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, intermittent, or people stop participating, I'd propose that the widget eventually be removed.
I suspect a lot of the problem is that there are lots of ways now for people to get answers to their gaming questions and they often find these places before they find us. For example, I'm playing the new Paper Mario game, and I have asked a few questions about it here, but to be honest, for most of it, it's easier to just Google for a walkthrough and use ...
I'm in favor of this.
If we clean up without addressing the underlying source of these tags then Arqade members & moderators will have to continually retag these posts.
It'd be a lot easier to blacklist the Minecraft tag now while there are only one or two currently than allow their numbers to slowly creep back up.
Flagging that comment was the right call.
Beyond that - I would generally discourage any further actions - including leaving comments in reply. Comments are meant for requesting clarifications or constructive criticism aimed at improving the post in question - starting side conversations about someone's tone/rudeness just adds to the noise, and can actually ...
I think this question is fine. This is a question that primarily:
Points to an in-game thing
Assumes it's some sort of reference, nod, in-joke or easter egg
Asks what that thing is, or what the reference/in-joke is
I personally call this an 'Easter Egg' question, and we have plenty of examples of this type of thing being perfectly on topic as you've found....
So I have a screenshot of the same system as Unionhawk is in, but from the tourist destination aptly named The View. I took this screenshot during the community event Distant Worlds 2 of elite-dangerous. No editing done to this screenshot, the planet really looks like that.
This is me vs. three enemy fighters in war-thunder. I had just taken out the German fighter on the far right and started on the Swiss plane on the far left. That's when the Japanese fighter took out my tail control so I couldn't dodge. He came in too fast, over shot me, took out his teammate, and guaranteed nobody made it out alive. A fraction of a second ...
Some late entries:
A 'standard' ad, in white and black:
(The explosion graphic can be worked into the black version, as well)
(Not sure if these are recognizable. I have a version where Bill Murray's face is more pronounced.)
(I know, humour is not my strong suit.)
A view of San Francisco Bay from a tiny, rocky island. watch-dogs-2
Photo taken with the in-game camera. There’s nothing on this island but a tree and some shrubs, but I liked the framing the tree provided. In the distance you can see Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Anything cool like this that could drive participation on Arqade should be utilized.
It's small enough that people who don't care won't be bothered, but big enough that it's noticeable and will draw attention.