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Are (logic) puzzle games allowed on this site?

This is not obvious from the FAQ. Are (logic) puzzle games on-topic? Although some logic puzzles are made on paper, most of them are available as computer games (even the ones that are also made on ...
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Jormungandr's so big, it fits all around the world, and in two separate questions

One of our earliest questions for the game Magicka was: How do I hit the worm's weak point for massive damage at the end of Chapter 2? Today, we received a similar one: Beating the snake boss in ...
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How religious should I be about tagging questions to include the platform of the game?

Is it an accepted practice to tag console-specific games (PC, PS3, XBox 360, etc) with the platform for which the game in an exclusive game? What about non-exclusive games? If the question is worded ...
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Best Practices: Titles and Tags

So the new "suggested edits" bit is really neat, however I've been seeing a lot of edits that basically amounted to-- "Removed X from the title because it was already in the tags" Is this ...
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How should we approach recommendation questions containing real technical problems?

This new question poses an actual question in spite of asking for recommendations: How Do I Livestream Games? How should we approach the above question? The current answers seem to suffer from the ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 8pm UTC on the 7th and 2am UTC on the 8th (now!) [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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How do we nominate someone else for moderator?

I don't have 300 points, so I can't nominate myself. But that is a good thing, because I have no interest in being a moderator. However, I'm a heavy lurker on gaming.stackexchange, and I'd like to ...
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Q&A with the Candidates in the 2011 Moderator Elections [closed]

Based on Ivo's work on Super User, which in turn was based on Math.SE, I'd like to establish a list of questions for the candidates. Some of these will be similar questions (or the same), others will ...
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Why are there only 2 moderator positions available?

We've had 3 moderators all this time. Now, on the moderator election page, I see: moderator positions available 2 Are any of the current moderators keeping their post and we're only ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Would “Redstone Golf” be an acceptable idea for Gaming.SE?

This question about designing a specific redstone circuit reminded me of code-golf over on Stack Overflow for some reason. I thought it would be a cool idea to start a similar thing here, but as ...
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Avoid tags that mean different things in different games

Well this is actually a continuation of a rant I had back in July, but the content here is a little different and more specific, so please disregard the previous thread :) Many tags currently have ...
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Super User doesn't want “shopping recommendations” either.

This question recently got migrated to Super User. Please don't do that, shopping recommendation are as much OT there as here. Please just close them here.
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Tags for games with different localized names

This question about "Dawn of Discovery" was retagged to also contain the "Anno 1404" tag. They refer to the same game, called Anno 1404 everywhere but the US, where it is called Dawn of Discovery. I ...
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Orthodox rule followers

I recently asked a question regarding gaming products and worded it in the way of it being a shopping recommendation. Ok I didn't know that was against the rules, but the question was clearly on topic,...
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Why show question editors?

Why is it, that every question I ask, someone decides to edit it. My English is usually pretty good, I use the correct punctuation and appropriate usage of italic, bold, tags and other such nonsense. ...
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Is it possible to have a pop-up upon using the [game-rec] tag?

There have been many [game-rec] questions being asked recently, despite them being defined as out of our scope. I don't know what the Stack Exchange engine is capable of, but would it somehow be ...
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Why is our conversion rate so low?

Site Visits/day Users 200+ users Questions ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── gaming.stackexchange.com 15,004 ...
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When will Gaming carry advertisements?

Lets face it, advertisement is the life blood of the internet. I want to see gaming succeed, and in many ways it has. Particularly it's the fourth most visited site on SE, with 15k visits a day. So, ...
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What is video game theory?

I was browsing the tag list and noticed theory. I was curious what counted as video game theory was so I looked. I don't see a whole lot of continuity in the questions. Two have it as their only ...
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What's in a mod? The… not-person kind, that is…

We have the following extremely ambiguous tag: mod at 43 count. It is nebulous because in the realm of gaming it is already used extremely ambiguously and context-sensitively. This is a bit of a ...
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Differences between Controllers and Peripherals?

There are these two tags on our site, controllers and peripherals. Both are in need of tag wikis. I don't think we have a site policy on how the tags should be used, and I'm noticing some questions ...
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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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Increasing the required reputation for submitting answers

A question came up with a mass number of answers that are all repeats of earlier answers, and some even spam linking to other game-answer sites: What is the meaning of the Black Ops "Ascension&...
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Merging zombies into a giant robot zombie… or maybe just a more comprehensive question

It is so hard to come up with remotely serious question titles when you have to talk about zombies, of all things... The recent question zombie spawning asks about how zombies are spawned in Die2Nite....
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Medical questions

How do we deal with questions like this, that are in the end medical questions. I'm not thinking about off-topic/on-topic, but about liability. Wrong medical advice on this site could cause legal ...
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How should we upvote answers on questions dealing with bugs/hardware issues?

I've always been slightly confused when it comes to giving upvotes to answers on bug/hardware issue questions. I've come up with two different ways of upvoting on them: Upvote if the answer provides ...
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What defines “old games”?

While related to an early discussion on retro gaming, this isn't the same. I noticed a question got retagged to old-games, which investigation led me to see that it has a 66 questions (excluding two ...
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How do we deal with the remaining open game-rec questions?

We currently lack the "shopping recommendation" close reason proposed by badp in what is now the accepted site policy for dealing with game-recs. In light of this, should we leave the game-rec ...
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What do we do about shared tag synonyms?

This popped up in a question earlier tonight: Someone had a question about FPS (Frames per second) and used the FPS tag. The FPS tag, however, was a tag synonym of First Person Shooter (also ...
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What happened to “One 'object' per answer?”

I recently asked this question and I got downvoted and hated and closed into oblivion. I dident even use the 'B' word! I simply asked for people to give one recommendation per answer so people could ...
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Do you have to accept an answer?

i have 2 questions, one has one answer, that makes sense but assumes the game uses a random decision. now the problem with that is that i can't really verify this. should i accept the answer based on ...
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Are Video Game Back Stories On Topic?

Some video games incorporate complex stories and character development. Are questions about characters, worlds, stories, and fandom, that do not involve actual game play on topic? I'm look, ...
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Game Rec Reddit Experiment (in public beta).

The reddit is gamerec. Posting guidelines. Only game-recs, please, and answers thereof. Voting guidelines. When in doubt downvote. Moderation guidelines. If you have 5k (?) rep here, you get to ...
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This site looks confused

The "parent" site has this in right at the top before any questions: VOTE NOW: What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations? But when you click on the link, you go to a ...
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Would it be abuse to make a channel on StackExchange Chat for my clan?

I'm toying with the idea to try and move our clan's dying IRC channel to StackExchange chat due to its sheer awesomeness, but before I ask them if they'd entertain the idea, I'd ask first if this ...
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Update old answers according to patch notes for unreleased patch

The announced Civilization 5 December patch will change quite a lot of gameplay elements and it will invalidate some old answers on this site. The changes will render some answers factually incorrect,...
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Why is the first tag sometimes in the <title> tag of some questions?

I searched through Meta and couldn't find an answer to this. I was reviewing my questions this morning and I noticed that in certain questions like What is the effect of falling to your death in ...
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Leniency and migration - The Hardware Policy revisited

Super User doesn't like games - anything which remotely reeks of it is carted here without a second thought. And, apparently, they are now concerned that we might migrate stuff over there without ...
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Does a solution suggesting answer lose the credibility to be upvoted, if the OP has declared the answer as non functional?

Following case: A solution is being suggested in an answer, the OP disqualifies the answer at some point as useless, after having tried it out be it a nice try or not. The answer might have already ...
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How should we tag the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series?

I just asked the first question on the site regarding the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. How should we go about tagging the games? Some information: There are currently 5 games that have been ...
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Considering recommendation requests are arguably out of place on Gaming, where should I ask them? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a very specific genre of game, that should yield no more than 2-3 recommendations, and yet, that would be great. However, considering the debate on game recommendation questions, ...
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Graphical error with featured bar?

Is the white space supposed to be there? I think it looks a little odd, and should span the entire width of the site. Am I the only one getting this?
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What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations?

What should be done with a game-rec question posted to the site? Please only give short and simple answers that the community can then enforce as a policy. This is not the place for discussion - other ...
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Establishing an official “No Shopping Recommendation” policy

We haven't actually established an official anti-shopping recommendation policy. There has been one off-hand suggestion and one strangely scoped and strangely phrased question. Super User has such a ...
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Final game-rec showdown preparation

TL;DR - the parts below in bold convey the key message of this post. This question is now LIVE: What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations? I guess we all want to have the ...
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Is the “How-To” tag useful?

Is there a reasonable use-case for the how-to tag? This tag seems overly ambiguous and broad. I suspect a majority of our site content could fall under it (it could be reasonably applied to at ...
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What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag? [duplicate]

What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag for Gaming SE via Gaming-Meta versus reputation requirements? As you can see I do not have enough reputation points to create a new tag.
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Is the content of this answer actually a bad thing?

Please take a look at my answer here: Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7 I have played this game and shared the problem encountered by user "Mr. Shiny and New". I was able to solve the issue ...
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How to tag the Need for Speed games?

We currently have: nfsmw ×6 need-for-speed-world ×3 need-for-speed-hp ×2 need-for-speed-mw ×2 I think this makes it self evident that we should rather tag our games: nfs-most-wanted nfs-world nfs-...

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