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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

tl;dr: A bit of both. Stack Overflow (and later, the entire SE Network including Arqade) was built primarily to solve three problems with 'advice'-style communities on the net: Well-Hidden Knowledge ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

I'm having trouble understanding the motivation for limiting ourselves here. As always, if a specific question doesn't have enough information to answer it, then close it for being unclear. If the ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

This sounds like a good idea. Listening to the community is a good idea. Experimenting is a good idea. Setting a specific time to review the results is a good idea.
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What, if any, policy changes should we make to account for the recent changes to the AUP regarding sexually explicit content?

In my personal opinion, sexually explicit games are probably in-scope. Mainstream games like Baldur's Gate 3 have included sexually explicit material, so I think we can reach that conclusion without ...
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What can we do if some site copies our content?

If Quora wants to pay for that kind of low-effort content, they're free to do that. They seem to only use the title, which isn't really enough in my opinion to make it plagiarism. There are only so ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

The latest set of terminology has several negative traits that reveal they aren't necessarily a good fit for us. Is there a common name for pop-up damage numbers, such as in RPGs? there is no one ...
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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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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

Personally, I see no problem with your proposed question. You are simply asking about a fairly benign thing (creating a second account for an MMO, with no ill-intent) and wanting to know if this would ...
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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

I consider homebrewing a subset of modding your console. And wouldn't you know it, we already have discussed our stance on that: What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles? both of the ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Suggested Close reason: Our support for video game identification is for situations where you find a game in a video, advertisement, news article, movie and so on, and you have a picture, video/audio ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

I think that we need to have a flat-out ban on all ChatGPT content. It is not possible to avoid plagiarism. Others have discussed the citation problem, which is important. But if someone is simply ...
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What to do with an overwritten question with an open bounty?

I have removed the bounty and rolled back the edit. In the future, if this comes up again, feel free to raise a custom moderator flag, since moderators have the ability to remove a bounty, refunding ...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

In general: This is a bit of a gray area. It's not always obvious whether a developer strictly intended for a demo to allow something, and developers (usually) do intend for players to download and ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Alternative Close reason: Game identification questions that rely solely on memory are off topic here. If you find a game in a video, advertisement, news article, movie and so on, and you have a ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

Moderation should focus on what the user is posting rather than how the user got their information. Cases such as the one you mentioned, in which the answerer did not credit ChatGPT and simply ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

A record of questions affected by this meta post: (I feel it's helpful to record results to evaluate if a change was effective or not.) What do I get from playing a Seasonal character without RoS? ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Result?

This came up so infrequently that it's pretty difficult to make a policy decision based on the results. On the other hand, this came up so infrequently and was such a low burden that, to me, it makes ...
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How exactly did this answer violate our Piracy policy?

Was that answer unintentionally advocating pirated content (despite the website saying it doesn't support piracy)? As far as I could tell, yes. The purpose of the pages in the answer is for users to ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

I cannot, in good conscience, support this rule. My arguments have already been made. To that end, I am abstaining from voting on duplicates completely until the time period has passed. I will not ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

AI generated answers should at the very least cite what tool was used to generate them. If a user does not disclose that their post was generated by an AI, it should be flagged like any other ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

Here's a thing! Look at the thing! What is the thing! This is a stanchion. You may not have known that. I didn't know that for a long time. Often times we see it places but we don't know what to call ...
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Please make more strict rules about what is to be considered a duplicate and what isn't!

First, you can find our current duplicate question policy in this question. The first question you reference, the one about No Man's Sky, not only is still open, but it has only one close vote. The ...
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Why was an edit to include information from comments reverted by a moderator?

This question is based on a slight misunderstanding. It's true that posts are a collaborative effort, but that doesn't mean post authorship is completely nonexistant. Just a look at the voting and ...
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Is the automatic deletion of "abandoned" questions a good thing?

It probably isn't the most ideal system, but its been that way for a long time, and I don't think we can change that for our site alone. While there is a community process in place to undelete posts, ...
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Is the automatic deletion of "abandoned" questions a good thing?

No. The automatic deletion of "abandoned" questions is generally not a good thing for Arqade. I think the current criteria for Community bot (Roomba) deletion, especially the view count ...
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What is the policy for a good question, but where the given use case violates a EULA?

We are completely against users asking or answering questions that involve illegal activity. So much so that if you merely imply that you're pirating a game, your post will be removed. However, ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

The problem with ChatGPT and the reason why it got banned on the main site was because ChatGPT does not "know" anything and because of that often gives inaccurate or even completely wrong ...
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Should we ban AI-generated content on Arqade?

An outright ban on AI-generated answers may throw the baby out with the bathwater. There could be useful AI-generated answers, especially if someone decides to train one specifically for that purpose....
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What, if any, policy changes should we make to account for the recent changes to the AUP regarding sexually explicit content?

We have always allowed posts about romance options in RPGs. Arguably, descriptions of those scenes could be considered sexually explicit. Note that sexually explicit material isn't limited to photos ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

I'm not sure what you mean by if the existing question helps the new asker. (Note this is the first time I've seen anything about this) Look at this Question for example. It is asking what are all ...
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