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 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?
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Bugs and existence of fixes off-topic here?

I've received some polite assistance in comments about how to keep my questions here on-topic. Reading the guidelines though, it wasn't obvious to me at all that what I asked was off-topic. One ...
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What sort of requests for external resources does this site allow?

I was under the impression that as a rule, we don't allow questions asking for external, third party resources. However, as part of a minor debate that happened on this question, I realized that I ...
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Emulators and Roms [duplicate]

I just flagged a pair of topics regarding emulation today and wanted to stop by to check if I went about that correctly. One topic, Disabling Music on GBA Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, is requesting ...
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What comes first, rules or helpfulness?

Reading this question, 99% of the gamers probably can figure out what the game is 2 sentences in. I'm perfectly aware that we don't allow game identification because it would be too opinion based to ...
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It is appropriate to ask for in-game tips and tricks

It is appropriate to ask for in-game tips and tricks as long as I narrow down to a certain play-style, etc? For example : I ask for tips/tricks for improvement in Battlefield, stating that I like to ...
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To what depth can we ask about game mechanics (if at all)?

Note: this paragraph only refers to a particular example of where this might occur. I am also asking in the general sense. I'll do my best to try and explain exactly what I'm doing first of all. Below ...
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Should a reviewer do research when a question asks “when is feature X coming out?” before VTC?

Currently on Anime and Manga.SE when a question asks "when is Series X coming out?" or "will there be a Season # of X" i do a quick google search, if i find nothing creditable in the first 10 or so ...
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Roblox Programming Questions, Arqade, Stack-GD or Stack-O?

My question, which I was just about to post on the Main Site of Arqade, revolves around Ro-Lua. Otherwise 'Roblox Lua'. My question was to include some examples and to ask about certain Rotation-...
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Are questions about video-game specific hosting services on-topic?

So I posted https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/300630/what-causes-old-games-to-disappear-off-kongregate assuming that Kongregate would be considered a 'game-specific hardware or utility' (well,...
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Is theorycrafting off-topic?

Theorycrafting would probably be considered off-topic as those questions usually ask about certain details of game mechanics and (a lot of) maths, which would be a good reason to close them as OT. ...
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Are we allowed to post Project-like questions? If yes, should we post them on the Main Site or the Meta?

I want to do a project: finding hidden Minecraft recipies, that don't appear on the wikis. I want to ask users to do this toghether with me, in order to eventually find more recipies, and faster. ...
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Question and Answer Hand-Holding

In the last few days, a user has been asking a lot of questions about Skyrim and Skyrim and Skyrim and so on and so forth. I know we are a gaming-related question and answer website, but honestly, it'...
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How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade?

This is the question...in question. Arqade is an exchange about video games and the question certainly is about one, just on the hardware end.
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Would a question about a type of video games be acceptable?

I'm looking to post a question regarding open world games, and their relative size. Would a question like this be too broad if I narrowed it down to terminating worlds? The specific question is "...
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An undeserving question marked as off-topic?

So I'm a long-time user of Gaming StackExchange and I love the site, and today I posted the question If I activate game keys on Steam, am I supporting Steam? Everything was fine and I got a thorough, ...
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Would this type of question have a place?

I'd like to talk about a subject concerning all multiplayer (PC) games but it's not a regular question, is more of a thought I'd like to share and ask for opinion of others. I'm pretty sure the ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

Imagine a game had just an update. Some dedicated discussion server does the research and publishes the hidden and/or not so obvious changes included in that update, e.g. drop rate of XY. Is it then ...
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Would asking a question about “why something is” be on topic?

What I mean by this is if I asked a question about "why something is a certain way in the gaming industry," would it be on topic? For example: Why are some games region locked? Would a question ...
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Are questions about e-sports on topic? [duplicate]

I found this question: Why wasn't there a TSM vs RNG tiebreaker game? It's a question about the results of the biggest annual League of Legends competition in the world. I wasn't sure if this is ...
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Are questions about game saves on-topic?

Recently,one of my questions (0 net votes, 3 reopen votes, 1 delete vote), How does the export/import feature work in Kittens Game?, got put on hold as off-topic because "it is about save game ...
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Is asking how to get a game working on a jailbroken device on-topic?

Recently, some people haven't been able to play Pokemon Go because their phones are jailbroken. Would discussing how to get the app running on their phones be on-topic, or is that an area we don't ...
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Are questions about game connection problems on topic?

Are questions regarding difficulty connecting to a specific game on topic? I believe I've seen some questions that are often down voted regarding difficulty connecting to some game, but usually they ...
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Are questions about NVIDIA GeForce Experience (in relation to games) on-topic here?

Recently I had a question about something in NVIDIA GeForce Experience, specifically about its function in relation to games, and was about to post it, when I realised I didn't know for sure if it was ...
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What to do if a user posts multiple related and poor quality posts?

Today I've noticed a single user post 3 questions with titles starting with Main Support Item Build followed by a number (denoting which one of his posts it was). In each case, the question was a line ...
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Why are questions not related to games allowed?

You can see how many "non-game-related" questions there are solely for Playstation 4: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/ps4 Because computers can play games too, in theory every PC ...
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Where do I post computercraft questions?

I am coding with computercraft and I do not know where to post the questions - Arqade or Stack Overflow? Or both? If so how?
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Are questions about Anki Overdrive on topic here?

I'm wondering if questions about Anki Overdrive are on topic here. Arguments I can think of are: Pros You need mobile computers to play it Questions will be either about the cars and tracks (fits ...
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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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Let's address the Donphan in the room- should Pokemon Go tech support be off topic?

For context and precendent: Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no? In fact, I might as well copy paste it and make a few changes. I'm tired of seeing terrible "Pokemon GO won't ...
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Are questions about canceled games and consoles allowed if they are now accessible to the public?

I asked a question recently about the Nintendo PlayStation, a prototype for the unreleased SNES-CD periphreal. There was some question as to whether or not a question about a canceled console (or game ...
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Option to hide duplicate or closed questions

Can we have an option to hide duplicate or closed questions? It would be easier to read that way.
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Closing for off-topic, unreleased content per region?

With the release of Pokemon Go being staggered, not all regions have yet received an official release for the game. Due to this, I am seeing three potential categories for users: Those who installed ...
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Should I edit this question to be more generic?

I am referring to this question. The OP originally asks about purchasing and playing multiple copies of No Man's Sky, which is not currently released. (From what I understand of the rules of this ...
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How should we handle “why doesn't this game run” questions, when the askers posted specifications do not meet the minimum system requirements?

When I run into a computer based "why doesn't this game run properly" question, I immediately check the users reported system requirements against the minimum system requirements reported by the ...
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Are “What characters work well with this character?” acceptable?

A question I ask earlier today was put on hold, and will later be closed, for being primarily opinion-based (and probably too broad, upon reflection). One way that was suggested of narrowing it, while ...
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Should we allow questions about a unique item's price?

Question: How do I determine the value of a knife? Should we allow questions like this? They only help the asker, the answer only applies to the particular pictured item and there can be many answers ...
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Should I delete Questions?

If I'm on Arqade and one of my questions gets closed because it's off topic or it's marked as a duplicate, am I supposed to delete it or do I just leave it? Or, do I leave a comment or something? I ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

I noticed this behavior from a specific person already multiple times. While I fully understand that it is a good thing to provide interesting questions even if you know the answer, I feel kind of ...
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Should streamers be considered members of the industry for purposes of unreleased content?

In the moderator election questions, badp's suggestion provoked an interesting train of thought. I'll provide a little backstory. Dark Souls 3 was available to popular streamers well before the ...
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What would be the best fitting site for Warcraft movie lore questions?

I'm going to watch the film and - as someone that doesn't know much about Warcraft's lore - there will be some questions that will arise from it. However I'm not sure where to ask them. While I assume ...
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People who comment or action questions when they don't play the games themselves

A user made a comment on an Overwatch question, a game he clearly doesn't play: Also, this information is freely available, in game, where the player can freely view all hero audios. A clear ...
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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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Would questions about a piece of gaming-related software be classified as 'off topic'?

Say person A has a question. He has a piece of software, related to gaming, that is not functioning as expected. Is he able to ask for help on this problem?
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What is wrong with my question?

I am trying to write this question on arqade but i am repeatedly getting the error- This question does not meet our quality standards. The question is:- Today while playing clash royale, i opened a ...
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Are guide questions off topic?

I'm really confused. Strix says that this site is not for guides. Yet we have plenty of questions with guides covering strategies from Mobas, FPSs, RTSs, single player games, RPGs, etc. Are these ...
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On Trivia, Answerability, Character Identification and Fun

tl;dr at bottom This is Gaming, we don't take kindly to fun around here. - a Cat, May 11, 2012 I found the quote*, for those who saw my comment on this question. When I first saw it, I thought ...
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Minecraft server crashing questions [duplicate]

Shouldn't questions about minecraft servers crashing be flagged. They pop up all over the recent questions and usually never have an answer. They are too broad and there are countless different ...
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Do we want to support “Is there a term for x” questions?

We have a terminology tag, which makes sense. Sometimes, you run into a term in a game (or game related meta - I'm thinking of you, MOBAs, where I feel like I have to learn a whole new language...) ...

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