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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one This question and answers further detail downvoting, closing, question protecting and flagging.


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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links This question details how to deal with spam posts on the site.


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What is an audiovisual artifact? This question and answers detail what is required for identify-this-game to be acceptable.


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When does a question "support piracy and pirated games"? This question and answers detail what the community considers to support piracy.


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When is a game publicly available? This question and answers reflect the community's opinion on when a game in development is no longer considered off-topic.


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Are trivial questions allowed on the site? This question and accepted answer reflect the community's opinion on trivial questions.


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This might have been a useful question two years ago when Gaming.SE first opened. Two years later, I think evidence has shown that there isn't really any need for any special ruleset in this regard. While it's true that we do get different sorts of problem posts than say, StackOverflow (if I had to guess, we probably get less spam, more outright vandalism), ...


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Let's be nice to each other Details the ideal sentiment of the site and the community we're trying to build.


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What do we do with questions about games that can no longer be played? This question and answers detail how we handle games that are no longer available.


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Should lore questions as an entire category be banned? This question and associated answers detail the community's opinion on lore questions and concludes that lore questions are on topic on Arqade.


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Please don't misuse the voting system This question details voting practices and the answers contain more information and a great guide on voting.


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How do we handle duplicate answers? This question and answers detail the policy on duplicate answers, which is to delete exact duplicates.


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Edit wars are bad. Don't encourage or participate in them Useful for people who are just coming into the edit rep threshold.


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Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the situation? Reflects community consensus regarding questions that are "mod recommendations", AKA "mod rec" (questions where mods are mentioned as possible or preferable solutions by the OP) Quoting excerpts from the current top-voted answer by agent86: On our ...


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Should we reopen questions being closed for 'unreleased game' after the game is released? This question and answers go into detail about question parking and reopening unreleased questions.


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When is non-game-specific still on-topic? This question and answers reflect the community's opinion on questions about non-game-specific programs.


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We are allowed a maximum of 4 custom close reasons. Currently these are: Questions that ask for recommendations of games, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on why these sorts of questions don't work here, see "So, what actually is a Game-Rec?" and "Q&A Is Hard. Let's Go Shopping!" Questions about unreleased or illegal content are ...


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I don't think we need to update the FAQ. If question about "plot and characters" being on-topic isn't going to stop close votes, I don't think adding the word "lore" in there is going to change anything. Most "lore" questions are actually about plot and characters anyway. As others have mentioned in comments, I also don't think a lore tag will fix any ...


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I think the tag is just fine as it is. The excerpt mentions that the tag should be used For questions that ask what a gaming-specific term means. Nothing about it mentions labelling a gaming-specific thing with a name. Furthermore, the tag's full info mentions that It is not appropriate for repository style questions that seek to span the terminology ...


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About the violence inherent in Stack Exchange: freedom of speech This post reflects the policy on editing and moderating content on the site.


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Outdated Answers Due to Patches This question & associated answer show how to retroactively deal with questions that may be outdated or obsolete.


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What's our procedure for asking about not-quite-legal games? Reflects community consensus regarding questions about games in a legal gray area - e.g. fan-made ROM patches


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Should I approve suggested edits that I don't know if they are true? This question and associated answer detail approving suggested edits without prior knowledge or researching the amendment to ensure it is correct.


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Non-gaming gaming console questions -- allowed? This question and answers conclude that all console questions are on topic whether or not they are about gaming.


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Are questions about patch notes too localized? This question and answers detail "patch note" questions and conclude that questions should be about a part of game not about recent changes to that part of the game.


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Following a larger discussion around how we can better help users that visit our site, Arqade now has a community faq question for suggesting good places to go for recommendation questions (that are off-topic on Arqade): My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead? Please feel free to add fresh answers to this FAQ ...


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Are questions about unreleased consoles on topic? Similar to questions about unreleased games, unreleased consoles are also off-topic.


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What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles? Reflects community consensus regarding questions about hacked/modded consoles


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Please fill in the alt text for images on this site This question deals with accessibility of the site, specifically with filling in image alternate text so screen readers can give a meaningful description of the image. There are still plenty of images posted every day with 'Enter image description here'. We should be proactively enforcing this, instead ...


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