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Seeding the site

I'm having a small issue on how the site should be seeded. I recently asked a "seed" question: How do I get the cake in Portal? Obviously I know the answer but it seems like the type of question ...
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Re-asking questions from other sites

I came across this question, which is attributed to an almost identical question on a different site. The other site has a perfectly good answer to the question. Should this sort of thing be ...
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What is the proper criteria for sourcing answers?

For example, in this question someone provides a Wikipedia article in their answer, which I also did on my own answer to another question. For my own answer, I knew 90% of the information off the top ...
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Unlockable content tag

Which would be preferred as a tag for unlockable content and items, unlockable or unlock? I suggest unlockable for content, since unlock could then be used for "how do I unlock door x"
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Are game specific abbreviations sufficient in tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to tag: use acronyms or not? I've already almost had one vote to close on a question of mine because the person was unfamiliar with an abbreviation common to the game. In ...
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What's the official stance on console emulation?

The way I see it, many of us enthusiasts are probably familiar with emulation and use emulators to play classic games. (I do, I'll readily admit.) However, it's also fairly likely that many cartridge/...
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What should the 404 image be for the site?

(Spun off of Site Attributes.) Ideas for the 404 image? Should it be funny (in context) like the StackOverflow ones are? Should it be dead serious? Please include image links, if possible. One ...
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Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed?

Should non-game related gaming console questions be allowed? Some question might be "Does Blu-Ray work for XBox 360"? Should these be allowed because they are a gaming console or are they better ...
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How to tag: use acronyms or not?

I would like to ask the general approach we have to follow in tagging game names. This question already shown the problem: wow or world-of-warcraft. But there any many other examples: hl2 or half-...
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Which tag? 'nintendo-wii' or 'wii'?

I've seen a couple of questions tagged wii and some tagged nintendo-wii. Which one is preferred?
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“Looking-for-game” [duplicate]

I've played a lot of games in the past, and sometimes I forget their name but am curious of finding it again. Here's an example of such a question I have asked Now, I consider these sort of ...
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meta.* reputation

Why is my meta.gaming rep the same (minus lag) as my gaming rep? Is rep on the meta sites not valuable?
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Which tag is preferred: emulation or emulator?

I asked a question earlier which I tagged emulation. Another user posted a question tagged emulator. Which is the preferred, and should I go ahead and retag whichever question turns out to be using ...
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Should we use a game developer tag for questions about a specific game?

For questions about a specific game, should we use a tag for the developer of that game? For example, in a question about Team Fortress 2, should there be a [valve] tag? I'm thinking that, as this ...
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Etiquette for answering our own questions during private beta [closed]

Should I post a question I already know the answer to during the private beta, as a way to "seed" the site? The question I have in mind isn't a "fluff" question, but a real one I had a few months ago....
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Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform or with “multi-platform”?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. Should we also look to apply either a console or platform tag (iphone, ...
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What to do with class based questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do about excessive content “seeding”? Currently there's a bunch of questions on classes for LOTR:O and WoW Now I truly believe there is valuable ...
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Tag question: wow or world-of-warcraft

Which is better? wow or world-of-warcraft?
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What do we do about character build questions?

Character build questions are inherently subjective, but given enough parameters, it's not difficult to tell which criteria to apply to get the 'best' build. Should Character build questions be CW ...
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What should we do about excessive content “seeding”?

I want to believe the user is genuinely trying to generate content. However, I don't like it. What does everybody else think?
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Facebook games questions

In the definition phase we started discussing if questions on facebook games should be allowed. I'd like to start that discussion again, my vote would be no Another example
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How will we handle spoiler alerts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal spoiler? I am truly hoping that we will become a large community of gamers that are happy to share knowledge amongst their ...
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How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal spoilers?

For games, like movies or books, one of the worst things that can happen to you is that they spoil details of the story or even the finale. How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal ...
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Tagging Suggestions

I think tagging on this site can get out of control very fast. I propose we use the method started by Math Overflow and precede game names with their acronym followed by a dot. This helps the search ...
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Should we allow poll questions?

Like this one? Or should them be closed? EDIT: This question was deemed of topic in the definition phase, and it's very similar, so I voted to close
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Suggest a domain name for this site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Possible Duplicate: Last Chance — Top domain name: pauseforhelp.com. Speak now or forever hold your peace. Note: We are closing ...

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