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If you go to the roblox tag like the last six questions are all "what is this foo icon next to the player's name" and the answer is always "it's game specific". Can these all be duplicates?

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    There should probably be a canonical "What does this icon next to Roblox usernames mean?" question. Apr 1, 2021 at 4:35
  • @ExpertCoder14 ehh, in the future it wont be but anyway there's no reason not to and it takes like 20-30 seconds to do so it doesnt really matter
    – Penguin
    Apr 1, 2021 at 4:36
  • @galacticninja That sounds like a good solution - can you post that as an answer?
    – Joachim
    Apr 1, 2021 at 7:24
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    Similar question on Android Meta.
    – iBug
    Apr 7, 2021 at 14:07
  • FYI: Roblox staff team is rather foolish and questionable with their moves sometimes, and sometimes don't even bother to tell everyone about their new updates sometimes, so I can't argue with these people. Also, the people saying it's game specific are just guessing, and the ones that indeed say it's not actually have proof for that and have a positive score. Regardless I think making a single post for all of them is a bad idea and the staff might as well just do that on their own dev forum as usual. Apr 13, 2021 at 14:00

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Should we mark them as all duplicates of each other? No. They are asking about different symbols, so marking them as duplicates of each other doesn't make sense.

As stated in this question's comments, we should create a canonical instead that contains all possible symbols, then mark all the symbol questions as duplicate of that instead.

According to a comment on this answer, symbols vary between games, so we may instead have to tell users to consult the game creator.

We have also agreed that the best user to create said canonical would be a Roblox player themselves, so if you would like to volunteer yourself, go ahead and create it. Be sure to explain clearly why the icons are game-specific, and give examples of how two of the same symbol might mean different things in different games.

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  • There is not all possible - anyone can make a game and anyone can add their own symbol
    – Penguin
    Apr 1, 2021 at 20:53
  • can we just do that now then or should we wait for this to reach a few upvotes?
    – Penguin
    Apr 2, 2021 at 2:08
  • The user that will create the canonical post should preferably be a Roblox player. I don't play Roblox so I'm not the best person to create the canonical post. If we do proceed to make a canonical post, we can refer to the similar question and answer here as a guide: Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft? @Penguin Let's wait for a few votes or other answers first, to give time for others to join this discussion. Apr 2, 2021 at 4:16
  • @galacticninja i dont think any of us three play roblox lmao, its just that these all have the same answer "its game specific" and i 100% know that anyone can make a game; im not too sure it matters if who makes it plays roblox
    – Penguin
    Apr 2, 2021 at 4:19
  • I do agree with the canonical answer solution (+1), but not with the idea we shouldn't VTC as duplicates (-1). Once the first is created, we'll have to the second anyway. These should have been two different answers, I think.
    – Joachim
    Apr 3, 2021 at 6:40
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    @Joachim You misunderstand. I do want to close the questions as duplicates. I was just pointing out in the first paragraph of my answer that we shouldn't close the questions without a canonical. So I do want to close all the questions as duplicates. Please read my answer more carefully and if you still don't get it, I can edit.
    – One 2 Many
    Apr 3, 2021 at 17:06
  • The first two paragraphs, in that case. But it was not entirely clear, no.
    – Joachim
    Apr 3, 2021 at 18:55
  • @ExpertCoder14 im mot exactly sure how you could even make that more clear? I dont think you need to edit it, ur probably good
    – Penguin
    Apr 4, 2021 at 2:48
  • Best you could do is edit the mini-game/world name into the title, for relevance, since a question is "What is the [where it is] icon in [game/world name]?" when the search term is likely "roblox [game name] [where it is]", and then there's the issue of ambiguity between similar [where it is].
    – aytimothy
    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:14
  • @aytimothy There are way too many Roblox games to create a question for each and every one of them.
    – One 2 Many
    Apr 12, 2021 at 23:28

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