Super User doesn't like games - anything which remotely reeks of it is carted here without a second thought. And, apparently, they are now concerned that we might migrate stuff over there without trying to discern if it's appropriate for them.
When we made our original policy, which summarizes as "If it's console, it's us. If it's PC, then it's us only if it's Gaming-exclusive", this was mostly under the thought that we need to be on something of an exclusivity clause with Super User. That is, things either belong on one site or on the other, and that we shouldn't tread on each other's toes.
By that logic, this question is off-topic since it is about graphics cards. Likewise, pre-edit and if we consider how we judge on the nature of a question moreso than the motivation behind it, this question was also off-topic. And now I'm starting to question if we actually need to be this strict. Questions like these seem particularly useful to us.
What I'm shooting for here is to expand the scope of what computer elements we allow, if the community finds it acceptable. Basically, instead of wanting things to be exclusively gaming, can we accept things which are basically gaming related even if not completely? Can we redraw the line that divides acceptable hardware?
What I'd like to accomplish with this discussion is one of two things.
- Determine whether or not we agree that we can increase our leniency on what we can handle.
- In the case that we do decide to increase our leniency, construct guidelines on the general kinds of hardware we're allowing. Graphics cards, for example, seem pretty on-topic, but what else is? Or, more importantly, what components are simply too far removed from actual gaming to be allowed? The ideal list is one where it's very intuitive what does and does not belong so that new users won't need to reference a hidden list - we'd just keep the list as a guideline when something comes to dispute.