Questions about the acceptability of questions. This tag denotes discussions about what is acceptable to post on the site, and for what reasons in either direction.

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Are “what was the first…” questions on topic?

In another question, someone pointed out that the "first game of X" class of questions, and those that are similar, have certain faults and should get some additional analysis. What should be done ...
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How should we handle “why doesn't this game run” questions, when the askers posted specifications do not meet the minimum system requirements?

When I run into a computer based "why doesn't this game run properly" question, I immediately check the users reported system requirements against the minimum system requirements reported by the ...
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Are “What characters work well with this character?” acceptable?

A question I ask earlier today was put on hold, and will later be closed, for being primarily opinion-based (and probably too broad, upon reflection). One way that was suggested of narrowing it, while ...
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Should we allow questions about a unique item's price?

Question: I need help for the pricing for this knife Should we allow questions like this? They only help the asker, the answer only applies to the particular pictured item and there can be many ...
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People who comment or action questions when they don't play the games themselves

A user made a comment on an Overwatch question, a game he clearly doesn't play: Also, this information is freely available, in game, where the player can freely view all hero audios. A clear ...
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Should I delete Questions?

If I'm on Arqade and one of my questions gets closed because it's off topic or it's marked as a duplicate, am I supposed to delete it or do I just leave it? Or, do I leave a comment or something? I ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

I noticed this behavior from a specific person already multiple times. While I fully understand that it is a good thing to provide interesting questions even if you know the answer, I feel kind of ...
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What would be the best fitting site for Warcraft movie lore questions?

I'm going to watch the film and - as someone that doesn't know much about Warcraft's lore - there will be some questions that will arise from it. However I'm not sure where to ask them. While I assume ...
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What should Minecraft mods be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods(which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" list. Am I ...
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Do we want to support “Is there a term for x” questions?

We have a terminology tag, which makes sense. Sometimes, you run into a term in a game (or game related meta - I'm thinking of you, MOBAs, where I feel like I have to learn a whole new language...) ...
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Would questions about a piece of gaming-related software be classified as 'off topic'?

Say person A has a question. He has a piece of software, related to gaming, that is not functioning as expected. Is he able to ask for help on this problem?
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Are guide questions off topic?

I'm really confused. Strix says that this site is not for guides. Yet we have plenty of questions with guides covering strategies from Mobas, FPSs, RTSs, single player games, RPGs, etc. Are these ...
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What is wrong with my question?

I am trying to write this question on arqade but i am repeatedly getting the error- This question does not meet our quality standards. The question is:- Today while playing clash royale, i opened a ...
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On Trivia, Answerability, Character Identification and Fun

tl;dr at bottom This is Gaming, we don't take kindly to fun around here. - a Cat, May 11, 2012 I found the quote*, for those who saw my comment on this question. When I first saw it, I thought ...
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Minecraft server crashing questions [duplicate]

Shouldn't questions about minecraft servers crashing be flagged. They pop up all over the recent questions and usually never have an answer. They are too broad and there are countless different ...
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Why is “what is an RPG” opinion based?

We just had a question up about what made a game an RPG. The question was downvoted, and quickly deleted. The question was also flagged and backed as opinion based. Which makes me wonder why this ...
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Ok to ask for alpha and beta testers?

Omnichess is an application I am planning on developing until release. I'd like to find volunteer alpha and beta testers for it, and was wondering if it was appropriate to ask for them on the arqade ...
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Are “Pronunciation” questions on-topic? [duplicate]

There are other questions about this topic, particularly this one, but they seem to be about a particular subject. IMO, the answers also appear to be a bit opinionated or subjective, so I'm just ...
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Are questions where the answer is “Contact support” off topic?

Questions about account support such as this one crop up occasionally. These questions are almost always closed as off-topic, with a recommendation to contact support instead. Another example that's ...
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Are questions about mods on topic?

Are questions about mods to game on topic? For example "How can I play as infernal in Fall From Heaven II" for Civ IV. Related: What's the stance on mods to PC games?
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Why can't we ask a question about the etymology of a concept linked to the gaming industry?

Today, I opened this question: What is the etymology of the term "Console Wars"? where I asked where the "Console War" concept was coming from. I was asking if it was first mentioned in a magazine ...
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Are obvious questions, or questions that are extremely easy, but have no concrete evidence on-topic?

I recently came across and answered Who are the Trainers. It currently has a -3 vote as of this posting, and GarrettJ has posted a comment: Probably because the answer is obvious. Like all games, ...
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Asking about map editors, where to ask? [duplicate]

"Arqade" is a site where you ask for games, dudes and etc. My question is about where I have to post a question related with game editors like "Badland's level creator (android)" or "Hammer world ...
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Are questions about terminology not limited to games on topic?

There is quite some comment traffic on this question concerning the on-topic-ness of the question. It is currently on hold with one vote to reopen, and I'm personally inclined to vote to reopen, but ...
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Should we migrate this to English SE?

Someone recently asked a question about the difference between two English words: What's the difference between “Bug” and “Glitch”? Although these terms are sometimes used in gaming, it really seems ...
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Where should we direct users asking questions on technical support for modded games?

I was recently informed that questions involving Minecraft mods are off-topic. As a new user to Arqade who is attempting to help out the community, where should I direct users asking questions on this ...
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Are questions about software for gaming hardware on-topic?

I have a Razer gaming keyboard, which comes with a software/driver package called Razer Synapse. This software is required to change many of the settings associated with the keyboard, such as ...
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Close Reason: Can my computer run X

I really feel like the "Can I run gametitle on my machine" questions are popping up a bit too often and from what i've seen so far there is no easy accessible information about this topic except for ...
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Where would I ask about designing games indie-style

From something like a 2D android app similar to chess with different mechanics though, to other styles of gaming like a shooter. Where would I ask about what and how I could acquire a program like ...
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Blade and Soul gold?

This question (new user) asks for the best place to buy gold for Blade & Soul. In a couple of minutes, an answer has come for a specific site (also new user, different one). It smells like spam to ...
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Are questions about Skyrim's creation kit allowed here/on-topic?

I have not seen any questions about the creation kit and this makes me wonder if these types of questions are allowed here? The creation kit is technically a separate program but it is used ...
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I asked a question that they didn't know how to answer, so they flagged it?

How do I deal with a situation where I am /trying/ to ask a question, but everyone is telling me I'm not? I mean, clearly, I am asking a question. I can see the question, I can see how it is ...
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What's wrong with asking about using handheld units as TV console controllers?

Here's my complaint: I recently asked a question about using the Nintendo DS as a controller for the Wii, something which I thought would bring a detailed answer about if this is possible, and if not ...
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Questions about eSport competition prizes [duplicate]

A user recently asked a question about gaming competition prizes. The question strikes me as off-topic, since it's not actually related to the game itself. The only other meta question I could find ...
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Security Update Breaks Old Games

There was recently a security update by Microsoft implemented for Windows 7, 8 and 10 that completely destroys native compatibility with a very large handful of old games, namely anything with ...
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What should we do with two similar styles of “history” question?

We currently have two very similar types of questions that are handled very differently according to past consensus and precedent: Questions asking about the origin of a particular feature, differing ...
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How to ask about the history of keyboard trends in gaming? [duplicate]

I asked a question about the history of the use of F5 for saving in games. It was closed for the reason of "Questions asking for help identifying a game, whether based on a description, or feature ...
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What do we do with questions that ask you to describe a game?

Recently, there was a question asking what Starbound is and what platforms it is available for. I'll paste it below since it is currently closed and might end up deleted, and since the original user ...
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What exactly is technical support?

Earlier this year, we decided that modded Minecraft crashes, specifically, should be off-topic, which is a decision that I, personally, have had concerns about, fearing that a rule about a particular ...
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issue regarding “Unrelease game” in public beta versus legal implications

A meta post I seen a while ago argued that a question should not be closed in regards to asking about a game that has not been released, if the game in question is accessible. This mostly concerned ...
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Is there a difference between hacking and edging your chances?

If a user asks us about a way to better his/her abilities in a game do we flag it or answer it. For example: If the user wanted a way to increase their FOV in a game which would increase their ...
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Is font identification really a gaming skill?

We've gotten another question asking us to identify a font from a game. We have a few of these, so I think it's time to at least discuss this subset. For the moment, we seem to be using our game ...
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Just to clarify: are game-recommendations off topic on Arqade?

I tried to make sense of it and failed. I have questions about kind of games I like and would like to know games depending on different factors at time. I am lost because the question asked and the ...
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Multiple questions within one question [duplicate]

I'm specifically referring to this question: VAC Banned in CS:GO but not VAC Banned in Steam Profile or any other game? Now this question seems to be asking more than one question with a volume of ...
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Can I ask a question whose answer changes regularly?

The question I want to ask is How many 2* champions are there on Marvel Contest of the Champions? This questions has an answer today, but if the developers add a new character next week the answer ...
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Is asking about the reasons behind game mechanics off-topic?

Resulting question on Game Development. I've recently been pondering a question of the reason behind a certain game mechanic used in many games. I was going to ask it on Arqade as the Ask > On-Topic ...
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help me get my game account back plz i nee- NO, NO, NO

I think we've all seen these sorts of questions before. You know the ones, you have new users coming in to the site asking away... ...and they're asking us to help get their account back on Clash of ...
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Is asking about the existence of a soundtrack considered a “game rec”?

My question, Was a soundtrack sold for the Tangled video game? First off, I knew it was a gamble asking since it's mildly peripheral to the video game itself, and it came close to asking for shopping ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

I'm tired of seeing terrible Minecraft crash log questions. I'm tired of closing them. I'm tired of posting comments asking for a shred of useful material. Tired of seeing the same errors repeatedly. ...
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Why is the Question about a range of possibilities too broad?

I just came online a few min ago and the first thing I found was this question on hold because it's too broad and I can't figure out the reason for that. I don't play TF2 however the question is ...