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4:02 PM
Good. @Wipqozn is still in Nova Scotia.
I had to know.
 
@ArdaXi of course I am
 
I HAD TO KNOW
 
I figured that's what you were doing
GOD
FINE
LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE STARTED @JOHN!
 
@John YOU'VE COMPLETELY RUINED OUR RELATIONSHIP
 
@Wipqozn YOU STARTED IT BY TRYING TO MESS WITH ME
@Wipqozn YOU PLAY WITH FIRE AND YOU'RE GONNA GET BURNED
@ArdaXi YOU DESERVED IT TOO
FOR BEING YOU
 
4:04 PM
@John I wasn't trying to mess with you, I was joking around with Ronan yesterday and you thought I was being serious.
 
AND FOR BEING A TERRIBLE MOD
 
this is clearly all your fault @John
 
Well, at least I know Wip's IP now.
 
@Wipqozn WELL YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT
@ArdaXi OOOH WHAT IS IT?
 
127.94.132.23
 
4:07 PM
@John He's not a terrible mod
but he'll make one.
We just gotta be patient.
 
@badp That's what I meant.
 
@John I just didn't think anyone was dumb trusting enough to believe me
 
@FallenAngelEyes Save me from the evil @Wipqozn!
@ArdaXi Hardy har har
 
We're powerless against Wipqozn.
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He is, after all, basically awesome.
 
@John Teehee. Did you try pinging it?
 
4:09 PM
I suggest joining his side, then rejecting it and replacing with our own.
 
Well @badp is now my favourite person on the entire Stack Exchange network
 
@ArdaXi Yeah, but I knew what it was even before I ran whois on it.
 
It's fun to troll with.
 
@John ...bwuh?
 
@FallenAngelEyes That'll work! Just keep doing that!
 
4:11 PM
@John ...bwah?
 
Woah, drama!
 
@badp Eeeh. Close, but no banana.
 
@John ...bweh.
@Mana You are drama.
 
@Mana It's all @Wipqozn's fault!
And to a lesser extent, @ArdaXi's.
 
@John not my fault you're dumb trusting
 
user30
4:12 PM
~drama~
 
@Wipqozn I'm not my fault I'm virtuous!
 
@Wipqozn *you're
 
@FallenAngelEyes I lol'd
 
QUICK, I'VE STRUCK HIS WEAK POINT
(I've no idea what we're doing)
 
4:13 PM
@FallenAngelEyes but you're doing it well!
 
blasts @Wipqozn with some ray that seems like it's from the same game @FallenAngelEyes is playing
 
Hey @PatrickStalder, welcome to the chat. You've chosen a very bad time to come in here. Emotions are at a global high.
 
So, I think we can all agree that @wipqozn won and @john lost
@Mana because we're completely serious
 
@Mana oh ok... i just gonna leave xD
 
hmm...I wonder...
Hey @Mana, I'm in England now!
 
4:15 PM
@Wipqozn Really?
 
@Wipqozn huwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaaat
 
Pop over to Dutchieland, it's like a 30 minute flight!
 
Indeed. I'll be here for about a year.
@FallenAngelEyes @ArdaXi and I are already making plans to meet up
 
Studying abroad?
 
@FallenAngelEyes Sort of. Professor made me an offer to join him on a research project he is doing.
 
4:16 PM
Relevant song
 
Speaking of which, @badp, meetup room froze.
 
Shows how much chat logs people read.
 
@FallenAngelEyes blergh.
 
@ArdaXi I know. It's hilarious.
 
badp uses Thaw. It's very effective
 
4:17 PM
@ArdaXi super*
 
@Wipqozn I'm willing to let you think that only because one of my favorite MineCraft servers just came back on.
 
@Wipqozn Awesome, congratulations!
 
@John I assume it is @gnome's server?
@FallenAngelEyes Thank you!
 
What kind of project?
 
@Wipqozn Actually no. It's run my one of my IRL friends.
 
4:18 PM
@John whoa, John has IRL friends?!
 
@Wipqozn Yes. I'm in an orchestra and in a fairly large choir. Those come with friends.
 
@Wipqozn Keep this up and you won't have any.
 
@ArdaXi Not my fault all this happened
@FallenAngelEyes At this moment I'm not allowed to say.
 
Ah gotcha
Well good luck on whatever it is
 
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Q: How do I adjust the FOV for Skyrim?

yx.The default FOV is rather low and annoying, I would like to increase the viewing angle up to something like 100, how do I do so?

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Q: Can I control my transformation into a werewolf?

KyoI see no harm in continuing the quest line if it won't cause any problems and I can control it. However, I'll be going through the line much quicker if I have no control over the transformation. When you contract Lycanthropy via the Companions, are you able to control it naturally? Like, will I ...

0
Q: What's the best way to stop Greek Fire?

Ivo FlipseI'm playing Assassin's Creed Revelations and I failed to defend one of our bases because the Greek Fire just tore through my defenses, so I'd like to know what the best combination of units is to stop him. During the battle, I probably forget that several of our men were falling to their 'sniper...

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Q: Skyrim: What are the details on guild ranks?

ZenoI just finished The College of Winterhold (Mage Guild) questline and it was quite short. In previous TES games, guilds had ranks and the sort. Like the Mages Guild in Oblivion had Associate->Apprentice->Journeyman etc. I do not see a single thing mentioned about guild ranks in stat menus or the...

0
Q: Do I actually need my housecarl?

RobbI was assigned a housecarl doing the Whiterun quest line. What exactly are the benefits? I typically prefer to run alone but if the housecarl offers some buffs other than extra storage space I might keep her along.

 
4:21 PM
@FallenAngelEyes THank you!
 
you know what the best part is @ArdaXi? The relevant conversation is still in the active chat log.
I love when chat thinks I haven't yet read my own message.
 
@FallenAngelEyes Shorten to ? I think there is a precedence for this
No, maybe not
 
@YiJiang If we want revelations in the tag then that is the only option :/
 
@YiJiang Our precedent is "we figure it out on a series by series basis"
 
4:25 PM
All previous AC tags abbreviated the game name in favor of preserving the series name
 
@YiJiang then that is what we should do
 
Although -revel looks pretty bad
 
Stay consistent and what not
@YiJiang Perhaps we should just burn the character limit for tags?
Well, I'm going to class then.
 
@Wipqozn @Jeff is against that and even @David has said he doesn't see a need for it
 
@FallenAngelEyes yeah, maybe
well, off to class
toodles everyone
 
4:30 PM
Seriously though, relaxing on the tag limit is the only sane way to do this.
 
Holy crap, I want this D:
Must... have... artbook...
and hoodie!
 
@FallenAngelEyes I want that robot dog.
 
@FallenAngelEyes A trailer for a game package?
 
@GraceNote Yus. It's the collector's edition. I wants it.
 
Also, I have to figure out who swapped my account to be Area 51. This is unprecedented.
 
4:39 PM
@GraceNote hooowoaoooooahhh new gravatar
 
@GraceNote Are those wings?
 
@Mana Fixed
 
@Mana Yes, robot dog also want
 
@FallenAngelEyes Gimmeh a moment...
 
@FallenAngelEyes Oh, I was joking.
 
4:40 PM
@Mana It's cute >>
 
@FallenAngelEyes Yessssssssssssssssssssss. Can't wait.
 
Though the physical swag is a bigger demand for me
 
Jun 23 at 21:05, by Grace Note
@RavenDreamer What do you think? ♪
 
Some people display fine art in their homes. I display my video game Collector's Editions.
 
Given the nature of Area 51, I felt the choice was appropriate.
 
4:41 PM
@GraceNote ...*bwahahahahaha*
 
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Q: How do you properly sticky jump?

badpI've taken a sticky jumper for a test run from the store as I have to admit I'm not really good at sticky jumping. (It also makes a great combo with the pain train for back capping purposes.) What I try to do is place a sticky on the ground, walk over, jump and ignite when I'm at the peak of my ...

 
@GraceNote I don't get it :(
 
@Mana Perhaps out of this world is beyond your comprehension. ♪
 
|genre= Cinematic platformer |modes= Single-player |ratings= ESRB: T (13+)USK: 12+ |platforms= Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, DOS, Mega Drive, SNES, Mac OS, 3DO, Mega-CD, GBA, Mobile phone (Symbian OS), Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS |media = Floppy disk, cartridge, CD-ROM, download }} Another World, also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan, is a 1991 cinematic platformer designed and developed by Eric Chahi. Selling around 1 million copies in the 1990s, Another World was innovative in its use of cinematic effects in the graphics, sound and cut scenes, with...
No it's not :(
 
@TimStone If you're doing any re-playthroughs, might I humbly suggest this checklist. One of my friends makes it and it's awesome for completionist runs.
 
4:46 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Brilliant, thanks! I've replayed several times, but I always worry that I've overlooked things. :D
 
@TimStone You're welcome! He's got lists for both ME1 and ME2. If you have any questions about them, feel free to leave a comment on his site or you can poke me and I'll poke him.
 
Will do. Mass Effect is my favourite series, I've been anxiously awaiting the release. Think it's due out a few weeks before my birthday now, so that should make a good present...need to remember to allocate a few days to be glued to my Xbox, heh.
 
Haha awesome.
I'm planning on doing my playthroughs soon now, I've been waiting til it's closer to ME3 release. I still haven't finished ME1 yet. Gaming ADD is a harsh mistress. :P
 
Heheh, indeed
 
user30
that's quite enough bf3 for one day
 
5:02 PM
@FallenAngelEyes You'r— okay, not gonna go there.
 
@ArdaXi Hm?
 
It's this thing where someone says "X is Y", and I return with "You are Y!"
 
user30
@ArdaXi You are Y
 
user30
yay night out. and I'm ill. joy.
 
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Q: What is the range of the EOD bot?

Thomas McDonaldI've recently unlocked the EOD bot, and while playing around with it (and being hopelessly ineffectual with it) I've noticed that after I have driven a certain distance away I will return back to first-person view. Running towards the EOD bot will allow me to take control of it again. How far ca...

 
5:06 PM
@ArdaXi Ah, I gotcha. It is something I've been told before!
 
user30
@FallenAngelEyes ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿
 
@ThomasMcDonald ^_^
 
@FallenAngelEyes ಠ_ರೃ
 
5:25 PM
Does anyone know how to use audacity in depth?
I'm trying to see if I can record only certain programs.
@YiJiang We could remove the tag limit (or raise it) for game tags.
 
@RonanForman Fairly sure Audacity only records an entire device.
 
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Q: In RBR on 3 monitors, how do I get the gear indicator on the middle screen?

BorekAfter some effort I managed to get Richard Burns Rally running on 3 monitors using ATI Eyefinity technology (screen resolution 5760 x 1200). I'm using CamHack to "fix" the distorted view but the on-screen indicators still stay at the right-most location. Is there a way to move them in the center?...

0
Q: Spawn trapping and camping on MW3

Cem22lpHow can you prevent spawn camping on MW3 in game modes like Demolition? It's very annoying and ends up ruining the game. Is there any good counter to spawn campers?

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Q: Can Khajiit become werewolves?

Shonosky2332I was just wondering because I'm not at that point in the game yet where you can become a werewolf, so I would like to know when I get there: can my Khajiit character become a werewolf, just like the other character can?

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Q: How to highlight interactable objects in Skyrim?

kape123I've missed numerous chests because I didn't see them when going through dungeon - is there a way to highlight interactable objects? Or am I destined to crawl through every corner of every room in order to find all chests?

 
@Arda Awww...
 
5:41 PM
I was hoping I could split the minecraft and mumble audio so I could edit out fallen's expletives.
 
@RonanForman I'm sorry! I asked, I thought it was okay!
 
I need to stab the SWTOR guys. They told me a day ago that they'd send me a new preorder code for SWTOR "soon". That was 32 hours ago.
 
Tsk tsk, @Fallen!
 
@FallenAngelEyes You used expletives with @RonanForman there? Don't you know how young he is?
 
@GraceNote I warned them beforehand!
 
5:54 PM
Psh, not heeding warnings is like the calling of the gamer.
 
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Q: How do I get the World's Best Dad achievement?

PowerlordThe World's Best Dad achievement's description is "Say things to Jess that no parent should ever say," with a counter for 3 things. What things do I need to say to her to get this achievement? For that matter, are all 3 things in Chapter 1?

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Q: Can you steal from someone's house without being caught?

JawdynEvery time I steal from someones house in Skyrim, they seem to know I did so and then they treat me like crap and send assassins to kill me. When I steal I ensure I'm completely hidden, and I usually do it at night when everyone is asleep. My character is thief-based and has high sneak, lockpic...

 
If it's not a flashing symbol or hovering shadow warning you about an attack, it's just telling you where you should go!
 
6:09 PM
@Fallen I don't want to try and stop you using them, because I know someone will swear at least once. I'm sure I did and I don't normally. But if I can edit them out it would be nice.
 
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Q: What does the option Use Movement Prediction do?

FallenAngelEyesAfter messing around a little looking at the advanced options in League of Legends (now that I know how), I noticed this toggleable option: Use Movement Prediction I turned it on to see what it does, but I couldn't see any noticeable difference in the UI or clicking on the map for pathing. I ...

 
Besides the editing's more for comedic effect.
 
you know what's better than spycapping
A shotgun to the face of the pyro that's been desperately airblasting people away from the cart that's inches away from reaching its destination on that fucking fourth point of hoodoo
followed by an engie cap
after you teleport 70~ people right into the point
and pour more shotguns in the face of the soldier that's hell bent on stopping you
 
Yay, first Tumbleweed badge!
 
@MartinSojka grats! What game?
 
6:21 PM
@badp ArmA 2.
 
@MartinSojka I blame that to the lack of hats in that game
btw I don't think you can get more than one tumbleweed badge
 
Well, I can, on the other sites. :)
 
Which one's tumble weed?
 
@RonanForman Low views, no comment, no answer.
 
@John You still up for Monday?
 
6:30 PM
@RonanForman I think so, yes.
 
Anyway I'm off the the theatre, bye.
 
If something comes up, you'll be the first to know.
@RonanForman Adios.
 
7:27 PM
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Q: Playstyles and am I making the right choices? Share expieriences please

aryaXstarkI am new to this game I am lvl 10 right now and have been using dual swords and magic for fighting style and mainly heavy for armor, but occasionally I like to be sneaky and use light armor like what I got from the Dark Brotherhood, I like using both but I need to spec into one of the armor types...

 
Two tags now get automagically appended to the page title now?
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@RavenDreamer O_o Apparently...
Only on gaming it seems.
 
Thanks, Jeff. -_-
 
@RavenDreamer I'm not seeing it
Ahh, it's only for new questions
 
It's only two tags, not all.
 
7:35 PM
@Fabian Define new? I'm looking at a question from last week right now that has title tags.
 
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Q: How does one dodge or survive gate camps without stealth?

Mark RogersIn Eve, gate camps can be one of the biggest drags in low/null-sec. A gate camp is where one or more pirates wait around a stargate trying to catch pilots as they warp away (and also incoming auto-pilots). Often times they use warp-scramblers and quick targeting systems to try to snare passin...

For example, has only one for me
Ahh, it's already in the title, just saw that
 
That might because there's only one [gate-camp] question, ever.
 
I'm not liking this solution, it leads to more useless stuff in the title
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Q: How to connect to new Pokewalker?

UllallullooMy brother lost his Pokewalker and got a new one individually to replace it. I looked up about replacements here on Bulbapedia and tried the Up+Select+R thing. It gave the Pokemon back, but if you try to connect to the new one, it says it isn't registered. What do I do now?

Pokemon's in twice now. :P
 
To be fair, that question has extraneous tags in the first place.
 
7:39 PM
@RavenDreamer Yeah, I suppose. :P
 
7:58 PM
@RavenDreamer yep, Jeff added that last night
I clicked through a bunch of questions and it didn't seem too bad
 
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Q: How to make pistons push back minecart tracks?

Vitor RangelI'm trying to make a door to my undergound house. The minecart passes over a pressure plate and it starts some pistons, which then open a hidden door in the wall. But my problem is, while the sticky piston pulls the stone bricks normally, the minecart tracks stay. So, my track has a hole in it ev...

5
Q: How am I supposed to kill the final boss on the Deus Ex difficulty?

LaykeI'm not upset—I won't actually pick the game up again—but I was expecting to earn the pacifist achievement when I just completed to game but somehow didn't earn the achievement. I can't think of any point in the game where I killed someone. Either, I didn't get it because I didn't s...

"Minecraft minecraft redstone" and "spoiler achievements"?
 
@RavenDreamer And you propose?
 
Nov 15 at 19:03, by Grace Note
@DavidFullerton Does this include making Game tags cool and always first? ♪
 
@RavenDreamer Okaaay...
 
Jeff's solution of putting 2 tags in front was his alternative solution to our big plans to have special Game tags
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8:03 PM
@RavenDreamer That just looks wrong.
@GraceNote :(
 
@GraceNote I'd rather he have not touched it, as its not better, just a different flavor of problem.
 
@GraceNote So any special-casing of game tags is off the table in the near future?
 
For some value of "near future", yes
 
The title of Ull's question up there starts to look like keyword spam.
 
the key to this change is that Jeff also wants to remove most tags from most questions
 
8:06 PM
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Q: Why are questions adding the top two tags to the title?

Raven DreamerA few of us noticed today that Gaming has started adding twice the number of tags into the title of the page (if the Question title doesn't already contain the string in question). In a word, why? What the community would benefit from, and indeed, has requested, is to have a 2nd, more "importan...

 
(also FWIW I was against this change...)
 
@DavidFullerton Then why tag at all?
 
We have something around 80 characters for the title that are displayed in the Google search results, we should make good use of them and not put some random stuff at the front of the title. It just makes us look a bit shady, unconnected keyword in a title look somewhat like a content farm.
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What I don't get is how everyone/Jeff seems to be all for "The sites have to be the same!" (even changing MSO's question vote value) then he goes and does this, only for one site.
 
We still have to pay attention to the tags to have some good SEO, just in a different way now. The best solution to get a good HTML title is still just ignoring the tagging completely. Put the game as first tag and never use anything else.
 
8:12 PM
I am willing to change it back, but I want to know that this is definitely worse (not just an "eek, something changed" or "not what we wanted")
 
@DavidFullerton Thanks! That's one of the reasons I made the meta question.
 
this is an excellent example: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/29612/… more like it would help
 
-1
Q: Starcraft 2 strategy

C-dizzleWhat is a good starting strategy for a noob in Starcraft 2? I played some campaign and custom skirmish vs the AI, but it's nothing compared to going online and getting your butt handed to you in less than 10 minutes because of a rush. I like to play as the Terran and then Protoss as 2nd choice, d...

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Q: Soul Gems Losing their soul - Skyrim

LukasI had Lesser Soul Gems stored in my cupboard they were definately filled before I took them out (they had (Lesser) beside them) but then when i took them out they were empty :( just wondering if this is a known glitch or just me. I've done it with more than one Gem so it wasnt just a one off.

 
Happy Friday, everyone. I'm off to dragons and stuff.
 
Got the Tumbleweed badge today. :( At first I was like OH YAY A BADGE then I realized its mostly just a pity prize :(
 
8:16 PM
@AshleyNunn Heh. Yeah. That's not exactly the most satisfying badge we have.
 
Not really :P I was like, eh, well. It makes my badge count look bigger ;)
 
Tumbleweed is the loneliest badge
 
@AshleyNunn Grats. Got one myself today as well. Now I have more badges on Gaming.SE than on GameDev.SE ... and only a third of the reputation. ;)
 
@MartinSojka Well, badges are the part that matters, right? right?
 
@MartinSojka Haha yay for both of us then. :)
 
8:18 PM
@John I make the Skinner boxes. I don't fall for them. ;)
 
@AshleyNunn Haha yeah, that badge is like "YAAAAaaaayy--no one knows the answer to my question :("
 
TF2 Beta is apparently testing new alt-tab handling for Source games in fullscreen mode
 
@MartinSojka That's exactly what you're supposed to say at this point. ;)
@Powerlord How's it work?
 
@FallenAngelEyes Hahaha that's so it. But I guess that's what I get for posting a question about an older sorta obscure game in the middle of skyrim vs mw3 (It was a Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime question)
 
@John Dunno, I don't have TF2 Beta installed.
 
8:20 PM
@Powerlord -_-
 
@DavidFullerton What's the reasoning behind this?
 
@FallenAngelEyes many of the tags on the gaming site are (or were, before Jeff deleted them all) pretty meaningless (e.g. "game-mechanics") or ambiguous (e.g. "strategy")
most games only have <100 questions, so there's not much need for sub-division
and it's extremely rare that someone would want to look at the "quest" tag across all games
 
No one would really want to look at "string" across all programming languages, either
 
@DavidFullerton And for the games that do go over 100? Looking at without any way to filter the questions is unbelievably overwhelming.
I agreed with @Grace's proposal that such delineation would make looking at a game tag analogous to being able to find a certain section in a FAQ
 
Yes, I agree...I'm just trying to explain Jeff's position
 
8:23 PM
So we're fixing tagging by stopping to tag altogether? I mean, that was my personal solution so far, I usually don't tag with more than the game name. But now that we have something like 500 Skyrim questions some subdivisions would be useful.
 
@Fabian I agree...so what are the good subdivisions for Skyrim?
 
Sorry, @David
 
@DavidFullerton I'll do a meta post, I was thinking about that already yesterday.
 
btw, I found a lot more examples like Raven's Dues Ex example.
 
@Ullallulloo awesome, let's start a list somewhere
 
8:25 PM
@Ullallulloo Post them to Raven's question
 
@DavidFullerton Apologies if I came off as snippy, I don't mean to shoot the messenger at all. It's just that I don't quite understand the reasoning behind Jeff's decisionmaking and it's a little frustrating that this decision was made without any sort of announcement on Meta or anything.
We just had to notice the changed functionality, rather than have any consultation/dialogue about it.
 
no worries, I understand your frustration
 
Blargh, I say. Blargh. :|
 
It does actually seem to help a lot of times though.
 
I just got an email from Jeff this morning saying it changed. I hadn't decided yet how to respond
 
8:28 PM
Oct 4 at 13:25, by Raven Dreamer
Welcome to StackExchange! We like shooting the messenger!
 
part of me says "ick", but part of me thinks this might be better for SEO than not
 
and usually go before the game, and this helps unless they're together.
 
@John We like shooting anything.
 
I guess I would've felt better about it if Jeff had made an announcement on Meta, saying this was a solution that he proposed in place of making game titles important. Just "flipping the switch" as it were makes it feel like our input/feedback isn't valuable, at least to me.
 
I think that it makes a bit of sense, if the tags are directly related to the game and aren't redundant, but at the same time, it was definitely strange to have it appear.
There's no way to change the order of tags?
 
8:30 PM
tag order is strictly in order of number of occurrences
this is also why I have been removing some console tags from questions...a vain attempt to drive that number down below some of the games
 
@AshleyNunn No, that's the proposal Jeff put this in place of.
 
@Ullallulloo Oh. That's unfortunate - it would make more sense for this site to be able to pin game title tags to the top of the list, as it were.
 
@DavidFullerton Given that we handle questions about the actual platforms though, I think that's only a band-aid solution :(
 
@FallenAngelEyes well, yes, all solutions on the table at this point are band-aid solutions
but maybe just a few more band-aids will stop the bleeding... :)
 
Looking at , I think that that is the goal we should strive for. Okay, it's a bit of an outlier because of the popularity, but we've got more AAA titles coming. Diablo 3 (god knows when), the next Starcraft 2 expansion, whenever the new Bethesda game comes out.
We're (hopefully!) going to get a comparable number of questions on them, so allowing us to have those more granular tags (, ) to help sift through half a thousand questions will be necessary.
 
8:37 PM
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Q: Why is my Alto Wine a quest item?

Joe WreschnigI've got Alto Wine in my inventory that's apparently flagged as a quest item. I can't drop it, and I can't drink it, and every time I pick up another Alto Wine (which I now dread) it adds another 0.5 units of weight I can't get rid of. I even went so far as stealing a bottle of Alto Wine and havi...

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Q: How can I tell what kind of dragon I'm fighting?

David FullertonAccording to this question, Dragons are vulnerable to different types of damage: What are Dragons most vulnerable to? However, the answer only advocates seeing whether they have fire or ice breath to know. Is there a way I can tell before I am fully engaged with them (e.g. by appearance), ...

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Q: Is it possible to "launder" stolen items?

Ben BlankI'm a bit of a magpie in Elder Scrolls games and have a habit of wandering off with almost everything which isn't nailed down. Partly, this is to generate income, but I'm also filling out my extensive collections of books, alchemy ingredients, and… well, shiny things. There are two problems wit...

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Q: Is damage affected by body part hit?

The Communist DuckIf I hit someone in the face with an arrow, will it do more or the same damage as if I hit them in the leg? Can't tell if it does.

 
@Lazers How many times has this been asked now? 6?
 
@GnomeSlice You're 6.
 
@GnomeSlice We've had people asking about sex in Skyrim 4 times
...I'm honestly not sure whether this is 4 more times than we want here, or a low enough number that we should be relieved...
 
@FallenAngelEyes SWTOR, ME3, AC:Revelations, GW2, Kingdoms of Amalur, ...
 
@MartinSojka 3 of those are MMOs though, and we don't really have a big MMO presence on the site
 
8:43 PM
@FallenAngelEyes just think how many more questions there would be if you actually could...
 
@DavidFullerton Well, we did get quite a few about Witcher 2 boinking!
 
@FallenAngelEyes I'm a little uneasy about using the same broad tags across a variety of games...does "skills" mean the same thing in Diablo III as Skyrim or another RPG? What about when a game calls them "perks" or "abilities" or "traits" or whatever else?
 
@FallenAngelEyes I still predict ME3 questions to give Skyrim a good fight. ;)
 
@DavidFullerton Synonyms?
 
@FallenAngelEyes yeah but that means that we'll be replacing them all with "skills", when that's not the vocabulary used in the game (and therefore not what people will search for or expect)
 
8:45 PM
@MartinSojka Bioware RPGs offer a different kind of experience than Bethesda ones though, in addition to not being open for modding
 
@DavidFullerton That is one of the problems I have with subtags currently
 
This is why I'm rather partial to tag types that are more conceptual than terminology-based. Like "boss-fights".
 
@DavidFullerton Shouldn't we be able to mitigate that by using the "proper" terms in either the question title or the question body?
 
@FallenAngelEyes yes, but it's still a bit weird
also then the tag-titling won't detect them so you'll see "Diablo 3 skills - blah blah blah" :)
 
@DavidFullerton I agree, but I think just leaving them as only -tagged bare questions is more unwieldy
 
8:47 PM
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Q: Tagging the Skyrim questions

FabianWe now got nearly 500 Skyrim questions in only a week, with this high number of questions it would be really useful to have some meaningful tagging on the questions. We haven't been very successful so far with establishing useful secondary tags on games, so before starting to retag all Skyrim qu...

 
Hey there
 
Or "crafting", crafting is another rather conceptual tag
 
If you search for " perks" on the site, wouldn't that bring back any questions with the term "perks" in them?
@Fabian Should we wait on this until after we know whether or not the 2 tags in the title thing is going to stick?
 
@FallenAngelEyes maybe...the search engine is pretty crappy. It'd be a lot better if were a tag
 
@FallenAngelEyes I'd wait anyway for some feedback, this is just a first idea
 
8:49 PM
@DavidFullerton Oh. I was under the impression it sucked less, I guess. >_>
 
@FallenAngelEyes it still doesn't know that "perk" is the same as "perks"
 
@DavidFullerton ...:|
 
@FallenAngelEyes tag them logically...if the title stuff doesn't fit a logical tagging system then that means the title stuff is not a good solution
 
The appropriate subtags are also not very discoverable, you'll have to find them on a question. Nobody will look through the whole tags list, and there is no one place where all the tags that make sense for one game are listed in one place.
 
@Fabian actually if you click a tag, you'll see the most common tags used in conjunction with that tag on the right
 
8:52 PM
Hmm, it seems I never look in that sidebar
 
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Q: Tagging the Skyrim questions

FabianWe now got nearly 500 Skyrim questions in only a week, with this high number of questions it would be really useful to have some meaningful tagging on the questions. We haven't been very successful so far with establishing useful secondary tags on games, so before starting to retag all Skyrim qu...

 
those aren't bad tags...the only one that I dislike is "npcs"
 
@DavidFullerton Oh that's neat, I didn't realize that was how that worked
Incidentally though, I'm very glad to see that has died in a fire.
 

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