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Reading order questions are very common for longer series of books or complex cases like Terry Pratchett's Discworld. And for game series the same issues apply as with books. While the answers can be very subjective, there is very often a large amount of pretty objective data in them as well. Chronology of the plot between games is objective, and how much ...


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I'd like to push back on the current thinking that mod-rec is a bad thing. Right now the arguments I've heard against them are that they are bad by association with game-rec. The things that are bad about game-rec are described in this meta: So, your typical game recommendation is a question that has two qualities. A shopping recommendation - ...


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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 medium-sized edits should not be done. They should, which is why we can. It's that to me (and presumably others), this particular question was unsalvagable ...


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There's a few of reasons we have this "no pre-release questions" policy, attached to it rulings about reopening things when time hits. Some are political, others are quite mechanical. It's an invalid question at the time it is asked. We cannot field a question before the game's release, so it counts as a future point in time and is pointedly off-topic for ...


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The question got flagged with that meta as being evidence that it should be reopened. I read over the answers to that meta and it seemed like the consensus was that "if the size of the answer is not too broad, easter egg questions are okay." The scope of the answer seems defined by the accepted answer on the question. I looked at that answer, and it did ...


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If it is closed for whatever reason, it's closed. Reopening it just to close it with another reason doesn't make sense. You're either: Making extra work for a mod to reopen and then close it with whatever reason you think it actually needs or You need 5 people to vote to reopen and then 5 new people to vote to close. Which is a lot of overhead for ...


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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 simply explaining that a question is unclear, or perhaps off-topic, or whatever reason the question doesn't meet our standards, it can help the user understand what ...


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Your blue circles are in the wrong place. You have circled the total reviews from all users. I have drawn red circles around the values you should be considering.


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With your recent edit to the question I believe your question is now fine, and five other users seem to agree with me since it has since been re-opened. I wasn't one of the closers, but your questions is a duplicate. A complete answer to the question Can you romance multiple people? should cover any special cases, including your Diana Allers example. ...


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Your latest revision reads: I've been reading about several different ways to use a mouse for gaming, including palm, claw, and fingertip grips. I understand that the claw and fingertip grips allow for more precise movement and faster button presses than the palm grip, but how much of a difference in game-play performance can I expect, as measured by K/D ...


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1. Question title Your title could be clearer, I'm not sure what this is asking: ELI5 — Steering Non-linearity A question title should be the actual question or problem you face: what is it about Steering Non-linearity that you need help with? From what I gathered from reading your question, you want to know the difference between Steering Non-linearity and ...


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I agree that these question aren't duplicates, and I have voted to reopen (and as of my posting the question is open). I can see why it got closed - the questions are similar - but they are completely different questions. The first question, How can I get to the final fight without wasting consumables?, is about which tactics to use prior to the fight in ...


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So, your typical game recommendation is a question that has two qualities. A shopping recommendation - shopping recommendations are considered off-topic because of being too localized, often subjective, and tend to attract discussion. These kinds of questions solicit opinions of what is a good buy, or if they think one or more specific items are a good buy. ...


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We don't usually like objective questions that ask why things are the way they are or what the origin of something is as those questions often either fall in the realm of game design (regrettably off topic) or are quite challenging to answer authoritatively without resorting to guesstimations, like I just have in the comments. There's no easy fix for this. ...


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From the MSO post about changes to "Close as Duplicate" (emphasis in original): So here are the changes we made: We've changed the instructions everywhere to indicate that the answers to the original question must solve the dupe’s problem. That means that the original must have an answer † When a question gets closed as dupe, instead of just ...


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I agree that they're different and had voted to reopen your question. I also agree on both of your reasons. From a comment of mine there, in reply to this comment on why your question should be closed as a duplicate: ...I thought that the other question had a different scope and was asking about NPCs fighting/killing dragons while the player character is ...


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Everything below the "Edit" mark is a good question that sounds like an expert asking other experts for advice. It doesn't need anything added at this point – it needs the original "let me google that for you" seeding question above the edit mark removed and a title edit to describe the remaining problem.


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Specific case: While I don't necessarily agree with the assessment of this particular question as too broad, there is definitely a strong case for it. The question asks for a comprehensive list, which tends not to work particularly well for this format. However, it is more specifically open-ended lists that don't work well, and I personally don't feel this ...


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When they are asking about different bugs. If you can demonstrate that the bugs are not identical then there is no reason for one of them to be/remain closed as a duplicate.


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