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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Are (logic) puzzle games allowed on this site?

This is not obvious from the FAQ. Are (logic) puzzle games on-topic? Although some logic puzzles are made on paper, most of them are available as computer games (even the ones that are also made on ...
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How should we approach recommendation questions containing real technical problems?

This new question poses an actual question in spite of asking for recommendations: How Do I Livestream Games? How should we approach the above question? The current answers seem to suffer from the ...
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What happened to “One 'object' per answer?”

I recently asked this question and I got downvoted and hated and closed into oblivion. I dident even use the 'B' word! I simply asked for people to give one recommendation per answer so people could ...
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Leniency and migration - The Hardware Policy revisited

Super User doesn't like games - anything which remotely reeks of it is carted here without a second thought. And, apparently, they are now concerned that we might migrate stuff over there without ...
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Establishing an official “No Shopping Recommendation” policy

We haven't actually established an official anti-shopping recommendation policy. There has been one off-hand suggestion and one strangely scoped and strangely phrased question. Super User has such a ...
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What is the point of “help me remember this game” questions? [closed]

UPDATE: As of 16/3/2012, Questions asking for help identifying a game are now prohibited on the site, unless you have an actual artifact from the game such as screenshots or audio clips. For ...
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Video conversion question

There is a controversy regarding badp's What is the simplest way to re-encode Fraps recordings to something more sensible? question, as evident both in that question's comments and in chat room ...
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Policy on tech support questions related to games

I noticed the question i3 core performance problems migrated from Superuser to Gaming. It is essentially a tech support question about Linux graphics driver problems/performance. I personally think ...
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Does this site support the computerized versions of board games?

Does this site support the computerized versions of board games? Computer mahjong, computer chess, etc? I'm asking because Board and Card Games is debating here whether they will support them. Their ...
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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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Cloning questions for different versions?

Does it make sense to clone a question for a different version of a game? For example I saw What happens to the bonuses when I build a city in a special resource tile? and immediately wanted to know ...
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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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Are questions about games that won't start wanted here?

We have a question over on Super User about why a game doesn't start. I suggested he try here instead as SU has a no game-questions policy. But the another user wondered if questions like that are ...
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Are questions about mods on topic?

Are questions about mods to game on topic? For example "How can I play as infernal in Fall From Heaven II" for Civ IV. Related: What's the stance on mods to PC games?
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Are questions of realism on topic?

Are questions of realism on topic? Is it on topic to ask whether Dwarf Fortress represents metallurgy correctly, or whether Call of Duty illustrates the firing of a certain firearm correctly? ...
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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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PS3 Blu-ray Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed? Would they be on topic? Technically, they have nothing to do with games, but the PS3 is a gaming console, and many of us ...
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Should hardware shopping recommendations be considered on topic or off topic?

Well, I originally put down an iron fist but I figure let's open a meta discussion anyway. Incident: Looking for a 22-26" LCD TV for gaming on consoles and PC [closed] Our previous thread on the ...
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How to handle questions which may require a seedy answer?

In regards to this question, I am not sure but I feel the answer requires a 'hack' of some sort. At least something that would violate a ToS. That fact that nobody has answered it makes me think it ...
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How is this Off Topic?

My question posted here: Where can one find a list of players ranked by achievement points? was closed as "Off Topic" and I fail to see how a question about a game, and the scoring system within is ...
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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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Coin-op/arcade gaming on topic?

Just wanted to check if old arcade/coin op gaming is on topic? I would assume so but wanted to check first.
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What differentiates a “Game Design/Development” question from a question that belongs on this site?

Game design and development questions are considered off-topic, and should be asked on the corresponding Stack Exchange sister site. But what defines a question as being about game development? How do ...
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Do we allow questions about how to set up a computer for certain games?

Specifically, do we allow questions about which ports are used by which games, to enable firewall administration, or would that belong elsewhere? I vaguely remember questions of this nature being ...
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Dual-posting on gaming and gamedev

What is the intended policy for questions like this? Gamers have opinions on them as well, and game-dev vs gam-ing sites can be a fine line. Would it be reasonable to dual-post such things? Surely, ...
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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 ...
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Are questions that are meant to find games of very limited genres be allowed?

Hi, I notice this thread was closed due to be subjective and argumentative https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1835/what-are-some-good-turn-based-tactics-titles-for-the-pc-closed. I found in ...
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Are questions about adult-themed games allowed?

Are questions related to adult-themed video games allowed on Arqade? I've posted a related question at here.
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Closed “voice chat apps” question

I am not sure why https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2752/pc-voice-chat-software-closed was closed... our leading FAQ proposal lists that questions regarding software tools which are commonly ...
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I'm noticing a decrease on List of X and game-recommendation questions

Anybody else noticed it or is it just me being hopeful? Are we succeeding in steering the site into pure Q&A? If so, this would be faster than I had hoped
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Do “mod-development” questions belong here?

This is a continuation of "do "map-editor" questions belong here". I'd say mod-making typically revolves around reprogramming game aspects, reskinning or replacing models, changing sound effects and ...
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What's the policy regarding “easy” questions?

More than once I have come across a question which could be solved with very little effort on the submitter's part. While I risk sounding like a pompous elitist by asking this question, I personally ...
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Are Esports related questions permitted?

Esports are a culture that has grown up around gaming where gamers compete at various games in professional style events (often for money). Some examples of these organizations: MLG CAL MSL The ...
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Do “map-editor” questions belong here?

This question is similar to "do "mod-development" questions belong here". What is our stance about game customization using built-in tools provided by the company, as opposed to customization using ...
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Game directed software questions

I want help installing lubbofancontrol under bootcamp on my mac for the specific reason that it should increase gaming performance. Should I ask that here or on superuser? I know it's a SU-...
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Are questions regarding game server administration on topic?

Many multi-player games allow you to run public or private servers on your own. Are questions about the administration of these servers applicable for this site? Examples would be something like - "...
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Should we allow questions about commonly used gaming terminology?

For example, this question: What does the term "carebear" mean in Eve Online?, or a hypothetical question about what "gg" means. Do they fall under this site's purview?
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Are suggestions really subjective enough to close?

If people are asking for any suggestions for a game genre or a game that fits a specified niche. Is that really subjective enough to warrant a close vote? I agree that "Best of X" and "Suggest a fun ...
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What's the official stance on hacked/modded consoles?

Is it legitimate for a user to ask a question about a hacked or modded game console, provided said question is about gaming on it? For example, would/should we shut down a question about running MAME ...
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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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Are non-video game questions (Board, Card, etc) allowed on this site?

Do we accept questions about non-video games? With the Board & Card games site proposal, I would guess no, but it is not blazingly obvious from the Gaming Stack Exchange site itself.
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Should we avoid all legal questions?

On Super User (and probably on others), legal questions are usually closed, or at least refrained. The simple reason is that we are not lawyers, we are computer users (and here, gamers). As such, we ...
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Question about the iPod Touch and iPad

Can the iPod Touch/iPad be considered a portable game console?
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Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed?

Should non-game related gaming console questions be allowed? Some question might be "Does Blu-Ray work for XBox 360"? Should these be allowed because they are a gaming console or are they better ...
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“Looking-for-game” [duplicate]

I've played a lot of games in the past, and sometimes I forget their name but am curious of finding it again. Here's an example of such a question I have asked Now, I consider these sort of ...
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Facebook games questions

In the definition phase we started discussing if questions on facebook games should be allowed. I'd like to start that discussion again, my vote would be no Another example

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