UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site.

I had forgotten the name of the game, again, and decided to look at my old question about it. To my surprise, I discovered that it's been deleted!

The original question/answer can be found here. As far as I can tell, it's specific, descriptive, and has a correct answer chosen. So why was it deleted?

  • It was Jeff. I think you'd need to ask him. – Raven Dreamer Dec 14 '11 at 22:48
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    @Raven: Er, isn't that what I'm doing? I can't just call up his cell-phone to ask... – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Dec 14 '11 at 22:49
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    I apologize; my point was, I agree - I can't see any reason for the question to be removed. It was answered and had no recent activity at the time of deletion. If there was some logical reason for its deletion, I can't see it. – Raven Dreamer Dec 14 '11 at 22:52
  • @Raven: It has been over a week - would you be able to contact Jeff for me, or un-delete this question yourself? – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Dec 22 '11 at 18:15

I was generally removing any older question with a score of -1 or lower, but if you want this particular one back, I have no objection to that.

Longer term, this tag needs to die, with extreme prejudice..

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    Why must you destroy everything that is good. =[ – GnomeSlice Jan 24 '12 at 21:07
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    @GnomeSlice Except ITG isn't good. – Wipqozn Jan 24 '12 at 21:08
  • @gnome I think these are kind of harmful "fun" in the medium to long term. I need to blog about this.. – Jeff Atwood Jan 24 '12 at 21:16
  • @JeffAtwood That sounds like an excellent idea, considering how divided the community seems (to me) to be on the issue. – GnomeSlice Jan 24 '12 at 21:18
  • blogged by @JeffAtwood: blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/02/lets-play-the-guessing-game – George Stocker Feb 29 '12 at 20:36

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