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The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general


Moderator Update: We're reviewing options for updating the off-topic reason in the help center to be more clear. A separate meta question has beenwas opened for this discussion, all interested community members should weigh in there: Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center. The off-topic reason was updated to be more clear in the help center.


If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general


Moderator Update: We're reviewing options for updating the off-topic reason in the help center to be more clear. A separate meta question has been opened for this discussion, all interested community members should weigh in there: Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center


If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general


Moderator Update: A separate meta question was opened for this discussion: Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center. The off-topic reason was updated to be more clear in the help center.


If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

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The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general


Moderator Update: We're reviewing options for updating the off-topic reason in the help center to be more clear. A separate meta question has been opened for this discussion, all interested community members should weigh in there: Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center


If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general

If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general


Moderator Update: We're reviewing options for updating the off-topic reason in the help center to be more clear. A separate meta question has been opened for this discussion, all interested community members should weigh in there: Update the off-topic reason for "Technical support for non-vanilla Minecraft" in the help-center


If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

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The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general

If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should just have one clear rulerules that accountsaccount for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general

If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should just have one clear rule that accounts for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

The off-topic reason for questions about tech support for modded versions of minecraft should be more clear, and more general

If a player encounters a bug and asks a question on how to work around it, is it about tech support, or about gameplay?

Is a modded version of the minecraft launcher considered to be a mod for minecraft, or the launcher?

If there is a problem, where someone can't delete a profile for a modded version of minecraft from the vanilla minecraft launcher (there are many who seem to have this problem with forge), is that a question about a mod, or the vanilla launcher?

also

I don't think that we should close questions because they ask about minecraft: we should close them because the type of question is off-topic. The main problem may be minecraft mod related questions, but we may have similar problems with different games.

What if tomorrow the game "mycraft" is released: it's similar to minecraft, but it would be a different game.
Should questions about that game be on-topic, even if they are identical to those for minecraft? Should we change the rules and introduce a new close reason, every time there is a new game with the same problem?

My suggestion

I think we should have clear rules that account for all games.
We could rephrase the close reason to something like "technical support for modded versions of games, when there is a stack trace, but no code".
If the stack trace is not provided, then the question is unclear.
If it is provided, but without the code, it would be off-topic.
If it is provided, including code, then it would likely be a question better suited for SO, or gamedev, which is also off-topic on arqade, but we would point in a direction, where the question might find an answer.

I think this would specifically target the type of questions that we try to target with the current rule.

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