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What should be done with questions asking for game recommendations?

What should be done with a game-rec question posted to the site? Please only give short and simple answers that the community can then enforce as a policy. This is not the place for discussion - other ...
Oak's user avatar
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Re-evaluating our site - what is the scope of an "acceptable" list, if it exists?

We have a lot of open discussions on the subject of list questions - at least five of them. One conclusion I can draw from analyzing them is that we don't have a conclusion. There seems to be a faint ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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14 votes
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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 ...
Sterno's user avatar
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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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Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the situation?

This is a bit of a take on the discussion largely brought up by this question of last Fall, but to take a different approach to it. One might also gander at this oldie. As an upfront note, any ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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Pooling our resources: Can a "general game list resources" question end this long-standing war?

This is something I've been dwelling on for two weeks. The migration of this question has inspired me to post this now. Game recommendations... it's been a trying subject but we've come to absolutely ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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Should we Link to Content or Contain content?

There have been a number of '[Game] [Craft/Class] Guide questions' today. While I think it'd be appropriate for those questions to be asked organically, I have an issue with the intentional 'seeding' ...
George Stocker's user avatar
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Is asking us to identify a genre on-topic?

We had a question posted recently: There are games of this kind? I voted to close this as a game-rec, but I'm not 100% sure that that's correct. I think the asker basically wants to know if a ...
DCShannon's user avatar
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High maintenance questions on dynamic games, and handling them properly

A concern was voiced about a recent question we got about all of the abilities in League of Legends. You could similar questions to this for games like Sora or Star Ocean 3 or numerous other games, ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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List of games with X in the main plot? (about X)

Is it valid to ask a small list of games with (for example) samurais ninjas dragons in the main plot? As a community wiki perhaps?
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About asking for "a game similar to X"?

My question on that kind of subject was closed. I wasn't exactly asking for a game recommendation, but rather for any games known to be similar to a particular one. I think that is a question that can ...
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Can I ask about tools related to games?

I've had a question on my mind for a while, but I've been reluctant to post as I didn't feel it would get a good reception. It revolves around tools, tips, techniques and apps for helping to find a ...
Neon1024's user avatar
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Etiquette of breaking up a multi-part question

The question, team strategies asks for SC2 strategies for 2X2, 3X3, and 4X4. Based on Manual's comment, Could you narrow your question a little? What exactly would you want to know? -- right ...
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