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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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What makes my question a real question?

Hi, I (not really) asked about interesting bugs which are messing up game logic. For me it's interesting or funny to see what scenarios developer did not think about. I can't see a difference of ...
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All stats on site stats note listed as “0”? [closed]

I was looking at the side of the page on the parent site and noticed that every single stat in the site stats was listed as 0. I've been having some network issues so I wouldn't be surprised if this ...
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Why am I getting “The question you're asking is likely to be closed.”?

I asked "How do you get the Custom Game Novice achievement in Starcraft 2?" and I get "The question you're asking is likely to be closed.". I feel coming from stackoverflow that this is a valid ...
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System specification questions

I want to spec out a new gaming system (especially one that will run StarCraft 2 well). Should that question be asked on Gaming or on Super User?
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Tags that should not be used

What tags should not be used in this site and why?
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Make the [spoiler] tag ignored by default, even for anonymous users

That's what it says on the tin, although chances are spoilers are to be expected throughout the website really. This can make for a useful inbuilt spoiler warning: Alternatively, the spoiler tag ...
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Specific Game Proposals on Area 51

despite my interest in an all WoW prop , I've noticed that since it sprouted up, the number of wow related questions have stagnated. Should the health of the general gaming site be considered with ...
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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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Provide a markdown extension to hide text (anti spoiler)

Cool it has been implemented. Most of my text would not be spoilers but there may be a small part of my question which may mention something that could be a spoiler. It would be great if I could ...
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can I change the timezone?

I see in the recent activity page that "all times are in UTC; the current time is 2010-07-29 10:20:15Z" Can I change this to reflect local time?
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Should we add screenshots?

At least for game-rec and identify-this-game answers this would help a lot... I'll put this to vote (edited following Oak's advice)
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of public beta, we desperately need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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Are we overzealous about “Subjective” questions?

This isn't stackoverflow. The moment we moved away from software development a lot of these topics in area51 are very subjective. By limiting to only non subjective questions we are just ...
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Achievement tagging by game or service.

I have been tagging my StarCraft 2 questions that deal with achievements with starcraft-2, achievements, and starcraft-2-achievements. The starcraft-2-achievements tags keep being removed by other ...
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Formatting sandbox

Feel free to do your tests here.
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Can we use meta for gaming related discussions?

I like this community and I want a community like this to have 'philosophical' discussions with (such as the nature of IP rights and so on) Is it possible to use meta for stuff like "What is your ...
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Copy/Pasting Text, is this a problem?

I know a lot of answers (including some of my own) are just copy/pasted from an official website that has the answer (See This Question). Is this allowed or do copyright issues make this a bad thing ...
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[guide], [strategy], [tips], [how-to]… which do I use?

Ignoring that strategy is still being occasionally used for the genre, we have a number of tags related to classifying what a question is asking for. I'm personally unsure what the differences between ...
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Dwarf fortress platform tag

Recently I noticed many of the questions in the [dwarf-fortress] tag had been re-tagged to add [pc]. (List) This doesn't cause a problem, but it seems a little silly, especially since the current ...
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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 ...
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Tagging those shmups with lots and lots of pretty bullets

In English, there are two commonly used terms to describe the kind of scrolling shooters (shoot-em-ups, STGs... there's a lot of fanciful names for them) where you are literally overwhelmed by bullet ...
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How do I suggest tag synonyms?

I understand tags can have synonyms, for example [rpg] can be a synonym of [role-playing-games]. How can I suggest new synonyms to existing tags?
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Why do we have [rpg] and [first-person-shooter]?

How can we be more coherent about tagging?
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Dual-posting on gaming and gamedev

What is the intended policy for questions like this? Gamers have opinions on them as well, and game-dev vs gam-ing sites can be a fine line. Would it be reasonable to dual-post such things? Surely, ...
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What about a way for people to rank/review games as a whole?

I am constantly looking for reviews of games, and think there's a real opportunity to have users review games on here. I think a tag based system would work well, with each question being a call for ...
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Add search capability for roman numerals

Please add numeric-conversion capability to the search mechanism. Tons of games have sequels that are either written as VII or 7. Case in point: I posted this because I didn't see this when I was ...

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