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Is this proposal in danger? [closed]

I just listened to herding code's latest podcast, where Jeff was a guest. Close to the beginning, he said that he was nervous about the Gaming proposal because "it isn't really a learning topic". ...
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How do we promote our site?

When we reach public beta of course. Most gaming forums have strict rules for posting links to other sites, so it won't be possible to make the site known there, which would be ideal to bring ...
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How are we doing on traffic?

I know we've been in beta for a very short time, but I was wondering how we are doing on traffic compared to web apps' private beta. I see a few questions with very low view count, and I worry we ...
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What should be our battle plan for tagging strategy and tactics?

We have a [strategy] tag on the parent site... which is unfortunately mixed between strategies to use in games, and games of the strategy genre. I looked into this because I noticed a new [tactic] tag,...
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Images for controller buttons and keyboard keys

I just saw this answer and was kicking myself for not thinking of this first, but I think it's a fantastic idea to use images for keyboard keys and console buttons. Can we get or does there already ...
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Meta Tag: Top-7

Noticed someone added the tag top-7 to a few things. Wondering if that serves some purpose I don't know of. https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/top-7
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Are questions about setting up consoles/PCs on topic?

I've just seen this question on Super User and was reluctant to mention that this site existed as a potential place where the question could be asked. There's at least one hardware question already ...
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About fading of questions and tagging

If you think this is more related to StackExchange platform please, consider to move it. I am building my list of Interesting Tags. borderlands is one of them. I also play only PC games and therefore ...
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[game-recommendations] and single, correct answers

On my question asking about game recommendations, the user random asked how such a question can have a single, correct answer. It's a very good question, in my opinion, so I bring it here - ...
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Etiquette in unintentional re-answers

A few times I've gone to answer a question and just after or before I actually submit a very similar answer is posted. I've lurked stackexchange sites for a while now, but I've never been this ...
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Should we allow links to “abandonware” game sites?

I'm seeing a number of mod flags around links to abandonware sites like: http://www.abandonia.com Should these "grey market" sites be allowed?
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What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles?

Is it legitimate for a user to ask a question about a hacked or modded game console, provided said question is about gaming on it? For example, would/should we shut down a question about running MAME ...
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hardware questions?

How should questions related to gaming hardware be handled?
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Should World of Warcraft Questions Be Closed?

I think we should close World of Warcraft questions and direct them to Epic Advice. I would assume most WoW questions would have already been answered or would receive better responses at Epic Advice.
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Asking about upcoming game releases

Is it OK to ask for information about an upcoming game? When is Halo 4 coming out? Or is this too speculative/subjective?
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How should sequels / game series be tagged?

If there are multiple games in a series that share a common name, how should these be tagged? Take How do I lower my weapon in Halo 3? for example. Should this be tagged: halo-3 only, as it refers ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Enter a single FAQ (with answer) per answer. Vote on the ones you like the best. Vote on other site attributes
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“looking-for-game” tag vs. “identify-this-game” tag

I think the looking-for-game tag is excellent, but it's being used for two purposes right now. Some people are using it when they are looking for a game they remember details of but not the name of. ...
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Moderator nominations [closed]

Robert Cartaino recently announced the following on Meta Stack Overflow: The nominations for moderator elections will start about 30 days after a site graduates from beta. Moderator ...
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Detail of Guide Answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we Link to Content or Contain content? Since this is a gaming website, there will be a lot of answers linking to online guides. Would it be better to just post the link ...
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Are we going to get the beta badge for participating in the private beta of Gaming?

Do we get the beta badge or is that for Stack Overflow alone?
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Are non-video game questions (Board, Card, etc) allowed on this site?

Do we accept questions about non-video games? With the Board & Card games site proposal, I would guess no, but it is not blazingly obvious from the Gaming Stack Exchange site itself.
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Tagging games that have more than one title

As if the differences between abbreviated titles and full titles was not already a problem, what should we do for games that actually have multiple different titles? There are a few different cases ...
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Tagging games with numbers as series

Do we want to be consistent with numbering in our tags? There's generally two conventions, your standard 0-9, and roman numerals (i, ii, etc), and we're already using both. It seemed harmless at first,...
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Should we avoid all legal questions?

On Super User (and probably on others), legal questions are usually closed, or at least refrained. The simple reason is that we are not lawyers, we are computer users (and here, gamers). As such, we ...
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Should all questions be tagged with the system(s) they are valid on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform or with “multi-platform”? And what about multi-system games where the question does not specify ...
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What tag should be used for MMO questions?

What tag should be used for Massively Multiplayer Online Games? Options that come to mind: mmo Most common? Combined with rpg for games that are both. mmorpg Also common. In contrast to tagging ...
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Question about the iPod Touch and iPad

Can the iPod Touch/iPad be considered a portable game console?
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Should we Link to Content or Contain content?

There have been a number of '[Game] [Craft/Class] Guide questions' today. While I think it'd be appropriate for those questions to be asked organically, I have an issue with the intentional 'seeding' ...
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Plural or singular tags?

roguelike or roguelikes? shooter or shooters?
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Game-specific tags

I've noticed some tags in used that are very specific to the game in question. For example, there's a civilization question which had the tags (among others) "worker" and "settler", and there are ...
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Seeding the site

I'm having a small issue on how the site should be seeded. I recently asked a "seed" question: How do I get the cake in Portal? Obviously I know the answer but it seems like the type of question ...
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Re-asking questions from other sites

I came across this question, which is attributed to an almost identical question on a different site. The other site has a perfectly good answer to the question. Should this sort of thing be ...
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What is the proper criteria for sourcing answers?

For example, in this question someone provides a Wikipedia article in their answer, which I also did on my own answer to another question. For my own answer, I knew 90% of the information off the top ...
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Unlockable content tag

Which would be preferred as a tag for unlockable content and items, unlockable or unlock? I suggest unlockable for content, since unlock could then be used for "how do I unlock door x"
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Are game specific abbreviations sufficient in tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to tag: use acronyms or not? I've already almost had one vote to close on a question of mine because the person was unfamiliar with an abbreviation common to the game. In ...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The way I see it, many of us enthusiasts are probably familiar with emulation and use emulators to play classic games. (I do, I'll readily admit.) However, it's also fairly likely that many cartridge/...
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What should the 404 image be for the site?

(Spun off of Site Attributes.) Ideas for the 404 image? Should it be funny (in context) like the StackOverflow ones are? Should it be dead serious? Please include image links, if possible. One ...
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Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed?

Should non-game related gaming console questions be allowed? Some question might be "Does Blu-Ray work for XBox 360"? Should these be allowed because they are a gaming console or are they better ...
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How to tag: use acronyms or not?

I would like to ask the general approach we have to follow in tagging game names. This question already shown the problem: wow or world-of-warcraft. But there any many other examples: hl2 or half-...
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Which tag? 'nintendo-wii' or 'wii'?

I've seen a couple of questions tagged wii and some tagged nintendo-wii. Which one is preferred?
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“Looking-for-game”

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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meta.* reputation

Why is my meta.gaming rep the same(minus lag) as my gaming rep? Is rep on the meta sites not valuable?
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Which tag is preferred: emulation or emulator?

I asked a question earlier which I tagged emulation. Another user posted a question tagged emulator. Which is the preferred, and should I go ahead and retag whichever question turns out to be using ...
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Should we use a game developer tag for questions about a specific game?

For questions about a specific game, should we use a tag for the developer of that game? For example, in a question about Team Fortress 2, should there be a [valve] tag? I'm thinking that, as this ...
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Etiquette for answering our own questions during private beta [closed]

Should I post a question I already know the answer to during the private beta, as a way to "seed" the site? The question I have in mind isn't a "fluff" question, but a real one I had a few months ago....
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Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform or with “multi-platform”?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. Should we also look to apply either a console or platform tag (iphone, ...
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What to do with class based questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do about excessive content “seeding”? Currently there's a bunch of questions on classes for LOTR:O and WoW Now I truly believe there is valuable ...
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Tag question: wow or world-of-warcraft

Which is better? wow or world-of-warcraft?
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What do we do about character build questions?

Character build questions are inherently subjective, but given enough parameters, it's not difficult to tell which criteria to apply to get the 'best' build. Should Character build questions be CW ...