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Personally, if I may be so blunt, I think it is a very ungood idea, because we are then effectively creating a walled garden, where people have to pay admission to enter. There is no reason why people need to stick around after their questions get asked/answered. It's the internet! We have unlimited powers of account creation! Do we want people to stick ...


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Titles do not have to contain the name of the game, and you shouldn't intentionally edit a question just to add the game name to the title. The game name is required, however, to be in the tags. This is the canonical way to identify what game a question is about. Also, for SEO reasons, the first two tags appear in the HTML title of the page, so when the ...


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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-text short - for the latter, around 50 characters is fairly ideal. As for titles, the better ones are: Descriptive - drawn from what can be seen in the ...


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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 for resources (free or otherwise). However, if Robux is a currency that can be earned in-game, then asking for ways to earn robux (using tricks or methods that ...


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I pushed a fix for this. I believe main site's change is already live. The meta will fix will live after the next prod build.


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The stuff that shows up in the "hot" questions collider is determined by a formula that takes into account views, votes, and age. Views are a measure of how many people on the site were interested in the question, plus how many people were searching for the same issue. Votes are a measure of how many regular users (or at least have enough rep to vote) ...


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This is a solution looking for a problem. Inactive accounts are inactive and harmless, and if an account's only contribution is a negative one those are collected by the system automatically. I see no point in penalising accounts that don't meet arbitrary standards of activity over time.


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I think the key is in the statement you made: This is assuming that they are all legitimate questions and not random spam. If your questions are legit, interesting, and useful - it does not matter how many you submit per day. Good questions are good questions, not matter how fast they are submitted. Before you get too excited, consider a few things. ...


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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 blocking your attempts at joining an in-game guild/alliance/etc., then it certainly would be appropriate to discuss strategy or tactics on playing the game to ...


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It really doesn't matter. If we can understand what you are trying to ask, whatever pronouns you choose to use for the speaker (yourself) are fine. People tend to default to "you" vs "I" because second person makes it feel possibly more approachable to others but it's not really a necessity. We mostly just want well written questions that ...


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There's no hard line here (literally; the 6 questions/day limit is currently disabled on this site), but if you ask 11 questions in a hour in a tag that's otherwise gotten 4 questions in ~47 months... you're likely asking too quickly. Put yourself in the shoes of one of our answerers for this tag. If you have one question like those today, and another in a ...


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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 mind the horrible cropping on my part - the button and mothership ARE actually aligned. :)


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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 system doesn't think your next one will be much better. One important point is that it's not a single question that does it, but a history of low quality ...


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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 enough, adding the game means the same question can be asked about a different game, and it's easier to know which game the question is applied to in any case ...


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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)) instead of a direct URL https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/q/15632/250180 because that looks so ugly and painful to my eyes. Hopefully you know this already, but ...


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Asking and answering your own question is an acceptable and allowed thing. Admittedly, we assume you are doing so in good faith to share information, rather than say, rep-farming or whatever. In general, there aren't really rules or quota or guidelines, other than the usual stuff that applies to all questions and answers. Like this blog post states, if ...


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You should include the game in the question title anytime it's needed to determine if you would want to read the question. Titles should be stand-alone summaries of questions without depending on tags. Some key points from that post: we should never force a tag into a title if it's not helpful, but... Nothing should be left out of a title just ...


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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 matches a query" then the first hit contains all the search phrase words in the body. If you perform the same search in "Ask Question", the result is those ...


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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. It will expire only once you've earned enough positive reputation to demonstrate your ability to post constructively. It is not a timed ban and it will not ...


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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. That user will need to contribute positively, starting with fixing their existing questions. However, the error message for a question ban doesn't mention any ...


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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 sites on the network. The design was proposed over the summer (according to chat, it was around the end of August), and implemented for everyone a couple of ...


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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 restricted to having to be obtainable without actually paying.


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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 perfectly acceptable Seems to sum it up. I also appreciate the points raised by @Wrigglenite If the title is enough to understand what game is being asked ...


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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 controls blocking gameplay on days it should be blocked? Note: You also have a duplicate 'but' in the last paragraph :)


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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 across the network. All of the SE network sites including Arqade have been updated with a new layout (and design changes to match). Arqade's site design rollout ...


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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 the content of the Q&A. If the post is low quality or shows no research effort like the second question you mentioned, it will most likely get downvoted. If ...


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Preface: This was intended to be posted as a response to kalina's answer, but kalina suggested that I make it its own answer considering its... magnitude. As a result of its original intention to be in comments, lesser thought was given to format. There are a couple of things that I am querying about the contents of this post: (1) Define what is meant by "...


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The best way to earn rep from questions is to ask questions that are likely to affect lots of people. Obviously asking about a popular game helps. It also helps to ask the questions shortly after the game is released, so that you catch all the other new users that have just purchased the game. Looking at my top-voted questions, they aren't particularly ...


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Go ahead and ask any number of valid questions that you have. Maybe you had a bunch of questions that you wanted answers to, but only just decided to post them, or maybe the game is new and very complex and there are many things about it that aren't adequately explained. In the end, it doesn't matter - the bottom line is that if your questions are good, ...


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