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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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List of games (or a game) that fit specific criteria

One of the prohibited type of questions in Arqade (gaming.stackechange) is: Catalogues (listing games that fit specific criteria or are like an existing game) So where can we ask these type ...
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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 ...
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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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Do we allow World of Warcraft lore questions?

I was wondering about the little domed model in the following screenshot—where is this and how can I get there—where might I ask such a question? I don't think this discussion applies to ...
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Should Software Video Game Input Questions Be On-Topic?

A recent question about "start9" in TwitchPlaysPokemon was closed for various reasons and has generated quite the discussion. I am not going to discuss (or even bring up after this sentence) whether ...
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Should we generalize this old build order question?

Today I came across this question: In Age of Empires 3, what is a good build order for the British? While this topic has been discussed before with a seeming end result of "don't touch them", ...
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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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Can we rephrase this question to make it fit?

So this question got asked earlier by a new user: How do I see my inputs? It got put on hold because it seemed to be more about development tools than gaming. However in the comments, the user ...
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How / can we ask about preparation for an expansion or new patch?

This concerns this question, but I think we can have a discussion more abstractly. What are the restrictions on asking about preparation for future content? In this case, there are a limited number ...
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Should a question be understandable even by people that don't play the game?

I'm referring specifically to this question: for an Ingress player it's clear what it's being asked, and I've edited it to refer to the "passcodes" game-specific term, instead of the generic "codes". ...
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How to deal with “How should one counter X ?” questions in MOBA?

I've encountered several times now questions about DotA 2 which can be formulated as follow : "In this particulare scenario, How do I counter this character ?" or "How to counter this character ?". ...
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Would a question about ease of learning certain classes in TF2 be too opinion-based?

I'm currently thinking about asking a question about which class in TF2 is easiest to learn for new players, because I think it would be a useful piece of information both for new players and for ...
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Should this be flagged or just down voted?

I answered (and edited) this question, but I'm not sure if it really should stand as a question: Is there a new Imperial Stockmarket splash screen? Should we allow a "Can you confirm that this is a ...
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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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What defines a question as being too broad when asking about easter eggs?

I had asked this question here about easter eggs in Minecraft but it was closed for being too broad. Now this question wasn't closed and yet it still asks about easter eggs, just for a different game. ...
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One's a question about cars only, and the other's a question about all vehicles (SR4) - should the latter be closed as a duplicate of the former?

I'm talking about this question of mine for SR4: "What are the fastest vehicles, and where or how can I get them?" - which was closed* as a duplicate of: "What is the fastest car in Saints Row 4, and ...
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Would this question be enough to meet the criteria of game-identification?

I have been looking for a game for a few years now. I know that it's Mega-Man, and I know the platform it was on, but all of my Mega-Man fan friends tell me that they don't know which game it is. I ...
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Duplicating information found elsewhere for newly released games

I recently purchased the early access game, Starbound. From listening to some of the Stack Exchange podcast, I am under the impression that we generally don't want to duplicate information that is ...