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Should we allow poll questions?

Like this one? Or should them be closed? EDIT: This question was deemed of topic in the definition phase, and it's very similar, so I voted to close
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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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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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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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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 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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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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hardware questions?

How should questions related to gaming hardware be handled?
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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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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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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 should we do about excessive content “seeding”?

I want to believe the user is genuinely trying to generate content. However, I don't like it. What does everybody else think?
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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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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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Facebook games questions

In the definition phase we started discussing if questions on facebook games should be allowed. I'd like to start that discussion again, my vote would be no Another example
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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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Tag question: wow or world-of-warcraft

Which is better? wow or world-of-warcraft?
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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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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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How will we handle spoiler alerts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal spoiler? I am truly hoping that we will become a large community of gamers that are happy to share knowledge amongst their ...

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