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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 ...
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Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

On meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community ...
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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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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What should be done with questions asking for game identification? [duplicate]

UPDATE: Identify this game (ITG) questions based on the asker's memory are now off topic on the site. The community reached this decision with 34 vs 27 votes New ITG questions will be closed ...
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When is it appropriate to close a lore question as "not addressed directly through in-universe sources"?

This is the text for one of our off-topic close reasons. However, I feel we've got a pretty serious problem with this close reason. This is popularly interpreted as "If the game (or series) doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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what is considered "future" here?

I've asked question related to Battlefield 4, which indeed is a future release. However, the question wasn't about the game itself, but about videos and information already released at E3. Why is ...
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Where does this question fail?

Where does Breath of the Wild take place in the Zelda Timeline I really don't get where this question fails, but I'm taking in downvotes since I posted it. I posted it before release, and then I ...
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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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