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Sorry for the originally poorly-worded question. I tried to improve it.


I asked my first question the other day on Gaming.SE regarding system requirements for a Minecraft Server. I conveniently found two tags: and . This, I thought, gave me strong assurance that my question was appropriate for the forum.

And lo' and behold 2 days later, it's been deemed off topic.

So my question: Is it possible for a question to perfectly fit established tags and still be off topic?

And my second question: since this could apply to ANY SE site, is my meta question also off-topic? :)

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    The existence of a tag in no way deems everything related to that tag on topic. – Invader Skoodge Aug 23 '13 at 3:26
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Is it possible for a question to perfectly fit established tags and still be off topic?

Yes they can. Consider "What are the system requirements to run Photoshop?". This may suit the tag, but Photoshop is off-topic on Arqade as it is not a video game or video-game-related software.

Questions can be closed no matter how well tagged they are, sorry. :-).

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