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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one

So, yesterday a dumb question was asked.. It was closed as Not A Real Question in less than an hour, and reopened mere minutes later. This isn't the first time that this has happened. It usually ...
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Introducing Arqade!

We recently have put a lot of effort in coming up with a unique brand name for this community. As you know, naming is hard! After numerous brain storming sessions, we found a great name(and was able ...
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Arqade Top User Swag

Update: packages have all been sent. If you are not living in the USA, your package may take significantly longer to arrive. Your patience is much appreciated! However, if you have any issues or ...
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Using code ticks for technical term highlighting considered harmful

Lots of users across the Stack Exchange network have developed a habit of using code markup (backticks in Markdown) to give technical terms special formatting that stands out visually. This only seems ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

I'm tired of seeing terrible Minecraft crash log questions. I'm tired of closing them. I'm tired of posting comments asking for a shred of useful material. Tired of seeing the same errors repeatedly. ...
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Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity

Misleading question titles are great. They're kind of a thing around here and that's also great. What's not so great is every time one comes along, and we get dozens of comments about LOL, how amusing ...
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Please don't misuse the voting system

This has been in discussion in chat on and off since I first joined up. Random downvotes and upvotes are things that happen. No need to sweat it. It happens, move on. We've had this discussion ...
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A personal appeal to Jeff Atwood: Recent Changes to Gaming

This meta post is being made as per David Fullerton's suggestion. Hey, Jeff, can we talk? We know you're very busy doing stuff, but I think many of us folks here on Gaming would appreciate some ...
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I've Leveled Up! - Leveling System for Arqade

We all love to gain experience rep here on Arqade, but wouldn't it be great if that translated into a leveling system? Don't you just want to see your experience bar build up as you answer more ...
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So long and thanks for all the fish

I have resigned from the moderator team effective... whenever Grace finalizes things. Change inevitably causes questions, so I'll do my best to summarize. There's no big event or single person who ...
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Diablo 3 is coming - train with us! [closed]

Diablo III is here! Therefore the training period has ended, and it's time to do battle for real. Winners for this contest have been selected. Congratulations to: fredley for asking What is a ladder ...
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Let's be nice to each other

As a moderator, I'm often staring at a list of the most offensive content currently available on the site. I keep seeing certain patterns emerge, and I think these patterns are potentially dangerous. ...
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No longer a moderator

Just a notification - I am no longer a community moderator, I've resigned from the position. As I've written in my self-nomination: if I ever find myself falling beneath a certain reasonable ...
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Community promotion sponsorship — new game releases for community members

It's experiment time! We'd like to try the following -- with help from the moderators and community leaders. When a new "big" game is released, provide (x) copies of it gratis to gaming.se community ...
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Why is Arqade spelled with a 'q'?

Why is Arqade spelled with a q instead of being spelled "Arcade" as is the correct spelling? I have looked around and could not find any evidence that showed that "Arqade" is even a real word. Is it ...
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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links

So, a Wild User Appears. He posts several answers of dubious quality, all of which include a wildly unrelated commercial link. In other words, SPAM. Now, in each of these cases, well intentioned ...
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Brexit means Frexit

I feel like I'm not getting as much out of moderating this site as I'm putting in. I'm also worried about the recent influx of moderators to the site who don't share my values. I think I'd probably be ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I've been going through the flag queue a lot recently and it seems that we get lots of non-answers (comments, other questions, etc.). I see a lot of helpful comments on these posts talking about rep ...
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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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A new name for Gaming Stack Exchange?

In the past 3 months, Gaming has grown to be one of the largest sites in the Stack Exchange network. Skyrim boosted it into the big leagues in November, and now Mass Effect 3 is showing that that ...
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“ASK QUESTION” is not really obvious as a button

This has been mentioned a few times on the feedback threads. But never really addressed. So let's make it its own post. Because I find this to be problematic. Because I am familiar with the sites, I ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Arqade's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
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Diablo 3 Prize Winners!

Update: Most of the prizes have been shipped by now. The t-shirts are taking a little longer because we had to wait to have them made until we got everyone's sizes. Just talked to our warehouse and ...
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'Diablo 3 Acts' rule change—everyone gets a t-shirt! [closed]

We have decided to remove the prize limit for Act 1 and give away an unlimited number of t-shirts. What this means is now everyone who completes any Act wins a prize! The 25% rule for Acts 2, 3, and 4 ...
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Would you like Gaming.SE merch with “classic” questions on them?

One thing the Gaming.SE has that other SE's don't seem to is an abundance of eye-catching, peculiar questions that, when taken out of context, are hilarious. These questions get a ton of views and get ...
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How should I write tag wikis?

We've recently instigated a discussion about cleaning up tags, following on from last year's tag cleanup. You can see it here. While there is more to Arqade than just the tags we have, let's stick on ...
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Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags (soul-silver heart-gold)? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria: Pokemon is all messed up. ...
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We shouldn't help users run pirated software [duplicate]

Edit: There does seem to be a bit of confusion from some people about my stance, so I want to be perfectly clear: We shouldn't require users to prove they own a copy of the game, and we should assume ...
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Please don't vote to close spam questions

Recently, I found a spam "question": stimulating the original collagen and elastin development (mirror for non-10kers) It had -1 votes, 2 views and was asked about 2 minutes ago. I, of course, ...
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When does a question “support piracy and pirated games”?

There's been a lot of talk recently about what it means to support piracy and pirated games. A very recent example is this question, in which a user asks a question that turns out to be a valid ...
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The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things

....of shoes and ships and sailing wax, of cabbages and kings.... And also about how I'm stepping down as moderator, effective whenever the CMs see my request (tomorrow, probably, at this point). ...
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Handling game recommendations - how can we solve these two problems of quality?

Yes, this is really long. But if you actually care about game recommendations and want to support making them on-topic (or at least want to understand some part of our opposition in clearer detail), ...
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What to do with Pokémon Go questions where askers mistake us for Niantic support?

With the Pokémon hype, we're seeing a lot of new users finding their way to our Q&A site. Unfortunately, this means a lot of low level questions: Duplications Error related questions (i.e. ...
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Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are now prominently shown on hover and when tagging a question -- all the more reason to at least write their excerpts down! If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a game, please ...
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Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text

I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed that if a Hyperlink is posted in a question, it's extremely difficult to differentiate it from normal text, considering the blue is so close to the black ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Arqade's 4th moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Congratulations, you three! They'll be joining our existing crew shortly — please ...
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“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

identify-this-game was a Bad Tag. It was applied to Bad Questions. It is gone forever, and I could not be happier. But it appears, that we have been throwing some babies out with our admittedly ...
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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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Why just ban Minecraft modding tech support?

As we are making the Minecraft mod technical questions ban super-duper official with a close-reason and everything, I feel that this question remains in dire need of a satisfactory answer: Why just ...
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Don't redirect unacceptable questions to other sites

We had a new user ask a question(10K only) that was most decidedly off-topic for us. Due to it being about Game Development, some users took it upon themselves to redirect them to GameDev.SE. So the ...
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Insert Coin, Feed Beast: mine.stackgaming.com

This is a formal notification of our commmunity FTB (Ultimate) Minecraft server. It is a whitelisted server, so if you want access ping @fredley or @RonanForman in chat. If you can't for some reason, ...
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</diamond> combo ×2

so this is a list of true statements: I have stopped hanging around on the main site I have stopped hanging around chat I have actually enjoyed from increased personal time in the last couple of ...
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How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade?

This is the question...in question. Arqade is an exchange about video games and the question certainly is about one, just on the hardware end.
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Game Giveaway Round 3 - Diablo 3, Max Payne 3, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier! [closed]

The deadline for applying to this game grant has now passed. The winners for this round are: Shinrai Fluttershy tiddy Mana James EBongo Mr. November Ullallulloo Axiom Ivo Flipse Stephen Arremer ...
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When is a game publicly available?

I have posted this question and it seems that a bunch of guys in the chat have decided that a game has to be publicly available to be able to ask questions about it. Considering this is what the ...
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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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How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal spoilers?

For games, like movies or books, one of the worst things that can happen to you is that they spoil details of the story or even the finale. How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal ...
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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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Gaming Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://gaming.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

With the screenshot-of-the-week being popular for about 2 months now, the mod team was wondering if the community would like to enable the photo widget for our site to highlight these screenshots. ...

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