As this post discussed, and as a Stack Exchange Community Manager suggested, this question serves to ask the community the following:

Should we add a tag warning to the tag?

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    I feel this one is a no-brainer
    – Robotnik Mod
    Oct 26, 2022 at 1:56

1 Answer 1


Yes, we should add a warning to the tag. It is one of the most commonly seen questions that fail to meet the requirements defined in the tag.

Piggy-backing off the original post's answer for this tag:

"The warning should replicate the tag info, which provides enough information, but typically is not read by new users"

Suggested warning text (open to suggestions):

Only ask if you have a screenshot, video, or audio clip from the game you want to identify. The only game identification questions allowed on this site are those asking to identify games in movies, pictures, videos, advertisements or otherwise where an unknown game appears - not from a description of what you can recall from memory, or from a picture you drew yourself.

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    I would strongly suggest making "screenshot, video, or audio clip" bold in there. It's a psychology thing, there's a lot of things on any given SE page that try to draw attention themselves.
    – MiG
    Oct 26, 2022 at 6:41
  • @MiG good idea.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Oct 26, 2022 at 13:57
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    We implemented a tag warning on game-identification with the text you've provided in this answer, verbatim.
    – Slate StaffMod
    Nov 28, 2022 at 18:14
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    For those curious, this is the warning: i.stack.imgur.com/Zr1Xt.png
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 28, 2022 at 18:19

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