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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Questions about game credits

I want to know the name of the artist that created the box art for a game called Driller that was released in 1987 Here is the wikipedia page for the game: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driller_(...
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Why just ban Minecraft modding tech support?

As we are making the Minecraft mod technical questions ban super-duper official with a close-reason and everything, I feel that this question remains in dire need of a satisfactory answer: Why just ...
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What should an Off Topic Close Reason for Minecraft Crash Dumps look like?

So, we've seemingly come to a conclusion that Minecraft tech support/crash dumps are a thing we don't like and don't want to tangle with. People are starting to close these with custom reasons, and it ...
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What are the rules of Minecraft Mod questions? [duplicate]

We have had quite a few questions regarding Minecraft mods, some along the lines of "Mods crashed. Halp". A lot of these get closed, which is understandable. Unmodded Minecraft crashes are hard enough ...
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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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Gaming.SE turning into a helpdesk

Questions like these make me feel like gaming.SE is turning into a help-desk. These questions should, in my humble opinion, be considered off-topic since the help-desk of the game/platform in question ...
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What is the correct response to an answer/comment to a question that involves piracy? [duplicate]

At John The Green's suggestion, I'm going to try to reword what I'm asking (again) to make it clearer to people. However, I'm going to keep the original below in case I somehow manage to make it worse....
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Questions asking for cheats in a game with non-competitive online multiplayer

We don't allow questions about cheats or exploits in online multiplayer games, but does this include games where players don't play against each other? For example, a cheat that would give a player ...
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Are we allowed to ask questions about the nintendo Smash Bros poll?

Recently there has been a big fire sweeping the internet regarding an official poll by Nintendo asking fans which characters they'd like to see in Smash Bros. This is exciting, but it also raises a ...
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Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

I'm tired of seeing terrible Minecraft crash log questions. I'm tired of closing them. I'm tired of posting comments asking for a shred of useful material. Tired of seeing the same errors repeatedly. ...
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Are overseas Games allowed?

My problem stems from a beta im in, however, that beta is currently on going in South Korea. So if I were to post a question about said game, would it be closed?
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Cheats in multiplayer games are banned, but what *is* a cheat?

In an early question in our site's history, we determined that questions about cheating in multiplayer games should be closed. But what exactly is a cheat? Third party tools? In-game exploits? Where ...
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Does the site allow for questions regarding how to obtain a software update?

I recently asked a question of how I can obtain the latest official patch for an old DOS game. The official site no longer provides the patch, and most other fan sites for the game have dead or ...
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Close Reason: Can my computer run X

I really feel like the "Can I run gametitle on my machine" questions are popping up a bit too often and from what i've seen so far there is no easy accessible information about this topic except for ...
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Are questions asking if certain gaming focused shops accept a specific currency on-topic?

So a question asking where to buy an XBOX Live Gold subscription with Bitcoins was asked yesterday, which was close as off-topic (and rightly so, since that was "Where to buy"). However, it appears ...
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Why is asking for payment-options flagged off-topic?

We got a question a few minutes ago which can be found here. I want to know why this got flagged as off-topic because i can't see reason for that. aytimothy gives the reason that this is about "pay ...
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Is it on topic to ask “help me remember this game?” [duplicate]

I have a computer game I played in the 90s that I can't remember the name of and am having trouble Googling. Is it on topic to post the details I do remember and ask if anyone knows the name of it?
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Is “Identify <character> from <game>” a subset of game identification?

Recently, a question was asked about identifying a boss/enemy/character in the original Sonic games. The asker is specific in his/her wording which helped narrow it down, but doesn't have tangible ...
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Discontinued browser game

I want to know something about a browser game that seems to have been discontinued. I'm not certain that it's been discontinued though. Is it appropriate to ask about the location of the game on this ...
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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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Should we intentionally seed questions for new games?

This is pretty much a follow up question to my previous one about my impression that we're not getting as many questions about new games as we used to. The main reason I propose this, and also the ...
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Are ios games on topic?

I have a few questions about ios games. But, I have a feeling that they belong on Ask different. Do they belong here? ie: What is the final dragon to unlock on dragonvale?
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Is a minimum level of interactivity required for something to qualify as a video game?

Video games generally have some level of interactivity, but some have very little. Do/should we require some minimum level of interactivity for something to qualify as a video game that is on topic ...
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Can we talk about Minecraft Mods?

Some mods aren't fully completed in Minecraft so there are many questions to be asked. Is it okay to ask these questions or do they go under a category of "Don't ask these questions"?
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Are Source Filmmaker questions on topic?

Based on this question on the big meta. Source Filmmaker is a video editing program built on the Source game engine. This makes it related to our site, but not definitively on topic. So, should we ...
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What should we do with foreign language posts?

So I'm going through the First Posts review and I find an answer that is in French. By the time that I see it, someone has edited in a Google Translate version of it. So now there's French and ...
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Where should I ask half-hardware-half-game-related questions?

If I had a question about hardware and a game itself (in particular, my hardware is malfunctioning and not all games/programs detect the hardware), should I be asking it here (at Arqade) or Super User?...
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At what point does it become “Developer intent”?

I have asked this question, and one of the first comments suggested that it was developer intent/required developer knowledge. I could be persuaded either way, so at what point does this kind of ...
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In what scenario is this Opinion-Based?

What format are most Hearthstone tournaments using? I edited my question to make it very clearly not opinion based and it went from being on-hold to closed. There is absolutely nothing opinion based ...
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Is “This question requires developer only knowledge” the same thing as developer intent?

The question I have in mind, in particular, is this one. There are arguments being made that this question is off topic because it requires developer insight in order to have a 100% authoritative ...
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Is sourcing a quote within Arqade's area of expertise?

Yesterday, I asked a question pertaining to the origin of a quote from MGS2. The question can be found here (Edit: The question has been removed since it is off-topic). Now the reason it is ...
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Are ingame content identification questions allowed?

I know game identifications are off topic, but would I be allowed to ask for a certain content ingame? For example "Hows the level with the tall trees called in [game]?"
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Would a question asking what's the hardest game in a genre be on-topic?

So asking relative question about what's the hardest game and everything acceptable? I'm new here so feel free to edit my question if you want.
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What defines a “Lore Question”

A lot of the time, when someone asks about a storyline or for clarification on a plot point, like this one about Dark Souls 2 or this one about Infinity Blade, a lot of the time they immediately open ...
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Are questions about ToCs/EULAs allowed?

Are questions which ask if something is allowed by a game's legalese allowed? For example: "Is it legal to have multiple accounts in the game?"
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Am I allowed to ask questions about a game which is in closed beta? [duplicate]

I have a WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta key and I played the closed beta of BF: Hardline, so now I ask myself, if I ever have a problem during a closed beta, am I allowed to ask a question about it or ...
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Where should I ask a question about character voice lines In different languages?

Looking to understand what Abel says during all his special moves in USF4, but I've searched online, and the only thing I can find are voice clips in japanese (but no subtitles) and english quotes. ...
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Graphics card question- does it go here or in Superuser

I have a problem with my graphics card sometimes not working. It's not limited to a single game. Would that question belong in Arqade or Superuser?
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Is reference clarification on-topic?

Some games (and not only games) contain references to popular books, films etc without identifying what they're referring to, probably assuming that it's popular enough for the player to know. Would ...
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Is “Historical Trivia” off-topic?

I recently asked a question about the origin of the term 'buff' and received a comment saying: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about historical trivia about the origin of a word....
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Can I ask a game identification question based on music?

The game-identificationtag's wiki states: These questions are allowed only if you have an actual screenshot, video, etc. of the game you want to identify Am I allowed to ask such a question ...
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Is it proper to ask about cpu specs?

I want to post a question about if a laptop I have my eyes on is powerful enough for hardcore gaming. Basically, is it ok to ask questions about software in collaboration with games on the website?
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Minecraft tech support

Also tech support questions in general. I've been a member of this site for some time and these questions seem to be common and often completely useless. We've all seen them- usually along the lines ...
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How to handle modplatforms

D2Modd.in is a relatively new platform that enables you to play mods for DotA2. It is fairly popular with 200.000 Users that tried the platform. How should we handle questions about this platform? ...
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Almost every answer is going to be opinion based, How can you possibly distinguish?

My point is that almost every answer to a question is opinion based. it will be very rare to find a single answer to any question and it is always what the "answerer" thinks is best. Many other stack ...
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Are questions about item viablility allowed?

I recently asked this question, it was "closed as primarily opinion-based". Why is it considered opinion-based? There are item stats and damage that the marksmen will be doing to be considered, and ...
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Should questions about system requirements be allowed?

Should we allow questions about system requirements for a game? They may be indirectly related to that game, but more asking what their computer needs to play it. I'm struggling to see how questions ...
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Is it appropriate to seek alpha/beta testers at the site?

My goal with my project is a space shooter inspired by games such as Tachyon: The Fringe, Battlezone 1-2, Freelancer, Homeworld, Elite and such space environments. I built a "pre-alpha" release. Now I ...
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“This question body does not meet our quality standards”

I'm trying to write a simple question that I could not find a full answer to after searching. I wrote it to be short and straight to the point, about two lines long, and it has no problematic grammar. ...
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Questions about player behavior in Online Games

In Online games the behavior of other players is a really important thing. Especially when it comes to competitive games or MMOs. Basically every game you aren't just in a small group (Coop zombie ...

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