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Idea: “Make Me A Sammich Video” Contest

Monthly, one of us first-page users asks (in a CW question) the community to make and upload on YouTube a video of something (not excessively) challenging and entertaining to watch (e.g., "finish Go ...
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How do we widen our range of games?

In this question, it was asked whether we had too many SC2 questions. The consensus was, of course, that the amount of SC2 questions was fine, and the problem was a lack of other games. However, I ...
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Are there too many StarCraft 2 / single game questions?

I know it is a brand new game, and thus a lot of people are playing it, but according to the current question count, there are around 7 times as many questions regarding StarCraft 2 are there are ...
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Retagging of [heart-gold] and [soul-silver]

I've been looking through various questions, and I feel [heart-gold] and [soul-silver] should be retagged as [heartgold] and [soulsilver] respectively, as in the official titles the name is one single ...
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Why was this closed and not the other? [closed]

Why was this closed: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/6293/... And this one was not: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1932... One asks for a list of games to run on a system ...
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Should we allow the quick and dirty answer that merely links to an offsite resource?

Here's a real world example of what was the subject of discussion today on Chat -- the discussion was not on this particular question and answer couple, be warned. I'm not asking if it is a good ...
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How should we tag MMT?

The game Mukashi Mukashi aru Tokoro ni Totetsumonaku Naka no Warui Twintail no Shimai Himesama ga Irasshaimashita to sa is obviously way too long to even conceivably fit in a tag. There have been some ...
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What makes a question “Good?”

We've had a lot of discussion on this topic, but its largely spread amongst other threads. Grace first proposed the idea here, but to date, all discussion has been centered around whether or not ...
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Protocol when one question has 2 correct answers?

This question has 2 separate answers, and both are great, one answers the specifics of the question (Davy8), the other answers the general question (alexanderpas) (which will work for other games) ...
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Question closed for being too specific?

This question is closed, apparently because it is too specific (although neither of the closers who left comments did a good job of explaining why it had been closed.) Can we just clarify if and why ...
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A Blog for Gaming.SE

I noticed the other day that Server Fault has a blog. Obviously this is a bit of a unique case as the main SO blog is about the engine in general, but there is no reason we could not organize a ...
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How should on-topic lists be answered?

I just asked a list question with a finite number of objectively correct answers: Which Fallout 3 items are sought-after by NPCs? What should the answer format be? I can think of two good options: ...
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Why “Is there any Civilization-like game for the Wii?” was closed?

Why this question was Closed? It's not like there's a long list of Wii games that are Civ-like or even turn-based-strategy. In the end, there should be one game recommendation. I mean, yes there is ...
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Sponsorship opportunities for site?

So the SEO team has come out with some specifics for how they could help promote. I think the sponsorship opportunity makes the most sense for gaming. What are the lan parties, tournaments, and ...
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What should be done for a question with a realize-it-was-outside-user-error solution?

What I mean is the following situation. Player encounters an error/inconsistency/configuration-issue with a game that has stumped the player. Player makes a question asking how to fix this problem ...
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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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What is the appropriate recourse for trolls?

A user has taken to commenting on many of my posts, calling me out for having a lack of understanding and providing misinformation. Correcting misinformation is a great idea and encouraged, and I ...
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How is this Off Topic?

My question posted here: Where can one find a list of players ranked by achievement points? was closed as "Off Topic" and I fail to see how a question about a game, and the scoring system within is ...
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How large can an objective question's scope get?

Forgive me for the unclear title; I can't think of any better way to word this question. Because of this question asking for the easiest boss path through all the Megaman games, it has occurred to me ...
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Should question titles be edited to reflect an actual question?

I have a pet peeve. The annoyance in question is with "questions" like these: Legal Gold Farming Fast Expanding with Zerg Countering Marines, Marauders and Tanks Place to meet gamers for co-op (...
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Dwarf Fortress Succession

Would organizing a DF succession game on meta be off-topic?
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The use of the [upcoming-games] tag

Related Question: Asking about upcoming game releases Checking the questions tagged with the [upcoming-games] tag, they all seem highly speculative, argumentive or too localized. What do we ...
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Can we link to a replay and ask to discuss a replay?

Can we post a replay of a starcraft 2 match and the question be about what I should have done differently?
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What is the Use Case for Community Wiki

We tried to discuss this question once before, but it devolved into a discussion of what questions should be allowed and how people were using CW; so I'd like to refocus on this topic once again. You ...
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How to differentiate old games (Starcraft vs Starcraft II)?

I just bought Starcraft/Broodwar, and I've been asking questions about it, but there's a strong tendency to get Starcraft II questions since it's so popular right now. Right now I use a disclaimer ...
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Starcraft 2 'strategy' tag should actually many times be 'tactics', agree?

Just noticing that people use 'strategy' tag very loosely for starcraft 2 questions. I recommend that we use our brains and start using the 'tactics' tag when it makes more sense. Anyone disagree? ...
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When should we use genre tags?

Should every question about a game include a tag that fits it into one or more genres? Should we only use genre tags for game-rec and family questions? Should we not have any genre tags at all? I ...
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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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Why are some questions tagged [fun]?

There are 6 questions on the main site currently tagged fun. What is the sense in this? Aren't all games supposed to be fun? A search for the word fun in text turns up 3 pages of results. Is there ...
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Referring Subjective or Argumentative questions to a personal site?

Would it be wrong of me to take subjective/argumentative questions and open them for discussion on my own personal site? I feel that it would be a perfect compromise for those of us who want 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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Question with Vague title

I know those question are ok when you look at the tag, but I think this and this questions should have "in nethack" at the end of the title. Do you agree or it's just me that is picky? Update: OK, ...
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What level of exclusion is healthy for the site at this point?

While we have several question threads regarding the [game-rec] issue, we don't have a separate commentary for this one. I believe that this underlying issue is one that directly influences the [game-...
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Do closed questions affect your accept rate?

I had a question that was closed, so it came to me if it affected your "accept rate" for these examples: If I asked a question, got no answer, and it got closed If I asked a question, got an answer, ...
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I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I want to ask a question about game X, but this is the first time anyone asks about X so there's no corresponding [X] tag, and my reputation is too low to create a new tag. How should I tag it?
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Coin-op/arcade gaming on topic?

Just wanted to check if old arcade/coin op gaming is on topic? I would assume so but wanted to check first.
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Steam Community Group

Gaming Stack Exchange Steam Community Group Enables us to communicate even while playing, and play games together. (Jeff will be made Owner if he joins, and ♦ on the site should be Officers)
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How to approach tagging for consoles/games with multiple names?

There are various cases where a product can have two distinct names in different regions (such as the "Sega Megadrive", otherwise known as the "Sega Genesis") and some people might not be aware of ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4816/where-can-i-find-serious-teammates-in-modern-warfare-2-closed I understand that there is a risk of subjective answers, such as X clan is awesome and so ...
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Do we have personal problems with polls/List<T>/Game-Rec questions or is it habit?

I'd honestly like to get an opinion out of the community. Do we have an actual personal issue with List questions/Game-Rec questions or are we deciding against them because that's what the rest of SE ...
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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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Will there be a re-skinning of this stackexchange site when it comes out of beta?

The design of gaming.stackexchange.com seems to be more like a schoolwork or homework type design. What does this have to do with gaming? Is this just temporary?
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My question was flagged, why don't I see reasoning?

Hi, one of my questions was closed so it's pretty probable someone flagged it before. Wouldn't it be nice to get a note telling me the statement the user made to see what I made wrong? (the users nick ...
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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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How do we handle questions about archival and backups

The question was asked: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4590/how-can-i-make-a-backup-copy-of-my-wii-games And I think it's a legitimate question. Maybe he should have used the term "...
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Pokemon tags - do we need separate tags for the same-region same-gens? [duplicate]

What I mean, for example, is do we need separate [heart-gold] and [soul-silver] tags? I'm thinking of what kinds of questions are possible. The majority will be independent of what version is being ...
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Voting on the future of list of X questions

As of now we have several questions discussing what to do with list of X and games-rec questions: Here's a summary of all that has been said before (and was upvoted): Should we allow poll questions -...
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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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