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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
1answer
109 views

Ok to ask for alpha and beta testers?

Omnichess is an application I am planning on developing until release. I'd like to find volunteer alpha and beta testers for it, and was wondering if it was appropriate to ask for them on the arqade ...
-2
votes
1answer
93 views

Are “Pronunciation” questions on-topic? [duplicate]

There are other questions about this topic, particularly this one, but they seem to be about a particular subject. IMO, the answers also appear to be a bit opinionated or subjective, so I'm just ...
2
votes
1answer
105 views

Are questions where the answer is “Contact support” off topic?

Questions about account support such as this one crop up occasionally. These questions are almost always closed as off-topic, with a recommendation to contact support instead. Another example that's ...
3
votes
3answers
226 views

Is asking us to identify a genre on-topic?

We had a question posted recently: There are games of this kind? I voted to close this as a game-rec, but I'm not 100% sure that that's correct. I think the asker basically wants to know if a ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Are obvious questions, or questions that are extremely easy, but have no concrete evidence on-topic?

I recently came across and answered Who are the Trainers. It currently has a -3 vote as of this posting, and GarrettJ has posted a comment: Probably because the answer is obvious. Like all games, ...
16
votes
2answers
325 views

Why can't we ask a question about the etymology of a concept linked to the gaming industry?

Today, I opened this question: What is the etymology of the term "Console Wars"? where I asked where the "Console War" concept was coming from. I was asking if it was first mentioned in a magazine ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Asking about map editors, where to ask? [duplicate]

"Arqade" is a site where you ask for games, dudes and etc. My question is about where I have to post a question related with game editors like "Badland's level creator (android)" or "Hammer world ...
23
votes
7answers
597 views

Are questions about hardware design decisions classified as “developer intent” questions?

Specifically, this question about why the original Game Boy had a four-color palette. It's been asked, closed, reopened, unilaterally closed, and now has three additional re-open votes. There's been ...
7
votes
4answers
355 views

Are questions about terminology not limited to games on topic?

There is quite some comment traffic on this question concerning the on-topic-ness of the question. It is currently on hold with one vote to reopen, and I'm personally inclined to vote to reopen, but ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Where should we direct users asking questions on technical support for modded games?

I was recently informed that questions involving Minecraft mods are off-topic. As a new user to Arqade who is attempting to help out the community, where should I direct users asking questions on this ...
22
votes
2answers
308 views

Are speedrunning techniques and strategies on-topic here?

I recently started learning how to speedrun Super Metroid. There are lots of YouTube and Twitch videos for specific, well-known strats (e.g. short-charging, Kraid quick-kill, etc.), but I see many ...
23
votes
2answers
491 views

Why is “what is an RPG” opinion based?

We just had a question up about what made a game an RPG. The question was downvoted, and quickly deleted. The question was also flagged and backed as opinion based. Which makes me wonder why this ...
7
votes
5answers
418 views

Should we migrate this to English SE?

Someone recently asked a question about the difference between two English words: What's the difference between “Bug” and “Glitch”? Although these terms are sometimes used in gaming, it really seems ...
2
votes
2answers
56 views

Are questions asking whether a game based on a certain setting exists on topic?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/256291/is-their-a-gravity-falls-game We were discussing this in Chat (relevant discussion: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/27736501#...
2
votes
1answer
759 views

Are questions about software for gaming hardware on-topic?

I have a Razer gaming keyboard, which comes with a software/driver package called Razer Synapse. This software is required to change many of the settings associated with the keyboard, such as ...
3
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
92 views

Where would I ask about designing games indie-style

From something like a 2D android app similar to chess with different mechanics though, to other styles of gaming like a shooter. Where would I ask about what and how I could acquire a program like ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Blade and Soul gold?

This question (new user) asks for the best place to buy gold for Blade & Soul. In a couple of minutes, an answer has come for a specific site (also new user, different one). It smells like spam to ...
14
votes
1answer
175 views

Are questions about Skyrim's creation kit allowed here/on-topic?

I have not seen any questions about the creation kit and this makes me wonder if these types of questions are allowed here? The creation kit is technically a separate program but it is used ...
13
votes
0answers
141 views

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, ...
5
votes
1answer
69 views

How can you vote to close as blatantly off-topic?

I've just reached 3k reputation today and earned the close and reopen votes privilege. Before I had this privilege, I was able to flag many questions as Blatantly off-topic, if they had nothing to do ...
-1
votes
2answers
127 views

What's wrong with asking about using handheld units as TV console controllers?

Here's my complaint: I recently asked a question about using the Nintendo DS as a controller for the Wii, something which I thought would bring a detailed answer about if this is possible, and if not ...
-6
votes
2answers
404 views

I asked a question that they didn't know how to answer, so they flagged it?

How do I deal with a situation where I am /trying/ to ask a question, but everyone is telling me I'm not? I mean, clearly, I am asking a question. I can see the question, I can see how it is ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Questions about eSport competition prizes [duplicate]

A user recently asked a question about gaming competition prizes. The question strikes me as off-topic, since it's not actually related to the game itself. The only other meta question I could find ...
24
votes
1answer
340 views

Security Update Breaks Old Games

There was recently a security update by Microsoft implemented for Windows 7, 8 and 10 that completely destroys native compatibility with a very large handful of old games, namely anything with ...
13
votes
3answers
365 views

What should we do with two similar styles of “history” question?

We currently have two very similar types of questions that are handled very differently according to past consensus and precedent: Questions asking about the origin of a particular feature, differing ...
7
votes
1answer
282 views

How to ask about the history of keyboard trends in gaming? [duplicate]

I asked a question about the history of the use of F5 for saving in games. It was closed for the reason of "Questions asking for help identifying a game, whether based on a description, or feature ...
4
votes
0answers
133 views

Are questions about a game universe's lore on topic on the gaming stack exchange? [duplicate]

I've asked a couple questions so far about lore or backstories, and have received mixed feedback. I have read the FAQ and I would think it sort of fits in with "Plot and characters in games", but it's ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

issue regarding “Unrelease game” in public beta versus legal implications

A meta post I seen a while ago argued that a question should not be closed in regards to asking about a game that has not been released, if the game in question is accessible. This mostly concerned ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Is there a difference between hacking and edging your chances?

If a user asks us about a way to better his/her abilities in a game do we flag it or answer it. For example: If the user wanted a way to increase their FOV in a game which would increase their ...
20
votes
3answers
457 views

What exactly is technical support?

Earlier this year, we decided that modded Minecraft crashes, specifically, should be off-topic, which is a decision that I, personally, have had concerns about, fearing that a rule about a particular ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

Just to clarify: are game-recommendations off topic on Arqade?

I tried to make sense of it and failed. I have questions about kind of games I like and would like to know games depending on different factors at time. I am lost because the question asked and the ...
-3
votes
1answer
173 views

Multiple questions within one question [duplicate]

I'm specifically referring to this question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/240067/vac-banned-in-csgo-but-not-vac-banned-in-steam-profile-or-any-other-game Now this question seems to be ...
21
votes
6answers
677 views

Is font identification really a gaming skill?

We've gotten another question asking us to identify a font from a game. We have a few of these, so I think it's time to at least discuss this subset. For the moment, we seem to be using our game ...
4
votes
2answers
110 views

Is asking about the reasons behind game mechanics off-topic?

Resulting question on Game Development. I've recently been pondering a question of the reason behind a certain game mechanic used in many games. I was going to ask it on Arqade as the Ask > On-Topic ...
24
votes
2answers
478 views

What do we do with questions that ask you to describe a game?

Recently, there was a question asking what Starbound is and what platforms it is available for. I'll paste it below since it is currently closed and might end up deleted, and since the original user ...
8
votes
2answers
337 views

Can I ask a question whose answer changes regularly?

The question I want to ask is How many 2* champions are there on Marvel Contest of the Champions? This questions has an answer today, but if the developers add a new character next week the answer ...
-4
votes
1answer
151 views

help me get my game account back plz i nee- NO, NO, NO

I think we've all seen these sorts of questions before. You know the ones, you have new users coming in to the site asking away... ...and they're asking us to help get their account back on Clash of ...
13
votes
1answer
413 views

Could someone explain why build order questions for RTS games are being closed as too broad?

I recently asked 2 questions regarding build order strategies for Age of Empires: Cho Wars RM Hills One has been closed for being too broad, and the other looks like it is about to head along the ...
5
votes
2answers
208 views

Difference between on-topic “questions about plot” vs off-topic “speculative questions about developer intent”

According to the on-topic help page "questions about plot" are on-topic and "speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative" are off-topic. Here is the ...
7
votes
2answers
434 views

Is asking about the existence of a soundtrack considered a “game rec”?

My question, Who composed the soundtrack for the Tangled video game? First off, I knew it was a gamble asking since it's mildly peripheral to the video game itself, and it came close to asking for ...
0
votes
2answers
248 views

Why does Game Identification require pictures, audio or screenshots?

If you cannot remember what a game is called, how can you have footage or screenshots? Unless it's in a YouTube video (or any other video sharing site). A game is identifiable through a list of ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Would a change in format re-qualify this question?

I seen this question, which had been closed for the obvious reason of asking for a game recommendation. TL,DR: OP is asking for recommendations, trying to find a game that is like Agar.io, but plays ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Can/Should a question be moved once it has been answered?

This question is having issues with Minecraft after a PC reset (I believe it roughly equates to a format). Depending on what the solution is, it's possible that this question might be better suited on ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Why is the Question about a range of possibilities too broad?

I just came online a few min ago and the first thing I found was this question on hold because it's too broad and I can't figure out the reason for that. I don't play TF2 however the question is ...
13
votes
3answers
556 views

Should “how do I attack this base?” questions be considered off-topic?

Certain types of games, such as Clash of Clans, seem to attract quite a few questions asking how to attack a specific player's base. These questions are usually titled "How do I attack this base?" (or ...
7
votes
1answer
296 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
144 views

Are care & maintainence questions on topic?

Can I ask questions about taking care of (cleaning, repairing, etc.) games and/or game-related equipment (consoles, controllers, other accessories)?
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Site scope for game technical questions

When I read this question (which is in the hot network list as I'm writing this question), my first reaction was that it was off-topic, and should be on SuperUser. Yet, I saw that the highest voted ...
26
votes
0answers
251 views

A potentially better way of dealing with crash report questions

We've all seen them, endless machine-meandering about something that went horribly wrong because someone tried to modify their game. Because they're a self-replicating problem, searching for them ...

1 2 3
4
5
10