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. Dec 14, 2011 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... Dec 14, 2011 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. Dec 14, 2011 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? Dec 22, 2011 at 18:15

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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, 2012 at 21:07
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    @GnomeSlice Except ITG isn't good.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jan 24, 2012 at 21:08
  • @gnome I think these are kind of harmful "fun" in the medium to long term. I need to blog about this.. Jan 24, 2012 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, 2012 at 21:18
  • blogged by @JeffAtwood: blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/02/lets-play-the-guessing-game Feb 29, 2012 at 20:36

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