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Handling game recommendations - how can we solve these two problems of quality?

Yes, this is really long. But if you actually care about game recommendations and want to support making them on-topic (or at least want to understand some part of our opposition in clearer detail), ...
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Are there grounds for getting an extra custom reason close slot?

LessPop's close reason was rejected recently by Shog for being too generic and catch-all, but we can only do so much with our three given slots. Here's what we cover(ed) in our close reasons again: ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

Today, two questions were asked: What was the first console or handheld to have a user interface outside of games? What is the origin of the standard color coding scheme for item rarity? Very ...
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Should Software Video Game Input Questions Be On-Topic?

A recent question about "start9" in TwitchPlaysPokemon was closed for various reasons and has generated quite the discussion. I am not going to discuss (or even bring up after this sentence) whether ...
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Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the situation?

This is a bit of a take on the discussion largely brought up by this question of last Fall, but to take a different approach to it. One might also gander at this oldie. As an upfront note, any ...
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Closed 'mod recommendation' Skyrim question - Can this question be improved and then reopened?

This question has been recently closed by a moderator for being a mod recommendation question (which I reckon, as an extension of the 'game recommendations questions are not allowed' policy): How ...
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Why do we allow questions asking for guides?

There's question type which has bugged me for a while: "Can someone provide me with a Guide for game X"? They seem to clearly fall under "Shopping Advice and Recommendation", and ...
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What is it with the first custom off-topic close reason?

I still don't understand this close 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 ...
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Orthodox rule followers

I recently asked a question regarding gaming products and worded it in the way of it being a shopping recommendation. Ok I didn't know that was against the rules, but the question was clearly on topic,...
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What sort of requests for external resources does this site allow?

I was under the impression that as a rule, we don't allow questions asking for external, third party resources. However, as part of a minor debate that happened on this question, I realized that I ...
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Just to clarify: are game-recommendations off topic on Arqade?

I tried to make sense of it and failed. I have questions about kind of games I like and would like to know games depending on different factors at time. I am lost because the question asked and the ...
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List of ______ blogs?

Should this question have been closed? "List of _________ blogs" are valid community-wiki questions on every other stackexchange...
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Are questions asking for non-game recommendations off topic?

The specific question that brings up this issue is asking for a recommendation for a game-based website. From the answers it's gotten so far, it seems to have all the same issues as game ...
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Does our policy on recommendations extend to game mods?

This recent question (among others) is reminiscent of a game-rec question, in that it produces a list of subjective + localized answers. Similarly, these questions seem to be the "Is there a game ...

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