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Does a solution suggesting answer lose the credibility to be upvoted, if the OP has declared the answer as non functional?

Following case: A solution is being suggested in an answer, the OP disqualifies the answer at some point as useless, after having tried it out be it a nice try or not. The answer might have already ...
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How should we tag the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series?

I just asked the first question on the site regarding the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. How should we go about tagging the games? Some information: There are currently 5 games that have been ...
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Considering recommendation requests are arguably out of place on Gaming, where should I ask them? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a very specific genre of game, that should yield no more than 2-3 recommendations, and yet, that would be great. However, considering the debate on game recommendation questions, ...
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Please add a :hover rule for #system-message a

Currently, the entire system message is a link. As a result, it doesn't appear like there is a link in the first place. The fact that the link doesn't react on hover doesn't help. Would it be ...
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Graphical error with featured bar?

Is the white space supposed to be there? I think it looks a little odd, and should span the entire width of the site. Am I the only one getting this?
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What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations?

What should be done with a game-rec question posted to the site? Please only give short and simple answers that the community can then enforce as a policy. This is not the place for discussion - other ...
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ZergOverflow seems down

Is the site gone down for good? How was their content licensed?
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Establishing an official “No Shopping Recommendation” policy

We haven't actually established an official anti-shopping recommendation policy. There has been one off-hand suggestion and one strangely scoped and strangely phrased question. Super User has such a ...
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Final game-rec showdown preparation

TL;DR - the parts below in bold convey the key message of this post. This question is now LIVE: What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations? I guess we all want to have the ...
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Is the “How-To” tag useful?

Is there a reasonable use-case for the how-to tag? This tag seems overly ambiguous and broad. I suspect a majority of our site content could fall under it (it could be reasonably applied to at ...
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What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag? [duplicate]

What are the requirements for suggesting a new tag for Gaming SE via Gaming-Meta versus reputation requirements? As you can see I do not have enough reputation points to create a new tag.
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Is the content of this answer actually a bad thing?

Please take a look at my answer here: Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7 I have played this game and shared the problem encountered by user "Mr. Shiny and New". I was able to solve the issue ...
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Badge numbers of usernames with long names in badge page appear cut off

A freehand red circle points to the problem. Browser is Firefox 3.6.
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How to tag the Need for Speed games?

We currently have: nfsmw ×6 need-for-speed-world ×3 need-for-speed-hp ×2 need-for-speed-mw ×2 I think this makes it self evident that we should rather tag our games: nfs-most-wanted nfs-world nfs-...
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Do we need a separate tag for Dwarf Fortress adventure mode?

Do we need a separate tag for Dwarf Fortress adventure mode? Obviously, it's pretty different play experience with different questions than fortress mode. The tag dwarf-fortress-adventure already ...
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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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Tag the Smash Brothers Questions!

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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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Meta-Meta: A Proposal for Creating Site Policy

EDIT: This system was used in the hopes of resolving the game rec debate. This experiment has proven to me that it does not work. I accepted Badp's answer because I now believe it is the best option. ...
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:s/nethack.wikia.com/nethackwiki.com/g ?

There has been a request to move all links to nethack.wikia.com to nethackwiki.com, which I confirmed is hosted on the same server as the popular gameplay server nethack.alt.org: badp@delta:~$ dig ...
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Pooling our resources: Can a “general game list resources” question end this long-standing war?

This is something I've been dwelling on for two weeks. The migration of this question has inspired me to post this now. Game recommendations... it's been a trying subject but we've come to absolutely ...
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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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User pages linking to the site's /api route?

I was on my profile page just now, and I wanted to see my questions sorted by the amount of votes, so I clicked the votes button. However, the link did not go to my profile page, but rather to this ...
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Unaligned number in badge pages

Screenshot says it all:
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Will gaming.stackexchange.com remove any need for cheat books?

On the surface, I'm thinking so. Outside of the diagrams, there's nothing that can't be answered quickly.
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Vote locked? But I haven't voted on the answer…

I was trying to vote on Jin's answer to this question, but for some reason Stack Exchange thinks I've already voted on it. I don't particularly care if my vote doesn't get counted in this instance, ...
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StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ NotificationDot® is still out of position

Google Chrome/OSX. .unreadCount needs margin-top: 3px to fix, the stylesheet specifies 0px. Related question?
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Are we happy with Gaming.SE 's current Logo?

It's been mentioned in chat a few times that the logo for our site is... potentially ambiguous at best. The Favicon being a heart has caused a stir -- apparently some people think that, because of the ...
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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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Video conversion question

There is a controversy regarding badp's What is the simplest way to re-encode Fraps recordings to something more sensible? question, as evident both in that question's comments and in chat room ...
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Statistical data on tag usage

Do we have any data on which tags are used by people? By used I mean e.g. having it as a favorite tag or browsing the tag specifically. My suspicion is that all tags except for the game-name tag and ...
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Gaming.SE Minecraft skin

To celebrate Fosco's moment of madness that lead to me really owning Minecraft, I've quickly made a Gaming/Minecraft skin for you to use. Download the skin. The skin is available also in ....
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Game specific abbreviations and slang

I was just browsing the newest questions and looked a bit a a World of Warcraft question. I noticed it was full of abbreviations (bk, pj, BoA, BGs, ...) I did not recognize. I don't play the game so ...
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Attach image browse button truncated

When attaching an image to a question/answer using the image upload tool, the ellipsis in the Browse button is cut off. The button has a width of 7.0em. If you remove the width it should look correct....
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Comment upvote/flag buttons are vertically-aligned in middle instead of top

I noticed that the upvote/flag buttons for long comments are vertically aligned in the middle instead of the top. Was this intentional? It's different from Stack Overflow. I find it a little more ...
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Is it okay to heavily edit out subjectivity?

A recent question caught my eye because it asked a perfectly valid question, but only one of the eight paragraphs in the question was actually directly related. The others contained subjective ...
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(How) should we discourage extended discussion in comments?

What triggered this post is this question, which has two quality answers but due to some contested points, both have spurred lengthy discussions in comments from a few users. Now, I have no problem ...
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Why does gaming have an 8-bit theme?

Modern video gaming is some of the most (if not the most) visually appealing and graphically intensive activity you can do on a PC/Console. Yet, the gaming stackexchange sports a theme that's out of ...
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Consider retagging version specific [minecraft] questions to [minecraft-0.12]

We currently have 42 questions about Minecraft. Some of those can be expected to still be valid in the final release (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), while others are more or less clearly version-specific (...
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Are golden tag badges broken?

Now I don't mean to complain, but I was curious if perhaps the feature was not working. According to the tag badge page golden tag badges are awarded for 1000 upvotes in a given tag (not counting ...
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Policy on tech support questions related to games

I noticed the question i3 core performance problems migrated from Superuser to Gaming. It is essentially a tech support question about Linux graphics driver problems/performance. I personally think ...
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The “moderator tools” privilege page still lists 2000 rep as the threshold

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/privileges/moderator-tools The number on the right is okay, but the text itself reads: When you achieve 2000 reputation, you will earn... Should be 10,000 - or, ...
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What do we think about maintaining a site list of covered/tagged games?

Talk about a radical suggestion coming from the least likely of candidates! Read me out, if you will, because this actually has nothing to do with the Rec Wars. While addressing this question ...
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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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Ask Question background color glitch

I noticed on the Ask Question page, the link graphic has a white background that wasn't there before. I believe this is a new bug introduced from fixing the Active Tab highlight problem. I demand a ...
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Stylize 'spoiler' tag

Along the same lines as the various logo'ed tags over on SF, and the colored tags on the Meta SE sites, it would be nice to see some kind of style applied to the spoiler tag here on G.SE. It could be ...
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What should be done about [Strategy] and similar tags? What conventions should we be adhering to?

Those who have been in chat for the past day or so have seen me ranting at length about how tags which are not [Game Title] are, for the most part, fundamentally not useful. As an example, take a ...
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Awarding a bounty to myself

I noticed that I had the button to award a bounty even on my own answer, so I couldn't resist and awarded the bounty to myself, just to see what happens. The result is that the bounty is awarded, but ...
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Does this site support the computerized versions of board games?

Does this site support the computerized versions of board games? Computer mahjong, computer chess, etc? I'm asking because Board and Card Games is debating here whether they will support them. Their ...
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Active tab is not highlighted on both parent and meta

On IE8 active tab (such as Questions, Tags, Users etc) is not highlighted. So you can't tell where you are unless you read the URL or the text below the tabs (which I always find myself too lazy to do,...

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