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At John The Green's suggestion, I'm going to try to reword what I'm asking (again) to make it clearer to people. However, I'm going to keep the original below in case I somehow manage to make it worse.
When people are looking for guidelines for how to address a question related to piracy, they usually turn to this question. The most popular answer to this question says that questions should only be marked as piracy-related questions if they are asking for help with pirating a game, or if the question is only useful for other piraters. If the question, on the other hand, is about a bug that applies to all users of the game, not just pirates, it should just be modified to remove references to pirating.
However, I am now suggesting that this policy towards questions opens up a new issue with comments/answers. This issue is: If question is asked by a pirater of a game about some bug they are experiencing, we don't know if the bug is related to the fact that they pirated the game. This has led to comments/answers that are only useful to those who have pirated the game, such as:
Have you considered that the torrent is incomplete? Also, there appears to be nothing wrong with the start screen... Not that I can see - Could you maybe put a red circle around where the visual defect is?
If we are to allow questions by piraters of a game to be answered on this site, we should at least ignore and remove the piracy aspect of the question, and treat it as if it were asked by legitimate owner of the game. If the issue the asker of the question is having really is related to the fact that they pirated the game, then eventually we will deem the issue unsolvable, and give up on the question. That is how it should be, because we should not be giving help that is solely useful to illegitimate users of the game.
The help page makes it clear that this site doesn't tolerate question about pirated games. I myself think this is great; I've always found it annoying when piraters raise the price of a game for the rest of us (sure, maybe companies can, as the argument goes, take the loss, but can your fellow gamers?). Anyways, what should be done about answer/comments helping questions involving piracy. In particular, this question which, while now closed, has now been re-asked in this question) brought this to my attention. I would like to note that the re-asked version of the question doesn't contain the problem I'm talking about, I'm including it because someone would invariable point out that it has been asked again, and then say that the question seems fine to them.
Edit: As I mentioned in a comment below, I think that I should add that by helping, I mean specifically addressing piracy in their answers and comments. As this question seemed to suggest, it's one thing if the question applies to, and thus helps, all users of the game, not just piraters. However, if the question is really centered around the piracy aspect of it, that's when the anti-piracy rule applies. It only makes sense that a similar logic be applied to comments/answers that discuss how to fix things that are only broken due to piracy.