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What does 'OP' mean?
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It stands for "Original Poster". A possibly more accurate term on our site might be "asker", but this is a carryover from other sites that have a forum structure.

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Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)
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One obvious thing to point out is that every question tagged heart-gold is also tagged soul-silver. There really isn't much in the way of questions about one and not the other, so those two should be ...

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What are the requirements for asking a game identification question?
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TL;DR: Game-identification questions are okay only if you include screenshots, audio, or other tangible media from the game. We use the tag game-identification for asking questions about games ...

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Are questions about Discord on-topic?
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Discord is not specifically gaming-related. However, it is very heavily used by gamers and referenced in gaming culture. I would be ok making a rule to explicitly allow Discord questions even though ...

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Cheats in multiplayer games are banned, but what *is* a cheat?
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A cheat in a multiplayer game, for the purposes of determining whether a question violates our cheating guideline, is a tool that uses out-of-game resources to give you an advantage that the other ...

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Answers that don't answer the question
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If an answer doesn't answer the question being asked currently, then it's not an answer. For example: Q: Why is the sky blue? A: Rainbows are colorful because of refraction. This is "Not an answer"...

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The Great Arqade Clean-Up of 2012
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Please don't kill technical-issues. If these questions are allowed to remain on the site, then grouping them together is a logical thing to do. The same general expertise applies to many of these ...

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Why is the baseball rule question considered off-topic?
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Why I closed it In this question, we decided not to make exceptions for finite subsets of the entire gaming universe for identification questions. In the off topic ruling I used, it explicitly says: ...

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Prey-2017 or just Prey?
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May I suggest in this case that we have prey (for the new one) and prey-2006 (for the old one)? The old one still doesn't have any questions, so we should reserve the shorter tag for the game that is ...

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Standards for username
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Flag any post made by the user (since you can't flag profiles directly) with a custom message to the mods explaining that the username may be problematic. I've reset the username on this account this ...

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What do you think about seed questions for upcoming (unreleased) games?
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Unanswerable questions shouldn't be asked. I have no problem re-opening your question once it becomes answerable through official release. It's a fine and frankly interesting question. The problem ...

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Should we include the game name in questions titles?
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Titles do not have to contain the name of the game, and you shouldn't intentionally edit a question just to add the game name to the title. The game name is required, however, to be in the tags. This ...

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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?
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I think that questions of this nature that ask about how to use the glitch from a gameplay perspective should be decidedly on topic. Wrong warping does necessarily require some understanding of the ...

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Is it bad etiquette to answer a question you've voted to close?
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I can see both sides of the argument. We exist to try to help people, and we're not doing that if we're not answering their questions. On the other side, we also want to help the site grow, and the ...

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Should we allow tags for a specific class in RPG games?
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These tags add useful information. For example, I am very interested in Diablo 3, but not at all interested in things having to do with the Barbarian. If I mostly play as Witch Doctor and Monk, I can ...

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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?
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No, you can't ask questions asking for game recommendations on the main site. They are expressly off topic. We have a specific close reason for it. Feel free to stop by chat, however, where ...

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Are RPG party composition questions on topic?
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Strategy questions are on topic as long as they are of sufficiently limited scope. A question just asking "Is this a viable party?", depending on the game, may be too broad. If possible, try to make ...

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Rejecting tag creation because it defines the tag?
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I don't think they were correct to reject. I didn't know the information in the tag description that you added, so having that information is certainly better than not having it. Even if it's not the ...

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Why do people downvote so much here?
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Gaming, as an expert topic on a Q&A site, has some extra difficulties that a lot of other topics don't have. It's very easy for sites about Gaming to devolve into trolling, flame wars, opinion ...

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Should we banish the 'User-Interface' tag?
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Yes. We're not designers, so even experts in this topic can't really use it in any way pertaining to our area of expertise. Questions about the UI of a specific game should just be tagged with that ...

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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?
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The first thing you need is a grasp of what is on and off topic. This is subjective, unfortunately, as different people have different views of what should be allowed. For purposes of upvoting, let's ...

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What should we do with two similar styles of "history" question?
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These questions have value. They're really interesting, and can provide insight into the history of a hobby that a lot of us really love. Upon reflection, I don't think that closing all of them is ...

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What is the point of the 'Not an Answer' flag option for answers?
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I think you're mixing two concepts here. On the one hand, there is a bad answer, which attempts to answer the question and is either wrong or lacking in information. Such an answer deserves a downvote....

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Are there any Valve employees on this site?
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No, and even if there were Valve employees here, you would be better off asking your question on the official Steam forums or filing a support ticket directly with Valve. We are experts in gaming and ...

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What should we do about questions that are "Why is this standard practice in the industry?"
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Note: This idea and policy should apply to the class of questions brought up in the original post. This does not mean that it necessarily applies to the specific example question, which may not belong ...

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Do we still like 'Identify This Game' questions?
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Identification questions are a poor fit for the StackExchange network, and actively play a part in bringing down the overall quality of the site. On Gaming specifically, they tend to take the form of ...

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I think there is a flaw in the rules around time based questions
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Good subjective questions (especially those based on strategy, like you mention) are decidedly on topic. I don't think there's an issue with the rules here, but rather with the problem of maintaining ...

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OMG HOLIDAY BOUNTY GIVEAWAY 2012
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I'll nominate this answer to a league-of-legends question. This was during the ggClassic contest, a dark time for all of us who remember it. This answer was a great turnaround to both the quality of ...

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Why is a question about the game "Scan Most Bluetooth Devices" off topic
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We are a site about in-game strategy and tactics. The "strategy" that you're asking about is an out-of-game luck-of-the-draw phenomenon, and doesn't fit within the realm of what we do or what we're ...

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American English spelling vs British English spelling?
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I don't think we have a set protocol for this yet. I propose we follow Wikipedia's standard, which is that as long as a post is internally consistent (either all American or all British), that should ...

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