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I cannot stress this enough: do not rely on simple pattern matching to identify obsolete comments. Yes, a good many of these comments can be removed without hurting anything. But not everything that starts with "+1" or contains the word "edited" is noise. If you're not willing and able to vet these comments before flagging them, then don't flag them - come ...


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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? ...


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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 ...


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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. Getting ...


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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. ...


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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


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@Frank is right. We don't release information on why a user was deleted, so you're just going to need to remain in the dark about it.


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Your question was locked because you kept reverting every attempt to improve it. When people edit your question or answer, they are trying to help it be better or more concise. It's not a good idea to just revert edits unless you can make a good argument that the edit damages the post in question.


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I'm not sure why you believe that your way of communicating is the sole correct one and that everyone calmly explaining the way our site works is incorrect. StackExchange is not a soapbox for you to yell whatever you want. Our customs have long since been established, and adding extraneous tidbits of text to your questions and answers like "thanks" and ...


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This is a solution looking for a problem. Inactive accounts are inactive and harmless, and if an account's only contribution is a negative one those are collected by the system automatically. I see no point in penalising accounts that don't meet arbitrary standards of activity over time.


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Here is a userscript to disable the effect ...if it really does bother you so much. In order to install it you'll need to drag it into your extensions page (Chrome) or use Greasemonkey (Firefox). All it does is replace the css for the hover effect, and remind you that you're an awful person.


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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. Or, put another way: standards http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png But what about just using chat? As a standard practice it wouldn't work. The ...


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I don't see a need for this. As Kaizerwolf stated, other games have words from their titles broken up. Pretty much all of our tags have titles broken up whether they have spaces in them or not. If I search "littl" in the tags, the tags from the LittleBigPlanet series show up at the top. From there it should be easy to find the correct tag to use. If you want ...


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We generally don't proactively add game tags. In fact, tags without any questions associated with them are automatically removed after a while. When a question is asked about a game for which there is no tag yet, then the question asker should either create the tag along with the question - if that user has the create-tag privilege - or it should be flagged ...


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Running a query against our migrated posts, here's what I came up with: We've migrated a total of 36 posts to SU over the life of our site Two have been rejected. We migrated nine last year. One of which was rejected. From that, I don't believe we have enough migration traffic to really justify a migration path. Granted, some users post their question ...


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No


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I don't think this has to be moved necessarily. While it would be on-topic on SuperUser, as it's a question about computer software, and while there is a good chance that the asker gets competent answers there, it's not necessarily off-topic on this site. To my understanding, Steam classifies as a game-specific utility and questions about that are allowed ...


6

Nope. Answer acceptance is a complete optional action. It is not, and never will be, a requirement. The rep gain is minimal, anyways; two answer upvotes bypasses it.


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Sorry, but this is not going to happen. Arqade is part of the Stack Exchange network, which is built on the idea of community moderation. You can see closed/on hold questions on the main pages and tabs because the idea is you might be able to moderate them in some way, usually by either voting, editing, flagging or even just requesting clarifications from ...


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No. We answer questions that are specific to each game. There's no need for internet-browser-game because it doesn't offer anything of value. If it's a new game, use the closest tag possible. Someone will come along to edit the actual game tag into it soon enough.


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I honestly think that chat rooms should be enough. It's very easy to get the reputation required to chat and it shouldn't be a problem getting trivial help in the chat. If one of the users has enough reputation, you could create gallery chat rooms, where only the two of you can talk. Alternatively, if the solution is quick and simple, you can just leave a ...


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What exactly is the problem you're trying to solve here? I think that's the reason I completely disagree with your proposal is there's nothing to fix. There's nothing wrong with editing a question to improve it and then having it bumped to the top. If it does so, great, a person who finds the question interesting will click on it and learn whatever ...


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