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The gaming.se FAQ currently reads:

Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers …
- PC video gaming
- Xbox, PS3, Wii gaming
- Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone gaming
… then you are in the right place to ask your question!

and then goes on to talk about game-rec. This seems to imply that if you have a question about older consoles, you are not in the right place. I don't think this is intentional.

Can we alter this to avoid naming specific consoles, or is there a good reason to keep it as is?

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Yeah, why not add "e.g." and one older console somewhere, like

Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers …
- PC video gaming
- Video Console (e.g. Xbox, PS3, Wii, SNES...) gaming
- Handheld (e.g. Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone, Gameboy, ...) gaming
… then you are in the right place to ask your question!

(Sorry for Nintendo specific examples, that're the ones I used to own)

  • Should I put this on the FAQ for now, or wait until I get some more word that we're fine on this distribution? (Wow, hosed by the enter button.) – Grace Note Sep 16 '10 at 11:08
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I would say yo keep the first lines up-to date with the latest and geatest, as thi serves as a confirmation that, yes we indeed serve these type of devices such as iPhone gaming (which also covers android gaming BTW ;) ) and adding a line stating we also support the older ones

Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers …

  • PC video gaming
  • Xbox, PS3, Wii gaming
  • Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone gaming
  • … or gaming on any of the older devices (like arcade cabinets, Commodore 64, NES or the GameBoy)

… then you are in the right place to ask your question!

I used the most notable devices from the history of gaming to build the last devices line.

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    I like this idea. Rather than trying to imply that we support older devices by including one or two in the list, this explicitly states it, backed up with examples. – sjohnston Sep 16 '10 at 15:57

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