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Is "This question requires developer only knowledge" the same thing as developer intent?

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 ...
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"What order should I play the Half-life series in?" question

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 ...
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What do we do with highly upvoted, accepted, wrong answers?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Should the E.T. question be reopened?

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 ...
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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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I asked a question that they didn't know how to answer, so they flagged it?

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 ...
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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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What do we do with highly upvoted, accepted, wrong answers?

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 ...
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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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Why was this answer locked?

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 ...
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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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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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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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What do we do with highly upvoted, accepted, wrong answers?

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 ...
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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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I asked a question that they didn't know how to answer, so they flagged it?

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 ...
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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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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 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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What do we do with highly upvoted, accepted, wrong answers?

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 ...
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What does RNG mean? comments extension

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 ...
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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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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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