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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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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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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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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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Is asking about the plot of a game accepted here?

Sometimes we have questions about the story of a game when it's confusing for us to understand one point; and many other reasons. Can we ask these questions here?
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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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Difference between on-topic "questions about plot" vs off-topic "speculative questions about developer intent"

According to the on-topic help page "questions about plot" are on-topic and "speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative" are off-topic. Here is the ...
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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 ...
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Requesting the reopening of the Fallout lore question about the Boeing 737

This is about the closed question: “Could the Boeing 737 have plausibly existed in the "Fallout" timeline?” The stated reason for closure is that it pertains to “Game Design and Development,”...
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