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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

This sounds like a good idea. Listening to the community is a good idea. Experimenting is a good idea. Setting a specific time to review the results is a good idea.
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

/r/tipofmyjoystick https://old.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/ This is a subreddit dedicated to answering game identification questions, and allows identification questions without any sort of assets.
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Is it appropriate to ask for reopen votes on correctly identified ITGs?

No, it's not in this case, because... well, quite frankly, there's no longer a question here. We don't allow game identification questions of the "help me remember this old game" variety. The ...
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Please don't vote to close spam questions

Flagging spam as 'Spam' is already the most extreme action you can take - with enough spam flags raised on a post, it will be auto-deleted (without needing moderator intervention) and the user account ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

status-completed This close reason is now active. We reviewed the stats in the following post, with majority community support for leaving the close reason in place: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

The question was closed incorrectly because of a slightly inaccurate title and because it asks "Why?". Most likely, the close voters read the question as "Why did the developer decide to give the ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

If the game you remember has a clear Science Fiction or Fantasy theme, then you can ask on our sister-site: Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange Please see their helpful video game ...
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Problem with understanding an incorrectly closed valid question

I believe Zoma was incorrect: if you have made progress on your current issue so far or attempted to resolve the issue yourself to no success, the correct course of action is to edit your open ...
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Oh, look, it's "unreleased content" again

Nonsense is what happened. Before the edit, we had a crappy question, asking if someone had information. We love those questions, don't we? But this is just a phrasing issue. Editing the question can ...
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Is there a duplicate for that? Pokémon GO Edition

Here is a list of the most commonly repeatedly asked questions. These are almost all related to technical issues that people are having with the game. Pokemon Go login issues after update Is it ...
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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

I consider homebrewing a subset of modding your console. And wouldn't you know it, we already have discussed our stance on that: What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles? both of the ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Gamingsuggestions subreddit on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/gamingsuggestions/ This is a Reddit community focused specifically on suggesting games to play based on criteria given by the user. ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

This will depend entirely on the mod that you're having issues with, but: Reach out to the Developer or Community Team surrounding the mod Minecraft has stabilised a lot over the years, and most of ...
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Question posted in a language other than english and was closed. Should I translate it and vote to reopen it?

No, only the asker should translate their own posts. The question itself isn't the problem, it's communicating with the asker. Once the post is translated, every other possible step of a question's ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

It seems the consensus is to change the wording to be geared towards editing the current question, rather than asking another. I propose the quote should be: This question has been asked before ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Suggested Close reason: Our support for video game identification is for situations where you find a game in a video, advertisement, news article, movie and so on, and you have a picture, video/audio ...
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Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review

I think the Modded Minecraft close reason serves a good purpose and should remain. While I think the Unreleased/Illegal close reason was also useful, we get more off-topic Modded Minecraft posts than ...
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Is this question off topic because of the release date?

I don't know about Diablo 3, so this is more of a general answer. If the content you ask about is, or has been available to the general public (usually through a public beta either through sign-ups, ...
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League of Legends (again) and "opinion based" questions

The question was basically asking for a recommendation of which champions to play. It's not useful to future visitors of the site, especially because any given answer could very well be invalidated in ...
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When do I Vote to Close?

If a question is unclear and it can't be answered in its current state, voting to close it as "Unclear what you're asking" is perfectly fine, I'd even say it's expected. Should the question then be ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Bridge If you have at least 20 reputation, you're welcome to join us in The Bridge, Arqade's main chat room. Most of the regulars have played quite a few games, and might be able to identify the ...
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What's wrong with a question about the rarest Steam achievements?

My understanding of the system is that if you edit a question that was 'on hold' it is automatically nominated for reopening, and is put into the reopen review queue. At this point it takes 5 users ...
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Can we have less "Unclear what you're asking" close votes?

Too Broad is for when the question is answerable, but the answer would be too long for our format. Unclear What You're Asking is for when the question can't be usefully answered because it doesn't ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

No, this question should not have been reopened; it clearly meets the criteria for game identification. It's asking for the first game that started this, with this line: Which game starts this ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Alternative Close reason: Game identification questions that rely solely on memory are off topic here. If you find a game in a video, advertisement, news article, movie and so on, and you have a ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

The Bridge If you have at least 20 reputation, you're welcome to join us in The Bridge, Arqade's main chat room. Most of the regulars have played quite a few games, and might be able to suggest a game,...
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Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?

I would choose to replace the "unreleased or illegal" close vote reason. It's the close reason that used the least It's easy to identify - Unreleased game questions are obvious and are usually off-...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I agree that that question is too broad. The "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" page says Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that ...
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