Assuming I am an avid gamer, desiring to collect all the hats, treating the hat dash like a game.

Is there any reason I couldn't discuss strategies for this game on gaming itself, or does the fact that it's being run on gaming make it "meta" even though it is a game, and different strategies might yield better results with less work?

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    This is like a meta meta meta question!
    – FAE
    Dec 20, 2011 at 23:07
  • woa............. where is meta.meta.gaming.stackexchange.com
    – l I
    Dec 20, 2011 at 23:24
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    I regret that I have but one upvote to give to this masterwork of a question.
    – Pops
    Dec 21, 2011 at 2:05

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I think you could consider the entirety of Gaming.SE to be a game. We earn "points" and "badges" for completing objectives, and we "level up" at times and unlock new privileges.

The hat dash is just an extension of the game-like system that's already in place.

To my mind, the accepted place to discuss the "game" that is Gaming.SE is here on meta, where we play a game of talking about the game we're playing on the main site. (yo dawg, etc)

Now I'm risking an infinite recursion though, I should stop before I stack overflow. Oh god, and it just goes deeper! (Inception reference goes here)


Stack Overflow is a gamified website. Does it make discussion about Stack Overflow on-topic on Gaming?

...perhaps. Still, meta is the place to ask about them. :)

If your question really does treat hat dash like a game, you can certainly give the main site a go. Worst that happens, it'll be migrated here.

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    That's not the worse that could happen... we could call him names... horrible horrible names
    – juan
    Dec 20, 2011 at 23:35
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    @JuanManuel No! Not that! Anything but that!
    – Adam Davis
    Dec 21, 2011 at 1:06

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