Gaming.SE have an active monitoring of all the tags in all the SE network. They are several times more knowable in Minecraft servers installation and Game performance issues (since they get several times more question about these). Should we merge (and actively tag) game related stuff?


  • And do game-recommendation too please.
    – Seth
    Nov 17, 2013 at 0:46
  • @Seth game recommendations are off-topic in Gaming... I really don't know why we accept those kind of questions altogether...
    – Braiam
    Nov 17, 2013 at 0:48
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    Well just kill that one then.
    – Seth
    Nov 17, 2013 at 0:49

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You can do - as mentioned, we only actively monitor the tag, so any game related questions that pop up under a different tag will be missed by our community. The best way to handle this would be to synonimise all gaming related tags to . From what I can see, this has already been done. (both and are synonyms of )

If there are any other additional tags that you would be considering creating synonyms to you should probably list them before a community consensus is built and any action is taken.

The exception is the tag - any questions with this tag will be ignored by our community because recommendations are strictly off topic and are closed within minutes of being asked.

  • There's a typo: both ... are synonyms of games.
    – brasofilo
    Nov 18, 2013 at 15:25
  • @kalina Are you sure "recommendations are strictly off-topic"? I've not been very active on Ask Ubuntu recently, so it might be that I'm just behind on changes in policy. But I can't help but notice the significant number of software-recommendation questions that remain open, including recent questions. Are game recommendations specifically what you're saying are off-topic? Clearly recommendations in the general sense of asking "What should I do?" are not categorically off-topic... Nov 19, 2013 at 1:08
  • @EliahKagan I wasn't talking about recommendations on AU - I was talking about recommendations on Arqade - the purpose of this post is to increase visibility of gaming questions across the SE network, I was merely pointing out that recommendations shown to Arqade will get ignored due to being off topic on Arqade
    – Flyk
    Nov 19, 2013 at 1:11

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