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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What, if any, policy changes should we make to account for the recent changes to the AUP regarding sexually explicit content?

The Acceptable Use Policy has been updated. Among other changes, it now allows sexually explicit content in certain circumstances: Sexually Explicit Material. You may not post content, or links to ...
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Can I ask about a game in regards to a console or system?

Say I want to ask a question about whether Rainworld, a game famed for being incredibly difficult, is good on the Switch, due to the console's limited accuracy (unlike the PC, which has high accuracy)....
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Should the "Which games use a neural network to influence gameplay?" question be reopened?

Recently, the question, Which games use a neural network to influence game play? was closed as an off-topic game identification question and left closed in the Reopen review queue. Should it be ...
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Are Steam media (avatars, profile backgrounds, banners, etc.) made in celebration of an event valid artifacts for game identification?

I've recently posted a question: Which visual novels are represented by the animated avatars in the 2023 Steam Visual Novel Fest? Timmy Jim ♦ has commented that: I don't know if these .gifs qualify ...
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Would this question about Binding of Isaac inner working be good for the site?

I just wanted to get some insight on this question I was thinking about, as I fear it may be too hard to answer. Yet we know similar mechanics for games like Pokemon, so it is not technically ...
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Is it ok to ask "what is the best ___" question?

Is it alright to ask this kind of question? E.g. what is the best sword in Hypixel Skyblock Minecraft? Or no because it can be subjected to different opinions?
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Game identification question based on description from memory [duplicate]

I was hoping to ask a game-identification question, basing my description of the text-based RPG on memory. But the tag description states: Only ask if you have a screenshot, video, or audio clip from ...
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Will questions on the workings of NexusMods be on-topic here?

I like to know more about the ways in which NexusMods has treated their modders. I remember in 2021 they announced they would no longer support modders deleting their own creations, which caused some ...
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Is Arqade.SE a (relatively) good place to ask Linux gaming questions?

I noticed there is a Linux tag on Arqade.SE, as well as many Linux gaming-related tags. How would an experienced user rate this site for Linux gaming questions, including installation, graphics ...
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Are questions confirming 100% completion possibility on topic?

Before sinking the time into properly developing such a question, I wanted to confirm if questions asking about the possibility of 100% completing a game is on-topic for this site. With complex games ...
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Should we allow an identification question for a game CD or game bundle that lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself?

A game-identification question was recently asked to identify a game bundle in a game CD but lacks a media or screenshot of the game CD or game bundle itself. I've voted to close it but it was left ...
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Where do we stand on Mod Identification Questions?

Not too long ago, a question was asked to identify a mod in Minecraft: Can someone help me find this Minecraft mod name? There is a ten year old meta question about Mod Identification: Mod ...
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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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Are questions about running non-games on gaming hardware on-topic?

To elaborate on my question take the Steam Deck, which is designed as a handheld console, however, does have a "desktop" environment and can be used as a PC. From the tour I understand that ...
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Should the "upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage" question be reopened?

This is about the currently closed question: What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage? It had been left closed in the reopen review queue. I don't think the above question ...
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Should AutoHotkey and similar questions geared towards remapping keys/moving cursors/automation be allowed?

A question was recently asked about the Linux-only AutoKey, which is a scripting application that allows you to create hotkeys among other things. This is similar to the (Windows-only) AutoHotkey, ...
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I have a potential recommendation question

I want to make sure this won't break the rules, so I'm asking here first. I am on the final trophy of Pacman World Repac, which is to beat level 9 of Original Pacman. There 3 are patterns to follow, ...
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What do we do with questions about games that can no longer be played?

So City of Heroes shut down over the weekend. There is no longer any way to play it, as the servers went dead. Now, we only have seven City of Heroes questions, so there's not a lot of content, one ...
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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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Are questions regarding how to spend rare resources on-topic?

A game I am playing has a rather rare resource, which I am uncertain how to spend effectively. I would like to ask a question on what the best way to spend said resource would be, but I'm worried it ...
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Is Namco's F-1 (1976) in-scope?

Namco's F-1 (1976) electro-mechanical arcade racing game bears such strong resemblance to a "modern" video game that I'm wondering if it should be considered on-topic. The game itself is ...
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Can we ask about the specifics of mod incompatibility?

So we know that asking about mod related minecraft issues are off topic, but I was wondering if it was more specific, would that be on topic? For example; "I am using mod X and mod Y in my ...
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I have a question about AlphaStar. Is this the right SE to ask it?

AlphaStar is an AI that plays Starcraft 2. I want to know if AlphaStar can play FFA (free-for-all, basically there are 4+ players in the same game and the winner is the last player standing). Is this ...
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Is this question about modding on topic?

I cannot answer a simple question: how do people mod games if the source code hasn't been made public? This has been a point of interest for me lately. Unfortunately Why isn't it the norm for gaming ...
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Why is this question not about technical support for modded minecraft?

The question Recreate Item from NBT was reviewed as leave open by a moderator with no explanation, despite myself and three different close vote reviewers agreeing the question should be closed. It ...
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Is asking about getting a game ROM to run on a type of architecture off-topic?

Specifically, I own Pokemon Puzzle League, but I'd like to try and run it on my MacOS for easier screen capture. The problem is, on MacOS it doesn't run with Mupen64 emulator core. I can't find any ...
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When is it OK to start talking about new games?

While I anticipated some push back surrounding What new systems exist in Diablo 3?, I was surprised that the push back seemed to be about the timing rather than the fact that is was a "list" ...
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Does the media included in the "Naruto fighting game with Hulk and Homer Simpson?" question comply with our game identification policy?

This is about the game-identification question: Naruto fighting game with Hulk and Homer Simpson? According to our game identification policy - What are the requirements for asking a game ...
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Are ROM hacks considered piracy? [duplicate]

Are ROM hacks considered pirated software for purposes of site policies against supporting software piracy? ROM hacks typically take existing game images (typically those of yesteryear) and edit in ...
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Can we ask questions based on ROM hacks or randomizers?

This question is the one in question, it being a ROM hack of FireRed. This is not an officially released game, but a modified version of an official game. My question also extends to hacks like ...
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Why is my question closed and marked as off-topic?

I have big doubts and competency about closing my question. How can I find more old-school players from Kazakhstan? Please re-open again.
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Would a question about Genshin Impact team composition be opinion based? [duplicate]

Genshin Impact relies on building a team of various characters to leverage elemental reactions. A question might entail giving a players set of characters and asking for ideas on team builds. Possible ...
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Is asking how to hack Pokémon necessarily a multiplayer cheat?

We have a broad question on cheating in primarily single-player games that have a multi-player aspect. I want to ask about applying this principle specifically to Pokémon main-series games. These ...
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Asking questions about cheating in games that have a multiplayer setting?

So, a question has been posted recently about exploiting glitches in Minecraft; which is effectively cheating. The base rule for Arqade is that we do not support this in Multiplayer games. I don't ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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How would a question about recreating a game in another game be tagged?

Recently I have been trying to recreate a video game in another video game. I am planning on asking a question here, however I’m not sure exactly how I should tag this question. With both games? With ...
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Asking to identify the game based on keyboard combination only

The oldest question on identify-this-game-like questions that I found here is 7 years old. So my introduction question is whether this class of questions are or are not allowed here as of today (2021)?...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

The moderator team has noticed a handful of minesweeper questions which all amount to "How do I solve this exact Minesweeper board?", and we believe that these questions should be closed as ...
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Do we want to change our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions?

For over 5 years now, our policy is that "Is There a Term for X?" questions were not allowed, as per this meta. Since then, though, the votes on that meta have changed drastically. Community ...
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Should we re-open this Minecraft BE add-on Q&A?

I recently created the first post in a series of highly detailed Q&As related to add-on creation for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and during my research phase I came across this post about custom ...
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Should a question be closed because it does not align with a tag’s wiki?

I asked this question: Name for games that have abusive in app purchases I picked the best tag I could see for my question (terminology). My question was closed as “off-topic” because the terminology ...
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Q&A Proposal: How to create a custom item in a Minecraft BE add-on?

I've been thinking about it for a while, and this question helped solidify my thoughts on it. I think it would be beneficial to create a Q&A in order to answer the following basic questions, all ...
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Are MCBE "behaviour packs" on-topic?

If I understand it right, this question is about behaviour packs in MCBE. As far as I know, those are written in a regular programming language, just using an MCBE specific API. Are those questions on-...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

I noticed this question, which I personally had thought was a reasonable one, has been closed: Why does the scythe have a cooldown bar? Does it have a hidden ability? The close reason given is: ...
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Does exploiting a demo to access portions of the game locked behind the paid version constitute as Piracy?

If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below? Please note, however, that ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

I've been thinking about creating a second account on a specific MMORPG, but want to make sure that it is allowed before I go ahead. The game's Terms of Service (ToS) are written in such dense ...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I came upon a question asking for help with a particular achievement. The achievement is quite extensive.. you need to complete several hundred levels, although they are only asking for help with ...
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Do we allow questions on how to avoid or identify pirated games?

I know that we disallow questions on pirated games, but the questions that typically get closed under that reason are questions that directly relate to actually committing piracy and/or resolving ...
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Should questions on how to unlock DLC without paying be allowed?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/65381/risen-2-unlock-dlc-via-console (10k link) Should we allow content like this? It is basically just a cheat like it happened to be there in the good ...
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Would a question about brain activity during different video games be on topic?

I am interested to learn about any statistics on levels of brain activity during video games, specifically to learn about differences in games' effects on people's problem solving ability. (I am ...

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