For questions that relate to lore or the mechanics in an imaginary world what is described in both a game and in other material (e.g. books), is it better to ask the question here at gaming.stackexchange.com or at scifi.stackexchange.com?

Example Question: Within the Warcraft universe, what precisely is the state of being undead? How is it different to being alive? (The Warcraft universe is described in the World of Warcraft game, the Warcraft series of games, but also in books and comics.)

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    Sites can overlap. It's okay.
    – badp
    Apr 21, 2012 at 15:35
  • by extension, would posting the same question on two sites be acceptable?
    – chobok
    Apr 21, 2012 at 23:13
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    @chobok Please don't cross-post questions. While there's some overlap in topical scope, SciFi.SE and Gaming.SE are two completely different sites with different audiences: ask the site you think has the experts needed to answer the question and tailor it specifically for that site. For example, asking about out-of-game lore is, as badp mentioned, off-topic here: if you're interested in that as your example question suggests, you want to ask on SciFi.
    – user3389
    Apr 22, 2012 at 0:19

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Just because a question is on-topic for Scifi it doesn't mean it's off-topic for Gaming, or viceversa.

You can see our policy about lore here, just be aware the question has to be about an actual videogame. Questions about a Starcraft book would be off-topic here, but a lore question about Starcraft that finds an answer in a Starcraft book would be fine.

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    I agree, although if you're looking for a specific in-game reason (or mechanic) you're probably better off asking here as SciFi.SE will likely delve into speculation and general lore about undead. Of course, if you want that level of speculation, you're much better off on SciFi.
    – user3389
    Apr 21, 2012 at 15:47

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