-scope?

Based on the tour, this could be on-topic within the following bullet points: Gameplay strategies and tactics If these informal rulesets result in you getting 'marked' for constant PVP attacks or for ...
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

I see no reason why you can't ask a question about a game that old -- after all, this site is purely about gaming questions, no matter how obscure or niche the game is. Gaming.SE gets enough traffic ...
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Why are my questions having the game name added to the title?

The moderator who edited the titles into your questions left this reason If the title is enough to understand what game is being asked about, then it doesn't need the game. If the title is broad ...
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"Ask Question" button in different position for meta than main site

With Stack Exchange's move to a standardized site design, this issue has been solved (albeit inadvertently). The 'Ask Question' button has been moved: and the mothership now aligns properly: Don't ...
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How can I upload files to put in my question?

Put your file on MediaFire, Dropbox, or some other public file sharing site, copy its link and put it into your post, preferably using link syntax ([click here](https://gaming.stackexchange.com)) ...
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"You have reached your question limit" - What can I do?

When you are unable to ask questions, the notification has a link for you to follow, to understand what is happening. The basic answer is that you have a history of low quality questions, and the ...
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5 votes

Is it possible to ask an anonymous question?

It is not possible. However, you can create another account and ask under that account. It isn't against the rules as long as you don't interact between the two (upvote each other etc.).
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Why does "Questions that may already have your answer" work better than the conventional search tool?

I found by luck a similar post on the Meta StackOverFlow network. There is an interesting answer: I dont think this is mysterious at all. If you consider the search "Finding the next sibling that ...
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Is asking for robux off-topic?

To add onto what @Robotnik said, even if you can't earn robux in game (which it seems like you can't, but nevertheless) it's still on-topic to ask if there is a way to get them at all, and it is not ...
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My friend lost the ability to ask questions. Is there any way he can get the ability back?

I'm guessing this is your friend? They posted and then deleted several questions. This type of behaviour is a pain, and can be a sign of spamming. The ban is automatic, and cannot be manually lifted....
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Why are my questions having the game name added to the title?

It would seem to be a judgement call. @MadScientist said in the related question In cases like this, where the question itself is completely generic and applies to many games, adding the title ...
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What happened to the alien-space-ship button?

Designs across the network have been receiving updates in order to be more uniform. Non-functional design elements are only in the header and footer. Arqade is still one of the more design heavy ...
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"Ask question" button position

This issue has been status-completed. The 'Ask Question' button has been changed to a standard button and moved to be more prominent: This was part of a broader push to standardize site designs ...
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3 votes

My friend lost the ability to ask questions. Is there any way he can get the ability back?

As mentioned in the help center for question bans, question bans are added automatically by the system and removed by the system, so it's not something that can be manually lifted for a specific user. ...
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Asking a question just to answer it

Sharing information Q&A style is actually really welcomed on the SE Network as long as your intention is sharing Information and not rep-whoring. But note: Your intention is not as important as ...
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Looking for help to ask a parental control question about Xbox One

Your question seems good to me, I'd say go ahead and post it on the main site. The only thing I'd change is I'd be more specific in your question title. How about something like: Why isn't parental ...
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The FAQ should be mandatory checked before new users can ask questions

Mandatory FAQ/Help Center viewing? No. Having said that, a lot of the useful information that is imparted in the Help Center is now prominently shown right where new users will need it - included ...
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