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How do people check how many characters there are added/removed when editing question/answer?

when sombody edits a question, he always leaves like "added 70 characters in body" in the explenation. I don't think everybody counts the amount of characters they add. how do they know how many ...
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Have links to items on Steam posted in chat expand like Wikipedia links do

When posting a link in chat, some websites will expand the link into details from the destination. Examples of links that do this are site such as: Youtube Wikipedia xkcd Stack Exchange sites For ...
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1answer
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Why I'm getting downvotes with no explanations?

I recently asked a question on Arqade and getting downvotes after answering my own question. What could be the possible reason of downvotes? Please help me understand. I won't ask this type of ...
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1answer
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Missing link on profile to view recently deleted questions

I recently deleted a question that wasn't well-received by the community since it was unclear. However, there is no way for me to see it. My understanding is that there should be a link to my recently ...
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How did I get a secret hat?

I got a secret hat. How can I know how did I get it? If I go into the hat selection screen, it just says "this is a secret hat", which doesn't make much sense. Usually secret achievements and such ...
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Will there be a 2013/14 moderator election?

Disclaimer: I have nothing against the current mods. (No banhammers please). I was reviewing the 2011 & 2012 Moderator elections, and noticed that they were both run in January of the ...
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Several duplicate Minecraft skin questions

I noticed the other day that we have several (seven to be exact) questions asking about Minecraft skins not updating. Normally, I'd just cast duplicate votes on all of them, but since there are seven ...
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1answer
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Does refreshing the site help to get new nofications?

I was wondering if refreshing from time to time actualy shows me new nofications of reputation changes? I guess it might help sometimes if internet connections are slow or if I am on a protected proxy ...
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Is there a threshold to asking questions to seed questions?

After reading this meta thread about seeding questions I decided to ask a few questions that were roaming in my mind for a few days... and I felt bad for asking them all at once when they were ...
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How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/Crash question?

I have seen my/other questions reporting bugs in Minecraft get downvoted and/or closed. what can I do/be aware of in order to prevent more questions being downvoted/closed?
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How do you “Create” a tag, and should we create one for “Minecraft-crash” questions?

Every now and again, I see mention of "created a tag for you", or "can someone make a tag for me". and I was wondering how exactly it works out? For example I have "created" a tag for samurai-siege, ...
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How do I ask Minecraft Questions?

This Meta Question is the result from This Meta Question ready to be used for the solution presented by This Answer and made using the similar format to This Anime/Manga Meta Question. (I am assuming ...
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Should the developer of a game help seed questions?

There have been calls to seed questions about newly released games. Would it be fine for one of the game's developers to participate in this by asking and self-answering a small number of questions ...
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Is there actually a gap time between game release and question asking?

User MattR made a comment on a question on Payday 2: A reasonable time would have been better, rather than directly after the came out. Overkill can, and have, been cryptic in how certain ...
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1answer
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How are 'spam' flags handled?

Lately there have been a few "buy coins cheap" kinda posts on Arqade, and it's almost entertaining to see users jump on them and suppress them quickly. Like a bunch of thugs jumping from the shadows ...
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Why are there so many bad asked and formatted Minecraft questions on Arqade? [duplicate]

I noticed that many questions about minecraft are unbelivebly poorly written and 2/3 of the questions get put on hold. Other games do not have so many poor questions, just a few of them. I think this ...
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Bug / unclear behaviour in close review queue?

for this review: http://gaming.stackexchange.com/review/close/107409 To this question, Far cry 4 cross compatibility multiplayer I try to select "Close", and select the duplicate, but I get the ...
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Identifying a publisher, not a game, by a game feature

In What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations? the vote was to forbid all game recommendation questions on Arqade. In Is it on-topic to ask if [a specific game] “invented” [a ...
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Do you hate hats?

We have been given the option this year to opt out of this year's Winterbash. The default is opt-in, so if we do nothing or can't decide, we will get hats. However if we decide that we definitely do ...
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1answer
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Comments in Minecraft Crash Reports

Please let me know if this is a bad place for this post. I initially thought of posting it on the main Arqade page, but this technically isn't about the game, and then again technically, it's not ...
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Is it okay to use the Name of this site in a Clan?

With the chatroom Summoners Rift being reopened, the small (and growing) amount of users that play League now have a place to hang out and chat etc. We often play together for fun and now we've found ...
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1answer
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Vast amounts of Minecraft Crash questions

The ever present issue about "how to handle Minecraft Crash questions" has gained itself another meta question. We have had a few good meta posts in the past, like How do I ask a good Minecraft ...
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What is the origin of the rule against game identification?

I don't understand, why do some rules exist? For example ones which prohibiting game identification? Rules were voted or something? How to cancel some rule, for example, this one? UPDATE I was told, ...
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Are creepypastas and video game theories in scope?

Are questions about videogame creepypastas and video game theories in scope of the site? Given by the way I understand description of the site I think they should be included and accepted. But should ...
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Adding Software Request to Close option

Can we have http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ added as a close -> Off-Topic because -> Question belongs on another site option? Right now it only has this meta site as an option, but a lot of the ...
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What information does a Minecraft crash dump contain on its own?

A user just posted a Minecraft crash dump without context. What useful information should I be looking for if I wanted to even attempt to help them out?
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1answer
588 views

Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags (soul-silver heart-gold)? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria: Pokemon is all messed up. ...
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1answer
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Only able to use flag “Other”

I just tried to flag a post, and the only option I had was "Other". I can see the full set of options when flagging other posts (and I refreshed the page to check it hadn't loaded incorrectly), so ...
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0answers
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Questions about game editors - Arqade or GameDev.SE? [duplicate]

Recently I had a bunch of questions regarding usage of the galaxy editor, a tool for Starcraft 2. Since there is both [Starcraft 2] and [Galaxy Editor] tags here, I went asking here right away. To my ...
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Is it bad practice to downvote an answer which I disagree with?

The privilege's page states : Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect. ...
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1answer
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Should we intentionally seed questions for new games?

This is pretty much a follow up question to my previous one about my impression that we're not getting as many questions about new games as we used to. The main reason I propose this, and also the ...
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2answers
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Revisit Smash Bros 4 tag

There are huge fundamental differences already known between the 3ds and WiiU version of Smash Bros 4 tag. The previous meta post indicates we'd like to stick with smash-bros-4, but since there are ...
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4answers
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Why are we getting so few questions for big new games?

One thing that I noticed is that the amount of questions we get for new AAA releases seems to be getting lower. I don't have much hard data here, comparisons to the games where competitions were run ...
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Do questions on mobile devices with GPS disabilities deserve their own tag?

Can Ingress be played on Kindle Fire? This question is about a game which depends on the GPS functionality of the host device. There are at least 4 more games that I'm personally interested in (All ...
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1answer
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How to handle a tag change on game that had its name changed with the old one still being prominent?

Next Car Game recently changed its name to "Wreckfest", as the former one only was a working title. However, to accomodate people being used to/only knowing that name, most of the time you're going to ...
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2answers
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Could we have the new <kbd> tag?

Recently, <kbd> tags on the trilogy sites and I think Apple as well were updated to look less ugly. vs. I am in favor of less ugly. Can we have it to match our sweet new design?
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Declined custom mod flag on a first post/late answer review item

I recently hit 500 reputation which opened up the Late Answers and First Posts review queues to me. I took a look through the available items and was presented with this first answer to review. To be ...
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1answer
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Are ios games on topic?

I have a few questions about ios games. But, I have a feeling that they belong on Ask different. Do they belong here? ie: What is the final dragon to unlock on dragonvale?
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Tags to distinguish tactics/strategy questions

Two weeks ago when I was looking for some answers to my question I've came upon this post : What should be our battle plan for tagging strategy and tactics? @Gracenote told me to post a separate ...
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0answers
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Can we add an “other off-site resources” term to the recommendation close reason?

The current close reason for asking for recommendations is Questions that ask for recommendations of games, software, or hardware are off topic. I think this is too specific. We should also be ...
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1answer
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Is it acceptable to answer questions with content copied directly from a wiki page?

In the comment section of this answer, it was suggested that the answer was downvoted because the answer came directly from a wiki page. With that in mind, is it generally acceptable to answer ...
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0answers
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What to do with reworked/remastered games?

Recently, games are being reworked because of it's a very good game or a very classic game. I just don't know how to address them. One example is "Fable Anniversary", it's 'Fable 1' or 'Fable - The ...
2
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1answer
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How can I set in my profile, to see only tags that I chose?

For example I want to set some tags in my profile (dota-2, world-of-warcraft, skyrim) so I can only see questions with these tags when I enter the website
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What constitutes a 'good' Terminology tag question?

Good questions on StackExchange should show prior research. There are a number of other sites that are good sources for "What does *** mean?" (I feel like Wikipedia is really good for technology or ...
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What does this user icon mean?

I have seen this icon a few times, and I just assumed it was a user that no longer had an account. But then I saw this question which was asked only 10 minutes before I asked this one. What's the ...
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3answers
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Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity

Misleading question titles are great. They're kind of a thing around here and that's also great. What's not so great is every time one comes along, and we get dozens of comments about LOL, how amusing ...
5
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1answer
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Why is my year reputation larger then my total reputation?

My reputation for the year is more than my total rep. How is it possible that my year reputation is higher then my total reputation? This is my first year on this site so it's not possible that I ...
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2answers
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What should be our battle plan for tagging strategy and tactics?

We have a [strategy] tag on the parent site... which is unfortunately mixed between strategies to use in games, and games of the strategy genre. I looked into this because I noticed a new [tactic] ...
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1answer
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Why tour example question is still about unicorns?

This site seems to be old enough and have enough good questions. Why is example question in the Tour still about unicorns (its standard example question)? Some question should be chosen to be Example ...
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1answer
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How should questions about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare be tagged?

I've tagged this question about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Advanced Warfare: Requirements to get supply drops? - with advanced-warfare, similiar to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series tags ...

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