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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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New Gaming Giveaway Round 1- Go get 'em

Welcome to the New Gaming Promotional Grant Round 1! All users with at least 300 reputation are eligible to receive one free game from Gaming.SE. This round's featured games are Final Fantasy XIII-2,...
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Is it bad etiquette to answer a question you've voted to close?

Just because a question isn't good for the website's format doesn't mean the asker doesn't deserve an answer if one can be squeezed in before the question is closed IMO. What is the general opinion of ...
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We were on /r/place!

To make a long story short, Reddit recently had its April Fools joke. As per usual it was a social experiment, this time allowing it's users to draw anything on a 1000x1000 canvas for 72 hours (the ...
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What is the dividing line between gamer problems that we do and do not cater to?

I've got a monster draft of an answer to this question about the Steam security question. It's seriously huge. But there's one thing about it that's missing, and it's ultimately part of the goal that ...
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Why was my edit removing superfluous meta content rejected?

I recently made a suggested edit on a question, removing the following content: You may think that this question is nonsense. But to me it's NOT. I'm really curious why. So, down voting is your ...
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Please don't delete controversial questions immediately

Closed questions, except for duplicates, are regularly deleted to clean up the site. I've done that often enough myself on the sites where I'm a moderator. But except for some extreme cases, I always ...
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Chat room for suggesting a new name for Gaming.SE [closed]

A couple months ago, David Fullerton posted a proposed new name for gaming.stackexchange.com: Game Council (see this post for details). Some members of the community supported the name, others were ...
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Why is "what is an RPG" opinion based?

We just had a question up about what made a game an RPG. The question was downvoted, and quickly deleted. The question was also flagged and backed as opinion based. Which makes me wonder why this ...
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Could tag wiki reviewers please check for plagiarism?

This is primarily a PSA to get users to be sure that tag wiki content is not plagiarized. The fact that only 20k+ users can edit tag wikis without being reviewed first carries quite a bit of weight ...
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Should questions only a few days from official release be closed for "unreleased content"?

I have asked a question about Watch Dogs today, although the official release date is in two days (27.05.2014). There are, at the moment, four closing votes. I already got the game because my pre-...
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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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On quality, answers, and the task of moderators

We have flags that we see a lot here, most often "Low Quality" and "Not An Answer". These work great and have been really helpful when you actually beat Community user and they're on posts like: ...
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Do we want to change our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions?

For over 5 years now, our policy is that "Is There a Term for X?" questions were not allowed, as per this meta. Since then, though, the votes on that meta have changed drastically. Community ...
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Would a question about a type of video games be acceptable?

I'm looking to post a question regarding open world games, and their relative size. Would a question like this be too broad if I narrowed it down to terminating worlds? The specific question is "...
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Security Update Breaks Old Games

There was recently a security update by Microsoft implemented for Windows 7, 8 and 10 that completely destroys native compatibility with a very large handful of old games, namely anything with ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Nuclear Dawn Giveaway [closed]

Update: We are at 15 people! psychonic says: I'm still awaiting contact from a few of them. If you still have interest, feel free to reply, although I cannot guarantee you a key. Regardless, everyone ...
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I never asked for this

I was asked to post this before leaving. I honestly don't want to post a question of this nature on meta, but I will give the benefit of the doubt this time just in case I was wrong. The outcome of ...
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The moderator firmament is a little less shiny

Because I'm turning in my diamond soon. Lately the spark of motivation hasn't been there for me, so I'm leaving the job to the rest of the team. I feel very comfortable doing so, they've got more than ...
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Killing the robot in our Twitter account [closed]

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are testing out using @StackGaming @TheArqade manually. Until very recently, @TheArqade was only used to autotweet questions from our site, but we think that ...
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Would it be acceptable to post and self-answer questions about a game I developed?

Supposed I am the developer of a newly released game. Would it be acceptable if I post and self-answer a couple of questions about my own game? Assume of course that: They are questions a player ...
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Should a question be modified to include multiple subjects?

Recently, I asked a question about the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is part of a series of video games called Counter-Strike. Another user pointed out that there was a similar ...
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Are speedrunning techniques and strategies on-topic here?

I recently started learning how to speedrun Super Metroid. There are lots of YouTube and Twitch videos for specific, well-known strats (e.g. short-charging, Kraid quick-kill, etc.), but I see many ...
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Community Team Fortress 2 server

Earlier in chat a discussion about the possibility of a Gaming.SE TF2 server came up. I decided this would be a great way for me to give back to the community as well as help to promote the community ...
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Titles of game identification questions

My suggested edit to a game-identification question got rejected. The edit changed the title from What Game is shown in this newspaper snippet? to What game (isometric perspective, showing ...
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Games Giveaway Round 2- Don't fear the reapers! -Updated

Update: Just about everyone was selected. Emails are out/going out with updates. Welcome to the New Gaming Promotional Grant Round 2! Have fun while helping us create a wonderful database of ...
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People are closing my question because they don't understand it - what should I do?

I have posted a question on arqade couple days ago and it was closed soon after. The reason for closing states: closed as not a real question by OrigamiRobot, fbueckert, ChrisF, Krazer, CyberSkull 19 ...
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Gamescom 2011 Wrapup

Gamescom is over and it was awesome. I know it's a little late to post the meta summary, but I've also been a bit sick with Con Crud this past week in addition to the regular recovery, so I've just ...
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What do we do with questions that ask you to describe a game?

Recently, there was a question asking what Starbound is and what platforms it is available for. I'll paste it below since it is currently closed and might end up deleted, and since the original user ...
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Feedback on contests and prize awarding

A bit of feedback in planning these types of events... The current prize awarding scheme (for the KoA contest) sets up something of a competition between people on the site. That's fine, and I agree ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

We're here for yet another year! And with that comes yet another edition of our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements ...
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Screenshot of the Week contest #1

Welcome to the first edition of the Screenshot of the Week! Submissions are now closed! Vote for your favourite screenshot below! As part of our community building efforts, we’ve decided to go ahead ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #23: Water Scenes

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-third edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Rory O'Kane's submission of San ...
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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Prompted by discussion in chat about flags on How can I change the "Frequently Used" emoji in Discord? for migration to webapps being declined because "discord is a game-specific utility". ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is programming, in a game, on topic here?

Sometimes, within a game you find programmable entities. A great example are the Turtles of Computer Craft, a minecraft mod. If I had a question about programming Turtles, or anything else that's ...
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes tag

We have at least one question about Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes but it's too long for the tag keep-talking-and-nobody-explodes or even keep-talking-nobody-explodes. Any ideas? I'm leaning ...
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Mass Effect 3: Missions on Gaming.SE

BioWare recently released the third installment in the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect 3 continues the battle against the prehistoric alien race- Reapers - who are destroying Earth and the Galaxy as ...
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Screenshot of the Week Contest #26: Loading Screens

This contest has ended Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the Screenshot of the Week! To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! Robotnik's submission of a moonlit ...
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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions? What's the point of Arcade exactly? My understanding has always been as a place to help people with their questions for ...
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I'm going to kill the trivia tag. Any objections?

The trivia tag is stupid. It adds no value to the questions it is on. It is a meta tag, describing the question moreso than the information in the question, which is frowned upon. Questions that are ...
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Should I approve suggested edits that I don't know if they are true?

Sometimes when I go to review suggested edits I get an edit that is legitimate if true, but I don't know if it's true or not, as it addresses a game or a platform I haven't played. For example: When ...
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Are questions about hardware design decisions classified as "developer intent" questions?

Specifically, this question about why the original Game Boy had a four-color palette. It's been asked, closed, reopened, unilaterally closed, and now has three additional re-open votes. There's been ...
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What do you do when a question is asked which is a collection of other asked questions?

We've had a lot of traffic for candy-box-2 today. One of the encounters is with a squirrel who poses a series of riddles. As people got stuck on various riddles, they asked questions about the problem ...
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How do we feel about answers that automate unlocking a Steam achievement?

Party Hard has an achievement for launching the game 100 times. Not content with launching the game 100 times manually just to get the achievement, I wrote a batch script that makes use of the Steam ...
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Is asking how to get a game working on a jailbroken device on-topic?

Recently, some people haven't been able to play Pokemon Go because their phones are jailbroken. Would discussing how to get the app running on their phones be on-topic, or is that an area we don't ...
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Duplicate Questions: A New Look

A long-standing de facto rule has come about over the course of Arqade's existence. The sentiment here is that any two questions asking for the same information are necessarily duplicates. I can ...
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stackgaming.com DNS creation

I purchased and setup the http://stackgaming.com to make it easy for people to find and join community operated gaming servers. As more and more appear I'd love to make this domain available to other ...

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