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I wanted to know whether or not questions about the participation itself of a certain Alpha/Beta is on or off topic. Nowadays there are many games that let you participate in a Beta as a casual gamer but you usually have to fulfill some conditions.

So would questions like:

"How can I raise my chance of getting invited to the new WoW beta?"

or

"Where can I find a giveavay of Counter-Strike beta keys?"

be on or off topic?

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  • First one is running the line of developer required knowledge, which is off-topic, and the second is a time-limited recommendation question. – Frank Mar 18 '14 at 13:08
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There is a huge range of different questions available to ask about alpha/beta. I'm not entirely clear if knowing this would be "incidental knowledge" or "Expert knowledge".

In any case these questions will still need to comply to the other parts of the FAQ/Help Center.

I don't know anything about your first question, but that might be because I don't know anything about the game. This question has to be evaluated to be incidental of expert knowledge since I'm also not sure that knowing a lot about WoW will help you with knowing this.

Your second example question would be off-topic. Because it is basically a shopping request.It also has a problem of having a very time-limited scope, since no answer will ever stay correct for long. And neither of those are allowed. (I can't find the time-limited scope in the flag for closure reasons anymore though)

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    I assume you are talking about the "Too Localized" flag reason, which got dropped a while back. – Ash Mar 18 '14 at 16:40
  • Ah, yea, that'd be the one. – Arperum Mar 18 '14 at 17:35

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