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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How should we deal with out of date questions/answers?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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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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