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Questions tagged [allowed-questions]

Questions about the acceptability of questions. This tag denotes discussions about what is acceptable to post on the site, and for what reasons in either direction.

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User asks an identification question with a game artifact, has it closed, gets answer after closing, and wants to fix the question

We're running across an increasingly common occurrence in which a user asks an identification question with an artifact that people are concerned isn't from a game, the question is closed in very ...
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Is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch a game?

Wikipedia calls Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) an "interactive movie," a term which it defines as [...] a video game that presents its gameplay in a cinematic, scripted manner, often through the ...
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As of 2019 am I allowed to ask about speculative lore on Arqade?

I've recently become very interested in the Bloodsouls lore and this got me to thinking: Can I ask about questions about speculative lore on Arqade? I've read through questions already asked on the ...
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How to ask / to find out about games on specific topic

For example, I would like to find a review of games dedicated to money and sales close to real world. It does not have to be a real world stock exchange simulation but I am looking for something ...
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Are questions about leagues on-topic?

After asking What does map ban mean in StarCraft 1 leagues?, I visit What topics can I ask about here? and realize that this type of question isn't specifically addressed. So are we for or against it? ...
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May I ask game identifcation questions on meta?

I know that I can't ask on the main site, as per the tag definition of game-identification. If I can remember some description of a game, may I ask it here? If not, does anyone know a non S.E site ...
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Is this a videogame question only website? [duplicate]

If there is a website with questions that aren't videogames can you tell me what they are?
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This Castlevania question shouldn't have been closed as game identification

I answered a question recently: Alucard Visual Effect - Original Appearance?. It's a game ID question, so we had to go through the usual rigamarole of certain users not counting high-budget studio ...
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Is 'unimplemented' synonymous with 'unreleased'?

While going through the review queue, I came across this question that asks about voicelines in the game files, but are unused in the game. There are tons of games that have unused or unimplemented ...
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Asking about team recommendations

In summoners-war it is often the case that you need a specific team composition in order to tackle a dungeon. Let's say you have 20 high-level monsters in your list and want to ask about which of ...
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Is hardware maintenance on-topic?

Suppose I have some game hardware that's damaged. Would it be on-topic to solicit suggestions for fixes, warranty policies, or preventative measures?
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?

I've been wondering if it is ok to post game suggestions for specific genre ? Basically, I want to ask what kind of games I could play with a friend. But I'm unsure if that's really a question to be ...
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Can we ask questions based on ROM hacks or randomizers?

This question is the one is question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed. This is not an officially released game, but instead it's a modified version of an official game. My question also extends to ...
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Can we ask questions about internet browser games?

I noticed that people only talk about big games; Games that require you to download, or are really popular. Per example, take an (.io) game like slither.io. No one talks or posts about it. Can we ask ...
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Do questions about the functions of a game system itself fit here or in the SuperUser stack exchange?

I posted a question about how the 360 and X-box Live manage installations which involve DLC, how to successfully ensure they are installed to external media with all content so they are playable, etc. ...
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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Prompted by discussion in chat about flags on How can I change the "Frequently Used" emoji in Discord? for migration to webapps being declined because "discord is a game-specific utility". ...
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What is the problem with my question about sand generators in Minecraft 1.7.10?

I have asked a question about sand generators recently, asking for a design of a sand duplicator that still works in 1.7.10. However, I got a rather negative reaction, and I think that it is going ...
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Is asking for official resources off-topic?

Example here. The question asks for official resources for guild recruitment. While I would agree that asking for places in general is off-topic I would allow this question to stay open. Official ...
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Questions asking for a list of items are often outdated by game updates

There is one particular set of questions, often starting with words such as "What are all of the..." or "Where are all of the...", for which the Q&A format suffers slightly in the modern, ...
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Is it possible to add another Off-Topic close reason?

The current OT close reasons show several options, but one key reason is missing: blatantly Off-Topic. I have tried to fetch some numbers from Data, but I can only access comments that are not ...
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Are questions asking about game files on topic?

Are questions like these, What does each option in game.cfg mean? Where and in what format are the in-game assets, sounds, models, etc. stored? Asking about the games files and such on topic? ...
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Is my question about the purpose of a screen element off-topic?

Yesterday I asked this question: Why is there a hash/checksum in the top left corner in fortnite? I just noticed that some people have tried to close it for the reason: Questions about Game Design ...
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Can I ask about Lumber Tycoon 2 on Arqade?

Sorry but I don't have enough reputation to ask this question on meta so I an asking it over here. The question is: Is Lumber Tycoon 2 a suitable game for this site? It's a multiplayer game based on ...
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Flag reason for closing as offtopic because of modded Minecraft tech support

Crashes etc. of modded Minecraft are off-topic here. But what is the appropriate flag? The content is not unreleased or illegal. It's not about game design/development. It's not asking to identify or ...
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Why is my question not considered to be about Gameplay strategies and tactics?

Why is my question here not considered to be about Gameplay strategies and tactics or any kind that is on topic for that matter?
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Should 'Account recovery' be marked as off topic? [duplicate]

How to recover clash of clans account that was not on Google+ This question seems to be asked often... I f-ed up and cant acces my account for x game, how can I recover it. That question usually ...
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How do we deal with new questions about game versions that are no longer available legally?

...like this one? As it seems it is not clear how to deal with questions when the game version is outdated and the question is new. In terms of WoW I strongly advise to close questions like that as ...
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About possible configuration questions

I asked the following question about just dance 2014 controller configuration. However, I was met with pretty hostile downvotes, where when I clarified if it was valid, was just met with more ...
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Are math questions on topic?

Puzzle solving is a common element of video games, and the Help Center states that "Puzzle solving or obstacle clearing" is on topic. Are math problems included in the definition of puzzles? Math is ...
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Are questions about modern arcade games on-topic?

I have a question about the 2014 arcade game Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. Specifically, I want to ask how to select the alternate color palettes for characters like Mario, Bowser, and Don-chan. This ...
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Gaming 'Puzzle' Questions

Recently (and in the past), there have been questions about gaming related puzzles. Things such as the following (I don't think this is an exhaustive list): What's the name of these games? Which ...
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Why was this COD WWII question deleted? [duplicate]

I understand why this question (about a soon-to-be-released but not-yet-released game) was closed (although I think it was a bit inconsistent, since there are several other questions about the game ...
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Are MMORPG quest questions on topic?

I have finished a quest in an MMOPRG, but don't know which NPC to speak to to get the reward. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. This is blocking me in a quest line. Is it on topic ...
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Are questions about Trial and Beta on-topic? [duplicate]

Obviously unreleased games are off-topic, because there's no way to know what the answer will be until the game is released. This can include trial and beta, because while I can play the game now, the ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it requesting the identity of the game that first used ...
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Would questions relating to things that I found in game files be allowed?

I was going through a game's files and I found some files I wish to learn about. They are songs that I have not seen in game yet, and I was unable to find anything about them when I did some quick ...
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Are questions about jumping in a savefile and modifying it off topic?

How are ascendants (ancestors) ordered in Fallout Shelter save files? This question is currently flagged as off-topic, but i'm not sure it's written that questions about modifying a savefile are ...
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Would a question asking about how Steam's 'recommendations' feature works on-topic?

TL;DR: Is it on-topic to ask questions like "if I do X action on Steam, does it change/affect Steam recommendations?" I'm not very familiar with or active on this community. Is this an appropriate ...
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“Do I need to play the previous entries in a series” questions should be closed as primarily opinion-based

In my opinion these questions are almost universally subjective and don't bring much value to the site. It is very difficult to answer whether and which of the predecessors are mandatory to ...
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Is questioning how a soon-to-be-added feature is going to work Developer Intent?

So I just asked a question about the effects a new mechanic will have on gameplay. The update has been announced and released on public beta, but not implemented into the game itself. I quickly ...
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Question closed as Game-Rec (and now has a delete vote)

My question Updated guide for skill leveling order? gathered a few close votes soon after posting. I was asking for a similar quick reference/ cheat sheet to the outdated one shown there. When I ...
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A case for Easy Questions

I'd like to make a case for Easy Questions. I sometimes ask something, and get a flurry of downvotes and get told to just Google it. I find it a little bit dumb. I mean, isn't pretty much any ...
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Are questions asking about a feature of controller emulators on-topic?

Are questions asking about a feature of an emulator solely be on-topic? According to the fourth bullet in What topics can I ask about here?, "game-specific hardware and utilities" is on-topic. There ...
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Should it be written in the topics page that questions asking about a broad overview of a game world are offtopic?

I don't really have a good name for it, but Questions that ask, broadly, what is the lore behind a game, like this one. What is the backstory of the Witcher's world creation? I think we should ...
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

There have been a few questions on Arqade asking for technical explanations for specific in-game glitches or exploits in singleplayer games. Has fishing/surfing on the Gym statues in Pokemon Gen I ...
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How should we treat Minecraft Command questions that do not include any kind of code?

I've noticed an influx in minecraft-commands questions recently where the questions do not have any kind of code. Take this question and this question for example. Now, on StackOverflow, there is a ...
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defining “concrete reference” in function of ITG questions [closed]

So we have already restricted questions tagged with identify-this-game to "only allowed with concrete reference to the game", which in the tag wiki is defined as "a screenshot, video, etc". My ...
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Should we make an exception to the “Identify This Game” ban if the question explicitly states the series or franchise the game is from?

There has been some discussion in chat about allowing "identify this game" questions if the asker can narrow the game down to being part of a specific franchise or series. This discussion is prompted ...
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Are Questions about mods compatibility on topic?

As per this meta post, it is clear that Questions about Mods themselves or their gameplay are on-topic. What I am not clear about is, are questions about mutual compatibility of two mods on-topic? ...
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Is it OK to ask how to setup a gaming server?

I asked a question about how to setup a Black Ops server, but it immediately got voted down: How to setup a dedicated Call of Duty Black Ops Server? Is this question not appropriate for this site?