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Arqanoids! Arqadites? Arqadians. Hello, Arqadians! Lemme address a few of the questions I see coming up here. Q: Can we do something for Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm? A: Possibly! Read on. Q: How about we sponsor a team or a tournament? A: Nope! You are correct that we've done this in the past, with League of Legends and WoW Mists of Pandaria. It's ...


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I'm quite surprised everyone's missed a rather big one: we changed our name! Other things that haven't been mentioned: We hosted (and continue to host) some community servers We made some industry friends We got our name out there We murdered murder And spoiler We cleaned ourself up


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Random graphs (yay Google Docs charts) Suggest more if you like.


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I think you overstate this site's influence on the gaming world. Besides, remember the goal behind promotions - it's not to encourage people to play the games, it's to draw traffic to this site. That's the reason this site spends money on promotion awards - to draw more people here. Spending money on promotions to less-known games is unlikely to draw a lot ...


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As I said in my comment, I really like this idea and it is ok with us if any of you want to make donations and put arqade.com in the URL affiliation. I looked into whether we can cover the donations, but unfortunately it will be too difficult logistically to do so for individual users. That being said, we will match the contribution that you all make ...


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I have a few suggestions, which I'll list in no particular order. Lazers. Discuss some of the memes that have come and gone over the years. Discussing all of them would take up too much space, but touching on some of the major ones would be a good idea. Lazers. The events and promotions that have happened over the past year, and the growth of the site in ...


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First of all, of course I'm interested, why wouldn't I be. Secondly, normally when the community play games together, we play at 6 UTC, as this is evening in Europe and afternoon in America, so this is the best time to play on weekends. And finally, I am recording when we play and sticking it on our YouTube channel, that's final.


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identify-this-game questions were banned from the site. Depending on your point of view, there was either much rejoicing, or it was if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Or maybe there was much rejoicing because a million voices were suddenly silenced.


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They're not a bad thing, but I don't see why we should be intentionally seeding our site with questions only asked to be closed. These questions will come naturally anyway.


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I suppose it's worth mentioning the fantastic support from all the people here at Arqade during this year's Mario Marathon. We started off at #1 before the event even started. We held the number one spot for the first day (or two) of the event, and we still stayed strong at the end, finishing at number five in the Top Contributors. Also, as Wipqozn stated, ...


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On a whole, are duplicates a bad thing? No. Good duplicates can happen, and I'll take one of my questions as an example. I did a search for this question, didn't come up with anything, and then asked the same question but in a completely different way from the original, but we were asking the same thing. As you say, this improves searchability, and to ...


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If past contests are any indication, you will get an email notification and the contest meta thread will be updated to include the winners. Don't expect this to happen for a few days, as CHAOS is very busy people. But don't worry, it is going to happen!


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The question was asked before the start period of the contest. The contest starts on Monday, May 14 11:00 PM UTC and ends on Friday, Jun 1 11:00 PM UTC.


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Let me start by saying thank you. I think you and the rest of the SE team running the promotions have been doing an excellent job, and I really hope we continue to see more promotions targeted at an increasing number of gaming communities. Secondly I'd like to say that I think the second LoL contest was a huge improvement over the first one. I think the ...


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After receiving my email saying my ling was on the way, I realized my yellow Speedling actually already came in. Luckily it is now defending my signed collectors edition of WoL and HotS. ... Sorry I had to brag :) But I speak for everyone when I say THANK YOU for such an amazing contest!


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As @bwarner said in his answer The question was asked before the start period of the contest. The contest starts on Monday, May 14 11:00 PM UTC and ends on Friday, Jun 1 11:00 PM UTC. Your questions and your answers are only available to the contest after this date and before the contest end. Take a look at the content post for more info. There ...


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In mid January, Tristan (now known as Fluttershy) changed his gravatar to a picture of Fluttershy and Wipqozn revealed that he, too, was a brony. Within a few days, he and I (murgatroid99) followed suit with pony avatars (Applejack and Twilight Sparkle, respectively). Ashley Nunn eventually started watching and joined us with a Rainbow Dash avatar, and later ...


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I know this is very early but so far I find this promotion very frustrating. So far there has been 2 questions for this promotion: One that follow all the rules, but will most likely be closed because it is a duplicate. My attempt to ask something related to MoP raiding that is getting some close votes because it violates the Speculation of the future of ...


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Shameless Self-Promotion I wrote poetry. Other Cool Stuff I Remember There was that time when there were hats for a while (Remember? That was when people got mad at you.) (actually, you know what? I'm still mad at you) :] The various game grants. The Steam Game Trading Thread. I think this was one of the cooler things we've done as a community.


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And then the-stick-of-truth happened... What happens if I fart on someone's balls? Where can I find a dog to fart on? Is there any advantage in getting a nosejob? How can I beat Al Gore in a fight? Where can I find homeless people to beat up? Where can I find Jesus Christ? Is investing money at the bank just a scam? How can I make the mean goth kids talk to ...


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My feeling is that Big Game contest, in fact, reduces the scope of the site. I haven't played any of the last three contest games, and the only thing I want during a contest is for it to end quick. For me, a contest is like this: a lot of new peoples ask questions about the game; questions about any other game are drowned by the question for the contest -> ...


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I noticed when poking about that they show a partner widget that would add a donate button the the arqade.com side of things. Even if SE doesn't want to make a direct donation this might help achieve the same advertising goal as is being talked about above. The script is shown on this page http://www.mariomarathon.com/donations.html On a side note, I ...


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The purpose of promotion events is to make it so that people that don't use the site, but are searching for answers about a particular game, end up finding those answers here. The goal is to grow the site, and since getting new users is such a big deal in terms of the valuation of the site, Stack Exchange can afford to throw some of their venture capitol ...


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No. I think spotlighting popular games and jumping on them right when they release is a good way to drive traffic towards the site, but we don't have very much influence on using the site to influence traffic outside of the site. Much of the viewership of gaming.se comes from Google search results, while much of the content is generated from a few hundred ...


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I'm a little confused and can't find the rules for the contest again, I was a winner in two categorie s(gold league and plat league), does that mean I get a t-shirt and a plushy or ( a plushy or a t-shirt)? The form confuses me with the checkboxes instead of radio buttons, does it mean you can get as many prizes as you won categories?


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I tried my best to ask a question that was about a problem that I was facing, it was upvoted twice, downvoted twice and has a good answer from Mark Trapp. I agree that questions about Beta games fall into grey area for being "too localized", but at the same time we also had hundreds of questions about Minecraft before it was officially out of the beta stage. ...


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