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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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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?

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