The highlighted link to this blog post is going to a 404. It looks like the link needs to be updated to point to: http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2012/08/identifying-games-when-you-cant-remember-the-name/ enter image description here

  • It's probably related to this bug, since the link is to blog.arqade.com, which doesn't actually link to the blog, but the main site itself.
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 16:02

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This is related to this problem with the arqade.com being misconfigured. The problem is that the link points to blog.arqade.com for a reason: close reasons are limited to 400 characters with markdown and, even with minimizing that link to the very minimum (http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2012/08/i) and foregoing all formatting, I get this:

Questions asking for help identifying a game, whether based on a description, or feature list, or any other set of criteria (i.e. "What was the first game to…") are off-topic; this blog post might help. We allow an exception for identifying games based on an actual piece of the game, such as screenshots or audio clips.

too long by 3 characters

By the way, the second link is also broken as meta.arqade.com/q/x points to gaming.stackexchange.com/q/x which is obviously broken.

We could use some kind of URL minimizing service for this purpose, but I am not sure it is a good idea. It would be much better to have arqade.com restored to full functionality, at which point the close reason will resume working.

For now I've put in this 400-characters-long alternative for other moderators to ponder ♫

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