22 votes

Should Arqade be divided into sections?

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 ...
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20 votes
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Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

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 ...
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16 votes

People who claim positions of authority should have to substantiate those claims

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. ...
16 votes

Could we get the Documentation feature for Arqade?

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 ...
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13 votes
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Should we have a migration path to Software Recs for game recommendation questions?

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 ...
12 votes
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

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 ...
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11 votes

Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

Actioned 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 ...
10 votes

Can the review queues respect ignored tags?

So you can filter to only review certain tags, but not to exclude tags. Not ideal, but it's all we've got for now.
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10 votes
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We need a way to search only for questions or answers

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....
10 votes
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Embed youtube videos using the HTML5 player

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 ...
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10 votes
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Is it possible to completely not see "not interested" flagged questions?

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 ...
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10 votes
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Is there some way to request peer review on an edit?

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 ...
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10 votes
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Link the Screenshot of the Week to the original image so we can see it in full size

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 ...
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9 votes
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Add Software Request to Close -> Off Topic -> Belongs on another site?

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 ...
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9 votes
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How to take back flags?

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 ...
9 votes
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Tagging for Minecraft Bedrock Edition

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, ...
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8 votes
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Make the meta mothership shoot its lasers too

status-completed This was done as part of Stack Exchange's standardised site design rollout. Both main and meta-site motherships will now fire their lazors on page load, after a short delay.
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8 votes
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Put the Meta back in Meta Arqade

I took the liberty of creating a new vector graphic with the 'meta' included. I'm not a vector graphics pro, but using Inkscape and copying and manipulating the existing objects I was able to create ...
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8 votes

Do we need a flag/close option for questions asking for people to befriend or play with them?

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 ...
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8 votes

Why aren't tags for released video games auto-generated?

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 ...
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8 votes
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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

Comments can be 600 characters long (I assume this is the database column size), and the text is stored in Markdown format (which gets rendered on page load) - here's a SE Data Explorer query that ...
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8 votes
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Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center

How do we define tech support? When I argued the case for modded Minecraft tech support to be off-topic - I was referring to ones where users would post a question similar to the following: Minecraft ...
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7 votes
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Gaming.SE should get a Google+ Page

No
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7 votes

Could we have the new <kbd> tag?

Can we have <kbd> to be made to look more like arcade buttons? Most of the time it's used it's for a single character at a time. E.g.: jsfiddle
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7 votes
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Increase daily vote limits depending on a user's reputation

"Voting too much" is a weird concept. Your votes are yours to use however you see fit. For me, personally, I have never hit the vote limit (or even come close). I don't vote very much, and have high ...
7 votes
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Tag change request: agar to agar.io

This has been done.
7 votes

Create a chat room for the posts that don't fit the Q & A guidelines

There are lots of video gaming forums already. The world doesn't need yet another. Creating an Arqade-branded forum would be putting a massive amount of work into creating something that nobody needs. ...

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