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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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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Is asking for robux off-topic?

I have learned that game piracy is considered off-topic in Arqade. Does it also count as off-topic if we ask how to get free robux in roblox?
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Why is this question about a game mechanic off topic?

(As a preface, I have no skin in the game with this particular question. I was just browsing and thought it looked interesting, but can't figure out why it's off topic.) The question Why do I turn ...
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Connection between The Eternal Cylinder, and War of the Worlds

I wish to ask about the connection between The Eternal Cylinder Game, and the classic War of the Worlds. For the latter, it was originally a book, but then leading to the iconic TV show, there was ...
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Are Cosplay specific questions on or off topic?

Where can I find the same suit as the guy from the logo wears in Watch Dogs Legions? The question is asked pretty badly, and would still be recommendations, but would a question worded as 'What is ...
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Would a question about uploading images from Xbox be considered off topic?

I took a on my Xbox One this morning and I wanted to upload it to One Drive so I could share it with other people. But when I checked One Drive it said the video was a picture and not a video. I tried ...
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How to handle requests for help bypassing a VPS/website block in order to play games?

This question was closed because a user requested help in bypassing a school-imposed lockout in order to play a game. While the OP insinuated that the request is for finding alternative sites, such a ...
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What should Minecraft mod crashes be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods (which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" ...
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Is a question about the “why” behind a technical part of an emulator allowed?

I'd like to ask about why PS2 emulators can't/won't play PS1 games when the physical PS2 was actually able to play them, but I have an inkling that it's off topic here. Is that the case?
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The site doesn't know what subjective means [duplicate]

I was asking a question earlier, "Can you pause the game in Starbound?" A little popup appeared and told me off - "This question seems to be subjective and is likely to be closed" I'd argue that the ...
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Can “What is the seed for this Minecraft image” questions be asked?

I have asked 2 questions about Minecraft seed images so far, 1 of them have a score of 5, and another having a score of 1. Of course, both of them did not get answered with the correct answer, and the ...
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Graphics Cards: Rendering a New Model for the Meta

The topic has come up in relation to this question, and at least from my point of view, has caused quite a stir in the community. It would seem that the community is split on the issue of graphics-...
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Update the Help Center to list game currency sellers (Gold Selling) as off-topic

With this question that has been deleted only a few minutes ago, a flaw in our What topics can I ask about here? Help Center article has been raised. The question was where to buy credits online, ...
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Are questions about the social rules/etiquette of a multiplayer game in-scope?

I've recently been playing a massively-multiplayer game in which an informal or semi-formal honor code or code of conduct has taken root among most players. The rules not only require adherence to the ...
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Are questions on why 2 quite similar gaming companies handle a particular aspect very differently on-topic?

I want to ask why Sony and Nintendo handle indie games and community building so differently even though they're both Japanese multinationals. Would this question be on-topic or be made on-topic?
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How much scripting support is allowed for Minecraft commands?

(As will become apparent when you start reading, I'm talking about Java Edition.) Commands in Minecraft are very versatile, and new updates are making them even more versatile. There are lots of ...
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Can we try and recognise game-rec questions before they're asked? [duplicate]

game-rec questions often contain words such as "suggest", "similar", "recommend". Can we have a notice displayed when question titles that look like game-recs that ...
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Does the ban on game identification cover custom game levels?

I am looking for a particular level wad file from Doom II. Is this allowed, or is it banned via the "Requests for game identification based on personal recollection alone" exclusion? I read this, but ...
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What questions am I not allowed to ask?

I really don't want to ask a question that will get me temporarily banned. Am I allowed to ask for reputation? Am I allowed to ask if I can get people to give me some feedback on my posts?
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The 'What topics can I ask about here?' Help Center page is out of date [duplicate]

The help center currently only lists the following topics as off-topic: Game and Mod Development (try the Game Development Stack Exchange instead) Speculative questions about developer intent, ...
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What should we do about piracy-specific-bug questions? [duplicate]

A flag just came in to the close queue, and I thought about it a lot. As you might know, some games add an intended bug/glitch to the game if they detect that the game was pirated. This is usually ...
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Are questions regarding modded game systems, including homebrew, considered off-topic? [duplicate]

As the title suggests..... By modded consoles, I mean consoles that have either hard or soft mods on them, such Free McBoot and RGH respectively. Additionally, by homebrew, I mean applications like ...
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Are questions about professional training simulators on-topic?

Over the past few decades, formal professional training systems have been crossing over more and more with traditional video game technologies and tropes. For example, professional-grade flight ...
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Why are questions about piracy and related issues off-topic?

This site seems to have a harsh policy regarding piracy, and it makes me wonder. However, I am sure that there do exist grounds to ban questions regarding pirated games. If you admit using an old, ...
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We shouldn't help users run pirated software [duplicate]

Edit: There does seem to be a bit of confusion from some people about my stance, so I want to be perfectly clear: We shouldn't require users to prove they own a copy of the game, and we should assume ...
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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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What's bad in helping someone move their save files from a cracked game?

This question was asked and closed: The Binding Of Isaac: move stats from pirated version to legal, steam-bought version? How is it suddenly not a good idea to help a person move their progress from a ...
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Can I ask about how to support black game developers?

Because of current events, I'd like to ask a question (doesn't really matter whether on meta or on the main site) about how to find and support black game developers, or otherwise support the Black ...
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Is asking for code off-topic?

I like glitches, but I really don’t know much about games and their code. If I’m asking about a glitch (e.g. an iron golem falling through the floor in MC Dungeons), can I ask for specific code that ...
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Is asking for the highest score of a game on-topic?

This question just got asked: What is the highscore for each vehicle on Countryside? (Hill Climb Racing) I have the feeling it's off-topic, but I don't really know why. It's trivial, it doesn't add ...
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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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Is it on-topic to ask for a game which is set in a real world location?

On the one hand, it is not opinion based. On the other, there is no single definitive answer. I don't care about the kind of game, but would like to explore some places where I have lived, for ...
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Are questions about natural languages appropriate?

This is an expansion of the discussion over at this question, which I'll quote here. The meaning of the German words in Commandos I played the game a lot and was always fascinated with the ...
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Adjusting the Game Identification off-topic reason to call for credible references

Since this happened, and the voting for questions of that kind is erratic, can we please just adjust the description of the off-topic rule for game-identification? Currently this is Game-...
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Can I link to a replay and ask what I should have done differently?

Can we post a replay of say, a Starcraft 2 match, and have the question be about what I should have done differently?
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Why was the Game Identification ban decision enforced when the result was not clear-cut?

Why does the rule prohibiting Game Identification exist? I was told that the decision was taken here: What should be done with questions asking for game identification? - Is it possible to cancel or ...
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Question posted in a language other than english and was closed. Should I translate it and vote to reopen it?

The question ¿Como puedo pasar de aplicación a externa (archivo)?Minecraft PE [closed] was closed for being written in Spanish instead of English. I know Spanish, so I can translate it into English. ...
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Should character specs be considered an off-topic question? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to SE and I've become sort of an addict to these sites. In my daily scouring of gaming.SE, I've noticed some questions regarding what the best specs/skills are to pick up for your ...
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Are the rules or details of speedrunning specific games on topic?

Today I answered a question regarding why it's impossible to do a 100% kill nightmare speedrun in Doom 2; which to me seemed on topic regarding speedruns, which have been discussed on meta before. ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

Update: The Modded Minecraft Close Reason review is underway. See the following post: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - Let's Review It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion ...
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Questions about MTG rules and gameplay strategies for physical card games should not belong here [duplicate]

Take games like Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. I feel questions on card rulings and/or gameplay strategies should belong on Board & Card Games, as they already carry a load of ...
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Is it ok for me to post a question detailing the consequences for the GTA series after Dan Houser leaves Rockstar?

After seeing multiple titles on the internet about any updates for the next GTA 6 release I came upon some bad news. Apparently, Dan Houser is quitting Rockstar Games. Multi-Era Vice City is in the ...
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Are hardware settings on-topic?

I would like to ask about nVidia GPU's, G-Sync monitors and in-game framerate capping. In this instance, specifically for Destiny 2. I've had a read of Superuser on-topic advise, and it prohibits ...
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Is it ok to ask poll-type questions?

The question I want to ask is: Title: [poll] Would you switch to a pay-as-you-go game server hosting service? Tag: poll, hosting, minecraft-server Body: The goal is to make game ...
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Are questions about games on specific servers on topic?

I've been playing Skyblock on Hypixel and I've had a few questions that the wiki doesn't seem to answer. Would I be able to ask these questions or questions about any other games on here?
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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

This question that I asked, about what the video games being referenced in a DOOM Eternal screenshot were, got closed for being off-topic for reasons I don't fully understand. Now, re-reading the [...
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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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Are questions about names of in game music on topic?

I recently saw that this question about a song that plays on GTA Online was closed as Off-topic, with Wrigglenite saying in the comments: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's ...
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Can you ask how to pass a stage? What tag should I use?

If you want to ask about a certain objective, or what do you have to do to pass a stage in a video game, is this allowed on Arqade? If so, which tag do you use for the question when it isn't one of ...
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Should World of Warcraft Questions Be Closed?

I think we should close World of Warcraft questions and direct them to Epic Advice. I would assume most WoW questions would have already been answered or would receive better responses at Epic Advice.

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