Recently a question was closed because it asked which products met a certain criteria -- which is apparently strictly off-topic for Arqade. I don't give two hoots that the question was closed (it was already answered successfully for one thing), but I'd like to know more about the idea that any question that features a "criteria" is automatically put "on hold".
I'm talking specifically about this reason:
"Questions that ask which games or other products meet specific criteria are off topic. We primarily deal with questions about playing games, not about which games to play or historical trivia. We make an exception for identifying games based on an audiovisual artifact from the game in question."
Focussing on the first part of this paragraph, I think it means that all of the following questions are strictly off-topic for Arqade...
- What systems was this game released on?
- Is this controller compatible with Windows 8?
- Which AMD graphics card models are available in 4GB RAM flavours?
- What games make use of quad core CPUs?
Ignoring the fact that these are all intensely terrible questions; are they all automatically off-topic based on the fact that they compare a product against a criteria?
Thanks helping me understand better.