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What does 'OP' mean?

It stands for "Original Poster". A possibly more accurate term on our site might be "asker", but this is a carryover from other sites that have a forum structure.
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Should we standardize our tag formatting regarding Arabic vs. Roman numerals?

Since synonyms for tags exist, I'd rather have the official spelling in the tag, such as final-fantasy-x or fallout-4, but with an alias such as final-fantasy-10 for games that use Roman numerals. A ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to wrigglenite. But I do agree with @senpai. I usually stay away from meta and the site politics, as I neither have the interest nor the time consider a mod position or trying to ...
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How long do we wait before spoilers are no longer needed?

You're misunderstanding the point of spoiler tags. It does not matter how old a game is (or a movie, book, TV show or other form of narrative art). Putting a deadline on how old something needs to be ...
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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

One thing I wish we could do differently is having a more formalized way to point users who ask a question that's out of scope for the main Q&A site to a more appropriate venue. it is good that we ...
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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

tl;dr: A bit of both. Stack Overflow (and later, the entire SE Network including Arqade) was built primarily to solve three problems with 'advice'-style communities on the net: Well-Hidden Knowledge ...
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Will we participate in Winterbash this year?

I say let's opt-in. Hats are fun.
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Brexit means Frexit

I know I speak for the entire mod team when I say it's been an honour serving alongside you.
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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Discord is not specifically gaming-related. However, it is very heavily used by gamers and referenced in gaming culture. I would be ok making a rule to explicitly allow Discord questions even though ...
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Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input

Let's take another look at the difference between Good Subjective and Bad Subjective I'm sure we've all seen subjective questions here, and some of us have voted to close many of those. I'm talking ...
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Is there a way to filter out Minecraft questions?

Yes, you can ignore tags. This will hide them from the front page, search etc. Go to Your tag preferences to add ignored tags.
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How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade?

How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade? That's a very good question, because as far as I can tell your question is a perfect fit for Arqade. As the On Topic page of our help ...
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Welcome Dragonrage and Unionhawk to the Moderator Team!

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What to do if a title is not best format, but my edits get rejected by the OP's poster?

Don't get into a rollback war over it. In general, placing the game title in the question isn't necessary, but when it's done organically as part of a sentence, as it is here, it's fine and even ...
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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

The reason why game identification questions are off-topic without an audiovisual artifact is that otherwise we'd have to handle questions like There was this game that had some kind of weird ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

I want to say something to everyone who nominated themselves this election: FoxMcCloud, iVhagar, Dragonrage, dly, Unionhawk, The Mattbat999, and Gigazelle. Thank you for being willing to go the extra ...
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Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?

I'm in full support of including the photo widget here on meta, as long as screenshot-of-the-week continues to be consistent for the foreseeable future. If screenshot of the week becomes inconsistent,...
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Screenshot of the Week #11: Moments Before Disaster

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Can we please stop using block quotes for formatting Minecraft commands?

I agree; we should definitely be using code blocks for Minecraft commands. Why? Commands are basically a type of code. Code should go in code blocks. Blockquotes are for quotes, not code. ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

I put together a bit of a breakdown for the votes for anyone who is interested. The format is T: T1, T2, T3 Unionhawk 315: 95, 93, 126 Dragonrage 323: 74, 137, 111 Frank 316: ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

The mod team has been keeping a close eye on this post, as it's obviously generated a fair bit of controversy and concern from some of the community. Since it's still gaining new votes and comments, ...
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Let’s build some Arqade community ads - congratulate our winners!

Here is a more rounded, evenly scaled, png version.
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

I'm having trouble understanding the motivation for limiting ourselves here. As always, if a specific question doesn't have enough information to answer it, then close it for being unclear. If the ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

This sounds like a good idea. Listening to the community is a good idea. Experimenting is a good idea. Setting a specific time to review the results is a good idea.
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Brexit means Frexit

Well, I can talk and thank about everything from the warning (oh I didn't forget it, heh) to the great help you provided to this community (and apologize for all the times I confused you with badp)... ...
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Would it be acceptable to post and self-answer questions about a game I developed?

I don't see anything wrong with doing this. We do encourage self-answered questions here. I've done it myself a few times. I don't see how you being a developer makes much of a difference in that ...
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The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things

I, for one, will be sad to see you without your diamond, but I am glad you are staying around. When I first joined the site, you were one of the most friendly and helpful faces I found, and you helped ...
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Welcome Dragonrage and Unionhawk to the Moderator Team!

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Screenshot of the week contest #6: Wildlife

I started sekiro-shadows-die-twice last week, and I've been hiding from local wildlife since then.
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