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Is six months an inordinately long time? Yes, yes it is, it is half a year in fact. This is intentional. That was the entire point of making it six months. We had an arrangement, the terms were understood, and we're following through. We're not going to release a 6-month suspension early because "It's been 4 months". In fact, that's all the reason not to do ...


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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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There is no private messaging feature on Stack Exchange sites. However, you do have a few options. First of all, many people put some form of contact info in their user profile, which you can access by clicking on their name at the end of any of their answers or comments. If you're responding to a particular question, answer, or comment by that person, you ...


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I see very little damage in new users answering old questions. This is an easy and "safe" feeling way for a user to start transitioning from lurker to active participant, and the cost of having a question bumped is pretty low. We don't want to encourage repetitive answers, but we don't need to forcefully prevent them either. Attempting to lock old ...


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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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It really isn't hard to get post comments anywhere. 1 good question and 1 good answer (preferably accepted), and that could easily be 70 rep. Get 200 rep on any site on the network, and suddenly, you get the 2 requested features across the board. Well actually, you have to do a little more work to get downvote privileges, but it puts you really close. We ...


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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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Just because you answer a question doesn't mean the question doesn't suck. Sometimes not so good questions can attract super awesome answers.


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There are three sets of privilege levels. The first (and lowest across the board) is what's used while the site is in private beta and most people don't have much reputation at all. Once the site moves to public beta, the thresholds are bumped up a bit. Once the sites graduate, the thresholds go up to what they are across the network. Stack Overflow does ...


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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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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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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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No


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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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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 ...


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Just flag for moderator attention and ask for undeletion when you fixed the post and a moderator will undelete it. It used to be that users could just undelete posts deleted by a mod, but this got rather annoying when some users just undeleted their posts without fixing anthying.


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In line with our tf2-class tags I have renamed the tag wow-death-knight. I'm not aware if other tags need the same treatement. So long as a tag has two questions in 6 months it's enough questions to justify the existence of that tag. We are not running out of tags. Stop worrying about low-count tags.


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Lazers has a custom avatar image chosen by badp. If you can generate a custom lazer-hat-avatar image and ask him real nice, he might be willing to change it for you. Do note that we probably can't make an avatar image for it that exceeds the normal avatar image boundaries (like hats on the main site do)


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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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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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