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Setting aside for a second how accurate or otherwise this particular answer is, in a more general case: If an answer is sorta-right, but only in a certain set of circumstances, and doesn't make that quite clear, edit it to make it clear, and maybe prompt the OP to expand their answer if they can. An answer that contains a lot of great research but doesn't ...


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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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This is not developer intent. As we have discussed before, answerability is a horrible metric for whether or not a question should be considered on-topic or not. In this case, without scouring the game code, there is no way to prove anything that those answering the question are saying, fair enough. However, this doesn't suddenly make it about developer ...


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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: Questions asking for help identifying a game, based on a description, feature list, or any other criteria are off-topic Emphasis mine. You are asking a ...


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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 question could be about why the developers designed the game that way. But more specifically, and more helpfully to other users and possibly other effects that ...


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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 alcohol and cannabis as a way to help gaming, which could jive badly with some users. Obligatory 'Tim lost his keys' post


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It absolutely should be opened. Frank and I discussed this on the question at large before the comments were deleted. To reiterate everything that was said there would be cumbersome, so I'm just going to address the concerns that were raised on this meta: Answering it would be done with nothing but guesses. Not true at all. There are plenty of official ...


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It's OK to answer a question and provide additional information to the asker that they didn't specifically ask for. Actually, I'd consider this to be good form and highly encouraged. Most people asking questions are people who don't know enough yet about the topic to ask the best question possible. It's kind of a catch-22 in that if you could ask a very ...


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Although I wasn't one of the close voters, your question is asking for a recommendation, which most of our user base feels shouldn't be allowed in any shape or form. Although I'm not going to go into all the details on why this is the case, the main reason is that they fall under bad subjective, which means there can be no one right answer, and it's just ...


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I am a non-involved user. The way I interpret your question is as follows: "I noticed that you can apparently achieve temporary invulnerability in VATS. How else can this mechanic be used?" (If this isn't quite right, feel free to correct me). The way I am reading it, you essentially want people to come up with situations that this game mechanic could be ...


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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 the Stack Exchange network, bringing much more attention to the question itself, and the site it's from. In order for a question to become a Hot Question, it ...


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I've seen two complaints about the answer. One is that the answer is wrong. The other is that the answer is harmful. Let's look at those: Wrongness We don't even need to look at the specific question/answer to evaluate this one. It's simple. We don't delete wrong answers. We've never been in the business of deleting wrong answers. People can self-delete ...


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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 typically get closed. However, I think you can still salvage the question by changing the wording to match the actual info you're looking for. Instead of asking ...


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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 trend, which game solidified it? It's actually an open ended subjective identification question, as it not only wants to know which was first, but which games ...


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My understanding of the system is that if you edit a question that was 'on hold' it is automatically nominated for reopening, and is put into the reopen review queue. At this point it takes 5 users with 3000+ rep to agree that the edit(s) fixed whatever issues caused it to be put on hold in the first place (Just as it took 5 users to put it on hold). Unless ...


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I'll pop in here, as one of the people who rejected. But, before I explain things out, I'll just leave this here link to a fairly good explanation why I chose to reject. It's already been mentioned in the comments, but I want to relink it, because it's really the core of why I rejected the edit. In short, your edit wasn't a matter of style, or fixing typos; ...


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It was locked to prevent a rollback war, and to prevent users from defacing the post, which you can see in the edit history. Unfortunately, locking a post locks all aspects, including votes, but sometimes it's necessary when people are feeling destructive.


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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 one of your Skyrim questions has been negatively received. There's actually been a meta raised about your Skyrim questions. Many of your questions have garnered ...


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As a general rule, assuming commenters don't understand your question is a non-starter; you often don't need domain knowledge of the game to understand a question is problematic. A question meeting the most technical definition of such doesn't automatically mean it's something we can support, or allow. Now, to specifics: For a point of reference, here ...


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The answer states that it's absolutely impossible to corrupt a save game by closing a game through Alt+F4. Instead of absolutes, the answer comes from a practical viewpoint. If the software is really liable to get Alt+F4 wrong after Win95 had it working correctly in MSPaint, any other part of it is of questionable quality too. If the software is really so ...


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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 answered. In this case, the question doesn't mention what they've tried, doesn't mention what happens when they try, and it doesn't mention why they believe ...


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No. Making it a policy that questions need to answer what the question text says, exactly what the question text says and nothing else is risky at best and counterproductive at worst. I assume your example question is Are there guns which regenerate ammo?, where your answer was deleted. It simply read: There are currently no known guns that replenish ...


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The Off Topic rule is defined as a question not following the scope that our FAQ defines. The pertinent part of this, IMHO, is: Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. Despite your protest to the contrary, the question is very much subjective. Day9's "charisma", as mentioned by the ...


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Very highly upvoted, very wrong answers get very deleted. We have one precedent for this and it was a rather uncontroversial call. It's simple to see why: we're spreading misinformation and that's not cool. This should never happen, but occasionally it does, and when it does happen we don't really have anything else we can do about it. This isn't the case, ...


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The thing about your question is that there isn't a question there anymore. It was originally downvoted, but left open, due to the question being trivially easy to answer. That's to be expected for simple questions. Once you attempted to provide some research to counteract the downvotes, you answered your own question. A Google search (which seems to ...


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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 the asker was looking for, and on top of that, provided an easy to understand answer to anyone who has played Minecraft before. I expect there have been a lot ...


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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, Stack Overflow is another Stack Exchange network that works with programming. While it is the biggest and I've often called Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow on ...


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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 explaining that we only accept real questions about problems relating to gaming.


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I don't think this question should have been closed. For related meta-discussions about technical support questions, see: Are questions about games that won't start wanted here? Which type of technical support questions are on-topic? Should we support tech support questions for games on alternative (unsupported) operating systems? Should general ...


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