Absolutely not. Arqade is nowhere near the size of SO, which is the largest site in the network. If there are too many games, as you state, you can always ignore the tags of those games you don't want to see.
Beside, even if we did this, it would cause more headaches than it would solve, by far.
What would we do with games that cross the boundries? ...
This is now at 35 - as of 8-8-2017, tags can be up to 35 characters long everywhere.
Big thanks to everyone who jumped in here to help make this site a test subject for this change - if anything breaks now, I'll blame you!
Personally, if I may be so blunt, I think it is a very ungood idea, because we are then effectively creating a walled garden, where people have to pay admission to enter.
There is no reason why people need to stick around after their questions get asked/answered. It's the internet! We have unlimited powers of account creation! Do we want people to stick ...
A Plea for Sanity
Can we take a step back and consider this for a moment. What really happened here is we had a troll make a post to try and bait users into believing their unsubstantiated answer. And they successfully got a few upvotes in the process, and people fed the troll. We got trolled, and some people fell for it. Welcome to the internet.
I think Stack Exchange are missing a big trick here.
The most popular sites on the network are generally for programming/technical matters, and gaming (us!). All the time when I'm in a position to ask or answer a question on these sites, I'm at a computer.
What do I want to do when I'm not at the computer (like, on a bus or train)? Review queues. Basic ...
This is something I've asked SO devs before. Short answer: No. Currently Documentation is still a product that's maturing. It has been designed specifically for Stack Overflow. There are, as far as I know, no plans to expand its usage beyond Stack Overflow in the short to medium term.
However, I do think that it would be an interesting addition to the site. ...
To enable migration paths to other sites for 3kers, we need:
a meta question about it, such as this one, and
a history of manual migration from mods.
Last time I spoke to Shog9 about this, he looked at the migration stats and found 3 questions we sent there in the last 90 days. He laughed and then politely declined. In this site's lifetime — or, more ...
The community is strongly in favour of lasers. The site's demographic likes them a lot.
If you don't want lasers, I suggest removing them with a userstyle.
(For Stylish, unfun, users)
This is based on Fredley's Userscript answer, but as a Userstlye
No, for the same reasons we don't migrate to GameDev.
SoftwareRecs' policy on games is extremely strict. Game questions there must solve problems- not alleviate boredom and not solve a particular individual's tastes. Almost all the game recommendations I've seen on Arqade violate those rules. The only questions that might be allowed are mod recommendations, ...
No. One of the design goals of Stack Exchange is to put as little friction as possible in the answering process. Requiring people to ask questions before they can answer them is counterintuitive, counterproductive and goes against most network principles.
These tags were raised as examples and have now been changed as a result of this meta post. If you want a particular tag lengthened, please raise it as a separate meta question so the community can vote on it.
rnc-qforce -> ratchet-and-clank-q-force (25)
jk2-jedi-outcast -> jedi-knight-2-jedi-outcast (26)
monster-hunter-gen -> monster-...
It seems the consensus is to change the wording to be geared towards editing the current question, rather than asking another. I propose the quote should be:
This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, or if your question is actually different than the duplicate, [please edit your ...
What you've described is how it works already.
When the asker doesn't manually award the bounty, it goes to the highest up-voted answer posted since the start of the bounty. If no new answers have been posted (or none have received upvotes), the bounty fades away into the ether.
When searching, add the term is:question or is:answer (or the shorthand is:q or is:a) to search only for one of the other.
You can read about other useful search operators on the appropriate Help page.
Yes, that is an option.
Select "Edit" beside Favorite Tags, then Set Tag Preferences (or simply go to https://gaming.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current). Go down to Ignored Tags and select the "Hide questions in your ignored tags" radio button.
One thing to keep in mind is that we have our quality standards for a reason. Stack Exchange exists as a place to ask questions that are useful for the general public, and get answers which provide solutions to those questions. We prefer generalised questions that will have a use beyond an individual but there are some exceptions.
Additionally, we are not a ...
This is a bad idea, because questions asked here will very rarely be even close to matching what Software Recommendations requires from their questions.
It is a much better idea to point to that site in the comments and highlight their question requirements so the person can ask a good on-topic question over there.
All Stack Exchange sites that have either YouTube or SoundCloud embedding enabled now use the respective IFRAME embeds. In light of recent flash-related happenings, we have also re-rendered all affected posts, which means that even old questions and answers that contain an embedded video will now use the HTML5 player.
Bye bye, Flash.
You can't suggest reviews anymore now that you've reached 2000 reputation. The system (and the users who voted for your posts) trusts you to have learned how editing works by now, by having your suggested edits approved or rejected, and by seeing the edits of other users who have earned the same privilege as you.
And frankly, the system seems to be working ...
Update: Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We addressed this as part of bug duty this week. The change isn't retroactive, but the next time the screenshot of the week is updated, it'll link to its full version.
Based on our current roadmap, this isn't work that we will take on, as it doesn't coincide with functional areas that we plan to improve in the near ...
We won't need an extra flag option for these questions and no you've done nothing wrong by flagging the question.
If you see a post that doesn't belong here but you don't have enough reputation to cast a close vote, just flag it. If it falls under one of the predefined off-topic categories you'll be able to select these if you click on "This question ...
To retract a flag, simply click the flag button again, then click the "retract flag" button:
You will then get the message "Your flag has been retracted" near the flag button.
It is worth noting that self-removed flags still show up in your flagging history. However, they are in a category called "retracted" rather than "declined."
Like Frank pointed out - the main rule of migrations is "don't migrate crap". If a question is good enough to be migrated (and to be honest, this is a very rare occurrence), you can always custom flag it for moderators to take a look, as we have the ability to migrate questions wherever they might need to go.
There's no need to set up a bunch of migration ...
How Minecraft versions are organized
There are three main Minecraft codebases. To simplify, I'm gonna call them Java, Bedrock and Console.
Following are the versions of Java codebase:
Classic, Indev, Infdev, Alpha, Beta: pre-release development versions of the PC game
Minecraft (please note that, while this term is officially to be considered outdated, ...
This feature likely doesn't exist because it would be a lot of work for the dev team for absolutely no gain. Creating a new tag takes a matter of seconds, and handling the occasional tag creation request from new users doesn't take much longer.
We already have a mechanism on the site for restricting users with less than 10 reputation from posting answers, called "protection". We use it solely for situations when there's a demonstrated need - a particular question that has attracted several answers from <10 reputation users that have been deleted. Users at 15000 reputation can also apply it ...