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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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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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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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Is asking for official resources off-topic?

Example here. The question asks for official resources for guild recruitment. While I would agree that asking for places in general is off-topic I would allow this question to stay open. Official ...
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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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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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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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How and why are questions converted to community wiki?

Why is this question considered off-topic while this one is okay as a community wiki? What is the difference between them? Also, how are questions converted to community wiki?
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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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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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Are questions not about a particular game off-topic?

The FAQ endorses "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face", but prohibits "catalogues (listing games that fit specific criteria or are like an existing game)". In https:/...
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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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Why is this question about "recommendations of games"?

I've recently asked this question. Currently it has 4 close votes that say Questions that ask for recommendations of games, servers, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on ...
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Are questions asking if certain gaming focused shops accept a specific currency on-topic?

So a question asking where to buy an XBOX Live Gold subscription with Bitcoins was asked yesterday, which was close as off-topic (and rightly so, since that was "Where to buy"). However, it appears ...

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