Crashes etc. of modded Minecraft are off-topic here. But what is the appropriate flag?

  • The content is not unreleased or illegal.
  • It's not about game design/development.
  • It's not asking to identify or recommend a game.
  • It has to do with gaming.
  • It doesn't belong on a different SE site.
  • If you can't yet Vote to Close: Flag -> Should be closed -> Off Topic -> Custom Reason for "Modded Minecraft Tech Support"
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 5, 2018 at 21:54
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    @Robotnik I'm pretty sure that doesn't appear for those who can't actually close. Best they can do is a blantantly off-topic flag.
    – Frank
    Jan 5, 2018 at 23:50
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    @Frank - ah, fair enough. I hardly ever visit the flag option these days. 'Blatantly off topic' would also work.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 5, 2018 at 23:54

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I think most people vote to close the question as either unclear what you're asking or too broad. Both of these reasons fit well enough, since without a list of mods the question is obviously unclear (since we don't have enough info to accurately assess the situation to begin with), or if they do have a list, it's still too broad because any of those mods could be causing the issue.

  • I think it's worth pointing out the list of error codes for Minecraft question we have. Although its for vanilla Minecraft, we get a lot of crash questions for the vanilla game as well that include an error code of some sort. A lot of the time, we can close them as a duplicate of the error code question.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Jan 11, 2018 at 16:48
  • A question was asked today about Forge: Whenever the person wants to start the installer, it opens as archive instead. That is a technical issue with modded Minecraft, but it isn't broad or unclear, so I didn't flag it. Was that correct? Technically it would have been better on SuperUser ("how to execute .jar"), but not really accepted for migration, because it's low quality. Jan 17, 2018 at 9:45

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