As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [game-identification]

Previously known as [identify-this-game] (ITG), if you have a question concerning the guidelines and rules of Game Identification on Arqade, or wish to discuss or suggest changes to this policy, use this tag.

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What issues must be resolved before we vote on keeping "Identify This Game" questions? [closed]

Update: On Monday, the moderator team will post a question calling for concepts around the topic of better ITG criteria. Further details on how we will evaluate these criteria will be part of the ...
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Let's Talk About UFO's, and I don't mean the Ask Question Mothership: [closed]

175 Reasons LessPop_MoreFizz Doesn't Like identify-this-game This is a list of every currently open unanswered ITG Question that has not seen activity in more than a week. All but the first 25 or so ...
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Standardized guidelines for improving identify-this-game questions? [closed]

I don't want to rehash old arguments about the validity of these types of questions, since they're generally accepted as being on-topic for the site. However, it seems like a good percentage of ...
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Why was my "identify this game" question removed? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. I had forgotten the name of the game, again, and decided to look at my old question about it. To my surprise, I ...
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Identify this game questions based solely on music [closed]

Is it valid to ask for identification of a game just from a piece of music? A certain level of detailed information is clearly required for a good identify question. However, virtually all of us at ...
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Tagging [identify-this-game] with the identified games tag? [duplicate]

I was thinking should we add the game title tag to successfully answered identify-this-game tagged questions? For example, I would add outland to
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Do we still like 'Identify This Game' questions? [closed]

As time has worn on since last-year-ish, and various identify-this-game (ITG) questions worn on GSE denizens, has the community position on them changed? Half the time they seem ridiculously vague, ...
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Closing reasons for identify-this-game questions [closed]

I'm puzzled about why this question has been closed. IMEO, identify-this-game questions should be closed if they have so few details they can "match" multiple games; while I agree that the linked ...
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How to interpret voting on identify-this-game questions? [closed]

Voting is meant to separate good from bad answers. However, identify-this-game questions can only have one correct answer or none. There is no (potential) continuous answer quality level. So, should ...
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Identify this game: duplicates [closed]

What to do with identify-this-game duplicates? The answer to this question is the same as this one, but the descriptions that users gave were a bit different. Do we have to close it as duplicate or ...
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If I got a correct answer for an identify-this-game question, should I fix the question? [closed]

Maybe this had already been asked, but I did look first so hopefully not. Due to the nature of game identifying questions, it is not uncommon for the person who asked the question to get some of the ...
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When can we declare an identify-this-question game abandoned, and what should be done about it? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. Take Mike. Mike joined as an unregistered user February 22nd at 19:25:24 Zulu as he posted this question tagged ...
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What is the point of "help me remember this game" questions? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Questions asking for help identifying a game are now prohibited on the site, unless you have an actual artifact from the game such as screenshots or audio clips. For ...
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Should Game Identification questions be tagged with the game name when an answer is found?

Someone else knowing this game could use the other ("wrong") answers as recommendations to similar games.
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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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