We have this question that was asked about dealing with a speech impediment that closed and has been since reopened. Should it be open? If so how is it on topic?
This question that was asked about dealing with a speech impediment
Whether or not the stutterer needs to work on his speech outside of gaming mostly irrelevant to the topic of communicating specific, relevant gameplay information, and it's that gameplay communication expertise I feel we can (and have) provided.
If you want to deconstruct the question to it's base parts, I suggest we boil it down to this quote:
How we can help him to convey information to us quickly?
Yes, this question is about communication. But hey, being able to communicate valid, useful information in a multiplayer gaming setting is actually pretty darn relevant to a lot of games (and reading between the lines, a lot of gamers). In fact, a lot of multiplayer gaming communities have their own shorthand callouts/lingo, nicknames for characters / team members / weapons / buildings, loadout/build order slang, areas/features on maps, and so on (there is a lot more under terminology).
Even if you take the current answer which focuses on CoD: Zombies and the various intricacies of that game mode: The answerer gives both game-specific expertise (advice on pre-planning, and various roles players can take, whether to follow vs lead) as well as generalised coop communication advice (keep communication to simple, short phrases and words).
Thus, I believe it's on-topic for us and should remain open, although it should probably be tagged specifically with the Call of Duty game OP & friend is playing.
I feel this question is off topic and should be closed and deleted. It is only tangentially related to gaming because of where they encountered the problem, however you could remove everything about gaming in the question and it wouldn't change the core of the question at all. Thus it is not a gaming question, but a communication problem and not on topic for Arqade.
1.) The question is on-topic because it asks about gameplay strategies and tactics.
As in, a strategy the asker can use to approach a gameplay challenge. If you remove the gameplay aspect from the problem then it stops being on-topic, but fortunately there haven't been any edits to remove the gameplay aspect. The question was never about overcoming stuttering in any situation other than gaming and the hypothetical question of whether this would be on-topic "if you remove everything about gaming in the question" shouldn't have any bearing on the question we're looking at.
2.) The problem fits perfectly in the tag used.
The Health tag is defined as: "Questions dealing with real-life health issues related to gaming, such as muscle strain or vision problems." I'm having difficulty thinking of a question using this tag that, "if you remove everything about gaming in the question", could still be on-topic. Looking at the top voted questions on the tag, I see problems based around computer screens, desk ergonomics, mouse control, button input methods, and sound design, but those provided interesting and useful gaming answers and their votes and age show they're clearly on topic and welcome.
3.) This isn't the same question if you remove the gaming concerns.
There are very few real-life examples I can think of where you need to deliver information as quickly, clearly, and succinctly as a multiplayer game. It's a skill, and based off of televised matches of professional gaming competitions it's a very specific skill that has no good comparison to communication outside of games and it's realistically only needed in a gaming environment. It's disingenuous to say that trying to solve this problem in gaming is related to solving it in any other situation unrelated to games.