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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Inspired in three parts by an existing question here, a Meta Stack Overflow question, and a withdrawn follow-up to an answer.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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Yet another experiment for dealing with game-recommendations

Since Programmers.SE seems to be quite a good solution as a subjective stackoverflow, I proposed a new site for game-recommendations in area 51. I don't know if it's a good idea, I don't know if it'...
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What pro players would you like to see the most in a SC2 tournament?

In continuation to this question, we might be running a tournament in which some players are invited to participate without winning any sort of qualifiers. This is common in SC2 tournaments, as ...
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Can this site be reduced to “read the game FAQ”?

I recently asked for some feedback on gaming.stackexchange and got this: Who are these people who can't find the existing hand-edited, 1000x better FAQs for popular games they're playing? The Nethack ...
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Handling game recommendations - how can we solve these two problems of quality?

Yes, this is really long. But if you actually care about game recommendations and want to support making them on-topic (or at least want to understand some part of our opposition in clearer detail), ...
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Cooperatively coping with the [co-op] coop - can we agree on a single tag?

There's irony to be found here. [co-op] - 6 questions about cooperative multiplayer gameplay. [cooperative-mode] - 4 questions about cooperative multiplayer gameplay. We also had a short-lived [coop-...
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Design Ideas for Gaming Site (updated with screenshots v2)

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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Gaming.SE StarCraft 2 tournament plan

In continuation to the great idea proposed previously, I believe that we should actively work towards running - or at least sponsoring - a StarCraft 2 tournament. I have already discussed this with ...
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Appeal for “Where to find a list of online games ordered by number of players?”

This is an appeal thread for "Where to find a list of online games ordered by number of players?". It is currently reopened, but forcefully so. I'll copy my comment from it, before this is now open ...
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Should we allow asking of questions as a means to provide answers?

I'm fairly sure most of us have happened upon this situation: You find something new, and possibly difficult to determine, in a game and you think "This is really cool I can't wait till someone asks a ...
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Plethora of non-answer answers

Recently I've noticed a lot of users posting answers that, well, aren't answers. Examples here, here, here, and here. All of these have already been commented on that they're not appropriate. Two ...
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Does anyone else think they should change 'reputation' to 'exp'?

Then earning badges could be like proficiencies or something. Plus they could make other stackexchange sites more customizable if it was possible to do all this in the database.
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Should similar questions be closed because they are exact duplicates? [duplicate]

Exact duplicate of: Should different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed?
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Should different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed?

I asked a question: What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2? This yielded answers/comments such as: Report it to Blizzard (The accepted ...
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Outdated Answers Due to Patches

What happens to questions and answers that will eventually get outdated because of future patches? Take for example if we were at the day that Warcraft 3 was released and I asked How do you ...
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PS3 Blu-ray Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed? Would they be on topic? Technically, they have nothing to do with games, but the PS3 is a gaming console, and many of us ...
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Game recommendation room experiment

I created a chat room as an experiment to help people get game recommendations. Let's see how it goes. Opinions are welcomed. Please remember you need 20 reputation to talk in our chat channels.
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Console tags, any consensus yet?

Yesterday, Someone removed the [Wii] tag from almost all many Wii questions. I rolled-back is modification on the question I asked because I found those tag really useful; In my interesting tags, ...
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Should hardware shopping recommendations be considered on topic or off topic?

Well, I originally put down an iron fist but I figure let's open a meta discussion anyway. Incident: Looking for a 22-26" LCD TV for gaming on consoles and PC [closed] Our previous thread on the ...
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How to handle questions which may require a seedy answer?

In regards to this question, I am not sure but I feel the answer requires a 'hack' of some sort. At least something that would violate a ToS. That fact that nobody has answered it makes me think it ...
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Idea: “Make Me A Sammich Video” Contest

Monthly, one of us first-page users asks (in a CW question) the community to make and upload on YouTube a video of something (not excessively) challenging and entertaining to watch (e.g., "finish Go ...
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How do we widen our range of games?

In this question, it was asked whether we had too many SC2 questions. The consensus was, of course, that the amount of SC2 questions was fine, and the problem was a lack of other games. However, I ...
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Are there too many StarCraft 2 / single game questions?

I know it is a brand new game, and thus a lot of people are playing it, but according to the current question count, there are around 7 times as many questions regarding StarCraft 2 are there are ...
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Retagging of [heart-gold] and [soul-silver]

I've been looking through various questions, and I feel [heart-gold] and [soul-silver] should be retagged as [heartgold] and [soulsilver] respectively, as in the official titles the name is one single ...
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Why was this closed and not the other? [closed]

Why was this closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/6293/... And this one was not: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1932... One asks for a list of games to run on a system ...
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Should we allow the quick and dirty answer that merely links to an offsite resource?

Here's a real world example of what was the subject of discussion today on Chat -- the discussion was not on this particular question and answer couple, be warned. I'm not asking if it is a good ...
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How should we tag MMT?

The game Mukashi Mukashi aru Tokoro ni Totetsumonaku Naka no Warui Twintail no Shimai Himesama ga Irasshaimashita to sa is obviously way too long to even conceivably fit in a tag. There have been some ...
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What makes a question “Good?”

We've had a lot of discussion on this topic, but its largely spread amongst other threads. Grace first proposed the idea here, but to date, all discussion has been centered around whether or not ...
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Protocol when one question has 2 correct answers?

This question has 2 separate answers, and both are great, one answers the specifics of the question (Davy8), the other answers the general question (alexanderpas) (which will work for other games) ...
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Question closed for being too specific?

This question is closed, apparently because it is too specific (although neither of the closers who left comments did a good job of explaining why it had been closed.) Can we just clarify if and why ...
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A Blog for Gaming.SE

I noticed the other day that Server Fault has a blog. Obviously this is a bit of a unique case as the main SO blog is about the engine in general, but there is no reason we could not organize a ...
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How should on-topic lists be answered?

I just asked a list question with a finite number of objectively correct answers: Which Fallout 3 items are sought-after by NPCs? What should the answer format be? I can think of two good options: ...
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Why “Is there any Civilization-like game for the Wii?” was closed?

Why this question was Closed? It's not like there's a long list of Wii games that are Civ-like or even turn-based-strategy. In the end, there should be one game recommendation. I mean, yes there is ...
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Sponsorship opportunities for site?

So the SEO team has come out with some specifics for how they could help promote. I think the sponsorship opportunity makes the most sense for gaming. What are the lan parties, tournaments, and ...
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What should be done for a question with a realize-it-was-outside-user-error solution?

What I mean is the following situation. Player encounters an error/inconsistency/configuration-issue with a game that has stumped the player. Player makes a question asking how to fix this problem ...
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What is the appropriate recourse for trolls?

A user has taken to commenting on many of my posts, calling me out for having a lack of understanding and providing misinformation. Correcting misinformation is a great idea and encouraged, and I ...
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How is this Off Topic?

My question posted here: Where can one find a list of players ranked by achievement points? was closed as "Off Topic" and I fail to see how a question about a game, and the scoring system within is ...
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How large can an objective question's scope get?

Forgive me for the unclear title; I can't think of any better way to word this question. Because of this question asking for the easiest boss path through all the Megaman games, it has occurred to me ...
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Should question titles be edited to reflect an actual question?

I have a pet peeve. The annoyance in question is with "questions" like these: Legal Gold Farming Fast Expanding with Zerg Countering Marines, Marauders and Tanks Place to meet gamers for co-op (...
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Dwarf Fortress Succession

Would organizing a DF succession game on meta be off-topic?
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The use of the [upcoming-games] tag

Related Question: Asking about upcoming game releases Checking the questions tagged with the [upcoming-games] tag, they all seem highly speculative, argumentive or too localized. What do we ...
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Can I link to a replay and ask what I should have done differently?

Can we post a replay of say, a Starcraft 2 match, and have the question be about what I should have done differently?
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What is the Use Case for Community Wiki

We tried to discuss this question once before, but it devolved into a discussion of what questions should be allowed and how people were using CW; so I'd like to refocus on this topic once again. You ...
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How to differentiate old games (Starcraft vs Starcraft II)?

I just bought Starcraft/Broodwar, and I've been asking questions about it, but there's a strong tendency to get Starcraft II questions since it's so popular right now. Right now I use a disclaimer ...
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Starcraft 2 'strategy' tag should actually many times be 'tactics', agree?

Just noticing that people use 'strategy' tag very loosely for starcraft 2 questions. I recommend that we use our brains and start using the 'tactics' tag when it makes more sense. Anyone disagree? ...
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When should we use genre tags?

Should every question about a game include a tag that fits it into one or more genres? Should we only use genre tags for game-rec and family questions? Should we not have any genre tags at all? I ...