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 ios games on topic?

I have a few questions about ios games. But, I have a feeling that they belong on Ask different. Do they belong here? ie: What is the final dragon to unlock on dragonvale?
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When is it appropriate to close a lore question as “not addressed directly through in-universe sources”?

This is the text for one of our off-topic close reasons. However, I feel we've got a pretty serious problem with this close reason. This is popularly interpreted as "If the game (or series) doesn't ...
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What should we do with foreign language posts?

So I'm going through the First Posts review and I find an answer that is in French. By the time that I see it, someone has edited in a Google Translate version of it. So now there's French and ...
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Where should I ask half-hardware-half-game-related questions?

If I had a question about hardware and a game itself (in particular, my hardware is malfunctioning and not all games/programs detect the hardware), should I be asking it here (at Arqade) or Super ...
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In what scenario is this Opinion-Based?

What format are most Hearthstone tournaments using? I edited my question to make it very clearly not opinion based and it went from being on-hold to closed. There is absolutely nothing opinion based ...
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Graphics card question- does it go here or in Superuser

I have a problem with my graphics card sometimes not working. It's not limited to a single game. Would that question belong in Arqade or Superuser?
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Where should I ask a question about character voice lines In different languages?

Looking to understand what Abel says during all his special moves in USF4, but I've searched online, and the only thing I can find are voice clips in japanese (but no subtitles) and english quotes. ...
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Is sourcing a quote within Arqade's area of expertise?

Yesterday, I asked a question pertaining to the origin of a quote from MGS2. The question can be found here (Edit: The question has been removed since it is off-topic). Now the reason it is ...
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Is “This question requires developer only knowledge” the same thing as developer intent?

The question I have in mind, in particular, is this one. There are arguments being made that this question is off topic because it requires developer insight in order to have a 100% authoritative ...
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Are ingame content identification questions allowed?

I know game identifications are off topic, but would I be allowed to ask for a certain content ingame? For example "Hows the level with the tall trees called in [game]?"
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Would a question asking what's the hardest game in a genre be on-topic?

So asking relative question about what's the hardest game and everything acceptable? I'm new here so feel free to edit my question if you want.
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What defines a “Lore Question”

A lot of the time, when someone asks about a storyline or for clarification on a plot point, like this one about Dark Souls 2 or this one about Infinity Blade, a lot of the time they immediately open ...
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Are questions about ToCs/EULAs allowed?

Are questions which ask if something is allowed by a game's legalese allowed? For example: "Is it legal to have multiple accounts in the game?"
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Am I allowed to ask questions about a game which is in closed beta? [duplicate]

I have a WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta key and I played the closed beta of BF: Hardline, so now I ask myself, if I ever have a problem during a closed beta, am I allowed to ask a question about it or ...
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Can I ask a game identification question based on music?

The game-identificationtag's wiki states: These questions are allowed only if you have an actual screenshot, video, etc. of the game you want to identify Am I allowed to ask such a question ...
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Is reference clarification on-topic?

Some games (and not only games) contain references to popular books, films etc without identifying what they're referring to, probably assuming that it's popular enough for the player to know. Would ...
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Is it proper to ask about cpu specs?

I want to post a question about if a laptop I have my eyes on is powerful enough for hardcore gaming. Basically, is it ok to ask questions about software in collaboration with games on the website?
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Minecraft tech support

Also tech support questions in general. I've been a member of this site for some time and these questions seem to be common and often completely useless. We've all seen them- usually along the lines ...
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How to handle modplatforms

D2Modd.in is a relatively new platform that enables you to play mods for DotA2. It is fairly popular with 200.000 Users that tried the platform. How should we handle questions about this platform? ...
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Almost every answer is going to be opinion based, How can you possibly distinguish?

My point is that almost every answer to a question is opinion based. it will be very rare to find a single answer to any question and it is always what the "answerer" thinks is best. Many other stack ...
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Questions about player behavior in Online Games

In Online games the behavior of other players is a really important thing. Especially when it comes to competitive games or MMOs. Basically every game you aren't just in a small group (Coop zombie ...
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Are questions about item viablility allowed?

I recently asked this question, it was "closed as primarily opinion-based". Why is it considered opinion-based? There are item stats and damage that the marksmen will be doing to be considered, and ...
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Should questions about system requirements be allowed?

Should we allow questions about system requirements for a game? They may be indirectly related to that game, but more asking what their computer needs to play it. I'm struggling to see how questions ...
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Is it appropriate to seek alpha/beta testers at the site?

My goal with my project is a space shooter inspired by games such as Tachyon: The Fringe, Battlezone 1-2, Freelancer, Homeworld, Elite and such space environments. I built a "pre-alpha" release. Now I ...
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This question body does not meet our quality standards"

I'm trying to write a simple question that I could not find a full answer to after searching. I wrote it to be short and straight to the point, about two lines long, and it has no problematic grammar. ...
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Website Questions and the FAQ

Well there's this thing about the website questions. As you may know I started a proposal about the Closing reason external resources and there I got redirected to the Discussion about whether or not ...
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Where do website questions fit in our scope?

There are a ton of websites out there... I mean a ton! Some of them relate to gaming, some of them do not. What is our policy on gaming websites? Do we consider them a valid topic of gaming ...
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Should questions only a few days from official release be closed for “unreleased content”?

I have asked a question about Watch Dogs today, although the official release date is in two days (27.05.2014). There are, at the moment, four closing votes. I already got the game because my ...
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Questions about LoL Replay and similar software [duplicate]

So I stumbled upon a problem with the software LoL-Recorder. While this is a third party software and has actually not too much to do with the actual gameplay of League of Legends I wanted to know ...
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Can you ask questions about ENB Series mods, or if they'll work on games?

As the title says, can you ask questions about ENB Series mods, or if they'll work on games?
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The community is closing “mod rec” questions?

We had a discussion not too long ago about questions that ask for mods as a solution to a problem: Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the ...
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Should lore questions as an entire category be banned?

There are some very vocal users who feel that lore questions should be banned. From what I've been able to find, they were just sort of allowed on Arqade in the first place, as I can't find any meta ...
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Is it ok to edit a question to the point that it is no longer the same question?

If you ask a question and the question is a bad one for whatever reason, and upon learning this edit it to the point that it's not even the same question anymore, is that ok? This question is what ...
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Are duplicate questions allowed to co-exist if none of them have any upvoted or accepted answers?

So duplicates are fine and dandy, provided neither has any up voted or accepted answers? For instance I came across... this question Which just seemed to be... this question But after trying to ...
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What are your thoughts on AR code requests?

I noticed that the action-replay tag was created recently having to do with what seems to be AR code requests. I know that we've always supported cheats or various console commands (aka skyrim) but ...
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How should we handle Windows 8 compatibility questions?

With Windows 8 coming out it is inevitable that we'll receive a flood of compatibility question for games released prior to Windows 8 being made available. How should we handle such questions?
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Why aren't build order questions directed to specific sites specializing in them?

I see "build order" questions frequently, particuarly for starcraft 2. While often the answers are good, these questions can easily be answered by a simple google search. Liquipedia has a far more ...
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Encyclopedic Questions: Should questions be used as a way to archive gaming knowledge?

Since StackExchange is about making information more available, is it acceptable to archive information on StackExchange? For example, I really like the SK Terran build order in Starcraft Brood ...
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Is this question about general internet security on topic?

Some people seem to think that since this question is about the security of Steam vs. non-gaming software, it's on topic. But the question is asking a general security question, as Arda Xi put in the ...
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Does our policy on recommendations extend to game mods?

This recent question (among others) is reminiscent of a game-rec question, in that it produces a list of subjective + localized answers. Similarly, these questions seem to be the "Is there a game ...
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What is the point of “help me remember this game” questions? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Identify this game questions are now prohibited on the site. For example, Help me identify these two old games from before I knew English well (with “screenshots”). ...
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Re-evaluating our site - what is the scope of an “acceptable” list, if it exists?

We have a lot of open discussions on the subject of list questions - at least five of them. One conclusion I can draw from analyzing them is that we don't have a conclusion. There seems to be a faint ...
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Closing the question as speculative

Could someone explain me how this question is speculative? My reasoning why it's not: I asked for facts, not assumptions. There is three concrete possible answers to question (no statement yet, ...
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Does making games within games belong here or on Gamedev?

With games like Little Big Planet, Garrys Mod, and now Project Spark I think we will start getting more questions making games using these games. I've never played little big planet so I don't know ...
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When does X come out on my system? [duplicate]

I noticed a question asking about when a Call of Duty: Ghost expansion was coming to PS4, which has since been deleted (@Frank found the question). I agree that these are not good questions, but the ...
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Questions about differences between the same game on different platforms

Are questions that concern the differences between the same game between different platforms permitted or encouraged? An example of this: How many official versions of flappy birds are there? ...
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Professional Gaming

Since this is a Q&A site that focuses on gaming I've always wondered whether or not questions about professional gaming are on topic. Now I'm not talking about the "Pro Gamers" with a high ranking ...
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Game X Online — Post Beta, Pre Release

Meet Game X. It's an online game. A rather popular online game, in fact. That doesn't really matter, though. Whenever the game has to be maintained, this happens: This is the natural course ...
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Is it on-topic to ask if [a specific game] “invented” [a specific feature]?

Would it be on-topic to ask if [a specific game] "invented" [a specific feature], i.e. if it really was the first (published) game to introduce such a feature? Expectable answers would be: Yes ([a ...
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Do we close plot-explanation questions if the answer is 'there is no explanation'?

Following a discussion playing out on this question, I am a little confused as to where the community consensus sits in regards to plot explanations or 'lore questions', and how this applies to ...