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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

I think this question is fine. This is a question that primarily: Points to an in-game thing Assumes it's some sort of reference, nod, in-joke or easter egg Asks what that thing is, or what the ...
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Why is the baseball rule question considered off-topic?

Why I closed it In this question, we decided not to make exceptions for finite subsets of the entire gaming universe for identification questions. In the off topic ruling I used, it explicitly says: ...
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Why was a mechanic question closed for Game Design and Development?

I see where these people are coming from, but I believe it's because they take overly-harsh interpretations of the "we can't answer why the developers did it that way" questions. I mean, yes, the ...
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My upvoted question getting no interactions?

It's entirely possible that nobody who actively uses the site knows the answer to your question. If that's the case, there's not much you can do on this site to address that. Your next most effective ...
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Did I do anything wrong with this answer?

I believe the main reason for the downvotes would be the fact that you answered a 6 year old question that already had an accepted answer. Also, possibly, the fact that you're advocating the use of ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

The question was closed incorrectly because of a slightly inaccurate title and because it asks "Why?". Most likely, the close voters read the question as "Why did the developer decide to give the ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

Welcome to the Hot Network Questions list! As you can see on the question's timeline, the post became a so-called Hot Question on 2019-06-06. Hot Questions are shown on the sidebar on every site on ...
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Problem with understanding an incorrectly closed valid question

I believe Zoma was incorrect: if you have made progress on your current issue so far or attempted to resolve the issue yourself to no success, the correct course of action is to edit your open ...
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Why is this question about "recommendations of games"?

Your question is a "recommendation" question because you're asking for us to find you an external resource based on the criteria you specify. Questions like this are technically off-topic, so they ...
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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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What is wrong with this question?

Unfortunately, the problem may not be with this question in particular. I believe the downvotes are due to your Skyrim questions, collectively. As you've probably noticed, this isn't the first time ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

No, this question should not have been reopened; it clearly meets the criteria for game identification. It's asking for the first game that started this, with this line: Which game starts this ...
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No button to create a fourth bounty on my question?

Each time you add a new bounty to the same question, the minimum amount of reputation that you can offer is doubled. From the Help Center: Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same ...
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Should this question have been closed for mentioning piracy?

The thread When does a question "support piracy and pirated games"?, addressing exactly this problem, has an accepted answer. The closing of the question you mention goes against this and ...
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Why was this question about running Valorant on a Mac computer downvoted?

Personally, I downvoted the question because a quick research would have told you that VALORANT can only be played on PC. End of the line. The official site even tried to tell you, since there is no ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

The wrong close reason was used, it should've been "Too broad" instead. There is not enough information in the question to narrow down the problem enough to suggest a solution, so it's too broad to be ...
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Why is this mildly subjective Minecraft question getting downvoted?

It isn't mildly subjective, it's very subjective. The answers not coming to much agreement is an indicator of that. What does "hardest" mean? Time consuming? Risk of death? Something ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

In addition to the hot questions list, which exposes your question to a ton of people on the Stack Exchange network, never underestimate a good answer to a good question. Your answer is exactly what ...
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Are the rules or details of speedrunning specific games on topic?

The question was closed because, in it's original form, it was clearly just asking for videos of Doom speedruns: Is there a video on the internet of someone doing a DOOM 2 speedrun on Nightmare ...
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Comparing graphics between gaming consoles shouldn't be closed as opinion-based

As a new user, I appreciate the effort you made in order to make this question on-topic by coming to the meta. It shows effort on your part to be a part of our community! With that said, we are Arqade,...
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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

It appears that your question has been re-opened, which it deserves to be. Something to note: the game-identification tag is a pretty touchy topic in this community, which is why I believe it was ...
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How can I get an answer on my question deleted, when my flags are denied?

Your first flag was declined by the community, and your second flagged was declined by a moderator. The reason your flag was declined is because the "Not an Answer" flag isn't intended for ...
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What should we do with clearly fake questions?

It's not the first time a user has tried to start a weird rumour about a game, most commonly Minecraft. These are not actually questions and should be closed as off-topic, with a custom reason ...
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Should we split the Bedrock NBT question into different questions for each possible workaround?

Yes In any other context, a question that asked "how do I make items placable on other blocks", "how do I create charged creepers", "how go I give players custom potions",...
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List of Bedrock NBT workarounds to be posted as separate questions

To help whoever implements this out, I am going to sort the existing duplicates between the new questions: This is a community wiki answer, so feel free to edit it if there are mistakes or you want to ...
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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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Should we allow an identification question for a game CD or game bundle that lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself?

I feel like the question this meta is about is very hard to answer. All we know is a particular game that was maybe in the bundle. Even if they included screenshots of that game, it doesn't really ...
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Question closed as Game-Rec (and now has a delete vote)

The question is a request for an external resource which is problematic in itself but doesn't quite make it a 'Shopping Recommendation', which is off-topic for a bunch of reasons mainly to do with ...
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

The reason it was downvoted is probably because it lacks research effort. I did a quick google search with this text: steam how can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? And I ...
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Should this post be considered spam?

I was the one who flagged it as spam, and my reasons were: It was put into the First Answers queue, where the system identified it as spam (there was a message banner on the review item stating this) ...
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