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Pooling our resources: Can a “general game list resources” question end this long-standing war?

This is something I've been dwelling on for two weeks. The migration of this question has inspired me to post this now. Game recommendations... it's been a trying subject but we've come to absolutely ...
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Will gaming.stackexchange.com remove any need for cheat books?

On the surface, I'm thinking so. Outside of the diagrams, there's nothing that can't be answered quickly.
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Are we happy with Gaming.SE 's current Logo?

It's been mentioned in chat a few times that the logo for our site is... potentially ambiguous at best. The Favicon being a heart has caused a stir -- apparently some people think that, because of the ...
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Video conversion question

There is a controversy regarding badp's What is the simplest way to re-encode Fraps recordings to something more sensible? question, as evident both in that question's comments and in chat room ...
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Statistical data on tag usage

Do we have any data on which tags are used by people? By used I mean e.g. having it as a favorite tag or browsing the tag specifically. My suspicion is that all tags except for the game-name tag and ...
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Gaming.SE Minecraft skin

To celebrate Fosco's moment of madness that lead to me really owning Minecraft, I've quickly made a Gaming/Minecraft skin for you to use. Download the skin. The skin is available also in ....
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Game specific abbreviations and slang

I was just browsing the newest questions and looked a bit a a World of Warcraft question. I noticed it was full of abbreviations (bk, pj, BoA, BGs, ...) I did not recognize. I don't play the game so ...
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Is it okay to heavily edit out subjectivity?

A recent question caught my eye because it asked a perfectly valid question, but only one of the eight paragraphs in the question was actually directly related. The others contained subjective ...
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(How) should we discourage extended discussion in comments?

What triggered this post is this question, which has two quality answers but due to some contested points, both have spurred lengthy discussions in comments from a few users. Now, I have no problem ...
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Consider retagging version specific [minecraft] questions to [minecraft-0.12]

We currently have 42 questions about Minecraft. Some of those can be expected to still be valid in the final release (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), while others are more or less clearly version-specific (...
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Policy on tech support questions related to games

I noticed the question i3 core performance problems migrated from Superuser to Gaming. It is essentially a tech support question about Linux graphics driver problems/performance. I personally think ...
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What do we think about maintaining a site list of covered/tagged games?

Talk about a radical suggestion coming from the least likely of candidates! Read me out, if you will, because this actually has nothing to do with the Rec Wars. While addressing this question ...
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What should be done about [Strategy] and similar tags? What conventions should we be adhering to?

Those who have been in chat for the past day or so have seen me ranting at length about how tags which are not [Game Title] are, for the most part, fundamentally not useful. As an example, take a ...
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Does this site support the computerized versions of board games?

Does this site support the computerized versions of board games? Computer mahjong, computer chess, etc? I'm asking because Board and Card Games is debating here whether they will support them. Their ...
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How should we deal with out of date questions/answers?

This is perhaps a concern largely unique to questions about MMO's, and other multiplayer games that see major game-balance patches released on a regular basis, but how should we address content ...
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Should this (kind of adult-themed) nethack question have been deleted?

Ok, so back in August I saw an entry in a public nethack highscores file that listed "choked on an attempt at self-fellatio" as the reason of death. I've asked a question about this here, which was ...
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Are we going to apply the “subjective question guidelines” or continue to close subjective questions?

There's a blog entry about "subjective question guidelines" and this is enforced on the programmers beta site Are we going this way? I think this deserves discussion. Update: If yes, will the the ...
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Are we going to have more legitimate moderator nominations/votes now that we're out of beta?

I think the current moderators have done a wonderful job so far, so this is more out of curiosity than it is out of a dire need for change. Are we going to have some more formalized sort of moderator ...
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The [game-info] tag - What does it mean and should we keep it?

I was watching a bit of chat the other day and saw a discussion about the [game-info] tag. Currently, it's only on one question, but it has been used on a few instances. Its original creation was for ...
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About asking for “a game similar to X”?

My question on that kind of subject was closed. I wasn't exactly asking for a game recommendation, but rather for any games known to be similar to a particular one. I think that is a question that can ...
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Cloning questions for different versions?

Does it make sense to clone a question for a different version of a game? For example I saw What happens to the bonuses when I build a city in a special resource tile? and immediately wanted to know ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Should zergoverflow.com not be merged with gaming?

ZO seems to be very focused subset of gaming. Is there a particular reason it is not merged with gaming?
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Tags' shadow design

When you put mouse cursor over a tag, some kind of shadow appears, and I don't like it. One of the suggestions of new design may be: Umm... post your suggestions or proofs that the current ...
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sidebar: to box or not to box?

I don't care for the white boxes on the grey sidebar -- I find that my eye is drawn to the sidebar because the white on grey "vibrates". I don't think the role of the sidebar is to be quite so in-...
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Etiquette of breaking up a multi-part question

The question, team strategies asks for SC2 strategies for 2X2, 3X3, and 4X4. Based on Manual's comment, Could you narrow your question a little? What exactly would you want to know? -- right ...
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Bring back pixelation! (a how-to)

Here's a user CSS file by myself to bring more pixelation awesomeness to Gaming. Chrome users can enjoy it with Personalized Web, use the following as the match URL: ^http://(meta\.)?gaming\....
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Was there a spurt of new users associated with launch?

I know Webapps garnered quite a few new users in the few days site left beta. Is the same thing happening on gaming?
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Etiquette of *immediately* answering one's own question

There are a lot of meta-discussions, here and on meta.stackoverflow, that all agree that self-answers are okay but it is encouraged to wait a bit, to give others a chance to answer. However, let's ...
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Is the site design finalized?

So, we've launched. Is this design final, or are we still ruminating and waiting for Jin? The "beta gaming" logo was cleansed when I refreshed my cache, and we've got the heart logo there now, which ...
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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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Please change the home page / question list font back to the normal font

I'm having a lot of trouble with the font on the home page. I like the font in headings and buttons, but on the home page it's just too much. I find it hard to skim through the list of questions the ...
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, As you can see, the new design launched. Grats, and thank you for forming such a wonderful gaming community. » Click here to post feedback about any css or rendering issues. That is, please ...
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Are questions about games that won't start wanted here?

We have a question over on Super User about why a game doesn't start. I suggested he try here instead as SU has a no game-questions policy. But the another user wondered if questions like that are ...
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Gaming Branding, Take Three: One Sentence Elevator Pitch

In the latest development of SE sites' branding, Robert writes: I have a feeling that the real heart of the issue is that everyone thinks naming is hard. That’s not completely true, the truth ...
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Logo for Gaming

Hi all, Sorry about the delay on the logo. I was going to wait on the logo until we settle for a domain name. But due to the domain name policy change, I think I'll design a logo for the gaming ...
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Any news about our launch? (When do I get my shiny coin-badges?)

I like the coin-badges. :D More seriously, I presume we passed, especially because: Jin was working on "finalizing" the design, until we find all the problems with it. Area 51 says "This site is ...
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No need to be afraid of flagging

I very often use tools such as "new posts by new users" or "new answers to old questions" in order to quickly hunt down problematic posts, e.g. "I also have this problem" answers. Sometimes, though, ...
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Has the blog been effective?

Has the blog for Gaming.SE (original post) been effective at all at garnering users or interest? Has it even gotten many views? I ask because we're considering something similar over at rpg.se.
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Are questions about mods on topic?

Are questions about mods to game on topic? For example "How can I play as infernal in Fall From Heaven II" for Civ IV. Related: What's the stance on mods to PC games?
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Are questions of realism on topic?

Are questions of realism on topic? Is it on topic to ask whether Dwarf Fortress represents metallurgy correctly, or whether Call of Duty illustrates the firing of a certain firearm correctly? ...
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Map Share Space

With games like Starcraft 2 and Halo: Reach that allow users to create custom games and share them, can you explore the idea of setting up something where users can share their creations? I was ...
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Shooting trouble and supporting tech - yet another tagging qualm

In today's episode of tagging disputes, we discuss one of our topics that isn't about gameplay! Well, usually. We're talking our support for software and hardware, which we have considered on-topic ...
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Answering spoiler questions with hints

This answer got me thinking about questions involving spoilers. The question asker doesn't exactly specify whether he'd prefer hints or outright answers. Obviously concrete answers fit best with our ...
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Should the “Glitch” and “Bug” tags be merged? [closed]

I don't think there's an obvious, meaningful difference between these two terms. The questions in each tag seem pretty similar.
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When is it appropriate to downvote a question?

Clearly there are some questions asked that are not appropriate for the site. Many of them come from users that are new to the site. I have no problem with voting to close the questions, and ...
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Should we have a policy for when a question is answerable, yet has an unreasonably large scope?

Inspired in three parts by an existing question here, a Meta Stack Overflow question, and a withdrawn follow-up to an answer. While this affects objective lists the most, there are also a lot of non-...
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Are questions about natural languages appropriate?

This is an expansion of the discussion over at this question, which I'll quote here. The meaning of the German words in Commandos I played the game a lot and was always fascinated with the ...
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Upvoting question or answer edits

I've had a few edits to my posts recently, and all of them helpful. Should we have some means of appreciating this?
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Encourage user to not give URL-only answers

Many questions on Gaming SE can be answered by just posting a link. As I just answered this question, someone else posted the same link but with no further explanation. Everybody knows that in a ...

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