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4:00 PM
but that question is like tag soup
@ThomasMcDonald I saw that question. I'm not sure why it has both and for starters.
Spine Crawler and Roach are both starcraft-2 units.
@ThomasMcDonald fixed it
and starcraft2 pretty much implies real-time-strategy
@CruelCow We were just discussing that a few minutes ago.
dammit, I always miss the interesting ones
to the logmachine dudedudeluuu
4:02 PM
Q: counter strike 1.6 intel 4500 MHD

crodjerI have a laptop with following config: Graphics: INTEL 4500MHD with 256 MB shared graphics Processor: C2D 2GHz RAM: 2GB What is the best performance i can get for this config. I get 50-99 fps in d3d mode, but it hangs periodically with opengl. The graphics are worse in d3d. Considering that o...

that seems too localized to me
and have flagged it as such
Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, Logman!
Nothing more useful then flagging year old questions
Could be reworked into something like
Not a Real Question is great for site cleanup, it would appear
We should get Brett to play it all day long
4:05 PM
Actually it's really hard to tell what he is asking as well.
@Wipqozn I'm hesitant to close based on localization for tech help here, as we really are a pretty good resource for that.
@FallenAngelEyes Are we really? The last time I looked, our successful help rate was beyond abysmal.
@FallenAngelEyes He doesn't seem to be asking for tech help exactly. I'm having trouble telling exactly what he asks. this
> What is the best performance i can get for this config
makes it sound like he wants us to rate his system
Posting system specs and then asking how well the game will run is too localized.
@GraceNote Is it really that bad? I don't know how to do the MySQL magic to look at numbers.
@FallenAngelEyes It's been a long time since I ran numbers, but no joke, the last time we did look at this a couple months back, it was 0% success rate. The only acceptances were people finding it out on their own.
4:09 PM
@Wipqozn True.
@GraceNote Well ew. :(
hmm, what to do with simple questions where the question is in the title and there is nothing else to add
except that the question isn't in the title (when it should be), the title is a statement
Q: replace nes battery

Woot4MooHow does one replace the nes cartridge battery?

On top of that, it's really hard to tell what he wants. Part of his question makes it sounds like he wants to know if he can run it, the other makes it sounds like he already has it and is curious how to improve performance.
@ThomasMcDonald Change the question to the title, then jsut copy paste the title.
also, we have a tag? ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿
4:11 PM
If there is nothing else to add, then adding anything but the question again is a waste of words.
The only other thing you could do is add the same question, but with a different wording to make it easier for google to pick it up
@ThomasMcDonald We need to purge those questions right nao! Sar Chasm brought to you by Chasms, Inc. When you need a Chasm built fast, we can dig it.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one going through old questions and editing them @ThomasMcDonald
Right now that is
@Powerlord I'd like one just over there
I always try to pace my editing sprees so I don't push new questions off the frontpage
@Wipqozn Yeah, we can fill the homepage up together!
4:13 PM
but yeah, I think I'm gonna slow down a bit
Yeah I need to get back to, you know, doing my job
Just gonna hit the really bad questions that come through NaRQ now
You know, it occurs to me that at least one dungeon in WoW could have naughty connotations. Ragefire Chasm is underneath the Orc capitol. Therefore, it's an Orc Chasm.
@Powerlord Kingdom of Loathing made that joke a long time ago
@FallenAngelEyes Kingdom of Loathing is supposed to be humorous, though. :)
4:16 PM
Q: Is the Dark Hunter in Etrian Odyssey on par with the other front-row classes?

MnementhI get the feeling, that the Dark Hunter is significantly weaker than other classes for the front row (Landsknecht or Protector). I have a party of around level 25 and I'm in the Dungeon on B7 and my Dark Hunter dies more often than the others. Is this class not comparable to the other meatshields...

@Powerlord ...WoW has motorcycle mounts.
In a fantasy game.
You can't tell me that's a sign of a srsbzns MMO.
and WoW is chock full of self-referential and 4th wall breaking humor
@FallenAngelEyes There is no such thing as a srsbzns MMO.
@FallenAngelEyes It is okay. They're steampunk gnomish motorcycles
@ArdaXi There are ones who try
@FallenAngelEyes Motorcycle mounts in a game that has two races of (semi-)insane engineers.
4:17 PM
completely legit
If they can build tanks (see: Warcraft 3), why not motorcycles?
OMG Child of Eden for PS3 is going to have 3D support *_*
@Wipqozn It's fine, @Mana's on an editing spree as well
I need a 3D television, stat
We can push each other off the homepage
4:18 PM
Pretty much straight out of Tolkein. Pretty sure Rivendell had a chapter of Hell's Angels.
@FallenAngelEyes OMG OMG OMG! squee
Since this answer is now completely wrong, what do?
A: How do I get to The Nether in Minecraft?

BlueRaja - Danny PflughoeftIt should be mentioned that, to everyone's disappointment/anger, you cannot currently get to The Nether in multiplayer! (You can however start the server in either the normal dimension or the nether dimension, but cannot go between one and the other on the same server. Booting the server in The...

wait, there might have been a discussion about this...
I don't really "get" the whole 3D craze. Somebody tell me when they've got holodecks. Then I'll be interested.
4:19 PM
That whole question needs tidying up actually
@sjohnston Same but... have you seen the graphics for this game?
@ThomasMcDonald I'm using the not a real question game to find questions with misused tags.
it is amazingly gorgeous and trippy
c'mon space whale
@Manaಠдಠ So am I, broseph.
oh cool
man we are so chill
4:20 PM
I almost bought a Kinect for Child of Eden on 360
> If these peanuts only contain traces of peanuts, what's the rest then?
@FallenAngelEyes Upon viewing the trailer, I see your point.
@Powerlord You have to assume the rest is just made of "GO"
@Powerlord Regulatory fail
4:21 PM
@sjohnston It's just... wow. I loved the game.
btw, any time you see me excited about 3D this or that, it's sarcasm.
I can't see 3D effects.
@Powerlord 3D movies give me a headache but I would suffer for this game.
Like I suffered for GoldenEye 64
@FallenAngelEyes No, I mean I really can't see them.
@Powerlord What kind can't you see? All different types?
That game made so so so so nauseated. I was curled up on my bed with stomach pain and almost puking but I was like "One... more... level..."
4:23 PM
Last I heard, 3D movies have been steadily decreasing in revenue generation, so it very well may be a passing fad. Just like every previous 3D craze.
@Nick Pretty much. Essentially, I don't have stereoscopic vision, even with two working eyes.
@Powerlord Aw, so you can't see Magic Eye thingies?
@Powerlord Does that cause difficulties with depth perception?
@FallenAngelEyes Nope, can't see them,
I'm going to hide somewhere and give the directions to it in a Magic Eye image >:D
4:24 PM
@sjohnston Yes. Essentially, I have no depth perception.
@Powerlord Neurological thing?
However, I've learned to compensate for that over the last 30 years.
@Powerlord Suddenly, the thought of you driving terrifies me.
@Powerlord That sounds...inconvenient.
@FallenAngelEyes There's a reason I hate driving at night. It's not so bad during the day because I can generally tell how far a car is away from me by how large it appears.
In other words, I use perspective to compensate for having no depth perception.
4:25 PM
@Powerlord Do you have any restrictions on your license? :o
@FallenAngelEyes Only that I'm required to be wearing my "corrective lenses" (aka glasses)
That's crazy.
Q: Why did my dog just eat my cat?

espaisI was carrying around a tripe ration in an effort to keep my dog close, when I found a nice housecat that was in need of a good home. So I fed it my tripe ration, and a very happy heart appeared over its head. I named him Katt, and he purred and snuggled against me because he was so happy to ha...

I can't stop laughing
I know it's terrible, but it makes me want to dress up the back of my tiny car to look like a smaller size big rig.
4:27 PM
I'll say this, the only automobile accident that was my fault was caused by me trying to change lanes and hitting an icy patch. Fun fact, your entire car starts to turn instead of just changing lanes on ice.
@Nick that's hilariously dickish
(and it was solely my car that was in this accident)
@Powerlord What I am taking away from this conversation is that you don't need depth perception to be a spy. sagenod
@FallenAngelEyes Video games are usually pretty good when it comes to perspective.
I'm terrible at NaRQ, but I keep getting some edits out of it
4:29 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Unless there's a secret new scout costume that turns him into an itty-bitty heavy.
@Nick That would suck.
It's okay Thomas. It's really quite difficult. Especially if you get dealt a hard hand.
It's mostly the votes that get me
yeah, true, me too
If anything, I have an advantage over "normal" people in playing games, seeing as how games are presented on a 2D screen.
4:30 PM
I've had quite a few great runs ruined by votes
@Powerlord Neurotypicality is overrated!
Got all the votes wrong on that one again
but I did note that we have both and tags
Q: How can I get better at DPS as a Ranger?

Robert S.My 90 ranger is in full tier 2 PQ gear with the Mastercrafted Fabled bow (Bow of the Lost, I think). All of my ranged combat arts are Experts or Masters, and I have 277 AA. In groups, I'm parsing second, sometimes third, after mages and other scouts. I know I should be higher on the parse, and o...

Oh wow, en EQ2 question. We don't get many of those.
I know because I just clicked the tag
4:35 PM
@ThomasMcDonald Added a comment
Man, I feel like playing some Civ V, but I still have to eat dinner today...
@FallenAngelEyes Maybe if you choose not to sleep you can get through half a game
Q: How do I deal with Terran harassment as Zerg?

Pajahttp://sc2rep.net/replays/starcraft-2-replay-z-atnmardow-vs-t-naama-delta-quadrant-09-06-2010 How can I win this game as Zerg? First zerg gets harassed by a bunch of hellions, so you must get a couple of zerglings and roaches. When you tech towards those units, you have invisible banshee killing...

^ could do with some formatting from someone who knows a bit more than me about starcraft
@Wipqozn But I just got my sleep sched fixed :(
@FallenAngelEyes Don't blame me, blame Civ V
Is this a bad answer?
A: "Sl*t" term for males

GnomeSliceSince no one else has said it, I'm going to go ahead and propose Hero Or maybe Bro

@Wipqozn Aye?
@ThomasMcDonald little confused why you didn't edit out RTS
@Wipqozn :| doh.
4:45 PM
I got it
just didn't want to not edit you had a valid reason
Sentry Sabotage
@GnomeSliceツ ....."Hero"?
@GnomeSliceツ Yes, I already saw that video when Valve posted about it on the TF2 blog.
4:45 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Heh.
@FallenAngelEyes I assume it refers to the double-standard in this matter. :/
Oh, @GnomeSlice I came across this video the other day. I think you might like it.
@Powerlord didn't realize it was a video yet.
@Wipqozn hahahahahhahahahahaha
@Wipqozn Not falling for that again.
4:46 PM
@Powerlord Which makes me "uuuugh"
@GnomeSliceツ Oh, you linked to the image.
Yeah, there's a video of it. On Youtube, iirc.
@GnomeSliceツ ty @mana.
4:48 PM
@Wipqozn I hate you.
Now that's going to be stuck in my head through my entire lunch.
Love how the same guy has uploaded most of the 10 hour videos
@ThomasMcDonald er, can't merge those tags.
@badp oh.
Eh, screw it, I don't need to eat tonight. >_> plays Civ V
4:51 PM
@badp I'll leave you to it
@badp Have some . It's tasty and will help clear up your .
Q: How can I get a bunch of 1ups?

KatieKI need to rack up a bunch of free lives in New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo DS). What is the fastest technique to get a bunch of 1ups / free lives? (Will the staircase + koopa trick work in NSMB? Where's the best staircase for this?)

IF it helps @GnomeSlice, because of @ThomasMcDonald I'm now going through untagging questions with the rts tag
I'm finding it rather hard to stop
which shouldn't be tagged with rts of course
Anyone up for game-on tomorrow?
Spy's sappin' mah sentry!
@RonanForman What game?
4:55 PM
user image
I lolled
I'm going to own the front page in a minute with all my untagging
Show of hands: Who owns Terraria?
@RonanForman shows hand
@RonanForman I've got a Straight Flush!
5:02 PM
@GraceNote That's nothing all my cards are full houses!
Okay, next, who want's to play it tomorrow around 6-8pm UTC?
Holy shit Wipqozn.
there's still 17 that aren't his!
oh! Notch is announcing a surprise!
5:05 PM
@Ronan A surprise?! Quick, better edit 50 more posts!!
Oh, what the hell. Since we're doing this now I might as well replace with
@Ronan Don't worry about it.
can't we just synonym it rather than re-tagging it all?
oh true
first I need to actually make the wow-cataclysm tag though
then I need to get a mod to throw in the synonym
then I need to get some people to vote for it
@Manaಠдಠ I lol'd. Holy shit indeed.
5:08 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Or you could punch @badp through the spine.
It was really bothering me l o l
That would be unnecessary
@Grace What is this, Toribash?
I'm just not so happy to use the merge feature after getting a failure a few minutes ago
Ah well, let's try it.
5:09 PM
Well, I was originally going to suggest that you get @badp to assign the synonyms but the merge feature isn't working right now.
Do we really need a strategy and tactics tag? I'll need to look through them later and see if there is a reason, otherwise I'll meta it.
Actually it worked this time around
So I had to improvise. Spine-punching seemed like a good compromise.
@Wipqozn There are 4+ Meta questions on it.
5:10 PM
@GraceNote meta it meaning I would search meta first as well, no worries.
but thanks for pointing it out
@Mana any other tags to shuffle?
@badp Yes... , , , and .
Mainly because I think @GraceNote stacked the deck.
@Powerlord Just because I prefer diamonds and spades doesn't mean I stacked it!
5:11 PM
@Manaಠдಠ doneded
@Wipqozn I really don't like these tags seeing as they're pretty much never used consistently.
Otherwise I'll slap a completed on it.
Also they're mostly used by people who don't know the difference between "strategy" and "tactics"
5:13 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Seconded.
Not that I can think of off the top of my head...Thanks.
A: The two heads of Janus "Strategy" Bifrons

Mana ಠдಠThis tag should be removed entirely. The fact that the tag is overloaded with two broad meanings implies that it will continue to be used for these two broad meanings, regardless of what definition we might agree is more appropriate here; not every user will have the patience nor the time to peru...

The only questions left tagged with an RTS game and rts are:
Q: What does it mean to have map control?

HurrikaneI hear people talking a lot about having map control (mostly tzenes). What specifically does a good player consider map control? Is it simply having decent visibility of most of the map so that you know whenever your opponent is moving a force around the map? Or is it having expansions/fightin...

Really, moderatorship is pressing buttons when people tell you to
5:14 PM
Q: How is 300 actions a minute possible?

7wpI was watching this video '300 actions a minute? Truly mastering StarCraft' And I'm bewildered at how fast they are playing. How is this possible? I can't even think about my next move so fast, let alone be typing shortcut keys that fast.

...wtf Civ. I'm playing a single player scenario and it's telling me to "Please Wait" for other human players :|
Thanks for this tip @badp. In other news, @Wipqozn now owns Gaming.SE.
Opinions: Should I remove the SC2 tag?
@Manaಠдಠ yeeeeeeeeeeey
@Wipqozn go for it
5:14 PM
@FallenAngelEyes I haven't played newer Civ games, but I thought you had to wait for computer players to move between your turns.
@Grace recalls the irritation she felt towards my name being slapped over everything and slowly redirects it...
@badp It's all about the reflexes. "CIRCLE! SQUARE! A! B! BAN! CONVERT-TO-COMMENT!"
@ThomasMcDonald all I needed was one person in favor :)
well except for the fact that this is actually useful as opposed to just plain dumb
@Manaಠдಠ sounds good to me
There are two things on the "active" page not made by me l o l
5:16 PM
@TimStone Hey, yay, your face is back to normal!
@badp So, basically, you're Stanley.
So we're back at being this close to primaries
@Wipqozn 4.
what's wrong with your faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace?
@ThomasMcDonald two when I checked
@badp Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-Ban-A-(select)-start?
5:17 PM
@badp You're welcome.
@Wipqozn check again
oh no, three. I missed one.
@DaveMcClelland @TimStone beat you to it.
Four now, but three when I made the statement.
@badp I guess I'll just hang my head in shame :(
5:17 PM
@Wipqozn I was just destroying the apm tag, so now are we just going to leave on that?
Oh, hey, I can run again.
and it's more like down! down! down! close! down! edit! down! down! quick-time event: meta! merge! down! down! delete! down!
@GraceNote My sunglass-faced disguise served its purpose (not that it really had one, I guess), so it's back to my true self.
@ThomasMcDonald For this? I think only SC2 works. It is asking for an application for SC2 after all.
5:18 PM
Hmm, hope nobody bought an android tablet for gaming.
@Wipqozn No, the other one
all together now
and another one gone, and another one gone, another tag bites the dust.
hey, we're gonna get you too, another tag bites the dust
@ThomasMcDonald Not sure actually. We should have it tagged with rts, but not sure about apm
5:20 PM
There was only 4 questions under the apm tag and it didn't provide any value.
> Does that all seem super boring and insanely complicated to you? It should, because it is. Our court system is designed to resolve conflicts, not make laws, and trying to arrive at cohesive and consistent software patent guidelines through five decades of litigation is more or less like trying to build a skyscraper by throwing dirt at a tree. You can’t complain that the system is broken when we barely have a system.
@Brant Well, they can't because Apple is suing every manufacturer of Android tablets and trying to get injunctions against them.
In other news, the unanswered page is now more useful than the active questions view
5:22 PM
@Brant How long have Android tablets been on the market again?
Lets see... "Motorola Xoom, Release date February 24, 2011" So, about 6 months?
@Wipqozn Hey, stuff's gotta be done.
Q: What is the best shooting technique for FIFA11 / FIFA10 (inside the box)?

Chris SWhen I play in FIFA11 or FIFA10 online I usually get 4-5 scoring opportunities in a game where I'm 1v1 against the keeper from a through-ball. This is either coming down from the wing or in the middle of the field. I usually miss 9/10 times from the keeper saving my shots, they rarely go over. ...

5:25 PM
I think I'll make a point to go through and delete genre tags for all genres when it's about a specific game.
I'm just looking through the lesser-used tags and picking out the dubious looking ones
<-- case in point
@Wipqozn prolly want to leave the ones on where the platform is specific to gameplay/achievements/bugs/etc.
@FallenAngelEyes pardon?
5:29 PM
@Wipqozn Derp, sorry, I was thinking of console tag for some reason.
So game-on, anyone up for it?
I'll play Terraria
, boom!
@RonanForman I won't be here tomorrow at that time :(
@FallenAngelEyes When will you not be here from?
5:31 PM
Also, if we're doing cleanup/removal of genre tags, we should edit the tag wikis to clearly define what the proper use case is so people see that
@RonanForman What time ? I might be up for it
@RonanForman From 5:30pm CEST to probably 10pm-11pm CEST.
@FallenAngelEyes I was thinking the same thing actually, but I was too busy destroying tags to do it :)
Oh right, my tag wiki edits go to the suggested edits queue.
> Retail copies of Battlefield 3 will still require EA's Origin
5:33 PM
So I think we should hash that out. If we don't want someone to use on their StarCraft 2 question, when should we use it?
@KevinY More rep for you!
Gee, it's not obvious EA is building a Steam clone, is it?
@FallenAngelEyes I don't know if there's a good time to use it
@FallenAngelEyes On a question about the genre. We have a Meta topic on that subject, lemmeh fetch it.
5:34 PM
@GraceNote Oh, that makes sense
@FallenAngelEyes this would be a good example
A: Underused genre tags

Grace NoteMy stance is more recently like how I go on about platforms. In there, I explain that the tags best helped when there were platform-specific issues, as the tag limit interferes with more prevalent usage. We also have tag wikis and tag sets on stackexchange.com. Now, there's no such thing as a ge...

@Wipqozn It's normally from 6-8 utc but nothings set.
Q: How is 300 actions a minute possible?

7wpI was watching this video '300 actions a minute? Truly mastering StarCraft' And I'm bewildered at how fast they are playing. How is this possible? I can't even think about my next move so fast, let alone be typing shortcut keys that fast.

I think that for each genre tag, we should probably find good questions demonstrating the proper use case and link to them in the tag wiki.
@Wipqozn Oh, nevermind, I see what you did.
5:34 PM
Well, while @Wipqozn is on tag cleanup, I'll be on tag wiki excerpt cleanup.
The question I posted may talk about SC, but it's asking about apm which is an RTS concept.
@Powerlord I think you meant "knockoff." Clone implies that it's roughly as good as Steam
@KevinY So no tag wiki excerpts should start with a lower case letter?
@DaveMcClelland Good point
@ThomasMcDonald Apparently.
5:36 PM
I should probably start doing my job again...lol
Except some tag excerpts begin with "[Tag] is a..."
... which is wrong
Actually, can anyone host a terraria server?
@KevinY Lots of them do
And that gets stripped out of the excerpt, making it look like it begins with a lowercase "a".
5:36 PM
Oh, but even better is that Battlefield 3 also requires you to have a Battlelog account.
So I'll be populating the suggested edits queue for a while. ._.
So, now you need two accounts from the same company to play one game.
Turns out I may not want to eat dinner due to game addiction but the b/f does, so we gotta go pick up some Chinese. Later all!
@FallenAngelEyes toodles
@RonanForman For what kind of length of time? Like, an ongoing server, or just for tomorrow?
5:38 PM
@DaveMcClelland yeah I was about to ask the same. I might be able to host one for tomorrow only
just for tomorrow, everyone takes items with the character so shutting it down will be of no real loss
I have no clue if Terraria even has a Linux server.
The windows one is in the game found at Steam\steamapps\common\terraria\TerrariaServer.exe
@Powerlord It's funny you see, because EA is a terrible company.
5:44 PM
@Wipqozn I know they are.
I was almost said to see them buy Popcap Games.
I can't see a linux one, and apparently it doesn't work with wine
I still remember the incident where it was discovered they were forcing employees to work 80 hour work weeks but refused to pay them OT for it.
@Wipqozn What happened?
@RonanForman I'll find you a link
What's the issue with running the server on a windows machine?
5:50 PM
Should I nominate myself as a vote dump in the elections?
vote dump?
Yeah, you know
"I dunno who to vote for, better dump it here"
@RonanForman Here and here
@GnomeSliceツ If you don't we avoid primaries.
Also, we already have a vote dump. Namely, me.
@ArdaXi Oh you won't be avoiding primaries.
5:53 PM
@KevinY There's a chance.
@ArdaXi I think he means you should expect me to throw a wrench in that.
@GnomeSliceツ That won't work. Then you would win. We have quite a few excellent candidates, so I think it's going to be hard for everyone to decide.
I've already decided... anyway, all signs still point to 3 choices on the ballot.
@KevinY - what's with all the tag excerpt pending edits?
(I'm out of votes for you today, btw)
(Ie. three people to choose, only two win)
5:55 PM
@RavenDreamer Here.
@Wipqozn Yeah, that would be a lose-lose for everyone.
@GnomeSliceツ Especially everyone
@KevinY might i suggest using "A" to prefix a lot of those things? Instead of
the dwarf fortress tag being (as you are currently suggesting)
"Tile-based, real-time strategy,..."
I've been trying to avoid "a" because...
"Better be safe and not start with "a", "the", "this" and its ilk. @kev – random♦"
5:56 PM
Instead edit things to be "A tile-based, real time strategy"...
@KevinY I liked the Slaves to Armok intro.
@Powerlord Why do you need linux for the server? Can't you use windows?
I'm not sure I see why Random is suggesting that.
@RonanForman Linux is so very, very, very much more stable.
@RonanForman Because I already have a Linux server I run my TF2 servers from.
5:57 PM
@ArdaXi windows is stable?
Your wording implies it is, which I find odd.
@Wipqozn Sure. But not stable enough for a proper server.
@GnomeSliceツ @_@ You mentioned a wrench, therefore you must want to play TF2.
@Wipqozn No it doesn't.
@ArdaXi I think it does, but I don't care enough to debate it.
So you win by default.
If I say something is more X than Y is, that doesn't mean Y is X.
Seeing as any other positive value is bigger than zero.
5:59 PM
I'm going to have to side with Arda on this one.

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