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Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are now prominently shown on hover and when tagging a question -- all the more reason to at least write their excerpts down! If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a game, please ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

we're having a new election, which means a new round of the moderator Q&A. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic of moderation. ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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People who comment or action questions when they don't play the games themselves

A user made a comment on an Overwatch question, a game he clearly doesn't play: Also, this information is freely available, in game, where the player can freely view all hero audios. A clear ...
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Minecraft mods warning

So I was thinking that if you ask a Minecraft question (that relates to mods) you should get a warning that says something like: WARNING: If this is about Minecraft crashing due to mods, your ...
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How do I delete a question on the SE app?

I know this is a meta question, but I don't have enough rep to do so How do I delete a question on the SE app?
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Are plugins the same as mods (for crash report purposes)? [duplicate]

We have a consensus that we don't do modded minecraft crash help, but we do support normal minecraft. What about some servers that use spigot/bukkit/plugins of any sort? Do we give help with those?
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Should we support “what does health mean?”

A question was posted today, asking for us to define a group of terms in Overwatch. The terms are as follows: Health Life Armour Shield Anyone that has experience with games can tell you that all ...
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Do we want tags for specific heroes in Overwatch?

Note: I was going to leave this until a bit later in the week but after the recent influx of hero-specific questions on Overwatch after it's release, and the fact that a throwaway comment I made about ...
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Should two-part answers be allowed? [duplicate]

With the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there has been an influx of mgs-5-the-phantom-pain questions on the board. In this particular case, a user has simply asked for a story ...
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Why can't I get the “Curious” badge?

As you can see in the picture above, I have already completed the "Curious" badge's tasks which is Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record I already ...
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Rename tags zerg, terran, and protoss to starcraft-zerg, starcraft-terran, and starcraft-protoss?

Currently there are three tags called zerg terran and protoss I think having these current tag names is like tagging things redstone and minecart instead of minecraft-redstone and minecraft-minecart ...
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What should Minecraft mods be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods(which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" list. Am I ...
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Do we want to support “Is there a term for x” questions?

We have a terminology tag, which makes sense. Sometimes, you run into a term in a game (or game related meta - I'm thinking of you, MOBAs, where I feel like I have to learn a whole new language...) ...
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Are we making new tags for duplicate game names hard(er) to use?

There is a current trend of games being released that re-use its original name. For example, Doom. The current method for creating new tags for duplicate game names is to append the release year to ...
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What exactly does the law state about emulation and ROMs?

I hear a lot about how emulation is not illegal or that downloading ROMs is legal in some circumstances and I would really like to know the truth about emulators and ROMs in relation to the law. For ...
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Overwatch heroes on the tag wiki

I was reading some of the overwatch questions and decided to look at the tag wiki to find out more about the game, specifically the characters, I noticed that on the wikipedia page the characters are ...
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Are terminology questions that apply to more than one game on topic? [duplicate]

I have asked a question to find out what the term is for 3D objects that appear suddenly and disappear suddenly in 3D games when the player moves towards or away from them. What is the standard term ...
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Would questions about a piece of gaming-related software be classified as 'off topic'?

Say person A has a question. He has a piece of software, related to gaming, that is not functioning as expected. Is he able to ask for help on this problem?
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Disappearing Reputation

The past couple of days, I have had something going on with my reputation. Every now and then, it will go down a few points without warning. I checked and there are no downvotes cast, or anything else ...
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Is this DirectX (etc) question a duplicate?

I am referring to this question: Why do games install existing components each time I install a game? When I install a game why does the installer also install DirectX, C++ libraries or .NET ...
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Questions about looking for mods for specific purposes

Recently, this question was put on hold as being about software recommendation, however I see other questions like this, this, and this, which seem similar to the question about turning off idle ...
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What happened to the answer?

The question is this :Donation Problem Yesterday I got an answer of that question but today that answer was not there. What happened to that answer?
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Bridge Movie Night - June 2016

See ground rules and guidelines here: So You Want to Attend Movie Night It's summertime and that means summer break. For those of you in school, enjoy your time off and try to catch a movie with ...
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Mark as Duplicate?

So a new "community wiki" type Q/A has been provided by Mr. Lemon about Imbalanced brackets in Minecraft commands. I believe this applies to a lot of questions on this topic, so I was thinking should ...
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It said “Leave this page” and I lost the question. Improve the wording

I just ran into some really stupid wording. I wrote a question, clicked something and it said "Leave this page". That is ambiguous. I instictively interpreted it as Leave this page alone as it is. ...
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Minecraft redstone questions about computers, here or in another page?

In Minecraft, exists the possibility to use redstone and then use it in redstone contraptions, such as computers. However, minecraft-related questions goes here (Arqade), but computer designing goes ...
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Rejected edit on an out-of-date answer

So, there's a answer which I had upvoted quite some time ago that is now out of date. Since almost no one is currently paying attention to it, and I'd like to reverse my upvote to a downvote, I ...
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How does a tag get chosen between two possible candidates?

An example right now would be doom-4 and doom-2016 for the newest Doom game. Is it just a matter of letting users decide and then delete/alias the less popular one? I'm pretty new to how all this ...
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Why is my question on hold?

First things first, this is the question I'm talking about. After reading it, it's easy to realize that, as I said on a comment, I just wanted to know, it won't help future generations understand ...
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Are guide questions off topic?

I'm really confused. Strix says that this site is not for guides. Yet we have plenty of questions with guides covering strategies from Mobas, FPSs, RTSs, single player games, RPGs, etc. Are these ...
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What is wrong with my question?

I am trying to write this question on arqade but i am repeatedly getting the error- This question does not meet our quality standards. The question is:- Today while playing clash royale, i opened a ...
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Introducing Arqade!

We recently have put a lot of effort in coming up with a unique brand name for this community. As you know, naming is hard! After numerous brain storming sessions, we found a great name(and was able ...
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Is there a way to filter out Minecraft questions?

The front page is littered with Minecraft questions and I kinda want to see other video game questions on the front page. Is there a way to filter out Minecraft questions?
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Thoughts on Omni tags

Some games are repackages with updated information. There may be small improvements in one area or another, but most features are unchanged to a point where an answer to a 2005 game may be the same to ...
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On-topic question closed because it is “off-topic”

Recently, I asked something about emulators at Arqade ( post ). Also, in the comments I asked why I got downvoted, and then, someone said because people think I'm asking something that's off-topic ...
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Top Tags Are Different Between Mobile App and Site [migrated]

I was looking at my profile on the iOS mobile app for Arqade, and I noticed that my top tag showed a score of 110. However, I went and checked my profile on the site using my desktop, and it shows ...
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How to ask moderator for help, raise awereness, or policy changing

I cannot find any particular way to ask moderators for help, propose/contest/change policies or similar things. Is there any way to do this? Since I don't know how to reach one, I'll post my issue ...
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On Trivia, Answerability, Character Identification and Fun

tl;dr at bottom This is Gaming, we don't take kindly to fun around here. - a Cat, May 11, 2012 I found the quote*, for those who saw my comment on this question. When I first saw it, I thought ...
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Questions about past and lost virtual worlds

Proprietary server-based games (e.g., MMORPGs) typically evolve without giving the players the option to play older versions, and at some point the service will be discontinued after which the game ...
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Retag request: ratchet-and-clank-ps4 -> ratchet-and-clank-2016

Insomniac Games has joined the ranks of other developers who want to make things confusing by releasing a new game with the same name as an older game (joining SEGA and Electronic Arts). Usually how ...
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Sudden Increase in Reputation

In Arqade, yesterday my reputation was like 192-195 but today it suddenly increased to 309. I don't know what happened. Is there a lucky draw or something?
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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

Block quotes are not the proper formatting tool for Minecraft commands. Instead, for large commands or a group of commands, we should be using code blocks. Why? Because Minecraft commands are ...
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MCEdit Tag Suggestion

There have been a lot of minecraft questions relating to the popular tool MCEdit. Most of them can be found here. Could we create an mcedit tag that would (probably) be applied to these questions and ...
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Content lock on game bar answer

I've got an answer here. It refers to the terrible usability of the Win10 game bar. It recently came back up for me because somebody upvoted it. I wish to edit it to add a simple joke that I thought ...
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Why do people get more reputation from lengthier answers?

I want to get peoples opinion on this topic. I generally spend a lot of time preparing answers: I spend up to an hour on some questions and 30 minutes on this question. As you can see, I don't have ...
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Why can't I undo up-votes on comments?

So recently I liked a comment, but then I realized that it was the wrong comment I up-voted! And I was presented with this screen Why is this?
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Are “Me too” answers meant to be flagged or not?

I've recently found This Question. It had an answer from a 1 rep user. Kenjara Wrote: We found it in an alley on the upper floor of the Disney castle. It could of course be random though. ...
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Should we merge [minecraft-wii-u] with [minecraft-console]?

Instead of having a different Minecraft tag for each gaming console, we previously merged them into minecraft-console. I've just come across minecraft-wii-u. Should this also be merged into ...
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Is it appropriate to flag questions that should be protected?

In the past, here and on other SE sites, I flagged many times to protect some questions that I think they should be. Every time, it's ended fine. In every case, question has attracted a lot a ...

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