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Off-Topic flag options are incomplete [duplicate]

I cannot flag questions as off topic if they do not relate to: Piracy Game development Speculations about games Game recommendations I am pretty much in the dark on how to flag a question like "how ...
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When does a question "support piracy and pirated games"?

There's been a lot of talk recently about what it means to support piracy and pirated games. A very recent example is this question, in which a user asks a question that turns out to be a valid ...
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When is a game publicly available?

I have posted this question and it seems that a bunch of guys in the chat have decided that a game has to be publicly available to be able to ask questions about it. Considering this is what the ...
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"Here is a thing. Look at the thing. Do you see the thing? I would like to know what this Thing is Called." A plea for sanity

identify-this-game was a Bad Tag. It was applied to Bad Questions. It is gone forever, and I could not be happier. But it appears, that we have been throwing some babies out with our admittedly ...
LessPop_MoreFizz's user avatar
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Are questions about hardware design decisions classified as "developer intent" questions?

Specifically, this question about why the original Game Boy had a four-color palette. It's been asked, closed, reopened, unilaterally closed, and now has three additional re-open votes. There's been ...
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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 ...
Sterno's user avatar
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The community is closing "mod rec" questions?

We had a discussion not too long ago about questions that ask for mods as a solution to a problem: Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the ...
agent86's user avatar
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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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Which is the right StackExchange site for SteamOS question?

Today, 13 December 2013, SteamOS should be publicly available. I am wondering which is the right StackExchange site to ask question about SteamOS. Arqade contains a lot of Steam questions, because ...
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So, what actually is a game-rec?

The problem with all encompassing policies is that people tend to use those instead of using the brain and determining whether a question possesses or not the bad qualities that make game-rec's toxic ...
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How do we feel towards specific questions about the history of a certain game mechanic?

Could not find this on here, sorry if it is. As a specific example, this question about the earliest game with a major escort component. OP even doubts if it fits here, however, the question seems to ...
Zsub's user avatar
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When is non-game-specific still on-topic?

The FAQ states: If your question generally covers things such as…Game-specific hardware and utilities…then you are in the right place to ask your question!" But it does not clearly define non-game-...
skovacs1's user avatar
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What is an audiovisual artifact?

There's been a debate going on over whether or not this question should be closed: The controversy is ...
Wipqozn's user avatar
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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 ...
3ventic's user avatar
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Is this question off topic because of the release date?

So I recently asked a question about the new Diablo expansion. I know that the content isn't playable yet, but it's already in the game (files). I personally got a flail which is one of these items (...
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