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Why are we getting so few questions for big new games?

From my personal perspective, I wouldn't ask a question about a brand new game here, either. There's not enough users. If I have a question on day one, it's typically the kind of question I'd like a ...
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Should we include the game name in questions titles?

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 ...
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Why are we getting so few questions for big new games?

Big releases don't always mean lots of questions right away. Some of our biggest tags with the most questions are ones where we didn't get a lot of questions right away. The contests really just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why are we getting so few questions for big new games?

No solutions from me, but some speculation about why many AAA games get so few questions asked. A lot of AAA games these days, like both of your examples, are iterative sequels. Often not much beyond ...
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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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Is it possible to sort questions by most viewed?

You can't do this - the site is not a popularity contest, it's a place for getting questions answered. You can however, check out the greatest hits page, which shows the most popular (by a metric a ...
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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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Are questions requiring answers based on facts OK?

Generally a question is modal; either it can be backed up by facts (it is objective) or it can't (it is subjective; these are rare and often off topic). In the case where a question is objective, a ...
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Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I think we should add a pokemon-bank tag. There are around 10 questions now that specifically ask something about the bank, and only the bank. For example: Can a new save withdraw from the pokemon ...
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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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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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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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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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Questions about odd in-game functions

Why shouldn't you? Remember, Downvotes aren't Close Votes. The latter means your question is in some way problematic; either it has serious flaws and needs to be fixed, or it's simply off topic and ...
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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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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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Is it worth salvaging a closed question that someone else has asked?

A lot of this comes down to why the question was closed in the first place. If the question was closed for being unclear, but you can decipher it, rewrite it in clearer language, and make it useful, ...
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