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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

tl;dr: Yes, lets end the pain and suffering. I propose we should allow only Vanilla Minecraft & Minecraft Pocket/Console edition crashes & issues. I feel that any attempt to segregate mods ...
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Vast amounts of Minecraft Crash questions

On Anime and Manga when you use the Identification Request Tag you get a red box around the tag area with a notice suggesting to use the Google Reverse Image search with a link to a Meta Post ...
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

Below is a list of things which if you include in your question should protect you from being down voted/closed (unless it's a duplicate). Users can also just link back to this if a question lacks ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

Yes, let's make them off topic and be done with it already. Expertise One problem I see in keeping them on-topic is that we basically require the people answering be Java programmers. Not only that, ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

Trying to play devil's advocate here: There is value in keeping these questions. Not a whole lot, granted, but some. We can have expertise in this area; it will require a very good understanding of ...
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What to do about flood of low-quality Minecraft questions?

If the question is just crap, you can downvote. With four or more downvotes (net), the question will disappear from the main page. If the question has been asked before and has a decent answer, ...
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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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Separate site for Minecraft

If you are not happy to see any tags, you can use "Ignored Tags" panel to ignore them. After that these tags won't appear on main page or in search for you.
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Modded Minecraft server tech support

Let's keep it off-topic. Any minecraft questions that have something to do with tech support and mods are off-topic. Let's keep it that way. The questions being on server tech support may make them ...
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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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Why do we have so many Minecraft tags?

There are 3 types of tags beyond the base Minecraft tag here: Core parts of minecraft: things like Redstone, Commands, Resource pack. These are usually quite complicated and a game in themselves to ...
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What to do before asking a minecraft-commands question?

The first thing you should do before asking a question is read this guide to Minecraft Commands, to make sure that you know the basics. The second thing to do is to make sure to search Arqade to see ...
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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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What exactly is technical support?

My line for tech support is essentially this: Does Minecraft currently work? Is it unmodded? If both of those questions come up as no, then I hit the close button. Because that was essentially at ...
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We need a minecraft trouble shooting tag because it has a large portion of questions

No. The technical-issues tag exists, and should be used in these cases. There is no reason to have a specific tag for this.
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We shouldn't have a close reason specific to a single game. What is a better close reason?

The close reason is very specifically: Technical Support of Modded Minecraft. Here's the definition from the Help Center: Troubleshooting and diagnosis of modded Minecraft, including crashes, ...
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Can "What is the seed for this Minecraft image" questions be asked?

I think a problem with this question is that it is impossible to answer. There isn't a tool to identify the seed of a world by inputting the appearance of the screenshot, and people who play Minecraft ...
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Where do I post computercraft questions?

You should ask your ComputerCraft programming questions to StackOverflow with tag computercraft. You can ask non-programming questions like (not sure what I can include, I didn't use ComputerCraft ...
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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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What information does a Minecraft crash dump contain on its own?

A Minecraft crash dump contains a lot more information than people give them credit for. You have to dig for the information, sure, so providing something other than just a crash dump is very helpful, ...
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How do I ask Minecraft Questions?

Here on Arqade we expect a certain degree of research effort when it comes to asking questions as with any StackExchange Site. Below is a guide to hopeful help you in knowing what to look for, where ...
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Are questions regarding Minecraft's commands and syntax eligible for flagging?

No, these should not be flagged, unless they do not fit the Arqade format or are duplicates. Asking about commands in Minecraft is on-topic. It even has it's own tag - minecraft-commands, which had ...
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Tagging for Minecraft Bedrock Edition

How Minecraft versions are organized There are three main Minecraft codebases. To simplify, I'm gonna call them Java, Bedrock and Console. Following are the versions of Java codebase: Classic, ...
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Pocket Edition is now Bedrock. Why PE is not a synonym? When should the PE tag be used?

This had been discussed before here, but without a conclusion (or really any wider response at all). I had written an answer there, but in the >2 years since then I learned more about the different ...
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The great Minecraft tag family cleanup!

The following merges/renames have been completed: Merged/renamed without synonyms: minecraft→minecraft-java-edition minecraft-console→minecraft-legacy-console minecraft-windows-10→minecraft-bedrock-...
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Can "What is the seed for this Minecraft image" questions be asked?

No, unless there is enough interest and specialty (e.g. the image appears on the splash screen), such questions have no utility to future readers, and therefore goes against Stack Exchange's ultimate ...
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Can we please stop using inline code for formatting full Minecraft commands?

I believe that this should be left up to discretion of the editors. Look at the following examples: When I see: Use /tellraw instead of /say. I think: Perfect. When I see: Here is my full command: ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

Tech Support should be completely off-topic Tech support as a topic, in general, has exactly the same problems that Minecraft tech support questions have. To be clear, by "tech support" I ...
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Where should we direct users asking questions on technical support for modded games?

If you want to, you direct them to ask the mod creators for support. Beyond that, there's not really much we can do for them.
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Proper Flag for Modded Minecraft Questions

While @Wipqozn offers a correct solution for voting to close, people with under 3k rep cannot vote to close or flag as off topic with custom reasons. Thus, in my opinion, they should just flag as ...
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