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Re-evaluating our site - what is the scope of an “acceptable” list, if it exists?

We have a lot of open discussions on the subject of list questions - at least five of them. One conclusion I can draw from analyzing them is that we don't have a conclusion. There seems to be a faint ...
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Should identify-this-game 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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Are questions that are meant to find games of very limited genres be allowed?

Hi, I notice this thread was closed due to be subjective and argumentative https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1835/what-are-some-good-turn-based-tactics-titles-for-the-pc-closed. I found in ...
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Community Wiki needs to be explained better!

For new users like me it is very difficult to understand the point of the community wiki and difference in purpose to the normal questions. Only after finding and searching the meta.stackexchange I ...
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Are questions about adult-themed games allowed?

Are questions related to adult-themed video games allowed on Arqade? I've posted a related question at here.
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How to tag “buying”?

There are 3 questions tagged buy. I don't like this tag, and I think it should be buying, however, two of those questions refer to buying stuff inside the game, and the other buying gaming stuff (a ...
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Closed “voice chat apps” question

I am not sure why https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2752/pc-voice-chat-software-closed was closed... our leading FAQ proposal lists that questions regarding software tools which are commonly ...
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I'm noticing a decrease on List of X and game-recommendation questions

Anybody else noticed it or is it just me being hopeful? Are we succeeding in steering the site into pure Q&A? If so, this would be faster than I had hoped
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Moderator tools not showing tab menu in all cases.

I'm not sure whether this happens on SOFU since I don't have the rep there, but on most pages, I can see all tabs, but on the flags page I only see that page's tab. This makes navigation a bit ...
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Synonym request: [zelda] to [the-legend-of-zelda]

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Do “mod-development” questions belong here?

This is a continuation of "do "map-editor" questions belong here". I'd say mod-making typically revolves around reprogramming game aspects, reskinning or replacing models, changing sound effects and ...
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What's the policy regarding “easy” questions?

More than once I have come across a question which could be solved with very little effort on the submitter's part. While I risk sounding like a pompous elitist by asking this question, I personally ...
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Are Esports related questions permitted?

Esports are a culture that has grown up around gaming where gamers compete at various games in professional style events (often for money). Some examples of these organizations: MLG CAL MSL The ...
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Mandatory tags for platform?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. link The only added value I see in adding it is for ...
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Do “map-editor” questions belong here?

This question is similar to "do "mod-development" questions belong here". What is our stance about game customization using built-in tools provided by the company, as opposed to customization using ...
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Why did my reputation decrease overnight?

I filled out my profile information after achieving a reputation of nearly 200 and as I saved the changes, all of a sudden my reputation dropped(in the parent site) to 25! I checked my rep page and it ...
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Game directed software questions

I want help installing lubbofancontrol under bootcamp on my mac for the specific reason that it should increase gaming performance. Should I ask that here or on superuser? I know it's a SU-...
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Etiquette for editing a question after it is answered because the answer is more general than than the question

So I asked this question and received an answer that pointed me in the right direction. After a little bit of research I found some additional information including a program that potentially fixes ...
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Closed as duplicate of deleted question

This question has been closed as a duplicate of a question that has been deleted. Is it still a duplicate?
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Re-open A Question

This one. It's a recommendations thread. It's harmless, and no different than people asking for PC TBS games. I can't believe people voted to close it (I can, but that is a topic for another time). ...
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Retagging [elder-scrolls] into [the-elder-scrolls] (Completed)

As hinted in this answer the series "The elder scrolls" is usually referred to by including the article, so I suggest retagging.
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Why was [game-recommendations] shortened to [game-rec]

Seems someone changed the [game-recommendations] tag to [game-rec] tag retroactively - i.e. not by manually going over each question. Why is that? I think [game-rec] is very bad, as it's not clear ...
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Overzealous Admins

I feel that the admins are being too overzealous in closing questions for being "Subjective" or "too localized" at the slightest hint of subjectivity or locality playing a role. Here's some recent ...
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Tagging sports games - can we get away with just a generic [sports] tag?

For example, if a question is about pro-evolution-soccer, does it also need the football or soccer tag, or can we get away with a sports tag only? It hasn't come up often, really because we only ...
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Offline-maintenance page has right image, but wrong logo?

Just got smacked in the face with the offline-for-maintenance page (for only one page look, it wasn't long). The sketchy image looks very much like it's designed for Gaming (and is hilarious), but the ...
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We need more close votes [closed]

Now that we're trying to course correct the site to Q&A, we need to close many subjective and offtopic questions, which makes the 12 close votes not enough. Could we have more until we have ...
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Is it possible to remove bounty related badges and reports from the Meta?

An interesting thing I noticed the other day was that when someone was rattling off all the requirements to post a bounty, one of them was "Not on a Stack Exchange 2.0 Meta". Which, in glancing, is ...
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Do we use abbreviations in genre names? [Completed]

I know this has been asked about games, but what about genres? [rts] - 4 (one closed) - 0 [real-time-strategy] - 3 7 [tbs] - 0 [turn-based-strategy] - 8 [rpg] - 6 [mmorpg] - 6 Longer forms - 0 (...
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How do we stand on cheats, in particularly for multiplayer games?

This was prompted by this question: Idling in Team Fortress 2 Seeing as this is a form of cheating, what is our official stance? Do we allow cheats, caveat lector? This is considered a bannable ...
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[the-elder-scrolls] vs [elder-scrolls]

Shall we include articles or not? 1x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/the-elder-scrolls 5x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/elder-scrolls
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Best/favourite/subjective list type questions

I completely agree with the close on: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1592/what-is-the-best-gaming-mouse-closed but I think that it's a good topic to have on this site in some form. There ...
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Is meta reputation now separate from the actual site?

I have noticed that my meta rep is now different from my Gaming rep. Does that mean that meta reputation is now separate or is it just a matter of accessing different physical servers and it will ...
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Start a bounty still available after answer has been accepted.

Fastest way to level up in Modern Warfare 2 / Black Ops this question has been closed but I can still start a bounty. Is this a feature or a bug?
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Just video games? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are non-console (Board, Card, etc) game questions allowed on this site? Are other kinds of games besides video games on topic? How about board games, tabletop RPGs, LARPs, ...
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Kickstarting this site in existing community

I've created a few questions about a game I play in, in the hope to kick start its community to use and appreciate this website. I'm unsure about whether my attempt will succeed, but I had to try. Is ...
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Logo proposals for Gaming

Please post as answers below, your logo proposals for this site. Rules: Original artwork only. You need to have a copy of your submission in a vector format. Return to Site Attributes
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Are questions regarding game server administration on topic?

Many multi-player games allow you to run public or private servers on your own. Are questions about the administration of these servers applicable for this site? Examples would be something like - "...
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Game design questions: on topic or off topic?

This is a kind of question that a few people on the main site think is off topic for this question, but wasn't actually discussed in the definition phase (at least, I can find no such question there). ...
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Merge [old-game] and [oldware] into [old-games]

old-game, oldware. Can't argue by numbers yet, but old-games seems better to me
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What defines “retro-gaming”?

What exactly are people using to define retro-gaming when they use the tag? I ran into this question while trying to think how best to retag this question about adaptations. Looking at the layout ...
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The problem with multi-platform games

I ran into a very strange problem today. I saw a fantastic question that I wanted to know the answer to, but the question was only aimed at a particular platform, which didn't happen to be the one I ...
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Game abbreviations in regards to search engines

Thinking about a game like Team Fortress 2. On message boards about the game, it's normally referred to as TF2. We have a tag that is 'team-fortress-2' for this game. If someone is searching for '...
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Should we allow questions about commonly used gaming terminology?

For example, this question: What does the term "carebear" mean in Eve Online?, or a hypothetical question about what "gg" means. Do they fall under this site's purview?
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Suggest a CAPTCHA image

According to this, we need a CAPTCHA image for the site, don't we? Let's hear some suggestions.
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How should we tag “sandbox” style games?

Initially, I was thinking particularly of games such as GTAIV, Just Cause, Prototype, Crackdown and the like, which tend to be popular because of that aspect. I was going to just tag "sandbox," but ...
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GamingSE media blitz for public beta launch

I was thinking that we should try to get this site covered by the gaming media when the public beta goes live. I'm collecting links to the "send us tips" pages for several gaming sites. I'm making ...
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Questions that ask about the state of X “right now”.

I have noticed a lot of seemingly valid questions are being closed as being too time localized, such as this one or this one. I agree that in its current form "right now" it can be problematic. ...
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Apostrophes in links

Alright, wikipedia allows apostrophes in their links and when I tried to add one of said links to a comment, the url gets cut off at the apostrophe. This also occurs in Questions (I would assume ...
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What's the stance on mods to PC games?

I've just spotted this question and a bit of research yielded this mod which might solve the problem. Is it OK to post links to such mods?
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Are suggestions really subjective enough to close?

If people are asking for any suggestions for a game genre or a game that fits a specified niche. Is that really subjective enough to warrant a close vote? I agree that "Best of X" and "Suggest a fun ...

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