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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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Can I make questions about lore in Arqade?

I made two questions a couple hours ago and was downvoted by some users (even if one of them received enough upvotes to return to 0). When I asked why some people said that lore questions (about games,...
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Should a question be modified to include multiple subjects?

Recently, I asked a question about the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is part of a series of video games called Counter-Strike. Another user pointed out that there was a similar ...
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Should lore questions as an entire category be banned?

There are some very vocal users who feel that lore questions should be banned. From what I've been able to find, they were just sort of allowed on Arqade in the first place, as I can't find any meta ...
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“practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face”

The FAQ says: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. It could be me, but lately there seem to be more people quoting this phrase to gain close-...
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Do we close plot-explanation questions if the answer is 'there is no explanation'?

Following a discussion playing out on this question, I am a little confused as to where the community consensus sits in regards to plot explanations or 'lore questions', and how this applies to ...
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Are trivial questions allowed on the site?

Are straight up trivial questions considered unwelcome? An example would be: Who is the voice actor of X in game X? What is the song called in game X?
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Game canon questions which extend beyond the context of the story and its material

This is a Meta discussion being opened for the following question, as it does classify a general sort of question. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/23041/why-didnt-aperture-science-invent-...
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Could we add explicit language in the FAQ section to allow questions relating to lore?

In response to this discussion I've decided to open a new topic. I previously opened my own question here on Arqade Meta asking whether lore questions were considered on topic, and while I got my ...
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On Trivia, Answerability, Character Identification and Fun

tl;dr at bottom This is Gaming, we don't take kindly to fun around here. - a Cat, May 11, 2012 I found the quote*, for those who saw my comment on this question. When I first saw it, I thought ...
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Are questions about a game universe's lore on topic on the gaming stack exchange? [duplicate]

I've asked a couple questions so far about lore or backstories, and have received mixed feedback. I have read the FAQ and I would think it sort of fits in with "Plot and characters in games", but it's ...