TL;DR: Is it on-topic to ask questions like "if I do X action on Steam, does it change/affect Steam recommendations?"

I'm not very familiar with or active on this community. Is this an appropriate place to ask about actions that affect Steam recommendations?

I found some questions about Steam itself (eg. why game X crashes on Steam, what is Steam, etc.) but this is slightly different. I have two questions about how I can feed data into Steam recommendations to get better recommendations out.

Also, aside from whether this is on-topic, it's likely nobody will know the answer (outside of Steam developers). So, is it also practical to ask these types of questions here?

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    (Sidenote before someone potentially accidentally answers this incorrectly: this is NOT talking about recommendation requests, it's talking about the game recommendations feature of Steam.)
    – ave
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 21:04
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    Yes, it's on-topic. See Why are Steam questions on-topic?. Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 19:18

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Yes, in general Steam questions are on-topic, as long as they're actually about Steam (and not generic tech questions disguised as Steam questions).

The reasoning is that this is a community of gaming-experts, and those are questions a gaming-expert would be uniquely qualified to answer. They're also questions that might be generally useful to other gamers.

See Why are Steam questions on-topic? for more details

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