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Do closed questions affect your accept rate?

I had a question that was closed, so it came to me if it affected your "accept rate" for these examples: If I asked a question, got no answer, and it got closed If I asked a question, got an answer, ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I want to ask a question about game X, but this is the first time anyone asks about X so there's no corresponding [X] tag, and my reputation is too low to create a new tag. How should I tag it?
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Coin-op/arcade gaming on topic?

Just wanted to check if old arcade/coin op gaming is on topic? I would assume so but wanted to check first.
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Steam Community Group

Gaming Stack Exchange Steam Community Group Enables us to communicate even while playing, and play games together. (Jeff will be made Owner if he joins, and ♦ on the site should be Officers)
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How to approach tagging for consoles/games with multiple names?

There are various cases where a product can have two distinct names in different regions (such as the "Sega Megadrive", otherwise known as the "Sega Genesis") and some people might not be aware of ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4816/where-can-i-find-serious-teammates-in-modern-warfare-2-closed I understand that there is a risk of subjective answers, such as X clan is awesome and so ...
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Do we have personal problems with polls/List<T>/Game-Rec questions or is it habit?

I'd honestly like to get an opinion out of the community. Do we have an actual personal issue with List questions/Game-Rec questions or are we deciding against them because that's what the rest of SE ...
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Will there be a re-skinning of this stackexchange site when it comes out of beta?

The design of gaming.stackexchange.com seems to be more like a schoolwork or homework type design. What does this have to do with gaming? Is this just temporary?
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How do we handle questions about archival and backups

The question was asked: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4590/how-can-i-make-a-backup-copy-of-my-wii-games And I think it's a legitimate question. Maybe he should have used the term "...
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Do we need separate Pokemon tags for the same region/generation games? [duplicate]

What I mean, for example, is do we need separate heart-gold and soul-silver tags? I'm thinking of what kinds of questions are possible. The majority will be independent of what version is being ...
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Voting on the future of list of X questions

As of now we have several questions discussing what to do with list of X and games-rec questions: Here's a summary of all that has been said before (and was upvoted): Should we allow poll questions -...
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What makes my question a real question?

Hi, I (not really) asked about interesting bugs which are messing up game logic. For me it's interesting or funny to see what scenarios developer did not think about. I can't see a difference of ...
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Why am I getting “The question you're asking is likely to be closed.”?

I asked "How do you get the Custom Game Novice achievement in Starcraft 2?" and I get "The question you're asking is likely to be closed.". I feel coming from stackoverflow that this is a valid ...
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System specification questions

I want to spec out a new gaming system (especially one that will run StarCraft 2 well). Should that question be asked on Gaming or on Super User?
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Tags that should not be used

What tags should not be used in this site and why?
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Specific Game Proposals on Area 51

despite my interest in an all WoW prop , I've noticed that since it sprouted up, the number of wow related questions have stagnated. Should the health of the general gaming site be considered with ...
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Should we add screenshots?

At least for game-rec and identify-this-game answers this would help a lot... I'll put this to vote (edited following Oak's advice)
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of public beta, we desperately need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Are we overzealous about “Subjective” questions?

This isn't stackoverflow. The moment we moved away from software development a lot of these topics in area51 are very subjective. By limiting to only non subjective questions we are just ...
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Achievement tagging by game or service.

I have been tagging my StarCraft 2 questions that deal with achievements with starcraft-2, achievements, and starcraft-2-achievements. The starcraft-2-achievements tags keep being removed by other ...
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Can we use meta for gaming related discussions?

I like this community and I want a community like this to have 'philosophical' discussions with (such as the nature of IP rights and so on) Is it possible to use meta for stuff like "What is your ...
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Copy/Pasting Text, is this a problem?

I know a lot of answers (including some of my own) are just copy/pasted from an official website that has the answer (See This Question). Is this allowed or do copyright issues make this a bad thing ...
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[guide], [strategy], [tips], [how-to]… which do I use?

Ignoring that strategy is still being occasionally used for the genre, we have a number of tags related to classifying what a question is asking for. I'm personally unsure what the differences between ...
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Dwarf fortress platform tag

Recently I noticed many of the questions in the [dwarf-fortress] tag had been re-tagged to add [pc]. (List) This doesn't cause a problem, but it seems a little silly, especially since the current ...
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Tagging those shmups with lots and lots of pretty bullets

In English, there are two commonly used terms to describe the kind of scrolling shooters (shoot-em-ups, STGs... there's a lot of fanciful names for them) where you are literally overwhelmed by bullet ...
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Why do we have [rpg] and [first-person-shooter]?

How can we be more coherent about tagging?
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Dual-posting on gaming and gamedev

What is the intended policy for questions like this? Gamers have opinions on them as well, and game-dev vs gam-ing sites can be a fine line. Would it be reasonable to dual-post such things? Surely, ...
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“Too localized” is not the same as “very specific”.

Take this question for example, which has been closed: Suggest a (steampunk) deepsea game. The OP is asking for a game suggestion, of a very specific kind. And it has been closed as "too localized", ...
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A request for chat.

Related: Temporary chat for Gaming This is a feature request for a chat site for gaming to be setup as soon as possible. The room on the meta site was extremely useful in reaching consensus, ...
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Re-evaluating our site - what is the scope of an “acceptable” list, if it exists?

We have a lot of open discussions on the subject of list questions - at least five of them. One conclusion I can draw from analyzing them is that we don't have a conclusion. There seems to be a faint ...
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Are questions that are meant to find games of very limited genres be allowed?

Hi, I notice this thread was closed due to be subjective and argumentative https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1835/what-are-some-good-turn-based-tactics-titles-for-the-pc-closed. I found in ...
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Community Wiki needs to be explained better!

For new users like me it is very difficult to understand the point of the community wiki and difference in purpose to the normal questions. Only after finding and searching the meta.stackexchange I ...
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Are questions about adult-themed games allowed?

Are questions related to adult-themed video games allowed on Arqade? I've posted a related question at here.
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How to tag “buying”?

There are 3 questions tagged buy. I don't like this tag, and I think it should be buying, however, two of those questions refer to buying stuff inside the game, and the other buying gaming stuff (a ...
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Closed “voice chat apps” question

I am not sure why https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2752/pc-voice-chat-software-closed was closed... our leading FAQ proposal lists that questions regarding software tools which are commonly ...
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I'm noticing a decrease on List of X and game-recommendation questions

Anybody else noticed it or is it just me being hopeful? Are we succeeding in steering the site into pure Q&A? If so, this would be faster than I had hoped
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Do “mod-development” questions belong here?

This is a continuation of "do "map-editor" questions belong here". I'd say mod-making typically revolves around reprogramming game aspects, reskinning or replacing models, changing sound effects and ...
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What's the policy regarding “easy” questions?

More than once I have come across a question which could be solved with very little effort on the submitter's part. While I risk sounding like a pompous elitist by asking this question, I personally ...
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Are Esports related questions permitted?

Esports are a culture that has grown up around gaming where gamers compete at various games in professional style events (often for money). Some examples of these organizations: MLG CAL MSL The ...
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Mandatory tags for platform?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. link The only added value I see in adding it is for ...
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Do “map-editor” questions belong here?

This question is similar to "do "mod-development" questions belong here". What is our stance about game customization using built-in tools provided by the company, as opposed to customization using ...
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Game directed software questions

I want help installing lubbofancontrol under bootcamp on my mac for the specific reason that it should increase gaming performance. Should I ask that here or on superuser? I know it's a SU-...
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Etiquette for editing a question after it is answered because the answer is more general than than the question

So I asked this question and received an answer that pointed me in the right direction. After a little bit of research I found some additional information including a program that potentially fixes ...
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Closed as duplicate of deleted question

This question has been closed as a duplicate of a question that has been deleted. Is it still a duplicate?
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Re-open A Question

This one. It's a recommendations thread. It's harmless, and no different than people asking for PC TBS games. I can't believe people voted to close it (I can, but that is a topic for another time). ...
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Why was [game-recommendations] shortened to [game-rec]

Seems someone changed the [game-recommendations] tag to [game-rec] tag retroactively - i.e. not by manually going over each question. Why is that? I think [game-rec] is very bad, as it's not clear ...
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Overzealous Admins

I feel that the admins are being too overzealous in closing questions for being "Subjective" or "too localized" at the slightest hint of subjectivity or locality playing a role. Here's some recent ...
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Tagging sports games - can we get away with just a generic [sports] tag?

For example, if a question is about pro-evolution-soccer, does it also need the football or soccer tag, or can we get away with a sports tag only? It hasn't come up often, really because we only ...
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Do we use abbreviations in genre names? [Completed]

I know this has been asked about games, but what about genres? [rts] - 4 (one closed) - 0 [real-time-strategy] - 3 7 [tbs] - 0 [turn-based-strategy] - 8 [rpg] - 6 [mmorpg] - 6 Longer forms - 0 (...
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How do we stand on cheats, in particularly for multiplayer games?

This was prompted by this question: Idling in Team Fortress 2 Seeing as this is a form of cheating, what is our official stance? Do we allow cheats, caveat lector? This is considered a bannable ...