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What to do with Pokémon Go questions where askers mistake us for Niantic support?

I think most of the questions are fine and covered by existing close reasons and other moderation tools like protection for popular questions. There is one thing I'd like to enforce for pokemon-go in ...
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14 votes

Please don't discourage new users from using this site

No. Let me preface this by saying that I disagree with your edit. It's a complete re-write of the question and you used too much guesswork to fill in the blanks for my taste. I'm not saying small and ...
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11 votes

Can we stop voting down new user's posts?

If a post has very low quality (that you can't clearly understand what it means), it'll be downvoted and people will usually comment with the reason. If the post has acceptable yet still low quality, ...
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Do we need more reputation to comment than to answer?

Whilst Ashley's answer covers the requirements, I think it's worth knowing why this is the case in the first place. Here is my understanding of the reasoning behind the reputation barrier: The '...
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9 votes

Can (should) new users be able to answer their own questions?

According to this Meta Stack Exchange post (hat tip to the user dly for linking to this in the comments), new users can post answers to their own questions after a waiting period of 8 hours. That post ...
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8 votes

Too many one-question users

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 ...
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Do we have different definitions of "Looks OK"?

Grammar and punctuation are definitely important. If a post is really difficult to comprehend due to poor grammar, formatting, etc. to the point where it can't really be salvaged, those should ...
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7 votes

Create a chat room for the posts that don't fit the Q & A guidelines

There are lots of video gaming forums already. The world doesn't need yet another. Creating an Arqade-branded forum would be putting a massive amount of work into creating something that nobody needs. ...
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Can we stop voting down new user's posts?

Downvotes don't happen because users are new. In fact, they don't happen because of user actions at all. They happen because a post has an issue or two, and need fixing. Can they fix them? Sure. ...
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6 votes

Please don't discourage new users from using this site

As far as discouraging users goes, I can see how trying to maintain a certain standard can be a bit daunting. Initially, yes the system can be seen as a bit blunt, but that's where we come in. By ...
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What to do with unruly users?

Sometimes some people will just not grasp what you're asking them. Others don't want to and are just trolling. I'm pretty sure this one was one of the latter. Obviously we're here to provide ...
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5 votes
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Can you upvote/downvote answers to your own questions even without the required reputation?

No, there is no exception for answers to your own question when it comes to up- and downvotes; the only exception is the ability to post comments on them, because that is sometimes necessary to get a ...
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5 votes
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Would adding an additional prompt for 'game identification' questions encourage users to provide more information?

It's not that their descriptions need to be fleshed out some more; it's that we don't identify anything from pure memory. No amount of detail will change that. SE has experimented with a lot of ...
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Temporary users

Eh, there really isn't anything we can do. Particularly if they (as they often don't) didn't provide any sort of email address, or didn't check the box asking to receive email notifications of new ...
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User with multiple lost accounts

I think there are two proper courses of action they can take. One would be to reset their credentials, using the password reset option available when trying to log in (though I believe this will only ...
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Create a chat room for the posts that don't fit the Q & A guidelines

As neat as it would be to have forums with subject matters directly corresponding to the subject matters of the various stacks, and with similarly robust community moderation, that's a whole new ...
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Create a chat room for the posts that don't fit the Q & A guidelines

No. We don't create sites for the things SE doesn't take. That's essentially a dump site, and doomed to fail. Nobody will stick around there, and it just leads to a completely dead site.
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Duplicate user accounts

It's possible s/he's browsing in private-mode, meaning that once the browser is closed, all cookies are erased. It's not necessarily malice or ill-will. Update: The 9 or so accounts seem to have now ...
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Can we do something about suggested edits that are replies to the original answer?

Can we improve the wording either above or beside the suggested edit window, emphasizing how an edit should work? This has now basically been implemented. The guidance displayed in the "How to ...
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Can you upvote/downvote answers to your own questions even without the required reputation?

For a lot of new site users - they just aren't interested in why we vote, edit, close questions, and so on - they just want an answer to their question. And that's ok! Not everyone has to be an avid ...
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Do we have different definitions of "Looks OK"?

Heartfelt appeal. The review queue is something that should be taken seriously, I still see users clicking "Looks OK" on everything, without even reading and fixing a bad written title. And ...
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