There are different opinions on how much seeding of questions is acceptable, and even what "seeding" actually is.
I don't think seeding is bad for this site under certain conditions. The online sources for new games are often very limited in the first few days or weeks. We're also a fundamentally question-limited site, we have far more users willling to answer questions than our actual question volume.
The goal should always be to solve an actual problem that the players of that game are likely to encounter. You should only post questions about issues you encountered yourself, and that seem like other users might encounter as well. You should not ask questions about issues that you never encountered yourself and that you only suspect to exist.
The answers should also not be trivially findable, but that aspect has quite a few exceptions. If there is a well-known and comprehensive Wiki about the game that fully answers your question, you shouldn't ask it here again. But if the only sources for the information are some forums posts or similar, or if the answers are just not very good or comprehensive, or if they are not easy to find, duplicating the issue here in a better format has some merit.
If the existing answers on the internet are lacking, and you found out more about the issue by playing yourself, posting a self-answered question with a superior answer is also a good idea.
I've encountered this issue myself when I received The Witcher 2 from the community game grant. I've copied my answer below as the situation back then was similar:
As I'm the user that posts the most excessive amount of questions
about the Witcher 2, I feel obliged to respond. As far as I know you
are correct and all the users you mentioned are part of the community
To clarify one point, all of my questions are real questions. Those
are all aspects of the game I was confused about in the beginning or I
just did not know. They are certainly seed questions in a way, because
I'm actively thinking about what would make a good question while
playing. This is an obvious and unavoidable effect of the sponsorship,
as we users who received the game feel obliged to provide content for
the site. But I don't think this is a bad thing.
I solved many of those questions myself after a while, but that
doesn't mean they are bad questions. Not everyone reads the whole
manual, all of the quest journal entries and makes dozens of attempts
at defeating a boss, trying out all kinds of tactics. If I would only
post questions here that I am incapable of answering there wouldn't be
many left. I tried to give other users a chance to answer my
questions, even if I solved them myself after posting, but I didn't
want to leave too many open question around. My copy of the game
arrived earlier than for the other participating users, so that may
have skewed the population of users capable of answering.
The fact that I had a certain question at some point, that I had to
spend some effort in solving it is often a good indicator that other
people playing the game have similar problems. Take a look at the
number of views many questions about the game get, most of the hits
are likely from Google. That is a pretty good indicator for the
interest people have in those questions, and I think you can conclude
that many people are searching for the terms that lead to those
I'm picking my questions about destroying Nekker Nests as an
example, as it got more than 10k views at this moment. The reason for
that is that to know the answer you would have to either buy an
in-game book and read it, or kill a lot of Nekkers and then read the
appropriate knowledge tab in your character screen to get the
information you need. This is something most gamers won't do, and this
specific game does not hold your hand at all, you're on your own
figuring that out. This question got more than 10k views in a few
days, I'd say there is a definite interest.
I'm a bit wondering too why so few other established users are
participating in the Q&A for that specific game. Maybe everyone
interested registered for the promition?
I do think we have a problem with the amount of questions asked here
in general, but just the other way around as you describe. I think
most users here are not asking enough questions. Especially the
experienced, high-reputation users. They are used to solving their own
problems, but if they were to ask their questions here, they would
likely ask higher quality questions than 1-rep users that just found
our site here.
In short, I think the flood of questions is exactly what we want to
achieve with this promotion. Compare us to any random, well-known game
forum, and the number of posts about this newly released game is
likely higher there than the still small number of questions asked
here. I don't think an additional questions hurts this site, as long
as it is a high quality one.
Is the community sponsorship program working a little too well?