This tag denotes discussion on the subject of game recommendations. The discussion has expanded so large that its own tag became necessary.

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Closed 'mod recommendation' Skyrim question - Can this question be improved and then reopened?

This question has been recently closed by a moderator for being a mod recommendation question (which I reckon, as an extension of the 'game recommendations questions are not allowed' policy): How ...
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Why are questions asking for games that focus on specific mechanics against the rules?

I made a mistake. I asked This Question, which is clearly against the faqs listed, and for that I'm sorry (I have already flagged it for deletion). But I don't understand why this site doesn't have ...
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Can we try and recognise game-rec questions before they're asked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a pop-up upon using the [game-rec] tag? game-rec questions often contain words such as "suggest", "similar", "recommend". Can we have a notice ...
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Why are *-rec questions closed as off-topic instead of not constructive?

The close reason that a new user sees for an off-topic question is: Questions on Gaming - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to gaming, within the scope defined in the faq. Why ...
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Should comments in game-recommendation questions which “answer the question” be allowed?

This recent game recommendation question asking for games similar to Portal has made me realize that an increasing number of questions closed as "game recommendation" have users posting game ...
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Why do we have a game-rec tag if it's off topic?

Looking at the list of questions for the game-rec tag and this meta question, why does this tag even exist if it's off topic?
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Are questions not about a particular game off-topic?

The FAQ endorses "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face", but prohibits "catalogues (listing games that fit specific criteria or are like an existing game)". In Was ...
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Why are there so many game recommendation questions?

The game-rec tag is the fourth most-used tag on the site, and currently has 263 questions: (virtually?) all of which are closed as game recommendations are categorically off topic. Many of these ...
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Add link to The Bridge for Game-rec in faq

Because The Bridge is an acceptable place to discus game-rec should the faq be updated to include a link saying where to discuss it rather than to the proposed site that is still is the commit stage?
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Is it possible to have a pop-up upon using the [game-rec] tag?

There have been many [game-rec] questions being asked recently, despite them being defined as out of our scope. I don't know what the Stack Exchange engine is capable of, but would it somehow be ...
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So, what actually is a game-rec?

The problem with all encompassing policies is that people tend to use those instead of using the brain and determining whether a question possesses or not the bad qualities that make game-rec's toxic ...
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How do we deal with the remaining open game-rec questions?

We currently lack the "shopping recommendation" close reason proposed by badp in what is now the accepted site policy for dealing with game-recs. In light of this, should we leave the game-rec ...
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Game Rec Reddit Experiment (in public beta).

The reddit is gamerec. Posting guidelines. Only game-recs, please, and answers thereof. Voting guidelines. When in doubt downvote. Moderation guidelines. If you have 5k (?) rep here, you get to ...
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Considering recommendation requests are arguably out of place on Gaming, where should I ask them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where should I ask for game suggestions based on games I've enjoyed? Where should I ask subjective “game recommendation” questions? I'm looking for a ...
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What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations?

What should be done with a game-rec question posted to the site? Please only give short and simple answers that the community can then enforce as a policy. This is not the place for discussion - other ...
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Final game-rec showdown preparation

TL;DR - the parts below in bold convey the key message of this post. This question is now LIVE: What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations? I guess we all want to have ...
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Pooling our resources: Can a “general game list resources” question end this long-standing war?

This is something I've been dwelling on for two weeks. The migration of this question has inspired me to post this now. Game recommendations... it's been a trying subject but we've come to absolutely ...
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Where should I ask for game suggestions based on games I've enjoyed?

Are there websites or other services when I can get decent answers to questions such as: I enjoyed X, based on the things that make X great, what other games would others reccomend I try and why? ...
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Yet another experiment for dealing with game-recommendations

Since Programmers.SE seems to be quite a good solution as a subjective stackoverflow, I proposed a new site for game-recommendations in area 51. I don't know if it's a good idea, I don't know if ...
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Handling game recommendations - how can we solve these two problems of quality?

Yes, this is really long. But if you actually care about game recommendations and want to support making them on-topic (or at least want to understand some part of our opposition in clearer detail), ...
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Game recommendation room experiment

I created a chat room as an experiment to help people get game recommendations. Let's see how it goes. Opinions are welcomed. Please remember you need 20 reputation to talk in our chat channels.
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Do we have personal problems with polls/List<T>/Game-Rec questions or is it habit?

I'd honestly like to get an opinion out of the community. Do we have an actual personal issue with List questions/Game-Rec questions or are we deciding against them because that's what the rest of SE ...
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What about a way for people to rank/review games as a whole?

I am constantly looking for reviews of games, and think there's a real opportunity to have users review games on here. I think a tag based system would work well, with each question being a call for ...
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“Too localized” is not the same as “very specific”.

Take this question for example, which has been closed: Suggest a (steampunk) deepsea game. The OP is asking for a game suggestion, of a very specific kind. And it has been closed as "too localized", ...
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Why was [game-recommendations] shortened to [game-rec]

Seems someone changed the [game-recommendations] tag to [game-rec] tag retroactively - i.e. not by manually going over each question. Why is that? I think [game-rec] is very bad, as it's not clear ...
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[game-recommendations] and single, correct answers

On my question asking about game recommendations, the user random asked how such a question can have a single, correct answer. It's a very good question, in my opinion, so I bring it here - ...