We have a Code of Conduct that spells out kindness, collaboration and mutual respect as the core tenants. If anyone is being rude, the best thing to do is disengage from the conversation, and flag the comment or post so the mod team can take the appropriate actions.
A lack of comments doesn't mean we're being unfriendly
Having no-one leave a comment should not be taken as a sign of unkindness or even unwillingness to help. 5 community members reviewed your question, and the outcome is that the question is not a great fit for our site. But rather than blindly delete the post and be of no help whatsoever - help was provided, in the form of the description in the blue box:
See our Game Identification wiki for more info and for help with your search.
That close reason was written/refined by the community, for two primary reasons:
- To impart the best advice our community can give you - either to clarify your question and help you get it reopened and answered, or to forward you to places that can help you better than we can.
- To act as a 'macro' for our regular community members, so they don't need to type the same comments again and again and again and again (getting frustrated in the process!).
In fact, when the moderators asked the community what their primary concerns/issues/wants were - improving the close reasons to help more people was the top-voted result.
On the Game Identification Wiki, we have this section:
What if you need help finding a game that you remember?
Just because we don't think the questions are a good fit for us doesn't mean we don't want to help!
The advice below may help you gather information useful in your search. Once you have all the information you can muster up, try asking at one of these communities and sites, that take game identification questions based on memory.
Sometimes, the best way we can help is by closing your question - to show why it's a wrong fit for our site, to prompt you to improve it or add additional information, or to give other places you can try which are better suited to help you.
We also try to make this information as prominent as we can, before a question gets asked:
The users who closed
Note that seeing who closed a question is a privilege available at higher reputation point levels, but at the end of the day, who voted to close isn't as important as why the question was closed in the first place. We focus on the content, not the person who wrote it or the people who interacted with it.
If you're after their usernames so you can ask for more info around a closure, well, that's why this site exists: Arqade Meta allows us to go into more detail as to how one might improve a question, or why it might be a bad fit for us. The close voters are welcome, but not required to explain why they voted a certain way.
"Just give me an answer"
You should HELP in a way that a question can be answered!
We're not in the business of feeding Help Vampires. To be clear - we always strive to provide answers to questions - but there are some questions that just aren't a good fit for us. In those cases, the best 'answer' we can give you is that you should refine your question or ask it somewhere else.
/posts/xyz/revisions- don't use this to like witch hunt or shame people though