Linked Questions

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What about the new user experience here is turning people away?

This is a case of straw that broke the camels back, in general I have found the community here to be very unwelcoming compared to other SE communities and the restrictions on question types seem ...
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What are the requirements for asking a game identification question?

I want to ask about a game I don't know the name of. How should I do that?
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Let's Talk About UFO's, and I don't mean the Ask Question Mothership: [closed]

175 Reasons LessPop_MoreFizz Doesn't Like identify-this-game This is a list of every currently open unanswered ITG Question that has not seen activity in more than a week. All but the first 25 or so ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

We have a terminology tag, which makes sense. Sometimes, you run into a term in a game (or game related meta - I'm thinking of you, MOBAs, where I feel like I have to learn a whole new language...) ...
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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

Today, two questions were asked: What was the first console or handheld to have a user interface outside of games? What is the origin of the standard color coding scheme for item rarity? Very ...
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Are there grounds for getting an extra custom reason close slot?

LessPop's close reason was rejected recently by Shog for being too generic and catch-all, but we can only do so much with our three given slots. Here's what we cover(ed) in our close reasons again: ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is font identification really a gaming skill?

We've gotten another question asking us to identify a font from a game. We have a few of these, so I think it's time to at least discuss this subset. For the moment, we seem to be using our game ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Update: Thanks to all for your suggestions and feedback! We have decided to go with Dragonrage's suggestion, which addressed all the key points, and combined the best parts of the other suggestions. ...
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What will be our custom off-topic close reasons?

Yes! Custom close-reasons are now a thing that is coming fast to our site! Among with other important changes to closing putting questions on hold. Start here: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, ...
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"Looking-for-game" [duplicate]

I've played a lot of games in the past, and sometimes I forget their name but am curious of finding it again. Here's an example of such a question I have asked Now, I consider these sort of ...
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Are questions about names of in game music on topic?

I recently saw that this question about a song that plays on GTA Online was closed as Off-topic, with Wrigglenite saying in the comments: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's ...
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What is an audiovisual artifact?

There's been a debate going on over whether or not this question should be closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/123362/can-someone-identify-this-game-music-please The controversy is ...
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Revisiting the Identify-this-game ban

I think the time is ripe to revisit our identify this game rules, following this week's discussion on chat and meta. The status quo The current policy is that any question asking to identify a game ...
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1answer
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Close reason for game identification questions has dead links

Close Reason: This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: "Questions asking for help identifying a game, whether based on a description, or ...
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What is it with the first custom off-topic close reason?

I still don't understand this close reason: Questions that ask which games or other products meet specific criteria are off topic. We primarily deal with questions about playing games, not about ...
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Why was my question about games in a compilation closed?

Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain? This question appears to have been closed (long after it was asked) due to this excluded criterion: "Catalogues (listing ...
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Should we allow questions asking to identify non-game elements in games? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Here is a thing. Look at the thing. Do you see the thing? I would like to know what this Thing is Called.” A plea for sanity Last night in chat we had a spirited ...
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What comes first, rules or helpfulness?

Reading this question, 99% of the gamers probably can figure out what the game is 2 sentences in. I'm perfectly aware that we don't allow game identification because it would be too opinion based to ...
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1answer
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Broken Link in Closing > Off-Topic

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-...
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2answers
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Why does Game Identification require pictures, audio or screenshots?

If you cannot remember what a game is called, how can you have footage or screenshots? Unless it's in a YouTube video (or any other video sharing site). A game is identifiable through a list of ...
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Links in "Questions asking for help identifying a game" close reason are broken [duplicate]

There is a "Questions asking for help identifying a game" close reason when flagging: Both links are broken, leading to 404 error page. First one (the blog) is http://blog.arqade.com/2012/08/i ...
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Are questions that are only loosely related to gaming on-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Here is a thing. Look at the thing. Do you see the thing? I would like to know what this Thing is Called.” A plea for sanity In questions like What is the genre of music in ...
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1answer
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I don't have a screenshot, but would sanity check an ITG question [duplicate]

After reading these two thorough questions about rationales behind off and on topic ITG questions, I would still like to have a sanity check because the criterions I have in mind do not appear in them....
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Is it on topic to ask "help me remember this game?" [duplicate]

I have a computer game I played in the 90s that I can't remember the name of and am having trouble Googling. Is it on topic to post the details I do remember and ask if anyone knows the name of it?
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Identify this game - removed?

ETA: Yes, I have read the arguments. I found them lacking. While they have their merit, none of them really explain why ITG questions harm SE and why they must be removed. The only single fact that ...