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What should we do about questions that are “Why is this standard practice in the industry?”

Spawning from dispute over this question about sensitivity settings in console FPS games, what should we do about questions in the category "Why is this standard practice in the industry?"
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On questions of developer intent and the routing around thereof

I've been mulling this over for a bit, trying to attach the various bits and pieces. One of our blanket bans is that we don't allow questions asking about why game mechanics or other bits were ...
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What questions should be in our meta FAQ?

The tag faq is useful on many sites on this network for creating a list of questions that many users need to know but could never fit in the site FAQ. Arqade is not using that tag to its fullest ...
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Why did people vote to close this question about Harbinger in ME3?

Why does Harbinger have only 4 claws? This question was closed, and I honestly don't know why. In reading the question, I am confused as to how people thought it was not constructive. I've voted to ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

I noticed this question, which I personally had thought was a reasonable one, has been closed: Why does the scythe have a cooldown bar? Does it have a hidden ability? The close reason given is: ...
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Is this question about the history of cinema and game-console design decisions on topic?

I hate to be the one always making meta questions arguing that things are off topic, but this case is particularly bad. As usual, it has nothing to do with gaming and everything to do with something ...
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Easter eggs are evil

At least, the tag easter-egg is evil and should be murdered forthwith. Its definition is ambiguous and it doesn't add any value to the questions it's on. A good portion of them are closed as off-topic ...
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Why was my question closed as not constructive?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/49743/why-did-the-developers-choose-koreans I asked Why did they? and got a very exacting answer... and THEN it was closed. Please explain this to me. I ...
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Should questions about vague references or minor easter eggs be allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could someone explain this joke to me? This question is asking about a very small easter egg inside an easter egg level in Diablo 3. This is most likely something that may be ...
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What should the role of patch changes be?

We've talked about the effect of patches on old questions/answers a couple times before. However, after recent discussion I am more concerned with questions about the effect of the patch itself. I can ...