I know game identifications are off topic, but would I be allowed to ask for a certain content ingame? For example "Hows the level with the tall trees called in [game]?"

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Yes. This sort of question is perfectly cromulent.

In general, "What is the name of this thing I am clearly and specifically pointing to" is always fine. "What is this thing I am describing which I kind of sort of remember but have forgotten" is not.

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    Cromulent - Used in an ironical sense to mean legitimate, and therefore, in reality, spurious and not at all legitimate. Assumes common knowledge of the inherent Simpsons reference. - U.D.
    – fredley
    Aug 19, 2014 at 13:36
  • I take issue with that UD definition. Cromulent is widely used sans irony. Aug 19, 2014 at 13:38
  • For people who don't know what it means, that's the first Google result, hence the first (and probably only) definition they'll read.
    – fredley
    Aug 19, 2014 at 13:40
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    It's the second result for me. First is the more accurate Wikitionary. Aug 19, 2014 at 13:42
  • meta answers are always mysterious, in my case it would be your second example, but referring to in-game content, not a game itself. See: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/181523/… Aug 19, 2014 at 13:45

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