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Use of “3D” tag

The 3d tag is currently used for 12 questions, of them 6 deal with 3D displays or games running on such displays. I think it's good if we limit this tag to only be used for such topics, remove it from ...
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On quality, answers, and the task of moderators

We have flags that we see a lot here, most often "Low Quality" and "Not An Answer". These work great and have been really helpful when you actually beat Community user and they're on posts like: ...
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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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Is impersonating moderators against the rules?

I just saw this profile and was wondering 1) if that's badp doing one of his weird experiments again? and 2) whether it is or isn't actually badp, is it ok for that account to exist?
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Why is asking about future releases considered too localized?

My question was closed as too localized because it was asking about an unreleased game. This is about actual information on upcoming games, not release dates, so this is different from this question ...
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“Action” tag discussion

I have noticed that there is no "action" tag present. There are some games that could be qualified as "action adventure" games, like "Elder Scrolls: Redguard" or the 16-bit version of Terminator 2, or ...
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How should we tag “The Wonderful End of the World”?

The game's homepage. Existing question currently tagged as 'thewonderfulendoftheworld' (25 characters) We can't use 'wonderful-end-of-the-world' because it's too long. (26 characters, the limit is ...
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'Unlockable' vs. 'Unlockables'.

I was just thinking, that the tag unlockable should be switched to unlockables. I know it's a silly semantic, but most similar tags are in the plural form, like weapons and characters for example.
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Gaming Questions of the Week #2

So last weeks gaming question of the week successfully led to a blog post. Of course, an important part of Question of the Week is the "week" part, so we need another one. Post your suggestions here. ...
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When can we declare an identify-this-question game abandoned, and what should be done about it? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. Take Mike. Mike joined as an unregistered user February 22nd at 19:25:24 Zulu as he posted this question tagged ...
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Are questions about bugs that help players on-topic?

I'd like to ask what bugs there are in a game that help players, but I can easily see this becoming a "list" question (albeit a limited one). For example, I have just seen in Civilization 4 that your ...
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What is, exactly, an opinion?

"Real questions have answers, not ideas, items or opinions" is the only rule I've been looking at when moderating questions accused of being subjective. However, it turns out "opinion" isn't that ...
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Gaming Questions of the Week #1

In an effort to get the blog going again I'm looking for: the most awesome question or answer of the week Hot questions tend to be great candidates, though some awesome content manages to fly by ...
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A new call to arms for the Gaming blog!

Jin recently gave us a proper theme that looks the same as the Gaming site itself and visitors to our site that aren't logged in even get a link to the blog in their header! But the past week has ...
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The Subjectivity Game

I don't like having to do this, but we've had a new "hot button" issue pop up. The question deals with the handling of Subjective questions. Specifically, the question Why do people play the same ...
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Should one-time events always be closed as “too localized”?

How can I craft the Golden Wrench in TF2? seems like a perfectly legitimate question someone might want to Google, with an answer that won't change (with any more likelyhood than an SC2 or WoW ...
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Adding game logos to their respective tag

I think it would be a nice feature to have all game tags, e.g. World of Warcraft, to have their little logo to the left of the tag like on Stack OverFlow with the Adobe logo. World of Warcraft
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Marking health/medical questions as off-topic

We have a few questions tagged health on the site, and most of them concern issues that come up during gaming. Only one of these questions actually pertains to health in game (the type that's ...
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Standard comments for flags/downvotes

Following suit with TeX.SE's idea of making Standard comments for flags and down votes, it would be a good idea to have some of these comments of our own. They can be funny (contain gaming references) ...
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Does Gaming Meta's icon look like a lost life? [closed]

While Gaming's logo looks right, Meta's logo reminds me of the lost life from "Video Games took my life" joke. While it is traditional way of converting logos for Meta, should it be more optimistic?
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Community Wiki Review - Reverting Some Of Our Old Answers

As pointed out by badp, we now have the ability as moderators to revert Community Wiki posts! We won't do this often (in essence, it needs to be convincing to allow reversion), but right now we've got ...
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[gameplay] and [general-gaming] tags

What's the use of the gameplay and general-gaming tags? The way I see it gameplay could probably be applied to the majority of questions on this site, so it's completely redundant and should be ...
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Should I generalize this question

I asked this question here yesterday and today I realized that the first answer I received was general enough that it could apply to any similar question with a different game and that really my ...
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How do I get a question re-opened?

About two weeks ago this question was asked. It was closed for being too vague, even though the asker and several contributors had improved it. I didn't see it until after it was closed, but I felt I ...
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Do night questions get less visibility than day questions ?

I know we gamers are kind of half-owl-half-man kinds, but my perception is that questions asked at night get less visibility than questions asked by day. Is there any data on meta that supports this ...
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Policy on flagging comments

I've seen a good bit of chatter about flagging comments more and more as part of the effort for some user to get the Deputy badge before the Community user. It was suggested that flagging comments was ...
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Community Promotion Ads - Explanation and Feedback

This is an associated discussion thread for Community Promotion Ads - 2011, which is otherwise relegated towards posts actually for the ads. Stack Overflow runs a Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open ...
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What is the strategy-guide tag for?

The strategy-guide tag seems to mean a lot of different things to different people, from questions about strategy guides themselves, to questions that are the kind of information you would typically ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Closed tag for closed questions?

Is it worth having a closed tag (as well as "[closed]" in the title) as this stackexchange site seems to have a lot of closed questions and a closed tag would make it really useful to put it in the ...
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What to do with Add-on questions?

See this question here for an example. Does such a question belong on Gaming or does it fit in better over at Gaming Development? Is this in a similar vein to .ini editing, where the end user can make ...
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Is it really acceptable to ask questions that are already easily googled?

I just saw this question here on Gaming.SE: Terminology: Gosu? The term "Gosu" is explained with a very quick Google. The first hit is Wikipedia's own page on the term (which the first answer here ...
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Is it really necessary to have three tags for Plants vs Zombies?

Currently, there are three tags for Plants vs Zombies: plants-vs-zombies, plants-vs-zombies-goty and plants-vs-zombies-series . Do we really need 3 tags for one game? Specially considering the low ...
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Inconsistent moderation on specific point in time?

I asked this question yesterday which was quickly closed for being "dependent on a specific point in time": https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/17560/what-is-the-most-succesful-profitable-game-...
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On tagging “Command & Conquer”

We have a single command-and-conquer, which has 8 questions distributed thusly among actual games in the series. Command & Conquer: Generals - 1 2 3 Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour - ...
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Proper usage of spoiler tag?

It's been noted that spoiler tags should be used only(?) when the titles contain spoilers, but I'm noticing that the tag is also being used to note that there are spoilers in the content of the ...
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Underused genre tags

So we have these tags such as first-person-shooter, rpg, and mmorpg which, at first glance, seem to be pretty well off(63, 72, and 80 usages, respectively)...until you examine how consistently they're ...
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The two heads of Janus “Strategy” Bifrons

Okay, let's start reviewing our bad tags. Currently no one has a clear idea of what strategy is about; proof is this tag was the 2nd entry in the original version of the excerpt rally and has since ...
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[emulation] ← [emulator]

Any reason why we shouldn't make emulator a synonym of emulation? Synonym proposal.
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Addressing game confirmations and release dates

The topic of upcoming game releases has been discussed before and community opinion seems to favor "don't allow such questions". However, this doesn't seem to have made its way to a FAQ response or ...
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Questions about after the game ends… but *NOT* about what to play next!

Yesterday, Steve V marked a series of questions with after-the-plot. A good tag, but there was a short discussion in chat as to whether it should be renamed to something like post-game, which is a ...
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Does our policy on recommendations extend to game mods?

This recent question (among others) is reminiscent of a game-rec question, in that it produces a list of subjective + localized answers. Similarly, these questions seem to be the "Is there a game ...
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Revisions of the Gaming site FAQ - on what we can actually ask about

There appears to be no real objection to the list of "acceptables" and "unacceptables" that have been presented below over the course that this question has been setup. This is a ...
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Where do website questions fit in our scope?

There are a ton of websites out there... I mean a ton! Some of them relate to gaming, some of them do not. What is our policy on gaming websites? Do we consider them a valid topic of gaming ...
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A world outside of gaming? Preposterous! But… it still needs a tag.

We've got a few questions that deal with matters of the real world, such as, air quotes, having a life. They're currently branded under two separate tags. general-gaming: This is not really different ...
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So few questions per day

The number of questions asked per day for this site has stayed around 20/day for a pretty long while now. This number is also significantly lower than the number for AskUbuntu (~50) and Mathematics (~...
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Is it OK to copy game descriptions from Wikipedia for new tag wikis?

Is it okay to start a tag wiki for a video game by copying & pasting text from the Wikipedia article on that game? Do we need to put a link back to the Wikipedia article at the end to indicate ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest [closed]

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Are Flash games allowed here?

Flash games are popular as of late, but I haven't seen any questions pertaining to them on this site. So are questions about flash games allowed?
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Should we excuse foul language in gaming questions if it's relevant in context?

In this question's fifth revision, the title contains some objectionable language because of the name of a relevant achievement. Up to date, I've been removing profanity from posts because I want to ...

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