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Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

Before you go and close this as a duplicate, I'm posting this as a new feature request because a lot has changed since the last time this was requested. There are now no technical changes necessary ...
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Stop removing tags that are only used once in the last 6 months

One of the problems with the tagging system that are magnified on Arqade is the automatic tag removal script that removes tags that have only been used once in the last six months. There exists a ...
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Make a special tag class for “game tags”.

An unofficial but neigh-undisputed pattern that appeared here in gaming is tagging questions with the name of the game they are concerned with. Some questions concern more than one games while others ...
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Allow tags to be blacklisted specifically from appearing in the HTML page title

The HTML page title feature which puts the most popular tag on the front of the question is a very useful tool. Problem is two-fold, however. It kills our game-specific SEO if we try to implement a ...
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Provide a markdown extension to hide text (anti spoiler)

Cool it has been implemented. Most of my text would not be spoilers but there may be a small part of my question which may mention something that could be a spoiler. It would be great if I could ...
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Vast amounts of Minecraft Crash questions

The ever present issue about "how to handle Minecraft Crash questions" has gained itself another meta question. We have had a few good meta posts in the past, like How do I ask a good Minecraft Bug/...
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Tagging for Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Prior art: Minecraft cross-compatible edition tags, Tag synonym request: [minecraft-windows-10] -> [minecraft-pocket-edition], Tagging Minecraft for consoles As part of the official release of the ...
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Why are questions adding the top two tags to the title?

A few of us noticed today that Gaming has started adding twice the number of tags into the title of the page (if the Question title doesn't already contain the string in question). In a word, why? ...
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Make the mothership shoot its lasers on hover

All trilogy sites, and almost all other SE2.0 sites, have a hover effect on their "ask question" button. It can be argued the "ask question" button looks less "clickable" than how it looks in all the ...
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Could we have the new <kbd> tag?

Recently, <kbd> tags on the trilogy sites and I think Apple as well were updated to look less ugly. vs. I am in favor of less ugly. Can we have it to match our sweet new design?
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Increase tag length limit to 30 characters [duplicate]

Note: As of 2017, the maximum character limit has been increased to 35. This discussion has been left in its original state for historical purposes. You don't have to go exotic and pull games like "...
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Disable the “question with the same title” filter on Arqade

When trying to ask What does Luck do in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2? I found there was already a question titled "What does luck do?" No biggie, it was a completely different game (tag based ...
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Rename [star-wars-tor] → [star-wars-old-republic] [duplicate]

I'm playing around with Google searches, and it looks like we're at a big disadvantage due to our SWTOR tag being star-wars-tor. It seems like people will either be searching "SWTOR" or some variant ...
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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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Setting priority for Twitter #hashtags from question tags

Sometimes the mechanism that posts tweets seems to be posting the least relevant tag as the Twitter #hashtag. For Example: http://twitter.com/StackGaming/status/113546504408547328 Can you answer ...
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Make the meta mothership shoot its lasers too

The main site does it, why not the meta site? Related: Make the mothership shoot its lasers on hover
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Rename [skyrim] → [elder-scrolls-skyrim] [duplicate]

Because, you know, scrolls is a pretty important aspect of the game.
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Can better support be added for creating tables, for science?

When writing an answer like the one here, I felt the need to create tables to display summarized data. Since I believe we are a site that encourages users to provide detailed data whenever possible, ...
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Can Steam be added as an OpenID provider?

Obviously anyone can just put http://steamcommunity.com/openid into the generic OpenID field, but a nice button would be good to make it easier for PC gamers to sign in. Nice buttons are available ...
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Should we consider some kind of escalation when flagging in chat?

So, I found out about the flagging system in the chat area the hard way today (Its only the action as I do not know how to link to transcripts and its not like I can go to chat and ask like I normally ...
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Off topic close dialog options

Following the New Question Migration Paths blog post, you (mods and those with close right) should ask for links to the sites you'd like questions to be migrated to. Click to embiggen picture. You ...
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Could we have the preferred tag wiki format indicated to suggesting users?

Related: How should I write tag wikis? Currently, there is no easy way to find the community's preferred tag wiki format apart from specifically searching meta for it. The sidebar has a link to the ...
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Update the off-topic reason for “Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft” in the help-center

I was having a discussion with Robotnik in the comments to one of my answers, where it seems like the rule addressing tech support questions for modded minecraft is actually only for crash support, or ...
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How to flag off-topic questions that are not game related

I think there should be a general option for flagging on the "off-topic" section. How to flag a question that is not game-related if not?
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Redirect tags to [tags]

The following tags should redirect to tags on Meta GSE, tag, tagging, and retagging. This is how MSO does it, so no reason not to follow.
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Should there be some way to designate answers as deprecated?

Most notably for minecraft, but I'm sure this happens with others as well, many questions and answers become irrelevant after a certain amount of time or after a game update. So should there be some ...
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Tag synonym request: [minecraft-windows-10] -> [minecraft-pocket-edition] [duplicate]

As of Sept. 9, Minecraft Windows 10 beta is identical to Pocket Edition. Most questions regarding either pertain to the other, with the exception of minor technicalities such as savegame location (...
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Make the [spoiler] tag ignored by default, even for anonymous users

That's what it says on the tin, although chances are spoilers are to be expected throughout the website really. This can make for a useful inbuilt spoiler warning: Alternatively, the spoiler tag ...
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Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions?

We have some topics on Arqade that we do consider as off-topic. I will here talk about the four ones you can flag a question for: Questions about unreleased or illegal content. Questions about Game ...
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Please, blacklist the bugs tags

Today, couple of hours prior, the bugs tag was feed to Trogdor our favorite... dinosaur? (I'm not sure what he is) Well, through the span of some hours, appeared again, and raging, and was horrible, ...
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New community “accept” privilege

We have questions where the OP has commented "Yes, that's it!" or something similar, especially in identify-this-game and then disappeared into the ether. We have other questions where the consensus ...
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Can we replace the GitHub Profile field with Steam ID?

New profiles are here! Yay! There are fields for relevant social links like Twitter and... GitHub? I mean, GitHub makes tons of sense over on the mothership, but here at Arqade, we're about using ...
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Can the review queues respect ignored tags?

While still playing through Bioshock Infinite, I have the tag ignored to avoid any spoilers. While going through the review queue, I came upon a question asking, Why did X happen during the ending? ...
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Put the Meta back in Meta Arqade

I noticed that the Arqade Meta doesn't have "Meta" in its logo. Was this purposeful or accidental? Not a top priority, but I suggest that Arqade Meta has the Meta text in its logo.
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Console controller button images instead of <kbd> used mainly for PC keys

Consider this answer as an illustration of how awkward the rectangular <kbd>-tagged keys look as console controller button: And compare with this mockup of controller button images: ...
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Markdown or HTML for gamepad buttons

I've been wishing for this for a long time, but it seems nobody even mentioned this so far. I'm talking about markdowns or HTML tags for gamepad buttons. When talking about how to perform certain ...
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Can dupe suggestions pay attention to question tags?

When creating a new question we all get the suggestions of similar or potentially dupes. With this site in particular, going solely on question title can lead to false positives since we can have the ...
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

I just edited this answer, I just reached 2000+ reputation and the edit got immediately accepted. Is there some way to turn this off? I´m fairly sure this was a good edit, but I have done bad edits ...
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Post annotation and outdated information

One of the new shiny tools moderators get to use now is post annotations. This results in a small box below the post itself with the notice text. You can currently see it in action here, on a ...
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Can we call badges “achievements”?

Given the theme of this StackExchange site, would it be possible to change the "badge" labels on the site to read "achievement"? Badges were inspired by the Xbox 360, after all. :-)
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Why does editing a question or an answer resurrect it?

I can understand why if an owner of a question updates it, it should give the question more attention, and if a question has no answer and someone edits it making it more clear, it would make sense to ...
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Can we improve the current way spoilers are written?

I've noticed that when hovering over a question/answer with spoilers, the text displayed will instantly pop up, and will give no warning of "spoilers" until you hover over it. Can we implement a ...
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Should Arqade be divided into sections?

Arqade is a nice site, but it just has too many games on it, so some users might be familiar with some games but not others. Shouldn't it be divided into a section for every genre? Here are some ...
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Can we keep the lazers after the ME 3 promo? Please?

How about if I say Please 40 times?, What about then? Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please ...
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Use widescreen for embedded YouTube videos

For embedded YouTube videos, can the player be 16:9 instead of 4:3? Most video game videos will be in this aspect ratio nowadays. And it takes no additional screen real-estate: if you just make the ...
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StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Event

A few months back I asked this question about a HoTS event for Starcraft 2 and was told to check back around nowish. It's nowish. Let's bake this turkey! ..ok, @bapd deleted the question cause he's ...
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Twitter account for gaming.blogoverflow.com

I've been seeing the statistics for gaming blog this evening. It seems that all visitors come from chat rooms. (And some blogoverflow.com today since Rebecca has been announcing it all day :D) Would ...
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Can we get a red FAQ tag?

Web Applications launched before us as a beta, and they had a red faq tag. Cooking launched after us as a beta, and they got a red faq tag. In fact, Web Masters launched alongside us as a beta, and ...
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Change the title when the two most popular tags share a common prefix / substring

As seen in this discussion, the community seems to look favorably at tags in the form of [gamename-suffix], e.g. diablo-3-demon-hunter. Unfortunately, as Mark pointed out, this does not really sit ...
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Lower or remove the tag synonym upvote restriction

I tried to create tag synonym today for iphone -> ios, since there is an obvious split on these kind of questions. Although true that iOS encompasses the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, software that can ...