Just wanted to let everyone know that we are testing out using @StackGaming @TheArqade manually. Until very recently, @TheArqade was only used to autotweet questions from our site, but we think that Twitter can be a really effective tool for engaging with the Stack Exchange Gaming community as well as other big gamers. If you decide you want to follow @TheArqade, you can expect to see more varied content, including

  • Great questions and answers
  • Blog posts from our site
  • Contest announcements
  • Industry news - such as game releases and posts from places like IGN, etc.

We will also make an effort to follow and highlight our users, as outlined in this post. Along those same lines, interacting with @TheArqade on Twitter will be an easy way for people (users and non-users) to contact an employee of Stack Exchange.

Please be aware that this is an experiment to see whether investing resources in Twitter is a worthwhile way to grow the site. For now, only @TheArqade and @AskDifferent are being controlled manually. This may or may not happen with other sites in the future, based on whether this experiment is successful. Decisions about other sites' Twitter accounts will be made after this experiment is concluded. We don't have a date set for those decisions, or the end of this trial run.

Feedback on how the Twitters are being handled is welcome. Feel free to post comments, suggestions, etc. as answers here.

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    Why are you killing my family? T_T
    – user9983
    Mar 6, 2012 at 20:09
  • I don't see any slot to enter my twitter handle when I try to edit my profile?
    – DrFish
    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:49

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So long as you continue to post awesome question titles with no context for maximal confusion of Twitter followers, I fully endorse this product and/or service.

As of 11/29/12, it looks like the Robot is back on, and tweeting odd meta posts with no context.

I guess the experiment was a failure?

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    +1 for How can i tell if a corpse is safe to eat? LOL
    – Brandon
    Mar 7, 2012 at 22:55
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    @Brandon This site is all about confusing question titles!
    – fredley
    Mar 8, 2012 at 16:29
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    What's the range of my ferret?
    – Ben
    May 29, 2012 at 20:15
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  • If I had to guess I'd bet they killed the idea due to the twitter account's low follower count. It's about in-line with most SE sites with rather low followership. In contrast UX has about 4x as many followers: twitter.com/StackUX Which, to my knowledge, is the highest of any individual site's twitter, beat out only by @stackexchange
    – Ben Brocka
    Dec 3, 2012 at 2:30
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    I'm sure as heck not going to follow a robot.
    – KatieK
    Dec 4, 2012 at 19:52
  • As far as I know, it's not that it was a failure, but the people that were assigned to our SE are no longer employees or re-assigned to other tasks... it's a shame :(
    – juan
    Dec 5, 2012 at 16:00

Lovin' it!

One minor point of feedback. If the bot tweeted a question it would show up in the history, see example screenshot for this SuperUser question below, which I found useful at times. This is not the case for the robot-replacement (see this Twitter status vs the revision history).

If the experiment turns out to be a success it would be a nice-to-have to see tweets turn up in the revision history again.

Either way, keep up the great promotional work for Gaming Arqade SE!

Tweeted example

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