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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

I think having the HNQ for us is fine, we don't get that many questions that go hot, and there aren't too many problematic ones. However, we should make sure that good questions go to HNQ to give us a ...
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic SFF video game identification question to Arqade!

For a more general rule, the only time we should recommend moving questions between sites is if the question is off topic for the current site, but would be a good, on-topic question elsewhere. Some ...
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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer

By our technical definition, yes, you are a spammer. You've answered three questions promoting your tool. One of them is even a self answer. Looking at it in a more positive light...I think there's ...
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User changed the meaning of the question multiple times. What now?

In general, completely changing the meaning of a question is frowned upon throughout the Stack Exchange network. This is especially true if the edit invalidates one or more existing answers. For your ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

The first thing you need is a grasp of what is on and off topic. This is subjective, unfortunately, as different people have different views of what should be allowed. For purposes of upvoting, let's ...
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Why don't I have a positive question record?

Because you've asked questions that weren't... Positive. Most of these are deleted, of which you can still see the recent ones on your profile: All questions count when determining your record.
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What to do if I don't get an answer even after starting a bounty?

Leave the question - there is no reason to remove or close it. There are a few reasons to leave it: You may get an answer that works eventually! Someone else on the internet may one day have the same ...
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What types of question are not a good fit for the Hot Network Questions list?

Let's not mince words here: the Hot Network Question (HNQ) Removal button/tool was provided to give sites and the community at large the ability to remove controversial posts before those posts cause ...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

There is no "ideal body" (within this context). Nonessential body is certainly not required if the question is self-explanatory and complete, but it often helps to make the matter more relatable, ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

I didn't downvote these questions, everyone's votes are anonymous, and people can vote for a variety of reasons. the downvote tooltip (seen when hovering over it) states: This question does not ...
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Lots of low-quality questions recently

Not really? I mean, there may be some correlation between peoples' increased free time and their tendency to ask more questions based on what they play in their free time, but there doesn't seem to be ...
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Why is every question I ask getting deleted?

If your questions are indeed different from existing questions, you can (and often have to) specify that, and they won't be deleted. These two questions are the only ones you seem to have asked: Is ...
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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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Is Arqade.SE a (relatively) good place to ask Linux gaming questions?

For your specific question, asking about a save or configuration file location on Linux is on-topic for Arqade. There are several existing examples of this: Where's the [Ace Attorney] save file ...
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Is it acceptable to re-ask an unanswered question I posted on another site?

Seems fine to me. You probably shouldn't crosspost your question everywhere at once, but if you're still looking for an answer, there's really nothing wrong with reposting something here.
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Why can't I get the "Curious" badge?

I can see where the popup's wording can be a little confusing, as it kinda looks like it's saying 5/5 You no longer need to earn the positive record. For future reference, when a textual ...
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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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Why did so many questions I've answered get bumped to the Arqade homepage recently?

The community user bumps questions that have not gotten much attention; namely, the question is about a month old, its score is not negative, and it has received no upvoted or accepted answers. See ...
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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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How to handle a question with low effort?

While you can't vote to close it yet, you can still flag it: click Needs Improvement in the flagging dialog, and push the appropriate reason. This doesn't count as a vote, but simply adds it to the ...
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Include the game in the question title so that it's clearer in the Hot Network Questions list

It is not necessary to include the name of the game in the question since your question needs to be tagged for the game itself, and that is shown right under your question. You can put the name of ...
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Are questions confirming 100% completion possibility on topic?

I would say they are on topic, but things that would bluntly be 'what would be the checklist for 100%' would be not very well received. Mostly, I think, it's because usually the game is pretty obvious ...
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What is the ideal body for simple unambiguous one-liner questions?

Stating research, why/how you are having the problem, and stuff like that can help. But some questions are just really simple. In this question the title really sums it up but I added research to ...
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Please do not recommend moving an on topic SFF video game identification question to Arqade!

Looking at the last 5 of your questions on your site with both story-indentification and video-games I agree that no one should be recommending moving them to the Arqade. If any one of those questions ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

I'm much in line with @StrixVaria, but I'd thought I'd also add my thoughts. The vast majority of my question upvotes fall into two categories: "That's interesting" and "I was wondering the same ...
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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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Why have I been banned from asking questions?

That last question of yours at -5? That wasn't a year ago. It was last month. You can see it here. Not even mods are privy to how the rate limiters work. Nor can we lift them; it's meant to slow ...
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How can I improve or add detail to this downvoted question?

I don't see any serious issues with the linked question. It seems clear and includes some history of what you've looked into already. It's really no different than the numerous fastest way questions ...
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Is it acceptable to re-ask an unanswered question I posted on another site?

I actually don't see any reason at all why it wouldn't be acceptable. This entire platform tries to offer its information in a self-contained way. More often than not, information provided here can be ...
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