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The Memes of Arqade and its Chat

Meme: GnomeSlice getting into trouble with Autocomplete Originator: GnomeSlice's Funky Phone Cultural Height: Whenever GnomeSlice is on the busty or has cold fjords. Cultural Height 2.0: Snacks in ...
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

Below is a list of things which if you include in your question should protect you from being down voted/closed (unless it's a duplicate). Users can also just link back to this if a question lacks ...
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Is there actually a gap time between game release and question asking?

Nope. You are allowed to ask as long as it's publicly available. As you can see, it took people 4 hours to answer. To say that you need to wait some arbitrary amount of time is, frankly, absurd. ...
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Why was my other account removed?

Your account was removed because it was very clear it was a sockpuppet for another account. This was reinforced by subsequent behaviour by the master account. You can have more than one account on ...
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Just to clarify: are game-recommendations off topic on Arqade?

Game recommendations are off-topic and there's a close option for off-topic -> game/software/hardware recommendations.
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What warranted this 24 hour chat ban?

Scanning the question I'm responding to, I'd say "calling someone a dick" warranted the suspension. Scanning the transcript, I'd say "arguing about politics in chat" warranted the timeout. I wouldn'...
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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

Downvoting answers costs reputation. Your reputation is refunded if the answer is deleted, but otherwise, downvoting answers costs 1 reputation and downvoting questions are free.
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Questions about new game versions

I believe the correct thing to do is to post a new answer to the outdated question and specify that the new answer is for the updated version. You can leave a comment on the new (duplicate) question ...
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What is the difference between "bookmarking" and "following" a question?

There's a proposed FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange precisely about this topic. @arghtype's answer summarizes the main differences. when should I consider using each of them? You should use the 'follow' ...
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What is the point of rewarding existing answers?

This is for users who come across an answer they think is great that they want to award some of their reputation to as a bonus. Maybe there's an answer with a lot fewer upvotes than another that you ...
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The Memes of Arqade and its Chat

Meme: Wipqozn Cultural Height: Wipqozn realises his memetic status Background: This question, This question, This question & This question
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Can I find out why a user got deleted?

@Frank is right. We don't release information on why a user was deleted, so you're just going to need to remain in the dark about it.
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Looking for feedback from the community regarding "Dislikes"

First off: while your grammar could use some improvement, it's not that bad, and it usually isn't the main reason. Why isn't this mob farm working? is a Minecraft question. Some users have a ...
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Why can't I downvote answers or questions?

This is how the site is designed. Upvoting and downvoting are some of the many privileges that are unlocked that require 15 and 125 reputation respectively. Downvoting will lower users reputation, ...
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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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Is bumping your question for answers allowed?

No. Comments don't bump questions anyway. If you would like more exposure for your question, the best thing to do is set a bounty.
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Does the ban on game identification cover custom game levels?

I would say it falls into the exact same category as other game identification questions. Memory is inherently flawed and any question that relies on it alone for identifying a game, or mod. While a ...
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Why did we get 2 new mods?

Some of the existing moderators' capacity to handle flags has reduced, and the moderation burden became too unevenly split. This was the situation as of May 30th, 2016: We added two moderators to ...
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Locked post apply for unlock

Your question was locked because you kept reverting every attempt to improve it. When people edit your question or answer, they are trying to help it be better or more concise. It's not a good idea to ...
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Why can I not down-vote?

It's not a bug. You need to have 125 reputation to down-vote a question or answer. Also, down-voting an answer will take one reputation from the down-voter.
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Where do I post computercraft questions?

You should ask your ComputerCraft programming questions to StackOverflow with tag computercraft. You can ask non-programming questions like (not sure what I can include, I didn't use ComputerCraft ...
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Confused about moderators rejecting edits without author's consent

First, I think we should clear some things up: Moderators Recently an edit was proposed to one of my answers but before I got chance to review it, the edit was rejected by two moderators. Firstly,...
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Giving in to offended people is never a good idea

Since no moderator bothered to answer me privately, I drag this into public. Moderators are people too, with lives, jobs and families to attend to. We can't respond to everything right away and ...
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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

Sure, sounds reasonable. To disambiguate the topic area, I've retagged those questions with game-modifications and added the synonyms game-mods and modding too, for good measure. This way the tag is ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

You can't suggest reviews anymore now that you've reached 2000 reputation. The system (and the users who voted for your posts) trusts you to have learned how editing works by now, by having your ...
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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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