Frank
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Should Arqade be divided into sections?
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Absolutely not. Arqade is nowhere near the size of SO, which is the largest site in the network. If there are too many games, as you state, you can always ignore the tags of those games you don't ...

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What is a reasonable approach to deal with other Arqade users that seem to be ratting on you?
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I'll be blunt: I've noticed a pattern with your contributions, and I don't like what I see. You tend to post several questions and answers within a very small period of time. This means your overall ...

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How do we handle duplicate answers?
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My vote is to delete the answer. We are not in the business of coddling new users. If a new user posts an answer that provides no additional value, there are a few likely reasons: The user has ...

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How can I improve my answers to remove my answer ban?
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19 votes

Okay. Let's take a look at your current activities. Your first answer: Yes u can. All u have to do is tap on his name and tap promote to leader, if your talking about Clash of Clans. If you're ...

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Why was my other account removed?
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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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Is it possible to ask a question which isn't considered "off-topic" on this site?
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Yes, as a matter of fact, it is possible to ask questions that are on-topic. That said, questions need to meet our standards. "Why did they design it that way?" questions, like your linked ...

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Is it ok to answer a question that has already been correctly answered?
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We have a policy of deleting duplicate answers. That only applies to answers that don't add anything on the existing answers, though. If you believe you can provide a better answer, feel free! If you ...

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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?
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Trying to play devil's advocate here: There is value in keeping these questions. Not a whole lot, granted, but some. We can have expertise in this area; it will require a very good understanding of ...

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Some people here are abusing their power
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The problem is that this is the internet. There are a rather large number of people who frequent Arqade, and our tastes can differ wildly. That's part of ...

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Questions about less popular games
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As long as it's a game that anybody can play, feel free to ask about it. I'm frequently in the spot of playing games that one or maybe two other people here play. I would still ask questions about ...

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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer
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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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When people purposely answer the question the way the OP says he/she doesn't want it
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The thing is, answers aren't meant to help only the asker. They're meant to help the internet at large; that's one of the core tenets of the StackExchange network. Insisting on a specific format of ...

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'Too Localised' is no longer a valid close reason, can we review these two popular Diablo 3 posts that were closed as such?
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12 votes

Those questions should stay deleted. We keep questions for an unplayable game, on the off chance that perhaps at some point it may become playable again, and those questions might be useful. But I ...

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Can questions be deleted if they spread misinformation?
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12 votes

We quite often get questions where the asker doesn't quite understand something, and is basing their question off that mistaken assumption. Part of our expertise in cases like this is addressing the ...

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An undeserving question marked as off-topic?
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The thing is, you're not actually asking about Steam; you're asking about Valve, the creators of Steam. Questions about Steam are generally on-topic; we use it a lot, so we can generally answer ...

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Editing Grammar
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I believe the user you're referring to is me. I've been noticing a lot of edits from you lately that seem to hit the minimum character limit of suggested edits. Specifically, this edit is what spurred ...

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Can I ask a question whose answer changes regularly?
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11 votes

What we have here is an XY problem. Asking the question exactly as you posed it would be problematic, for at least a couple reasons, as I had stated: Answers wouldn't really have much in the way of ...

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Forum for discussing upcoming games?
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11 votes

Nope, there is not. StackExchange is not a forum, I'm afraid. It's about Q&A. If talking about unreleased games was on-topic anywhere, it would be here. We've determined it's not, because ...

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Is hardware maintenance on-topic?
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Suggestions, no. Suggestions get too close to recommendations to be truly useful to the internet at large. But if you have a specific problem with your console, ask us about that. Consoles ...

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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?
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10 votes

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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Does the ban on game identification cover custom game levels?
10 votes

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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This question about an unreleased console has an answer, should it be opened and answered?
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No, it should not. We do not allow questions about unreleased games or consoles. Whether it's answerable or not doesn't even come into the equation. The main point is that this question, while ...

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Why are Steam questions on topic?
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Steam has never been in question about whether it's on-topic or not; the forgone conclusion is that its on-topic, and there ends the logic train. We've never really articulated why that is, though. ...

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Why do people change my answers to these questions?
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10 votes

The edit suggestion that you made wasn't really acceptable. Edit suggestions such as this do nothing but deface the question. Also, let me be the first to welcome you to Arqade! This place works ...

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A case for Easy Questions
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9 votes

We accept easy questions. That's not in dispute. But we do expect askers to make a modicum of effort before asking here. We won't close them. But that doesn't mean they're good questions. Look at the ...

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Are questions about hardware design decisions classified as "developer intent" questions?
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A good starting point would be Grace's answer, I think. Notably the end of it: So as a good rule of thumb, think to yourself when it comes to a mechanics question, "Does this information concern ...

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

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What exactly is technical support?
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My line for tech support is essentially this: Does Minecraft currently work? Is it unmodded? If both of those questions come up as no, then I hit the close button. Because that was essentially at ...

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Does arqade support questions about modifications for games?
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Re-read the close vote of mine. It is specifically mentioning tech support. Also, it's Minecraft tech support. This is key. We decided a few months ago that we are no longer providing tech support for ...

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Do you accept questions of the type "does x type of mod exist for game y?"
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No, we do not. We don't do recommendations, which is what your question is asking. We classify recommendations as anything that asks us to find something (like software, hardware, whatever) that ...

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