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Tag synonym request: [tag:towny] ↔ [tag:minecraft-towny]

The two questions tagged towny are about the Minecraft Bukkit plugin/mod, so I propose that they be renamed as such. towny should be minecraft-towny because they are the same thing, and newcomers may ...
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Filtering out similar questions based on tag

When you type out a new question title, se tries to show similar questions. I propose that, after adding a tag in, it filters "related questions" based on your tag.
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Add new tags to the review page

David has kindly granted the request to Stop removing tags that are only used once in the last 6 months In his answer he mentioned that we should Get familiar with http://gaming.stackexchange.com/...
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Give us new hotness KBD styles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have the new <kbd> tag? The <kbd> elements were supposed to have been given a makeover by Jin to make them less hideous. Arqade still has the old style. ...
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Support https for embedded YouTube links

Https should be supported as well as http. Why? Because someone browsing YouTube via https will otherwise have to modify their link to remove the s. Every time.
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Synonym request: [ftl] as synonym for [ftl-faster-than-light]

Can ftl be created to act as a synonym for ftl-faster-than-light? It's the standard usage to refer to the game.
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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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Math Equations, let's use the math.stackexchange version

As remarked by Sadly-not as a comment on this question. It seems that math.stackexchange has a lot of nice ways to express mathematical formulas. Perhaps it would be a nice feature for arqade to also ...
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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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Can we do something about suggested edits that say “edit: actually, do this and this instead”

For example: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/review-beta/suggested-edits/8472 The proper way to do this edit would be: to correct and refactor the answer with the correct information or create a ...
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Is there a way to send messages to people with stack exchange?.if so how?

Please help.i want to send a message to my friend but I do not know how
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Can we change the term “close” to something more friendly?

I have been told many times "close is not a permanent state, it's just where questions go to be either editted/reopened or else deleted". However the dictionary says: "to bring to an end", "to ...
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I can't flag comments from mobile

Given the recent emphasis on Being Nice, and flagging comments that are rude or offensive, I was surprised to learn today that I can't flag a comment from the mobile version of the site. What gives? ...
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Special badges for winning competitions?

At timely intervals gaming.stackexchange launch competitions. Usually around the time of a highly expected video game release. My thought was that the winners of those competitions should get a badge ...
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Should old questions be auto-locked for new users?

I know this has most likely been covered before but if not: Has the community considered implementing a system to "lock" old questions that already have answers to new users? Honestly, I don't know ...
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Will gaming.stackexchange.com redirect to arqade.com soon?

Right now, arqade.com redirects to gaming.stackexchange.com. Will we soon be reversing that? Using a unique TLD would probably go a long way toward convincing newcomers that this site is legit.
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Can We Use the Old Chat Theme?

You may have noticed that the new site theme has been published. Now, before the update, we had (in my opinion) one of the best looking, cleanest, easiest to read chatroom themes of any site on the ...
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Can we increase the contrast between Arqade and Meta.Arqade's icons?

I saw this in my inbox today. Now, my screen cap + the imgur treatment appears to have enlarged the above picture, but when this was in my inbox, it was not readily obvious that one was for the main ...
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Lazers should notify us of questions that have been edited after closure

Here's the typical lifespan for a bad question: A User posts the question. People either see it on the front page, say "Ooh, new question!" and read it, or else they see it pop up on Lazers and read ...
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Make 'Related' links prioritize questions matching *all* tags

Although SE in general considers tags to be equal, we have atleast 2 tags that I know of - story and achievements - that are only valid when paired with another tag for a particular game or series. ...
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Tags are bad for organization, and require more effort than they should

Here's version 2.0, which cuts a lot of the flavor in favor of more bullet points :) Problem: Tags != Organization Organization requires: Planning, to understand the best way to organize Structure, ...
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Replace the tags page with a games page

Tagging here on Gaming is problematic, it's the subject of frequent debates and rants, and nobody is really satisfied by the status quo. Our subject just doesn't fit very well into the simple and ...
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Tag rename request: [osx] → [os-x] or [mac]

The name of the platform is Mac.1, 2, 3 The name of the operating system is OS X.1, 2 Our tag is osx. That's not what it's called. Can this be changed to either os-x or mac? Earlier, failed attempts ...
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Can we advertise Game On! etc. in the Community Bulletin?

This would be an awesome place to advertise forthcoming games to users of the site besides those that hang out in chat! Also worthy of inclusion: blog posts, chat event etc. We can has?
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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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Frag the “lag” tag

The lag tag (on 30 questions) seems awful. In common parlance "lag" is a catch-all term for poor performance; attributable to myriad things. Many of the questions it's on have a network bent, but ...
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Could we have a distinct style for answer links?

Could we get a unique styling for answer hyperlinks? Currently, question and answer links look exactly the same — the color, anyway. This is more a functional request than an aesthetic one, ...
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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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FAQ Update request

With a question that has been deleted only a few minutes ago, a flaw in our FAQ has been raised. The question was where to buy credits online, talking about a "gold selling" website. I do think ...
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Can the “spoiler” extension be updated to cover “one boxed” links?

When I try to use the "spoiler" format on a bare link, the result is just an exclamation point and the one boxed link. See example here. Many YouTube videos contain spoilers in their title, as was ...
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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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Accepted answers on Meta should not move to the top of the sort order

Accepted answers on controversial topics on Meta pose a very real problem. They give an advantage to whatever position the asker of the question supports, as he can mark that as accepted and it will ...
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Limit questions on the front page / above the fold per-tag

Right now, the front page looks like a LoL site, not a gaming site. I get that this is because the tournament is going on, and that's going to drive a lot of traffic and be good and so on - but I have ...
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Should the “identify this game” tag be removed?

It seems a little like the existence of the "identify this game" tag invites submission of "identify this game" questions. Seeing as how this branch of questions is no longer desired on this site, ...
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Add feature to pare results down after a search

While the similar questions presented when creating your own is helpful, I generally find search to be better at identifying these possible duplicates. Therefore, in order to ease searching, I ...
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Should vague ITG questions have an edit window? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. It seems to me that the vast majority of ITG questions are asked by brand new users, I daresay people are making ...
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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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Have unique Gravatars shown with ME3 missions page

Currently, anyone who has completed a mission, no matter what rank that mission is, they are shown for completing it, regardless of how high their rank is. For example, I have completed up to Rank ...
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Move the “hide ignored tags” option to the main page

On this site, whenever a new prominent game comes out, the main page is spammed with questions tagged with that game. Occasionally new users complain about this, because they don't know how to hide ...
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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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FAQ/Reputation info images are low quality

Various images from the FAQ and privilege info pages are either low quality, outdated, or simply incorrect. For example, this image is of especially low quality: Sure, it's not a huge problem, but it'...
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Gaming Grant - should deadlines be provided in UTC?

During a discussion of this question, this conversation occurred on The Bridge: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/3671820#3671820 The key point is this phrase: Entries will be open ...
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Should character specs be considered an inappropriate question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What do we do about character build questions? Should [insert build here] questions be encouraged? How can we sculpt character/strategy build questions? I'm ...
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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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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 I be notified if a question I've answered before offers a bounty?

This is possibly in the realm of MSO, but since it's particularly applicable to this site I'm asking here. We get a lot of answers that go out of date, particularly in oft-updated games such as ...
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Why don't all review categories have counters? [closed]

There is a nice counter for suggested edits. It's great! Why not have counters for first answers, low quality posts, first questions, and late answers?
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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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Tag synonym: [music] -> [audio]

When I was trying to write the tag excerpts for audio, I realized that I basically had to add a line that states: questions that do not pertain to music in the entry since we have both tags. Then I ...
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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 ...