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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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What does 'MSO' and 'MSE' mean?

I've seen the user “Community♦︎︎“ edit questions before and said 'migration of MSO to MSE links' in the edit desc. What does this mean?
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What does TL;DR mean?

Very often I find TL;DR in a post. It's usually in bold or like a title. What does it mean? Where should it be used?
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Are terminology questions that apply to more than one game on topic? [duplicate]

I have asked a question to find out what the term is for 3D objects that appear suddenly and disappear suddenly in 3D games when the player moves towards or away from them. What is the standard term ...
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What does 'OP' mean?

In many comments, I have seen the word 'OP', and I have inferred that this refers to the asker of the question. What I want to know is why OP means what it does. Is it an abbreviation? Is it just ...
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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 ...
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What does VTC mean?

I've been reading many times the term VTC from this question (Can there be a draw in League of Legends?) and each time I try to find the meaning, the results aren't what I'm looking for or doesn't ...
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What is an entire question down voted called? [closed]

I don't know if there is a problem but I found this question. IS there something wrong with it? They are all -1 voted.
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Do "game files" encompass all files of a game?

Inspired by kotekzot's correction. What is a term that encompasses both "saves" and "game files", as kotekzot sees it? How else would you define "game files" as kotekzot sees it as mutually exclusive?...