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My Gaming open id is not being associated with my other stackexchange accounts, is this expected?

For some reason, my gaming open id is not being picked up with stackexchange and associated with my other accounts. Is this because the site is special or something or is this a bug? Or did I do ...
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Question page refresh shows answers in different order

If answers have equal score they displays in random order every time. Is it OK?
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What is flag weight?

I noticed this today on my user page: 20117 reputation 556 views flag weight 180 What is flag weight? I mean, I have an understanding of what it should be, but why would certain flags be more ...
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Can a tag be removed?

I believe I made the tag sims3 by accident at one point. when I made another question about it today, I noticed there were 2 tags: sims3 and sims-3. I retagged all my older questions under the sims3 ...
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Rules for substituting images with text in question/answer?

I just saw an answer's images to this Minecraft question have been substituted with text ASCII arts. I like more images in that case than text, but this is a personal opinion. I am wondering instead ...
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Doppelgänger detected: support tag wiki excerpt

I just received the tag editor badge for the support tag, the tag wiki of which we can't edit anymore. Now the tag excerpt, apparently written by this badp idiot, goofily mimics the body of the full ...
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What is Steam's OpenID URL

I was wondering that there is a login in Steam option here and was wondering what is the URL for it on any site that has OpenID support.
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Need to distinguish between Portal (the game) and Minecraft portals.

Currenlty the portal tag is applied to both games about Portal the game and Minecraft portals. One (or both) need changing to disambiguate.
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Is it OK to copy game descriptions from Wikipedia for new tag wikis?

Is it okay to start a tag wiki for a video game by copying & pasting text from the Wikipedia article on that game? Do we need to put a link back to the Wikipedia article at the end to indicate ...
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Is it possible to reverse a flag on a post?

I recently flagged a post as a duplicate before reading the entirely of the post that I indicated was the original question (yeah, I know, bad Shaun). After reading, however, I realized the original ...
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Problems running certain queries

I'm trying to run the following two sql queries on data.stackexchange.com/gaming : http://data.stackexchange.com/gaming/s/86/most-and-least-dangerous-tags-to-answer-among-the-tags-with-1000-questions ...
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Votes for moderator doesn't drop below 0

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that be the number of votes the nominees have doesn't go below 0. Doing the maths the normal view should display -14 but instead it displays 0 Is this done ...
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When I try to ask a new question, the form is filled out with details of a question I asked earlier

I clicked on the Ask Question Mothership on the parent site, and the form was already filled out with information for a question I have already asked. I asked that question days ago. I'm not sure ...
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Better support for favorite tags

For example, I love the game ufc-undisputed-2010 and I would like to know if any new questions are asked about it (I bet I can answer most of them). Nowadays I need to manually check the tag once in a ...
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The nickname in comments is not updated

Why are there only 12 Wii Demos? My previous nickname was 0101, I do know it's not just text, because I get alert if some writes @myNickName P.S. I like to change nicknames once in a while and it's ...
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Rename tag “red-faction-guerilla” to “red-faction-guerrilla”

The game is called Red Faction: Guerrilla with double r. Perhaps the old version as a tag synonyme is a good idea.
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Can a community wiki-ed post be reverted?

You see, there's this answer I posted. And I edited it adding new content. A lot. So much, in fact, that it turned into a community wiki answer. Now, this request may be a bit strange, but is it ...
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How can I view the top 20 answerers for a tag?

I was notified today that I now have the ability to edit tag wikis. Of course, to edit a tag wiki, I have to fulfill one of two requirements: have a total score of 100 or more for the tag (thus ...
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Is there a way to see Meta Participation?

So I noticed the moderator election thread today, and I noticed the nifty little info boxes they had down at the bottom (this is Fabian's): meta participation questions: 7 / +13 answers: 9 / +38 Is ...
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FYI - Self promotion

May I promote products I am affiliated with here? The community generally frowns on overt self-promotion and tends to vote it down and flag it as spam, so be careful. Post good, relevant answers, and ...
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Tag rename request: [dragonage-origins] -> [dragon-age-origins]

dragonage-origins (35 questions) -> dragon-age-origins (0 questions) The actual title of the game has a space between "Dragon" and "Age". Chat discussion.
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So, what actually is a game-rec?

The problem with all encompassing policies is that people tend to use those instead of using the brain and determining whether a question possesses or not the bad qualities that make game-rec's toxic ...
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Associated Account?

Does anyone know what this notification means? Or why I got an extra 100 rep?
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How can I delete my Arqade account?

Is there a way to permanently delete an Arqade/Gaming Stack Exchange account?
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E-mail Address to Inform Site Staff

Didn't I read something regarding an e-mail address for any/all sites that was team@this->domain? I just got a notification that my message to team@this->domain hasn't been accepted. Does it exist? ...
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Is the “Publicist” badge broken?

I have been seeing this dialog (see image) frequently, and when I go and share the question on facebook or twitter, it does not do anything. Not that I am crazy about the badge, but I wonder if it is ...
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ZergOverflow seems down

Is the site gone down for good? How was their content licensed?
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Where should I ask for game suggestions based on games I've enjoyed? [duplicate]

Are there websites or other services when I can get decent answers to questions such as: I enjoyed X, based on the things that make X great, what other games would others reccomend I try and why?
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What is “rolling back”?

I have seen the gaming.SE Badge "Cleanup: First Rollback" and searched for it but couldn't find anything on to what it refers. What does this mean? How do I roll back (presumably a question, an ...
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Is it possible to add a bounty to someone else's question?

If I find someone else's question and I'm very curious as to what the answer could be, how can I add a bounty to the question?
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How do I read the “Recent Activity” page?

      I was looking at my profile the other day, and I realized that I have no idea what most of the symbols on the Recent Activity page mean. Can someone explain them to me?   &...
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List of games with X in the main plot? (about X)

Is it valid to ask a small list of games with (for example) samurais ninjas dragons in the main plot? As a community wiki perhaps?
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Is it possible to extend a bounty?

The bounty I put on this question What is the Formula for Unit Maintenance in Civilization V? is due to expire in less than 24 hours. There's some good work there, but nothing that yet really ...
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Reputation requirements have not been changed

As much as I may enjoy the fact I can still inline retag posts and access the 10k tools, I must report the rep requirements haven't changed yet from the public beta. Are we sticking with close at 500,...
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Time is up - what is our domain name finally? [closed]

Fun fact: In 85 days we cast 1,450 votes on 235 different domain names and we still don't have a clear winner. Here, have a complimentary graph: With roughly 5 days to go and a logo to design still,...
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faq currently discriminates against older consoles

The gaming.se FAQ currently reads: Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers … - PC ...
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Why did I lose consecutive status?

Possible duplicate: Consecutive Day count reset this morning on meta.stackoverflow.com According to my user page, I only have one day consecutive, but looking at this answer: Which StarCraft 2 ...
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Include game title in title of question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question with Vague title Kind of a silly question but I never know if I should include the game title in the question title or simply provide the game title in the subject ...
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How to hide questions with given title?

Dear Gaming Stackexchange community, In previous stackexchanges (SO, SU, etc) I usually found my daily dose of altruism by browsing &clicking around interesting tags, hot questions, etc. However, ...
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Why can you comment on some questions/answers but not all of them?

OK, so I haven't been using the Stack Exchange websites long. However when I have been using them, I've noticed that sometimes you can comment and sometimes you can't. For example, I just went to ...
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Undelete different phrasing

This question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/5138/what-do-i-do-with-excess-dacite-and-alunite-etc Was deleted because it is a duplicate. In my opinion it should be undeleted and closed ...
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What exactly does the law state about emulation and ROMs?

I hear a lot about how emulation is not illegal or that downloading ROMs is legal in some circumstances and I would really like to know the truth about emulators and ROMs in relation to the law. For ...
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What differentiates a “Game Design/Development” question from a question that belongs on this site?

Game design and development questions are considered off-topic, and should be asked on the corresponding Stack Exchange sister site. But what defines a question as being about game development? How do ...
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Where should I ask subjective “game recommendation” questions? [duplicate]

I have certain consoles, and I'm always looking for recommmendations on certaing genres I like. Is gaming stackexchange the place to ask for these recommendations? Who better than the users here to ...
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Can diamond mods permanently delete answers?

This is a little embarrassing, but I accidentally answered a question instead of commenting on an answer. It's kind of weird looking at my answer every time I look at the question, so I'm wondering; ...
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How do we get out of beta?

What has to happen for this site to progress beyond the beta stage?
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What determines the close reason in the event of conflicts here?

On the Trilogy, at least as far as I've been told, the stated close reason in the event of a tie is the earliest given reason in the majority. Example, if all 5 votes are different, the first one wins....
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Formatting sandbox

Feel free to do your tests here.
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Do we allow questions about how to set up a computer for certain games?

Specifically, do we allow questions about which ports are used by which games, to enable firewall administration, or would that belong elsewhere? I vaguely remember questions of this nature being ...
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Please swap synonym suggestions around.

EDIT: Thanks to the downvoters! I have put the correct synonyms in now, should you want to upvote them. Complete! They are now in place. I mistakenly suggested [l4d2] as a [left-4-dead] synonym and ...