Sep
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comment Could user names in comments be updated when a user changes their name?
This was asked about very early on, on Meta.SE and has been brought up a few times since then. I think I brought it up a few years ago at some point. Generally people like the idea but don't think it's practical.
Sep
4
comment Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?
FWIW on SFF we use the primarily opinion based close reason for questions about future works instead of a specific one and unreleased content seems to be the same as future works. It might make sense to use POB for this too.
Aug
5
comment Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?
@Frank It was just a succinct comment/pointer to help the OP here reach their own conclusions. Sometimes it helps to think in a different frame of mind from an actual scenario you have probably encountered in the past.
Aug
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comment Consider version context of old questions related to evolving games?
If you found a question about a problem you were having but all of the answers were out of date would you be happy or unhappy about that?
Jul
30
revised My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?
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Jul
29
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@Wipqozn Whilst this isn't possible it might be useful to add a tag warning pop up.
Jul
22
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@Kirschstein FWIW the "top tag" on a question (tag with the most questions I believe) is appended on to the title for the page and shows up in Google IIRC so if the game tag was the only one it shouldn't affect the search.
Jul
17
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Jul
12
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
Aye I wouldn't underestimate how powerful/important it is to get those early popular questions asked (and answered). In my answer here I mentioned one I did over on SFF that garnered a lot of hits quickly and I think was one of the only things for a popular subject for a couple of days. Once you have people flocking in to see the questions on the new stuff retaining them by playing the long game helps even more.
Jul
11
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@pppery Aye, I did acknowledge that "And this isn't helped by the recent re-tagging of a lot of Minecraft questions." Though to be fair it does seem to usually be predominantly Minecraft anyway but I am a lurker so maybe it's just when I'm around.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@JJJ The difference on SFF is whilst the more popular tags get a steady stream of questions we seem get more "seasonal" questions i.e. bumps around the time works are released and then it quietens down again so unless you're in one of those bumps the homepage will be full of a variety of different stuff.
Jul
11
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@JJJ I'm not saying it is a problem, in fact quite the opposite as it draws in a lot of new users. I'm mainly describing the situation as an outsider sees it. Imagine you're a new or anon user, you don't have the luxury of watched/ignored tags or even know of their existence.
Jul
11
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
@JJJ "Of course I could use tag related pages to find new questions but when I do look through my watched tags" I already mentioned that. However, I was mainly making my point through illustrating what is going on, on the homepage to get to what I actually wanted to discuss - how to attract posts to other tags. At the moment Arqade seems to be very much a Minecraft community with a few other interesting games thrown in.
Jul
10
comment Arqade Community Check-in 2019: A call for input
This seems to pretty much run along the same lines as my answer here. The other things I mentioned were running weekly/fortnightly/monthly challenges like some other communities do. And also I mention the contests that used to happen (though I know that is a long shot).
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
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answered What does the red dot in the drop down review queue tab mean?
Jul
10
comment Random/erratic duplicate marking
FWIW we've had this discussion over on SFF quite a lot (usually to do with id questions) and the outcome is always vote to close for the "better quality" question to be the target and ignore the age of the posts. I'm glad the same is being done here, age is an arbitrary factor and whilst quality is subjective it does give a better outcome.