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Let's get a canonical Q&A about PS4 controllers not connecting

Somehow, many people have trouble with connecting controllers to their PS4, and new questions asking how to solve the issue are still being asked. It would be helpful to have a single question and ...
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Where do we stand on artifacts the asker believes are from a game?

We've got a class of questions related to game identification that we seem to be rather inconsistent on. We've gotten several questions where the asker wants us to identify something, and believes ...
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Undeletion request, question deleted by user after receiving an answer

I answered this question yesterday, Can Zarya block Tracer's ultimate after being stuck?, which was then deleted by its owner. I can't see any reason why it might've been deleted, and it seems a ...
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?

I've been wondering if it is ok to post game suggestions for specific genre ? Basically, I want to ask what kind of games I could play with a friend. But I'm unsure if that's really a question to be ...
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Can we change a tag to an inactive status?

The tag, which inspired this question is star-wars-tiny-death-star. This game was discontinued in October 2014. Nobody has been able to play it for nearly four years and any open questions will ...
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Undeletion Request

I was hoping that I could get this question about an audio issue in thief undeleted. At the time I hadn't gotten any answers so I decided to play another game instead, but recently I wanted to pick ...
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Should the usage guidance for [minecraft-pocket-edition] and [minecraft-bedrock-edition] be edited so that it is clear which one is which?

Recently I’ve seen many questions tagged with minecraft-pocket-edition even though minecraft-bedrock-edition has been released for a while now. Some users may not have updated to 1.0, but I think many ...
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Rename [creeper-world-3-ae] → [creeper-world-3-arc-eternal]

Now that we have a 35 character tag limit, I'd like to suggest renaming the tag for Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal as follows: creeper-world-3-ae → creeper-world-3-arc-eternal
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Is deleting a post you flagged abusing the system?

I noticed that when I find an answer that qualifies for a NAA flag, or some other flag which would make the answer eligible for deletion, I can both flag the answer and vote to delete it. If the ...
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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr tag

So I've created a new question and was a little unsure about the tag that should be used. I settled with inquisitor-martyr as that seemed the most logical tag to use. However the Dawn of War 2 tag ...
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Rename [xcom-the-bureau] → [the-bureau-xcom-declassified]

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was previously decided to be tagged as xcom-the-bureau due to its name being too long for the 25 character limit at the time. Now that we have 35 characters, I'd like to ...
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Rename [harvest-moon-anb] → [harvest-moon-3d-a-new-beginning]

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning has a tag that was created during the 25-character tag limit. Since we now have a 35-character tag limit, could we please expand it as follows: harvest-moon-anb → ...
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If there are effectively no restrictions on comments, the site's rules should be changed accordingly

Let's start with how comments are meant to be used, according to our own rules: What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (...
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Are bug workaround questions which involve editing game files a good fit?

Context: Why can't I make the HRE elective? Ivan's useful answer suggests creating a minimod to work around the issue: If you're not playing Ironman, you could edit this file by creating a ...
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Expand [kingdom-hearts-unchainedx] to [kingdom-hearts-unchained-x]

A relic from the old 25-characters limit, the kingdom-hearts-unchainedx tag should be expanded to make use of the new limit.
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Can we ask questions based on ROM hacks or randomizers?

This question is the one is question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed. This is not an officially released game, but instead it's a modified version of an official game. My question also extends to ...
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Fix [powerplaymanager] tag to [powerplay-manager]

This question created the tag wrong, without a space. Needs fixing.
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How long do we wait before spoilers are no longer needed?

In my experience on this site, over time, plot points in a games storyline become unnecessary to use the spoiler tags (I myself have done this, removing spoiler tags from answers after a period of ...
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My question was down-voted, then abruptly locked. Why was it down-voted? How long will it take to get unlocked? Why was it locked?

A few days ago, I asked a question. This question asked for evidence to support a popular belief about the game "UNDERTALE", which didn't make much sense to me. This post seemed to cause sparks to ...
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Why was this question downvoted without even telling me why and no answers?

So I just posted a question about different gun types in Fortnite BR here . Now it has 2 downvotes, with no comments (Other than me asking why it's downvoted) no answers in just like 30 mins. I don't ...
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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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Should we make an [io-game] or [internet-broswer-game] tag?

Previously in my last question, I asked about if we can ask questions about .io games. There are hundreds of these games, and we have a few .io tags now: slither.io moomoo.io mope.io agar.io I think ...
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Can we please Be Nice when commenting on ITG questions?

I understand that it's annoying to see game-identification questions that don't have artifacts. I understand that it is annoying that the people who post those questions don't seem to have bothered to ...
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Can we ask questions about internet browser games?

I noticed that people only talk about big games; Games that require you to download, or are really popular. Per example, take an (.io) game like slither.io. No one talks or posts about it. Can we ask ...
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Rename [tf2-*] → [team-fortress-2-*]

We have a number of Team Fortress 2 tags*, which were created during the era of 25 character tag names. Now that we have a 35 character limit for tag names, I recommend we rename the following tags: ...
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Are game subtags still needed?

I'm talking about tags like tf2-spy, diablo-3-wizard, and starcraft-zerg. I believe only team-fortress-2, diablo-3, and starcraft-2 use subtags like these. I have the feeling these tags were created ...
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Why was this question closed as “unclear”? [duplicate]

This question was closed as "unclear what you're asking" despite me pointing out earlier in the comments that "too broad" was the correct close reason. If it all, because shortly afterwards OP ...
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Do questions about the functions of a game system itself fit here or in the SuperUser stack exchange?

I posted a question about how the 360 and X-box Live manage installations which involve DLC, how to successfully ensure they are installed to external media with all content so they are playable, etc. ...
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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Prompted by discussion in chat about flags on How can I change the "Frequently Used" emoji in Discord? for migration to webapps being declined because "discord is a game-specific utility". ...
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Rename [persona-2-ep] → [persona-2-eternal-punishment]

With our 35 character tag limit, the tag for Persona 2: Eternal Punishment should be expanded as follows: persona-2-ep → persona-2-eternal-punishment This will make it consistent with the other game ...
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What is the problem with my question about sand generators in Minecraft 1.7.10?

I have asked a question about sand generators recently, asking for a design of a sand duplicator that still works in 1.7.10. However, I got a rather negative reaction, and I think that it is going ...
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Would adding an additional prompt for 'game identification' questions encourage users to provide more information?

I've been on a number of SE sites for a while now but this is my first post on a Meta. If this has already been suggested before, I'm happy to recind the question. Game identification questions are ...
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Is asking for official resources off-topic?

Example here. The question asks for official resources for guild recruitment. While I would agree that asking for places in general is off-topic I would allow this question to stay open. Official ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about Minecraft server tools like Thermos, seeking help with some issues regarding them which do not involve crashes?

The title pretty much has it. I am trying to use Minecraft Thermos (a thing to use Forge mods and plugins for Minecraft 1.7.10) and I have some minor (?) issues regarding this software. It is no ...
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In regards to translating another user's questions [duplicate]

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/327362/Помогите-исправить-ошибку-срочноЯне-разбираюсь-в-кодах?noredirect=1#comment466683_327362 The question has been deleted by now, but I can see in my ...
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Can I fix legal question 329974?

My question about Skyrim's new terms of service has been closed. I couldn't find online references for the terms or their changes (e.g. on https://tosdr.org ), so I was hoping this would be a valid ...
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Consider creating a separate tag for Fortnite's “Battle Royale” mode

fortnite has an entirely distinct Battle Royale game mode (PvP, Save the World is PvE), which is sometimes referred as a standalone title, with its own progression system and game mechanics. It may ...
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Rename [shadow-of-mordor] → [middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor]

Monolith Productions' two latest games set in The Lord of the Rings universe are Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. However, the tags of these two games are inconsistently ...
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Rename [gta-*] → [grand-theft-auto-*] to be consistent with other tags in the series

There are a number of tags for the Grand Theft Auto series, such as grand-theft-auto-5, grand-theft-auto-san-andreas, grand-theft-auto-5-ifruit, etc. However, this is inconsistent since there are a ...
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Rename [star-trek-botf] → [star-trek-birth-of-the-federation]

In the continued effort to expand tags in light of our 35 character tag limit, I'd like to recommend that we expand the tags for Star Trek: Birth of the Federation. star-trek-botf → star-trek-birth-...
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Questions asking for a list of items are often outdated by game updates

There is one particular set of questions, often starting with words such as "What are all of the..." or "Where are all of the...", for which the Q&A format suffers slightly in the modern, ...
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Do we need separate [3ds] and [2ds] tags?

As stated in the 3ds tag excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console released by Nintendo in 2011. Use this tag for 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, and the New 3DS XL As you can see, it states that ...
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What's up with the excessive close- and downvotes lately?

For example here and here... these two are only examples because I was directly involved, there will likely be more. I get the feeling that this is a problem in situations where people don't read or ...
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Is it possible to add another Off-Topic close reason?

The current OT close reasons show several options, but one key reason is missing: blatantly Off-Topic. I have tried to fetch some numbers from Data, but I can only access comments that are not ...
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Are questions asking about game files on topic?

Are questions like these, What does each option in game.cfg mean? Where and in what format are the in-game assets, sounds, models, etc. stored? Asking about the games files and such on topic? ...
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Should we change inappropriate nicknames?

To my knowledge (reading documents) there is no regulation to inapproprate nicknames and reporting and enforcement. Recently on I came across this person with the name "poop shitter" and although it ...
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Delete “Paragon” tag

The game Paragon was shut down by EPIC Games. Should we delete the "Paragon" tag due to this inconvenience? I can not delete it as I do not know how to do so.
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Rename [borderlands-2-ttaodk] → [borderlands-2-tiny-tinas-assault]

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep currently has the severely abbreviated tag borderlands-2-ttaodk. While borderlands-2-tiny-tinas-assault-on-dragon-keep is too long (47 characters), it ...
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Rename [the-witcher-2] → [the-witcher-2-assassins-of-kings] and [the-witcher-3] → [the-witcher-3-wild-hunt]

The full names of the second and third games in The Witcher franchise are The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Since we have a 35 character tag limit, we should expand the ...
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How should we tag Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon?

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon is currently tagged as harvest-moon-innocent, which is less than ideal since it doesn't even follow the right word order. However, there isn't an obvious ...